House of Lords Journal Volume 34
March 1774, 21-31

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Die Lunæ, 21o Martii 1774.
Sir John Eden et al. against E Bute et al. Sir John Eden et al against E. Bute et al Heron against Heron, Cross Appeal. West Keal Enclosure Bill The King’s Consent signified to it. Cottmore and Radley Enclosure Bill. Hockerton, &c. Roads Bill. Sutton S:. Annan Enclosure Bill: the King’s Consent signified to it. Report of Judges on E Breadalbane’s Petition for a Bill. Bill read. Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill. Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath Enclosure Bill. Waddesdon Enclosure Bill. Eggers’s Nat. Bill John Gordon against Ross et al. Charteris against Ross et al. Cameron against Ross et al. Cuming against Ross et al. D. Gordon et al. against Ross et al. Mackenzie against Ross et al. Barclay against Ross et al. Peter Gordon against Ross et al. Charles Gordon against Ross et al. Bishop’s Itchington, &c Enclosure Bill. Oswaldtwiste Enclosure Bill. Deeping Fens Drainage Bill. Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill. Manchester to Rochdale, &c Road Bill: Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill Assheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al. Deeds and Wills of Papists, Inrollment of, Bill. Hoffham et al. take the Oaths for their Naturalization. Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill. Burnand’s Nat. Bill. Hoffham and Hane’s Nat. Bill. Die Martis, 22o Martii 1774.
Angus against Manson. Inter locutors affirmed. Eggers’s Nat. Bill. Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Roads Bill. E Breadalbane’s Estate Bill. Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill Hockerton, &c. Roads Bill. Cottmore and Radley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill: Waddesdon Enclosure Bill: Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath Enclosure Bill: Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Boyd against Steel. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on John Gordon’s Appeal; and on Charteris’s Appeal; and on Cumeron’s Appeal; and on Cuming’s Appeal; and on D. Gordon et al. Appeal; and on Sir Roderick Mackenzie’s Appeal; and on Barclay’s Appeal; and on Peter Gordon’s Appeal; and on Charles Gordon’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 23o Martii 1774.
Salter against Hite et al. Heron against Heron et e con. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Halford Enclosure Bill. Old Stratford Enclosure Bill. Staverton Enclosure Bill. Orms Head, &c. to prevent taking away Stones from the Sea Shore, Bill. General Fraser’s Bill. Oswaldtwisle Enclosure Bill. Bishop’s Itchington, &c. Enclosure Bill. Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill. Deeping Fens Drainage Bill. Annand et al. against Chesills et al. Sir John Eden Bart. et al. against E. Bute et al. Salter against Hite et al. Boyd against Steel; Appellant to be admitted in Forma Pauperis. Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Road Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill. American Papers, Consideration put off. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 24o Martii 1774.
Heron against Heron, et e con. Judgement. Prisoners Fees to Gaolers Bill. Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill. Haeseler and Erich’s Nat. Bill. Burnand’s Nat Bill. Hossham and Hane’s Nat. Bill. Orms Head, &c. to prevent taking away Stones from the Sea Shore, Bill. Papers relating to Free Ports in Jamaica, laid before the House. Dean of Sarum’s Estate Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Halford Enclosure Bill. Staverton Enclosure Bill. Old Stratford Enclosure Bill. West Keal Enclosure Bill. Oswaldtwisle Enclosure Bill: Deeping Fen Drainage Bill: Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill. Land Tax Commissioners Bill: Bishop’s Itchington Enclosure Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Dean and Chapter of Canterbury et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Creuzé’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons Enclosure Bill. Jamaica Free Ports Bill. Wauchope against Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 25o Martii 1774.
Wauchope against Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope. Roebuck and Garbert against Stirlings. Strode against Chaigneau et al.: Order affirmed with Costs. Congratulatory Message to the Queen on the Birth of a Prince. Cottmore, &c. Enclosure Bill. West Keal Enclosure Bill. Hockerton, &c. Road Bill. Old Stratford Enclosure Bill. Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons Enclosure Bill. Staverton Enclosure Bill. Halford Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Upton Snodsbury Enclosure Bill. Messages from H.C. to return Heatley’s Divorce Bill; and Benson’s Bill. Creuzé’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Spottiswoode to enter into: Recognizance on Annand et al. Appeal. Roebuck and Garbet against Strilings. Dean and Chapter of Canterbury’s Bill. Dean of Sarum’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Adjourn. Die Sabbati, 26o Martii 1774.
Prisoners Fees to Gaolers, Bill. West Keal Enclosure Bill: Hockerton, &c. Road Bill: Cottmore, &c. Enclosure Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Upton Snodsbury Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. L. Milton against Edgworth et al.; Pleadings proved. Boston, North America, Port Bill. Wanchope against Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 28o Martii 1774.
Staverton Enclosure Bill. Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons Enclosure Bill. Old Stratford Enclosure Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill. Wilsford Enclosure Bill. Glasgow, &c. Roads Bill. Egger’s Nat. Bill: Burnand’s Nat. Bill: Hoffham and Hane’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill. Haeseler and Erich’s Nat. Bill. Messages to H. C with Amendments to the Two preceding Bills. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Prisoners Fees to Gaolers, Bill. Farrell against Crosbie et Ur. Brooks against Croskey, in Error. Gen Fraser’s Bill: The King’s Consent signified to it. Natives of America, Petition against Boston Port Bill. Papers relating to Disturbances in America, and His Majesty’s Message thereon, considered. Boston, North America, Port Bill. Ayr Bank Company, redeeming Annuities of, Bill: Persons examined in relation to the Petition against it. Adjourn. Die Martis, 29o Martii 1774.
Reilly against Windis. E. Radnor et al. to exchange Advowsons, Bill. Medows to take the Name of Theobald, Bill: Halford Enclosure Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill. Wilsford Enclosure Bill. Thicknesse against Liege et al. Heighway to enter into Recognizance on Thicknesse’s Appeal. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill: Prisoners Fees to Gaolers, Bill: Old Stratford Enclosure Bill. Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons, Enclosure Bill: Staverton Enclosure Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Reilly against Windis Medows’s to take the Name of Theobald, Bill. E. Radnor et al to exchange Advowsons, Bill: Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills. Charles against Rowley and Charles; Pleadings proved. Ayr Bank Company, redeeming Annuities of, Bill. Madhouses Bill. Messages from H C. to return Haeseler and Ench’s Nat. Bill; and Banmgartner’s Nat Bill. Madhouses Bill. Gen Frasers Bill. Boston north America port Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 30o Martii 1774.
Message from H. C. to return Watts’s Bill. Woollen Manufacture Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill. St Leonard’s Shoreditch Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Keck to take the Name of Tracy. Farrell against Crosbieet Ux. Pleadings proved. Halford Enclosure Bill: Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill: Gen. Frasei’a Bill: Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Glasgow, &C. Road Bill. Ayr Bank Company, redeeming Annuities of, Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to it. Boston, North America, Port Bill. Bollan Agent of the Massachusetts, Petition against it. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Wilsford Enclosure Bill. Robertson's Against Wallon: Appeal with drawn with Costs. Wilsford Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it Committee to consider of Disturbances in Massachusetts Bay. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 31o Martii 1774.
King present. Bills passed. Flyn against Kilkenny and Coyne. Woollen Manufactory Bill. Sutherland against Counters of Sutherland et al. Manson to enter into Recognizance on it. Clvdge Bridge Bill. Wheat meal, &c. Exportation of, to Hudson’s Bar, Bill. St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Bill. Upton Snodsbury Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 21o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancel Larius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Chandos. Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.

PRAYERS.

Sir John Eden et al. against E Bute et al.

The joint and several Answer of the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute and others, to the Appeal of Morton Davison Esquire, lately deceased, but now revived in the Names of Sir John Eden Baronet and others, against a Decree pronounced in the Court of Chancery on the 9th Day of December One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three, was this Day brought in:

Sir John Eden et al against E. Bute et al

As was also, The joint and several Answer of the Right Honourable John Earl of Bute and others, to the Appeal of Morton Davison Esquire, lately deceased, but now revived in the Names of Sir John Eden Baronet and others, against a Decree pronounced in the Court of Chancery on the Twenty-first Day of January One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four:

Heron against Heron, Cross Appeal.

And also, The Answer of Patrick Heran Esquire to the Cross Appeal of Doctor Andrew Heron.

West Keal Enclosure Bill

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Hyde, as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think sit.”

Cottmore and Radley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Pasture or Waste Ground called Cottmoore, and such Part of the Common Pasture or Waste Ground called Radley, as lies within the Districts, of Southwell and Westthorpe, in the Parish of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hockerton, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads near the Towns of Hockerton, Kirklington, Southwell, Normanton, and Winkbourne, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sutton S:. Annan Enclosure Bill: the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Ann’s, otherwise Sutton Bennington, commonly called. Saint Ann’s End, in the County of Nottingham,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed there in as they shall think sit.”

Report of Judges on E Breadalbane’s Petition for a Bill.

The Report of the Judges, to whom it was referred to consider of a Petition of the Earl of Breadalbane, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned; and also a Report and Bill annexed, signed by the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, One of the Judges to whom the said Petition was formerly referred, Mr. Baron Adams, the other Judge to whom the said Petition was likewise referred, being dead, was read as follows; (videlicet),

“To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
“May it please your Lordships,
“In pursuance of your Lordships Order of the 16th of March 1774, hereunto annexed, reciting, That a Report from the Judges, to whom the Petition of John Earl of Breadalbane, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, having been offered to the House to be read, and thereupon Notice taken that the said Report was signed but by One of the Judges to whom the said Petition was referred, namely, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; and the House informed, “That the other Judge Mr. Baron Adams was dead;” we have taken into Consideration the said Petition and Report, together with the Bill thereunto annexed, (all now hereunto annexed): And we do find the several Matters and Things, stated in the said Report for the Information of Your Lordships, to be as the same are in the said Report set forth: And we do therefore beg Leave to refer your Lordships to the said Report, repeating and confirming the same as a Part of this our present Report: And we, having perused the aforesaid Bill likewise hereunto annexed, are of Opinion, That it is reasonable the said Bill should pass into a Law, if your Lordships shall so please.
“All which is humbly submitted to your Lordships.
“Wm. de Grey.
“S. S. Smythe.

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 in John Earl of Breadalbane, and his Heirs, in Fee Simple, certain Lands, Part of his Entailed Estate, in the County of Argyll; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the said Entailed Estate.”

Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, called Cropredy Field and Ast Mead, within the Parish of Cropredy, 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.”

Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Wastes, and Commonable Places, of Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, in the Parish of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Waddesdon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks” was committed.

Eggers’s Nat. Bill

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers,” 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.

John Gordon against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Gordon of Thornybank Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal;”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Traser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Charteris against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Francis Charteris Younger, of Amisfield, Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Cameron against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain Charles Cameron of Lochtel, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Cuming against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ensign Alexander Penrose Cuming Younger, of Altyre, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

D. Gordon et al. against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon, Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Scatwell Baronet, Charles Gordon Writer to the Signet, Lieutenant Charles Cameron of Lochiel, Colonel Benjamin Gordon of Balbethon, Francis Charteris Younger of Amisfield, Captain Cosmo Gordon of the Guards, Charles Gordon of Abergeldy, Peter Gordon Younger of Abergeldy, Ensign Alexander Penrose Cuming Younger of Allipe, Cosmo Gordon of Cluny Esquire, John Gordon of Thorny Bank, George Abercromby Younger of Birkenbog, Robert Barclay Esquire of Urie, and Captain James Gordon of Ellon; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next, and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall he deemed good Service.

Mackenzie against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Scatwell Baronet, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal;”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Barclay against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Barclay of Urie Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same maybe reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships, great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said. Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Peter Gordon against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Peter Gordon Younger, of Abergeldy, Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Charles Gordon against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Gordon Esquire, Writer to the Signet, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Ross, Hugh Fraser, and James Fraser, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their, Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bishop’s Itchington, &c Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Pieces and Parcels of Land, called Bishop’s Itchington Heath, Christmas Hill, Palmer’s Furze, The Olt, and Commonable Places within the Parish of Bishop’s Itchington, in the County of Warwick.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Chester. L. Hyde.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Boston.
E. Stamford. L. Camden.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.

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.

Oswaldtwiste Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Oswaldtwisle, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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.

Deeping Fens Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth, and Twenty-second Years of King Charles the Second, and of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty, “for draining and preserving certain Lands, called Deeping Fens, 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.

Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Ann’s, otherwise Sutton Bonnington, commonly called Saint Ann’s End, in the County of Nottingham.”

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.

Manchester to Rochdale, &c Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Manchester to the Town of Rochdale, and from a Place called The White Smithy, in the Township of Crumpsal, to the Town of Bury; and from a Place called Besses of the Barn to Ratcliffe Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for empowering the Trustees under the said Act to repair a Lane called Sheepfoot Lane, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, Pasture, and all other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor of Ratcliffe upon Wreak, in the County of Leicester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Assheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Esquire, and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir John Eden et al. against E. Bute et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal, wherein Morton Davison Esquire, since deceased, was Appellant, and John Earl of Bute and others were Respondents, which Appeal was brought into this House on the 25th Day of January last, and which has since been revived in the Names of Sir John Eden Baronet, and others:”

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.

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Inrollment of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Inrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers,” which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to the Third Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Hoffham et al. take the Oaths for their Naturalization.

Luder Hoffham and Nicolaas Hane took the Oaths appointed in Order to their Naturalization.

Paul Burnand took the Oaths appointed in Order to his Naturalization.

Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four,” “together with those named in Two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Burnand’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Paul Burnand.”

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.

Hoffham and Hane’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Luder Hoffham and Nicolaos Hane.”

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.

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

Die Martis, 22o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Dux Chandos. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Stair. Ds. Camden.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Angus against Manson.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of John Angus Merchant in Edinburgh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of July 1771, and 19th of February 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant 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 Manson, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:”

Inter locutors affirmed.

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

Eggers’s Nat. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers,” be read a Third Time on Monday next, and that Notice thereof be given him.

Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Roads Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall’s Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere, and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid to Penny’s Lane, near Northwich, in the said County of Chester,” 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.”

E Breadalbane’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in John Earl of Breadalbane, and his Heirs, in Fee Simple, certain Lands, Part of his Entailed Estate in the County of Argyll; and for settling in Lieu thereof other Lands lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the said Entailed Estate.”

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Trevor.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Chester. L. Romney.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Mansfield.
E Stair. L. Lyttelton.
E. Bucks. L. Scarsdale.
E. Hillsborough. L. Boston.
V. Dudley & Ward. L. Camden.

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

Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four,” together with those named in Two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax.”

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

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

Hockerton, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, near the Towns of Hockerton, Kirklington, Southwell, Normanton, and Winkbourne, in the County of Nottingham.”

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.

Cottmore and Radley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Pasture or Waste Ground called Cottmore, and such Part of the Common Pasture or Waste Grounds, called Radley, as lies within the Districts of Southwell and Westhorpe, in the Parish of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham.”

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.

Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, called Cropredy Field and Ast Mead, within the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waddesdon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Wastes, and Commonable Places, of Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, in the Parish of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester.”

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Boyd against Steel.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Boyd of Easter Greenrig, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of December 1772; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 1st of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Steel may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Steel may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 19th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on John Gordon’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Gordon Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Charteris’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Francis Charteris Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Cumeron’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain Charles Cameron, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Cuming’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Ensign Alexander Penrose Cuming, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on D. Gordon et al. Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Duke of Gordon, and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

and on Sir Roderick Mackenzie’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Roderick Mackenzie Baronet, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Barclay’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Barclay Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Peter Gordon’s Appeal;

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Peter Gordon Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Charles Gordon’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Gordon Esquire, Writer to the Signet, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 23o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Montagu. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Boston.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.

PRAYERS.

Salter against Hite et al.

The Answer of Francis Hite and others to the Appeal of Ann Salter Spinster, was this Day brought in.

Heron against Heron et e con.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Patrick Heron Esquire is Appellant, and Doctor Andrew Heron of Bargaly is Respondent, et e contra:

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth 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 seventy-four;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Halford Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Old Stratford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Staverton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Orms Head, &c. to prevent taking away Stones from the Sea Shore, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the taking and carrying away of Stones from the Sea Shore below High Water, between Orms Head and the River at Voryd, in the County of Carnarvon, and within the Manors of Neston Leighton and Gayton, in the County Palatine of Chester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

General Fraser’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant unto Major General Simon Fraser, the Lands and Estate of the late Simon Lord Lovat, upon certain Terms and Conditions;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Oswaldtwisle Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Oswaldtwisle, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” 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.”

Bishop’s Itchington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Pieces and Parcels of Land, called Bishop’s Itchington Heath, Christmas Hill, Palmer’s Furze, The Olt, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Bishop’s Itchington, in the County of Warwick,” was committed.

Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Ann’s, otherwise Sutton Bonnington, commonly called Saint Ann’s End, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Deeping Fens Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of King Charles the Second, and of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty, “for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Annand et al. against Chesills et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Annand and Colhoun of London, Merchants, and their Assignees under a Statute of Bankruptcy, and Messieurs Gibson and Balfour of Edinburgh, Merchants, and their Trustee and Assignee, non-acceding Creditors of James Scott Merchant, in Edinburgh, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 1st and 8th of August, and 14th and 20th of December 1771; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 31st of July 1773, and 4th of this instant March; and praying “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Helen Chesills (Mrs. Scott), and the Trustees or Managers for her named in Archibald Chesills’s Settlement, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Helen Chesills (Mrs. Scott), and the Trustees or Managers for her named in Archibald Chesills’s Settlement, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir John Eden Bart. et al. against E. Bute et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal, wherein Morton Davison Esquire, since deceased, was Appellant, and John Earl of Bute and others were Respondents; which Appeal was brought into this House on the 19th Day of January last, and which has been since revived in the Names of Sir John Eden Baronet, and others:”

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.

Salter against Hite et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Ann Salter Spinster, is Appellant, and Francis Hite and others are Respondents:”

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

Boyd against Steel; Appellant to be admitted in Forma Pauperis.

Upon reading the Petition of John Boyd late of Wester Greenridge; setting forth, “That the Petitioner hath presented his Appeal to their Lordships, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; but being very poor, as by an Affidavit and Certificate annexed appears, he will be unable to follow out his Cause, unless he is by their Lordships admitted to do so in Forma Pauperis;” and therefore praying their Lordships “will be pleased to order that the Petitioner may proceed in Forma Pauperis, without being liable to pay the usual Fees; and that their Lordships will assign Counsel to act gratis for him, when his Cause comes to be prepared, settled, and signed, and the Hearing of the same comes on:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be admitted to prosecute his Appeal in Forma Pauperis, in this House, as desired.

Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall’s Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere, and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid, to Penny’s Lane, near Norwich, in the said County of Chester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Commissioners of Land Tax, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four;” together with those named in Two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

American Papers, Consideration put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the several Papers laid before this House (by His Majesty’s Command) relating to Disturbances in America; and also His Majesty’s Most gracious Message in relation there to, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 24o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Meneven. Cornes Gower, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Heron against Heron, et e con.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of Patrick Heron Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Bankton, Ordinary in Scotland, of the 26th of January and 7th of February 1757, and 12th of January 1758; as also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 28th of February 1760, the 16th of December 1772, and 26th of January 1773; also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords of the 6th of March 1773; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Gardestone, Ordinary there, of the nth of March 1773; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lord Gardestone, of the 18th of June 1773; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Doctor Andrew Heron of Bargaly, Physician, complaining of certain Parts of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th and 19th of December 1772, and 26th of January and 6th of March 1773; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Gardestone, Ordinary there, of the 11th of March 1773; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, in so far as the same are complained of, or that the Appellant 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 Doctor Andrew Heron of Bargaly, put in to the said Original Appeal, and the Answer of Patrick Heron Esquire, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That so much of the Interlocutor of the 16th of December 1772, complained of by the Cross Appeal, be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is hereby declared, That the Adjudication ought to have no Effect or Validity whatsoever: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutor of the 6th of March 1773, also complained of by the said Cross Appeal, be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Five Guineas paid to Mrs. Heron be charged as Part of the Price or Value of the Woods: And it is likewise further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Rest of the Interlocutors, in so far as they are complained of by the said Cross Appeal, be and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutors complained of by the Original Appeal be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Court of Session in Scotland do give all proper and necessary Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Prisoners Fees to Gaolers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Prisoners charged with Felony, or other Crimes, who shall be acquitted or discharged by Proclamation, respecting the Payment of Fees to Gaolers, and giving a Recompence for such Fees out of the County Rates;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner,” 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.”

Haeseler and Erich’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Joachim Haeseler and John Erich,” was committed.

Burnand’s Nat Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Paul Burnand,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hossham and Hane’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Luder Hoff ham and Nicolaas Hane,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ordered, That the said Bills be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Ordered, That Jacob Julien Baumgartner, Nicholas Joachim Haeseler, John Erich, Paul Burnand, Luder Hoffham, and Nicolaas Hane, do attend this House on Monday next, at the Third Reading thereof.

Orms Head, &c. to prevent taking

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act to prevent the taking and carrying away of Stones from the Sea Shore below High Water, between Orms Head and the River at Voryd, in the County of Carnarvon, and within the Manors of Neston Leighton and Gayton, in the County Palatine of Chester.”

away Stones from the Sea Shore, Bill.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Papers relating to Free Ports in Jamaica, laid before the House.

The Earl of Dartmouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House Copies of all Papers, Petitions, and Extracts of Letters, that have been received by His Majesty’s Secretaries of State, or the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, relative to the Free Ports established in the Island of Jamaica since the Establishment thereof, pursuant to an Address of the 17th of this instant March, together with a List thereof.

Which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“No 1. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Dalling to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Jamaica, 11th April 1773, R. 14th June, enclosing,
“No 2. Copy of Lieutenant Governor Dalling’s Observations on the Spanish Trade.
“No 3. Copy of an Address from a Cane Planter to Lieutenant Governor Dalling.
“No 4. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Dalling to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Jamaica, 15th May 1773, R. 21st July, enclosing,
“No 5. Copy of the Memorial of the Coffee Planters to the Earl of Dartmouth.
“No 6. Copy of Address of the Coffee Planters in Jamaica to the Lieutenant Governor.
“No 7. Copy of the Answer of the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica to the Address of the Coffee Planters.
“No 8. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Dalling to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Jamaica, 20th November 1773, R. 7th February 1774, enclosing,
“No 9. Extract from Lieutenant Governor Dalling’s Speech to the Council and House of Assembly of Jamaica, 19th October 1773.
“No 10. Extract from the Address of the Council of Jamaica to Lieutenant Governor Dalling.
“No 11. Extract from the Address of the Assembly of Jamaica to Lieutenant Governor Dalling.

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

Dean of Sarum’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Suning, otherwise Sonynge, in the Counties of Berks and Oxon, and the Manor, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, or annual Payments, to Doctor Thomas Greene, 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, so charged, in Robert Palmer Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns,” 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 several 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.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

Halford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Halford, and County of Warwick.”

Staverton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Staverton, in the County of Northampton.”

Old Stratford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick.”

West Keal Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of West Keal, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. Chichester. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Clifton.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Ravensworth.
L. Hyde.
M. Rockingham. L. Mansfield.
L. Lyttelton.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Boston.
L. Camden.
E. Suffolk. L. Sundridge.
E. Denbigh.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bucks.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

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

Oswaldtwisle Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Oswaldtwisle, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Deeping Fen Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of King Charles the Second, and of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty, “for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Ann’s, otherwise Sutton Bonnington, commonly called Saint Ann’s End, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four,” together with those named in Two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bishop’s Itchington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Pieces and Parcels of Land called Bishop’s Itchington Heath, Christmas Hill, Palmer’s Furze, The Olt, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Bishop’s Itchington, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, 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 enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, Henry Penton Esquire, and Thomas Brandon, to grant building Leases, pursuant to Two several Agreements entered into for that Purpose.”

Creuzé’s Bill; Motion to dispense 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 Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Francis Creuzé and Sarah his Wife, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds called Newthorpe Great Common and Begerley Common, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Jamaica Free Ports Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing so much of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Wauchope against Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Andrew Wauchope Esquire, of Niddrie, is Appellant, and John Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 25o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien. March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Camden.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.

PRAYERS.

Wauchope against Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope.

The Answer of John Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope, to the Appeal of Andrew Wauchope Esquire, was this Day brought in:

Roebuck and Garbert against Stirlings.

As was also, The Answer of Messieurs William and Andrew Stirlings, Merchants in Glasgow, to the Appeal of Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel (fn. 1) Garbert Esquire.

Strode against Chaigneau et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of William Strode Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 16th of July 1773; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant 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 William Chaigneau, John Chaigneau, and Robert Riky, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed with Costs.

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

Congratulatory Message to the Queen on the Birth of a Prince.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House to the Queen, “To communicate to Her Majesty out most dutiful Congratulations on the Birth of a Prince, and upon Her Majesty’s happy Recovery; and to renew our Assurances to Her Majesty of the Sincerity of our Attachment, and of the Joy we most cordially feel on every Event that contributes to Her Majesty’s domestic Happiness, to the lasting Establishment of the Protestant Succession, and to the Welfare and Prosperity which this Country has derived from the Excellent Government of His Majesty’s illustrious Family, and now enjoys under His auspicious Reign.”

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to Her Majesty by the Lord Lyttelton and the Lord Boston.

Cottmore, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Pasture or Waste Ground called Cottmore, and such Part of the Common Pasture or Waste Ground called Radley, as lies within the Districts of Southwell and Westhorpe, in the Parish of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham,” 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.”

West Keal Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of West Keal, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Hockerton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads near the Towns of Hockerton, Kirklington, Southwell, Normanton, and Winkbourne, in the County of Nottingham,” 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.”

Old Stratford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields. Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond. L. Cathcart.
L. Ravensworth.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. London. L. Hyde.
L. Bp. Ely. L. Walpole.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Lyttelton.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Scarsdale.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Chester. L. Boston.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stair.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.

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

Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Newthorpe Great Common and Begerley Common, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham.”

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.

Staverton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Halford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Halford, and County of Warwick.”

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.

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 seven hundred and seventy-four.”

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.

Upton Snodsbury Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Upton Snodsbury, in the County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H.C. to return Heatley’s Divorce Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Heatley with Arrabella Dawson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Benson’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the County of Devon, late of Thomas Benson Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Exchequer, in Payment of certain Legacies affecting the same Estates;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Creuzé’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Francis Creuzé, and Sarah his Wife, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale 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.

Spottiswoode to enter into: Recognizance on Annand et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messieurs Annand and Colhoun, Merchants, and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant’s, as desired.

Roebuck and Garbet against Strilings.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbet are Appellants; and Messieurs William and Andrew Stirling, Merchants in Glasgow, 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.

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, Henry Penton Esquire, and Thomas Brandon, to grant Building Leases, pursuant to Two several Agreements entered into for that Purpose.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Third Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dean of Sarum’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Suning, otherwise Sonynge, in the Counties of Berks and Oxon, and the Manor, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Three several perpetual Yearly Rent Charges or Annual Payments, to Doctor Thomas Greene, and his Successors, Deans of Sarum; and for diverting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him, and his Successors; and for vesting the same, so charged, in Robert Palmer Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns.”

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. Pechell:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Sabbati, 26o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Suffolk.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Stair.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

Prisoners Fees to Gaolers, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Prisoners charged with Felony, or other Crimes, who shall be acquitted or discharged by Proclamation, respecting the Payment of Fees to Gaolers, and giving a Recompence fot such Fees out of the County Rates.”

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

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

West Keal Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of West Keal, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hockerton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads near the Towns of Hockerton, Kirklington, Southwell, Normanton, and Winkbourne, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cottmore, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Pasture or Waste Ground, called Cottmore, and such Part of the Common Pasture or Waste Ground, called Radley, as lies within the Districts of Southwell and Westhorpe, in the Parish of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham.”

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Upton Snodsbury Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Upton Snodsbury, in the County of Worcester,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

L. Milton against Edgworth et al.; Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Thomas Hartley Gentleman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is Appellant, and Moore Edgworth and others are Respondents:”

He was called 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.

Boston, North America, Port Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, in such Manner and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Wanchope against Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Andrew Wauchope Esquire is Appellant, and John Macdowall and Sir Archibald Hope are Respondents, which stands appointed for Tuesday next, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 28o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. King.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Portland. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Manchester. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Chandos. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Montagu. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Digby.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Staverton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Staverton, in the County of Northampton,” 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.”

Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Newthorpe Great Common and Begerley Common, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Old Stratford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick,” was committed.

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, and other Publick Passages and Places, within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell, called Saint James’s, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church; and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wilsford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Wilsford, otherwise Willesford, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the said City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to that Part of the Water of Kelvine, called The Milnford of Garscube;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Egger’s Nat. Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers;” and for the said Mr. Eggers to attend:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

“Pr. 2. L. 38. After (“notwithstanding”) insert the following Proviso:
“Provided also, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That he the said Gustav Nicolaus Eggers, in case he shall hereafter reside within the Empire of Russia, shall not hereby be entitled to any Privileges which in the said Empire belong, or are allowed, to His Majesty’s natural born Subjects; nor shall be deemed a British Subject by virtue of this Act, in respect to any Commercial or other Advantage whatsoever in the said Empire during the Time of his Residence there.

Then the said Mr. Eggers was called in; and the said Amendment being read to him, and he consenting to the Bill thus amended,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burnand’s Nat. Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Paul Burnand;” and for the said Mr. Burnand to attend:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

“Pr. 2. L. After (“notwithstanding”) insert the following Proviso:
“Provided also, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That he the said Paul Burnand, in case he shall hereafter reside within the Empire of Russia, shall not hereby be entitled to any Privileges which in the said Empire belong, or are allowed, to His Majesty’s natural born Subjects; nor shall be deemed a British Subject by virtue of this Act, in respect to any Commercial or other Advantages whatsoever in the said Empire, during the Time of his Residence there.

Then the said Mr. Burnand was called in; and the said Amendment being read to him, and he consenting to the Bill thus amended,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hoffham and Hane’s Nat. Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Luder Hoffham and Nicholas Hane;” and for the said Mr. Hoffham and Mr. Hane to attend:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

“After (“notwithstanding”) insert the following Proviso:
“Provided also, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That they the said Luder Hoffham and Nicholas Hane, in case they shall hereafter reside within the Empire of Russia, shall not hereby be entitled to any Privileges which in the said Empire belong, or are allowed, to His Majesty’s natural Subjects; nor shall be deemed a British Subject by virtue of this Act, in respect to any Commercial or other Advantages whatsoever in the said Empire, during the Time of his Residence there.

Then the said Mr. Hoffham and Mr. Hane were called in; and the said Amendment being read to them, and they consenting to the Bill thus amended,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner;” and for the said Mr. Baumgartner to attend:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

“Pr. 2. At the End of the Bill insert the following Proviso:
“Provided also, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That he the said Jacob Julien Baumgartner, in case he shall hereafter reside within the Empire of Russia, shall not hereby be entitled to any Privileges which in the said Empire belong, or are allowed, to His Majesty’s natural born Subjects; nor shall be deemed a British Subject by virtue of this Act, in respect to any Commercial or other Advantage whatsoever in the said Empire, during the Time of his Residence there.

Then the said Mr. Baumgartner was called in; and the said Amendment being read to him, and he consenting to the Bill thus amended,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Haeseler and Erich’s Nat. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Joachim Haeseler and John Erich;” and for the said Mr. Haeseler and Mr. Erich to attend:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

“Pr. 3. At the End of the Bill insert the following Proviso:
“Provided also, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That in case the said Nicholas Joachim Haeseler, or the said John Erich, shall hereafter reside within the Empire of Russia, he shall not hereby be entitled to any Privileges which in the said Empire belong, or are allowed, to His Majesty’s natural born Subjects; nor shall be deemed a British Subject by virtue of this Act, in respect to any Commercial or other Advantages whatsoever in the said Empire, during the Time of his Residence there.”

Then the said Mr. Haeseler and Mr. Erich were called in; and the said Amendment being read to them, and they consenting to the Bill thus amended,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C with Amendments to the Two preceding Bills.

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

To return the said Bills, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Prisoners Fees to Gaolers, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Prisoners charged with Felony, or other Crimes, who shall be acquitted or discharged by Proclamation, respecting the Payment of Fees to Gaolers, and giving a Recompence for such Fees out of the County Rates.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Farrell against Crosbie et Ur.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Farrell, Doctor in Physick, is Appellant; and Edward Crosbie and Frances his Wife 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.

Brooks against Croskey, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein John Brooks Gentleman is Plaintiff, and Stephen Croskey is Defendant.

Gen Fraser’s Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant unto Major General Simon Fraser, the Lands and Estate of the late Simon Lord Lovat, upon certain Terms and Conditions.”

It was moved, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

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

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

The King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk aquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Natives of America, Petition against Boston Port Bill.

The Lord Wycombe presented to the House a Petition of Mr. Stephen Sayer and others, Natives of America, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, in such Manner and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America;” and praying, “That the same may not pass into a Law.”

The said Petition was read by the Clerk.

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

Papers relating to Disturbances in America, and His Majesty’s Message thereon, considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the several Papers laid before this House (by His Majesty’s Command) relating to Disturbances in America; and also His Majesty’s most Gracious Message in relation thereto; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Papers were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Boston, North America, Port Bill.

Then the Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, in such Manner and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

It was moved, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Ayr Bank Company, redeeming Annuities of, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron, and Company;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Persons examined in relation to the Petition against it.

The Duke of Richmond acquainted the House, “Mr. Chesills and Mr. Vaneck were attending without, and desired, “That they may be heard at their Lordships Bar, in relation to a Petition of the Merchants and Traders of the City of London, against the said Bill.”

Whereupon, they were called in, and heard in relation thereto.

And being withdrawn,

It was moved, “That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow.”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 29o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. King.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Chandos. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Essex. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Reilly against Windis.

The Answer of Samuel Windis to the Appeal of Elizabeth Reilly was this Day brought in.

E. Radnor et al. to exchange Advowsons, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exchanging the Advowson of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester, belonging to the Right Honourable William Earl of Radnor, for the Advowson of the Rectory, Parsonage, and Parish Church of Great Chiverel, otherwise Cheverel Magna, in the County of Wilts, belonging to the President, Master, and Fellows, of the College of Saint Margaret and Saint Bernard, commonly called Queen’s College, in the University of Cambridge,” 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 several 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.

Medows to take the Name of Theobald, Bill:

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Medows the Elder, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Widow, 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 made several 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.

Halford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Halford, and County of Warwick 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.”

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, and other Publick Passages and Places, within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell called Saint James’s, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church; and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort. L. Clifton.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandas. L. Bp. Ely. L. Trevor.
L. Bp. Chichester. L. Cadogan.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. King.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Montfort.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Westmorland. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Bruce.
E. Essex. L. Ponsonby.
E. Doncaster. L. Hyde.
E. Rochford. L. Walpole.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Scarsdale.
E. Loudoun. L. Boston.
E. March. L. Pelham.
E. Marchmont. L. Digby.
E. Stair. L. Sundridge.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Wilsford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Wilsford, otherwise Willesford, 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.

Thicknesse against Liege et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Philip Thicknesse Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 21st of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Peter Liege, William Jousselin, John Jousselin, Daniel Pomarede, Samuel Pritchard, and Ann his Wife, Mary Armengan, Jacob Lacam, and Harriett his Wife, John Alexander Querqui Sieur De Chalais, and James Augustus Querqui Sieur De Chatelier, Isaac John Barnoutn, Abraham Ogier, Jane Margaret Petitpierre, and Ann Elizabeth Petitpierre, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Peter Liege, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 12th Day of April next.

Heighway to enter into Recognizance on Thicknesse’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Mr. Richard Heighway of Clifford’s Inn, London, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Philip Thicknesse Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said Richard Heighway may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prisoners Fees to Gaolers, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Prisoners charged with Felony, or other Crimes, who shall be acquitted or discharged by Proclamation, respecting the Payment of Fees to Gaolers, and giving a Recompence for such Fees out of the County Rates.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Old Stratford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newthorpe Great and Begerley Commons, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Newthorpe Great Common and Begerley Common, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Staverton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Staverton, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Reilly against Windis

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Elizabeth Reilly is Appellant, and Samuel Windis is Respondent:”

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.

Medows’s to take the Name of Theobald, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Medows the Elder, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Widow, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Radnor et al to exchange Advowsons, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming an Agreement between William Earl of Radnor, and the President and Fellows of Queen’s College, Cambridge, for an Exchange of the Advowson of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester, for the Advowson of Great Chiverel, in the County of Wilts,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Charles against Rowley and Charles; Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Arthur Dunn attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Charles Vipont Charles Esquire is Appellant, and Hercules Langford Rowley Esquire and John Charles are Respondents:”

He was called in; and delivered the fame 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.

Ayr Bank Company, redeeming Annuities of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron, and Company.”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Madhouses Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Mad” houses;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H C. to return Haeseler and Ench’s Nat. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Joachim Haeseler and John Erich;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and Banmgartner’s Nat Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner;” and to acquaint this house That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Madhouses Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for regulating Madhouses.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 18th Day of April next.

Gen Frasers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant unto Major General Simon Fraser, the Lands and Estate of the late Simon Lord Lovat, upon certain Terms and Conditions.”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Boston north America port Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, in such Manner and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Third Time Tomorrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 30o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley. Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Elins. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. King.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Chandos. Ds. Sanays.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Montagu. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Camden.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buch.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Watts’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate, late of William Watts Esquire, called South Hill or Fisher’s Lodge, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same, and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Woollen Manufacture Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Embezzlements by Persons employed in the Woollen Manufactory;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching the Streets, and other Publick Passages and Places, within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell called Saint James’s, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church; and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish,” 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

St Leonard’s Shoreditch Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Workhouse, and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground, for the use of the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Keck to take the Name of Tracy.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Honourable Henrietta Charlotte Keck Spinster, and her Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Tracy, pursuant to the Will of Robert Tracy Esquire, deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

Farrell against Crosbieet Ux. Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Fleming attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Charles Farrell, Doctor in Physick, is Appellant, and Edward Crosbie Esquire, and Frances his Wife, are Respondents:”

He was called in; and delivered the fame 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.

Halford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Halford, and County of Warwick

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, and other publick Passages and Places within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell called Saint James’s, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church; and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gen. Frasei’a Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to grant unto Major General Simon Fraser, the Lands and Estate of the late Simón Lord Lovat, upon certain Terms and Conditions.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Glasgow, &C. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the fame relate to the Road leading from the said City of Glasgow through Cowcaddens, to that Part of the Water of Kelvine, called The Milnford of Garscube.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Abergavenny.
D. Beaufort. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cadogan.
D. Montagu. L. Bp. Chichester. L. King.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Godolphin.
L. Bp Lincoln. L. Montfort.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Bruce.
E. Stamford. L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chester. L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster. L. Lyttleton.
E. Rochford. L. Wycombe.
E. Abercorn. L. Scarsdale.
E. Loudoun. L. Boston.
E. March. L. Pelham.
E. Marchmont. L. Camden.
E. Stair. L. Sundridge.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Ayr Bank Company, redeeming Annuities of, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron, and Company.”

After some Time the House was resumed

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals, made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron, and Company

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 the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Boston, North America, Port Bill.

The Order of. the Day being read for the Third reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, in such Manner and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or (hipping of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The Earl of Stair presented to the House a Petition of William Bollan Esquire, Agent for the Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

The fame was read by the Clerk as follows:

Bollan Agent of the Massachusetts, Petition against it.

To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled.

“The Petition of William Bollan Esquire, Agent for the Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay,

“Most humbly sheweth,

“That the “Bill for the immediate Removal of the Officers concerned in the Collection and Management of His Majesty’s Duties of Customs, from the Town of Boston in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America; and to discontinue the landing, discharging, lading, and shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the said Town of Boston, or within the Harbour thereof,” at present depending under Consideration of this Right Honourable House, contains various Provisions proposed to be enacted, inconsistent with the antient and just Rights, lawful Possessions, usual Comforts of Life, and common facial Benefits, with other important Interests of the Petitioner’s Constituents, long held in amicable Conjunction with other Inhabitants of Boston and the Province, and the other Colonies, and the most desirable Connection with innumerable Persons employed in Manufactures, Trade, and Navigation, in Great Britain, whereby they have been well maintained and prospered; and moreover, with the general Circulation of American Commerce, from which so great Benefits are daily received by this Kingdom various Ways.

“That the Merchants of Boston were not Partakers of the Offence committed in the late Destruction of the Tea there, nor of any other Act of Violence; nevertheless, if the present Bill be enacted, they will become the chief Sufferers, together with numerous British Merchants and Manufacturers.

Wherefore your Lordships Petitioner humbly prays that he may be heard before this Right Honourable House, in order to prevent there Provisions from palling to be enacted.

“W. Bollan.”

Which done,

The said Mr. Bollan was called in, and heard at the Bar against the said Bill.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Nemine Dissentient.

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 the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Wilsford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Wilsford, otherwise Willesford, in the County of Lincoln;” was committed: “I 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Robertson's Against Wallon:

A Petition of Robert Robertson and Son, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House to which Stephen’s Watson is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, to be within their Lordships Standing Order, presented their Appeal from a Judgement of the Court of Session, given in the present Session; but having since taken the Opinion of Counsel here,” they humbly pray their Lordships, that they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal.”

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

And being with drawn:

Appeal with drawn with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Costs to the Respondent.

Wilsford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Wilsford, otherwise Willesford, in the County of Lincoln

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 the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Committee to consider of Disturbances in Massachusetts Bay.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Day, be appointed a Committee to enquire into the several Proceedings in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in Opposition to the Sovereignty of His Majesty in His Parliament of Great Britain over that Province; and also what has passed in this House relative thereto from the 1st of January 1764.

Ordered, That the several Papers laid before this House relating to Disturbances in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, be referred to the said Committee; and the said Committee is hereby empowered to fend for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 31o Martii 1774.

Rex.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Ancaster. Maonus Camerarius. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Botyon.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley Ward.

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 to discontinue, in such Manner and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America.”

“2. An Act for making perpetual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

“3. An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four,” together with those named in Two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax,”

“4, 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 seventy-four.”

“5. An Act for the Relief of Prisoners charged with Felony, or other Crimes, who shall be acquitted or discharged by Proclamation, respecting the Payment of Fees to Gaolers, and giving a Recompence for such Fees out of the County Rates.”

“6. An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Mosl Noble Charles Duke of Queer’s berry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron, and Company.”

“7. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant unto Major General Simon Fraser the Lands and Estate of the late Simon Lord Lovat, upon certain Terms and Conditions.

“8 An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which regulates the Width of the Wheels, and the Length of Carriages liable to be weighed; and for indemnifying Persons who have offended against the said Clause.”

“9. An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Aft, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge),” so far as the fame relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Sixth District, in the said Act described.”

“10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Manchester to the Town of Rochdale, and from a Place called The White Smithy, in the Township of Crumpsal, to the Town of Bury, and from a Place called Besses of the Barn to Ratcliffe Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for empowering the Trustees under the said Act to repair a Lane called Sheepfoot Lane, in the said County.”

“11. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshalls Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere, and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altnncham, in the County Palatine of Chester;” and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill a fore said, to Penny’s Lane, near Northwich, in the said County of Chester.”

“12. An Act for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth, and Twenty-second Years of King Charles the Second, and of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty, “for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens, in the County of Lincoln

“13. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads near the Towns of Hockerton, Kirklington, Southwell, Normanton, and Winkbourne, in the County of Nottingham.”

“14. An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, and other Publick Passages and Places, within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell, called Saint James’s, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church; and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“15. An Act to enable Trustees, with the Consent of the Persons claiming under the Will of Mary Pryce Spinster, deceased, to cut down and fell the Timber upon the Settled Estates of the said Mary Pryce, in the County of Merioneth; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the uses of the said Will 5 and for other Purposes.”

“16. An Act for vesting certain Estates in the County of Devon, late of Thomas Benson Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Exchequer, in Payment of certain Legacies affecting the fame Estates.”

“17. An Act for vesting the Estate, late of William Watts Esquire, called South Hill or Fisher’s Lodge, in the County of Berks, in Trustees to fell the same, and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will.”

“18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half-Year Lands, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Lammas Meadows, Commons, Commonable Lands, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Tottington, in the County of Norfolk.”

“19. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Crofts, Brecks, and other Half-Year Closes, in the Parishes of Beetley, Great Bittering, and Gressenhall, in the County of, Norfolk, within the Liberty of Sheepwalk, called Beetley Sheepwalk; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands within the said Parish of Beetley.”

“20. An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer to enclose the several Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Dunton, in the County of Bucks ; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Dunton aforesaid, in the said John Earl Spencer; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish in lieu thereof.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, Failure, and all other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor of Ratcliffe upon Wreak, in the County of Leicester

“22. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, called Cropredy Field and Act Mead, within the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford

“23. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks

“24. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Wastes, and Commonable Places, of Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, in the Parish of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester

“25. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Oswaldtwistle, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Ann’s, otherwise Sutton Bonnington, commonly called Saint Ann’s End, in the County of Nottingham.”

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Pieces and Parcels of Land, called Bishop’s Itchington Heath, Christmas Hill, Palmer’s Furze, The Olt, and Commonable Places, within the Parish oí; Bishop’s Itchington, in the County of Warwick.”

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Walle Grounds, within the Parish of West Keal, in the County of Lincoln.”

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Pasture or Waste Ground, called Cottmore, and such Part of the Common Pasture or Waste Ground, called Radley, as lies within the Districts of Southwell and Westhorp’e, in the Parish of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham.”

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick.”

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Newthorpe Great Common and Begerley Common, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham.”

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Staverton, in the County of Northampton

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Halford, and County of Warwick.”

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Willsford, otherwise Willesford, in the County of Lincoln

“35. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Heatley with Arrabella Dawon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“36. An Act to enable Thomas Asshcton Esquire, and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased,”

“37. An Act to enable the Honourable Henrietta Charlotte Keck Spinster, and her Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Tracy, pursuant to the Will of Robert Tracy Esquire, deceased.”

“38. An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Joachim Haeseler and John Erich.”

“39. An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, 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.

Flyn against Kilkenny and Coyne.

The Answer of Matthew Kilkenny and Barnaby Coyne to the Appeal of George Flyn, was this Day brought in.

Woollen Manufactory Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Embezzlements by Persons employed in the Woollen Manufactory.”

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 the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Sutherland against Counters of Sutherland et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Sutherland of Farquhar Esquire, complaining of Six Interlocutors of the Lord Auchinleck, First Ordinary in Scotland, of the nth of February and 9th of March 1764, the 25th of January. 9th and 23d of February, and 8th of March 1765; also of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Kennet, Ordinary there, of the 30th of June, and 15th and 29th of July 1772; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 19th of December and 6th of March 1773; also of Seven other Interlocutors of the said Lord Kennet Ordinary, Two of the nth of March, Two of the 19th of June, One of the 20th of July, and Two of the 4th of August 1773; and of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 16th of February 1774; of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 14th of January 1774, sequestring the Wadset Lands; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 16th of February 1774, adhering thereto; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 18th of February and 11th of March 1774; and praying; “That the same may be reversed, Varied, or altered, so far as they concern the Petitioner; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Elizabeth Countess of Sutherland, and her Tutors and Guardians, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Elizabeth Countess of Sutherland, and her Tutors and Guardians, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 28th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents for the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Manson to enter into Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Manson Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Sutherland Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Manson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Clvdge Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: for explaining and amending an Act, made 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 ;” and Part of another Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, “for explaining and amending the said Act; and for repairing, widening, and enlarging, the old Bridge across the River of Clyde, from the City of Glasgow to the Village of Gorbells;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wheat meal, &c. Exportation of, to Hudson’s Bar, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Wheat-meal or Flour, Oats, Oatmeal, Grotts, Barley, Pease, Beans, Malt, and Biscuit, to Hudson’s Bay, in North Amemenea, for the Benefit of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and their Servants residing there;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Workhouse, and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground, for the Use of the said Parish.”

Upton Snodsbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Upton Snodsbury, in the County of Worcester.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Paget.
D. Ancaster. L. Cathcart.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cadogan.
L. Edgecumbe.
Ld. Northampton. L. Salisbury. L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Lyttelton.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Boston.
E. Poulet. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sundridge.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. hitch, & Cov.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum quartum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Aurorsæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 In the other Entries this Name is Garbett.