House of Lords Journal Volume 31
February 1766, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: February 1766, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 264-280. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113252 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 13o Februarii.
Meredyth against Leslie. Kymer to make a Navigable Canal from Gwendraeth River, Bill. Tunbridge Wells, Road Bill. Tufnell’s Petition referred to Judges. Blackheath &c small Debts, Bill. Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Petition referred to Judges. D. of Bolton’s Petition referred to Judges. To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill. Importation of Corn from America, Bill. Importation of Oats &c. Bill. Malt Bill. Bridges against Shirley: Appeal withdrawn. Wilson against Lang. E. of Portsmouth’s Petition referred to Judges. Mathew’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn Die Veneris, 14o Februarii.
More Papers from America, laid before the House. D of Devon Leave for a Bill to qualify here for an Office in Ireland. Bill read. More Papers from America, laid before the House. Sir J Hynde Cotton & al. Petition for a Bill to fell Parsons’s Estate, referred to Judges. Brice, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Kingesmill. Henley’s Petition referred to Judges. Accompts of Exports to North America, and Imports from thence, Ordered to be laid before the House. Account of Ships arrived from America since 1st Nov. to be laid before the House. Accompt of Bullion brought to the Bank from America, to be laid before the House. Address for an Accompt of Expense of the British Colonies in America. Address for Copies of Representation to the Treasury concerning Courts of Admirality. Dr. Wishart & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh. The King’s Answer to Address relating to Persons who have suffered by the late Riots in America. Malt Bill. Tunbridge Wells, Road Bill. Kymer to make a Navigable Cut from Gwendraeth River, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill. Importation of Corn from America, Bill. Importation of Oats, &c. Bill. Mathew’s Divorce, Bill. Ince’s Petition referred to Judges. Douglas & al. against Stewart & al. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 17o Februarii.
Address for Representations relating to Courts of Vice Admiralty. Haselton Common Bill. Great Tew Enclosure, Bill. Bladon Common, Bill. Maugersbury Common, Bill. Heworth Enclosure, Bill. More Papers relating to Tumults in America laid before the House. D. Wishart against Magistrates of Edinburgh. The King’s Answer to Two Addresses of Friday last. Pet. of Respondents to Four Appeals; of Sir J. Gordon, for a Bye day. D of Grafton & al. Petition referred to Judges. Jones, Weller, & al. Person referred to Judges. Colebroke’s Petition referred to Judges. Dowding’s Petition referred to Judge. Sir N. Gresley’s Pet. referred to Judges. Smith’s Pets referred to Judges. Alderoft’s Pet, for a Bill of Divorce. Sir E. Islam & al Trustees of Rowell Hospital, Petition referred to Judges. Pleydell’s Petition referred to Judges. Ly. Middleton, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Mrs. Blagrive; Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Haselton Enclosure, Bill. Great Tew Enclosure, Bill. Bladon Common, Bill. Maugersbury Enclosure, Bill. Heworth Enclosure, Bill. To prohibit the Exportation of Coin, Bill: Importation of Corn from America, Bill: Importation of Oats, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Mathtes’s Divorce, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Malt Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 18o Februarii.
Burslem against Lewis. Blackheath, &c Small Debts, Bill. Blagrave’s Bill. Bladon Enclosure, Bill. Great Tew Enclosure, Bill. Further Time for qualifying for Offices, &c. Bill. Michel’s Nat. Bill. Sir J. St. Aubin’s Pet. referred to Judges. Maugersbury Enclosure, Bill. Ld. Middleton’s Estate, Bill. Heworth Enclosure, Bill. Malt Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. E. of Powis’s Petition referred to Judges. French against Sir U. Blake. More Papers relating to Tumults in America delivered. E. Ferrers’s Pet. Referred to Judges. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 19o Februarii.
Blackheath, &c. small Debte, Bill Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. King present: Bills passed. Blain against Sir W Moncrief. Papers relating tu the African Company delivered. Further Time For qualifying For Offices, Bill: Haselton Common, Bill: His, Majesty’s Consent signified. Michel’s Nat. Bill. Papers relating to Tumults America read. Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital delivered. More Papers join Amerea delivered. Headington Enclosure, Bill. Persons to attend on Tuesday next. Aldcrost Divorce Bill. The King’s Answers to Address of Monday last. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 13o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Rossen. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Exon. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Masham.
Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Monson.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Leeds. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Vere.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Meredyth against Leslie.

The Answer of the Reverend Henry Leslie Clerk and Catherine his Wife, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of Thomas Meredyth Esquire and others;

Also, the Answer of William Brownlowe Esquire Respondent to the same Appeal;

Were this Day brought in.

Kymer to make a Navigable Canal from Gwendraeth River, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Kymer Esquire to make a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Little Gwendraeth River, near the Town of Kidwely, to the Great Forest and Pwll Llygod in the County of Carmarthen,” 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.”

Tunbridge Wells, Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Tonbridge Wells in the County of Kent, to the Cross Ways near Maresfield Street, in the County of Sussex” 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.”

Tufnell’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Forster Tufnell Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to grant any Lease, or Leases of certain Estates in the Petition mentioned, to any Person or Persons, for such Term of Years, and under and subject to such Conditions and Restrictions, as shall be thought requisite and expedient:

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 Bathurst 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.

Blackheath &c small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Blackheath. of Bromley and Beckenham, of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley, and of Little and Lessness, in the County of Kent, to the Hundred of Wallington in the County of Surrey.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Leigh.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Litch.& Cov. L. Delamer.
D. Leeds. L. Masham.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Monson.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Exeter. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Grantham.
E. Cardigan. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
V. Weymouth.

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

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ of Canterbury; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable them and their Successors to make and grant a Lease or Leases of several Pieces or Parcels of Ground, and the Houses and Buildings erected thereon, in the Petition mentioned, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Justice Wilmot; 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.

D. of Bolton’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Harry Duke of Bolton; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable any Woman to whom certain Castles, Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Petition mentioned; and also to enable every Husband to whom any Woman inheritable to, and in Possession of, the said Lands and Hereditaments, by virtue of an Act in the Petition mentioned, shall limit or appoint any of the said Lands or Hereditaments for Life, from Time to Time, during her or his Life when in Possession and entitled, to make Leases, for One, Two, or Three Lives, or for Years determinable on One, Two, or Three Lives, in Possession or Reversion; and for other Purposes therein 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. Baron Adams; 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.

To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, for a limited Time.”

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, Tomorrow.

Importation of Corn from America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Corn and Grain from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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.

Importation of Oats &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, Duty-free.”

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.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bridges against Shirley:

Upon reading the Petition of William Bridges, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House; and also of Lewis Shirley and others Respondents to the said Appeal, which Appeal stands appointed to be heard; prayings; “In regard the Difference between the Parties has been settled, that they may be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal, without Costs:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their Said Appeal, as desired.

Wilson against Lang.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Wilson and Robert Pollock Merchants in Paisley are Appellants, and William Lang is Respondent, ex Parte; the Respondent not having put in an Answer, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex Parte, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes After those already appointed, unless the Respondent put in an Answer in the mean Time.

E. of Portsmouth’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable John Earl of Portsmouth; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Tithes, in the Petition mentioned; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements Hereditaments, and Tithes, to be settled to the same Uses:

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 Clive; 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.

Mathew’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Mathews with Ann Mathews his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And Mr. Dagge appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Mathews against it:

Edward Hales was called, in order to prove Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, That he served Mrs. Mathews personally with the Order of the House, for the Second Reading of the Bill, at Compton in Berkshire, on Monday the 3d of this Instant February; and, at the same Time, delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard, in Support of the Bill; and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called,

Edward Hales; who, being sworn, produced a Copy of the Register of the Marriage, in the Parish of West Isley, in the County of Berks, 1753, whereby it appeared, that John Mathews was married to the said Ann Mathews on the 27th of February, 1753.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. John Green, Register of the Arches Court of Canterbury, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the said Court against the said Mrs. Mathews, for Adultery.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Then William Cripps, Servant to the Father of Mrs. Mathews, was called, in order to prove the Adultery; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That Mrs. Mathews lived at her Father’s House for about Half a Year After the was married to Mr. Mathews; that he (the Witness) having a Suspicion of an unlawful Intercourse between the said Mrs. Mathews and one Thomas Palmer, who took her Father’s Farm, and lived in her Father’s House; upon missing them one Day from a Room below Stairs, he went into an Upper Room which had not any Floor, and was over a Bedchamber, and peeped through an Hole in the Cieling of the Bedchamber, and saw the said Mrs. Mathews and the said Thomas Palmer in the Act of Adultery; that he went and called Edward Cullum, a Servant of the said Mr. Palmer’s, who came, and also saw them in the Act of Adultery.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then the said Edward Cullum was called in; and, being sworn, gave an Account of his going up Stairs with the said William Cripps, and there seeing the said Mrs. Mathews and Thomas Palmer in the Act of Adultery.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Moses Kislingborough Glazier was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That Mrs. Mathews lodged and boarded at his House, at The World’s End in Hampstead Norris; and that he had seen the said Mrs. Mathews and one John Pocock a Gentleman Farmer naked in Bed together at his House.”

He is directed to withdraw.

The Evidence being finished; the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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.

Adjourn

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

Die Veneris, 14o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Somerset. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Grafton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Exons. Dux Ancaster. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sondes.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Boston.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Handwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

More Papers from America, laid before the House.

The Duke of Grafton (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the said before the House more Papers relating to the late House Riots and Tumults in America; videlicet,

“Received, Feb’y 5th, 1765. Extract of a Letter from Francis Fauquier Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, November 11th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Fauquier Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Naval Officers of that Colony.”

“Copy of a printed Certificate of Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, relative to the Declaration of George Mercer Esquire, appointed Distributor of the Stamps for Virginia.”

“Copy of a Letter from Cadwallader Colden Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated December 6th, 1765.”

“Copy of Minutes of the Council of New York, on the 4th of September, 1765.”

“Extract from the Journal of the Assembly of New York, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to John Pownall Esquire Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Novem’r 26th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Novem’r 30th, 1765.”

“Received, 5th Feb’y, 1765. Extracts from the Journal of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of November, 1765.”

“Printed Copy of a Speech of Francis Bernard Esquire Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the General Assembly of that Province, on the 8th of November, 1765”

“Extract of a Letter from William Franklin Esquire Governor of New Jersey, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Burlington, December 18th, 1765.”

“Extract from the Minutes of Council at New Jersey, on Saturday the 30th Novem’r, 1765.”

“Extract from the Votes of the Assembly of New Jersey, on the 30th of November, 1765”

“Extract of a Letter from Benning Wentworth Esquire Governor of New Hampshire, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated November 25th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Benning Wentworth Esquire Governor of New Hampshire, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated December “16th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from William Bull Esquire Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Charles Town, Nov’r 3d, 1765 (not signed).”

“Copy of a Letter from the Inspector and Distributor of Stamps for the Province of South Carolina, to William Bull Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the said Province, dated October 29th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from James Wright Esquire Governor of Georgia, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Savannah, the 9th of November, 1765.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

D of Devon Leave for a Bill to qualify here for an Office in Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as High Treasurer of Ireland, and to qualify himself for the Enjoyment of the said Office:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Whereupon the Lord Walpole presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to take, in England, the Oath of Office of High Treasurer of Ireland, and to qualify himself in England for the Enjoyment of the said Office.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

More Papers from America, laid before the House.

The Marquis of Rockingham (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House more Papers relating to the late Riots and Tumults in America; together with a List of the said Papers.

Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows; videlicet,

“21st Nov’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Arch’d Hinshelwood Distributor of the Stamps for the Colony of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners of Stamps; received February 1766.”

Decem’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Moore Governor of New York, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, relative to the putting in Execution the Stamp Act in that Province; received 5th February1766.”

“2d Dec’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Ingersoll Distributor of the Stamps in the Colony of “Connecticut, to the Commissioners of Stamps; received 6th Feb’y, 1766.”

“3d Dec’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Meserve Distributor of Stamps for the Colony of New Hampshire, to the Commissioners of Stamps; received 6th Feb’y, 1766.”

“13th Dec’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Oliver Distributor of Stamps for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, to the Commissioners of Stamps; received 6th Feb’y, 1766.”

“16th Dec’r 1765. 26th Decr 1765 Copies of Two Letters from. Mr. Meserve Distributor of Stamps for the Colony of New Hampshire, to the Commissioners of Stamps; received 6th February, 1766.”

“Copy of a Letter from the Collector and Comptroller of New York to Governor Moore. Also of a Letter from Captain Kennedy to the Collector of New York, with his Answer thereto; received 7th February, 1766.”

“7th Nov’r 1765. Extract of a Letter from the Collector of the Customs at Perth Amboy in the Province of New Jersey, to the Commissioners of the Customs; received Feb’y 7th, 1766.”

“20th Dec, 1765. Extract of a Letter from the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs at New York, to the Commissioners of the Customs; received 7th February, 1766”

“7th Feb’y 1766. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Henniker to Mr. Cooper, enclosing a Letter from Messrs Bayard and Company at New York, dated 21st Dec’r, 1765; received Feb’y 7th, 1766.”

“2d Nov’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from several Custom-house Officers in Maryland, to the Commissioners of the Customs; received 7th Feb’y, 1766.”

“17th Dec’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from the Comptroller of the Customs at Boston to the Commissioners of the Customs; received February 8th, 1766.”

“7th & 8th Dec’r 1765. Copies of Letters from Charles Stewart Esquire Surveyor General of the Eastern Middle District of America, to the Officers of the Customs in his District, and to the Commissioners of the Customs; received 11th February, 1766.”

“20th Nov’r 1765. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Houston Distributor of the Stamps for North Carolina, to the Commissioners of Stamps; received 11th February, 1766.”

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

Sir J Hynde Cotton & al. Petition for a Bill to fell Parsons’s Estate, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Hynde Cotton Baronet Dame Ann Cotton his Wife, Daughter of Sarah Parsons deceased (who was the Widow and Relict of Humphry Parsons Esquire, Also deceased)for themselves and on the Behalf of Sarah Cotton, John Cotton, Ann Cotton, Charles Cotton, Lettice Cotton, George Cotton, and Alexander Cotton, their Children, all Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of a Manor and Capital Mansion-house at Ryegate, and several Estates in Surrey and Sussex, late the Estate of Sarah Parsons Widow, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances:

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 Clive; 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.

Brice, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Kingesmill.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Brice Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take and bear the Name and Arms of Kingesmill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Henley’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Catherine Henley, the Widow and Executrix of the Reverend Phocion Henley Clerk, deceased, who was One of the Creditors of Robert Henley late of Abbot’s Wooton in the County of Dorset Esquire, deceased; and Also Administratrix of the Goods and Chattels of the said Robert Henley un-administered by the said Phocion Henley, in Behalf of herself and other the Creditors of the said Robert Henley; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the Inheritance of certain Estates of Robert Henley late of Abbot’s Wooton in the County of Dorset Esquire, deceased, comprized in a Term of Five Hundred Years, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same, or a competent Part thereof, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, for Payment of Debts and Encumbrances; and for other Purposes in the 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 Clive: 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, in 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.

Accompts of Exports to North America, and Imports from thence, Ordered to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before of this House, an Accompt of the Value of the Exports from England to the North American Colonies, from and Christmas 1739 to Christmas 1765, or as near thereunto as the same can be made out; distinguishing each Year and each Place, and what Part there of was Foreign Goods, and what Part Goods of the Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Accompt of the Value of Imports into England from the North American Colonies, from Christmas 1739, to Christmas 1765, or as near thereunto as the same can be made out; distinguishing each Colony.

Account of Ships arrived from America since 1st Nov. to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of all Ships arrived in their Ports of this Kingdom, which have been cleared out from any of the British Colonies in America, since the First of November last; specifying the Colonies from whence they have been respectively cleared out, and Also whether any, and which, of the said Ships, have offered to make Entries here without having their Clearances, or other Papers, properly stamped agreeably to an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, and what has been done in Consequence thereof.

Accompt of Bullion brought to the Bank from America, to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Daniel Race, Cashier of the Bank of England, do attend this House on Friday next, to the with an Accompt of Bullion imported and brought to Bank from the British Colonies of North America, in every Year, from 1748 to 1765, both inclusive; specifying the several Colonies from whence the same was imported, the. Ships in which it was brought, and the Totals thereof; together with the like Accompt of Bullion imported and brought to the Bank, from Jamaica and the other West India Islands, in every Year during the same Period.

Address for an Accompt of Expense of the British Colonies in America.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to the Expense His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to of the give Directions to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to prepare and lay before this House a State of the Annual Expense of the several Establishments of the British Colonies in North America and The West Indies, with the Amount thereof, distinguishing each Colony respectively; and likewise a State of the Debts of the British Colonies in North America The West Indies, as they stood at the End of the late War, distinguishing what Part of the said Debts remain undischarged, and the Provision made for such Discharge; according to the latest Accounts received of the several Matters above mentioned.”

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

Address for Copies of Representation to the Treasury concerning Courts of Admirality.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to the Treasury give Directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies of all Representations made since the last Admiralty. Session of Parliament, by the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, concerning the Appointment of Courts of Vice Admiralty in America; together with an Account of all Proceedings which have been had thereupon.”

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

Dr. Wishart & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Wishart Doctor in Divinity and others are Appellants and the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands appointed to be heard on that Day be put off to Friday next; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

The King’s Answer to Address relating to Persons who have suffered by the late Riots in America.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, of the 10th of this Instant February; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions America accordingly.”

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

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, on Monday next.

Tunbridge Wells, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent, to the Cross Ways near Maresfield Street in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kymer to make a Navigable Cut from Gwendraeth River, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Kymer Esquire to make a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Little Gwendraeth River, near the Town of Kidwely, to the Great Forest and Pwll Llygod, in the County of Carmarthen.”

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 the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled “An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, for a limited Time.”

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.”

Importation of Corn from America, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Corn and Grain from His Majesty’s Colonies in America, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, Duty.”

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.”

Importation of Oats, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, Duty-free.”

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.”

Mathew’s Divorce, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Mathews with Ann Mathews 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.

Ince’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Ince, Widow and Relict of Piggot Ince heretofore of Whetstone but late of Hadley in the County Middlesex Esquire, deceased, (on Behalf of herself and her Two Infant Children, James Piggot Ince and Mary Elizabeth Ince) and of James Berkeley and Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for carrying into Execution certain Contracts for Sale of Hereditaments and Premises in the Petition described; and for other 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 Bathurst; 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.

Douglas & al. against Stewart & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Captain William Douglas is Appellant, and William Stewart Esquire 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 those already appointed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 17o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsences fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Somerset. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Bedford. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Exons. Dux Argyll. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Essex. Ds. Boston.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Address for Representations relating to Courts of Vice Admiralty.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies of all Letters, Orders, Representations, Memorials, and Papers, relating to the Appointment of Courts of Vice Admiralty in America; together with all Proceedings that have been had thereupon since the Conclusion of the late War, in Addition to those which have been already called for by this House.”

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

Haselton Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming an Award made for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Downs in the Parish of Haselton, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Tew Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Dashwood and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, and Tything, of Great Tew; in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bladon Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Dashwood and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor and Parish of Bladon, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Maugersbury Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Whitmore and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons, Common Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, lying in the Hamlet of Maugersbury, in the Parish of Stow on the Wold, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Heworth Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor, Walle, or Common, in the several Townships, Villages, or Hamlets, of Upper Heworth and Nether Heworth, in the County of Durham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

More Papers relating to Tumults in America laid before the House.

The Duke of Grafton (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House more Papers relating to the late Tumults in America; (videlicet,)

“Copy of a Letter from Samuel Ward Esquire Governor of Rhode (fn. 1) Islands, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Newport on Rhode Island, November 19th, 1765; received February 7th, 1766.”

“Extract of a Letter from William Bull Esquire Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Charles Town, December 17th, 1765; received February 11th, 1766.”

“Copy of a Letter from William Bull Esquire Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Charles Town, December 19th, 1765; received February 11th, 1766.”

“Extracts from the Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, on the 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th of November 1765; received February 11th, 1766.”

“Extract of a Letter from James Wright Esquire, Governor of Georgia, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Savannah in Georgia, December 2d, 1765; received February 11th, 1760.”

“Copy of a Minute of Council held at Savannah in Georgia, on the 31st of October 1765; received February 11th, 1766.”

“Copy of a Minute of a Council held at Savannah in Georgia, on the 12th of November 1765; received February 11th, 1766.”

“Copy of a Minute of a Council held at Savannah in Georgia, on the 22d of November 1765; received February nth, 1766.”

“Extract of a Letter from James Grant Esquire Governor of East Florida, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated St, Augustine, December 9th, 1765; received February 11th, 1766.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

D. Wishart against Magistrates of Edinburgh.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Wishart Doctor in Divinity, Patrice Cumming Doctor in Divinity, Mr. John Glen, Robert Wallace Doctor in Divinity, Alexander Webster Doctor in Divinity, John Jardine Doctor in Divinity, George Kay Doctor in Divinity, Mr. Robert Walker, Hugh Blair Doctor in Divinity, Robert Dick Doctor in Divinity, Daniel Macqueen Doctor in Divinity, Mr. Henry Lundie, William Robertson Doctor in Divinity, Mr. John Erskine, and Mr. John Drysdale, all Ministers of the City of Edinburgh, the Moderator of the Presbytery at Edinburgh, and David Dalrymple Procurator of the Church of Scotland; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 12th of December 1764; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem just:” As also upon the Answer of the Provost, Magill rates, and Town Council, of Edinburgh, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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.

The King’s Answer to Two Addresses of Friday last.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords’ with White Staves had (according to Order) presented; to His Majesty the Two Addresses of this House of Friday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Pet. of Respondents to Four Appeals; of Sir J. Gordon, for a Bye day.

A Petition of the Respondents to Four Appeals, therein Sir John Gordon is Appellant, which stand appointed to be heard in Course, was presented, and read; praying, “In regard that these Appeals all depend on the same Merits, and are within the narrowest Compass, that the same may be appointed to be heard on such Bye-day as to the House shall seem meet.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Causes, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the 20th Day of March next.

D of Grafton & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, on Behalf of himself and of George Henry Fitzroy, commonly called Earl of Euston, an Infant, his Eldest Son and Heir Apparent; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the Freehold Part of the House, Stables, Out-houses, Garden, Yard, and Appurtenances, in the Petition described, entailed by the Will of the late Duke of Grafton, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses:

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 Wilmot; 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.

Jones, Weller, & al. Person referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Jones Esquire and Margaretta Maria his Wife, (late Margaretta Maria Weller,)Jane Weller Spinster, Daughter of the said Margaretta Maria, an Infant, (by the said Margaretta Mana, Jacob Houblon Esquire, and Jeremiah Brock Esquire her Guardians) the said Jeremiah Brock and Jane his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and their Infant Daughter Jane Block, John Brock Esquire, Josias Nottidge Gentleman and Margaretta Maria his Wife, Weiler Rayment, and James Peers Gentleman, in Behalf of his Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to empower the Petitioners, as they shall severally become possessed of the Estates in the Petition mentioned, to grant Leases thereof, or any Part thereof, for such Term, Conditions, and Restractions, as to the House shall seem meet:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Adams and Mr. Baron Perrott; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the Stare 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.

Colebroke’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Colebrooke Eldest Son and Heir of James Colebrooke late of Chilham Castle in the County of Kent Esquire, deceased, and Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, Brother of the said Robert Colebrooke, in Behalf of himself, and of George Colebrooke, James Edward Colebrooke, and Henry Thomas Colebrooke, his Three Sons, who are Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting a Capital Message, or Castle, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses:

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 Clive; 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.

Dowding’s Petition referred to Judge.

Upon reading the Petition of Susannah Bowding of Avy-Mary-Lane London, Widow, Relict of John Dowding formerly of Saint Thomas the Apostles London, but afterwards of Throgmorton Street Gentleman, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting several Estates in the Petition mentioned, and the Inheritance; in Fee Simple thereof, in Trustees, in Trust, to make Sale thereof; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale at Interest, in such Manner, and upon such Trusts, as in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Clive; 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.

Sir N. Gresley’s Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Nigel Gresley Baronet and Dame Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to, bring in a Bill, to confirm the Title of the said Sir Nigel Gresley; and to veil an Estate in the said Petition mentioned in Trustees, in Trust, to fell or mortgage all or such Part or Parts thereof as may be necessary 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. Baron Perrott; 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.

Smith’s Pets referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Silvester Smith of Newland in the County of York Esquire, William Smith Esquire Brother of the said John Silvester Smith, Robert Dolway Holiday of Castle Hill near Belfast in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire and Elizabeth Haltday his Wife, Nicholas Torre of Pontefract in the County of York Esquire and Mary Torre his Wife, and Sarah Smith, Spinster, the said John Silvester Smith, William Smith, Elizabeth Holiday, Mary Torre, and Sarah Smith, being Children of John Smith late of Newland aforesaid, Esquire, deceased, by Ann Smith his last Wife, formerly Ann Hodgson, since also deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the Fee-simple and Inheritance of an Estate and Hereditaments in the several Parishes of High Hoyland, Darton, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be fold, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Justice Wilmot; 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.

Alderoft’s Pet, for a Bill of Divorce.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Aldcroft of Lambeth in the County of Suarey Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Sarah Shewell his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again:

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

Sir E. Islam & al Trustees of Rowell Hospital, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edmund Islam Baronet, Sir William Dolben Baronet, Sir John Palmer Baronet, John Robinson and Charles Allicocke Esquires, the Governors and Trustees of Jesas Hospital in Rowell in the County of Northampton, and of Thomas Peach Esquire Lord of the Manor of Orton in the said County; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Tithes and Estates in Orton in the County of Northampton, belonging to Jesas Hospital in Rowell in the said County, in Thomas Poole Esquire and his Heirs, discharged from the Trusts in the Petition mentioned; and for charging the same, together with other Lands and Hereditaments of Thomas Peach, with an Annuity or Rent Charge, in such Manner as to the House shall seem meet:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Justice Bathurst; 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.

Pleydell’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Morton Pleydell of Milboum Saint Andrew in the County of Dorset Esquire and Ann his Wife, Jonathan Morton Pleydell of the City of Both in the County of Somerset Esquire, and William Morton Pleydell of Berkeley Square in the County of Middlesex; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of a Manor and Lands in the Counties of York and Lincoln; and for inverting the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses:

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. Baron Adams; 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.

Ly. Middleton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Lady Viscountess Middleton; 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 Part of the Fee-simple Estate of George rate Lord Viscount Middleton of the Kingdom of Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for paying the Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, mentioned in, and appointed to be paid by his Will; and for executing and effectuating several Contracte entered into by him, for selling and leasing divers Farms and Lands in Ireland; and for making the Exemplification of his Will Evidence in Law and Equity.”

Mrs. Blagrive; Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mrs. Ann Blagrave; 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 several Copyhold Estates of Ann Blagrave Widow, and ethers, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses to which the said Copyhold Estates stand limited.”

Haselton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming an Award made for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Downs in the Parish of Haselton, in the County of Gloucester.”

Great Tew Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, and Tithing, of Great Tew, in the County of Oxford.”

Bladon Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying Within the Manor and Parish of Bladon, in the County of Oxford.”

Maugersbury Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons, Common Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, lying m the Hamlet of Maugersbury, in the Parish of Stow on the Wold; in the County of Gloucester.”

Heworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor, Waste, or Common, in the several Townships, Villages, or Hamlets, of Upper Heworth and Nether Heworth, in the County of Durham.”

To prohibit the Exportation of Coin, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, for a limited Time.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of Corn from America, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Corn and Grain from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of Oats, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, Duty-free.”

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.

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

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

Mathtes’s Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Mathews with Ann Mathews 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.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

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 Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

17o Decembris, 1766. hitherto examined by us.

Atholl.

Marchmont.

Delamer.

Boston.

Die Martis, 18o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresin. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Comes Winchilsea Præses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Glouceseter. Dux Somerset. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Exon. Dux Argyll. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Vere.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Lyltelton.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Digby.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Burslem against Lewis.

The Answer of David Lewis Esquire, and Henry Greswold Lewis an Infant, by the said David Lewis his Father and Guardian, to the Appeal of James Burslem Clerk, was this Day brought in.

Blackheath, &c Small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Blackheath, of Bromley and Betkenham, of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley, and of Little and Lessness, in the County of Kent, to the Hundred of Wallington in the County of Surrey” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Blagrave’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Copyhold Estates of Ann Blagrave Widow and others in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying cut the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses to which the said Copyhold Estates stand limited.”

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

Ld. President.
L. Chamberlain. L. B. London. L. Botetourt.
L. B. Durham. L. Leigh.
D. Bedford. L. B. Litch. & Cov.
D. Manchester. L. Delamer.
L. Romney.
D. Bridgewater. L. B. Chester. L. Ducie.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Exeter. L. Bruce.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Lyttelton.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 5th Day of March next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bladon Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor and Parish of Bladon, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Great Tew Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Manor, Parish, and Tything, of Great Tew 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.

Further Time for qualifying for Offices, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or other, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the lime limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to the several Acts of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose, or, having been damped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duty damped;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Michel’s Nat. Bill.

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

Wit4/18/2007h a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jean Pierre Michel;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Sir J. St. Aubin’s Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John St. Aubyn Baronet, for himself and on Behalf of John St. Aubyn his Son an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner to make a Lease of certain Lands in the Petition mentioned, to the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy:

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 Wilmot; 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.

Maugersbury Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons, Common Fields, Meadows, and Grounds, lying in the Hamlet of Maugersbury, in the Parish of Stow on the Wold, 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 on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ld. Middleton’s Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Fee-simple Estate of George late Lord Viscount Middleton of the Kingdom of Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for paying the Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, mentioned in, and appointed to be paid by, his Will; and for executing and effectuating several Contracts entered into by him, for felling and leasing divers Farms and Lands in Ireland; and for making the Exemplification of his Will Evidence m Law and Equity.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 5th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Heworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor, Waste, or Common, in the several Townships, Villages, or Hamlets, of Upper Heworth and Nether Heworth, in the County of Durham.”

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

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

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Dutie upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

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. Angursh and Mr. Cudden:

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

E. of Powis’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and Barbara Countess of Powis his Wife, for themselves, and on Behalf of themselves and George Edward Henry Arthur Herbert Esquire, commonly called Lord Ludlow, their only Son, and Lady Harriot Herbert their only Daughter, both Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for selling a Manshort-house in Albemarle Street; and laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, for the Purposes in the 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 Clive; 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.

French against Sir U. Blake.

Upon reading the Petition of Hugh Hamersley, Agent for the late Robert French Esquire, deceased, Appelant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Sir Ulick Blake Baronet and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing the next Cause but One; praying, “In regard the Appellant is lately dead, that the Hearing of the said Cause may be put off till after those already appointed; the Agents for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as contenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after those already appointed.

More Papers relating to Tumults in America delivered.

The House being moved, “That the several Papers, which were said before this House on Friday last and Yesterday, relating to the late Tumults in America, may be now read:”

Accordingly, the said Papers were in Part read, by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the Remainder of the said Papers be read To-morrow.

E. Ferrers’s Pet. Referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Westington Earl Ferrers; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain, Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Derby, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the same; and to apply the Money arising by Sale thereof to the several Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Baron Adams; 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continue and urn esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 19o Februarii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch, & Cov. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Monston.
Dux Somerset. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Rutland. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Ancaster. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Blackheath, &c. small Debte, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Hundreds of Blackheath, of Bromley and Beckenham, of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley, and of Little and Lessness, in the County of Kent, to the Hundred of Wallington in the County of Surrey.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Montagu:

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Speech in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six.”

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

“2. An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time.

“3. An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Com, Grain, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, for a limited Time.”

“4. An Act for allowing the Importation of Corn and Grain from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

“5. An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, Duty-free.”

“6. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent, to the Cross Ways near Matesfield Street in the County of Sussex.”

“7. An Act to enable Thomas Kymer. Esquire to make a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from Little Gwendraeth River, near the Town of Kidwely, to the Great Forest and Pwll Llygod in the County of Carmarthen.”

“8. An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small “Debts, within the Hundreds of Blackheath, of Bromley and Beckenham of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley and of Little and Lessness in the County of Kent, to the Hundred of Wallington in the County of Surrey.”

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

Le Roy le vault.”

“9. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common; Meadows, Common Pastures, Lot Grounds, and Commonable Waste Grounds in the Parish of Great Doddington, in the County of Northampton.”

“10. An Act for naturalizing Hieronymus Henry Burmester, John Wtenholt, Julius Conrad Ridder, and Peter Duval.
“To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)
Soit fait comme il est desiré.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Blain against Sir W Moncrief.

A Petition of the Agents in a Cause wherein Alexander Blair and others are Appellants, and Sir William Moncrief is Respondent, on Behalf of the Appellants, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday next, was presented, and read; praying, “In regard the Petitioners expect further Instructions and Papers relating to the said Cause, that the Hearing thereof may be put off till after those already appointed.”

And thereupon the said: Agents were called in; and examined; upon Oath, at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after the Causes already appointed.

Papers relating tu the African Company delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Clevland, from the Admiralty-office, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament of the 23d Year of King George the Second,

“Copies of the Reports made by Captains Graves, Garnier, and Allwroght, to the Lords of the Admiralty, of the State and Condition of the Forts, and Settlements on the Coast of Africa; together with a Schedule of the said Reports; videlicet,

“No 1. Extract of a Letter from Captain Gravies, of His Majesty’s Ship The Edgar, to Mr. Stephens, Secretary of the: Admiralty, dated off Senegal, the 22d of March 17th;” enclosing,

“No 2. Governor Barnes’s Account, of the State of the Fort of Senegal.”

“No 3. Extract of, a Letter from Commodore Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated the 4th August, 1765;” enclosing,

“No 4. Return of the Factory and Fort at Senegal.

“No 5. Governor Debat’s State of James Fort, Gambia.”

“No 6. State and Condition of the Fort of Bance Island.”

“No 7. Mr. Dory’s Account of Portendie and Arguin.”

“No 8. Extract of a Letter from Captain (fn. 2) Garnier, of The Shannon, to Mr. Stephens, dated the 24th October, 1765;” enclosing,

No 9. State and Condition. of Annamaboe Fort.”
No 10. of Commenda Fort.”
No 11. of Second Fort.”
No12. of Tantumquery Fort.”
No 13 of Accra Fort.”
No 14. of Dixccye Fort.”
No 15. of Cape Carfe Castle.”
No 16. of Winnebah Fort.”

“No 17. Copy of a Letter from Captain Allwright, of The Spy Sloop, to Mr. Stephens, dated the 17th of May, 1765;” enclosing,

“No 18. Captain Allwright’s Observations on the State of Fort Lewis at Senegal.”

And the same being read by the Clerk:

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

Further Time For qualifying For Offices, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to the several Ails of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing, them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped.”

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 Monday next.

Haselton Common, Bill: His, Majesty’s Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming an Award made, for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Downs in the Parish of Haselton, in the County of Gloucester,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Then the said Bill was read the Second Time.

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

Ld. President. L. B. London.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
L. Delamer.
D. Somerset. L. Cathcart.
D. Bedford. L. B. Gloucester. L. Ducie.
D. Manchester. L. B. Carlisle. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Bruce.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Lyttelton.
E. Litchfield. L. Scarsdale.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Poulett. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Powis.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

Michel’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jean Pierre Michel.”

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.

Papers relating to Tumults America read.

The Remainder of the Papers laid before the House on Friday and Monday last, relating to the late Tumults in America, were (according to Order) read.

Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Ibbetson, from the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, attended:”.

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of the 8th Year of His late Majesty,

“Report of the Commissioners, or Governors, of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received out of the Rents and Profits of the Estates forfeited by the Attainders of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, between the 30th of November 1763, and 1st of December 1764; and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

Also, “Report of the Commissioners, or Governors, of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received out of the Rents or Profits of the Estates forfeited by the Attainders of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, between the 30th of November 1764 and 1st of December 1765; and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

More Papers join Amerea delivered.

The Marquis of Rockingham laid before the House; pursuant to an Address to His Majesty for that Purpose,

“Copy of Letters from Charles Stewart Esquire, Surveyor General of the Eastern Middle District of America, to the Officers of the Customs and the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 8th of December. 1765.”

“Governor Johnston, with an Estimate of Works in that Garrison, &c. Pensacola, 24th October, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Mr. Lloyd Distributor of Stamps for the Colony of South Carolina, dated 12th December, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Mr. Grahame Distributor of Stamps for the Colony of East Florida, dated 9th December, 1765.”

“Mr. Samuel Ward, Governor of Newport on Rhode Island, concerning the Resignation of the Distributor of Stamps; acquainting my Lords with the Opinion of the People there in respect of the Stamp Act; and requesting their Lordships good Offices with the King and Parliament on their Behalf, Newport on Rhode Island, 26th December, 1765.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Then the said Papers were read by the Clerk.

Headington Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Field Lands within the Parish of Headington, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Persons to attend on Tuesday next.

Ordered, That Mr. Pentross Clerk of the Bullion-office, and Masterman Merchant in Gracechurch Street y do attend this House on Tuesday next.

Aldcrost Divorce Bill.

The Lord Delamer (pursuant to an Order of Leave of Monday last) presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Aldcrost Gentleman with Sarah Shewell his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the 6th Day of March next; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said Charles Aldcrost may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Sarah Shewell may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what the may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

The King’s Answers to Address of Monday last.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, “He would give Directions accordingly.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum primum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Origin Garner.