House of Lords Journal Volume 31
March 1765, 1-10

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Die Veneris; 1o Martii.
Fowler and Sir B. Bridges Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Long Eaton, Sawley, Enclosure, Bill. Report from Committee on the Dearness of Provisions. His Majesty’s Advocate against Douglas. American Stamp Duties, Bill. Tribe to take the Name of Poole, Bill. Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill. Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill. Hancorn to take the Name of Duppa, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 4o Martii.
Essex, &c. Roads, Bill. Commissioners for paying Westminster to collect Tolls on Sundays upon certain Roads there in mentioned. Milford to Petworth, &c. Roads, Bill. Lymington Road, Bill. Coroner’s Inquisition and Depositions touching the Death of Mr. Chaworth brought in. His Majesty’s Advocate against Douglas &al. Interlocutors affirmed. Certiorari, with the Indictments against Ld. Byron brought in. Wallingford Road, Bill. Holyhead, &c Road, Bill. Jacquery & al. Nat. Bill. Sapte’s Nat. Bill. Dunham Ferry Road, Bill. Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill. Fowler and Sir B. Bridge’s Bill. D. of Newcastle & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. L. Collins & al. Leave for a Bill, to sell Cary’s Estate to Child: Bill read. American Stamp Duties, Bill. Everingham Common Enclosure, Bill. Long Eaton Enclosure, Bill. Nixon’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis; 5o Martii.
Holyhead &c. Road, Bill: Wallingford Road, Bill: Jacquery & al. Nat. Bill: Sapte’s Nat. Bill: Dunham Ferry Road, Bill: Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills. Ulrome, alias Owram, Enclosure, Bill. Nixon’s Divorce Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Dolman & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Crowe & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read Knowsley & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Ld. Bellew Leave for a Bill: Bill read. D. of Newcastle & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill. Milford to Pet worth, &c. Roads, Bill. Horley and Hornton, Enclosure, Bill. Complaint of advertising Two Indian Warriors to be shewn, and Persons ordered to attend. Report of the Committee to consider of the Causes of the present Dearness of Provisions considered. Resolutions agreed to. Address to desire His Majesty to direct the several Act touching Drovers of Cattle to be put into Execution. Commissioners, Westminster paving, to collect Tolls On Sundays upon certain Roads therein mentioned, Bill. Lymington Road, Bill. American Stamp Duties, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii 6o Martii.
L. Byron’s Trial appointed. Address for a Place to be prepared in Westminster Hall, and for a Lord High Steward: Committee to consider of proper Methods of Proceeding. North Kilworth, Enclosure, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Metcalf’s Bill to take the Name of Marwood. Hempel & al. Nat. Bill. Persons examined touching the Shewing the Two Indians; and Order to prevent it in future. Crowe against Smith & al. Dolman’s Bill. Edgworth against Edgworth. North Kilworth Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 7oMartii.
Pamphlet concerning Mr. Chaworth’s Death complained of, and the Publisher ordered into Custody of the Black Rod. His & al. Nat. Bill. Crowe against Smith & al. Judgement affirmed with Costs to the Respondent Smith. Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill. Commissioners of Westminster paying to collect Sunday Tolls on certain Roads therein mentioned, Bill. Essex Suffolk and Hertford dshire Roads, Bill. Banks and Brougham to sell Dobinson’s Estate, Bill. Long Eaton Enclosure, Bill. Great Torrington Roads, Bill. Lymington Road, Bill. Milford to Petworth, &c. Roads, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 8o Martii.
Report of Committee touching Lord Byron’s Trial. American Stamp Duties, Bill. Commissioners of Westminster paying, to collect Sunday Tolls on certain Roads, Bill. Lymington Road, Bill. Long Eaton Enclosure, Bill. Blondeau to take the Nam of Hart, Bill: Great Torrington Roads, Bill: Milford to Petworth, &c. Roads, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Banks and Brougham to sell Dobinson’s Estate, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Hempel & al. Nat. Bill: Klotz’s Petition, to be added to it. Taylor & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Tribe to take the Name of Poole, Bill. Crowe’s, Bill. Ld. Bellew’s Bill. North Kilworth Enclosure, Bill. Ulrome alias Owram Enclosure, Bill. Ld. Napier against Livingston. Ld. Boyne to be heard against Lord Bellew’s Bill. Horley and Hornton Enclosure, Bill: The King’s Consent to it signified. Adjourn.

Die Veneris; 1o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. St. John Blet.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Somerset. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Sutherland. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Hyndford. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Macclesfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Pomfret. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Fowler and Sir B. Bridges Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Joliffe Tuffnell Esquire, Guardian of Fanny Fowler Spinster, an Infant, and of the said Fanny Fowler and Sir Brooke Bridges Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Fanny Fowler Spinster, an Infant, to convey, assign, and settle, her Real and Personal Estate, in the Manner therein mentioned, on her intended Marriage with Sir Brooke Bridges Baronet.”

Long Eaton, Sawley, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Long Eaton, in the Parish of Sawley, in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Report from Committee on the Dearness of Provisions.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes of the present Dearness of Provisions, and of the proper Remedies for the same, and to report their Opinion thereupon from Time to Time to the House: “That the Committee have often met, and have made some Progress in the Matter to them referred and, having made the high Price of Meat the First Object of their Consideration, they have examined several Witnesses, upon Oath, relating thereto; and, having drawn up a State of the whole Evidence they received, to which, on account of its Length, they beg Leave to refer, they have come to the following Resolutions:
“1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Method of carrying on the Trade of the Butchers, commonly called Carcase Butchers, is One of the Causes of the Dearness of Butchers Meat in the Cities of London and Westminster.

“2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That it is proper to repeal to much of an Act of the Seventh of Queen Anne, (intituled, “An Act for explaining and making more effectual that Part of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of Her present Majesty’s Reign, concerning the buying and selling of Cattle in Smithfield, and for giving Leave for bringing up Calves dead to London, as formerly,”) as relates to the selling of Sheep or Grass Lambs, dead, by one Butcher to another.”

“3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the great Number of Drovers, Jobbers, and others, who buy Cattle of all Kinds, to sell the same again, without any Regard to the Limitations and Regulations made by several Acts of Parliament, is One Cause of the Dearness of Butchers Meat.”

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

His Majesty’s Advocate against Douglas.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, and his Curators, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday, be put off till Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

American Stamp Duties, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned.”

Tribe to take the Name of Poole, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act to enable Benjamin Francis Tribe Esquire (and his Heirs) to take and use the Surname of Poole, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Ludwell, deceased.”

Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Nevill Blondeau Esquire and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Hart.”

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

Ld. President. L. B. Rochester. L. Botetourt.
D. Somerset. L. B. Chester.
D. Richmond. L. B. Norwich. L. Delamer.
D. Portland. L. B. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Ducie.
E. Winchilsea. L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield. L. Hyde.
E. Sutherland. L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Hyndford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

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.

Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Jennings Esquire, now called John Smith, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Smith, deceased.”

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.

Hancorn to take the Name of Duppa, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Richard Duppa Clerk (heretofore called Richard Hancorn) and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 4o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York.
Arch. Ebor. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. St. John Blet.
Epus. Duresin. Dux Richmond. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Boston.
Comes Morton. Ds. Milton.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS

Essex, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Twentieth of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Essex and Suffolk; and for repairing and widening several other Roads, in the Counties of Essex and Hertford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners for paying Westminster to collect Tolls on Sundays upon certain Roads there in mentioned.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts passed for paying, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster and Parts adjacent, to collect certain Tolls on Sundays upon the several Roads therein mentioned, and apply the same for the Purposes of the said Acts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Milford to Petworth, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Village of Milford in the County of Surrey, through Petworth, to the Top of Dunkton Hill, and from Petworth to Stopham Bridge in the County of Sussex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lymington Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from The Quay at Lymington, in the County of Southampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

Coroner’s Inquisition and Depositions touching the Death of Mr. Chaworth brought in.

The House being informed, “That Thomas Prickard, Coroner for the City and Liberty of Westminster, attended.”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Order of the 25th of February last,

“A Copy of the Inquisition taken before him, relating to the Death of William Chaworth Esquire:”

And also, “Copies of the Depositions taken there upon:”

And attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

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

His Majesty’s Advocate against Douglas &al.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of February 1763; and praying, That the same might be reversed or varied; or that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire and his Curators put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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.

Certiorari, with the Indictments against Ld. Byron brought in.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, delivered in to the House the Writ of Certiorari, issued for removing the Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury of the County of Middlesex against William Lord Byron for the Murder of William Chaworth Esquire, before this House, with the Return thereof; and also the said Bill of Indictment.

Wallingford Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and to vary and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Wallingford in the County of Berks to Wantage, and from thence to Faringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said County, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage, and from thence to Faringdon; and for discontinuing the said Term and Powers, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wantage to Idson; and for repairing the Road leading from the North East Corner of Nuffield Common, by the Parish Church of Nuffield, otherwise Tuffield, in the County of Oxford, to the Commencement of the said Turnpike Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage,” 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.”

Holyhead, &c Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesey,” was committed.

Jacquery & al. Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Elias Jacquery, Peter Samuel Darbonnier, Daniel Henriod, John James Osvald, and John Francis Anthony Rivaz,” was committed.

Sapte’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Anthony Sapte and David Francis Sapte,” was committed.

Dunham Ferry Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Jennings Esquire, now called John Smith, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Smith, deceased,” was committed.

Fowler and Sir B. Bridge’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Fanny Fowler Spinster, a Minor, to convey, assign, and settle, her Real and Personal Estate; in the Manner therein mentioned, on her intended Marriage with Sir Brooke Bridges Baronet.”

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

D. Richmond. L. B. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Manchester. L. B. Sarum. L. St. John Blet.
D. Bridgewater. L. B. Litch & Cov. L. Leigh.
L. Chamberlain. L. Delamer.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
E. Winchelsea. L. Ducie.
E. Sandwich. L. Sandys.
E. Plymouth. L. Boston.
E. Idorton. L. Milton.
E. Eglintoun. L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Guilford.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

D. of Newcastle & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of his Grace the Duke of Newcastle and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made, between Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle and Margaret Cavendish Dutchess Dowager of Portland, of several Parts of their settled Estates in the County of Nottingham; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party to such Uses as the Lands for which the same are exchanged stood settled.”

L. Collins & al. Leave for a Bill, to sell Cary’s Estate to Child:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Lovibond Collins Esquire and Robert Child Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“ An Act for vesting certain Estates late of Elizabeth Cary Widow, deceased, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey the same to Robert Child Esquire; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Three per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities, to be secured and transferred in Manner therein mentioned; and for other Purposes.”

American Stamp Duties, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures 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 on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Everingham Common Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes, and the Common Fields, and Ings, in the Manor and Township of Everingham, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Long Eaton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waffe Grounds, in the Manor of Long Eaton, in the Parish of Sawley, in the County of Derby.”

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.

Nixon’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Nixon with Hester Spencer his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis; 5o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux York.
Arch. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. St. John Blet.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Richmond. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Argyll. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Portland. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Lincoln. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Vere.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bute.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumb’land.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Holyhead &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Porthaethwy Ferry to Holyhead, in the County of Anglesey.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wallingford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and to vary and enlarge the Powers, of an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Wallingford in the County of Berks to Wantage, and from thence to Faringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson in the said County, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage, and from thence to Faringdon; and for discontinuing the said Terms and Powers, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Wantage to Idson; and for repairing the Road leading from the North East Corner of Nuffield Common, by the Parish Church of Nuffield otherwise Tuffield, in the County of Oxford, to the Commencement of the said Turnpike Road leading from Wallingford to Wantage.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Jacquery & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Elias Jacquery, Peter Samuel Darbonnier, Daniel Henriod, John James Osvald, and John Francis Anthony Rivaz.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sapte’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Anthony Sapte and David Francis Sapte.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunham Ferry Road, Bill:

Hadie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Jennings to take the Name of Smith, Bill:

Hadie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Jennings Esquire (now called John Smith) and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Smith, deceased.”

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Ulrome, alias Owram, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the Township of Ulrome otherwise Owram, in Holderness, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nixon’s Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Nixon with Hester Spencer his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Dolman & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Dolman the Younger, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of the settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, in Pocklington and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances of himself and Robert Dolman the Younger, his Eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the Younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder.”

Crowe & al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Cristopher Crowe Esquire, in the County of York, in him, in see Simple; and for settling other Estates, in the same County, in Lieu thereof.”

Knowsley & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Knowsley Clerk and Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Knowsley and Elizabeth his Wife, in the County of York, in Trustees to be conveyed pursuant to certain Articles for the Purchase thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid in the Purchase of other Lands, to be charged and settled in Manner as therein mentioned.”

Ld. Bellew Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Lord Bellew in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Lord Bellew Baron of Duleeke in the Kingdom of Ireland more effectually to exercise his Power to raise certain Sums therein mentioned, out of his settled Estates, in the said Kingdom, for the Portions of Younger Children.”

D. of Newcastle & al. Exchange of Lands, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made, between Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle and Margaret Cavendish Dutchess Dowager of Portland, of several Parts of their settled Estates, in the County of Nottingham; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party to such Uses as the Lands for which the same are exchanged stood settled.”

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Ancaster. L. B. Ely. L. Botetourt.
D. Newcastle. L. B. Rochester. L. Leigh.
D. Portland. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Delamer.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L B. Landaff. L. Ducie.
E. Winchelsea. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Vere.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Hyde.
E. Litchfield. L. Harwich.
E. Morton. L. Grantham.
E. Eglintoun. L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 20th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Milford to Pet worth, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Village of Milford in the County of Surrey, through Petworth, to the Top of Dunckton Hill, and from Petworth to Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex.”

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

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

Horley and Hornton, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Town ships and Hamlets of Horley and Hornton, in the Parish of Horley aforesaid, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

Complaint of advertising Two Indian Warriors to be shewn, and Persons ordered to attend.

Notice being taken to the House, and Complaint made, of an Advertisement in the printed News Paper, intituled, “The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, Monday, March 4th, 1765,” “That there is to be seen, at The Sun Tavern, facing York Buildings in The Strand, Two Indian Warriors of the Mohawk Nation, from Ten in the Morning till Six in the Evening; each Person to pay One Shilling.”

Ordered, That the Person who keeps The Sun Tavern facing York Buildings in The Strand do attend this House To-morrow.

Ordered, That Hyam Meyres do attend this House To-morrow.

Then it Was “moved, “That the said Two Indians may be also ordered to attend the House To-morrow.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put, “Whether the said Two Indians shall be ordered to attend this House To-morrow?”

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Report of the Committee to consider of the Causes of the present Dearness of Provisions considered.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Report made on Friday last from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes of the present Dearness of Provisions, and of the proper Remedies for the same; and to report their Opinion thereupon from Time to Time to the House:

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

Resolutions agreed to.

And the First Resolution of the Committee being read a Second Time:

It was moved, “To agree with the Committee in the said Resolution.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, “Whether to agree with the Committee in the said Resolution?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution.

The Second Resolution of the Committee, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

The Third Resolution, being read a 2d Time, was agreed to by the House.

Address to desire His Majesty to direct the several Act touching Drovers of Cattle to be put into Execution.

Then the Earl of Abercorn, pursuant to the Direction of the Committee, moved the House, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire that He will be graciously pleased to direct all Justices of the Peace, and others to whom it appertains, to put the several Acts of Parliament touching Drovers of Cattle into due Execution.”

Ordered accordingly; and that the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Commissioners, Westminster paving, to collect Tolls On Sundays upon certain Roads therein mentioned, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts passed for paying, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, to collect certain Tolls on Sundays, upon the several Roads therein mentioned, and applying the same for the Purposes of the said Acts.”

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.

Lymington Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Quay at Lymington, in the County of Southampton.”

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

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

American Stamp Duties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties and other Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Trade and Revenue of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii 6o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Winton. Dux Richmond. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Leeds. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Dux Argyll. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landaven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Comes Bute. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

L. Byron’s Trial appointed.

The House was moved, “That William Lord Byron may be tried, upon the Indictment found against him, Tuesday the 16th Day of April next.”

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Lord Byron be tried, upon the said Indictment, on Tuesday the 16th Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.

Ordered, That the Trial of the said Lord be had in Westminister Hall.

Address for a Place to be prepared in Westminster Hall, and for a Lord High Steward:

Ordered That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To acquaint His Majesty, that this House hath appointed the Trial of William Lord Byron to begin, in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday the 16th Day of April next; and humbly to desire, that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Orders for a Place to be prepared in Westminster Hall for the said Trial; and also to appoint a Lord High Steward, to continue during the said Trial.”

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

Committee to consider of proper Methods of Proceeding.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be appointed a Committee, to consider of the proper Methods of Proceeding, in order to the said Trial; and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

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

North Kilworth, Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Cave and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Kilworth, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Metcalf’s Bill to take the Name of Marwood.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Marwood Esquire, lately called William Metcalfe, and his Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Marwood, pursuant to the Will of Jane Turner Widow, deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hempel & al. Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Hempel, James Janot, and Christopher John Schultz;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Persons examined touching the Shewing the Two Indians; and Order to prevent it in future.

The House being informed, “That John Schuppe, who keeps The Sun Tavern in The Strand, where the Two Indians are shewn, and Hyam Myers, were attending without, pursuant to their Lordships Order:”

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House with the Purport of a Letter which he received from Sir Joseph Yorke, His Majesty’s Ambassador in Holland, relating to the said Indians, when they were there; and the Directions given by his Excellency for their being brought to England, in order to their being carried back to America.

Then the said John Schuppe and Hyam Myers were called in, to the Bar.

And the said John Schuppe, being examined in relation to the Shewing of the said Indians, acquainted the House, “That the said Hyam Myers hired a Room of him for Eight Days, in order to shew Two Indian Warriors he had brought from America; that they have been shewn there for Eight Days, at One Shilling each Person; that they have their Meals regularly, and drink nothing stronger than Small Beer.”

The said Hyam Myers being also examined, acquainted the House, “That, about Eleven Months ago, he was at New York; and being about to come to England, the Two Mohawks that are now with him came down to New York, and desired him to bring them to England to see their Father; but, having no Money to pay their Passage, he first consulted his Friends about it, who adviced him to bring them over, as he might reimburse himself the Expense of their Passage by shewing them; that accordingly he brought them to England, and landed at Bristol, where he left them with their Interpreter while he came up to London; that, during his Absence, the Interpreter carried One of them to Amsterdam, and there sold him; that, upon the First Knowledge of this Transaction, he immediately went to Amsterdam, in order to recover him, and took the other Mohawk with him; but, notwithstanding all his Endeavours, he could not get him again, being cast in a Cause which he instituted there for that Purpose; that, upon this, he went to The Hague, and applied to Sir Joseph Yorke, desiring him to procure the said Mohawk’s Release; that, some Time Afterwards, he was directed by Sir Joseph Yorke to return to Amsterdam, and he would have the Mohawk delivered to him; and, at the same Time, Sir Joseph desired him to carry them back to their own Country, by the Way of England, telling him, he would write in his Behalf to the Secretary of State, to whom he directed him to apply on his Arrival in England; that he accordingly brought them to England, but, being distressed for Money, he had shewn them in order to reimburse himself the Expense he had already been at, and also to enable him to carry them back to their own Country; but acknowledged he had made no Application either to the Secretary of State, or to the Board of Trade.”

They were directed to withdraw.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the bringing from America any of the Indians who are under His Majesty’s Protection, without proper Authority for so doing, may tend to give great Dissatisfaction to the Indian Nation, and be of dangerous Consequence to His Majesty’s Subjects residing in the Colonies.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the making a Publick Shew of Indians, ignorant of such Proceedings, is unbecoming and inhuman.

Then it was moved, “That the said John Schuppe and Hyam Myers be called in again, and ordered not to shew the said Indians from this Time, but to detain them, taking proper Care of their Maintenance, till a proper Person should be sent by the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to receive them, in order to their being returned to America.”

Which being agreed to;

They were called in again accordingly, and acquainted therewith by the Lord Chancellor.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

Crowe against Smith & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein David Crowe Gentleman is Appellant, and Richard Smith Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Dolman’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of the settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, in Pocklington and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances of himself and Robert Dolman the Younger, his Eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the Younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder.”

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. London. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester. L. Leigh.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Delamer.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield. L. Lyttelton.
E. Plimouth. L. Grantham.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Guilford.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 21th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Edgworth against Edgworth.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Edward Edgworth Esquire is Appellant, and John Magill and others are Respondents.

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

North Kilworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Kilworth, in the County of Leicester.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 7oMartii.

Domini tam spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Dux Rutland. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Argyll. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Winton. Dux Manchester. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestriens. March. Rockingham. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Landaven. Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Pamphlet concerning Mr. Chaworth’s Death complained of, and the Publisher ordered into Custody of the Black Rod.

Complaint was made to the House, of the publishing

of a printed Pamphlet, intituled, “A circumstantial and authentick Account of a late unhappy Affair which happened at The Star and Garter Tavern in Pall Mall, by a Person present;” mentioned to be printed by J. Burd, in The Temple Exchange Passage, fleet Street,

And thereupon Robert Walter was called in; and, being sworn at the Bar, the said Pamphlet complained of was shewn to him; and he was asked, “How he came by it?” and says,<c He bought it of Mr. Burd, at his Shop in Fleet Street,”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Joseph Burd, for his Offence in publishing the said printed Pamphlet, and keep him in safe Custody till the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight, Gentleman User of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

His & al. Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John His, John Henry Ernst, and John Michael Platz;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Crowe against Smith & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of David Crowe Gentleman; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 11th of November 1757; and of an Order of the said Court, of the 1st of November 1762; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of Richard Smith Esquire, and also the Answer of John Robinson 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:

Judgement affirmed with Costs to the Respondent Smith.

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 Decree and Order therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent Richard Smith, the Sum of Sixty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Blondeau to take the Name of Hart, Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Neville Blondeau Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Hart,” 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.”

Commissioners of Westminster paying to collect Sunday Tolls on certain Roads therein mentioned, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts passed for paying, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, to collect certain Tolls on Sundays upon the several Roads therein mentioned, and apply the same for the Purposes of the said Acts,” was committed.

Essex Suffolk and Hertford dshire Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual Two Acts passed in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Twentieth of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Essex and Suffolk; and for repairing and widening several other Roads, in the Counties of Essex and Hertford.”

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

D. Rutland. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Sarum. L. Delamer.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Hyde.
E. Suffolk. L. Walpole.
E. Winchilsea. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Scarsdale.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
E. Litchfield.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Northumberland.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Banks and Brougham to sell Dobinson’s Estate, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of Lands and Tenements in the County of Cumberland, late the Estate of William Dobinson Gentleman, deceased, for the Benett of the Children of Joseph Banks, his Nephew, deceased,” 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 Bill, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Long Eaton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Long Eaton, in the Parish of Sawley, 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 Bill, 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.”

Great Torrington Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near Great Torrington, in the County of Devon,” 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.”

Lymington Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Quay at Lymington, in the County of South ampton,” was committed.

Milford to Petworth, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Village of Milford in the County of Surrey, through Petworth, to the Top of Dunckton Hill, and from Petworth to Stopham Bridge in the County of Sussex,” was committed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 8o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Elien. Ds. St. John Blet.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Leeds. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Glocestr. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Halifax. Ds. Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford. Ds. Lyttelton.
Viscount Say & Sele. Ds. Scarsdale.
Viscount Falmouth. Ds. Boston.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Report of Committee touching Lord Byron’s Trial.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the proper Methods of Proceeding, in order to the Trial of William Lord Byron, upon the Indictment sound against him; and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House: “That the Committee have met, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred; and have come to the following Resolutions: (videlicet,)

1. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Lord Chancellor do write Letters to all the absent Lords, to acquaint them, that the House expects their Attendance, at the Trial of William Lord Byron, on Tuesday the 16th Day of April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the Letters to be wrote to any of the Royal Family, the Form be, that the House desires their Presence at the said Trial.

2. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, that the Lords be called over on Tuesday next; and that all the Lords be summoned for that Purpose.

3. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Lord Great Chamberlain be desired to give Order, that His Majesty’s Surveyor General do prepare Seats in Westminster Hall, at the said Trial, for the same Number of Persons, and in the same Manner; as at the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers in the Year 1760.”

Which Report was read by the Clerk.

And the First Resolution, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House; and ordered accordingly.

Then the Second Resolution being read a Second Time;

The House was moved, pursuant to the Direction of the Committee.

And thereupon,

Ordered, That the House be called over on Tuesday next; and that all the Lords be summoned for that Purpose.

Then the Third Resolution, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House; and ordered accordingly.

American Stamp Duties, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Commissioners of Westminster paying, to collect Sunday Tolls on certain Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Commissioners empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts passed for paying, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, to collect certain Tolls on Sundays upon the several Roads therein mentioned, and apply the same for the Purposes of the said Acts.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lymington Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Quay at Lymington, in the County of Southampton.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Long Eaton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Long Eaton, in the Parish of Sawley, in the County of Derby.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Blondeau to take the Nam of Hart, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Neville Blondeau Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Hart.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Torrington Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near Great Torrington, in the County of Devon.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Milford to Petworth, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Village of Milford in the County of Surrey, through Petworth, to the Top of Dunckton Hill, and from Petworth to Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex.”

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Banks and Brougham to sell Dobinson’s Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of Lands and Tenements in the County of Cumberland, late the Estate of William Dobinson Gentleman, deceased, for the Benett of the Children of Joseph Banks, his Nephew, deceased.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hempel & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Hempel, James Janot, and Christopher John Schultz.”

Klotz’s Petition, to be added to it.

Upon reading the Petition of John Gottfried Klotz; praying, “That his Name may be inserted in the said Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Taylor & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Taylor and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Copyhold Estates late of Doctor Robert Taylor, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Tribe to take the Name of Poole, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Benjamin Francis Tribe Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Poole, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Ludwell, deceased.”

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

D. Leeds. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
E. Sandwich. L. Leigh.
L. Delamer.
L. Delamer.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
E. Eglintoun. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
V. Hertford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Crowe’s, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of christopher Crowe Esquire, in the County of York, in him, in see Simple; and for settling other Estates, in the same County, in Lieu thereof.”

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

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

Ld. Bellew’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Lord Bellew Baron of Duleek in the Kingdom of Ireland more effectually to exercise his Power to raise certain Sums therein mentioned, out of his settled Estates in the said Kingdom, for the Portions of Younger Children.”

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.

North Kilworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Kilworth, 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 on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ulrome alias Owram Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds within the Township of Ulrome, otherwise Owram, in Holderness, in the County of York.”

Ld. Napier against Livingston.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Francis Lord Napier is Appellant, and Captain William Livingston is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday be put off till Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Ld. Boyne to be heard against Lord Bellew’s Bill.

Upon reading the Petition, of the Right Honourable Frederick Lord Viscount Boyne in the Kingdom of Ireland; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, to enable John Lord Bellew in the Kingdom of Ireland more effectually to exercise his Power to raise certain Sums therein mentioned, out of his settled Estates in the said Kingdom, for the Portions of Younger Children; and alleging, “That the Petitioner is Tenant in Tail, expectant upon the Death of the said John Lord Bellew without Issue Male, of all the said settled Estates; and apprehends, and is advised, that the Passing of the said Bill, as it now stands, will be a manifest Injury to him; and therefore praying, That he may be heard, by Counsel, against such Part of the said Bill as affects his Interest, or that he may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioner may be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, if he thinks fit; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Horley and Hornton Enclosure, Bill: The King’s Consent to it signified.

The Earl of Halifax acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Hamlets of Horley and Hornton, in the Parish of Horley aforesaid, in the County of Oxford,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Adjourn.

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