House of Lords Journal Volume 32
February 1768, 21-29

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DIE Lunæ, 22o Februarii 1768
Winterup et al against Alexander et al. Interlocutors affirmed with costen Glasgow Bill. Thetford to Newmarket Road Bill. Kildwiok Enclosure Bill. Hawkins, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Yorke's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with. E. Ferrer's bill, committee shortened. Cotton's Bill, Committee shortened, Drake's Bill, Committee shortened. Sir Thomas Gage's Estate Bill, Committee shortened. Yorke's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee. E. Pomfret's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee. Waring's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee. Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill Bishop's Castle, &c: Road Bill. Welwick and Weeton Enclosure Bill. Beckington, &c Road Bill. Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill Abingdon to Swinford Road Bill. Normanton Enclosure Bill. Roxburgh Roads Bill. Wright, Leave for a Bill: Bill Read. Glasgow Bill: Thetford to Newmarket Road Bill: Kildwick Enclosure Bill: Disbanding Army in Ireland Act, to amend, Bill: For providing Accommodations for the Welch Judges, Bill: Tilsworth Enclosure Bill: Buckland Dinham Road Bill: Woughton on the Green Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Witnesses to attend on Lord Bolingbroke's Divorce Bill. Daly'sDivorce Bill. Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Sill. Adjourn: DIE Martis, 23o February 1768.
Reid against Douglas Interlocutor reversed. E. Sandwich's Estate Bill. Bishop's Castle, &c. Road Bill. Daly's Divorce Bill: Message to the H. C with it. Everard against Dillon, Petition to withdraw appeal rejected. Sir Thomas Gage's Estate Bill. Drake's Estate Bill. Forth and Clyde Navigation, Bill. Kingston upon Thames, &c. Road Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Ashby de la Zouch Enclosure Bill. Journeymen Taylors Bill. Shore ditch Paving Bill. For Sale of Nuns Green Bill. Welwick and Wecton Enclosure Bill Hawkins'S Bill: Wright's Bill Motion to shorten the Committees on them. Wright's Bill Motion for dispensing with Standing Order. Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill. E. Harrington, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Beekington &c. Road Bill. Macnamara against Cliff and surman. Morton enclosure Bill. Adjourn DIE Mercurii, 24o February 1768.
King present. Bills passed. E. Darnley against Stafford: Judgment affirmed with Costs. E. Sandwich's Estate Bills Drake's Bill: Sir Thomas Gage's Estate Bill: Message to H .c. with the three precede Bills. Grenville et al. Vice Treasurers of Ireland, to qualify, Bill. Roxburgh Road Bill. Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Bill. Nedham's Bill. jolliff's Bill. Navestock enclosure Bill Fitzroy's Bill Motion to dispense with the Standing Order on it. Yorke's Bill Committee shortened. F. Pomfret's Bill, Committee shortened. Wiring's Bill, Committee shortened. journeymen Taylors Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Nun's Green Bill. Abingdon to Swinford Road Bill. Causes put off. Morton Enclosure Bill. Shoreditch Paving Bill. DIE Jovis, 25o February 1768.
Crenville et al. Vice Treasurers of Ireland, to qualify, Bill: Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Bill Nedham's Bill Juliff's Bill. Message to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills. Roxburgh Road Bill. Navestock Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill. Bishiop's Castle, &c. Road Bill. Beckington &c. Road Bill Nun's Green Bill. Earl Pomfret's Estate Bill. Welwick and Weeton Enclosure Bill. Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill. E. Ferrers's Estate Bill. Wiring's Bill. Yoke's Bill. Fitzroy's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with. Wright's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with. Hawkins's Bill, Committee shortened. Wright's Bill Committee shortened. Stockport Chapel Bill. Selkirk Road Bill. E. Harrington's Estate Bill: Motion to shorten Committee on it. Ashby de la Zouch Enclosure Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Journeymen Taylors Bill. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 26o February 1768.
Everard against Dillon et al. Judgment affirmed, with Costs. Fitzroy's Bill. Wright's Bill. Cotton's Bill. Hawkins's Bill. Ashby de la Zouch Enclosure Bill. Shoreditch Paving Bill. Yorke's Bill: Cotton's Estate Bill: Fitzroy's Bill. E. Pomfret's Estate Bill: Waring's Bill: Message to H. C. with the Five preceding Bills. Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill: Journeymen Taylors Bill: AmericanMutiny Bill: Nun's Green Bill: Welwick and Weeton Enclosure Bill: Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill: Bishop's Castle, &c. Road Bill: Beckington, &c. Road Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Exchequer Loans Bill. Willoughton Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to re turn the Bill for the D. of Bedford and Marchioness ot Tavistock, to grant Leases. York, &c. Road Bill. Reading, &c. Road Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Account of Persons that have not paid the Duty on Plate, delivered. Kingston upon Thames Road Bill; Stockport Chapel Bill. LA FOrest's Petition for a Mat. Bill: Bill read. E Harrington's Bill, Committee shortened. L Boling broke divorce Bill. Adjourn. DIE Sabbati, 27o Februarii 1768.
E. Harrington's Estate Bill. Morton Enclosure Bill. Kingston upon Thames Road Bill. Exchequer Loan Bill. Shoreditch Paving Bill. Ashby de la Zouch, &c. Road Bill. Morton enclosure Bill. Kingston upon Thames Road Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Four receding Bills. E. Harrington's Estate Bill. Wright's Bill. Hawkins' Bill. Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Lords Pedigrees delivered. Peers Pedigrees referred to the Committee of Privileges. E. Ferrers Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Lord Bolingbroke's Divorce Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Adjourn. DIE Lunæ, 29o Februarii 1768.
Rochford et Ux against Lostus and L. of Ely. Judgement that no Appeal lies to this House against any Proceedings touching Lunacy, and the other Orders affirmed. Lord Bolingbroke's Divorce Bill. Message to H. C. with it. York, &c. Road Bill. Reading, &c. Road Bill. Selkirk Road Bill. Willoughton Enclosure Bill. D. Bedford and Marchioness of Tavistock to grant Leases, Bill. Lilley Enclosure Bill. Littleover Enclosure Bill. East Ayton Enclosure Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill. Chippingham, &c. Road Bill. Snainton Enclosure Bill. City of London Paving Bill. Norwich Play house Bill. Dunbar Fresh Water Bill. Whale Fisher Bill. Norwich Playhouse Bill. Message from H. C. to return Fisher's Bill. La Forest takes the Oaths. Limitation of Causes to be heard this Session. Cause put off. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Lunæ, 22o Februarii 1768

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Roffen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. hitch. & Cov.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bedford.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Gordon.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Atholl.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Landav.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Carliol.March. Rockingham.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Cholmondeley.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Morton.Ds. Boston
Comes Eglintoun.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth:
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Winterup et al against Alexander et al.

After hearing counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Winterup Provost, Andrew Lookup of Cleughside, William Smith and William Brown Baillies, Thomas Turnbull Treasurer, William Turnbull of Langrow, John Borthwick, James Davidson, James Cockburn, John Archibald, William Shiells, William Henderson, Thomas Oliver, George Borthwick, and John Douglas, Counsellors, Andrew Aitken Deacon of the Fleshers, Conveener, George Bullerwell Deacon of the Shoemakers, John Haswell Deacon of the Smiths, and Thomas Winterup Deacon of the Masons, Counsel Deacons of the Borough of Jedburgh for the current Year; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 18th and 24th Days of December 1767; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 15th of January last, so far as not recalled; and also of such Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 26th of January last, as are complained of in the said Appeal; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of James Alexander and others, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what ,was offered on either. Side in this. Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed with costen

It is Ordered and adjudge 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further ordered, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of One hundred Pounds for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Glasgow Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and widening a Passage or Street from the Salt Market in the City of Glasgow, to Saint Andrew's Church in the said City, and for enlarging and completing the Church Yard of the said Church, and for making and building a convenient Exchange or Square in the said City; and also for explaining and amending an Act patted in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow, and for building a Bridge cross the said River from the said City to the Village of Gorbells” was committed: ec 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.”

Thetford to Newmarket Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Christopher s Bridge in the Borough of Thetford in the County of Suffok to the North-east End of the Town of Newmarket in the County of Cambridge”was committed.

Kildwiok Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Ground within the Township and Manor of Cononly in the Parish of Kildwick in the West Riding of the County of York”was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Contents 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.”

Hawkins, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Ann Hawkins Widow; 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 empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are successively entitled as Tenants in Tail, under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire deceased, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Yorke's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Thursday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No 126. so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Honourable and Reverend James Yorke and Mary his Wife, situate in Arlington Street in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Articles entered into for Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding, the said Order should not be complied with:

And Consideration being had thereof:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case.

Fitzroy's Bill, Commit tee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors, and for divesting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as therein are mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

E. Ferrer's bill, committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, andthe Reft of his settled Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

Cotton's Bill, Committee shortened,

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Warfield, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, in John Hart Cotton of Warfield aforesaid Esquire; and for settling and assuring in lieu thereof a Rent Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Part of the said Land and Hereditaments; and also out of a capital Messuage and Lands in the said Parish of Warfield, and in the Parish of Binfield, in the same County, or One of them, belonging to the said John Hart Cotton, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

Drake's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Esquire deceased, and for laying out the Money arising thereby for the Benefit of Roger Drake his eldest Son, an Infant and Heir at Law,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

Sir Thomas Gage's Estate Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, an entailed Estate in the County of Lincoln of Sir Thomas Gage Baronet, Dame Lucy, his Wife, and their Isslue, in order that the same may be sold, and the Purchase Money applied for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned; and for settling an Estate in the County of Suffolk, of the said Sir Thomas Gage, of greater Value, in lieu thereof, stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the. Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

Yorke's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of the Honourable and Reverend James Yorke and Mary his Wife, situate in Arlington Street in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Articles entered into for Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”.

, It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, and the Lords' summoned.

E. Pomfret's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors, to sell and convey to the Right Honourable .George Earl of Pomfret, the Lordship and Manor of Oxenforde, with the Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments thereto belonging, and for applying the Purchase Money to the Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Con clusion of the Session:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, and the Lords summoned;

Waring's Bill, Motion to shorten the Committee.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement, dated the Twenty-sixth Day of December, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven, between Walter Waring Esquire, and the Right Honourable Robert Lord Clive, and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in certain Trustees, and their Heirs, for that Purpose,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, and the Lords sum moned.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burmfoot in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Aorrowstdwnness, to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth”

Bishop's Castle, &c: Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act For amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery, to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brockton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery”

Welwick and Weeton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in Welwick and Weeton, in the Parish of Welwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York J”

Beckington, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late “Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Green Man in the Chapelry of Seend in the County of Wilts, to Beckington in the County of Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the same Year, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the Road from a Place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford, and from Freshford to Hall's Close in Limpley Stoke, and for amending the said Roads, and also several other Roads leading from or near the Roads included in the said Acts.”

Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Waste, and other Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor or Liberty of Little Sheepy in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Abingdon to Swinford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon in the County of Berks, through Cumner, to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Normanton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures in the Parish of Normanton next Derby in the County of Derby” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Roxburgh Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Roxburgh”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. DurhamL. Botetourt.
D. AtholL. Bp.Litch. &covL. WilloughbyPar.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Chester,L. Delamer.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Da vid's.L. Cathcart
E. Poulet.L. Ducie.
E. Moreton.L. Sandys.
E. Eglintoun.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Lovel & Holland
E. Loudon.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E, Macclesfield.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

Wright, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John

Wright Guardian of his Grand-daughter Mary Wright an Infant; 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 1avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright an Infant, of and in several Messuages tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the Use of the said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Glasgow Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and widening a Passage or Street from the Salt Market Street in the City of Glasgow, to Saint Andrew's Church in the said City, and for enlarging and completing the Church Yard of the said Church, and for making and building a convenient Exchange or Square in the said City; and also for explaining and amending an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow, and for building a Bridge cross the said River from the said City to the Village of Gorbells.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thetford to Newmarket Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Christopher's Bridge in the Borough of Thetford in the County of Suffolk, to the North-east End of the Town of Newmarket in the County of Cambridge”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kildwick Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Ground, within the Township and Manor of Cononly, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Disbanding Army in Ireland Act, to amend, Bill:

>Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: to explain and amend so much of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King William, the Third, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty for disbanding the Army, and other necessary Occasions, as relates to the Number of Troops to be kept upon the Irish Establishment.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

For providing Accommodations for the Welch Judges, Bill:

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for providing proper Accommodations for His Ma“jefty's Justices of the Great Sessions in Wales during the Time of holding such Sessions.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative;

Tilsworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, within the Manor or Lordship of Tilsworth in the County of Bedford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmatives

Buckland Dinham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Buckland Dinham to the End of the Parish of Timsbury; and also the Road from Midsummer Norton to the End of the Parish of Norton Saint Phillips; and also the Road from Tucker's Grave to the Road leading from Wellow to a Place known by the Name of the Red Post in the County of Somerset.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Woughton on the Green Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Woughton on the Green, in the County of Bucks.”

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 Eight preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Graves:

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

Witnesses to attend on Lord Bolingbroke's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Sir Clifton Wintringham and John Moore Doctor in Divinity, do attend this House on Friday the 26th Day of this instant February, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke with the Lady Diana Spencer his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Daly'sDivorce Bill.

The Lord Delamer (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Daly Esquire, with Anna Statia Daly his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Sill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Shipton upon Charwell 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn:

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

DIE Martis, 23o February 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Landav.Dux Bolton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Athol.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Masham.
Epus. MenevemComes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Aylesford.Ds. Milton.
Comes Powis.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley &Ward:

PRAYERS;

Reid against Douglas

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Captain Alexander Reid of Logie, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 22d Day of January last and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of William Douglas of Bridgetown, One of the Freeholders (landing upon the Roll of the County of Forfar, put in to the said Appeal; and it appearing to this House, that the Retour of the Service of Thomas Stormonth to his Father Alexander Stormonth, was in the Custody of the Sheriff Clerk and Clerk to the Meeting of Freeholders the Morning of the Day of the Meeting that it was then casually lost; that an Extract could not be got of the Retour during the Sitting of the Meeting; and that it appeared to be truly recited in the Conveyance to the Appellant; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause;

Interlocutor reversed.

It is therefore Ordered and adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby reversed.

E. Sandwich's Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, instituted, “An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Berks, late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane deceased, and which upon his Death became vested in Possession in Dorothy Countess of Sandwich, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust to be sold, and for applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments there to:”

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

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

Bishop's Castle, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery, to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brocton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Botetourt.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Delamer.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater.L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk.L. Boston.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Powis.
E. Radnor.
V Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 9th 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.

Daly's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Daly Esquire, with Anna Statia Daly 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 the H. C with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Graves:

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

Everard against Dillon, Petition to withdraw appeal rejected.

A Petition of Patrick Everard, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Dillon and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; praying, In regard the Petitioner is advised to withdraw the said Appeal, that he may be at Liberty to withdraw the same:”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected;

Sir Thomas Gage's Estate Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, an entailed Estate in the County of Lincoln of Sir Thomas Gage Baronet, Dame Lucy his Wife, and their Issue, in order that the same may be sold, and the Purchase Money applied for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned, and for settling an Estate in the County of Suffolk, of the said Sir Thomas Gage, of greater Value, in lieu thereof,” was committed: “That they had. considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Drake's Estate Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Esquire deceased, and for laying out the Money arising thereby for the Benefit of Roger Drake an Infant, his elder Son and Heir at Law,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Forth and Clyde Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal, from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth.”

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.

Kingston upon Thames, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, so far as the said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Thames in the County of Surry, to a Place called Sheet Bridge near Petersfield, in the County of southampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Mutiny Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Barrington and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An act to amend and render more effectual in his Majesty's Dominions in America, An Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashby de la Zouch Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Journeymen Taylors Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Ladbroke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in the Seventh Year of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shore ditch Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances there in;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For Sale of Nuns Green Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of a Green called Nuns Green in the Borough of Derby in the County of Derby, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale, thereof, in the Improvement of the remaining Part of the said Green; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Welwick and Wecton Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in Welwick and Weeton, in the Parish of Welwick in Holderness, in the East riding of the County of York.

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

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

Hawkins'S Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are successively entitled as Tenants in Tail under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire deceased; and for other the 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 Wednesday the 9th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Wright's Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Tenements, and Lands, in the Country of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands; to be Settled to the Use of the said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother 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 the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Committees on them.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be So far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet on the Two last mentioned Bills, on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

It is Ordered, that the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, and the Lords summoned.

Wright's Bill Motion for dispensing with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126. concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another Place to be settled in lieu thereof, may be So far dispensed with, as that the Committed to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright an Infant, of and in several Messages, Tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Use of the said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may proceed in the said Bill, not with standing the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, that the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, and the Lords summoned.

Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Waste, and other Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor or Liberty of Little Sheepy, 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.

E. Harrington, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable the Earl of Harrington; 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 rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington his Wife.”

Beekington &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Green Man in the Chapelry of Seend in the County of Wilts, to Beckington in the County of Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the same Year, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the Road from a Place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford, and from Freshford to Hall's Close in Limpley Stoke, and for amending the said Roads, and alio several other Roads leading from or near the Roads included in 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 Tomorrow at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Macnamara against Cliff and surman.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Macnamaia Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Cliff and Sarah Surman 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.

Morton enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlowe Bertie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Morton in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 24o February 1768.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Gordon.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Carliol.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Plymouth.Ds. Boston.
Comes Morton.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

Prayers.

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;

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore.”

“2. An Act for further regulating the Proceedings of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, with respect to (fn. 1) the making of Dividends.”

3. An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty for disbanding the Army, and other necessary Occasions, as relates to the Number of Troops to be kept upon the. Irish Establishment.”

“4. An Act for providing proper Accommodations for His Majesty's Justices of the Great Sessions in Wales, during the Time of holding such Sessions.”

“5. An Act for the more speedy and effectual Transportation of Offenders.”

“6. An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from Birmingham to Bilstone, and from thence to Autherley, there to communicate with the Canal now making between the Rivers Severn and Trent, and for making collateral Cuts up to several Coal Mines.”

“7. An Act for Making and widening a Passage or Street from the Salt Market in the City of Glasgow, to Saint Andrew's Church in the said City, and for enlarging and completing the Church Yard of the said Church, and for making and building a convenient Exchange or Square in the said City; and for explaining and amending an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow, and for building a Bridge Cross the said River from the said City to the Village of Gorbells.”

8. An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles; and cleaning, enlightening, and paving the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and repairing the Highways and Causeways; and regulating the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bon in the County of Middlesex; and for making more effectual Provision for those Purposes.”

“9. An Act for rebuilding and enlarging the Common Gaol of the City and County of the City of Coventry, and for appointing a Place for the Custody of Prisoners in the mean Time.”

“10. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for supplying the Town of HaliFax with Water; and for better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets and other Places there, and for removing all Nuisances, Encroachments, and Obstructions within the said Town, and preventing the like for the future.”

“11. An Act for continuing and enlarging the Powers of an ACt, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Top of Crickley Hill in the County of Gloucester, to Frogg Mill, through the Towns of North Leach, Burford, and Witney, and Parishes of Hanborough and Bladon, to Campsfield in the Parish of Kidlington in the County of Oxford; and also the Road from Witney through Eynsham Cumner and Botley to the City of Oxford, except so much thereof as relates to the Road from Witney through Eynsham Cumner and Botley to the City of Oxford; and also for repairing Act widening the road from Campsfield to the Turnpike Road at or near Enslow Bridge in the said County of Oxford.”

“12. An Act for repairing and widening the road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford in the same County.”

“13. An Act for enlarging and continuing the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sunderland near the Sea, to the City of Durham in the County of Durham”

“14. An Act to enlarge the Term and powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from, the Thirty-nine Mile Stone in Maidstone, to Tubb's Lake in the Parish of Cranbrooke in the County of Kent.”

“15. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts passed for repairing the Road leading from the Stones End in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, to the farthermost Part of the Northern Road in the Parish of Enfield in the same County, next to the Parish of Cheshunt in the County of Hertford, and for amending the Road from the Watch House in Edmonton to the Market Place in Enfield.”

“16. An Act for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending the Road from Hudders field in the West Riding of the County of york, to Woodhead in the County Palatine of Chester, and from thence to a Bridge over the River Mersey called Enterclough Bridge on the Confines of the County of Derby.”

“17. An Act for amending the Road from Chrisiopher's Bridge in the Borough of Thetford in the County of Suffolk, to the North-east End of the Town of New market in the County of Cambridge.”

“18. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Buckland Dinham to the End of the Parish of Timsbury, and also the Road from Midsummer Norton, to the End of the Parish of Norton Saint Phillips; and. also the Road from Tucker's Grave, to the Road leading from Wellow, to a Place known by the Name of The Red post in. the County of Somerset.”

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

Le Roy le vault.”

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Commons Within the Lordship and Liberty of Rempstone in the County of Nottingham.”

“20. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures within the Township of Hotham, in the East Riding of the County of york”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, oh the South and West Parts of the River Leam, in the Manor and Parish of Le mington Priors, in the County of Warwick”

“22. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Common Fen, within the parishes of Billingborough and Birthorpe in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen.”

“23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Commons, and Wastes, within the Township of Millington in the County of York.

“24. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Lands, Grounds, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Wastes, within the Township of Bridlington in the East Riding of the County of york, and for extinguishing the Right of Common or Average upon certain ancient Enclosures within the same Township.”

“25. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Sheep Downs, Commons, Common Heaths, and other Waste Grounds, in the In-Parish of winfrith Newburgh in the County of Dorset.”

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Heath, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ketton in the County of Rutland.”

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Marshes Waste Grounds, Commons, Carrs, Pasture, and Moor, within the Manor of Hook, in the Parish of Snaith, in the County of York; and for maintaining the Banks within the said Manor and Township.”

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds in the Manor of Morden, in the County of Dorset.”

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Stinted Pastures within the Township of Litton, in the Parish of Armcliffe, in the County of York.”

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Ground, within the Township and Manor of Cononly, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of york.”

“31.An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, within the Manor or Lordship of Tilsworth in the County of Bedford.”

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Woughton on the Green, in the County of Bucks.”

“ 33. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Brooke Doctor in Physic, with Harriet Nelthorpe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“34. An Act for exemplifying or enrolling an Indenture of Settlement of Elizabeth Bridges, and the Will and Codicils of Brooke Bridges Esquire, and making the same Evidence as well in Ireland as Great Britain.”

“35. An Act to enable Thomas Kilborn and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased.”

“36. An Act to enable Thomas Jenner an Infant, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Worge only, pursuant to the Will of George Worge deceased.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

E. Darnley against Stafford:

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable John Earl of Darnley in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Baron Clifton in England, complaining of several Parts of several Decrees, Order, Report, and other Proceedings of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 27th of February 1765, 24th of April 1766, and the nth of March 1767, made in a certain Cause wherein Hugh Stafford Gentleman, and William Brabazon Esquire, were Plaintiffs; and Samuel Epwell Lapidary, the Right Honourable John Earl of Darnley, Thomas Bligh Esquire, John Curtis the Younger, Esquire, Thomas Curtis a Minor, by the said John Curtis his Father and Guardian, Robert Tighe, Charles Caldwell, Mary Curtis the Younger, Spinster, Sophia Forbes Widow, Mable Kennedy Widow, Burdett Worthington Esquire and Fredisweed his Wife, Ann Bellingham Spinster, and Edward Smith Stafford a Minor, by Robert Stafford his Uncle and Guardian, were Defendants; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Hugh Stafford Gentleman, and William Brabazon Esquire, put in to the said Appeal:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the Counsel for the Appellant desiring, “That the Appeal might be dismissed, and the several Decrees, Order, Report, and other Proceedings therein complained of affirmed, with Fifty Pounds Costs;” and the Respondents Counsel commenting thereto:

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Judgment affirmed with Costs.

Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Decrees, Order, Report and other Proceedings 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 said Respondents, the Sum of Fifty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.”

E. Sandwich's Estate Bills

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Berks, late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane, deceased, and which upon his Death became vested in Possession in Dorothy Counters of Sandwich, in Trustees and their Heirs in Trust, to be sold; and for applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Drake's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Esquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money arising thereby for the Benefit of Roger Drake an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Thomas Gage's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, an entailed Estate in the County of Lincoln, of Sir Thomas Gage Baronet, Dame Lucy his Wife, and their Issue, in order that the same may be sold, and the Purchase Money applied for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned; and for settling an Estate in the County of Suffolk, of the said Sir Thomas Gage, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H .c. with the three precede Bills.

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

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

Grenville et al. Vice Treasurers of Ireland, to qualify, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Isaac Barre, and the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, to take, in Great Britain the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the Said Offices,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Roxburgh Road Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Roxburgh,” stands committed.

Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Shipton upon Charwell in the County of Oxford” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations, thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrassed.

Nedham's Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estate of William Nedham Esquire, in the Island of Jamaica; in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed:

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed:

jolliff's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Tufnel Joliff Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners, otherwise Barnersbury, in Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of the Demesne Lands thereto; and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copy hold Lands within the said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon,” was committed.

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Navestock enclosure Bill

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the ,Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Heath called Navestock Common and Heath, within the Manors, of Navestock and Lofthall, in the County of Essex,” was committed:

Fitzroy's Bill

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords i Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors, and for divesting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the Said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as are therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be recommitted to the same Committee:

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

Motion to dispense with the Standing Order on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126. concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may proceed on the last mentioned Bill notwithstanding the Said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Motion be taken into Consideration Tomorrow, and the Lords summoned.

Yorke's Bill Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of the Honourable and Reverend James Yore and Mary his Wife, situate in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Artiles entered into for Gale thereof, and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

F. Pomfret's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors, to sell and convey to the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, the Lordship and Manor of Oxenforde, with the Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments thereto belonging, and for applying the Purchase Money to the Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

Wiring's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Exection an Agreement, dated the Twenty-sixth Day of December in the Year One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven, between Walter Waring Esquire and the Right Honourable Robert Lord clive, and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

journeymen Taylors Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors within the Weekly Bills of Mortality.”

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 Tomorrow.

American Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America, An Act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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 Tomorrow.

Nun's Green Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of a Green called Nun's Green, in the Borough of Derby, in the County of Derby, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Improvement of the remaining Part of the said Green; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Botetourt.
D. Gordon.L. Bp Exeter.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Delamer.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Godolphin.
E. Litchfield.L. Hyde.
E. Plimouth.L. Scarsdale.
E. Morton.L. Boston.
E. Eglintoun.L. Level & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

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

Abingdon to Swinford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon in the County of Berks, through Cumner, to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford in the same County.”

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

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Tuesday the 1st Day of March next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day, be put off to Monday the 7th of March next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day, be put off to Wednesday the 9th of March next.

Morton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Morton, in the County of Lincoln, and for draining and improving the said Fen.”

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 Saturday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Shoreditch Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein.”

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.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurorse, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 25o February 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes querent:

Epus. Dream.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Delamer.
Dux Grafton.Ds. Ducie.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Ravensworth
Comes Eglintoun.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Loudon.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes llchester.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Crenville et al. Vice Treasurers of Ireland, to qualify, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Isaac Barre, and the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the Said Offices.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Shipton upon Charwell in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved, in the Affirmative.

Nedham's Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estate William Nedham Esquire, in the Island of Jamaica, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Juliff's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable William Tufnell Joliff Esquire, Lord of the Manor ofBarners, otherwise Barnersbury,in Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant building Leases of the Demesne Lands thereto, and to rate and affect Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the Said Manor, and for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Roxburgh Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled. “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Roxburgh.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Navestock Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Heath called Navestock Common and Heath, within the Manors ofNavestock and Losthall in the County Of Essex.”

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 the former messengers:

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

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Acy for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication, from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the Said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth,” 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,”

Bishiop's Castle, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bisbop's Castle, and from Montgomery to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brocton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery,” was committed.

Beckington &c. Road Bill

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report From the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend, in the County of Wilts, to Beckington, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the same Year, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the Road from a Place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford, and from Freshford to Hall's Close, in Limpley Stoke; and for amending the Said Roads, and also several other Roads leading from or near the Roads included in the said Acts,” was committed.

Nun's Green Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of a Green called Nun's Green, in the Borough of Derby, in the County of Derby, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Improvement of the remaining Part of the Said Green, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Earl Pomfret's Estate Bill.

The Lord Botetourt made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors, to sell and convey to the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, the Lordship and Manor of Oxenforde, with the Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments thereto belonging, and for applying the Purchase Money to the Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Welwick and Weeton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in Welwick and Weeton, in the Parish of Welwick, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Waste and other Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor or Liberty of Little Sheepy, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

E. Ferrers's Estate Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the Rest of his settled Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Wiring's Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-Sixth Day of December, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and Sixty-Seven, between Walter Waring Esquire and the Right Honourable Robert Lord Clive; and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Yoke's Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Honourable and Reverend James Yorke and Mary his Wife, Situate in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Articles entered into for Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid, in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses,” was committed.

(fn. 2) Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Fitzroy's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126. so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors; and for divesting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the same in Trustees to the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire, and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as are therein mentioned,” stands committed; may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the Said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case.

Wright's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126. so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright; an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Tenements; and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Use of the said infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may proceed on the said Bill, not withstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the Said Standing Order be Dispensed with in this Case.

Hawkins's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are successively entitled as Tenants in Tail under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire, deceased, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee do meet to consider the Said Bill Tomorrow.

Wright's Bill Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of Meeting of Committees upon Private Bails, so far as that the Committee, to Whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright, an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Use of the Said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the Said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee do meet to consider the Said Bill Tomorrow.

Stockport Chapel Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a Building intended for a Chapel, lately erected by William Wright Esquire, in the Township of Stotkport, and County and Diocese ofChester, a perpetual Cure and Benesice, and for endowing the same; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Selkirk Road Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Two Bills were read the First Time.

E. Harrington's Estate Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington his Wife.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Durham.L; Botetourt.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Delamer.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Ducie.
E. Eglingtoun.L. Sandys.
E. Strathmore:L. Ravensworth.
E. Loudon.L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Hcbester.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 11th 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.

Motion to shorten Committee on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee; to whom the Said last-mentioned Bill stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Seisin:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Motion be taken into Consideration Tomorrow, and the Lords summoned.

Ashby de la Zouch Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Ashby de la Zouch, 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 Tomorrow at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

American Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into, a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army, and their Quarters.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delawer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, with out any Amendment.”

Journeymen Taylors Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in the Seventh Year of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors within the Weekly Bills of Mortality.”

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 et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 26o February 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Dux GLOUCESTER.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Elien.Dux CUMBERLAND.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Roffen.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litcb. &Cov. Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav.Dux Bedford.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux AthollDs. Ducie.
Epus. Bristol.Dux Kingston.Ds. King.
Epus. Carliol.Dux Portland.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Montagu.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Peterborow.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Essex.Ds. Hyde.
Comes DoncasterDs. Sondes.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Cholmondeley.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Morton.Ds. Milton.
Comes Eglintoun.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Everard against Dillon et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Everard, complaining of several Parts of several Decrees, Orders, Reports, and other Proceedings of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 5th of July 1760; 14th of December 1762; 12th of February, 4th of March, 18th of March, 8th of June, and 1st of July, 1763: the 1st of March 1765; 11th of June 1766, and 14th of March 1767; made in a certain Cause, wherein Thomas Dillon, Bridget Dillon, otherwise Everard, his Wife, and Elizabeth Costello, otherwise Everard, Widow, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant Patrick Everard and others Defendants; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or set aside, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Thomas Dillon Esquire, and Bridget his Wife, and Elizabeth Costello, otherwise Everard, Widow, put in to the said Appeal:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Forrester appearing as Counsel for the Respondents (no Counsel appearing for the Appellant), and praying an Affirmance of the several Decrees, Orders, Reports, and other Proceedings complained of in the said Appeal, with Costs:

He was directed to withdraw.

Judgment affirmed, with Costs.

Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Decrees, Orders, Reports, and other Proceedings 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 said Respondents, the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Fitzroy's Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors; and for diverting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same in Trustees to the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire, and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as therein are mentioned,” was recommitted: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:”

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

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

Wright's Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the kill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Use of the said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

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

Cotton's Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Warfield, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, in John Hart Cotton of Warfield aforesaid, Esquire, and for settling and assuring in lieu thereof a Rent Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Part of the said Land, and Hereditaments, and also out of a capital Messuage and Lands in the said Parish of Warfield, and in the Parish of Binfield, in the same County, or One of them, belonging to the said John Hart Cotton, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction, of the Com mittee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hawkins's Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are successively entitled as Tenants in Tail under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire deceased, and for other the Purposes. therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ashby de la Zouch Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Shoreditch Paving Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets, and other Places, in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shore ditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein,” 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.”

Yorke's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of the Honour able and Reverend James Yorke and Mary his Wife, situate in Arlington Street, in the County of Middle sex, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Articles entered into for Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cotton's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Warfield, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, in John Hart Cotton of Warfield aforesaid, Esquire, and for settling and assuring in lieu thereof a Rent Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Part of the said Land and Hereditaments, and also out of a capital Messuage and Lands in the said Parish of Warfield, and in the Parish of Binfield, in the same County, or One of them; belonging to the said John Hart Cotton; for the Purposes in the Act mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fitzroy's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Totten ham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with ' the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge, to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors; and for diverting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same in Trustees to, the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as are therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Pomfret's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering the Mayor and Commonalty, and Citizens, of the City of London, and their Successors, to sell and convey to the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, the Lordship and Manor of Oxenforde, with the Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments thereto belonging, and for applying the Purchase Money to the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waring's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-sixth Day of “December in the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven, between Walter Waring Esquire and the Right Honourable Robert Lord Clive; and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the First of Forth.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Journeymen Taylors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act made in, the Seventh Year of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors within the Weekly Bills of Mortality.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

AmericanMutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nun's Green Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of a Green, called Nun's Green, in the Borough of Derby in the County of Derby, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Improvement of the remaining Part of the said Green, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welwick and Weeton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in Welwick and Weeton, in the Parish of Welwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Sheepy Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Waste and other Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor or Liberty of Little Sheepy in the County of Leicester”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bishop's Castle, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery, to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brocton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Beckington, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act: made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Green Man in the Chapelry of Seend in the County of Wilts, to Beckington in the County of Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the same Year, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the Road from a Place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford, and from Freshford to Hall's Close, in Limpley Stoke; and for amending the said Roads, and also several other Roads leading from or near the Roads included in the said Acts.”

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 Eight preceding Bills.

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

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Willoughton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlowe Bertie and others:

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Willoughton, in the County of Lincoln;” to which 'they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to re turn the Bill for the D. of Bedford and Marchioness ot Tavistock, to grant Leases.

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

To return the Bill intituled, “An Act to enable the Most Noble John Duke of Bedford, and the Most Honourable Elizabeth Marchioness of Tavistock, and the Survivor of them, and such Person or Persons as they, or the Survivor of them, shall, by any Deed or Writing, or by his or her last Will and Testament, nominate and appoint to make Leases of the Real Estates late of the Most Honourable Francis Russell, called Marquis of Tavistock, deceased;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

York, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and from the said Road in Sutton Field, through Craike, towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Reading, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from Reading in the County of Berks, through Henley in the County of Oxford, and Great Mar low, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheyne, In the County of Bucks, and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans, to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford; and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge through Bysham, to or near the Thirty Mile Stone, in the Turnpike Road leading from Maidenhead to Reading;” to. which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Account of Persons that have not paid the Duty on Plate, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Paton, from the Excise Office, attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar (pursuant to an Order of the last Session of Parliament) a Book intituled,

“ An Account of the Names of such Persons who have not regularly paid the Duty on their Plate, to whom the Commissioners of Excise have sent circular Letters; as also of such Persons they had Rea son to suspect to have Plate; specifying those who have, and those who have not, complied with the Requisition of such Letters.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Kingston upon Thames Road Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act palled in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, so far as the said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Kingston .upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheet Bridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton.

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Botetourt.
D. Grafto.L. Bp. Litch & Cov.L. Delamer.
D. Kingston.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Ducie.
E. Huntingdon.L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland.L. Hyde.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. MorionL. Digby.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Effingham.
E. Temple.
E. Delawar.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.

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

Stockport Chapel Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Building intended for a Chapel, lately erected by William Wright Esquire in the Township of Stockport and County and Diocese of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for endowing the same.”

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.

LA FOrest's Petition for a Mat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Lawrence La Forest, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon the Lord Botetourt presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lawrence La Forest.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E Harrington's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington, his Wife,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee do meet to consider the said Bill Tomorrow.

L Boling broke divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frederick Lord Viscount Bolingbroke with the Lady Diana Spencer his now Wife, and to en able him to;marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel on both Sides were called in, and the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Solicitor General was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof:

And in order to prove the Marriage, called Doctor John Moore; who being sworn, acquainted the House “That he married Lord and Lady Bolingbroke in September 1757.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then William Flocton was called in, in order to prove the Adultery; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he lived as Footman with Lady Boling broke in November 1765, at her House in Clarges Street, Lord Bolingbroke at that Time living in Brook Street, Grosvenor Square: That he never saw Lord Bolingbroke all the Time he lived with Lady Boling broke; and believes they never met or saw each other from the Year 1765: That Mr. Beauclerk frequently visited Lady Bolingbroke; and that there was a constant Intercourse by Messages between them: That whenever Lady Bolingbroke went into the Country, Mr. Beauclerk went after her, and constantly visited her: That she often went out with him in his Carriage: That he generally dined and supped with her, and stayed till Twelve o'Clock at Night: That they were always alone together; and that at such Times the Room Door where they sat was locked; that Lady Bolingbroke saw no other Company: That once, upon his (the Witness's) going into the Room abruptly where they were, he saw Mr. Beaclerk and Lady Bolingbroke fitting upon a Couch; that they seemed very much confused; and that Lady Bolingbroke looked as if she had been lying upon the Couch: That some Time afterwards, upon his going into a Room where they had been together for some Time, he found upon the Couch evident Marks of two Persons having lain upon it, there being the Marks of Shoes at one End of it, and at the other a great deal of Powder: That Dr. Hunter and Sir Clifton Wintringham came to visit Lady Bolingbroke when she was not well; that they always came alone and on Foot, and never would tell him their Names, but only that a Gentleman wanted to speak with her Ladyship; and that he has introduced them to her Ladyship.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Doctor Hunter, Man-midwife, was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he was, in January 1766, sent for by Lady Bolingbroke to come to her in the Evening alone, and not to tell his Name to the Servant, but to say a Gentleman wanted .to speak to her Ladyship: That he accordingly went, and was introduced to her; that the seemed much affected and hurried, and said the was not well; that he thought, from her Complaints, the was breeding; that he desired her Ladyship not to tell him, but to let him guess what her Complaint was; and advised to do very little, but go Into the Country; and that when the wrote to him, to write by the Name of Mrs. Molineux: That her Ladyship went into the Country, and wrote several Letters to him under that Name, giving an Account (fn. 3) a State of her Health: That upon her Ladyship's Return to Town, the was taken ill of a Disorder which afterwards proved to be the Meafles: That he was desired by her to bring Sir Clifton Wintringham, and to come unattended as before: That Sir Clifton Wintringham attended her Ladyship during her having the Measles: That on the 19th of August 1766, he was desired by Mr. Beaclerk to come to Lady Bolingbroke, who was very ill, and for whom Mr. Beauclerk expressed himself with the greatest Tenderness: That he accordingly went and found, by the Pains her Ladyship had, she was in Labour; and that about Twelve o'Clock at Night he delivered her of a Daughter; and that, during all the Time he attended her, he never saw Lord Bolingbroke with her.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Jane Morgan, a Servant to Lady Bolingbroke, was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That Lord Bolingbroke never visited her Ladyship during the Time the lived with her.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Lee, another Servant to Lady Bolingbroke, was called in; and being sworn, gave the like Evidence as the last Witness.

She was directed to withdraw.

Then John Dupont, Gentleman to Lord Bolingbroke, was called in; and being sworn, gave the like Evidence as the last Witness.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman was called in; and being sworn, produced the definitive Sentence of Divorce of the Bishop of London's Court against the said Lady Bolingbroke for Adultery; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Richard Waller was called in; and being sworn, produced a Copy of the Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench against the said Mr. Beauclerk for Criminal Conversation with the said Lady Bolingbroke; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Walker, Counsel for Lady Bolingbroke, acquainted the House, “That he was authorized by her Ladyship to give her Consent to the Provision made for her in the said Bill.”

The Evidence being finished, the Counsel were di-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 Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 27o Februarii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Carliol.Dux Atholl.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Comes Ferrers.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Wentworth.

Prayers.

E. Harrington's Estate Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington his Wife, 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 Amendments”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Morton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Morton in the County of Lincoln, and for draining and improving the said Fen,” was committed.

Kingston upon Thames Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, so far as the said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheet Bridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton,” 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.”

Exchequer Loan Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

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.

Shoreditch Paving Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashby de la Zouch, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship, or Liberty of Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Morton enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Morton in the County of Lincoln, and for draining and improving the said Fen.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston upon Thames Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, so far as the said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheet Bridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton.

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 Four receding Bills.

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

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

E. Harrington's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington his Wife.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Wright's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright, an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the Use of the said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hawkins' Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are successively entitled as Tenants in Tail under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire, deceased, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lords Pedigrees delivered.

This Day Garter King at Arms (pursuant to the Standing Order) delivered in at the Table, the Pedigrees of the Earl of Shaftesbury, the Earl of Radnor, the Earl Brooke and Warwick, the Lord King, the Lord Digby, and the Lord Viscount Courtenay.

And then he withdrew.

Peers Pedigrees referred to the Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do meet on Monday next, to consider the Pedigrees of the Earl of Doncaster, the Earl of Tankerville, the Lord Viscount Montague, the Earl of Shaftesbury, the Earl of Radnor, the Earl Brooke and Warwick, the Lord King, the Lord Digby, and the Lord Viscount Courtenay.

E. Ferrers Estate Bill.

The House being moved, “That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the Rest of his settled Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, might be read the Third Time.”

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

And the House being informed, “That the Earl of Huntingdon, One of the Trustees named in the Bill, had declined the Trust;”

It was moved, “That the Bill might be amended by leaving out the Name of the Earl of Huntingdon, and inserting, instead thereof, John I' Anson Gentleman, of Westminster.

Whereupon the said John I Anson was called in; and at the Bar “declaring his Willingness to accept the said Trust,” the said Amendments being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Then an engrossed Clause, by Way of Rider, was offered to be added to the said Bill:

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and Ordered to be made Part of the said Bill.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Lord Bolingbroke's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frederick Lord Viscount Bolingbroke with Lady Diana 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 made One Amendment thereto;” which Amendment being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 29o Februarii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Roffen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Bedford.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Atholl.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Portland.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Northumberland.Ds. King.
Epus. Landav.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Exon.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. MenevenComes Winchelsea.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Morton.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Eglintoun.Ds. Milton.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Rochford et Ux against Lostus and L. of Ely.

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of George Rochfort, of Rochfort in the County of Westminster Esquire, and Alice his Wife, and of Gustavus Rochfort, their only Son and Heir Apparent, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by the said George Rochfort his Father and next Friend; complaining of Three Orders of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, of the 5th of January, nth of February, and 13th of March, 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed or set aside, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require;” as also upon the Answer of Henry Lostus Esquire, and Nicholas Earl of Ely, in the Kingdom of Ireland, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement that no Appeal lies to this House against any Proceedings touching Lunacy, and the other Orders affirmed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That with respect to the Orders of the 5th of January and 13th of March 1767, made in the Matter of Lunacy, that the Appeal be dismissed, as no Appeal lies to this House against any Proceedings touching the awarding or refusing Commissioners of Ideotcy or Lunacy, and with respect to the Order of the 11th of February 1767, made in the Cause, that the same be affirmed.

Lord Bolingbroke's Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frederick Lord Viscount Bolingbroke with Lady Diana 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 Mr. Anguish and Mr. Greaves:

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

York, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and from the said Road in Sutton Field, through Craike towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike in the County of York.

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

D. Grafton.L. Bp. DurhamL. Willoughby Par.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Chester.L. Delamer.
D. Atholl.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Cathcart.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Suffolk.L. Hyde.
E. Westmorland.L. Scarsdale.
E. Winchelsea.L. Boston.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

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

Reading, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from Reading in the County of Berks, through Henley in the County of Oxford; and Great Marlow, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheynes, in the County of Bucks; and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans, to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford, and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge through Bysham, to or near the Thirty-mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Maidenhead to Reading.”

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.

Selkirk Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk.

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.

Willoughton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands in the Parish of Willoughton, in the County of Lincoln.

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.

D. Bedford and Marchioness of Tavistock to grant Leases, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Most Noble John Duke of Bedford and the Most Honourable Elizabeth Marchioness of Tavistock, and the Survivor of them, and such Person and Persons as they or the Survivor of them shall, by any Deed or Writing, or by his or her last Will and Testament, nominate or appoint to make Leases of the Real Estates late of the Most Honourable Francis Russell, called Marquis of Tavistock, deceased:”

And the same being read Three Times by the. Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Lilley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Lilley and Ossley in the County of Hertford except a certain Sheep Down commonly called Lilley Hoo in the Parish of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the said Common Fields lying South-east of West Lane End, the Mill House, and Cold's Cross, and North-east of the Town of Offley;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Littleover Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Littleover, within the Parish of Mickleover, in the County of Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East Ayton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Town Fields within the Township of East Ayton in the Parish of Seamer, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

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, with out and Amendment.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

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.”

Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chippingham, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventeenth and Thirty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and for amending the said Acts, and reducing them into One Act of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Snainton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds, within the Township of Snainton, in the Parishes of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

City of London Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign for those Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Norwich Play house Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for licensing a Playhouse within the City of Norwich;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunbar Fresh Water Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Hew Dalrymple and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better supplying the Town of Dunbar with fresh Water;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whale Fisher Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further continuing several Acts of Parliament, made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Norwich Playhouse Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for licensing a Playhouse within the City of Norwich,” be read a Second Time Tomorrow, and the Lords summoned.

Message from H. C. to return Fisher's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several undivided Parts of divers Baronies, Lands, and Hereditaments, late the Estate of Brice Fisher Esquire, deceased, situate in the Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia in America, in Trustees, to be sold discharged of the Uses of the Will of the said Brice Fisher, and for vesting the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

La Forest takes the Oaths.

Lawrence La Forest took the Oaths appointed in order for his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Bill read, naturalizing Lawrence La Forest.

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.

Limitation of Causes to be heard this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more: Causes this Session than those relating to Elections in Scotland, which now stands appointed for hearing.

Cause put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for Tomorrow be put off to Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Martii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Deeft in Origin.
2 There is no Entry of the Amendments being read and agreed to, either in the Journal or Minute Book.
3 Sic in Orgin.