House of Lords Journal Volume 39
April 1791 11-18

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: April 1791 11-18', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 111-125. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116897 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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April 1791 11-18

DIE Lunæ, 11o Aprilis 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petribrug.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Saint Albans.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Brandon.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Howe.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby, Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Livingston against E. Breadalbane.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Thomas Livingston of Parkhall Esquire, is Appellant, and John Earl of Breadalbane is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Grenville 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 for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Sugar imported into this Kingdom." "An Act for defraying the Charge of Pay and cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twentyfifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one." "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make and maintain the River Rother navigable from the Town of Midhurst, to a certain Meadow called the Railed Pieces, or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a navigable Cut from the said River to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for other Purposes." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a Collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, and levelling the Surfaces of the Streets and other public Places within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesley in the County of Warwick, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions and Encroachments, and regulating the driving of Carts, and other Carriages used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes therein." An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the Town of Oswestry, and to certain Parishes within the Hundred of Oswestry, in the County of Salop, and to such Part of the Parish of Llanymynech as lies within the said Hundred, and to the Parish of Chirk, in the County of Denbigh, and to the Parish of Llansilin, in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh." "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching the Streets and other Public Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and for obliging the Trustees, for the Care of the said Road, to pave, repair, and cleanse such Part of the said Road as is therein described." "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts made, one in the Twenty-second, and the other in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Mary Port, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for building a Bridge near the Ferry over the River Ouze, from Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Hemingborough, in the East Riding of the said County." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone, in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, near Newhaven, in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine in the County of Stafford." "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow Hill, and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, through the Town of Fishguard, to the Town of Newport in the County of Pembroke; and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint Davids, in the said County of Pembroke." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, to the City of Saint Davids, and from the said City to Caerfai, in the Parish of Saint Davids in the County of Pembroke." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads, leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Methwold Warren House, to a Place called the Devil's Ditch in the said County." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bicester in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury in the County of Bucks." "An Act for enlarging the Term, and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual the Powers of two several Acts passed in the Twentysecond Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Chapel-on-the-Heath in the County of Oxford, to Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the several Roads from the South Gate in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of East Walton, Narborough, Stoke Ferry, and Downham, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for continuing an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of Geyton and Grimstone, and to the Gate next Hillington on Congham Common, and to the North End of Babingley Lane, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford, and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, certain Streets or Highways within the said Town, and also certain small Pieces of Road communicating with the Roads comprized in the said Act." "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between William Parkes, and Thomas Read and Mary his Wife, and the Right Honourable George Earl Brooke of Warwick Castle and Earl of Warwick, for the Exchange of certain Lands in the County of Warwick, and in the Borough of Warwick in the said County." "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, and Thomas Clutton to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose." "An Act for vesting the Bath Estate situate in the Island of Barbadoes, and late belonging to Edward Day Esquire, deceased, together with the Stock and Effects upon or belonging to the same, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for applying the Money to arise by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein expressed." "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a Conveyance of divers Hereditaments in the Parish of Reigate, in the County of Surrey, and an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of Twenty-five Pounds reserved out of or for the Manor of Mount Bures, in the County of Essex, and a Yearly Rent of Thirty Pounds, Part of an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of Forty Pounds reserved out of or for the Manor of Heddington, with the Hundred of Bullingdon, in the County of Oxford, in Exchange for the several Manors of Knowle, Seven Oaks, Kempsing, and Seal, in the County of Kent, and divers Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Seven Oaks, Kempsing, and Seal, in the said County of Kent, and to convey the last-mentioned Hereditaments accordingly." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Walford the Younger, with Sophia Elizabeth Jeanes, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land and Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton, otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Egginton, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Arable Fields, a Common Stinted Pasture called The Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste called The Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York, and for amend ing an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for dividing, enclosing, and draining certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the said Parish." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Little Woolston, in the County of Bucks." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Woods, and other Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Barston, otherwise Barkestone, and Plungar, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Hose, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for naturalizing Charles Theophilus Cazenove and John Francis Batard." "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Koithan." "An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger." "An Act for naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand de Choiseul, called Marquis de Choiseul." "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 and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Fatherin God Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Charles Earl Camden President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset Steward of Our Household, Charles Duke of Richmond, Francis Duke of Leeds One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; James Duke of Montrose, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham First Commissioner of our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, 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 Eleventh Day of April, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Sugar imported into this Kingdom."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant; (videlicet)

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

2. "An Act for defraying the Charge of Pay and cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twentyfifth Day of March, One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one."

3. "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make, and maintain the River Rother Navigable from the Town of Midhurst, to a certain Meadow called the Railed Pieces or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a Navigable Cut from the said River to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for other Purposes."

4. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a Collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent in the County of Gloucester."

5. "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and levelling the Surfaces of the Streets, and other public Places, within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesley in the County of Warwick, and for removing, and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, and regulating the driving of Carts and other Carriages, used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandize therein."

6. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the Town of Oswestry, and to certain Parishes within the Hundred of Oswestry, in the County of Salop, and to such Part of the Parish of Llanymynech as lies within the said Hundred, and to the Parish of Chirk, in the County of Denbigh, and to the Parish of Llansilin, in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh."

7. "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelsth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching the Streets and other Public Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and for obliging the Trustees, for the Care of the said Road, to pave, repair, and cleanse such Part of the said Road as is therein described."

8. "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of, and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

9. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts, made one in the Twenty-second, and the other in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Mary Port, in the County of Cumberland."

10. "An Act for building a Bridge near the Ferry over the River Ouze, from Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Hemingborough, in the East Riding of the said County."

11. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine in the County of Stafford."

12. "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow Hill, and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

13. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen."

14. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, through the Town of Fishguard to the Town of Newport, in the County of Pembroke, and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint David's in the said County of Pembroke."

15. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest to the City of Saint David's, and from the said City to Caersai, in the Parish of Saint David's in the County of Pembroke."

16. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Methwold Warren House to a Place called the Devil's Ditch in the said County."

17. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho in the County of Northampton."

18. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bicester in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

19. "An Act for enlarging the Term, and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, the Powers of Two several Acts passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair."

20. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Chapel-on-the-Heath, in the County of Oxford, to Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the County of Gloucester."

21. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the several Roads from the South Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of East Walton, Narborough, Stoke Ferry, and Downham, in the County of Norfolk."

22. "An Act for continuing an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of Geyton and Grimstone, and to the Gate next Hillington on Congham Common, and to the North End of Babingley Lane, in the County of Norfolk."

23. "An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading into the Town of Ross in the County of Hereford, and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Streets or Highways within the said Town, and also certain small Pieces of Road communicating with the Roads comprised in the said Act."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

24. "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between William Parkes and Thomas Read and Mary his Wife, and the Right Honourable George Earl Brooke, of Warwick Castle and Earl of Warwick, for the Exchange of certain Lands in the County of Warwick, and in the Borough of Warwick in the said County."

25. "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury and Thomas Clutton to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose."

26. "An Act for vesting the Bath Estate situate in the Island of Barbadoes, and late belonging to Edward Day Esquire, deceased, together with the Stock and Effects upon or belonging to the same, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for applying the Money to arise by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein expressed."

27. "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a Conveyance of divers Hereditaments in the Parish of Reigate in the County of Surry, and an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of Twentyfive Pounds, reserved out of or for the Manor of Mount Bures, in the County of Essex, and a yearly Rent of Thirty Pounds, Part of an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of Forty Pounds, reserved out of or for the Manor of Heddington with the Hundred of Bullingdon in the County of Oxford in Exchange for the several Manors of Knowle, Seven Oaks, Kempsing and Seal, in the County of Kent, and divers Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Seven Oaks, Kempsing and Seal in the said County of Kent, and to convey the lastmentioned Hereditaments accordingly."

28. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Walford the Younger with Sophia Elizabeth Jeanes, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land and Ground within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton, otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field."

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Egginton in the County of Derby."

31. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Arable Fields, a Common Stinted Pasture called the Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste called the Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax in the West Riding of the County of York."

32. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York, and for amending an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for dividing, enclosing, and draining certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the said Parish."

33. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Little Woolston, in the County of Bucks."

34. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Woods, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Barston, otherwise Barkestone and Plungar, in the County of Leicester."

35. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Hose, in the County of Leicester."

36. "An Act for naturalizing Charles Theophilus Cazenove, and John Francis Batard."

37. "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Koithan."

38. "An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger."

39. "An Act for naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand de Choiseul, called Marquis de Choiseul."

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.

Alcester. Road Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Alcester and Evesham Turnpike Road, at the End of Wixford Lane, in the County of Warwick, to Chipping Campden, and from thence to Upton Old Lane in the County of Gloucester:" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Chadwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Chadwich otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carnatic and Tanjore, Correspondence respecting Management by Government of Madras, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Morton, from the Directors of the East India Company, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Wednesday last,

No. 1. "Copy of the Corespondence between the Governments of Bengal and Madras and the Nabob of Arcot, relative to the Government of Madras having assumed the Management of the Revenues of the Carnatic. 3 Volumes."

No. 2. "Copy of the Correspondence between the Governments of Bengal and Madras, and the Rajah of Tanjore, relative to the Government of Madras having assumed the Management of the Revenues of the Tanjore Country, 2 Volumes;" together with a List thereof;

Which being read by the Clerk:

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

Birmingham Canal Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" be read a Second Time on the 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Land Tax, Net Receipts, Account delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Naish, from the Tax Office, attended:"

He was called in and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Monday last,

"An Account of the Net Receipt into the Exchequer from the Land Tax, from the 5th of January 1789, to 5th January 1790; and from 5th of January 1790, to 5th of January 1791, explaining the Causes of any Alteration in the Receipts, so far as they appear."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Montrose Bridge Bill.

Ordered, That the Right Honourable James Stirling, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, do attend on Wednesday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar," stands committed.

Bonapace's for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Cathcart presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Russia, Accounts respecting Trade and Value of Imports, Ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Number of the Vessels with their Tonnage, which have arrived from Russia in the several Ports of Great Britain, and also of the Vessels with their Tonnage, which have cleared out from Great Britain to Russia, during the last Ten Years, distinguishing the British from the Foreign."

Also, "An Account of the several Articles imported from Russia into Great Britain, from the 5th of January 1789, to the 5th of January 1790."

Also, "An Account of the Exports to Russia from Great Britain from the 5th of January 1789, to the 5th of January 1790," distinguishing British from Foreign Goods."

And also, "An Account of the Value of the Imports into Great Britain from Russia, during the last five Years, and of the Exports from Great Britain to Russia during the same Period."

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

India, Motions respecting the War against Tippoo Sultan, negatived:

Moved to resolve, "That Schemes of Conquest and Extension of Dominion in India are Measures repugnant to the Wish, Honour, and Policy of the Nation."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon;

After long Debate,

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That there appears to be no just Cause for a War with Tippoo Sultan, nor for the Treaties of Partition of his Dominions entered into with the Nizam and the Mahrattas, and that the War, even if attended with the utmost Success, cannot prove advantageous to the East India Company's Affairs in India."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it is the opinion of this House, That it is the Duty of the Directors of the East India Company, and of the Board of Controul to transmit such Orders to the Company's Servants in India, as may most speedily procure Peace with Tippoo Sultan on moderate and equitable Terms."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Resolutions thereupon.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that the Attacks made by Tippoo Sultan on the Lines of Travancore, on the 29th December 1789, the 6th of March, and 15th of April 1790, were unwarranted and unprovoked Infractions of the Treaty entered into at Mangalore on the 10th Day of March 1784."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put, and agreed to.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that the Conduct of the Governor General of Bengal, in determining to prosecute with Vigour the War against Tippoo Sultan, in consequence of his Attack on the Territories of the Rajah of Travancore, was highly meritorious."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put, and agreed to.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that the Treaties entered into with the Nizam on the first of June, and with the Mahrattas on the 7th of July 1790, are wisely calculated to add Vigour to the Operations of War, and to promote the future Tranquillity of India; and that the Faith of the British Nation is pledged for the due Performance of the Engagements contained in the said Treaties."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put, and agreed to.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Aprilis 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Birmingham Canal Bill. Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Gooch Baronet, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and praying, that he may be heard by Counsel at the Bar of the House against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof, on the Second Day of meeting after the Recess at Easter; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Chadwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Chadwich otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester."

Birdham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Birdham, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Birdham Common."

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

L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
L. Bagot.

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

Westwittering Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Westwittering, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Westwittering Common; and also a cer tain other Open Waste or Common, called Cackham Green, in the same Parish."

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.

Manchester Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Manchester to or near Presto-lee-Bridge, in the Township of Little Lever, and from thence by one Branch, to or near the Town of Bolton, and by another Branch, to or near the Town of Bury, and to Weddell Brook, in the Parish of Bury, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shepton Mallet, Roads, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of three several Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fifth and Twentieth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from a Place called Long Cross Bottom, to the Bruton Turnpike Road, near Batcombe Church, in the said County; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages within the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fyfield Road Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of three several Acts passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Fyfield, in the County of Berks, to Saint John's Bridge, in the County of Gloucester; and from an Inn called the Hind's Head, in the Parish of Kingston Bagpuze, in the said County of Berks, to that Part of Newbridge, which stands in the said County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunsford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford, in the County of Devon, to Cherry-brook, in the Forest of Dartmore, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said four Bills were, severally, read the first Time.

Moray against Haldane:

A Petition of Charles Moray Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Haldane Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read, setting forth, "That the Appellant is advised to withdraw this Appeal;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to allow him to withdraw his said Appeal."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar;

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn. with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of £30 Costs to the Respondent.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Aprilis 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De La Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Livingston against E. Breadalbane.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Livingston, of Parkhall, Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of June and 10th of July 1790; 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 meet;" As also upon the Answer of John Earl of Breadalbane, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Southampton Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the Use of the said Parish."

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

E. Doncaster.
E. Moray.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Glasgow.
E. Tankerville.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. De La Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Norwich.
E. Beaulieu.
E. Strange.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Walpole.
L. Ducie.
L. Cardiff.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Douglas.

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

Thames and Severn Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation to borrow a further Sum of Money to compleat the said Navigation."

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.

Deal Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, paving, and cleansing the Highways, Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Deal, in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Loes and Wilford Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

"Pr. 12. L. 17. Leave out from ("Pounds") to ("And") in Line 35, of the same Press."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with one Amendment, to which Their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Dunsford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford, in the County of Devon, to Cherry-brook, in the Forest of Dartmore, in the said County."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chadwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Chadwich, otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester."

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.

Morison et al. against Douglas et al:

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Morison and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Douglas and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That some Time ago the Petitioners presented their Appeal against William Douglas, of Bridgetown, and others, Trustees for repairing the Roads in the County of Forfar, appealing from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session therein mentioned: The Respondents have not yet put in their Answer to the said Appeal, and the Appellants now wishing to withdraw the same;" the Petitioners humbly pray Their Lordships to grant them Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal."

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal.

Cheap et al. against Morehead:

Upon reading the Petition of Marion Cheap and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Morehead Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Appellants desire to withdraw this Appeal;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will allow the Appeal in this Cause to be withdrawn, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired.

Ferrier against Morehead:

Upon reading the Petition of Ilay Ferrier Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Morehead Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Appellant desires to withdraw this Appeal;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will allow the Appeal in this Cause to be withdrawn, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal as desired.

Belsches against Buchanan:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Belsches Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Walter Buchanan Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Appellant desires to withdraw this Appeal;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will allow the Appeal in this Cause to be withdrawn, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal as desired.

Erskine against Erskine:

Upon reading the Petition of Colonel James Francis Erskine, of Forrest, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Erskine, of Alva, is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That some Time ago the Petitioner presented his Appeal to Their Lordships against the Honourable James Erskine, of Alva, appealing from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland therein mentioned: But the Petitioner being now desirous to withdraw the same," the Petitioner humbly prays, That Leave may be granted him to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal as desired.

Beaumont, Peerage Committee deferred.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Thomas Stapleton Esquire to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beau mont, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Attorney General's Report thereunto annexed, is referred, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the first Thursday after the Recess at Easter; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Russia, Accounts respecting Trade and Value of Imports delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Pearson, from the Custom-house, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Monday last,

"An Account of the Number of the Vessels, with their Tonnage, which have arrived from Russia in the several Ports of Great Britain; and also of the Vessels, with their Tonnage, which have cleared out from Great Britain to Russia, during the last Ten Years, distinguishing the British from the Foreign."

"An Account of the several Articles imported from Russia into Great Britain, from the 5th January 1789, to the 5th January 1790."

"An Account of the Exports to Russia from Great Britain, from 5th January 1789, to the 5th January 1790, distinguishing British from Foreign Goods."

"An Account of the Value of the Imports into Great Britain from Russia during the last Five Years, and of the Exports from Great Britain during the same Period."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Lords summoned.

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

Manchester Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Manchester to or near Presto-lee-Bridge, in the Township of Little Lever, and from thence by one Branch to or near the Town of Bolton, and by another Branch to or near the Town of Bury, and to Weddell Brook, in the Parish of Bury, all in the County Palatine 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk and City of Norwich, and County of the same City, stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow."

King's Sedgmoor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sommers reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and dividing a certain Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called King's Sedgmoor, in the County of Somerset," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and 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, decimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 14o Aprilis 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

Order for Lords to be summoned discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made Yesterday for the Lords to be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Petition of Dicconson's Agent to enlarge Time for receiving Judges Report.

Upon reading the Petition of James Taylor Gentleman, Agent to William Dicconson of Wrightington, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire; setting forth, "That a Petition of the said William Dicconson and Meliora his Wife, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, was presented to the House on Monday the 28th of March last, and referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Hotham: That the Petitioners, in consequence of the said Order hath applied to the said Judges for Leave to attend them with the said Bill, and the necessary Witnesses and Proofs, but hath not been able to obtain any Appointment for that Purpose, Mr. Justice Gould having already as many Bills before him as it will be in his Power to get through within the Time limited by Their Lordships for receiving Judges Reports, and Mr. Baron Hotham being sitting at the Session at the Old Bailey: That delaying of the said Bill till the next Session of Parliament would be very prejudicial to the Interests of the said William Dicconson and Meliora his Wife;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That the Time for receiving Reports from the Judges may be enlarged with respect to the said Bill, or that the Parties may have such other Relief in the Premises as to the House shall seem meet:"

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

Thames and Severn Navigation Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation, to borrow a further Sum of Money to compleat the said Navigation," 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."

Southampton Church Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the use of the said Parish," was committed.

Chadwick Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Chadwich, otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester," 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 re port the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Birdham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Birdham, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Birdham Common," was committed.

Westwittering Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Westwittering, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Westwittering Common; and also a certain other Open Waste or Common called Cackham Green, in the same Parish," was committed.

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk, and City of Norwich, and County of the same City:"

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

Election of Peers for Scotland, Witnesses to attend Committee.

Ordered, That James Horne, Writer to the Signet, do attend on Tuesday next, in order to give Evidence before the Committee for Privileges appointed to take into Consideration the several Petitions referred to them, relative to the Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Aprilis 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Dumfries.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Digby.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Irving et al. against Shortreid:

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of John Irving, late Provost of the Burgh of Anan; Thomas Irving and Gavan Irving, late Baillies; George Pool late Treasurer, and William Elliot late Dean of Guild of the said Burgh, and of the Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the said Burgh, as representing the Community thereof; complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 24th of June, and 8th of July, and 7th of December 1790, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 9th of July 1790, in so far as they find the Petitioners or any of them, or the Community of the Burgh, liable for the Sums pursued for, or any Part thereof, and decern against them for the same; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, so far as complained of, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Mrs. Nancy Shortreid, otherwise Johnston, put in to the said Appeal; and Counsel appearing for the Appellants, and Respondent in the said Appeal; the Counsel for the Appellants were fully heard upon the same.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Earl Dumfries takes the Oaths.

This Day Patrick Earl of Dumfries took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Earl Fitzwilliam et al. Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges' Report.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable William Wentworth Fitzwilliam Earl Fitzwilliam, and others, setting forth, "That the Title Deeds of the Estates of the Petitioner which are to be given in Exchange to Francis Ferrand Foljambe, are not yet received in London by reason of some Mistake or Miscarriage, whereby the Petitioners are at present unable to proceed on the Matter of the said Petition, so as to obtain the Report of the Judges, pursuant to their Lordships' Order, within the Time limited for that Purpose;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, That the Time for bringing in the Judges' Report on the Matter of the said Petition may be enlarged till the 10th Day of May next, or to such other Time as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Lord Vernon's Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges' Report on Lord Clifford's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable George Venables Lord Vernon; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is a Trustee in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Baron de Clifford with Mary Lady de Clifford his Wife, and also a Trustee in the Bill referred to the Judges, and that it is of great Importance to the said Lord and Lady de Clifford that the said Bill should pass into a Law;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That the Time for receiving the Judges' Report on the said Bill may be enlarged to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter:"

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

Clowes's Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges' Report.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Clowes the Younger, Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner on the 13th Instant attended the Chief Baron and Mr. Baron Thomson with the several Witnesses he was advised to be material and necessary to prove the Allegations in the Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill for vesting the settled Estates of the Petitioner in the County of Lancaster in him in Fee-Simple, but the said Judges have required the Evidence of two Surveyors, who have surveyed and valued the said Estates to be laid before them, which Evidence cannot be procured for several Days to come; that in as much as the said Witnesses cannot be procured to attend by the Time limited by the Order of the House, and as the postponing of the Proceedings thereon to the next Session will be attended with great Expence and Delay to the Petitioner;" he therefore humbly prays, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Time for receiving the Report of the Judges to whom the said Petition is referred may be enlarged:"

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

King's Sedgmoor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and dividing a certain Moor or Tract of Waste Land called King's Sedgmoor, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chedworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Chadwich, otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birdham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Birdham, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Birdham Common."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thames and Severn Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation, to borrow a further Sum of Money to compleat the said Navigation."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westwittering Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Westwittering, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Westwittering Common; and also a certain other Open Waste or Common, called Cackham Green, in the same Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southampton Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton; and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard, for the Use of the said Parish."

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Dunsford Road Bill.

The Earl of Breadalbane reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike, at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford, in the County of Devon, to Cherrybrook, in the Forest of Dartmore, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Eastwood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Eastwood, in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Fyfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Fyfield, in the County of Berks, to Saint John's Bridge, in the County of Gloucester, and from an Inn called The Hind's Head, in the Parish of Kingston Bagpuze, in the said County of Berks, to that Part of Newbridge which stands in the said County of Berks."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
E. Poulet.
E. Dumfries.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Ilchester.
E. De la Warr.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
E. Digby.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Vernon.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Whitchurch Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks."

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

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

Shepton Mallet Roads, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three several Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fifth and Twentieth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from a Place called Long Cross Bottom to the Bruton Turnpike Road near Batcombe Church, in the said County; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages, 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.

Montrose Bridge Bill.

Ordered, That John Smeiton Esquire do attend on Tuesday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar," stands committed.

Sir J. Wolff, et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet, (Baron of the Roman Empire) and Dame Anne Wolff his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Power of Sale contained in the Marriage Settlement of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet, and Dame Anne his Wife, so far as such Power relates to or extends over the Manor of Chumleigh, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Southampton, which have been settled to the Uses therein limited."

Annuities, Account of Interest paid on, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jennings from the Exchequer attended:"

He was called in and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of the Monies paid into the Exchequer in Part of Interest on the Sum of £187,000 raised by Annuities by an Act of 29o Georgii 3tii Regis, for the Year ended 5th April 1791."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Dormer, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Dormer Esquire, on Behalf of his Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susanna Ann Treffry Dormer, and Jane Treffry Dormer Infants; and to invest the Monies arising from the Leases to be granted on Fines, in the Purchase of Real Estates to be settled to the subsisting Uses of the Estates so to be leased."

Pierrepont Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Pierrepont (formerly called Charles Medows) of Thoresby, in the County of Nottingham Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Charles Pierrepont Esquire, and his Issue Male, and also the several Tenants for Life under the Will of the Duke of Kingston, and their respective Issue Male to grant Building Leases."

Christleton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Township of Christleton, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tarvin Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Tarvin, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said two Bills were, severally, read the first Time.

Sir J. Sheffield, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir John Sheffield Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Sir Charles Sheffield Baronet, deceased, and devised by his Will in strict Settlement, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates, more contiguous to the Bulk of the Family Estate of the said Sir Charles Sheffield, in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses."

Cowan against Withers and Co.:

Upon reading the Petition of John Cowan, Merchant in Borrowstouness, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Withers, Birch and Company are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, "That the Petitioner is desirous of withdrawing his Appeal;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Sir J. Henderson against Henderson.

A Petition of Sir John Henderson Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Bruce Henderson Esquire is Respondent, was presented and read, setting forth, "That the Parties in this Cause are Brothers contending for the Right to a considerable Estate in Scotland, and the Suit has been conducted in that amicable Way which becomes such near Relations: It is not the Wish of the Petitioner to create any unnecessary Delay, but the Importance of the Case requires that he should be fully prepared, which he is not at present, owing to his having been led to believe, from the Number of Causes which stood before it, that this would not be heard for some Time; the Petitioner's Case is now drawing by Counsel in Scotland, and the necessary Papers are ordered to be transmitted, so as that every Thing may be in Readiness for the Hearing immediately after the Easter Recess;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, That this Cause may be appointed to be heard on the Second Cause Day after the Recess, or at such other Time as Their Lordships think most proper under the Circumstances:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, as desired.

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk, and City of Norwich, and County of the same City."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 18o Aprilis 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C.P.S.
Dux Beaufort.
Comes Derby.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Laird against Robertson and Co.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein John Laird Merchant in Greenock is Appellant, and Archibald and James Robertson and Company are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next.

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

The Lord Cathcart (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk, and City of Norwich, and County of the same City."

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

"Pr. 17. L. 4. Leave out from ("applied") to ("and") in Line 24 of the same Press."

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

Kington Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kington, in the County of Hereford, by or through Leominster, to join the River Severn, near Stourport Bridge, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Trafford to take the Name of Southwell, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Dame Jane Trafford Widow and Relict of Sir Clement Trafford, Knight, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Southwell, pursuant to the Will of Edward Southwell Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Pierrepont's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Charles Pierrepont Esquire, and his Issue Male, and also the several Tenants for Life under the Will of the Duke of Kingston, and their respective Issue Male, to grant building Leases."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
E. Derby.
E. Radnor.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Cathcart.
L. Vernon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 5th Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir J. Sheffield's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Sir Charles Sheffield Baronet, deceased, and devised by his Will in strict Settlement in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Estates more contiguous to the Bulk of the Family Estate of the said Sir Charles Sheffield, in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

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

Tarvin Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Tarvin, in the County of Chester."

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

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

Christleton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor and Township of Christleton, in the County of Chester."

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

Handsworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Manor of Handsworth, in the County of Stafford."

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.

Eastwood Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunsford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford, in the County of Devon, to Cherry-brook, in the Parish of Dartmore, in the said County."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Adjourn.

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