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House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1780 11-20

Pages 62-77

Journal of the House of Lords Volume 36, 1779-1783. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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March 1780 11-20

DIE Lunæ 13o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Jameson against Sir T. Skipwith et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Charles Jameson Gentleman, is Appellant, and Sir Thomas George Skipwith Baronet, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock.

Matlock Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Matlock, in the County of Derby," 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."

Kighley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Kighley, Thwaites and Newsholme, in the Parish of Kighley, and County of York," was committed.

Charlton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Charlton, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Horsley, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Tiltup's Inn, in the Parish of Horsley, to join the Turnpike Road leading from Cirencester to Dudbridge, at or near Dudbridge, in the Parish of Rodborough; and from the Bridge at Nailsworth, in the Parish of Avening to Minchinhampton Common; and several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Gloucester," 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."

Mary-le-bone Church Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for building a new Parish Church and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Cœmetery or Church Yard; and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex," as empowers the Vestrymen of the said Parish to build a Church upon a certain Parcel of Ground, in the said Parish, belonging to Henry William Portman Esquire, heretofore Parcel of a certain Close called The Fifteen Acres," was committed.

Ripon, &c. Read Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying some of the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from the Borough of Ripon by Ingram Bank, to the Town of Pateley Bridge, in the County of York;" and for making Compensation to the Trustees and Mortgagees under Two Acts, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York," was committed.

Cazenove and Duval's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Henry Cazenove and David Duval," was committed.

Haldimard takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Anthony Henry Haldimand took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Coin; &c. Exportation to Ireland, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of Henry the Seventh, or of any other Acts which prohibit the exporting, carrying or conveying Coin out of this Realm into Ireland; and so much of certain Acts made in Great Britain, which prohibit the Importation of Foreign Hops into Ireland, and which take off the Drawback upon Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland; and to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from Ireland, of such Goods as may be imported into, or exported from Great Britain, by the Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas;"

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

Dunbar's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Warner Dunbar, of Machermore, in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Shepton Mallet, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty, and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge, to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thorngumbald, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate in the Parish of Thorngumbald to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post, in Winestead, to Frodingham Gate, in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 14o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Dolphin against Pack et al.

The Answer of Thomas Pack and others, to the Appeal of George Dolphin Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Jameson against Sir T. Shipwith et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Charles Jameson of Conduit Street Gentleman; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 8th of February 1779, dismissing the Petitioner's Bill, without decreeing the Satisfaction and other Relief prayed thereby; and praying, That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such further and other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Sir Thomas George Skipwith Baronet, Edward Gibbon Esquire, Jarvis Cross, Sarah Clarke Spinster, Clement Kinnersley and Wenman Samwell, Esquires; and the Answer of Gilbert Clarke Esquire a Lunatic, and Samuel Pole Esquire, the Committee of his Estate, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order Affirmed.

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under foreign Commissions; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the permitting the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tetbury, Road (First District) Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads from Tetbury and other Places in the County of Gloucester, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Symond's Hall Down, and from the House at the Top of Frocester Hill, where the Turnpike Gate lately stood, to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath, and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight, to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury near Tiltup's Inn; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the said Turnpike Road near Howell's Down across Owlpen Down, to a Lane leading to Lampern Hill; and from another Part of the said Turnpike Road near the Latterwood Turnpike, across Owlpen Down aforesaid, all in the said County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salperton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and exchanging, the Lands in the Common Fields and Common Pastures, and other Lands within the Manor and Parish of Salperton, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Smith's Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting absolutely One Third Part of Three Crofts of Land, and the Erections and Buildings thereon, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of Layton, otherwise Low Layton, in the County of Essex, (devised by the Will of John Smith deceased, for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parishes of Saint Swithin and Saint Peter in Eastgate, in the City of Lincoln) in Trustees, to be sold, to Samuel Bosanquet Esquire; and for laying out the Money thereby arising, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled and assured for the Benefit of the Poor aforesaid, pursuant to the Directions of the said Will."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fisherton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the First and Second Years of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Fisherton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at Willoughby Hedge in West Knoyle, and from Wilton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at the West End of Heytesbury; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Top of Red Hone Hill, in the Parish of Urshfont, to the Mile Stone at the Western End of Fisherton Street, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Malling Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge, and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mary-le-bone Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Cœmetery or Church Yard, and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex," as empowers the Vestrymen of the said Parish to build a Church upon a certain Parcel of Ground in the said Parish, belonging to Henry William Portman Esquire, heretofore Parcel of a certain Close called The Fifteen Acres."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kighley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Kighley, Thwaites and Newsholme, in the Parish of Kighley, and County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Matlock Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Matlock, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Charlton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Charlton, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Horsley, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Tiltup's Inn, in the Parish of Horsley, to join the Turnpike Road leading from Cirencester to Dudbridge, at or near Dudbridge, in the Parish of Rodborough; and from the Bridge at Nailsworth, in the Parish of Avening, to Minchinhampton Common; and several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ripon, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying some of the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from the Borough of Ripon by Ingram Bank, to the Town of Pateley Bridge, in the County of York;" and for making Compensation to the Trustees and Mortgagees under Two Acts, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cazenove and Duval's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Henry Cazenove and David Duval."

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 Ten preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be 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.

Heaton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing all and every the Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Heaton, in the Parish of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Biddaford, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Philip Jennings Clerke, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the End of the Exeter Turnpike Road, on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate, to Biddaford; and also several Roads leading from Bridgetown Pomeroy, and from Teign Bridge, in the County of Devon; and for repealing Two Acts of the Thirty-second of His late Majesty, and the Second of His present Majesty, made for repairing the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Militia Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday the Fourth Day of April next.

Shepton Mallet, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty, and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge, to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County."

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations in the Cases and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

Netherbridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Roads from the South West End of Netherbridge, in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside to Leven's Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road, at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall in the County aforesaid."

Thornton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

Thorngumbald Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate in the Parish of Thorngumbald to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post in Winestead to Frodingham Gate in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven."

Ld. Onslow's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ord Esquire and John Tyton Esquire, Trustees named in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable Thomas Onslow with Arabella his now Wife, to sell the Rents, Services, Duties, Reliefs, Herriots and other Dues and Payments, payable or to be performed or rendered by the Tenants of the several Manors or Lordships comprized in the said Settlement, and to enfranchise the Copyhold Tenements held of such Manors or Lordships; and for laying out the Money which shall arise by such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Manors or Lordships do now stand settled."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Northumberland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Haldimand's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Henry Haldimand."

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

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

E. Egremont et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of George Wyndham O'Brien Earl of Egremont and Baron of Cockermouth, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet, and others, Trustees of an Alms-house or House of Charity at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont."

Godin for a Bill to take the Name of Bigot:

Upon reading the Petition of Giles Godin Esquire, on Behalf of his eldest Son James Godin, commonly called James Bigot Esquire, an Infant, under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying, on Behalf of his said Son, that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for enabling the said James Godin, and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully issuing, to take and use the Surname of Bigot during their Lives, according to the express Condition of the Will of Peter Bigot Esquire, deceased:

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 Scarsdale presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Bigot Esquire, an Infant, (lately called James Godin) and the Heirs Male of his Body, and all other Persons who shall become entitled to the Estates late of Peter Bigot Esquire, deceased, under the Limitations contained in his Will, to take and use the Surname of Bigot, pursuant to his said Will."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

V. Irwin's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Frances Viscountess Dowager Irwin, Widow of the Right Honourable Charles late Lord Viscount Irwin, deceased, on Behalf of herself, and of Frances, Elizabeth, Harriot and Louisa Susanna Ingram Shepheard, her Infant Daughters by the said Charles late Lord Viscount Irwin; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

County Elections Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove certain "Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

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

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

Mariners Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels;"

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

Coin, &c. Exportation to Ireland, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of Henry the Seventh, or of any other Acts which prohibit the exporting, carrying, or conveying Coin out of this Realm into Ireland; and so much of certain Acts made in Great Britain, which prohibit the Importation of Foreign Hops into Ireland, and which take off the Drawback upon Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland; and to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from Ireland, of such Goods as may be imported into, or exported from Great Britain, by the Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas;"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 15o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Pughe et Ux. against D. Leeds et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Lewis Pughe Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 25th of June 1776, in so far as it directs that the Interest on the Sum of Five thousand Pounds should be computed from the Death of the Petitioner Elizabeth's Father, whereas the Petitioners conceive that the said Decree ought to have directed the said Interest to be computed from the Death of the Petitioner Elizabeth's Mother; and also of another Decree of the said Court, of the 10th of December 1777; and praying their Lordships, To vary so much of the said former Decree as aforesaid, and that the said latter Decree might be reversed, or to make such further or other Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the most Noble Thomas Duke of Leeds, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter; the Right Honourable Francis Lord Godolphin, George Gould Esquire, John Quicke Esquire, and Mary his Wife, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decrees Affirmed.

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

Shepton Mallet, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty, and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge, to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet, to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Godolphin.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.

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

Haldimand's Naturalization Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Huber's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Huber," was committed.

Bp. Norwich's Exchange Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk," 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.

Norris's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates late of John Norris Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mariners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Coin, &c. Exportation to Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of Henry the Seventh, or of any other Acts which prohibit the exporting, carrying or conveying Coin out of this Realm into Ireland; and so much of certain Acts made in Great Britain, which prohibit the Importation of Foreign Hops into Ireland, and which take off the Drawback upon Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland; and to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from Ireland, of such Goods as may be imported into, or exported from Great Britain, by the Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trent Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Trent Bridge, in the County of the Town of Nottingham, through Costock, otherwise Cortlingstock Lane, to Cotes Bridge, in the County of Leicester; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tiffield Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

County Elections Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove certain Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Salperton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and exchanging the Lands in the Common Fields and Common Pastures, and other Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Salperton, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under foreign Commissions; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the permitting the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

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.

Thorngumbald, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate, in the Parish of Thorngumbald, to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post in Winestead to Frodingham Gate, in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven."

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.

Heacham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing all and every the Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Heaton, in the Parish of Bradford, 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.

Netherbridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Roads from the South West End of Netherbridge, in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside to Leven's Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road, at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall, in the County aforesaid."

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.

Biddaford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the End of the Exeter Turnpike Road, on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate, to Biddaford; and also several Roads leading from Bridgetown Pomeroy, and from Teign Bridge, in the County of Devon; and for repealing Two Acts of the Thirty-second of His late Majesty, and the Second of His present Majesty, made for repairing the said Roads."

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.

E. Egremont's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet, and others, Trustees of an Alms-house, or House of Charity, at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont."

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 Third Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Godin to take the Name of Bigot, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Bigot Esquire, an Infant, (lately called James Godin), and the Heirs Male of his Body, and all other Persons who shall become entitled to the Estates late of Peter Bigot Esquire, deceased, under the Limitations contained in his Will, to take and use the Surname of Bigot, pursuant to his said Will."

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.

D. Norfolk et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, the Right Honourable Charles Howard Esquire, commonly called Earl of Surry, and Henry Howard late of Sheffield, in the County of York, but now of Glossop, in the County of Derby, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Children; (that is to say) Bernard Edward Howard, of the Age of Fourteen Years and upwards, Henry Thomas Howard, of the Age of Thirteen Years and upwards, and Edward Charles Howard, of the Age of Five Years and upwards; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Whitfeld against Townsend:

Upon reading the Petition of William Townsend Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Henry Fotherley Whitfeld is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Whitford against Townsend and Baker:

Upon reading the Petition of William Townsend and John Baker Defendarts in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Henry Fotherley Whitfeld is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Stockbridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester; and from the said City, through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Stephen's Castle Down, near the Town of Bishop's Waltham, in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester through Otterborne, to Bargate, in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 16o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Shepton Mallet, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty, and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Biddaford, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the End of the Exeter Turnpike Road, on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate, to Biddaford; and also several Roads leading from Bridgetown Pomeroy, and from Teign Bridge, in the County of Devon; and for repealing Two Acts of the Thirty-second of His late Majesty, and the Second of His present Majesty, made for repairing the said Roads," was committed.

Thorngumbald, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale 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 First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate, in the Parish of Thorngumbald, to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post in Winestead to Frodingham Gate, in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven," was committed.

Netherbridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Roads from the South West End of Netherbridge, in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside, to Leven's Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road, at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall, in the County aforesaid," was committed.

Heaton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing all and every the Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Heaton, in the Parish of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Salperton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and exchanging the Lands in the Common Fields and Common Pastures, and other Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Salperton, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Coin, &c. Exportation to Ireland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of Henry the Seventh, or of any other Acts which prohibit the exporting, carrying or conveying Coin out of this Realm into Ireland; and so much of certain Acts made in Great Britain, which prohibit the Importation of foreign Hops into Ireland, and which take off the Drawback upon Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland; and to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from Ireland, of such Goods as may be imported into, or exported from Great Britain, by the Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mariners Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Huber's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Huber."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Norris's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates, late of John Norris Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto, remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bp. Norwich's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Haldemand's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Henry Haldimand."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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.

Trent Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Trent Bridge, in the County of the Town of Nottingham, through Costock, otherwise Cortlingstock Lane, to Cotes Bridge, in the County of Leicester; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Swinford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Swinford, in the County of Leicester."

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.

Stockbridge &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester; and from the said City through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Stephen's Castle Down, near the Town of Bishop's Waltham, in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester, through Otterborne to Bargate, in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton."

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

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

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under foreign Commissions; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America ; to the permitting the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

County Elections Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove certain Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections."

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

Pr. 2. L. 29. After the Word ("shall") leave out ("immediately")

L. 33. After the Words ("Name of") leave out ("the immediate") and instead thereof insert ("some"); and in the same Line, after ("Predecessor") insert ("within Two Years next before such Election")

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 17o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. King.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Graham et al. against Graham:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth, Margaret, and Herriot Graham, the Infant Children of William Graham Younger of Gartmore Esquire, now deceased, by Mrs. Margaret Porterfield, Daughter of Doctor William Porterfield Physician in Edinburgh, also deceased, and of Robert Graham of Gartmore Esquire, and others, their Guardians ; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of June 1779; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Margaret Graham, otherwise Porterfield, the Widow of William Graham Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor Affirmed.

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

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery;"

It was moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

American Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Grendon Enclosure Bill.

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

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

East Farndon Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Brokencross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Buxton, in the County of Derby; and for making and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road to communicate with the said Macclesfield Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Trent Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Trent Bridge, in the County of the Town of Nottingham, through Costock otherwise Cortling stock Lane to Cotes Bridge, in the County of Leicester; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road," 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."

Swinford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Swinford, in the County of Leicester," 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 was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 46. L. 29. After ("aforesaid") insert ("by and with the Consent of the Lord Bishop of Lincoln for the Time being")

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

Trustees of Raine's Charity Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees for the Charity commonly called Raine's Charity, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Ingilby's Petition reffered to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Ingilby Esquire, lately John Wright Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition ; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

County Elections Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to remove certain Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Anguish:

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.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither, under Foreign Commissions; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the permitting the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Netherbridge &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Roads from the South West End of Netherbridge, in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside to Levens Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall, in the County aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thorngumbald, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate in the Parish of Thorngumbald, to Pattrington Creek or Haven, and from the Guide Post, in Winestead, to Frodingham Gate, in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Biddaford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the End of the Exeter Turnpike Road, on the West Side of Lord Clifford's Park Gate, to Biddaford, and also several Roads leading from Bridgetown Pomeroy, and from Teign Bridge, in the County of Devon; and for repealing Two Acts of the Thirty-second of His late Majesty, and the Second of His present Majesty, made for repairing the said Roads."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salperton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and exchanging the Lands in the Common Fields and Common Pastures, and other Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Salperton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heaton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing all and every the Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Heaton, in the Parish of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shepton Mallet. &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twenty-sixth of His late Majesty and the Fifth of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Steen Bow Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Glastonbury to Piper's Inn, and from Chilkwell to Glastonbury, and from Shepton Mallet to a Place called The White Post, in the Turnpike Road leading from Bath to Wells, in the said County."

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 Eight 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.

Tiffield Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. King.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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.

Worcester Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Maidstone Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Government and Regulation of the Poor in the Town and Parish of Maidstone, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

County Elections Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove certain Difficulties relative to Voters at County Elections;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 20o Martii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Rutland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against Ferguson.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein The Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, and their Creditors are Appellants, and James Ferguson of Pitfour Esquire is Respondent:

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

Salthouse, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing all Rights of Sheepwalk, Common and Shackage, in and over the Common Fields and Half Year Lands, lying within the Parishes of Salthouse and Kelling, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and allotting certain Warrens, Heaths, Commons, Waste Lands and Commonable Grounds, within the said Parishes; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ringwood Gate, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, one made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset, and the other made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to amend the said former Act, and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate, in the County of Southampton, to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the Great Western Road between a Place called Thickthorn and Cashmore Inn, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Fifth Division of Road directed to be repaired and widened by the said last-mentioned Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Thornton Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Clarendon acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North Riding of the County of York," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trent Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Trent Bridge, in the County of the Town of Nottingham, through Costock, otherwise Cortlingstock Lane, to Cotes Bridge, in the County of Leicester; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

American Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned ; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Duchess of Ancaster, et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Mary Dutchess Dowager of Ancaster and Kesteven, Execurrix of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven deceased; and also of the most Noble Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven; and John Spranger Esquire, Executors of the said Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Maister, et. al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Maister of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, in the County of the same Town, Esquire, and of Peter Acklom of Beverley, in the County of York, Esquire, and Caroline his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Worcester Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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

Ld. President.
D. Rutland.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Onslow.
L. King.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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.

Maidstone Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Government and Regulation of the Poor in the Town and Parish of Maidstone, in the County of Kent."

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.

East Farndon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of East Farndon, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

Thornton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North 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.

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross, at Brokencross, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Buxton, in the County of Derby; and for making and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road to communicate with the said Macclesfield Road."

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.

Grendon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish and Liberties of Grendon, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

Swinford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Swinford, in the County of Leicester."

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 ordered to be 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.