House of Lords Journal Volume 39
May 1793 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: May 1793 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 673-686. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116940 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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May 1793 11-20

DIE Sabbati, 11o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Thurlow.

PRAYERS.

Gartside's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Gartside Esquire to grant and convey the Inheritance in Fee-simple, for building upon reserving Rents, or to make building Leases of any Part of his settled Estate in Little Bolton, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dickenson's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Churchill Dickenson Esquire to grant building Leases, renewable Leases, and make conveyances in Fee, and upon all or any Part of the Estates at Chorlton Row, devised by the Will of John Dickenson Esquire, deceased, situate near the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Greene's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary Greene Widow, and James Greene Esquire, her Son, and the Survivor of them, to grant and convey in Fee-Farm, for the Purposes of building or to make building Leases for any Term of Years, of Messuages and Lands at Droylsden, Failsworth, and Newton, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trafford's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Trafford Esquire, and other Persons after his Death, to grant Leases of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Humphrey Trafford Esquire, situate in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, for building; and also to grant Leases of certain Waste Moss Lands, in the said Counties, other Parts of the said devised Estates."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Four preceeding Bills.

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

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

Warmfield Cum-Heath Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Calder, in the Township of Warmfield cum Heath, to or near the Town of Barnsley, and from thence to Barnby Bridge, in the Township of Cawthorne, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain Railways and other Roads to communicate therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Armley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Township of Armley, in the Parish of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shipley, &c. Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Collieries at Shipley and Westhallam, in the County of Derby, to the Erewash Canal, in the Parish of Stanton by Dale, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thorngrafton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Thorngrafton Common; and also certain Common Fields or Dales and Pieces of Land within the Township of Thorngrafton; all within the Barony or Manor of Wark, and in the Parish of Haltwhistle, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Langley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Langley South Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grindon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Grindon Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

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.

Blything Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Blything, in the County of Suffolk; and for granting some further Powers and Provisions for carrying the same more effectually into Execution."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Kellie.
E. Balcarres.
E. Radnor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Thurlow.

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.

Cobham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons, Heaths, and Marsh and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Cobham, otherwise Coveham, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey."

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.

Hungerford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the present Turnpike Road from Besselsleigh to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, to Leekford, otherwise Sousley Water, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, presented to the House on the 22d of December 1790, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 13o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Dundas Road Bill.

The Earl of Doncaster reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for completing, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Port Dundas, and from Port Dundas to the High Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Garscube Bridge, by Dobbies Loan, in the County of Lanark," 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."

Election of Peers for Scotland, report to be received.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred the several Petitions relative to the late Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland, "That the Committee had come to a Resolution, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

It was moved, "That the said Report be received on Thursday Se'nnight."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out ("Thursday Se'nnight") and inserting ("now")

The Question was put, "Whether ("Thursday Se'nnight") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Report of the said Resolution be received on Thursday the 23d Day of this instant May.

Redness, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, enclosing and improving all the Moor Lands in the Townships of Redness and Swinefleet, in the Parish of Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Chelmsford Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from or nearly from the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex, to a Place called Collier's Reach, in or near the River Blackwater, in the said County."

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

D. Bridgewater.
M. Abercorn.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Spencer.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Douglas of Douglas.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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.

Petition referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the several Persons praying to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the last-mentioned Bill, be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, as desired, before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time if they think fit.

Salford, &c Roads Bill.

The Duke of Bridgewater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening and improving certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks; and also the Road from a Place called South Sea, in Pendlebury, to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence through Hilton Lane, to Dawson Lane End; and also from Agecroft Bridge, over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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. 5. L. 11. Leave out from ("Parliament") to ("and"), in Line 26.

Pr. 15. L. 6. Leave out from ("required") to ("and"), in Line 15., and insert ("to continue the said Turnpike and Turnpike Gate where it now stands")

Pr. 17. L. 18. Leave out from ("shall") to ("continue"), in Line 20.

Pr. 20. L. 16. Leave out from ("be") to ("for") in Line 20., and insert ("continued in Pendleton")

Pr. 28. L. 23. Leave out from ("taken") to ("from") in Line 26., and insert ("at the several Turnpike Gates to be erected or continued as aforesaid, by such Person or Persons, as the said Trustees, or any five or more of them, acting within the respective Districts or Divisions shall")

L. 31. Leave out from ("say") to ("for") in Press 29, Line 26.

Pr. 31. L. 30. Leave out from ("Number") to ("which") in Press 33. L. 27.

Press 36. L. 14. After ("Toll") insert Proviso ("A")

("Provided also, That if at any Time, within the Term hereby granted, an Act shall be obtained for making a Turnpike Road from Worsley, to or near to Moses Gate, and such Road shall be made accordingly, no Person who shall have paid Tolls for passing with any Cattle, Carts or Carriages through the last Toll Bar to be erected on the said Road towards Bolton, shall be liable to the Payment of more than one Half of the respective Tolls hereby authorized to be taken at Moses Gate or the Turnpike to be erected in Lieu thereof, in respect of such Cattle, Carts or Carriages, for passing and returning through the same on the same Day, with such Cattle, Carts and Carriages, upon producing a Ticket denoting the Payment of such Tolls")

Pr. 43. L. 12. Leave out from ("Act") to ("that") in Press 44. Line 11., and insert ("or which shall or may be collected under the Powers or Authorities of this present Act, shall be by the said Trustees applied in the Manner after mentioned, that is to say, that out of the Monies already collected by virtue of the said former Act, or to be collected by virtue or under the Authority of this present Act, at the said Turnpike at Pendleton, the Expences of procuring and passing this Act shall be first paid and discharged, and that after full Payment thereof, the Remainder of such Monies and also the Monies or Tolls already collected, under the Authority of the said former Act, or to be collected under the Authority of this present Act, at each of the several and respective Turnpikes or Turnpike Gates, to be continued, erected or set up in the Manner hereinbefore mentioned, and all Money borrowed on the Credit thereof severally and respectively, shall be applied in paying and discharging the Expences of setting up or erecting such respective Turnpikes, and of erecting and providing a Toll House for the same respectively, and in paying off and discharging all such Sums of Money as are now due and owing, or which shall hereafter be borrowed under the Authority of this Act, upon the Credit of the Tolls of such Turnpikes respectively; and all Interest now due, or hereafter to grow due thereon, until the same shall be fully paid and satisfied; but so and in such Manner, nevertheless, that no Part of the Sums or Tolls collected or to be collected at any of the said Turnpikes shall be applicable or applied in or towards Payment of any Debt contracted at any other of the said Turn pikes, or on Account of the making of the several and respective Roads in or through the respective Districts or District to which the others or other of the said respective Turnpikes belong or appertain; and after full Payment and Satisfaction of all such several Sums before mentioned, then that the Remainder of the said Monies or Tolls collected or to be collected at the said Turnpike at Pendleton, shall be in the first Place applied in and upon the making, repairing and widening the said Road, from the One Mile Stone in Salford aforesaid, to the Division of the Townships of Pendlebury and Swinton, and that the Surplus of such Monies or Tolls, over and above what shall be necessary from Time to Time to keep the same in effectual and complete Repair, if any such shall remain, shall be divided into four equal Parts; two fourth Parts thereof to be applied in and upon Account of making, repairing, widening and maintaining the Road, between the said Division of the Townships of Pendlebury and Swinton, and the White Horse in West Houghton; one other fourth Part in and upon Account of making, repairing and maintaining the Road from Irlams-o'-th'Height to Bolton; and the remaining fourth Part in and upon Account of making, repairing and maintaining the Road leading from the present Turnpike in Pendleton, to the Division between Cadishead and Lower Irlam; the same to be divided unto and among the several Townships, according to the Length of the said Roads lying within each)."

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

Gibson and Johnson against Master et al., in Error.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Richard Master and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for Hearing To-morrow, be called in at One o'Clock.

Gibson and Johnson against Hunter in Error.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause wherein James Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Robert Hunter is Defendant, which stands appointed for Hearing To-morrow, be called in at one o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 14o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Beverley.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Saint John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Gibson and Johnson against Master et al., in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Richard Master and others are Defendants, brought in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench for the said Defendants; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel for the Plaintiffs having been heard; as also the Counsel for the Defendants;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock; and that the Judges do then attend.

Aylett against Bennett, 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

William Aylett is Plaintiff,
and
Nathaniel Bennett the Younger, Defendant.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al., in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Writ of Error wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator, in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Bankrupts Bill.

The Earl of Stanhope presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent secret Acts of Bankruptcy."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

West India Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in Foreign Ships, into and from certain Ports and Places in the West Indies; and for amending so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to permitting the Importation of Sugar into the Bahama and Bermuda Islands, in Foreign Ships; and so much of two Acts, made in the Twenty-eighth and Thirty-first Years of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Timber into any Island under the Dominion of His Majesty in the West Indies, from any Foreign Colony or Plantation in the West Indies or South America; and so much of the said Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Pitch, Tar, and Turpentine into Nova Scotia, or New Brunswick, from any Country belonging to the United States of America."

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.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the special Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool to vary the Line of the said Canal Navigation; and to raise a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of completing the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes," was committed:

It was moved, "That the said Bill be re-committed."

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Thursday the 23d Day of this instant May.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken before the Committee on the said Bill, be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Petitions against, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Right Honourable the Earl of Balcarres:

Also, The Petition of the several Persons, being Owners or Proprietors of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Lancaster, severally praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee; 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.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County of Lancaster; and also Land-owners, Merchants or Inhabitants of the said Counties:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Richard Roe Walton, Clerk, Owner of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Lancaster, severally taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and severally praying, "That they may be at Liberty, by themselves or their Counsel, to be heard against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Redness, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, enclosing, and improving all the Moor Lands in the Townships of Redness and Swinefleet, in the Parish of Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Kellie.
E. Balcarres.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Beverley.
V. Hereford.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Rawdon.
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.

Sleaford Road, &c Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and improving certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks; and also the Road from a Place called South Sea, in Pendlebury, to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence, through Hilton Lane, to Dawson Lane End; and also from Agecroft Bridge, over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Spranger:

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.

Dundas Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for completing, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Port Dundas, and from Port Dundas to the High Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Garscube Bridge, by Dobbie's Loan, in the County of Lanark."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

West Harptry Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, diverting, and widening the Roads leading from West Harptry to the Bath and Wells Turnpike Road at Marksbury, and from Stowey to Chew Magna, and from West Harptry to the Bath Turnpike Road at Emborow, and from West Harptry to Forecross, in the Parish of Churchill, and from West Harptry to the Blue Bowl Inn in Compton Martin, and from Berrington to the Town of Wrington, and from the Nine Elms, at North Widcombe, to Coley, in the County of Somerset."

Scotch Roman Catholics' Oath Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for requiring a certain Form of Oath of Abjuration, and Declaration, from his Majesty's Subjects professing the Roman Catholic Religion in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 15o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Gibson and Johnson against Master et al. in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Hearing of Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Richard Master and others are Defendants; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And one Counsel for the Plaintiffs having been heard by way of reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Questions put to Judges.

Proposed, "That the following Questions be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

Whether, upon the State of the Evidence given for the Plaintiffs in this Case, it was competent for the Defendants to insist upon the Jury being discharged from giving a Verdict, by demurring to the Evidence and obliging the Plaintiff to join in Demurrer?"

"Whether on this Record any Judgement can be given?"

"In case no Judgement can be given, what ought to be the Award?"

The same were agreed to; and the said Questions were accordingly put to the Judges.

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Questions:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause, be put off to Thursday the 6th Day of June next, and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Gibson and Johnson against Hunter in Error.

Counsel were called in to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Robert Hunter is Defendant.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Thursday the 6th Day of June next.

Ld Ponsonby takes his Seat:

This Day Frederick Lord Ponsonby sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father William Lord Ponsonby, his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Maidstone Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Knatchbull and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, shortening, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from Wren's Cross in the Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, through the West or Lower Harrietsham Street, by Harrietsham Church, and through Lenham and Charing, to Barrow Hill in Ashford, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

South Kelsey Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Ancholme in the Parish of South Kelsey, in the County of Lincoln, into the Parish of Caistor, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hemlingford Hundred Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy raising Money upon the Hundred of Hemlingford, in the County of Warwick, for paying the Damages and Costs incurred on account of the late Riots within the said Hundred, than is authorized to be done by the Laws now in being;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Monmouth Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of two Acts of the Twenty-eighth Year of King George the Second, and the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through and from the Town of Monmouth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swinton Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut in the Township of Swinton, to or near the Town of Barnsley, in the Parish of Silkstone, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain collateral Cuts branching out of the said Canal;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bawtry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a commodious Carriage Road from the Town of Bawtry to the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Masham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Moors and Wastes within the Manor of Masham and Mashamshire, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twentysixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow;" and of another Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of His said late Majesty, to explain, amend, and render more effectual the said Act; and of another Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the said City of Glasgow through Cowcaddens, to that Part of the Water of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Badford Charity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application of the Rents and Profits of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight, and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor and other Objects of Charity of the Town of Bedford;" and for the better Management and Disposition of the said Estates, and the Rents and Profits thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to vary and extend the Line of the Canal authorized to be made by an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent, in the County of Gloucester," and to amend the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Glanville's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir H. Bridgeman's Estate Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Henry Bridgeman Baronet, and after his Death, other Persons, to grant building Leases of his settled Estates at or near Bolton-in-le-Moors, in the County of Lancaster, for long Terms of Years," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Cobham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons, Heaths, and Marsh and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Cobham, otherwise Coveham, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey," 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."

Redness, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, enclosing, and improving all the Moor Lands in the Townships of Redness and Swinefleet, in the Parish of Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Knight's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Wiltshire, Somersetshire and Gloucestershire, in Trustees, to the Uses of the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, deceased, in Lieu of an Estate in Worcestershire, limited to such Uses by the said Will, and for vesting the Estate in Worcestershire in Warren Hastings Esquire, in Fee-simple," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Orston 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 Arable Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Orston and Thoroton, in the Parish of Orston, in the County of Nottingham," was committed.

Maisemore 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, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste, and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Maisemore, in the County of Gloucester, (except a certain Meadow called Maisemore Ham,) and for rendering all the Lands and Tenements within the said Parish, wholly exempt and discharged from Tythe, and all Modus and Composition for Tythe, by allotting Lands in Lieu thereof," was committed.

Aldsworth 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, Downs, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, within the Manor and Parish of Aldsworth, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Allington 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 Arable Fields, and other un-enclosed Lands within the Manor or Manors of Allington, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Zernit's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Cyriac Zernitz," 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."

St. Luke's Lighting, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better lighting, cleansing, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Places within the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments within the same," was committed.

Piercebridge Road 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, enlarging, and consolidating the Powers of two Acts of Parliament passed in the Twenty-first and Twentyseventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from Piercebridge to Kirk Merrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the same County," was committed.

Shrewsbury Canal Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the North End of the Shropshire Canal, in the Township of Rockwardine Wood, in the County of Salop, to the Town of Shrewsbury, in the said County," was committed.

Haddington Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of two Acts of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Roads from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddington, and from thence to Ravenshaugh Burn, in the County of Haddington; and for making, amending, altering, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Branches of the said Roads within the said County," was committed.

Warrington Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the more effectual repairing, widening, and amending the Road from a Place called Earl's Kill in Warrington, to the Toll Bars in Wallgate in Wigan, both in the County of Lancaster," was committed.

London Paving Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same," was committed.

Ashford Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from the North End of Marsh Lane, in Ashford, in the County of Kent, to the End of the Parish of Orlestone, near Stockbridge, in Romney Marsh, in the said County," was committed.

Scotch Roman Catholics' Oath Bill.

The Lord Cathcart (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for requiring a certain Form of Oath of Abjuration, and Declaration, from His Majesty's Subjects professing the Roman Catholic Religion in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

Pr. 6. L. 14. After ("within") leave out ("the said Kingdom of") and insert ("that Part of Great Britain called")"

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

West Harptry Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, diverting, and widening the Roads leading from West Harptry to the Bath and Wells Turnpike Road at Marksbury, and from Stowey to Chew Magna, and from West Harptry to the Bath Turnpike Road at Emborow, and from West Harptry to Forecross, in the Parish of Churchill, and from West Harptry to the Blue Bowl Inn, in Compton Martin, and from Berrington to the Town of Wrington, and from the Nine Elms, at North Widcombe, to Coley, in the County of Somerset."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Gage.

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.

West India Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize in Foreign Ships, into and from certain Ports and Places in the West Indies; and for amending so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to permitting the Importation of Sugar into the Bahama and Bermuda Islands, in foreign Ships; and so much of two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth and Thirty-first Years of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Timber into any Island under the Dominion of His Majesty in the West Indies, from any foreign Colony or Plantation in the West Indies or South America; and so much of the said Act made in the Twentyeighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Pitch, Tar, and Turpentine into Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, from any Country belonging to the United States of America."

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."

The King against Amery in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Lickbarrow and Wrigth against Mason et al., in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 16o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Sir H. Bridgeman's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Henry Bridgeman, Baronet, and after his Death other Persons, to grant building Leases of his settled Estates at or near Bolton-in-le-Moors, in the County of Lancaster, for long Terms of Years."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Knight's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Wiltshire, Somersetshire and Gloucestershire, in Trustees, to the Uses of the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, deceased, in lieu of an Estate in Worcestershire, limited to such Uses by the said Will, and for vesting the Estate in Worcestershire in Warren Hastings Esquire, in Fee-Simple."

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. Holford and Mr. Spranger:

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

Valle for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Bartholomew Valle, 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 Bishop of Bangor presented to House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Valle."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hemlingford Hundred Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy raising Money upon the Hundred of Hemlingford in the County of Warwick, for paying the Damages and Costs incurred on Account of the late Riots within the said Hundred, than is authorized to be done by the Laws now in being."

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 Thursday next.

Monmouth Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Twenty-eighth Year of King George the Second, and the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through and from the Town of Monmouth."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Abingdon.
E. Kellie.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Dorchester.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Dacre.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Fife.

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

South Kelsey Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Ancholme, in the Parish of South Kelsey, in the County of Lincoln, into the Parish of Caistor, in the said County."

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

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

Swinton Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut, in the Township of Swinton, to or near the Town of Barnsley, in the Parish of Silkstone, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain Collateral Cuts branching out of the said 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bawtry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a commodious Carriage Road from the Town of Bawtry, to the Town of Selby, 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Scotch Roman Catholics' Oath Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for requiring a certain Form of Oath of Abjuration and Declaration, from His Majesty's Subjects professing the Roman Catholic Religion, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

West India Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in foreign Ships into and from certain Ports and Places in the West Indies; and for amending so much of an Act made in the Thirtysecond Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to permitting the Importation of Sugar into the Bahama and Bermuda Islands, in foreign Ships; and so much of two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth and Thirty-first Years of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Timber into any Island under the Dominion of His Majesty in the West Indies, from any foreign Colony or Plantation in the West Indies or South America; and so much of the said Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Pitch, Tar, and Turpentine into Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, from any Country belonging to the United States of America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Zernitz's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederic Cyriac Zernitz."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shrewsbury Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the North End of the Shropshire Canal, in the Township of Rockwardine Wood, in the County of Salop, to the Town of Shrewsbury, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Allington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, and other un-enclosed Lands within the Manor or Manors of Allington, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aldsworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Places within the Manor and Parish of Aldsworth, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Redness, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing, and improving all the Moor Lands in the Townships of Redness and Swinefleet, in the Parish of Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Orston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Orston and Thoroton, in the Parish of Orston, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Luke's Lighting &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better lighting, cleansing, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Places within the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments within the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Piercebridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, enlarging, and consolidating the Powers of two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-first and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from Piercebridge to Kirk Merrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the same County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from the North End of Marsh Lane, in Ashford, in the County of Kent, to the End of the Parish of Orlestone, near Stockbridge, in Romney Marsh, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Haddington Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of two Acts, of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Roads from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddington, and from thence to Ravenshaugh Burn, in the County of Haddington; and for making, amending, altering, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Branches of the said Roads within the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

London Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Maisemore Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Maisemore in the County of Gloucester, (except a certain Meadow called Maisemore Ham,) and for rendering all the Lands and Tenements within the said Parish wholly exempt and discharged from Tythe and all Modus and Composition for Tythe, by allotting Lands in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Warrington Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the more effectual repairing, widening, and amending the Road from a Place called Earl's Kill, in Warrington, to the Toll Bars in Wallgate, in Wigan, both in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cobham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons, Heaths, and Marsh and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Cobham, otherwise Coveham, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey."

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 Fifteen 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.

Bedford Charity Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application of the Rents and Profits of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur, Knight, and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor, and other Objects of Charity of the Town of Bedford, and for the better Management and Disposition of the said Estates, and the Rents and Profits thereof," be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Thomson, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands.

Glasgow Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, and of another Act passed in the Twentyseventh Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, to explain, amend, and render more effectual the said Act; and of another Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the said City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to that Part of the Water of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube."

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.

Boccius' Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Gottlieb Boccius."

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.

Maidstone Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, shortening, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from Wren's Cross, in the Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, through the West or Lower Harrietsham-street, by Harrietsham Church, and through Lenham and Charing to Barrow Hill, in Ashford, in the said County."

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

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

Hastings' Trial:

The Order of the Day being read for the proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as on Thursday last.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance:

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"Gentlemen, You who are of Counsel for Mr. Hastings may now proceed in his Defence, and the Lords will be pleased to give Attention."

Then Mr. Dallas, of Counsel for the Defendant proceeded to open further the Defence of the said Warren Hastings, to the Sixth Article of Charge.

And being further heard thereupon:

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Moved to resolve, "That this House will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, Tomorrow, and from Day to Day, during this and the ensuing Week, next Wednesday and Thursday excepted."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon;

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow Morning, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial. Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al., in Error.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator, in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Debtors' Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon 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:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 17o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Masham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Moors and Wastes, within the Manor of Masham, and Mashamshire, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Abingdon.
E. Kellie.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Dorchester.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Constables, &c. Fines Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize Justices of the Peace to impose Fines upon Constables, Overseers, and other Peace Officers, for neglect of Duty, and on Masters of Apprentices for ill Usage of such their Apprentices; and also to make Provision for the Execution of Warrants of Distress, granted by Magistrates;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Weaverham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Hurdlow House and Stockport Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Hurdlow House, through Buxton, in the County of Derby, and Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester, in the County of Lancaster; and also the Road from Hernestone Lane Head, and from Sparrow Pit Gate, through Chapel-in-le-Frith, all in the said County of Derby, to the last-mentioned Road at Whaley, in the said County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wilmslow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Ardwick Green, near Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, to the New Bridge, at the Corn Mills at Wilmslow, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shrewsbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of two several Acts made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Preston Brockhurst, to Shawbury, and to Shreyhill, and other Roads in the County of Salop; and for repairing the Road leading from the Turnpike Road from Shrewsbury to Ellesmere, through Harlescott, Uffington, and Berwick, to Atcham, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine Drawback, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Drawback of the Duties of Customs and Excise, upon Wines consumed by Admirals, Captains, and other commissioned Officers, on board Ships of War in actual Service; and to allow such Ships to be supplied with Tobacco, Duty free;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hastings' Trial:

The Order of the Day being read for the proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance:

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"Gentlemen, You who are of Counsel for Mr. Hastings may now proceed in his Defence, and the Lords will be pleased to give Attention."

Then Mr. Dallas of Counsel for the Defendant, proceeded to open further the Defence of the said Warren Hastings to the Sixth Article of Charge.

And being further heard thereupon;

Then the House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Moved, "That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion by leaving out ("To-morrow") and inserting ("Friday next").

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ("To-morrow") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Friday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial.

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

Darby's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division between William Thomas Darby Esquire, and Saint Andrew Saint John Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands and Hereditaments, (heretofore the Estate of Richard Jackson Esquire, deceased), in the several Counties of Norfolk, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex and the City of London; and for limiting and settling the specific Parts thereof, which upon such Partition and Division, were allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

West Harptry Roads Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, diverting and widening the Roads leading from West Harptry to the Bath and Wells Turnpike Road at Marksbury; and from Stowey to Chew Magna; and from West Harptry to the Bath Turnpike Road at Emborow; and from West Harptry to Forecross, in the Parish of Churchill; and from West Harptry to the Blue Bowl Inn, in Compton Martin; and from Berrington to the Town of Wrington; and from the Nine Elms, at North Widcombe, to Coley, in the County of Somerset," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bawtry Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a commodious Carriage Road from the Town of Bawtry to the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

South Kelsey Canal Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Ancholme, in the Parish of South Kelsey, in the County of Lincoln, into the Parish of Caistor, in the said County," was committed.

Swinton Canal Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut, in the Township of Swinton, to or near the Town of Barnsley, in the Parish of Silkstone, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain collateral Cuts branching out of the said Canal," was committed.

Womborne Roads Bill.

The Lord Suffield made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from Womborne to Prince's End; and from Gospel End to the Village of Over Penn, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge; and from Chitt's Grave to or near Prince's End; and from Can Lane to the Town of Bilston, in the County of Stafford," was committed.

Blything Poor Bill.

The Lord Suffield made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Blything, in the County of Suffolk; and for granting some further Powers and Provisions for carrying the same more effectually into Execution," was committed.

Hungerford Road Bill.

The Lord Suffield made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the present Turnpike Road from Besselsleigh to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, to Leckford otherwise Sousley Water, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Monmouth Roads Bill.

The Lord Suffield made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of two Acts of the Twenty-eighth Year of King George the Second, and the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through and from the Town of Monmouth," was committed.

Lever's Bill.

The Lord Suffield also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Lever, of Hindley in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, to make Grants in Fee, and also to grant Building Leases of certain Estates in the Township of Bolton-in-le-Moors, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.

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

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

Vagabonds Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Seventeenth of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction;" as relates to Soldiers and Sailors."

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.

Moulton 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 Commonable Salt Marshes, Droves, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spalding, &c. Embankment Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Salt Marshes and Low Lands within the several Parishes of Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, and Gedney, in the County of Lincoln; and for preventing the same Marshes and Lands from being overflowed with the Sea; and for altering an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and enclosing the Commons, Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spalding, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving certain Lands lying in the several Parishes of Spalding, (including the Hamlets of Cowbit and Peakill) Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, Fleet, Gedney, Sutton Saint Mary, and Sutton Saint Nicholas, otherwise Lutton, all in South Holland, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al., in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next.

Debtor's Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon 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:"

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

Adjourn.

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