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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: April 1793 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 593-602. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116935 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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April 1793 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 8o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Thurlow.

PRAYERS.

Gordon against Douglas and Co.

The Answer of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, late Bankers in Ayr, to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon, of Culvennan, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Dudley Canal Bill, Petitions in support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Worcester and Brimingham Canal Navigation:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, and principal Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and severally praying the House, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

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

Master and Fellows of Catherine Hall Cambridge, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master and Fellows of Catherine Hall, in the University of Cambridge, 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.

Bamford et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Bamford, of Bamford in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, and Anna his Wife, and Robert Hesketh, late of the City of Chester, Merchant, but now of Gwrych, in the County of Denbigh, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition:

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.

Trafford, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Trafford Esquire, and other Persons after his Death, to make Grants and Conveyances, in Fee, of certain Parts of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Humphrey Trafford Esquire, situate in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester; for building, upon reserved Rents in Fee, or to grant Building Leases thereof, and also to grant Leases of certain Waste Moss Lands in the said Counties, other Parts of the said devised Estates."

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, and of Francis Hurlbatt, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to grant Building Leases to Mr. Francis Hurlbatt."

Bank Forgeries Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Forgeries and Frauds in the Transfers of the several Funds transferrable at the Bank of England."

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 Wednesday next.

Liverpool Salt Works Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing part of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Ann, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Custom House, which may relate to the refining and making of Salt at certain Works intended to be erected at Garston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, instead of the present Salt Works at Liverpool."

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 Wednesday next.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninetythree; and for making Provision for Adjutants who have served a certain Time in the Militia."

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.

Street's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Street Gentleman, with Lucy Duncumb, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Herschel's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Herschel."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Covenham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fens, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Covenham Saint Bartholomew, and Covenham Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Normanton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Heath Grounds within the Parish of Normanton, in the County of Rutland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the old whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Marham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grantham Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge, and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal, at or near Cropwell Butler, to the Town of Bingham, both in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hanbury Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Tower of the Parish Church of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester, and for repairing the said Church, and rendering the same more commodious for the Parishioners."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cockerton Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from Cockerton Bridge, near Darlington, in the County of Durham, to Staindrop, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bethnal Green, &c. paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and repairing certain Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, in the Parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Old Cock Lane and York Street, as are in the Parish of of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Paddington Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 rebuilding the Parish Church of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leicester Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from the Town of Leicester to communicate with the River Nen, in or near the Town of Northampton; and also a certain Collateral Cut from the said Navigation."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Buchanan against Slack, in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein John Buchanan is Plaintiff, and John Slack is Defendant:"

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

Martin's Divorce Bill:

Ordered, That Matthieu Francois Le Carbonnier, George Hughes, and Lydia Hughes, do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Martin Esquire, with Elizabeth Vesey, his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Cotton et al., Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges Report.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Powell Cotton and James Watkin Cotton, and of William Daniel Esquire, and Ann Mico his Wife, for themselves and on Behalf of their Infant Children, and others; setting forth, "That the Petitioners preferred their Petition to Their Lordships for a Private Bill on the 28th Day of March last, and the same was referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Baron Hotham, to consider and report; that a Deed of Appointment, necessary to be produced before the said Judges, was, on or about the 5th day of March last, transmitted to Florence, to be executed by Andrew Douglas, Doctor in Physic, and Mary his Wife, who are now resident there, but the same is not yet returned;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That the Time for the said Judges to make their Report may be enlarged until the said Deed shall be returned:"

It is Ordered, That the Time for receiving the Reports of the Judges on Petitions for private Bills, be enlarged on the said Bill for a Fortnight.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Land Revenue, Appendixes to Reports delivered.

The House being informed, "That Sir John Call, one of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Land Revenues of the Crown attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"Appendix to the Fourteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents. Dated March 28th 1793."

"Appendix to the Fifteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents. Dated March 28th 1793."

"Appendix to the Sixteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents. Dated March 28th, 1793."

"Appendix to the Seventeenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents. Dated March 28th 1793."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Ordered, That the said Appendixes be printed.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein David Hay Balfour Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and Miss Henrietta Scott and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday 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 Martis, nonum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 9o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Graham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Dudley Canal Bill, Petitions in support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Proprietors of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal Navigation, on behalf of themselves, and the other Proprietors of the said Canal:

And also, upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Farmers, and principal Inhabitants, in and near the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and severally praying, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

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

Sutton Coldfield Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and vary the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sutton Coldfield Common, and several other Roads therein described, in the County of Stafford, as relates to the Wolverhampton District of Roads," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Normanton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Heath Grounds, within the Parish of Normanton, in the County of Rutland."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Sussex.
E. Graham.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Brownlow.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

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

Newnham et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Newnham, of Maresfield in the County of Sussex, Esquire, Sir John Shelley, of Michelgrove in the said County, Baronet, and John Trayton Fuller, of Kidbrook in the County of Sussex, 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.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer further Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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. Walker and Mr. Spranger:

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

Glanville, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Francis Glanville Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Francis Glanville Esquire, in the County of Wilts, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in Lieu thereof."

Dickenson, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Churchill Dickenson Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Churchill Dickenson Esquire, to grant building Leases renewable Leases, and make Conveyances in Fee of, and upon all or any Part of the Estates at Charlton Row, devised by the Will of John Dickenson Esquire, deceased, situate near the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Gamon and Leigh, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Gamon, of George Street, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, and James Henry Leigh, of Addlestrop in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, Committees of the Estate of the most noble Anna Eliza Duchess of Chandos, a Lunatic, and the said Richard Gamon is also a Committee of the Person of the said Duchess, 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.

Grantham Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge, and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal, at or near Cropwell Butler, to the Town of Bingham, both in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Exeter (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

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

Pr. 1. L. 22. After ("Time") insert ("except as herein is excepted")

Pr. 2. L. 1. Leave out ("Fourteen Years") and insert ("One Year")

L. 3. After ("Parliament") insert ("Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted, That so much of the said Act as directs that no Fee or Gratuity whatsoever shall be had, taken, or received, by any Justice of the Peace, or his Clerk, or by any Person whomsoever, for any Summons or Warrant, or other Proceedings whatsoever, to be granted or made by any Justice or Justices of the Peace, in pursuance of the said Act, shall be and the same is hereby repealed")

In the Title of the Bill,

L. 5. After ("Pawnbrokers") insert ("except as to so much of the said Act as herein is excepted")"

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

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; and for making Provision for Adjutants who have served a certain Time in the Militia."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Free Fishers and Dredgers of Whitstable in the County of Kent, and for the better Ordering and Government of the Fishery," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Perrott's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, 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," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Wakefield and Abberford Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Wiss and Charretié's Naturalization Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Wiss and John Isaac Charretié," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Dudley Canal Bill, Petitions in Support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable William Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Owners and Proprietors of Lands, Mines, and Estates on the Line of the intended Canal from Netherton to Selly Oak, and the Collateral Cuts communicating therewith:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Occupiers of Lands and Estates on the Line of the intended Canal from Netherton to Selly Oak, and the Collateral Cuts communicating therewith, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House; intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and severally praying, "That the said Bill for making the said Canal and Collateral Cuts may pass into a Law:"

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County, and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Dallas and Mr. Alexander appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and Mr. Douglas against the said Bill:

The several Petitions presented to the House for and against the said Bill were read.

Then Mr. Douglas was heard on Behalf of the several Petitioners against the said Bill.

And several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined against the said Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of Counsel, and Consideration of the said Bill, be put off to Monday next.

Vote of Credit, King's Message respecting.

The Lord Grenville acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to Their Lordships;" and the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet)

GEORGE R.

His Majesty, relying on the zealous and affectionate Support of the House of Lords in the vigorous Prosecution of the War in which He is engaged, hopes that he shall have the Concurrence of this House in enabling His Majesty to defray any extraordinary Expences which may be incurred for the Service of the present Year; and to take such Measures as the Exigency of Affairs may require.

"G. R."

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 10o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Balfour et al. against Scott et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein David Hay Balfour Esquire, and his Guardians, and Lucy Hay, are Appellants, and Miss Henrietta Scott, and her Guardians, are Respondents, et è contra:

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

Glanville's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Francis Glanville Esquire, in the County of Wilts, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Townshend.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Digby.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Sandys.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Porchester.
L. Sommers.
L. Fife.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 25th Day of this instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dickenson's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Churchill Dickenson Esquire, to grant Building Leases, renewable Leases, and make Conveyances in Fee of, and upon all or any Part of the Estates at Charlton Row, devised by the Will of John Dickenson Esquire, deceased, situate near the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 26th Day of this instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Marham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the old whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Marham, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One thousand seven hundred and ninetythree; and for making Provision for Adjutants who have served a certain Time in the Militia."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton Coldfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and vary the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twentyfirst Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sutton Coldfield Common, and several other Roads therein described, in the County of Stafford, as relates to the Wolverhampton District of Roads."

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. Walker and Mr. Spranger:

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

Pawnbrokers' Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments 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 some Amendments, to which Their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Dean and Chapter of Lincoln et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Worshipful Sir Richard Kaye, Baronet, Doctor of Laws, Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, and the Chapter of the same Church, also of the Reverend John Bullinant Clerk, Rector of Sudbrooke, in the County of Lincoln, and Richard Ellison, of Sud brooke Holme, in the said County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Hannah his Wife, Henry Ellison, of Thorne in the County of York, Esquire, for and on behalf of himself and of his infant Son, and John Ellison, of Thorne aforesaid, Esquire, and Esther Ellison, of the Close of Lincoln, in the same County of Lincoln, Widow; 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.

Shrewsbury Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester, and also for making and maintaining certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Moreton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Townships of Moreton and Wilbrighton, otherwise Wilberton, in the Parish of Gnosall, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hadley Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hadley Turnpike Gate to Stifford Bridge, and from a Farm House called Tarpotts, to the Town of South Benfleet, and from the Pound in the Town of Brentwood to Tilbury Fort, and from Billericay to Horndon on the Hill, and from Stanford Bridge to Purfleet, in the County of Essex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lobley Hill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from the Turnpike Road between Gateshead and Hexham near Lobley Hill, in the Parish of Whickham, in the County of Durham, to Burtry Ford, in the Parish of Stanhope, in the same County, and a Branch from the said Road near Bryan's Leap, in the County of Durham, to the Corbridge Turnpike Road near Blackhedley, in the County of Northumberland, and another Branch from the said Road at Wolsingham, in the County of Durham, to Crosgate, near the City of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Halifax small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstall, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for granting other Powers for those Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bank Forgeries Bill.

The House (according to Order), was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Forgeries and Frauds in the Transfers of the several Funds transferable at the Bank of England."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Liverpool Salt Works Bill.

The House (according to Order), was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Custom House, which may relate to the refining and making of Salt, at certain Works intended to be erected at Garston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, instead of the present Salt Works at Liverpool."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Braunston Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of John Gardner and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Oxford Canal Navigation at Braunston, in the County of Northampton, to join the River Thames at or near Brentford in the County of Middlesex, and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal;" and praying, "That they may be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of John Ranaldson, of Blairhall Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented his Petition to Their Lordships, for Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned, the Consideration of the same was referred to the Lord President of the Court of Session, the Lord Justice Clerk, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, or any Two of them: That owing to the great Distance of some of the Heirs of Entail from Edinburgh, and to the Indisposition which ended in the Death of the Petitioner's eldest Sister, one of the nearest Heirs of Entail on the 6th Current, it has been impossible to obtain the Report of the Judges; and of consequence to comply with Their Lordship's Order for receiving Reports from the Judges on Petitions for Private Bills; the Petitioner still expects between (fn. 1) and the 1st of May next, to be able to present the said Report;" and therefore praying their Lordships, in respect of the Circumstances above mentioned, "To enlarge the Time for presenting the said Report, to any Day between (fn. 1) and the 1st of May next."

It is Ordered, That the Time for receiving Reports of the Judges on Petitions for Private Bills, be enlarged on the said Bill, and that the Report be received on any Day before the first Day of May next.

Traitorous Corespondence Prevention Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all traitorous Correspondence with or Aid or Assistance being given to His Majesty's Enemies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Brewton Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms, and altering, enlarging and consolidating the Powers of two Acts of Parliament passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads and Streets in and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset, therein described, and also for repairing, widening and altering several other Roads, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Martin's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That William Osborne Esquire do attend this House To-morrow, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Martin Esquire, with Elizabeth Vesey, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

E. Mansfield introduced:

David Viscount Stormont, claiming by virtue of a Special Limitation, contained in a Patent granted to his late Uncle William Earl of Mansfield in the County of Middlesex, bearing Date the 1st Day of August, in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, was this Day (in his Robes), introduced between the Earl of Carlisle, and the Earl Fitzwilliam (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding: His Lordship on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

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

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fifth Day of April, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed in his due Place.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Bp. Gloucester to preach on Fast Day.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Gloucester be and he is hereby desired to preach before this House, on Friday the 19th Day of this instant April, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, being the Day appointed by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, for a General Fast.

Wakefield and Abberford Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Free Fishers, and Dredgers of Whitstable, in the County of Kent, and for the better ordering and Government of the Fishery," was committed.

Wiss and Charretié's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Wiss, and John Isaac Charretié," was committed.

Benezech's Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Strafford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Benezech," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Normanton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Heath Grounds within the Parish of Normanton, in the County of Rutland," 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."

Vote of Credit, Address on King's Message, respecting.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message to this House of Yesterday; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Message was read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His Majesty's most gracious Message; to assure His Majesty of our zealous and affectionate Support, in the vigorous prosecution of the present War, and of our chearful Concurrence in enabling His Majesty to defray any extraordinary Expences which may be incurred for the Service of the present Year, and to take such Measures as the Exigency of Affairs may require.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Covenham 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 and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fens, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Covenham Saint Bartholomew, and Covenham Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that Their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fens, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Covenham Saint Bartholomew, and Covenham Saint Mary, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

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