House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1786 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: March 1786 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 403-409. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116786 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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March 1786 1-10

DIE Jovis, 2o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Crewkerne 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 Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and from Crewkerne in the County of Somerset," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Rougemont and Guy's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Rougemont and Lewis Guy," was committed.

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six."

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. Holford and Mr. Eames:

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

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dover Harbour Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel North and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts of Parliament for the Repair of "Dover Harbour;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Tress's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Stephen Tress in the County of Sussex, in Trustees to convey the same, pursuant to an Agreement, for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses."

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

D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Camelford.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 17th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodging, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Order for Lords to be summoned discharged.

Moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, that all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States:" and for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce, between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom, with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hops Exportation to Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Exportation of Hops to Ireland."

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."

Leslies against Mackenzie and Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross-Appeal of Abraham Leslie Esquire, eldest Son, now alive, of the deceased John Leslie of Findrassie Esquire, and of Charles Leslie, the only other Son now alive of the said John Leslie; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of February 1786; and praying, "That the same, in so far as is complained of, may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alicia Mackenzie, Daughter of John Mackenzie in Cromarty, deceased, and William Forbes Merchant in London may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alicia Mackenzie and William Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 30th Day of this Instant March; 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.

Tewkesbury Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, and Places within the Town of Tewkesbury, and the Precincts thereof, in the County of Gloucester; for the Removal of present and Prevention of future Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; for regulating Carts and other Carriages, and ascertaining the Rates of Carriage; and for widening some Part of the Street called Church Street within the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salvidge to take the Name of Tutton, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Cornelius Salvidge, (now called Cornelius Tutton,) and the Heirs of his Body, to take the Surname of Tutton, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Tutton Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Meyer's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Mawbey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Conrad Meyer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Richard and Matthiessen's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Mawbey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Peter Richard and George Christian Matthiessen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 3o Martii 1786.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Morton.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States;" and for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hops, Exportation to Ireland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Exportation of Hops to Ireland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crewkerne Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and from Crewkerne in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rougemont and Guy's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Rougemont and Lewis Guy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Seven Oaks Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for en larging the Term of Two Acts of the Fifth and Ninth Years of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the repairing of the Roads from Watt's Cross to Cowden, and from Seven Oaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch Corner, and from Penshurst Town to Southborough in the County of Kent," 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."

Marine Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

Salvidge to take the Name of Tutton, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Cornelius Salvidge, (now called Cornelius Tutton,) and the Heirs of his Body, to take the Surname of Tutton, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Tutton Esquire deceased."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Kerr.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Leicester.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Dacre.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.

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

Richard and Matthiessen's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Peter Richard and George Christian Matthiessen."

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.

Meyer's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Conrad Meyer."

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.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with his Crown and regal Ornaments, and attended by his Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes,) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend Him immediately in this House;"

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow: (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "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-six."

2. "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six."

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

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

3. "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty for a limited Time certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States;" and for further continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America," with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

4. "An Act for consining for a limited Time the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland to Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British-built Ships actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

5. "An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

6. "An Act to regulate the Exportation of Hops to Ireland."

7. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and from Crewkerne in the County of Somerset."

8. "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham and in Pur beck in the County of Dorset."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

9. "An Act for naturalizing Louis Weltje and Alexander Von Mayersbach."

10. "An Act for naturalizing Andreas Emmerich."

11. "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Christopherson."

12. "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Rougemont and Lewis Guy."

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Worksop Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth and Darnall, to the North East End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield;" to which they dedesire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dod et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Dod of the Foreign of Reigate in the County of Surrey Yeoman, Richard Burt of the same Place Tanner, and John Bristow late of Reigate aforesaid Apothecary, but now of Newington Butts in the County aforesaid Gentleman, 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 Mr. Justice Willes and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, 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.

M. Stafford introduced:

Granville Leveson Earl Gower, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the First Day of March, in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, created Marquis of Stafford, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Marquis of Buckingham and the Marquis of Lansdown (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Walsingham, who officiated in the Absence of the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding. His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

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

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the First Day of March, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 6o Martii, 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Seven Oaks Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of Two Acts of the Fifth and Ninth Years of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the repairing of the Roads from Wat's Cross to Cowden, and from Seven Oaks Common to Crockburst Hatch Corner, and from Penhurst Town to Southborough in the County of Kent."

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.

Worksop Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop, in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth, and Darnall, to the North-East End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield."

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

Ld. Steward. L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bristol.
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.

Tewkesbury Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, Ways, Passages, and Places within the Town of Tewkesbury, and the Precincts thereof, in the County of Gloucester, for the Removal of present and Prevention of future Encroachments, Nui sances and Annoyances therein; for regulating Carts, and other Carriages, and ascertaining the Rates of Carriage; and for widening some Part of the Street called Church Street, within the said Town."

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.

Bamford et al. Petition, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Bamford of Bamford, in the County of Lancaster Esquire, Robert Hesketh of the City of Chester Merchant, Henry Hesketh the Younger of Chester aforesaid, Wine Merchant, the Reverend Thomas Lever of Wigan in the said County of Lancaster Clerk, John Stringer of Stockport in the County of Chester, Surgeon and Apothecary, and Thomas Stringer of Stockport aforesaid, Brother of the said John Stringer, 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.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 7o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Campbell against Macneil.

The Answer of John Macneil Writer in Inverary, to the Appeal of Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverniel and James Campbell Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Caddells against Cadell.

As was also the Answer of Margaret Cadell Widow, to the Appeal of Messieurs Caddells and Sons, Merchants in Cockenzie.

Meyer's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Conrad Meyer," 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."

Richard and Matthiessen's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Peter Richard and George Christian Matthiessen," was committed.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill in the said County," was committed.

Salvidge to take the Name of Tutton, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Cornelius Salvidge (now called Cornelius Tutton), and the Heirs of his Body, to take the Surname of Tutton, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Tutton Esquire, deceased," was committed.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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.

Caddells against Cadell.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Messieurs Caddells and Sons are Appellants, and Margaret Cadell Widow is Respondent:"

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 Mercurii, octavum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 8o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Hopetoun.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

York Building against Finch et al.

The Answer of Robert Pool Finch Doctor of Divinity, and others, to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, was this Day brought in.

Great Torrington Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads in or near Great Torrington in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Liverpool to Preston Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Liverpool to Preston in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Mercer's Company, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercer's Company attended."

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1784 to the 10th of October 1785, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, one of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Salvidge to take the Name of Tutton, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Cornelius Salvidge, (now called Cornelius Tutton) and the Heirs of his Body, to take the Surname of Tutton, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Tutton Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cromford Bridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Meyer's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Conrad Meyer."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Richard and Matthiessen's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Peter Richard, and George Christian Matthiessen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Worksop Road Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth and Darnall, to the North East End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield;" 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 9o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Stamford.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

The Answer of John Corbet Esquire, of Tolcross, to the Appeal of John Colquhoun Tenant in Gartcosh, was this Day brought in.

Worksop Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth and Darnall, to the North East End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield."

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.

Liverpool to Preston Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Liverpool to Preston, in the County of Lancaster."

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

E. Stamford. L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Great Torrington Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads in and near Great Torrington in the County of Devon."

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.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Colquhoun is Appellant, and John Corbet Esquire is Respondent."

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.

Campbell's against Macneil.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Archibald Campbell and James Campbell Esquire, are Appellants, and John Macneil is Respondent."

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.

Robertson against Inglis.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Robertson, Merchant in Portsoy in the County of Banff, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Commissaries in Edinburgh of the 23d of February and 13th of July 1785, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 3d 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 meet; and that Helen Inglis, Daughter of John Inglis, may be required to answer the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the said Helen Inglis may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 6th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon her known Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Clitheroe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Borough or Township of Clitheroe, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wisbeach Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Little Bridge over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River lying between Roper's Fields, and the Bell Inn in Wisbeach in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of the Bear in Walsoken in the County of Norfolk, and from Walsoken Bridge (lying over the same Drain) to the said Sign of the Bear, and to Lord's Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and German's Bridge in the County of Norfolk, and from the East End of German's Bridge aforesaid to the West End of Long Bridge, in South Lynn, in the Borough of King's Lynn in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dover Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts of Parliament for the Repair of Dover Harbour."

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

E. Morton. L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Camelford.

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Robertson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Robertson Merchant, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

York Buildings Company against Finch et. al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, are Appellants, and Robert Pool Finch, Doctor in Divinity, 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.

Adjourn.

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