House of Lords Journal Volume 39
March 1793 11-20

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March 1793 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 11o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Townshend.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Breckneck Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock, to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth, and for making and maintaining Railways and Stone Roads, from such Canal, to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth."

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

M. Townshend.
E. Kellie.
E. Stanhope.
E. Graham.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Exeter. L. Cathcart.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Rawdon.
L. Fife.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 19th Day of this instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Stratford Canal Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon; and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

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.

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of Margaret Nansau, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying Their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, and that the Petitioner may be heard by her Counsel, before Their Lordships, against the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel against the said Bill, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Plymouth Dock, &c. Water Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water."

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.

Stowmarket Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament, of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk."

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.

Witney Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford."

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

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

Blackburn Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hampton Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Guide Post at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex."

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. Holford and Mr. Spranger:

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

Aberdare Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal, to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining a Railway or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxtone juxta Neath, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with 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.

Morè et al-Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francois Morè, Philip Colomb Louys Gruaz, and John Amick."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 25th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stratford Canal Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Joseph Price of Wilmcot, in the County of Warwick, do attend on Friday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon; and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal," was committed.

American Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom, and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunsley Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Parcel of Waste Land called Dunsley Moor, within the Township of Newholm-cum-Dunsley, in the Parish of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunston Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

South Milforth, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Hamlets of South Milforth and Lumby, in the Parish of Sherburn, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dumergue's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Dumergue, and Charles John Joli Dumergue," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Home against E. Camden, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Rodham Home Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Right Honourable the Earl Camden and others are Defendants; setting forth, "That this Cause stands for Hearing in Course for Wednesday next: That it is conceived, that it will be necessary for the Judges to attend the Hearing of the said Cause; and they being now on their respective Circuits, and will not return till some Time after their Lordships' Recess at Easter;" the Petitioner humbly prays Their Lordships, "That the Hearing of the said Cause may be adjourned to the third Cause Day after the Recess at Easter:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the third Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, as desired: and that the Judges do then attend.

E. Wemyss against Sir A. Hope.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Earl of Wemyss is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, 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 to enter into Recognizance on Graham's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell, of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Graham on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Acts Commencement Bill.

The Earl Stanhope presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect, from a Time prior to the passing thereof."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time, on Thursday next.

Canal Bills, Orders respecting:

Moved, "That no Bill for making any Cut or Canal for the Purposes of Navigation, or any Cut, Canal or Aqueduct, for the Purpose of supplying any City, Town, or Place with Water, or for varying or altering any such Cut, Canal or Aqueduct, already made; or for making or improving the Navigation of any River, or for altering any Act of Parliament passed for any or either of those Purposes, shall be read a Third Time in this House, unless Notice shall have been inserted Three Times in the London Gazette, in the Months of August and September, or either of them, previous to the Session of Parliament in which such Bill shall be brought into Parliament, that an Application was intended to be made to Parliament to obtain such Bill; and unless such Notice shall also have been inserted in some one Newspaper of every County through which any such Cut, Canal or Aqueduct is intended to be carried, or in which such Cut, Canal or Aqueduct already made, is intended to be varied or altered, or in which such River, or such Part thereof as is intended to be made navigable, or the Navigation thereof to be improved, is situated; (or if there be not any Newspaper printed in such Counties respectively, then in the Newspaper of some County near or adjoining thereto), Three Times at the least, in the Months of August and September, or either of them, immediately preceding the Session of Parliament in which such Application is intended to be made; and unless such Notice shall also have been given at the General Quarter Session of the Peace which shall have been holden for every and each County, Riding or Division through which any such Cut, Canal or Aqueduct is intended to be carried, or in which such Cut, Canal or Aqueduct already made is intended to be varied or altered, or in which such River, or such Part thereof as is intended to be made navigable, or the Navigation thereof to be improved, is situated, at Michaelmas preceding the Session of Parliament in which such Application is intended to be made, by affixing such Notice on the Door of the Session House, of each and every such County, where such General Quarter Session shall be holden."

Moved, "That such several Notices shall contain the Names of the Parishes and Townships, (and of no other) in, to, or through which any such Cut, Canal, or Aqueduct is intended to be carried, varied, or altered, or in which such River, or such Part thereof as is intended to be made navigable, or the Navigation thereof to be improved, is situated."

Moved, "That no Bill for all or any of the Purposes aforesaid, shall be read a third Time in this House, unless previously to such Bill being brought to this House from the Commons, a Map or Plan of such intended Cut or Canal, Aqueduct or Navigation, or of any intended Alteration in any Cut, Canal, Aqueduct or Navigation already made, (as the Case may be) shall have been deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments; in which Map or Plan shall be described the Line of such intended Cut, Canal, Aqueduct or Navigation, or of such intended Alteration, and the Lands through which the same is intended to be carried, together with a Book of Reference, containing a List of the Names of the Owners, or reputed Owners, and also of the Occupiers of such Lands respectively; and that there be also annexed to the said Map or Plan an Estimate of the Expence of such Undertaking, (in Cases where Provision is intended to be made for raising Money to defray such Expence) such Estimate to be signed by the Person or Persons making the same; and if such Money is proposed to be raised by Subscription, that there be also annexed to the said Map or Plan an Account of the Money subscribed for that Purpose, and the Names of the Subscribers, with the Sums by them subscribed respectively."

Moved, "That no Bill, for all or any of the Purposes aforesaid, shall be read a Third Time in this House, unless previously to such Bill being brought to this House from the Commons, Application shall have been made to the Owners, or reputed Owners, and also to the Occupiers of the Lands through which any such Cut, Canal, Aqueduct, or Navigation is intended to be carried, or any such Alteration is intended to be made, for the Consent of such Persons respectively; and unless such Map or Plan as aforesaid, or a Duplicate thereof, shall at the Time of such Application, have been shewn to them respectively; and unless separate Lists shall have been made of the Names of such Owners and Occupiers, distinguishing which of them, upon such Application, have assented to, or dissented from, such intended Cut, Canal, Aqueduct, or Navigation, or such Alteration, or are neuter in respect thereof; and unless such Lists shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments, at the same Time as the Map or Plan, and Book of Reference, mentioned in the preceding Order."

Moved, "That in case any Bill, for all or any of the Purposes aforesaid, shall contain a Clause to empower the Person or Persons who shall make such Cut, Canal, Aqueduct, or Navigation as aforesaid, or any Part thereof, to vary or deviate from the Line particularly described in the Map or Plan deposited as aforesaid with the Clerk of the Parliaments, such Bill shall not be read a Third Time in this House, unless a like Application shall have been made to the Owners, or reputed Owners and Occupiers of the Lands through which such Cut, Canal, Aqueduct, or Navigation might pass, by virtue of the Power so given to alter or vary the Line thereof; and unless a like List as aforesaid of such Owners, or reputed Owners and Occupiers, be deposited at the Time, and in the Manner aforesaid, with the Clerk of the Parliaments, as if it had been originally proposed to carry such Cut, Canal, Aqueduct, or Navigation through the Lands of such Persons respectively."

Moved, "That for the future, when any Bill, for all or any of the Purposes aforesaid, shall be sent by this House to a Committee, there shall be at the same Time transmitted to such Committee, a Copy of the aforesaid Orders now made, and of all other Standing Orders of the House then in Force, relating to the passing of such Bills: and such Committee shall examine in the first Place, whether the Orders aforesaid have, or have not, been complied with, and shall report the same to the House."

Moved, "That none of the preceding Orders shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any Bill already brought from the Commons to this House, and, with respect to every such Bill, for all or any of the Purposes aforesaid, as shall be brought to this House from the Commons, in this Present Session of Parliament, it shall be deemed sufficient if such Notice, as is mentioned in the first of the preceding Orders, shall have been inserted Once in the London Gazette, and Once in any such Newspaper as aforesaid, in either of the Months of August or September last, or at any Time before such Bill shall be brought from the Commons to this House."

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Orders be printed.

Moved, "That the said Six first Orders be made Standing Orders."

Motion that Six first Orders be made Standing Orders, deferred.

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Verulam.

PRAYERS.

Dumergue's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Dumergue and Charles John Joli Dumergue."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Spranger:

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

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

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

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

Dunsley Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Parcel of Waste Land called Dunsley Moor, within the Township of Newholm-cum-Dunsley, in the Parish of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

V. Sydney. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Cathcart.
L. Amherst.
L. Verulam.

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.

Dunston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Bawtry Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry, in the County of York, to East Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham, and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge, 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."

Riseley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Riseley, in the County of Bedford," 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."

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Black and Isaac Grant are Appellants, and George Gordon of Rothney, and other Creditors of Alexander Auchindachy, of Kincraigie, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.

PRAYERS.

E. Wemyss against Sir A Hope.

The Answer of Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, to the Appeal of Francis Charteris, Earl of Wemyss, was this Day brought in.

Welsh against Macdonald's Representatives.

As was also, the Answer of the Representatives of the late Colonel John Macdonell, of Lochgary, and John Duke of Athol, to the Appeal of James Welsh, Tacksman of the Grazings of Dalmspiddle and Lochgary.

Witney Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Stowmarket Navigation Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Dickenson's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Churchill Dickenson of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, 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 Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Baron Hotham, 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.

South Mitforth, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Hamlets of South Milforth and Lumby, in the Parish of Sherburn, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

E. Stanhope.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Exeter. L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.

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

Bawtry Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry, in the County of York, to East Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham, and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Risely Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Riddick against Douglas and Co.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Riddick, eldest Son of the deceased Robert Riddick, of Corbietown, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 9th of July 1791; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 22d of November 1792, and 1st of March 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended in so far as they sustain the Decreet of Constitution therein mentioned to any Effect, and find the Petitioner barred from pleading the Statute therein referred to, or liable in any Part of the Sums sued for, or for Expences, 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 Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, late Bankers in Ayr, and George Home Esquire, of Branxton, their Factor and Manager, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, and George Home, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 10th Day of April next; and Service of this Order, upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Kerr against Redhead.

A Petition of Robert Kerr Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Redhead is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth; "That the Petitioner brought an Action in the Court of Session in Scotland against the Respondent, the Lessee of an extensive Pasture or Sheep Farm upon his Estate, for the Purpose of removing or ejecting him at Whitsunday 1792, the Term being expired; and on the other Hand, the Respondent brought his Action, insisting that he was entitled to an additional Term: That the Court of Session having ordered the Appellant to make a new Lease to the Respondent for the said additional Term, he has brought the present Appeal, and, considering the Nature of the Action, and the Injury which the Appellant will sustain, if the Respondent is allowed to hold over the Term of Whitsunday or 15th of May next, as well as that the Respondent withholds the Rent during the Pendancy of the Appeal, the Appellant humbly hopes that their Lordships will see Reason for Hearing the Appeal, on an early Day;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will appoint this Cause to be heard on the fourth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, or such other Day in April next as Their Lordships may think more proper."

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 fourth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Kemble against Playfair and Esten.

The Answer of Robert Playfair and Harriett Pye Esten, to the Appeal of Stephen Kemble, was this Day brought in.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures to Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Aberdare Canal Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal, to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining a Rail Way or Stone Road from thence, to or near Abernant in the Parish of Cadoxtone juxta Neath, in the said County;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Milton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of Milton, in the Parish of Kewstoke, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Manchester Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton-under-Line, and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Saddleworth Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from French Top, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Brookhouses in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby; and for repairing and altering the Road leading from, or nearly from a Close called Copley Meadow, in Stayley, to or near to Stayley Bridge, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ludlow Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving the Foot Paths, within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chatteris Commons Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Adeane and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds, lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same, and for holding in Severalty for ever, certain Parts or Lots, being in Part of the said Grounds, called the Acre Fen, and Little Ferry Burrows, in the said Parish of Chatteris;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America; so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom, and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Witney Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stowmarket Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Dunsley Moor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Parcel of Waste Land called Dunsley Moor, within the Township of Newholm-cum-Dunsley, in the Parish of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York," 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."

Dunston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Lands in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Kemble against Playfair and Esten.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Stephen Kemble is Appellant, and Robert Playfair and Harriet Pye Esten 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.

Chalmers to enter into Recognizance on Riddick's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Abingdon Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Riddick, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Royal Exchange Assurance Companies Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities, upon or for Lives;" be read a Second Time on Thursday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Black et al. against Auchindachy et al.

Upon reading the Petition of William Black and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Auchindachy and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That by the Answer originally put in to this Appeal, it stood thus, "Answer of Alexander Auchindachy Esquire, of Kincraigie, and his Creditors." That by the Answer, as now altered upon a Petition to Their Lordships, it stands thus, "Answer of George Gordon of Rothney, and the other Creditors of Alexander Auchindachy Esquire, of Kincraigie."

By this Alteration Alexander Auchindachy is not a Party appearing to or answering this Appeal, and the Petitioners apprehend that any Judgement to be pronounced by Their Lordships in this Cause, would not bind him, although they conceive him to be a principal Party: That the Petitioners therefore propose to move for a peremptory Order upon the said Alexander Auchindachy and Sarah Auchindachy, to answer this Appeal in a Week, upon the Expiration of which, if no Answer is put in, the Cause may be heard with the Creditors Ex-parte, of the said Alexander and Sarah, though peremptorily ordered to answer;" and therefore praying, "That the Hearing may be adjourned till Monday Sen'night, when the said peremptory Order will be expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause, be put off to Monday Sen'night, as desired.

The House being informed, "That Alexander Auchindachy and Sarah Auchindachy, Respondents to the Appeal of William Black of Netherdon, and Isaac Grant, Writer to the Signet, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House, for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Pringle, Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily in a Week.

Blackburne et al., Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Blackburne Esquire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Leasehold Estate late of John Blackburne Esquire, deceased, and of a Freehold and Leasehold Estate late of Richard Kent Esquire, deceased; and for the Application of the respective Purchase Monies."

Speenhamland Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wadenhoe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wadenhoe, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Basingstoke Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey; and to the South East Side of the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Debtors Relief Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on Mesne Process; for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; and for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent Insolvent Debtors;" be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 26th Day of this instant March; and the Lords summoned.

Canal Bills, Standing Orders respecting.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Monday last, for making the Orders then agreed to, relating to Canal Bills, Standing Orders; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Orders were read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same be declared Standing Orders, and that they be entered upon the Roll of Standing Orders of this House, and printed and published, to the end all Persons concerned may the better take Notice of the same.

Acts Commencement Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Slave Trade, &c. to be considered.

It was moved, "That the Order of the House of the 5th of June 1792, that the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trades, and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same, the next Session of Parliament; be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trades, and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same, on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned; and that Notice be given to the several Petitioners praying to be heard by their Counsel at the Bar of the House, in Support of their Petitions against the Abolition of the said Trade.

Patents of Creation of Marquis of Bath, and Baroness of Bath, Proceedings respecting:

The Order of the Day being read for the proper Officer to attend this House, with the Enrolment of certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal, or with the Bill of Privy Seal commanding the same, by which Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Daughter of William Pulteney Esquire, has been created Baroness of Bath:

And also, with the Enrolment of Letters Patent under the Great Seal, or with the Bill of Privy Seal commanding the same, by which Thomas Viscount Weymouth was created Marquis of Bath; and for the Lords to be summoned:

And the House being informed, "That Mr. William Allen, Deputy in the Office of Petty Bag, in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, attended, in order to deliver in the said Bills of Privy Seal:"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar.

He was directed to withdraw.

The said Bills of Privy Seal were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our trusty and right well-beloved Counsellor Sir James Eyre Knight, Chief Baron of Our Court of Exchequer; Sir William Henry Ashhurst Knight, one of the Justices of Our Court of King's Bench; and Sir John Wilson Knight, one of the Justices of Our Court of Common Pleas; Our Commissioners for the Custody of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Greeting: We will and command, that under Our said Great Seal of Great Britain ye cause these Our Letters to be made forth Patent, in Form following:

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, &c. To all Archbishops, Dukes, Marquisses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Provosts, Free Men, and all other Our Officers, Ministers, and Subjects whatsoever, to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that We, of Our especial Grace, certain Knowledge, and meer Motion, have advanced, preferred, and created Our trusty and well-beloved Henrietta Laura Pulteney, only Daughter of Our trusty and well-beloved William Pulteney Esquire, by Francis Pulteney, the Cousin and Heir at Law of William late Earl of Bath, to the State, Degree, Dignity, and Honour of Baroness of Bath in Our County of Somerset: And her the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Baroness of Bath aforesaid, do by these Presents create, advance, and prefer; and we have appointed, given, and granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, do appoint, give, and grant unto her the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, the Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Baroness of Bath aforesaid, to have and to hold the said Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Baroness of Bath aforesaid, unto her the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, and after the Decease of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, to have and to hold the Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, Title and Honour of Baron of Bath, in Our County of Somerset, unto the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, lawfully to be begotten: Willing, and by these Presents granting for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, that the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney may bear and have the Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Baroness of Bath aforesaid. And that after the Decease of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, the Heirs Male of her Body aforesaid, and every of them successively, may bear and have the Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Baron of Bath aforesaid. And that she the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, may be called and stiled by the Name of Baroness of Bath, in Our County of Somerset. And that after her Decease, the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney aforesaid, and every of them successively for ever, may be called and stiled by the Name of Baron of Bath, in Our County of Somerset. And that she the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, may in all Things be held and deemed Baroness of Bath aforesaid, and be treated and reputed as a Baroness. And that after her Decease the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney aforesaid, and every of them successively, may in all Things be held and deemed Barons of Bath aforesaid, and be treated and reputed as Barons. And that the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney aforesaid, and every of them successively and respectively, after the Death of the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, may have, hold, and possess a Seat, Place, and Voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, within Our Kingdom of Great Britain, amongst other Barons, as Barons of Parliament and Public Assemblies and Councils within Our said Kingdom. And also that the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, by the Name of Baroness of Bath aforesaid, and after her Decease, the Heirs Male of her Body aforesaid, for ever may enjoy and use, and every of them successively, may enjoy and use by the Name of Baron of Bath aforesaid, all and singular the Rights, Privileges, Pre-eminencies, Immunities, and Advantages, to the Degree of a Baroness, and Baron, in all Things duly and of Right belonging, which other Baronesses and Barons of this Our Kingdom of Great Britain, have heretofore honourably and quietly used and enjoyed, or as they do at present use and enjoy. And lastly We Will, and by these Presents do grant for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, that these Our Letters Patent or the Enrollment thereof, shall be in and by all Things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual in the Law, any Omission, Imperfection, Defect, Matter, Cause, or Thing whatsoever, to the contrary thereof, in anywise notwithstanding: We will also, &c. without Time in the Hanaper, &c. in Witness, &c. Witness, &c.

"Given under Our Privy Seal at Our Palace of Westminster, the Twenty-third Day of July, in the Thirty-second Year of Our Reign.

"Examined, J. Belson, Deputy."

"Received this Twenty-sixth Day of July 1792.

"Ja. Eyre, C. S.

W. H. Ashhurst, C. S."

"Miss Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Creation of a Baroness."

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our right Trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, Greeting: We will and command, that under Our Great Seal of Great Britain (remaining in your Custody), you cause these Our Letters to be made forth Patent, in Form following:

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, &c. To all Archbishops, Dukes, Marquisses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Provosts, FreeMen, and all Our Officers, Ministers, and Subjects whatsoever, to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that We of Our especial Grace, certain Knowledge and meer Motion, have advanced, preferred, and created Our right trusty and wellbeloved Cousin and Counsellor Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter, to be Marquis of Bath, in Our County of Somerset, and also to the State, Degree, Stile, Title, Dignity, Name, and Honour of Marquis of Bath aforesaid. And him the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth We do by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, advance, make, and create Marquis of Bath aforesaid. And We have appointed, given and granted, and by these Presents do appoint, give, and grant unto the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, the Name, Degree, State, Stile, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Marquis of Bath aforesaid. And him the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, by these Presents, We do dignify, invest, and really ennoble with the said Name, State, Title, Degree, Stile, Honour, and Dignity of Marquis of Bath aforesaid, by girting him with a Sword, and putting a Cap of Honour, and Coronet of Gold on his Head, and by giving into his Hand a Rod of Gold. To have and to hold the said Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Marquis of Bath aforesaid, with all and singular Pre-eminencies, Honours, and other Things, belonging or appertaining to such Name, State, Degree, Stile, Dignity, and Honour of Marquis of Bath aforesaid, unto the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten, and to be begotten, for ever willing, and by these Presents granting, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, that the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth and his Heirs Male aforesaid, and every one of them successively, may bear and have the Name, State, Stile, Degree, Dignity, Title, and Honour of Marquis of Bath aforesaid. And that they and every one of them successively, may be called and stiled by the Name of Marquis of Bath, in Our County of Somerset. And that he the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and his Heirs Male aforesaid, and every one of them successively, may in all Things be held and deemed Marquisses of Bath aforesaid, and be treated and reputed as Marquisses. And that he the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth and his Heirs Male aforesaid, and everyone of them successively and respectively, may have, hold, and possess a Seat, Place, and Voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors within Our Kingdom of Great Britain, amongst other Marquisses, as Marquisses of Bath aforesaid. And also that the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and his Heirs Male aforesaid, may enjoy and use, and every one of them successively, may enjoy and use by the Name of Marquis of Bath aforesaid, all and singular the Honours, Rights, Privileges, Pre-eminencies, and Immunities to the Degree of a Marquis, in all Things duly and of right belonging, which other Marquisses of this Our Kingdom of Great Britain have heretofore honourably and quietly used and enjoyed, or as they do at present use and enjoy. Lastly, We will, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, of Our more abundant especial Grace, do grant to the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and the Heirs Male of his Body aforesaid, that these Our Letters Patent or the Enrolment thereof, shall and may be sufficient and effectual in the Law, for the dignifying, investing, and really ennobling the said Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and the Heirs Male of his Body aforesaid, with the Name, Title, Dignity, and Honour of Marquis of Bath. And this without any Investiture, Rites, Ornaments, or Ceremonies whatsoever in this Behalf due and accustomed, which for some certain Reasons, best known to Us, We could not in due Manner do and perform; any Ordinance, Use, Custom, Rite, Ceremony, Prescription, or Provision due, or used, or to be had, done or performed, in conferring Honours of this Kind, or any other Matter or Thing to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. We Will also, &c. without Fine in the Hanaper, &c. In Witness, &c. Witness, &c.

Received the 25th Day of August 1789. Thurlow C.

"Given under Our Privy Seal, at Our Palace at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of August, in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign."

"Examined J. Belson, Deputy."

"Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Creation of Marquis."

Moved, "That the following Entry in the Journal of the 21st of January 1790, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk; (videlicet)

"Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 25th Day of August 1789, in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty, created Marquis of Bath, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Privy Seal and the Earl of Leicester, (also in their Robes,) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read."

Then it was moved, "That the Entry of the Name of the Marquis of Bath, in Garter's Roll of Peers, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges to consider and report to this House, whether, when any Title of Honour has been conferred on any Person, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal, to be holded in or with any given Rank of Peerage, the same specifick individual Title can be conferred on another Person, to be holden in or with the same or any other Rank of Peerage, during the Subsistence of the Limitations of such first Grant."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

"DISSENTIENT.

Protest thereupon.

"Because we conceive the real Dignity of the Peerage was not less concerned in the Adoption of this Motion than the Justice due from the House to the individual Member whose Title has been disposed of in this unprecedented Manner. If it be true, as asserted in the Debate, that the Practice of duplicating Titles is exceedingly usual, such Practice could at least have been shewn. The Challenge was fairly and roundly given, and instead of being answered, was, with round Assertions, parried. The Titles of Douglas, borne by three noble Members of this House, though discriminated as they are in a Manner the most proper, most regular, and most distinct, were assimilated to the Instance in Question. It could hardly be believed, without our Assertion, that the House could have been induced to negative the Motion by Arguments founded on such real or affected Ignorance.

"Because the Novelty of such Practice appeared to us to be proved, as far as a Negative is capable of Proof, by the following among various other Considerations; (videlicet)

1. "That though noble Families in the earlier Periods of our History were frequently deprived of the Rank of Peerage by Attainder, or otherwise, and afterwards restored, not a single Instance appears in which Titles, conferred on other Families in the Interval, had been re-granted or re-claimed; and, on the contrary, several Instances were pointed out in which different Titles had been assumed upon such Occasions, their ancient Titles not being, at the Time of their Restoration, vacant."

2. "That when the Duke of Buccleugh obtained from the Crown, in 1743, the Honour of its Recommendation to be restored to the hereditary Seat in this House, forfeited by the Attainder of his Ancestor, the Duke of Monmouth, that Favour was confined to such Titles as were not vested in other Families, and consequently the Title of Monmouth was omitted."

3. "When Thomas Earl of Arundel and Surrey could not obtain from King C. I. his Royal Consent to a general Reversal of his Ancestor's Attainder, and his own consequent Restoration to the Dukedom of Norfolk, he yet secured a Possibility of his future Restoration (which afterwards took place) by soliciting and obtaining the Earldom of Norfolk, which could hardly, on any other Principle, be an Object;" and

4. "When King Edward IV. wanted to give his Son the Earldom of Pembroke, he first obtained a Resignation of that Title from the then Earl."

"Because we conceive the Practice to be unjust, and the Consequences of it inconvenient, farcical, and ridiculous, and think it necessary to be resisted in the first Instance.

"And because, upon the Doctrine of the Hour, (for of the Hour only we trust it is,) the Minister for the Time being stands complimented by the House with a more powerful Instrument of mortifying Individuals than any known Prerogative of the Crown, or, in our Opinion, the Court of Wards and Liveries itself ever furnished. The Grievances of the latter were heavy, but temporary; the Injury occasioned by this modern Invention is perpetual, and claimed by its Patrons as irremediable.

"Radnor.
Leicester."

Then it was moved, "That the following Entry in the Journal of the House of Commons of the 23d of January 1695, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk; (videlicet)

"Mr. Speaker reported: That he, with the House, did Yesterday present their Address to His Majesty; and that His Majesty was pleased to express Himself to this Effect:

"Gentlemen,

"I have Kindness for my Lord Portland, which he has deserved of Me by long and faithful Services: But I should not have given him these Lands, if I had imagined the House of Commons could have been concerned: I will therefore recal the Grant; and find some other Way of shewing my Favour to him."

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to represent to His Majesty, that His Royal Letters Patent, by which His Majesty was graciously pleased to create Thomas Viscount Weymouth Marquis of Bath, and his Heirs Male Marquisses of Bath, were, on the Twenty-first Day of January, in the Thirtieth Year of His Majesty's Reign, produced to this House, and the said Marquis was then and there received accordingly, and is now a Member of this House.

"That Letters Patent, whereby Henrietta Laura Pulteney is created Baroness of Bath, and her Heirs Male Barons of Bath, being lately inspected by this House, this House feels it incumbent on itself, in respect of the several individual Members thereof, as particularly of the said Marquis of Bath, humbly to represent to His Majesty, that the Title of Bath being so vested in the said Marquis, the said last Grant is and can be of no Effect; that the Grant to a second Grantee of the same Title, exclusive of the obvious Inconveniencies attending it, is an actual Disinherison of the first Grantee, tending to produce private Animosities, liable to occasion public Resentments, and that such Proceeding might be used as an exasperating and mortifying Instrument of personal Pique.

"That, for these several Reasons, it be humbly requested of His Majesty, to recal and annul the said Letters Patent granted to Henry Laura Pulteney, as aforesaid, and to compensate in such a Manner as to His Majesty's Royal Wisdom shall seem meet, the Grant which this House humbly conceives His Majesty has been advised to make without sufficient Attention to the Rights previously vested in the said Marquis of Bath."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

"DISSENTIENT.

"Leicester.
Radnor."

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to represent to His Majesty, that His Royal Letters Patent, by which His Majesty was graciously pleased to create Thomas Viscount Weymouth Marquis of Bath, and his Heirs Male Marquisses of Bath, were on the Twenty-first Day of January in the Thirtieth Year of His Majesty's Reign produced in this House, and the said Marquis was then and there received accordingly, and is now a Member of this House. That Letters Patent, whereby Henrietta Laura Pulteney is created Baroness of Bath, and her Heirs Male Barons of Bath, being lately inspected by this House, this House feels it incumbent on itself in the most dutiful and respectful Manner, to represent to His Majesty, that the Grant to a second Family of the same Title is obviously attended with both public and private Inconveniences, greatly diminishes in Value the Royal Favour to the Family first receiving such Title, is liable to occasion public Resentments, will naturally lead to private Animosities, and that this Example may be made a most exasperating and mortifying Instrument of personal Pique.

"That under these Circumstances the House, forbearing to question the Validity of the Grant made to the said Henrietta Laura Pulteney, but greatly concerned that His Majesty has been advised to make the same, does humbly and earnestly request of His Majesty, that the same may not be drawn into Example, and that the Members of this House honoured by the favor of the Crown, may, severally, for the future enjoy unmolested and exclusively their several and respective Honours."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

DISSENTIENT.

"Because, though we adhere to the Motion last negatived, and trust that our Opinion will prevail, in case a Seat in this House, by virtue of this Patent shall be ever claimed, believing the Grant to be unauthorised by Custom or Precedent, and void in Law as it is upon every Principle of Justice and Decorum, yet as the House had refused to question the Power of the Crown to confer the Title, we waived our own Opinion, so far as to endeavour to induce the House to mediate with the Crown, graciously to remit the Exercise of such Power, being as we conceive incompatible with the Honour of the House, and the vested Rights of the Individual Members. The Act for regulating the Precedency of the Peers obviated those Grievances which partial or temporary Favour might occasion, but the Grievance arising from Precedence given arbitrarily, though it had also been given in Perpetuity, could not in any Degree be compared to this. An Instance infinitely short of this in our Opinion is pronounced by the Lord Chancellor Clarendon in his History to be the most unnecessary Provocation he had known, and in his Belief the chief Occasion of Lord Strafford's Execution.

"And lastly, we consider this Representation to the Crown to be peculiarly proper at a Time when theoretical Speculations and Attempts at ridiculing all established Forms and Privileges are unfortunately so prevalent.

"Radnor.
Leicester."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset Senescallus.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

Dunsley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Parcel of Waste Land called Dunsley Moor, within the Town ship of Newholm cum Dunsley, in the Parish of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln."

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. Holford and Mr. Spranger:

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

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes, and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace, within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

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.

Manchester Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton-under-Line, and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

Ld. Steward.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Digby.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.

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

Saddleworth Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from French Top, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Brookhouses in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby; and for repairing and altering the Road leading from or nearly from a Close called Copley Meadow in Stayley, to or near to Stayley Bridge, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ludlow Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Foot Paths within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough."

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

Wadenhoe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wadenhoe, in the County of Northampton."

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.

Speenhamland Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and, altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned."

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.

South Milforth's, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Hamlets of South Milforth and Lumby, in the Parish of Sherburn, in the West Riding of the County of York," 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."

Acts Commencement Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

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

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury under their Common Seal, and of Francis Hurlbatt, of Newington, in the County of Surry, Surveyor; 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.

Paddington Church Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Morshead and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex; and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 18o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Riddick against Douglas and Co.

The Answer of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, late Bankers in Ayr, and George Home, of Branxton, Esquire, their Factor and Manager, to the Appeal of William Riddick Esquire of Corbietoun, eldest Son of the deceased Robert Riddick of Corbietoun, was this Day brought in.

Ld. Daer et al. against Johnston and Stewart.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Basil William Douglas Esquire, commonly called Lord Daer, is Appellant, and Peter Johnstone, of Carnsallock Esquire, and the Honourable Keith Stewart of Corsewell, Freeholders of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, are Respondents:

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

Perrott et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of George Perrott Esquire, for himself and his two infant Sons, and others; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Navigation of the River Avon, in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Gloucester, and certain other Estates in the Counties of Worcester and Warwick, late the Property of George Perrott Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and the Monies arising thereby to be applied in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as those directed to be sold by this Act are now settled."

Blackburne's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Leasehold Estate late of John Blackburne Esquire deceased, and of a Freehold and Leasehold Estate, late of Richard Kent Esquire deceased; and for the Application of the respective Purchase Monies."

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

D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Stamford.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Radnor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Porchester.
L. Sommers.
L. Thurlow.
L. Kenyon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 8th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Wakefield Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Chatteris Commons Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same, and for holding in Severalty for ever certain Parts or Lots, being Part of the said Grounds, called The Acre Fen and Little Ferry Burrows, in the said Parish of Chatteris."

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.

Basingstoke Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the South East Side of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton."

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.

South Milforth, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Hamlets of South Milforth and Lumby, in the Parish of Sherburn, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Milton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the Manor of Milton, in the Parish of Kewstoke, in the County of Somerset."

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

Herschel, for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of William Herschel, 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 William Herschel."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Buchanan against Slack, in Error.

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

John Buchanan is Plaintiff,
and
John Slack Defendant.

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Officers and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Stratford Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon; and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal," 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."

Acts Commencement Bill.

The Earl Stanhope (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof."

And the same being read twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, and other Amendments were made by the House to the said Bill.

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

Election of Peers for Scotland, Committee deferred.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges to whom is referred the several Petitions relative to the late Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland; which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 26th Day of this instant March.

Brown's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Matthias Hayfield Brown Esquire, and Mary Johnson Widow, do attend this House on Monday the 25th Day of this instant March, in order to their being examined as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire, with Susannah Solley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Douglas and Co. against Riddick.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, late Bankers in Ayr, and George Home Esquire, of Branxton, their Factor and Manager, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of November 1792, and 1st of March 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 William Riddick Esquire, of Corbietoun, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Riddick may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 15th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Trafford's Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Trafford Esquire; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Petition to this House for a Private Bill, on the 12th of February last, and Consideration of the same was referred to Mr. Justice Gould, and Mr. Justice Grose: That the said Judges were obliged to go on their respective Circuits, before the Petitioner could be prepared to attend them, in consequence whereof, the said Judges have not met thereon;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To refer his said Petition to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, or make such other Order therein, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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.

Ld. Amherst et al., Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Jeffery Lord Amherst, and others; setting forth, "That the Petitioners presented their Petition to this House for a Private Bill, on the 15th of February last, and the Consideration of the same was referred to Mr. Baron Hotham, and Mr. Justice Heath: That the said Judges were obliged to go on their respective Circuits, before the Petitioners could be prepared to attend them, in Consequence whereof, the said Judges have not met thereon;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To refer their said Petition to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, or make such other Order therein, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, 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.

Bank Buildings Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to purchase certain Houses and Ground contiguous to the Bank of England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Manchester and Oldham Canal Extension Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Manchester, to or near Ashton-under-Line and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris, leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boars Heads, and from, or nearly from a Place called Taylors Barn, in the Township of Reddish, to Denton, at a Place called Boat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashton-under-Line; and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge, at or near a Place called Waterhouses, in the Parish of Ashton-under-Line aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach at Hollinwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stewart's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Alexander Stewart Esquire, with Elizabeth Leigh his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Pawnbroker's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Granby and Sutton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Liberties of Granby and Sutton, in the Parish of Granby and Sutton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 19o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Graham against Gowans.

The Answer of Thomas Gowans, to the Appeal of John Graham of Muirhouse Dykes, was this Day brought in.

Acts Commencement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto,

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide admissions duly stamped, to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stratford Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon; and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Manchester and Oldham Canal Extension Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation, from Manchester, to or near Ashton-underLyne and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris, leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boars' Heads; and from or nearly from a Place called Taylor's Barn in the Township of Reddish, to Denton, at a Place called Boat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashton-underLyne, and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge at or near a Place called Waterhouses, in the Parish of Ashton-under-Lyne aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach, at Hollinwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid."

Wakefield Enclosure Bill, King's consent signified.

The Lord Grenville acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) "That Their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Brecknock Canal Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth, and for making and maintaining Rail Ways and Stone Roads from such Canal to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth," stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

York Building's Company against Mackenzie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 7th of December 1791 and 8th of March 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 Alexander Mackenzie, Writer to the Signet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Mackenzie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel, Agents or Solicitors in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Brown's Divorce Bill, Marshall of King's Bench to attend with a Witness.

Ordered, That the Marshall of the King's Bench Prison, or his Deputy, do bring Matthias Hayfield Brown Esquire, a Prisoner in his Custody, to the Bar of this House on Monday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire with Susannah Solley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

To the Marshall of the King's Bench Prison, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

D. Marlborough's Estate Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Duke of Marlborough and Lincoln College, Oxford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wakefield Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Wadenhoe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wadenhoe, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Saddleworth Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from French Top, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Brookhouses in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby; and for repairing and altering the Road leading from or nearly from a Close called Copley Meadow in Stayley, to or near to Stayley Bridge, in the County of Chester," 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."

Manchester Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton-under-Line and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester," was committed.

Speenhamland Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned," was committed.

Ludlow Paving Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving the Foot Paths within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough," was committed.

Canal Bills, Standing Orders respecting to be considered.

Ordered, That the Standing Orders of the 11th of this instant March, relative to Canal Bills, be taken into Consideration on Friday next, for the Purpose of their being suspended during the present Session; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Brecknock Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Rail Ways and Stone Roads from such Canal to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

"Pr. 48. L. 31. After ("Persons") insert ("who are now"), and in the same Line, leave out ("to be") and insert ("at any Time hereafter might have become")

"L. 34. After ("the") insert ("Average"), and in the same Line leave out from ("Value") to ("such") in Line 37, and insert ("of the four Years, commencing at Michaelmas Day 1788 and ending at Michaelmas Day 1792")"

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

Plymouth Dock, &c. Water Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

"Pr. 9. L. 10. After ("House") insert ("Bridge")

"Pr. 47. L. 30 and 31. Leave out ("or the Water flowing therein"), and in Line 31 after ("injured") insert ("or")

"L. 32. Leave out ("obstructed or diverted")

"L. 36. Leave out from ("of") to ("with") in Line 39, and insert ("any Person or Persons whatsoever")

"Pr. 48. L. 2. After ("his") insert ("her or their") and leave out from ("Lands") to ("provided") in Line 5, and insert ("through which the said intended Cut, Leat, or Trench shall or may pass")."

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

Chatteris Commons Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same, and for holding in Severalty, for ever, certain Parts or Lots, being Part of the said Grounds, called The Acre Fen and Little Ferry Burrows, in the said Parish of Chatteris," 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."

Basingstoke Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the South East Side of the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton," 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."

Robin's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Lewis Robin," was committed.

D. Marlborough's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Duke of Marlborough and Lincoln College Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Saddleworth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from French Top, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Brookhouses, in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby; and for repairing and altering the Road leading from or nearly from a Close called Copley Meadow, in Stayley, to or near to Stayley Bridge, in the County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster' through the Town of Ashton-under-Lyne, and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Speenhamland Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ludlow Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footpaths within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wadenhoe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds in the Parish of Wadenhoe, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wakefield Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Manchester and Oldham Canal Extension Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation, from Manchester to or near Ashton-underLyne and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boars' Heads; and from or nearly from a Place called Taylor's Barn, in the Township of Reddish, to Denton, at a Place called Boat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashton-underLyne; and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge, at or near a Place called Waterhouses in the Parish of Ashton-under-Lyne aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach at Hollinwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid."

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

D. Norfolk.
E. Berkeley.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Porchester.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Pawnbroker's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

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 the 8th Day of April next.

Chalmers et al. against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Chalmers, Town Clerk of Dundee, John Peter du Roveray of London, and others, the postponed Creditors on the Estate of Redcastle; complaining of four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 17th of December 1790, the 7th and 9th of June 1791, and 31st of May 1792; and also of nine Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 27th of January, the 15th of February, and 30th of June 1791, and the 1st of February, 5th and 21st of June, and 4th and 21st of December 1792, and 5th of March 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, 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 Alexander Ross and John Ogilvie, the Trustees of George Ross of Cromartie, and Hector Mackenzie and others, the younger Children of Captain Kenneth Mackenzie, and John Mackenzie and others, the prior Adjudgers and Creditors interested in the Estate of Redcastle, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Ross and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate:

A Petition of Major George Hay, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, considering a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, of the 4th Day of February last, to be erroneous, whereby he was commanded to pay into the Hands of His Majesty's Remembrancer of that Court the Sum of nine thousand two hundred Pounds, as Commissary of Captures in South Carolina, to and for the Use of the Crown, (which Sum of Money the Petitioner humbly conceived to be the Property of the Army, and that to them alone he was accountable), accordingly brought his Appeal to be relieved from the said Decree: The Petitioner therefore has used his utmost Endeavours to investigate this Affair; but upon maturely considering the Case, and from the Opinion of his Counsel, the Petitioner is fully advised that the said Decree is perfectly just, and that he ought to withdraw his said Appeal and abide thereby;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To permit the Petitioner to withdraw his said Appeal, and abide by the said Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

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

Appeal withdrawn.

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

Slave Trade, Considerations deferred on Petitions.

Upon reading the Petition of John Barnes and Richard Miles, Delegates from the Merchants and Traders of the Town of Liverpool concerned in the African Trade; setting forth, "That having been apprized of the Order made by Their Lordships on the 14th of March, for proceeding further on the Slave Trade on Thursday the 21st of March, the Petitioners lost no Time in apprizing their Constituents at Liverpool of the same, and in giving Directions for the necessary Preparations to defend the said Trade, but the Petitioners found on Enquiry that their Counsel were upon the Circuit, and that therefore it would be impossible for them to be prepared to proceed on the Day appointed by Their Lordships: That the Petitioners understand the Circuits will be over Time enough to enable the Counsel of the Petitioners' Constituents to return to London early in the Month of April, so that they will be enabled to proceed immediately after the Easter Recess;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, on the Part of the Merchants in Liverpool, "To enlarge the Time appointed for resuming the Investigation of the Slave Trade until some convenient Day after the Easter Recess:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Planters, Merchants, Mortgagees, Annuitants, and others interested in the British Sugar Colonies, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That having been apprized of the Order made by Their Lordships on the 14th of March, for proceeding further on the Slave Trade, on Thursday the 21st, the Petitioners lost no Time in giving Directions for the necessary Preparations; but the Petitioners found on Enquiry, that their Counsel were upon the Circuit, and therefore that it would be impossible for them to be prepared to proceed on the Day appointed by Their Lordships: That the Petitioners understand the Circuits will be over Time enough to enable the Petitioners' Counsel to return to London early in the Month of April, so that the Petitioners will be enabled to proceed immediately after the Easter Recess;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To enlarge the Time appointed for resuming the Investigation of the Slave Trade, until some convenient Day after the Easter Recess:"

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

It was moved, "That the Order of the House, of the 14th of this instant March, that the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trades, and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same, on Thursday next, and that the Lords be summoned, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trades, and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same, on Thursday the 11th Day of April next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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