House of Lords Journal Volume 32
February 1769, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: February 1769, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 240-249. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113309 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Die Jovis, 2o Februarii 1769.
Payne to take the Name of Galwey, Bill. Dorchester Roads Bill. Importation of Provisions, Bill passed by Commission. Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 3o Februarii 1769.
Mereworth Road Bill. Gloucester, &c. Road Bill. Marlborough, &c. Road Bill. Bp. Chester takes the Oaths. Noel et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Edwardes's et al. Bill. Payne to take the Name of Galwey, Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Dorchester Roads Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 6o Februarii 1769.
Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al. Noel's Bill. E. Abingdon et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 7o Februarii 1769.
Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al. Sir Henry Cavendish to shut up Roads, Bill. Chichester Leave to present Petition for a Private for a Private Bill, throughout of Time. Message from H. C. for a further conference. E. Abingdon's Estate Bill. Sir Walkin Williams Wyon Bill. D. Marlborough, Leave for a Bill. Bill Read. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 9o Februarii 1769.
Hilborowe Enclosure Bill. Sir Henry Cavendish to thus up Roads, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Conference with H. C. respecting a Newspaper agreed to. Message to acquaint them therewith. Message from H. C. to return Garth's Bill. Bleddington Enclosure Bill. Ravert's's Nat. Bill. Buckingham, &c. Road Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Sparhauke's Bill. and Lloyd's Bill. D. Marlborough's Estate Bill. Chichester's Petition referred to Judges. Swinburn et Ux. Leave for Bill. Bill read. Mereworth Cross, &c. Road Bill. Gloucester &c. Road Bill. Marlborough, &c. Road Bill. Conference had with H. C. Report thereof. Message from H.C. to return the Resolutions and Address on American Papers, with Amendments. Amendments agreed to. Message to H. C. to acquaint them themwith. His Majesty to be attended with the Address. O'Shaughnussy against Pleading proved. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 2o Februarii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Grafton.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon.Dux Argyll.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Athol.Ds. Boston.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Payne to take the Name of Galwey, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Stephen Payne Esquire, and his Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Galwey, pursuant to the Will of Tobias Wall Galwey Esquire deceased,” 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.

Dorchester Roads Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the repairing the Road leading from Wool to the said Borough,” was committed.

Importation of Provisions, Bill passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to an Act, agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament:”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Privy Seal on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Rochford on his 1 est, commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read.”

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows:

George R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood an Act agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Title and Name of which Act hereafter doth particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time; and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.” And albeit, the said Act by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, is fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same is not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Act: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Act, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Act; Willing that the said Act, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; George William Earl of Bristol, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, First Commissioner of Our Treasury; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Robert Earl of s" Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl Ligonier, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors, Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Lord Mansfeld, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Thomas Lord Grantham, and John Lord Lovell and Holland; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Act, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Act in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Act mall be taken, accepted, and admitted a good, sufficient, and perfect Act of Parliament and Law, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of January, in the Ninth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

“Yorke and Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

“In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the Act in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words.”

An Act to continue an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time; and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

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

“Le Roy le veult.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire and others are Appellants, and George James Duke of Hamilton and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the Friday following, and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course,

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 3o Februarii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon.Dux Grafton.Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Athol.Ds. Boston.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Dux Manchester.Ds. Digby.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Dux Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Rochford.
Dux Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Dux Tankerville.
Dux Pomfret.
Dux Harrington.
Dux Buckinghamshire.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Mereworth Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Mereworth Cross to the Road leading from Seal to Wrotham Heath, and also the said Road from opposite the House of William Dalison Esquire to Hadlow Street, in the County of Kent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gloucester, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Gloucester towards Hereford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining to some of the said Roads;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marlborough, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Marlborough to Shepherd's Shord, and from Beckhampton to the Top of Cherill Hill, and from Avebury to Beckhampton, in the County of Wilts; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury to Wroughton, and from the North Side of Swindon to The Carpenters Arms in Blunsden, in the said County:“ to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Bp. Chester takes the Oaths.

William Lord Bishop of Chichester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Noel et al. Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate of the Honourable William Noel Esquire deceased, situate in Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom as therein mentioned.”

Edwardes's et al. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Partition between John Edwardes Esquire, John Freemantle Esquire and Frances his Wife, and Mary Edwardes Spinster, of several Estates in the County of Middlesex and City of Bristol, devised by the Will of John Schoppens Esquire deceased, and of the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said John Schoppens.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Masham
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Sandys.
D. Athol.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sondes.
D. Ancaster.L. Boston.
D. Bridgewater.L. Lovel & Holland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchelsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Darlington.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Payne to take the Name of Galwey, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act to enable Stephen Payne Esquire, and his Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Galwey, pursuant to the Will of Tobias Wall Galwey Esquire deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Dorchester Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the repairing the Road leading from Wool to the said Borough.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 6o Februarii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Bedfort.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Argyll.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Athol.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. King.
Epus. Exon.Dux Portland.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Manchester.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Dorset.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Archer.
Dux Montagu.Ds. Vere.
March. Lothian.Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Peterborow.Ds. Montagu.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Milton.
Comes Winchelsea.Ds. Digby.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Arcbibald Douglas Esquire and others are Appellants, George James Duke of Hamilton and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Tomorrow; and that the Coupsel be called in at One o'Clock

Noel's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate of the Honourable William Noel, Esquire deceased, situate in Stamford, in the Country of Lincoln, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom as therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Abergavenny.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Romney
D. Athol.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Monson.
D. Dorset.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Sandys.
Ld. Steward.L. Vere.
E. Huntingdon.L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich.L. Boston.
E. Coventry.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Poulet.L. Milton.
E. Abercorn.L. Sundridge.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 21st Day of this instant February, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

E. Abingdon et al. Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Jointures for the Wives, and providing Portions for the Younger Children, of the Right Honourable Willoughby Earl of Abingdon, and the Honourable Peregrine Bertie his Brother, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 7o Februarii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bedfort.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Portland.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Manchester.Ds. King.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Montagu.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven.March. Lothian.Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Archer.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Vere.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Winchelsea.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Montagu.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Milton.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire and others are Appellants, and George James Duke of Hamilton and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Heating of the said Cause be adjourned till Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Sir Henry Cavendish to shut up Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish Baronet, to shut up certain Roads and a Foot Path in the Parish of Doveridge, in the County of Derby, and to oblige him to make and keep in Repair for the future a new Road and Foot Path in Lieu thereof,” 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.”

Chichester Leave to present Petition for a Private for a Private Bill, throughout of Time.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Chichester an Infant, the only Child and Heir of John Chichester deceased, who was eldest Son and Heir of Richard Chichester deceased, by John Blackburn her Guardian; setting forth, “That by a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, bearing Date the 25th Day of January 1769, made in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and John Tucker and others were Defendants, the Right Honourable the Lord Chancellor decreed, That the Will of the said Richard Chichester should be established and carried into Execution; and declared, That the Real Estate devised by the Testator in that Will is made Subject thereby to the Payment of the Legacies therein mentioned; but as the same Estate cannot be sold without the Aid of Parliament, his Lordship did reserve all further Directions touching the same, till after the Petitioner shall have obtained an Act of Parliament for that Purpose: That the Petitioner could not procure the Decree to be drawn up before the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for Private Bills, which expired Two Days after pronouncing such Decree;” and therefore praying “Their Lordships to dispense with the said Order, and to receive a Petition that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for vesting the Real Estates of the said Richard Chichester in England, in Trustees, in Trull to sell the same, under the Direction of the High Court of Chancery, for the Purposes therein mentioned:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition as desired.

Message from H. C. for a further conference.

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

“To desire a Conference with their Lordships on the Subject Matter of the Conference of the 16th Day of December last.”

And then they withdrew.

Then they were again called in, and acquainted, “That their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.”

E. Abingdon's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Jointures for the Wives, and providing Portions for the Younger Children, of the Right Honourable Willoughby Earl of Abingdon, and the Honourable Peregrine Bertie his Brother, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Trever.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Masham
D. Athol.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Sandys.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Vere.
D. Potrland.L. Hyde.
D. Montagu.L. Lyttelton.
M. Rockingham.L. Boston.
Ld. Steward.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Huntingdon.L. Montagu.
E. Suffolk.L. Digby.
E. Winchelsea.L. Sundrige.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday, the 22d Day of this instant February, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir Walkin Williams Wyon Bill.

Ordered, That the Meeting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet, a Minor, to make a Settlement on his intended Marriage with the Lady Harriot Somerset,” which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be adjourned till Monday next.

D. Marlborough, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, 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 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, and for effecting an Exchange of Lands between the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough and the Warden and Scholars of Merton College in Oxford.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 9o Februarii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Norvicem.Comes Bristol, C. P. S.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Exon.Dux Grafton.Ds. King.
Epus. MenevenDux Bolton.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bedford.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Boston.
Comes Winchelsea.Ds. Digby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes IIchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS,

Hilborowe Enclosure Bill.

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

Sir Henry Cavendish to thus up Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish Baronet, to shut up certain Roads and a Foot Path in the Parish of Doveridge, in the County of Derby, and to oblige him to make and keep in Repair for the future a new Road and Foot Path in lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Conference with H. C. respecting a Newspaper agreed to.

The House being moved, “That the Message from the Commons on Tuesday last, desiring a Conference with this House on the Subject Matter of the Conference on the 16th of December last, might be read:”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Resolved, “That this House doth agree to a Conference with the Commons, as desired; and appoint it presently in the Painted Chamber:”

Message to acquaint them therewith.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Ordered, That the Lords who were appointed Managers of the Conference on the 16th of December last, be the Managers of this Conference.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower Richard Garth Esquire to make Leases of his Settled Estates, in the County of Surry, for building upon and improving the same;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Bleddington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Bleddington, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ravert's's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Ravert's;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Buckingham, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Bucks, to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford, leading towards Warmington Gate;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Sparhauke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Baldock, in the County of Hertford, devised by the Will of Edward Sparhauke Gentleman, deceased, in Lawndey Sparhauke Esquire, and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of the said Will, and for substituting and settling an undivided Moiety of other Lands and Hereditaments in Hertfordshire in Lieu thereof, and to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Lloyd's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of the Reverend William Lloyd Clerk, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Debts, Legacies, and Incumbrances, affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

D. Marlborough's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, and for effecting an Exchange of Lands between the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough and the Warden and Scholars of Merton College in Oxford.

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trever.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Exeter.L. King.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
D. Denbigh.L. Hyde.
D. Winchelsea.L. Boston.
D. Sandwich.L. Digby.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 24th Day of this instant February, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Chichester's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Chichester an Infant, only Child and Heir at Law of John Chichester, late of Lancaster County in Virginia, Gentleman, deceased, who was eldest Son and Heir at Law of Richard Chichester of Poorstock, in the County of Dorset, Gentleman, deceased, by John Blackburn, her Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for vesting the Real Estates of the said Richard Chichester in England in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, under the Directions of the High Court of Chancery, for Payment of the several Incumbrances thereon; and that the Money arising by such Sale, which shall not be applied for that Purpose, (if any), may be laid out in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses and for the Benefit of the Petitioner, in such Manner as the said Court of Chancery shall direct:

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

Swinburn et Ux. Leave for Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Swinburn Esquire, and Sarah his Wife, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Swinburn Esquire, in the County of Northumberland, and Town and County of the Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and to lay out and apply the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates in the County of Durham, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Mereworth Cross, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening, the Road leading from Mereworth Cross to the Road leading from Seal to Wrotham Heath; and also the said Road from opposite the House of William Dalison Esquire, to Hadlow Street, in the County of Kent.

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

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

Gloucester &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Gloucester towards Hereford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending several other Roads near or adjoining to some of the said Roads.”

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

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

Marlborough, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Marlborough to Shepheroes Shord, and from Beckhampton to the Top of Cherrill Hill, and from Avebury to Beckhampton, in the County of Wilts; and for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury to Wroughton, and from the North Side of Swindon to The Carpenters Arms in Blunsden, in the said 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Conference had with H. C.

The House beings informed, “That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference in the Painted Chamber:”

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over:

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference:

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Report thereof.

And the Lord President reported, “That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by the Lord North, who had returned to him the Resolution of this House of the 16th of December last, relating to the Preamble to a Letter, printed in the Saint James's Evening Post, with the Blank filled up with (“and Commons”), together with the Newspaper and Letter delivered to them on the said 16th Day of December last;” and then his Lordship delivered the same at the Table.

Message from H.C. to return the Resolutions and Address on American Papers, with Amendments.

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

To return the Resolutions and Address of this House on the 15th of December last, relating to the Province of Massachusetts Bay; and to acquaint this House, “That they have agreed to the same, by filling up the Blanks in the said Resolutions and Address, with (“and Commons”), with some Amendments;” to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Amendments agreed to.

Then the said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

In the First Resolution,

After the Word [“February”], leave out the Word [“last”], and instead thereof insert [“One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight”].

In the second Resolution,

Between the Words [“Bay”] and [“to”], leave out the Words [“in January last”].

In the Seventh Resolution,

Between the Words [“the”] and [“by”], leave out the Words [“issuing a Precept”], and insert [“writing a Letter”].

In the Address,

After the Word [“December”], leave out the Word [“last”], and instead thereof insert [“One thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven”].

And the same being again read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

Message to H. C. to acquaint them themwith.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

Ordered, That the said Address he presented to His Majesty, by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint, to be attended with the said Address of both Houses of Parliament.

O'Shaughnussy against Pleading proved.

The House being informed, “That Joseph Harborne attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Joseph O'Shaughnussy Esquire is Appellant, and John Prendergast is Respondent;”

He was tailed in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath “They, were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals, in the proper Offices in Ireland.

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

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