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'House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 24 March 1832', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 64: 1831-1832, pp. 119-122. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19290 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 24° Martii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Laonen, &c.
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Ds. King.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Howden.
Dux Richmond.
March. Salisbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Hood.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Shaftesbury sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Sir P. Walker v. Craig.

The Answer of Sir James Gibson Craig of Riccarton, Baronet, to the Petition and Appeal of Sir Patrick Walker of Coates, Knight, was this Day brought in.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, The Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with The Duke of Richmond on his Right Hand, and The Earl of Shaftesbury on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"William R.

"William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas in Our said Parliament divers and sundry Acts have been agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:" An Act for continuing an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty, for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore:" "An Act to provide for the Sale, Manufacture and Consumption of Tobacco grown in Ireland before the First Day of January One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two:" "An Act to enable His Majesty's Postmaster General to extend the Accommodation by Post, and to regulate the Privilege of Franking, in Ireland; and for other Purposes relating to the Post Office:" "An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws regulating the granting and issuing of Permits for the Removal of Goods under the Laws of Excise:" "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law of Ireland respecting the Assignment and Subletting of Lands and Tenements," and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof:" "An Act to repeal several Acts of the Parliament of Ireland imposing Restrictions upon the Coal Trade, and to regulate the same:" "An Act for establishing a Floating Bridge over the River Tamar, at or near Saltash Ferry, in the County of Cornwall:" "An Act for establishing a Market in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:" "An Act to authorize the Payment out of the Consolidated Fund of a Sum of Money towards the Erection of certain Revenue Buildings at Liverpool:" "An Act to continue the Term and to alter and amend the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, for the Improvement of the Harbour of Sutton Pool, in the Port of Plymouth, in the County of Devon:" "An Act for better assessing and collecting the Poor and other Parochial Rates, and for the better Maintenance and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the Borough and County of Leicester:" "An Act to amend an Act for lighting the Town and Burgh of Paisley, and Suburbs and Places adjacent, with Gas; and to enable the Company thereby incorporated to increase their Capital Stock; and for other Purposes relating thereto:" "An Act for lighting with Gas the Town of Saint Helens, the Hamlet of Hardshaw-cumWindle, and the several Townships of Windle, Parr, Eccleston and Sutton, all in the Parish of Prescot, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:" "An Act to alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Fiftieth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for lighting and otherwise improving the Streets and other Public Places in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and for placing under the Care of the Trustees certain Roads in the Parish which were lately Turnpike Roads:" "An Act for diverting, altering, repairing, maintaining and improving the several Turnpike Roads within the District of Newport, in the County of Monmouth:" "An Act for repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Brough Ferry to South Newbald Holmes, and from Brough to Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York:" "An Act for more effectually improving the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford to the Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, and from Swerford Gate, in the County of Oxford, to the Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton; and for making a new Branch of Road to communicate with the same:" "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from New Windsor, in the County of Berks, to the Village of Twyford, in the Parish of Hurst, in the said County, and County of Wilts:" "An Act for repairing the Road leading out of the Bedford and Newport Pagnell Turnpike Road near Bromham Grange, in the County of Bedford, to Olney, and other Places in the County of Buckingham:"

"An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from or near Mytholm Royd Bridge, in the West Riding of the County of York, communicating with the Road at or near to the Sixth Milestone from Rochdale, in the County of Lancaster:" "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Doncaster to Bawtry, in the County of York:" "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Downham Market to Barton, and to a Place called the Devil's Ditch, all in the County of Norfolk:" "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to the City of Durham; and for making and maintaining certain Deviations therein:" "An Act for naturalizing Antonio Panizzi Esquire:" "An Act for naturalizing Edward Codwise." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the accustomed Place for giving Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also by these Presents Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and also commanding Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John George Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Marquess Wellesley, Steward of Our Household; Charles Marquess of Winchester, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Earl of Aberdeen, William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Charles Earl Grey, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, William Viscount Melbourne, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Nicholas Lord Bexley, John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst and Charles Lord Tenterden, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-fourth Day of March, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Bathurst."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (vizt.)

1. "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

2. "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty, for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore."

3. "An Act to provide for the Sale, Manufacture and Consumption of Tobacco grown in Ireland before the First Day of January One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two."

4. "An Act to enable His Majesty's Postmaster General to extend the Accommodation by Post, and to regulate the Privilege of Franking, in Ireland; and for other Purposes relating to the Post Office."

5. "An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws regulating the granting and issuing of Permits for the Removal of Goods under the Laws of Excise."

6. "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law of Ireland respecting the Assignment and Subletting of Lands and Tenements," and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof."

7. "An Act to repeal several Acts of the Parliament of Ireland imposing Restrictions upon the Coal Trade, and to regulate the same."

8. "An Act for establishing a Floating Bridge over the River Tamar, at or near Saltash Ferry, in the County of Cornwall."

9. "An Act for establishing a Market in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

10. "An Act to authorize the Payment out of the Consolidated Fund of a Sum of Money towards the Erection of certain Revenue Buildings at Liverpool."

11. "An Act to continue the Term and to alter and amend the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, for the Improvement of the Harbour of Sutton Pool, in the Port of Plymouth, in the County of Devon."

12. "An Act for better assessing and collecting the Poor and other Parochial Rates, and for the better Maintenance and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the Borough and County of Leicester."

13. "An Act to amend an Act for lighting the Town and Burgh of Paisley, and Suburbs and Places adjacent, with Gas; and to enable the Company thereby incorporated to increase their Capital Stock; and for other Purposes relating thereto."

14. "An Act for lighting with Gas the Town of Saint Helens, the Hamlet of Hardshaw-cum-Windle, and the several Townships of Windle, Parr, Eccleston and Sutton, all in the Parish of Prescot, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

15. "An Act to alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Fiftieth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for lighting and otherwise improving the Streets and other Public Places in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and for placing under the Care of the Trustees certain Roads in the Parish which were lately Turnpike Roads."

16. "An Act for diverting, altering, repairing, maintaining and improving the several Turnpike Roads within the District of Newport, in the County of Monmouth."

17. "An Act for repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Brough Ferry to South Newbald Holmes, and from Brough to Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

18. "An Act for more effectually improving the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford to the Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, and from Swerford Gate, in the County of Oxford, to the Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton; and for making a new Branch of Road to communicate with the same."

19. "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from New Windsor, in the County of Berks, to the Village of Twyford, in the Parish of Hurst, in the said County, and County of Wilts."

20. "An Act for repairing the Road leading out of the Bedford and Newport Pagnell Turnpike Road near Bromham Grange, in the County of Bedford, to Olney and other Places, in the County of Buckingham."

21. "An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from or near Mytholm Royd Bridge, in the West Riding of the County of York, communicating with the Road at or near to the Sixth Milestone from Rochdale, in the County of Lancaster."

22. "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Doncaster to Bawtry, in the County of York."

23. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Downham Market to Barton, and to a Place called the Devil's Ditch, all in the County of Norfolk."

24. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to the City of Durham; and for making and maintaining certain Deviations therein."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

25. "An Act for naturalizing Antonio Panizzi Esquire."

26. "An Act for naturalizing Edward Codwise."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

General Fasts, Petition of R. Jones against Observance of.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Jones of Liverpool; praying their Lordships, "That instead of countenancing any future Demand for the Observance of a General Fast, by which the Poor are injured more seriously than other Persons, they will zealously labour to expedite such Reforms in Parliament as will hereafter enable their Lordships more easily to promote Measures for Relief of Trade and Industry, by the Revision of a barbarous and costly System of Taxation, and by removing its clumsy, foolish and disgraceful Impediments to Commerce:"

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

Caversham Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Caversham, in the County of Oxford."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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.

Islington Church Rates Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to equalize the Ecclesiastical Burthens of the Parish of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex; for partially altering the Application of the Rents and Profits of the Stone Fields Estate within the said Parish; for letting the Pews in the Parish Church of Saint Mary, Islington, and the Chapel of Ease thereto; and for other Purposes connected therewith."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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

Mansfield, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road leading from the Alfreton Turnpike Road near Mansfield, through Tibshelf and Morton, to the Nottingham Turnpike Road near Tansley, and other Roads connected therewith, in the Counties of Nottingham and Derby."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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

Buckingham & Hanwell Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Sessions House in the Town of Buckingham to Hanwell, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barton Bridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads leading from Barton Bridge into the Manchester and Altrincham Turnpike Road, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cockermouth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Town of Cockermouth to the Town of Workington, and a Branch of Road over Broughton High Bridge unto and as far as the Public Highway leading from the Village of Papcastle towards and unto the Village of Great Broughton, in the County of Cumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Odiham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Odiham, in the County of Southampton, to Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Preston Waterworks Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the Borough of Preston, and Part of the Township of Fishwick adjoining thereto, in the Parish of Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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 5 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Adam and Mr. Farrer;

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

Berwick Roads Bill

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Berwickupon-Tweed, by Ayton Bridge and Ayton, to Dunglas Bridge, and the Roads from Billie Causeway and Preston Bridge to join the said Road at or near Houndwood House and Bankhouse respectively, in the County of Berwick," 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."

4th Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Parties Cases, now depending in this House upon Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and of other Matters relating thereto; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Taylor against Sir William C. Fairlie Baronet; Sir Patrick Walker against Sir James Gibson Craig Baronet; White against Baugh; Campbell against Graham; Gibson against Maitland; Sir William Francis Eliott Baronet against Gilbert Earl of Minto; The Right Honorable Lady Laura Tollemache against The Earl of Coventry; Clyne against Manson; Clark against Sim; Lewis against Colmer; and Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon against The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn: "That the Committee had met, and considered the Respondents Petitions in the Causes Taylor against Sir William C. Fairlie Baronet and others, and Sir Patrick Walker against Sir James Gibson Craig Baronet, severally praying their Lordships for Leave to deposit their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may be allowed now to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petitions in the Causes White and others against Baugh and another, and Campbell and another against Graham, severally praying their Lordships for a Month's further Time to deliver in their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed a Month's further Time to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause Dame Helen Maitland Gibson and another against Maitland and others, praying their Lordships for a Month's further Time for depositing the Prints of their Case; and had heard the Appellants Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may be allowed Three Weeks further Time to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause Sir William Francis Eliott Baronet and others against Gilbert Earl of Minto, praying their Lordships for Four Weeks further Time to lodge their printed Cases; and had heard the Appellants Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may be allowed Four Weeks further Time to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause The Right Honorable Lady Laura Tollemache against The Earl of Coventry et Ux. praying their Lordships for Six Weeks further Time to lay her printed Cases on the Table of the House; and had heard the Appellant's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed a Fortnight's further Time to deliver in her printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petitions in the Causes Clyne against Manson and another, and Clark against Sim, severally praying their Lordships for further Time to lodge their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Prayer of the said Petitions ought not to be complied with: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Lewis against Colmer and others, praying their Lordships for a Month's further Time to lodge his printed Cases; and had also considered the Petition of Thomas Sampson, One of the Respondents in this Cause, and the Petition of William Tobias Langdon, another of the Respondents in this Cause, severally praying their Lordships for Six Weeks further Time to lodge their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Prayer of the said Petitions may be complied with: And that the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon against The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn, praying their Lordships to order that he may have Leave to amend his Appeal by the Addition in the Prayer of the said Appeal, after the Words "and grant Warrant for the usual Summons upon the said Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn to answer to the Premises, and that Service of their Lordships Order upon him, or upon his known Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service," of the Words "and also to grant Warrant for the usual Summons upon the said Right Honorable George Hamilton Gordon Earl of Aberdeen, Viscount Formartine, The Right Honorable John Arbuthnot Viscount Arbuthnot, The Reverend Doctor William Jack, Doctor Hugh M'Pherson, The Reverend Doctor Duncan Mearns, Doctor Alexander Dauney, Doctor James Bannerman, James Bentley, Doctor Patrick Forbes, William Paul, John Tullock and Hercules Scott, and the said Officers of State for Scotland, as representing His Majesty, to answer to the Premises, and that Service of your Lordships Order upon them, or upon their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service;" and also to add to the Foot thereof the Certificate of Charles Forbes Davidson, Writer to the Signet, (the Agent for the Petitioner in Scotland,) of Notice being given by him to the Agents in Scotland for the said several Parties of the Petitioner's Intention to present this Petition to their Lordships, to make them Parties Respondents to the Petitioner's said Appeal, the Petitioner amending the Respondent The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn's Copy thereof; and had heard the Appellant's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed to amend his said Appeal, as desired, he amending the Respondent The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn's Copy thereof; and that the said Parties should be ordered to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, within Four Weeks."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Adjourn.

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