House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1774, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1774, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 151-178. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113661 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 2o Maii 1774.
Sir Rod Mackenzie et al. against Ross et al. D. Gordon et al against Ross et al. Jones et Ux. against Morgen et al. et e con.: Judges Opinions & delivered: Judgement. L. Chedworth’s Estate Bill. Sterne’s Bill. Baker’s Bill. Titcombe Enclosure Bill. Warmington Enclosure Bill. East India Company’s Tea. Bill. Macclesfield Grammer school Bill. Bainton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, &c. Road Bill: Knaresborough Forest Bill: Tetney Enclosure and Drainage Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Foleshill Enclosure Bill. Wroot Enclosure Bill. D Gordon et al. and Sir Roderick Mackenzie et al against Ross et al. Petition for a Bye Day. Message from H. C. to return Dean of Canterbury’s Bill. Mason’s composition Debt to the Crown, Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Parrell against Crosbie, Petition for a Bye Day. Milton, &c. Enclosure Bill. Hedon Heven Navigation Bill. Ellington Enclosure Bill. Quebec, Government of Bill Message from H. C to return Foster’s Bill. Garton Enclosure Bill. Holderness Drainage Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 3o Maii 1774.
D. Roxburgh et al. against E. Home et al to be heard with Lillie et al. Appeal. Address for Copies of Instructions to American Governors, relating to Grants of Lands there. East India Company’s Tea Bill. Massachusetts Bay, better regulating the Government of, Bill. Hereford Paving, &c. Bill. Garton Enclosure Bill. Manson’s composition Debt to the Crown, Bill. Wroot Enclosure Bill. Foleshill Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Hedon Haven Navigation Bill. Macclesfield Grammer School Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Holderness Drainage Bill. Warming Enclosure Bill. Wilson’s Bill. Wecting Enclosure Bill. Barton, Enclosure Bill; the king’s consent signified to it. Barbor. Leave for a Bill Bill read. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 4o Maii 1774.
L. Milton against Edgworth Judgement. King’s Answer to Address reported. Wilson’s Bill: Message to H.C. with it; Barton Enclosure Bill; East India Company’s Tea Bill; Weeting Enclosure Bill: Hereford paving, &c. Bill; Warmington Enclosure Bill Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Plymouth Douk, Sale of Lands, &c. at, Bill. Messages from H C. to return the Bill for Medows’s to take the Name of Theobald; and Crezé’s Bill; and Burnand’s Nat Bill; and Hoffham’s and Hane’s Nat. Bill. Defford Enclosure &c. Bill. Holderness Drinage Bill. Bainton Enclosure Bill. Titcombe Enclosure Bill. Newcastle upon Tyne Vicarage Bill. Palmes’s Bills. Sir John St. Aubyn’s Estate Bill Hedon Heven Navigation Bill. Insurance on Lives, Bill. Quebec Bill. Macclesfield Free Grammar School. Barbor’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 5o Maii 1774.
Popham fort Leave to exhibit a petition for a Divorce Bill. Leave given. Bill read. Bills passed by commission. Causes put off. Ellington Enclosure Bill. Garton Enclosure Bill. St. Giles in the Fields and St. George Bloomsbury Poor Bill. Palmes’s Bill: Sir John St. Aubyn’s Estate Bill: Newcastle upon Tyne Vicarage Bill: Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Defford Enclosure, &c. Bill. Madhouses Bill. Stoke Hammond Enclosure Bill. Colebrooke et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Plymouth Dock, Sale of Lands. &c. at, Bill. Titcombe Enclosure Bill: Hedon Haven Navigation Bill: Bainton Enclosure, &c. Bill: Holderness Drainage Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Bewdley, &c. Roads Bill: Adjourn. Die Veneris, 6o Maii 1774.
Carre against Cairnes et. al.: Interloctutors affirmed, with Costs. Hall and Woodhouse, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Potton Enclosure Bill. St. Saviour’s Southwark Workhouse, &c Bill. Smyth’s Bill. Defford Enclosure, &c. Bill. Macclesfield Grammar School Bill. Turnpike Roads Act, to amend, Bill. Indemnity Bill. Hats, &c Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, &c. in, Bill. Tewkesbury, &c. Road Bill. St. Neots Enclosure, &c. Bill. Harringworth Enclosure Bill. Quebec, Government of, Bill. Papers relating to Quebec delivered. Massachusetts Bay, Government of, Bill. Madhouses, regulating of, Bill: Message to H. C. Amendments to it Papers relating to Free Ports in Jamaica delivered. Defford Enclosure, &c. Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Bewdley, &c. Roads Bill: Witnesses to attend on Popham’s Divorce Bill. Colebrooke’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 9o Maii 1774.
Leslie against Leslie and Pepys. Massachusetts Bay, Administration of Justice in, Bill. North America, Quartering Troops in, Bill. Ayr Roads Bill. Kingston upon Hull Quays, &c. Bill. Massachusetts Bay Administration of Justice in, Bill. Hats; &c. Manufacture’s, to prevent Frauds &c. in, Bill. Balmbrough; &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands in, &c. Bill. Fihninglcy Enclose Bill. Potton Enclosure Bill. Quebec Papers delivered. Massachusetts Bay, Government of, Bill. Roebuck and Garbett against Stirlings. D. Roxburgh et. al. against et el. Home et al. E. Home et al. against Lilly et al. Baliol College Bill. Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Insurances on Lives, regulating of, Bill. Hinckley to Woeful Bridge, &c. Road Bill. St Neots Enclosure, &c Bill. Turnpike Roads Act, to amend, Bill. Indemnity Bill. Harringworth Enclosure Bill. Macclesfield Grammar School Bill: Message to H C. with Amendments to it. Smyth’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Garton Enclosure Bill: St. Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury Poor, &c. Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Reilly against Windis. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Martis, 10o Maii 1774.
Lessie against Lessie and Pepys. Interlocutor affirmed. Balmbrough, &c Division and Exchanges of Lands in, &c. Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Finningley Enclosure Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Kingston upon Hull Quays, &c Bill. Ayr Roads Bill. St. Saviour’s Southwork Workhouse, &c Bill. Baliol College, Master and Fellows of, to convey Lands, Standing Order dispensed with. Colebrooke’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Cathcart, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Battersea Church, to rebuild, Bill. Bude Canal Bill. Carlton Bridge Bill. Acomb and Holdgate Enclosure Bill. Bricklehampton Enclosure Bill. Oxenton Enclosure Bill Rudston Enclosure Bill. North Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne Road Bill. Carstairs, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Jamaica Free Ports Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. L. Coleraine’s Estate Bill. Ellington Enclosure Bill. Hats, &c. Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, &c. in, Bill. Insurances on Lives, regulating, Bill. Indemnity Bill. Turnpike Roads Act, to amend, Bill. Milton Lilburne &c. Enclosure Bill. Massachuset’s Bay Administration of Justice in, Bill. Massachusetts Bay, Government of, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for regulating Madhouses. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 2o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. he Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. King.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Digby.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Sir Rod Mackenzie et al. against Ross et al.

The Answer of George Ross and others to the Appeal of Sir Roderick Mackenzie and others, was this Day brought in:

D. Gordon et al against Ross et al.

As was also, the Answer of George Ross and others to the Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon and others.

Jones et Ux. against Morgen et al. et e con.:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause wherein William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents et e contra; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon a Question of Law proposed to them, on Thursday Last:

Judges Opinions & delivered:

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas delivered they unanimous Opinion of the Judges present upon the said Question, with their Reasons, as follows; (videlicet),

“That Thomas Morgan, the Brother, took an Estate for Life in the Estates in Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire, with a Remainder to Trustees to preserve contingent Remainders, with a Remainder to Thomas Morgan the Younger for his Life, with Remainder to Trustees to preserve contingent Remainders, with Remainder to his First and every other Son in Tail Male, with a Remainder to Charles Morgan, as being the Second Son of Thomas Morgan the Brother, in Tail Male.”

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday the 22d, Monday the 25th, Tuesday the 26th, Wednesday the 27th, as Thursday the 28th Days of April last, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, (late Elizabeth Morgan), complaining of Part of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 23d of July 1773; and praying “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants 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 Charles Morgan Esquire and John Morgan Esquire, complaining of Part of an Order of the court of Chancery of the 23d of July 1773; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, Should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Charles Morgan Esquire, John Morgan Esquire, the most noble John Duke of Rutland, the Right Honourable George Cavendish, commonly called Lord Frederick Cavendish, and the Right Honourable John Cavendish, commonly called Lord John Cavendish, put in to the said original Appeal, and the joint and several Answer of William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and after hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present this Day upon a Question of Law put to them, and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

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

L. Chedworth’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Messuage and Lands, called East Leach Grove, (Part of the Settled Estate of the Right Honourable Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth, in the County of Gloucester), in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. Portland. L. Cathcart.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. London. L. Romney.
L. Bp. Ely. L. King.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Godolphin.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Chester. L. Bruce.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Litch, & Cov. L. Ravensworth.
E. Stamford. L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich. L. Mansfield.
E. Rochford. L. Lyttelton.
E. Poulet. L. Boston.
E. Abercorn. L. Camden.
E. Stair. L. Digby.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bucks.
E. IIchester.
E. Northington.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday, the 17th Day of this instant May, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sterne’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Powers of Sale, and Revocation of Uses, contained in the Marriage Articles and Settlement of Richard Sterne Esquire and Mary his Wife, of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, therein comprised.”

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.

Baker’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering Trustees to accept, grant, and make Building and other Leases, Contracts and Agreements, of certain Messuages, Lands, and Premises, late of William Baker Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of his Son Peter William Baker, an Infant; and also during such Minority, to receive the Rents and Profits thereof, and all other his Personal Estate, and the Interest, Dividends, and Proceed thereof, and apply the same as in the Act mentioned; and for other Purposes.”

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.

Titcombe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Down Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Titcombe, otherwise Tidcombe, in the County of Wilts.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and co adjourn as they please.

Warmington Enclosure Bill.

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

East India Company’s Tea. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting further Time to the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies, to expose to Sale the Singlo and Bohea Teas remaining in their Warehouses unfold, on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation of such Teas.”

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.

Macclesfield Grammer school Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges; and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of the said School.”

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was read a Second Time accordingly.

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, the 17th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bainton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Bainton, in the East Riding of the County df York; and for making a Compensation in Lieu of the Tithes of all the said Township, and of the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Bainton aforesaid.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five, of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and ‘to adjourn as they please.

Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Terms 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 Roads from the City of Glasgow, to Yocker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbells to The Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Knaresborough Forest Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tetney Enclosure and Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Totney, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish.”

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. Cuddm and Mr. Montagu:

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

Foleshill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry,” 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.”

Wroot Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wroot, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

D Gordon et al. and Sir Roderick Mackenzie et al against Ross et al. Petition for a Bye Day.

A Petition of Alexander Duke of Gordon and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross and others are Respondents; and also a Petition of Sir Roderick Mackenzie and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross and others are Respondents, were presented and read; setting forth, “That these Causes respect the Enrolment of certain Freeholders in the County of Inverness; that in similar Cases, where the Qualifications of Freeholders have been contested before their Lordships, they have always been in use to give them more than ordinary Dispatch; and the Petitioners hope that in the present Case they will be deemed worthy of the same Indulgence;” and therefore praying,“Their Lordships will be pleased to order the above Causes to be heard on such early Day as to their Lordships may be convenient.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Causes, by Counsel at the Bar,-on Tuesday, the 31st Day of this instant May.

Message from H. C. to return Dean of Canterbury’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Mason’s composition Debt to the Crown, 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 to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain “Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased,: in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop; and upon Payment of such Composition, to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom,” was pleased to consent “(as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased, in the Countries of Montgomery and Salop; and upon Payment of such Composition, to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom.”

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.”

Parrell against Crosbie, Petition for a Bye Day.

A Petition of Edward Crosbie, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Charles Farrell is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Appellant has got Possession of the greatest Part of the Title Deeds relating to the Estates in Question, which were decreed to be delivered up to the Petitioner; but the Appellant, with a View of depriving the Petitioner of such Deeds, and avoiding the Payment of his Costs, and otherwise distressing him, is disposing of his Effects in Ireland, and preparing to go and reside in France, or elsewhere beyond the Seas; and, in order to gain Time for fo doing, has brought the present Appeal, which, upon the Application of the Petitioner, now stands for hearing at their Lordships Bar: That in case the same mail not happen to come on in its ordinary Course during the present Session, the Appellant will derive all the Advantages against the Petitioner which he ever hoped for from such Appeal; and therefore praying, “Their Lordships will be pleased to order that this Cause may be set down to be heard on the First vacant Bye Day after those already appointed.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday, the 2d Day of June next.

Milton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common Downs, in the Tithings of Milton Lilburne, Milton Abbotts, and Milton Havering, in the Parish of Milton, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hedon Heven Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for recovering, improving, and maintaining the Navigation of the Haven of Hedon, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ellington Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Barré and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Ellington, in the County of Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Quebec, Government of Bill

The Earl of Dartmouth presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Foster and Levina Davey Foster his Wise, in Holdingham and New Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, in the said William Foster, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said William Foster, in Alderchurch, otherwise Algarkirke, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Garton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, there open un-enclosed Fields and enclosing, the open un-enclosed Fields and Parcels of Land, within the Manor and parish of Garton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to the which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Holderness Drainage Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving the Low Grounds and Carrs within the Parishes, Townships, and Places, of Winestead, Pattrington, South Frodingham, Hollym, Rimswell, Owthorne otherwise Seathorne, Withernsea, England Hill, and Walker Fields, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 15o Maii 1795.

Hitherto examined by us. The Interlineations in Page 444, Line 23; in Page 460, Line 16; and in Page 634, Line 8, appearing.

Leeds.

John Bangor.

Walsingham.

Die Martis, 3o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Cicestrien. March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Wycombe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Doncaster. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Camden.
Comes Stair.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hillsborough.

PRAYERS.

D. Roxburgh et al. against E. Home et al to be heard with Lillie et al. Appeal.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein his Grace John Duke of Roxburgh and others are Appellants, and Alexander Earl of Home and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till Tuesday next; and that the Cause wherein Alexander Earl of Home and others are Appellants, and Thomas Lillie and others are Respondents, be set down to be heard together with the said Cause.

Address for Copies of Instructions to American Governors, relating to Grants of Lands there.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, “That He will be graciously. pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House Copies of such Paris of the Instructions given by His Majesty to the Governors in the Royal Governments in America, relative to the taking up of Lands by Settlers, and the granting of Lands therein, particularly in the Colony of Quebec.”

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

East India Company’s Tea Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting further Time to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, to expose to Sale the Singlo and Bohea Teas remaining in their Ware-houses unsold, on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation of such Teas.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Massachusetts Bay, better regulating the Government of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the Government of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England;” 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 Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Hereford Paving, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets and Lanes in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof, by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City; and for the better Application of Charity Money for setting the poor People of the said City to work; and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City,” was commuted: “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.”

Garton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open un-enclosed Fields and Parcels of Land, within the Manor and Parish of Garton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

D. Northumberland. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. London. L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Ely. L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Lyttelton.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Wycombe.
E. Coventry. L. Bp. Chester. L. Grosvenor.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Scarsdale.
E. Loudoun. L. Boston.
E. Stair. L. Camden.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bucks.
E. Hillsborough.

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.

Manson’s composition Debt to the Crown, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop; and upon Payment of such Composition, to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wroot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wroot, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foleshill Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry.”

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Montagu:

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

Hedon Haven Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for recovering, improving, and maintaining, the Navigation of the Haven of Hedon, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Macclesfield Grammer School Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be fo far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges; and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of die said School,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed:”

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

Holderness Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving the Low Grounds and Cairs, within the Parishes, Townships, and Places, of Winesteady Pattrington, Scuth Trodingham, Hollym, Rimswell, Owthorne otherwise Seathorne, Withernsea, England Hill, and Walker Fields, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Warming 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, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Warmington, 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.”

Wilson’s Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Ficehold and Copyhold Estates, late of John Wilson Esquire, deceased, situate in the County of Surry; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale for the Benefit of John Wilson, an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wecting Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Walpole made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Brecks, Heaths, Warrens, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Weering, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Barton, Enclosure Bill; the king’s consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Barton, otherwise Barton Bendish or Eastmore, in the County of Norfolk,” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Barton, otherwise Barton Bendish or Eastmore, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Barbor. Leave for a Bill

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold Estates, late of Robert Barbor Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money, to be applied, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Legacies, and Charges, charged upon and affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 4o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Clifton.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rosebery. Ds. Milton.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Camden.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

L. Milton against Edgworth

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland of the 13th 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:”

Counsel were accordingly called in to be heard; and Counsel only appearing for the Appellant, (none appearing for the Respondents), they were heard to state and argue the Case on Behalf of the Appellant; and having prayed a Reversal of the Order complained of, the said Order was read:

And then the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And due Consideration being had of what was offered:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Order complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further ordered, That the Issue before directed to be tried, be tried by a Jury of the County of Tipperary, at the next Assizes to be held at Clonmell, in and for the said County of Tipperary.

King’s Answer to Address reported.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Wilson’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of John Wilson Esquire, deceased, situate in the County of Surrey, and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale for the Benefit of John Wilson, an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law.”

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. Cuddon and Mr. Montagu:

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

Barton Enclosure Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Barton, otherwise Barton, Bendish, or Eastmore, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East India Company’s Tea Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting further Time to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, to expose to Sale the Singlo and Bohea Teas remaining in their Warehouses unfold on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation of such Teas.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Weeting Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Brecks, Heaths, Warrens, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Weeting, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hereford paving, &c. Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleaning, and lighting, the Streets and. Lanes in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof, by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City, and for the better Application of Charity Money for setting the Poor People of the said City to work, and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Warmington Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Warmington, 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 the former Messengers:

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

Plymouth Douk, Sale of Lands, &c. at, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Persons, during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, to renew and grant Leases of Lands, and to sell other Lands, all at Plymouth Dock in the County of Devon, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H C. to return the Bill for Medows’s to take the Name of Theobald;

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

To return 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Crezé’s Bill;

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

To return 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Burnand’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 Paul Burnand;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the sam, without any Amendment.

and Hoffham’s and Hane’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 Luder Hoffham and Nicholas Hane;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Defford Enclosure &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, and Common Meadows, within the Hamlet or Chapelry of Defford, in the County of Worcester; and for draining and levelling, and also for regulating the Stocking with Cattle, a certain Common called Defford Common;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Holderness Drinage Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving the Low Grounds and Caris within the Parishes, Townships, and Places of Winestead, Pattrington, South Frodingham, Hollym, Rimswell, Owthorne otherwise Seathorne, Withernsea, England Hill, and Walker Fields, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their 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.”

Bainton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Bainton, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for making a Compensation in lieu of the Tithes of all the said Township, and of the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Batnton aforesaid,” was committed.

Titcombe 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, Commonable Down Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Tilcombe, otherwise Tidcombe, in the County of Wilts” was committed.

Newcastle upon Tyne Vicarage Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish Church of Saint Nicholas, in the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to demise or lease Part of the Land belonging to the said Vicarage to William Lowes Esquire, for the Purposes, and upon the Conditions, in such Lease to be mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Palmes’s Bills.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, late of George Palmes Esquire, deceased, in the Lordship or Township of Nabourn, otherwise Naburn, in the East Riding of the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold, and to apply the Monies thereby arising in Payment of the Debts of the said George Palmes, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed:

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir John St. Aubyn’s Estate Bill

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled,“An Act for vesting One Moiety of the Bridge built cross Stonehouse Creek, near Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, in Trust to raise a Moiety of the Expences of building the same; and also for enabling certain Persons to grant Building and other Leases during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, of the Estate of which he is Tenant in Tail, under the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased; and likewise for vesting certain Houses in Middlesex and London, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same,” 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 ingrossed.

Hedon Heven Navigation Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for recovering, improving, and maintaining, the Navigation of the Haven of Hedon, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through “the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the “House, without any Amendment.”

Insurance on Lives, Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for regulating Insurances upon Lives, and for prohibiting all such “Insurances except in Cases where the Persons insuring shall have an Interest in the Life or Death of the Persons insured;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Quebec Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America” be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Macclesfield Free Grammar School.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, fo far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges, and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of the said School,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Barbor’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold Estates, late of Robert Barbor Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Legacies, and Charges, charged upon and affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

M. Rockingham. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
E. Coventry. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Abercorn. L. Bruce.
E. Rosebery. L. Lyttelton.
E. Dartmouth. L. Scarsdale.
E. Aylesford. L. Milton.
E. Bucks. L. Camden.
V. say & Sele.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 19th Day of this instant May, 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 praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 5o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Craven.
Dux Grafton, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Gordon. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Portland. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Boston.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Milton.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmere.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Leinster.

PRAYERS.

Popham fort Leave to exhibit a petition for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Popham; setting forth, “That the Petitioner on the First Day of March, on his Petition, obtained their Lordships “Order for Leave to present a Bill “to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Yate Whiteside his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:” That the Petitioner being advised, that, as he had obtained a Verdict and Judgement in the Court of King’s Bench against Richard Hansard, for criminal Conversation with the said Ann Yate his now Wife, and had also exhibited his Libel in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, against the said Ann Yate for Adultery, and was proceeding therein, he might present his said Bill to their Lordships before Sentence obtained in the said Court, did, on the 19th Day of April last, present the same: That the Petitioner having since been well informed that the said Bill ought not to have been presented till after a Sentence of Divorce had been obtained in the said Consistory Court, did, on the 29th Day of April, on his Petition, obtain their Lordships Order of Leave to withdraw his said Bill: That the Petitioner not being able to obtain a definitive Sentence of Divorce before the 4th Day of May instant, is deprived of the Benefit of presenting his Petition for Leave to bring in another Bill for the Purposes aforesaid, the Time, by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions, having expired: That the Petitioner by reason thereof is liable to lose the Benefit of this Session of Parliament, stands deprived of the Comforts of Matrimony, and liable to have a spurious Issue imposed upon him; and in case of the Petitioner’s Death before the Meeting of Parliament again, the Petitioner’s Children (having now Three living by the said Ann Yate Whiteside) may be led into vexatious Suits and Troubles, without their Lordships taking into their Consideration his hard Case, and giving him Liberty to exhibit his Petition for Leave to bring in another Bill for the Purposes aforesaid;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to present his said Petition for Leave to bring in another Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Yate Whiteside, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Petitions is expired:”

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

Leave given.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Popham; setting forth, “That the Petitioner intermarried with Ann Yate Whiteside Spinster, on the 5th Day of April 1768, and cohabited with her near Five Years, and has had Three Children by her: “That in the Month of December 1772, the Petitioner discovered certain Familiarities between his said Wife and Richard Hansard: That ever since the Petitioner hath lived in a State of Separation from his said Wife: That the Petitioner brought his Action against the said Richard Hansard, and obtained: a Verdict in the Court of King’s Bench, in Hilary Term 1773, and hath also obtained a Definitive: Sentence in the Ecclesiastical Court: That as the Petitioner’s said Wife hath, by her adulterous Behaviour, dissolved the Bonds of Marriage on her Part, and the Petitioner now stands deprived of the Comforts of Matrimony, and may be liable to have a spurious Issue imposed upon him, unless the said Marriage be annulled and declared void by the Authority of Parliament;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “To give Leave that a Bill maybe brought in for dissolving his said Marriage, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned:”

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Duke of Richmond presented to the Jouse a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Stephen Popham Gentleman, with Ann Yate Whiteside his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Which done, The Agent for Mrs. Ann Tate Whiteside was called in, and heard at the Bar; and acquainted he House, “That he would be ready to appear for her in Eight Days.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That under the particular Circumstances of this Case the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the 12th Day of this instant May; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Stephen Popham may be heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Ann Yate Whiteside may have a Copy of the Bill; and that Notice be given ler of the said Second Reading; and that she be at liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have o offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Bills passed by commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord President on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Hillsborough on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
“His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read.”

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

“George R.
“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses. and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts here After do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.” “An Act for granting further Time to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, to expose to. Sale the Singlo and Bohea Teas remaining in their Ware Houses unfold on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for allowing the Drawbacks oft the Exportation of such Teas.” “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 America, for the Benefit of the Hudfon’s Bay Company, and their Servants residing there.” “An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Embezzlements by Persons employed in the Woollen Manufactory.” “An Act for allowing further Time for Enrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers.” “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kinghorn, and Liberties thereof.” “An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Plantation and Estate of Ulysses Fitzmaurice Esquire, deceased, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Mason Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop; and upon Payment of such Composition to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom.” “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.” “An Act for fixing and regulating a public Market and Shambles for the Sale of Meat within the Town and Borough of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan,” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Tetney, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish.” “An Act for providing a Work House, and for better governing, regulating, and maintaining, the Poor within the Old Artillery Ground, in the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other Open Passages and Places within the same; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.” “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.” “An Act for paving repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets and Lanes in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof, by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City; and for the better Application of the Charity Money for setting the poor People of the said City to work; and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City.” “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” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Road from Basingstoke, through Wortin, Overton, Whitchurch, Husband Priors, Andover, and Middle Wallop, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, in the County of Wilts;” for including the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullens Pond, as directed by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty; and for amending the Roads from Andover, through Charlton, towards Tangley, and from Charlton to Clanfield Bottom, and from Weyhill to Sarson Street; and also the Road through the said Town of Basingstoke “An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Fife.” “An Act to continue the Terms 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 Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbells to The Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew.” “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 Chivcrel, in the County of Wilts.” “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.” “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.” “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 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.” “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in lieu thereof, to the like Uses.” “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Foster and Levina Davey Foster, his Wife, in Holdingsham and New Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, in the said William Foster, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said William Foster in Alderchurch, otherwise Algarkirke, in the said County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.” “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” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Parish of Spridlington, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields and Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Heapham, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Ludborough, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Potterhanworth, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the Manor of the Foreign of Kidderminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Common Lands, within the Hamlets of Twyford and Charndon, in the Parish of Twyford, in the County of Buckingham.” “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District, called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and, Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wroot, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Warmington, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Brecks, Heaths, Warrens, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Weeting, in the County of Norfolk.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old whole-year Lands, Common Fields, half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Barton otherwise Barton Bendish, or Eastmore, in the County of Norfolk.” “An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers.” “An Act for naturalizing John Everth.” “An Act for naturalizing Captain David Francis De Bezancenet.” “An Act for naturalizing Christian Frederick Esberger.” “And albeit, the said Acts by you our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and Assented to the said Acts; willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly in the Presence of you all Assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding, also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apsley, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Councilors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour, Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, first Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, William Earl of Dartmouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George William Earl of Bristol, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof we have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
“Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifth Day of May, in the Fourteenth Year of Our Reign.
By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
“Yorke.

Then the Lord Chancellor said.

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

“1. An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.”

“2. An Act for granting further Time to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, to expose to Sale the Singlo and Bohea Teas remaining in their Warehouses unfold on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation of such Teas.”

“3. 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 America, for the Benefit of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and their Servants residing there.”

“4. An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Embezzlements by Persons employed in the Woollen Manufactory.”

“5. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers.”

“6. An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kinghorn, and Liberties thereof.”

“7. An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Plantation and Estate of Ulysses Fitzmaurice Esquire, deceased, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be bold for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“8. An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to compound certain Debts due to His Majesty, and affecting the Estates heretofore of Charles Moson Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop, and upon Payment of such Composition to discharge and exonerate the said Estates therefrom.”

“9. 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.”

“10. An Act for fixing and regulating a Publick Market and Shambles for the Sale of Meat within the Town and Borough of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan.”

“11. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Tetney, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving Part of the said Parish.”

“12. An Act for providing a Workhouse, and for better governing, regulating, and maintaining, the Poor, within the Old Artillery Ground, in the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, and other Open Passages and Places, within the same; and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

“13. 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.”

“14. An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets and Lanes in the City of Hereford, and Suburbs thereof, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for creating a Fund towards the Expences thereof, by enclosing divers Waste Grounds within the Liberties of the said City; and for the better Application of Charity Money for setting the Poor People of the said City to work; and to enable Bodies Corporate to alienate their Houses and Lands within the said City.”

“15. 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 Kelvire called The Milnford of Garscube.”

“16. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Road from Basingstoke, through Wortin, Overton, Whitchurch, Husband Priors, Andover, and Middle Wallop, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the Parish of Winterslow, in the County of Wilts;” for including the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullens Pond, as directed by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty; and for amending the Roads from Andover, through Charlton, towards Tangley, and from Charlton to Clanfield Bottom, and from Weyhill to Sarson Street; and also the Road through the said Town, of Basingstóke.”

“17. An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Fise.”

“18. An Act to continue the Terms 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 Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yocker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbells to The Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“19. 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 Scagrave, in ‘the County of Leicester, for the Advowson of Great Chiverel, in the County of Wilts.”

“20. 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.”

“21. 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.”

“22. 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 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.”

“23. An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

“24. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Foster and Levina Davey Foster his Wife, in Holdingham and New Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, in the said William Foster, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said William Foster in Alderchurch, otherwise Algarkirke, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.”

“25. 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.”

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Parish of Spridlington, in the County of Lincoln.”

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields and Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, and Free Commons, in the Parish of Heapham, in the County of Lincoln.”

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Ludborough, in the County of Lincoln.”

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Potterhanworth, in the County of Lincoln.”

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the Manor of the Foreign of Kidderminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester.”

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Common Lands, within the Hamlets of Twyford and Charndon, in the Parish of Twyford, in the County of Buckingham.”

“32. An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wroot, in the County of Lincoln.

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry.”

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Warmington, in the County of Northampton.”

“36. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Brecks, Heaths, Warrens, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Weeting, in the County of Norfolk.”

“37. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old whole-year Lands, Common Fields, half-year Enclosures, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Barton, otherwise Barton Bendish, or Eastmore, in the county of Norfolk.”

“38. An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers.”

“39. An Act for naturalizing John Everth.”

“40. An Act for naturalizing Captain David Francis De Bezancenet.”

“41. An Act for naturalizing Christian Frederick Esberger.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Carre, of Caverse, Esquire, is Appellant; and Alison, Mary, Isabel, Elizabeth, and Esther Cairnes, and others, are Respondents; which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Ellington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Ellington, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. Norwich. L. Willoughby Br.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Bp. Chester. L. Craven.
L. Cathcart.
D. Richmond. L. Montfort.
D. Gordon. L. Sandys.
D. Portland. L. Ravensworth.
L. Hyde.
M. Rockingham. L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.
E. Exeter. L. Lyttelton.
E. Denbigh. L. Sondes.
E. Stamford. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich. L. Milton.
E. Carlisle. L. Camden.
E. Doncaster.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Weymouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Leinster.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Weymouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Leinster.

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

Garton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open un-enclosed Fields and Parcels of Land, within the Manor and Parish of Garton, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their 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.”

St. Giles in the Fields and St. George Bloomsbury Poor Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Ad for better governing and employing the Poor, and making and collecting the Poor’s Rates, within the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex,” 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.”

Palmes’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, late of George Palmes Esquire, deceased, in the Lordship or Township of Nabourn, otherwise Naburn, in the East Riding of the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and to apply the Monies thereby arising in Payment of the Debts of the said George Palmes, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir John St. Aubyn’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting One Moiety of the Bridge built cross Stonehouse Creek, near Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, in Trust, to raise a Moiety of the Expences of building the same; and also for enabling certain Persons to grant Building and other Leases during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, of the respective Estates devised to him by the Wills of his Father and Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased; and likewise for vesting certain Houses in Middlesex and London, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle upon Tyne Vicarage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish Church of Saint Nicholas, in the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to demise or lease Part of the Land belonging to the said Vicarage to William Lowes Esquire, for the Purposes and upon the Conditions in such Lease to be mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Defford Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, and Common Meadows, within the Hamlet or Chapelry of Defford, in the County of Worcester; and for draining and levelling, and also for regulating the Stocking with Cattle, a certain Common called Defford Common.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Madhouses Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Madhouses;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The House was accordingly 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 same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Third Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Stoke Hammond Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, and also a Stinted or Common Pasture called The Cow Common, within the Manor and Parish of Stoke Hammond, in the County of Bucks.”

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.

Colebrooke et al. Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates, late of James Colebrooke Esquire, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Plymouth Dock, Sale of Lands. &c. at, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Persons, during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, to renew and grant Leases of Lands, and to sell other Lands, all at Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors.”

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.

Titcombe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Down Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Titcombe, otherwise Tidcombe, in the County of Wilts.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hedon Haven Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for recovering, improving, and maintaining, the Navigation of the Haven of Hedon, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bainton Enclosure, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Bainton, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for making a Compensation in lieu of the Tithes of all the said Township, and of the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Bainton aforesaid.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holderness Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving the Low Grounds and Carrs, within the Parishes, Townships, and Places, of Winestead, Pattrington, South Frodingham, Hollym, Rimswell, Owthorne otherwise Seatborne, Withernsea, England Hill, and Walker Fields, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bewdley, &c. Roads Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing, altering, and amending, an Act, made and passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, to the several Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester and Salop respectively;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 6o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux St. Albans. Ds. King.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Dux Portland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldergrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Leinster.

PRAYERS.

Carre against Cairnes et. al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of John Carre, of Caverse, Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of January and 22d of February 1774; 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 Alison, Mary, Isabel, Elizabeth, and Esther Cairnes, and others, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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

Hall and Woodhouse, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Pearce Hall Esquire, and John Woodhouse Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Master and Scholars of Baliol College, in the University of Oxford, in their Collegiate Capacity, to convey certain Lands and Possessions belonging to the said College, in the Counties of Salop and Radnor, to William Pearce Hall and John Woodhouse Esquires, in Exchange for other Lands in the County of Radnor, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively, to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

Potton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Potton, in the County of Bedford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Saviour’s Southwark Workhouse, &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the present or providing a new Workhouse for the Use of the Parish of Saint Saviour, Southwark, and for regulating the Poor in such Workhouse; for widening King Street, at the Entrance into the High Street, Southwark; for making a Carriage Way from the said High Street, through the Greyhound Inn, into Queen street, and for improving the Passage from thence into Gravel Lane, leading towards the Black Friars Bridge Road, in the Parish of Christ Church;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Smyth’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Walter Smyth Esquire to make and establish an Exchange of the Manor of Binderton, and certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Binderton, in the County of Sussex, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, belonging to Sir James Peachy Baronet,” 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.”

Defford Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, and Common Meadows, within the Hamlet or Chapelry of Defford, in the County of Worcester; and for draining and levelling, and also for regulating the Stocking with Cattle, a certain Common called Defford Common,” was committed.

Macclesfield Grammar School Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges, and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of the said School,” 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 were read by the Clerk as follow:

“Pr. 26. L. 29. After [“mentioned”] insert [“and so as no such Head Master shall be displaced, removed, or discharged without the Approbation of the Lord Bishop of Chester for the Time being, signified to the said Governors in Writing under his Hand”].

“L 39. Leave out [“Gratuity”].

“Pr. 27. L. 8. Leave out [“Gratuity”].

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Turnpike Roads Act, to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend 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;” so far as the same relates to the continuing and granting an additional Term of Five Years to Acts made for amending Turnpike Roads;” to which they desire Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hats, &c Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, &c. in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures; and for the better Payment of their Wages;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tewkesbury, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, from the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester,” as relates to the Second District of Roads therein mentioned; and to amend the Road from Elstone Church to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Gloucester, near a Place called Comb End Beeches, in the said County of Gloucester;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Neots Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon;” and for regulating the Usage and Stocking of divers Commonable Lands and Commons within the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Harringworth Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Quebec, Government of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America,” which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Papers relating to Quebec delivered.

The Earl of Dartmouth laid before the House (pursuant to an Address to His Majesty for that Purpose, of the 3d instant),

“No 1. Copy of Instructions from His Majesty to Guy Carleton Esquire, Governor of Quebec, respecting the granting of Lands in that Province, dated 12th August 1768, and the 2d of July 1771.

“No 2. Copy of His Majesty’s Instructions to the Governors of Nova Scotia, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, North Carolina South Carolina, Georgia, East Florida, and West Florida, respecting the granting of Lands in those Provinces, dated 3d February 1774.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Massachusetts Bay, Government of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

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 on Monday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Madhouses, regulating of, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Madhouses;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendments were made to the said Bill; (videlicet),

“Pr. 9. L. 29. After [“Commissioners”] insert [“And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall, apply to One of the Commissioners, in order to be informed whether any particular Person or Persons have been confined in any of the said licensed-Houses, and the said Commissioner shall think it reasonable to permit such Enquiry to be made, and shall sign an Order directed to the Secretary for that Purpose, he the said Secretary is hereby required, upon the Receipt of such Order, to make Search upon his Papers; and if it shall appear upon such Search that the Person or Persons so, enquired after have been confined in any of the said Houses, the said Secretary shall immediately acquaint the Person so applying, with the Name of the Keeper in whose House, and also the Names of those by whose Direction and Advice such Person or Persons have been so confined.”]

“Pr. 17. L. 18. After [“Kingdom”] insert [“And whereas it is not intended by this Act to give the Keepers of any House or Houses so to be licensed as aforesaid, or any other Person concerned in confining any of His Majesty’s Subjects therein, any new Justification from their being able to prove that the Persons so confined have been sent there by such Direction and Advice as are required by this Act; be it therefore declared and enacted, That in all Proceedings that shall be had under His Majesty’s Writ of Habeas Corpus, and in all Indictments, Informations, and Actions, that shall be preferred and brought against any Person or Persons for confining or ill treating any of His Majesty’s Subjects in any of the said Houses, the Parties complained of shall be obliged to justify their Proceedings according to the Course of the Common Law, in the same Manner as if this Act had not been made.”]

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. Amendments to it

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Papers relating to Free Ports in Jamaica delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Tomkyns from the Commissioners of the Customs attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Address of the 17th of March last,

“An Account of Exports from England to Jamaica, for Seven Years preceding the late War, distinguishing each Year; (viz.) from Christmas 1748 to Christmas 1755.”

Also, “An Account of Exports from England to Jamaica, for Seven Years since the Establishment of the Free Port Act; (viz.) from Christmas 1766 to Christmas 1773; (which is as far as the same can be made up), distinguishing each Year.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Defford Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, and Common Meadows, within the Hamlet or Chapelry of Defford, in the County of Worcester; and for draining and levelling, and also for regulating the Stocking with Cattle, a certain Common called Defford Common.”

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 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.

Bewdley, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, altering, and amending, an Act, made and passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, to the several Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester and Salop respectively.”

Witnesses to attend on Popham’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Reverend Thomas Fountaine Clerk, William Franks Esquire, Mary Shotton, Bridget Power, Ann Roe, Robert Singleton, Daniel Williams, and Thomas Holland, do attend this House on Thursday the 12th Day of this instant May, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Stephen Popham Gentleman with Ann Yate Whiteside his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Colebrooke’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates late of James Colebrooke Esquire, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities, and other Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Br.
D. St. Albanus. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Paget.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. King.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chester. L. Godolphin.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Montfort.
L. Edgecumbe.
M. Rockingham. L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
Ld. Steward. L. Hyde.
L. Walpole.
E. Exeter. L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh. L. Lyttelton.
E. Stamford. L. Wycombe.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Essex. L. Pelham.
E. Carlisle.
E. Plymouth.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irwin.
V. Torrington.
V. Leinster.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 23d Day of this instant May, 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 Lunæ, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 9o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Sandys.
Dux St. Albans. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Gordon. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Portland. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Scarsdale.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Leslie against Leslie and Pepys.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Leslie is Appellant, and Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie Countess of Rothes, and Lucas Pepys Esquire her Husband, are Respondents:

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

Massachusetts Bay, Administration of Justice in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the impartial Administration of Justice in the Cases of Persons questioned for any Act done by them in the Execution of the Law, or for the Suppression of Riots and Tumults in the Province of The Massachusetts Bay, in New England;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North America, Quartering Troops in, Bill.

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

“With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better providing suitable Quarters for Officers and Soldiers in His Majesty’s Service in North America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ayr Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening several Roads, leading from the Town of Ayr, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Ayr; and for repairing and widening certain other Roads within the said County of Ayr;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingston upon Hull Quays, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and establishing publick Quays or Wharfs at Kingston upon Hull, for the better securing His Majesty’s Revenues of Customs, and for the Benefit of Commerce in the Port of Kingston upon Hull; for making a Bason or Dock, with Reservoirs, Sluices, Roads, and other Works, for the Accommodation of Vessels using the said Port; and for appropriating certain Lands belonging to His Majesty, and for applying certain Sums of Money out of His Majesty’s Customs at the said Port for those Purposes; and for establishing other necessary Regulations within the Town and Port of Kingston upon Hull;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Massachusetts Bay Administration of Justice in, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the impartial Administration of Justice in the Cases of Persons questioned for any Acts done by them in the Execution of the Law, or for the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, in the Province of The Massachusetts Bay, in New England.”

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Hats; &c. Manufacture’s, to prevent Frauds &c. in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures; and for the better Payment of their Wages.”

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.

Balmbrough; &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands in, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon and Exchanges of certain Lands in Balmbrough, Sheeston, and: Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Fihninglcy Enclose Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Finningley, in the Counties of Nottingham and York,” was committed.

Potton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing the “Open and Common Fields, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Potton, in the County of Bedford.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond. L. Clifton.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. Durham. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Ely. L Ducie.
D. Manchester. L Bp. Chichester. L. Godolphin.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Walpole.
E. Rochford. L. Mansfield.
E. Poulet. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Quebec Papers delivered.

The Earl of Dartmouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House Papers relating to the Province of Quebec, together with a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“No1. Extract from His Majesty’s Proclamation of 7th October 1763.
“2. Copy of Warrant appointing Nicholas Turner Esquire, Provost Marshal of Canada.
“3. Copy of Warrant appointing Edward Bishop Esquire, Naval Officer in Canada.
“4. Copy of Commission for Guy Carleton Esquire, to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Quebec.
“5. Copy of Commission for Hector Theophilus Cramahé Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
“6. Copy of Warrant appointing John Christian Roberts Esquire, Secretary of the Province of Quebec.
“7. Copy of a Warrant appointing William Hey Esquire, Chief Justice of the Province of Quebec.
“8. Copy of a Warrant appointing John Burke Esquire, Coroner, Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the several Courts held, or to be held, in the City and District of Montreal.
“9. Copy of Warrant appointing David Lynd Esquire, Clerk of the Common Pleas in the City and District of Quebec.
“10. Printed Ordinances made for the Province of Quebec by the Governor and Council of the said Province since the Establishment of the Civil Government, to the 27th of January 1767.
“11. Copy of an Ordinance for the more effectual Administration of Justice, and for regulating the Courts of Law in the Province of Quebec,
“12. Copy of an Ordinance for altering the First Day of Michaelmas Term at the City of Quebec in every Year, from the 15th Day of October to the 6th Day of November.
“13. Copy of an Ordinance for establishing a Court of Appeals in the Province of Quebec during the Absence of the present Chief Justice, and for ascertaining the Powers of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Chief Justice.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Massachusetts Bay, Government of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the Government of the Province of The Massachusetts Bay, in New England;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was accordingly 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 made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Roebuck and Garbett against Stirlings.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett are Appellants, and Messieurs William and Andrew Stirlings, Merchants in Glasgow, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 17th Day of this instant May.

D. Roxburgh et. al. against et el. Home et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein His Grace John Duke of Roxburgh and others are Appellants, and Alexander Earl of Home and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 19th Day of this instant May.

E. Home et al. against Lilly et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Earl of Home and others are Appellants, and Thomas Lilly and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 19th Day of this instant May.

Baliol College Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Master and Scholars of Baliol College, in the University of Oxford, in their Collegiate Capacity, to convey certain Lands and Possessions belonging to the said College, in the Counties of Salop and Radnor, to William Pearce Hall and John Wood-house, Esquires, in Exchange for other Lands in the County of Radnor of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 24th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

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

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

Insurances on Lives, regulating of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for regulating Insurances upon Lives, and for prohibiting all such Insurances, except in Cases where the Persons insuring shall have an Interest in the Life or Death of the Persons insured.”

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.

Hinckley to Woeful Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the High Roads from Hinckley to Woeful Bridge; and also from Hoo-ash Lane, through Old Lane, and from Swannington to Lee Gutter, and from thence to Melbourne Common; and from Ibstock to Measham, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby;” and for repairing and widening the Road from Phiney’s House, in the Liberty of Osbaston, to Chesire’s House, in the Liberty of Carlton; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road at Swannington, along Burton’s Lane, to the Coal Fields; and also the Road from the Toll Gate in Old Lane to the Leicester and Ass by-de-la-zouch Turnpike Roads.”

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

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

St Neots Enclosure, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon;”and for regulating the Usage and Stocking of divers Commonable Lands and Commons within the said Parish.”

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 the 17th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Turnpike Roads Act, to amend, Bill.

H odie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend 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;”so far as the fame relates to the continuing and granting ah additional Term of Five Years to Acts made for amending Turnpike Roads.”

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.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within, the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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.

Harringworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Common Grounds, within the Parish of Harringworth, 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Macclesfield Grammar School Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm certain Sales and Purchases of Estates made by the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester; to enable them to make other Sales, Purchases, and Exchanges; and to improve and extend the Benefits of the Foundation of the said School.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Smyth’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Walter Smyth Esquire to make and establish an Exchange of the Manor of Binderton, and certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Binderton, in the County of Sussex, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, belonging to Sir James Peachey Baronet.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Garton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open un-enclosed Fields and Parcels of Land, within the Manor and Parish of Garton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better governing and employing the Poor, and making and collecting the Poor’s Rates, within the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Reilly against Windis.

The House being informed, “That Elias Prestridge attended, in Order to deliver in a Paper in the Cause wherein Elizabeth Reilly is Appellant, and Samuel Windis is Respondent:”

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, “It was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original in the proper Office in Ireland.”

And then he withdrew.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Elizabeth Darley is Appellant, and George Vincent Langworthy is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Wednesday the 18th Day of this instant May; and that the other Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 10o Maii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Camden.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Lessie against Lessie and Pepys.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Andrew Leslie, complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of March 1774; 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 Lady Jane Elizabeth Lessie, Countess of Rothes, and Lucas Pepys Esquire, her Husband, for his Interest, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

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

Balmbrough, &c Division and Exchanges of Lands in, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon, and Exchanges of certain Lands, in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors.”

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. Leeds:

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

Finningley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Failures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Finningley, in the Counties of Nottingham and York.”

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.

Kingston upon Hull Quays, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and establishing publick Quays or Wharss at Kingston upon Hull, for the better securing His Majesty’s Revenues of Customs, and for the Benefit of Commerce in the Port of Kingston upon Hull; for making a Bason or Dock, with Reservoirs, Sluices, Roads, and other Works, for the Accommodation of Vessels using the said Port; and for appropriating certain Lands belonging to His Majesty, and for applying certain Sums of Money out of His Majesty’s Customs at the said Port for those Purposes; and for establishing other necessary Regulations within the Town and Port of Kingston upon Hull.”

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.

Ayr Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Ayr, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Ayr; and for repairing and widening certain other Roads within the said County of Ayr.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
D. Richmond. L. Mansfield.
D. Northumber land. L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
E. Denbigh. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

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.

St. Saviour’s Southwork Workhouse, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the present, or providing a new Workhouse for the Use of the Parish of Saint Saviour Southwork, and for regulating the Poor in such Workhouse: for widening King Street, at the Entrance into the High Street, Southwork; for making a Carriage Way from the said High Street, through the Greyhound Inn, into Queen Street, and for improving the Passage from thence into Gravel Lane, leading towards the Black Friars Bridge Road, in the Parish of Christ Church.”

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

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

Baliol College, Master and Fellows of, to convey Lands, Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Master and Scholars of Baliol College, in the University of Oxford, in their Collegiate Capacity, to convey certain Lands and Possessions belonging to the said College, in the Counties of Salop and Radnor, to William Pearce Hall and John Woodhouse, Esquires, in Exchange for other Lands in the County of Radnor of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively, to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard to the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly,

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Friday next.

Colebrooke’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates, late of James Colebrooke Esquire, in the County of Kent, in Trustees to be fold, and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities, and other Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.”

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

Cathcart, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and. considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Cathcart, of (fn. 1) Carbiston, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Lands of (fn. 1) Carbistoun, Threpland, Deuchray, Kirktoun, and Ruehill lying in the County of Ayr, being Parts of the Entailed Estate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased, and for purchasing other Lands and Estates to be settled in Lieu thereof upon the same Persons, and to the like Uses and Purposes.”

Battersea Church, to rebuild, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Battersea, in the County of Surry, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish Church;” to which they desire the Concurrence of is House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bude Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the Port or Harbour of Bude, in the Hundred of Stratton, in the County of Cornwall, to the River Tamer, in the Parish of Calstoke, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carlton Bridge Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 2) Cholmondeley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Air, at Carlton, in the West Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Acomb and Holdgate Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Commons, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Townships of Acomb and Holdgate, in the County of the City of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bricklehampton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within and belonging to the Chapelry or Township of Bricklehampton, in the County of Worcester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oxenton Enclosure Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Meadow Pastures, Lot Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Oxenton, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence this House.

Rudston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Rudston, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North Shields to Newcastle upon Tyne Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew White Ridley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from North Shields, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Carstairs, Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell the Whole, or such Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Kinross, in the County of Kinross, belonging to James Bruce Carstairs Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same; and for settling the Remainder of the said Estate and Barony in Tail, on the same Persons, and to the same Uses and Purposes, as mentioned in a Deed of Entail made by Sir William Bruce Baronet, bearing Date the Sixteenth Day of February in the Year One thousand six hundred and eighty-three.”

Jamaica Free Ports Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

L. Coleraine’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate of the Honourable William Hanger, situate in. the County of Kent, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Gabriel Lord Coleraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ellington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Ellington, in the County of Huntingdon,” was committed.

Hats, &c. Manufactures, to prevent Frauds, &c. in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned ring Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures; and for the better Payment of their Wages.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Insurances on Lives, regulating, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Insurances upon Lives, and for prohibiting all such Insurances, except in Cases where the Persons insuring mail have an Interest in the Life or Death of the Persons. insured.”

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.”

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned ring Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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.”

Turnpike Roads Act, to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Aft 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,” so far as the same relates to the continuing and granting an additional Term of Five Years to Acts made for amending Turnpike Roads.”

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.”

Milton Lilburne &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Downs, in the Tythings of Milton Lilburne, Milton Abbotts, and Milton Havering, in the Parish of Milton, in the County of Wilts,”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Massachuset’s Bay Administration of Justice in, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the impartial Administration of Justice in the Cases of Persons questioned for any Acts done by them in the Execution of the Law, or for the Suppression of Riots and Tumults in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Massachusetts Bay, Government of, Bill.

The Lord Boston (according. to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating the Government of the Province of The Massachusetts Bay, in New England,”

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

“Pr. 6. L. 36. Leave out from the Word [“Manual,”] to the Word [“And”] in Press 7, L. 20. and instead thereof insert [“And whereas, by several Acts of the General Court, which have been from Time to Time enacted and patted within the said Province, the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the several Townships, Districts, and Precincts, qualified as is therein expressed, are authorized to assemble together annually, or occasionally, upon Notice given, in such Manner as the said Acts direct for the Choice of Select Men, Constables, and other Officers; and for the making and agreeing upon such necessary Rules, Orders, and Bye-Laws, for the directing, managing, and ordering, the prudential Affairs of such Townships, Districts, and Precincts, and for other Purposes”].

Pr. 7. L. 30. Leave out [“Town”].

“L. 32. After [“Freeholders”] insert [“of any Township, District, or Precinct”].

“L. 38. After [“the”] leave out [“Month”], and insert [“Months”].

“L. 38. After [“March”] insert [“or May”].

“L. 39. After [“Officers”] insert [“or except for the Choice of Persons to fill up the Offices aforesaid on the Death or Removal of any of the Persons first elected to such Offices”].

“Pr. 10. L. 23. Leave out [“separate”].

“L. 32. Leave out [“respectively”].

“L. 34. Leave out [“or”].

“Pr. 12. L. 1. Leave out [“respectively”].

“Pr. 15. L. 29. After [“Court”] insert [“he”].

“Pr. 16. L. 8. Leave out from [“Lists”] to [“which”] in the 12th Line of the same Press”.

Pr. 16. L. 20. After [“greater”] Leave out [“or letter”].

L. 24. Leave out from [“Jury”] to [“And”] in the 26th Line of the same Press”.

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were severally agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be read a Third Time To-morrow, and that the Lords be summoned.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for regulating Madhouses.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Madhouses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments thereto.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Caibiston in original Petition.
2 Cholmley in Journals of H.C. V. 34, P. 732, b.