House of Lords Journal Volume 34
February 1775, 21-28

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Die Mercurii, 22o Februarii 1775.
Flyn against Plunket et al. Decree affirmed with costs. Dean and chapter of Worcester et al. Petition referred to Judges. Raynsford’s Bill. Todor et Ux. against Sansam et al.; Mr. Justice Aston to attend at the Hearing. Upfold’s Petition referred to Judges. Goodmanham Enclosure Bill Bigot’s Nat, Bill. Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill. L Falconer against Taylor et al. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 24o Februarii 1775.
Maine et Ux. against Prittie et Ux. Bo. Litch & Cov takes his Seat Todor et Ux. against Sansams. Complaint of a printed Book, intituled, The present Crisis with respect to America: Resolution that it is a Libel, and Order for it to be burnt: To be communicated to the Commons. Committee to prepare Heads for the Conference on it. America, Papers relating to Disturbances there, delivered. Whichote’s Bill Lady North Cote’s Bill. Mutiny Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 27o Februarii 1775.
Jouenne’s Nat. Bill. The present Crisis with respect to America; Report of Resolutions to be communicated to H.C. about it. Message to H C for a Conference. America, Petition of the Aldermen and Inhabitants of Nottingham relating to. Parker et al. petition referred to judges. Kewit et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. Doyne et al. petition referred to Judges. Harvey and Benyon’s Petition referred to Judges. Wheeldon and Struges’s Petition referred to Judges. Sir Charles Cottrell Upon reading the Petition referred to Judges. Worcester College, Petition referred to Judges. L Montfort et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. Goodmanham Enclosure Bill. Jenkins for a Divorce Bill. Hewitt against Elliot et al. Prittie et Ux. against Mame et al.; Cross Appeal. Goodright against Harwood, in Error. Lady Northcote’s Estate Bill Whichcote’s Bill: Raynsford’s Bill Message to H C. with the Three preceding Bills. Conference agreed to by H.C. Conference had about the Libel, intituled, The present Crisis with respect to America. Ebbutt et al Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Blackburn and Dailey Leave for a Bill Bill read. Clitherow et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read Mutiny Bill. Bouchier and Dennison against Taylor; Respondent to be admitted in forma Pauperis. Ward against Hartpole D. Montagu et al against L. Beaulieu et Ux. et e con. Todor et Ux. against Sansams. Complaint of a printed Paper, intituled, The Crisis, No. 3: Resolution relating thereto: Printer and Authors to be prosecuted: Conference desired by the H. C. on the Subject Matter of the last Conference. Conference, reported: Resolutions of H. C. respecting The Crisis Todor et Ux. against Sanlams: Judgement. Chaplin against Bree Mr Justice Blackstone to attend at the Hearing. Adjourn. Die Martis, 28o Februarii 1775.
Hewitt against Elliot et al. Dudley et al. petition referred to Judges. Libel intituled The Crisis, No 3, Resolutions, of H C. agreed to. Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter. Bp. Bangor takes his Seat. Bill’s Petition referred to Judges. Hewitt against Elliot et al. Goodright against Harwood; Judges ordered to attend. Blackburne’s Bill; Hanwell Charity Bill. Goodmanham Enclosure Bill. Bigot’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. hat the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Elwin to enter into Recognizance on Sir Francis Blake’s Appeal. Mutiny Bill. Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Adjourn.

Die Mercurii, 22o Februarii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Oxon. Dux. Dorset. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Stamford. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Landaven. Comes Rochford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Cassillis.
Epus. Menven. Comes Abercorn.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.

PRAYERS.

Flyn against Plunket et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause upon the Appeal of George Flyn, of the City of Dublin, Merchant, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 29th of June 1771; and praying, That the same might be reversed or varied in such Manner, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, should seem meet;” to which Appeal Peter Plunkett and Thady M’Dermott, (Executors of the last Will and Testament of Michael Plunkett deceased), Mathew Kilkenny and Barnaby Coyne are Respondents; Counsel appeared for the said Respondents Mathew Kilkenny and Barnaby Coyne, but none appearing for the Appellant, or for the Respondents Peter Plunkett and Thady M’Dermott; and the Counsel for the said Respondents Kilkenny and Coyne having prayed an Affirmance of the said Decree complained of, with Costs:

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Decree affirmed with costs.

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the Respondents, Matthew Kilkenny and Barnaby Coyne, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Dean and chapter of Worcester et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, Rowland Berkeley, of Cotheridge in the County of Worcester, Esquire, and Sarah his Wife, Thomas Foley, of Whitley Court in the County of Worcester Esquire, and Francis Page, of Middle Aston in the County of Oxford, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Raynsford’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates and Chattels devised by the Will of Richard Raynsford Esquire, deceased, and part of certain Estates comprised in a Settlement made on the Marriage of Richard Raynsford the younger, Esquire in Trustees, to sell the same, and for applying the Money to arise by such Sale, in such Manner as in the said Act mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Todor et Ux. against Sansam et al.; Mr. Justice Aston to attend at the Hearing.

Ordered, That Mr. Justice Aston do attend this House on Friday next, upon the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Thomas Todor and Ann his Wife, late Ann Linthwaite, are Appellants, and Mark Sansam and others are Respondents, with his Notes taken on the Trial of the Issue directed by the Court of Chancery, wherein Mark Sansam and others were Plaintiffs, and Richard Linthwaite and others were Defendants; in order to report to this House what passed at the Trial of the said Issue at the Assizes at Leicester.

Upfold’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Upfold Gentleman, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir James Pennyman et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Pennyman, of Ormesby in the County of York, Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham, of Brocklesby in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Michael Newton, of Calverthorpe in the same County of Lincoln, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Goodmanham Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and a Parcel of Common or Waste Ground, in the Manors of Goodmanham, in the County of York,”

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

D. Dorset. L. Bp. London. L. Abergavenny.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Bp. Chichester. L. Craven.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Cathcart.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp . Bath. & Wells. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Rochford. L. Sandys.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp . St. Asaph. L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. St. Carlisle. L. Scarsdale.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Landaff.
E. Dalhousie. L. BP. Chester.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.

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.

Bigot’s Nat, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Bigot.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments in the County of Southampton, (the settled Estate of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet), in Trustees, to be conveyed to a Purchaser thereof; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 9th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

L Falconer against Taylor et al.

The House being informed, “That Robert Taylor and others, Respondents to the Appeal of William Lord Falconer, of Halkerton, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Andrew Mackenzie Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 24o Februarii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Richmond. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Bath. & well. Dux Bolton. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Beaulieu.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Camden.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rachford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS

Maine et Ux. against Prittie et Ux.

The Answer of Henry Prittie Esquire and Catherine his Wife, late Catherine Bury, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of John Maine Esquire and Hester Countess Charleville, in the Kingdom of Ireland, his Wife: was this Day brought in.

Bo. Litch & Cov takes his Seat

This Day Richard Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry sat first in Parliament, his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Todor et Ux. against Sansams.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard in the Cause, wherein Thomas Todor and Ann his Wife are Appellants, and Mark Sansam and William Sansom are Respondents; being an Appeal from Decree of Dismission of the Court of Chancery of the 5th of July 1769, and also from an Order of the said Court of the 15th of December 1768:

And Mr. Justice Aston attending as ordered, was heard to make his Report of what passed at the Trial of this Cause at the Assizes at Leicester.

Which done;

Mr. Solicitor General was heard for the Appellants.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Complaint of a printed Book, intituled, The present Crisis with respect to America:

Complaint was made to the House of a printed Book, intituled, “The present Crisis with respect to America considered;” printed for T. Becket, the Corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1775.”

And some Passages in the said Book being read by the Clerk:

Resolution that it is a Libel, and Order for it to be burnt:

“Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, “That the Book, intituled,” The present Crisis with respect to America considered; printed for T. Becket, the Corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1775;” is a false, malicious, and traiterous Libel, inconsistent with the Principles of the Revolution to which we owe the present happy Establishment, with the Rights of the Subject, and is an audacious Insult on His Majesty, tending to subvert the fundamental Laws and Liberties of these Kingdoms, and to introduce an illegal and arbitrary Power.

“Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That One of the said printed Books be burnt by the Hands of the Common Hangman in New Palace Yard, Westminster, on Monday the 6th Day of March next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon; and that another of the said printed Books be burnt by the Hands of the Common Hangman before the Royal Exchange, in London, on Tuesday the 7th Day of March next, at the lame Hour; and that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do attend at the said Times and Places reflectively, and cause the fame to be burnt there accordingly.”

To be communicated to the Commons.

Ordered, That these Resolutions be communicated to the House of Commons at a Conference, and that their Concurrence be desired therein, and that the said printed Book be communicated to them at the same Time.

Committee to prepare Heads for the Conference on it.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare what may be proper to be offered to the Commons at the Conference, upon communicating to them the said Resolutions, and report to the House.

D. Richmond. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le. Despencer.
D. Bolton. L. Cashcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. London. L. Godolphin.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Ely. L. Bruce.
E. Suffolk. L Bp Bath & Wells. L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Scarsdale.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Chester. L. Beaulieu.
E. Winchilsea. L. Camden.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Londoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Northington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Wentworth.

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

America, Papers relating to Disturbances there, delivered.

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

“No 1 Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Governor Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 18th January 1775, received 20th February,
“2. Extract of a Letter from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New Hampshire, 28th December 1774, received 20th February 1775,
“3. Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 4th January1775, received 20th February, enclosing,
“4. Copy of a Proclamation.
“5. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 21ft February, received 22d, enclosing,
“6. Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated 8th January 1775.
“7. Copy of a Letter from Governor Wentworth to Vice Admiral Graves, dated 20th December 1774.
“8. Copy of a Letter from Captain Barkley to Vice Admiral Graves, dated 20th December 1774.
“9. Copy of a Letter from Governor Wentworth to Vice Admiral Graves, dated 30th December 1774.
“10 Copy of a Letter from Captain Wallace to Vice Admiral Graves, dated 15th December 1774.
“11. Copy of a Letter from Caption Wallace to to Governor Wanton, dated 15th December 1774.
“12. Copy of a Letter from Vice Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated 15th January 1775.”

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

Whichote’s Bill

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate of Christopher Whichcote Esquire and Jane, his Wife, situate in the County of Wilts entailed by the Will of Francis Tregagle Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances therein mentioned, and for laying out the Remainder 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 sound 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 Tay the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Lady North Cote’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Trustees named in the Settlement of Sir Stafford Northcote Baronet, deceased, to raise a competent Sum of Money, by Way of Mortgage, of Part of the Hereditaments comprised in such Settlement, to be applied in completing the Purchase of an undivided Moiety, or Half Part, of the Manor of Iddesley, in the County of Devon, to be settled to the same Uses and for the like Purposes as the other undivided Moiety of the same Manor stands limited and charged by the Settlement and Will of the said Sir Stafford Northcote,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 27o Februarii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bath. &Wells. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Pelham.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Portland.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Manchester.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Chandos.
Epus. Litch &Cov. Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Hardiwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.

PRAYERS.

Jouenne’s Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Jouenne;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The present Crisis with respect to America; Report of Resolutions to be communicated to H.C. about it.

The Earl of Rochford reported from the Lords Committees appointed to prepare what is proper to be offered to the Commons at a Conference, upon communicating to them the Resolutions of this House, in relation to a printed Book, intituled, “The present Crisis with respect to America considered;” that the Committee have met, and drawn up what they think proper to be offered at the said Conference, as follows; (videlicet,)

The Lords being extremely desirous upon all Occasions to preserve a perfect good Correspondence with the House of Commons, have asked this conference in order to acquaint them, That the Lords having taken into Consideration a printed Book, complained of to their Lordships, intituled, “The present Crisis with respect to America considered,” printed for T. Becket, the Corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1775;” their Lordships have come to the following Resolutions; (videlicet),

“Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Book, intituled, “The present Crisis with respect to America considered,” is a false, malicious, and traiterous Libel, inconsistent with the Principles of the Revolution to which we owe the present happy Establishment, with the Rights of the Subject, and is an audacious Insult on His Majesty, tending to subvert the fundamental Laws and Liberties of these Kingdoms, and to introduce an illegal and arbitrary Power.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That One of the said printed Books be burnt by the Hands of the common Hangman, in New Palace Yard Westminster, on Monday the 6th Day of March next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon; and that another of the said printed Books be burnt by the Hands of the Common Hangman before the Royal Exchange, in London, on Tuesday the 7th Day of March next, at the same Hour; and that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, do attend at the said Times and Places respectively, and cause the same to be burnt there accordingly.”

“Which Resolutions the Lords have directed us to communicate to the House of Commons, and to desire their Concurrence therein.

“We are likewise directed by the Lords to communicate to the House of Commons the said printed Book.”

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Message to H C for a Conference.

“To desire a present Conference with the House, in the Painted Chamber, touching a Matter highly concerning the Honour and Dignity of His Majesty’s Crown and Government.”

America, Petition of the Aldermen and Inhabitants of Nottingham relating to.

Upon reading the Petition of the Aldermen, Sheriff, Principal Manufacturers, and Inhabitants of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, “That the Petitioners very sincerely lament the unhappy Differences which have already arisen between Great Britain and her Colonies, and cannot without great Concern and Abhorrence reflect upon that seditious Spirit which hath broken out with such Violence in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, particularly in the Town of Boston, whose Inhabitants, by their Disobedience, have set at Defiance the Laws and Government of this Kingdom: That the Petitioners, from the present Disposition of the Americans, most humbly apprehend that the Trade and Commerce of Great Britain with her Colonies cannot be effectually restored, and permanently secured, without a due and proper Submission and Obedience to the Laws and Government of this Kingdom;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “To take such Measures as to them may seem most likely to secure and maintain the Supreme Authority, Honour, and Dignity, of Great Britain, enforce a due Obedience to her Laws, and restore Subordination, Order, and good Government, in America.

Ordered That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Parker et al. petition referred to judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Parker of Saltram, in the County of Devon, Esquire, and Therese his Wife, for and on Behalf of themselves and John Parker their only Child, an infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years; and also of Montagu Edmund Parker of Blagdon, in the said County, Esquire, and Charity Treby his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Kewit et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Hewit Clerk, of Wilton, in the County of Wilts, and Eluzay his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Doyne et al. petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Doyne of Wells, in the County of Wexford, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and of Benjamin Burton Doyne of Sobo, in the County of Carlow, in the said Kingdom, Esquires; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Harvey and Benyon’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Harvey Esquire, Lieutenant General of His Majesty’s Forces, and Richard Benyon Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Wheeldon and Struges’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Wheeldon, Master of Arts, Prebendary of the Prebend in Lay Fee of Mych Milton in the County of Oxford, and the Reverend Charles Sturges, Clerk, Vicar of Saint Mary’s in Reading, in the County of Berks, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir Charles Cottrell Upon reading the Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Charles Cottrell Sir Charles Dormer and Dame Jane his Wife, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Lee Doctor in Divinity Rector of the Parish of Rousham in the County of Oxford; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Worcester College, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

L Montfort et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Montfort, Baron of Horsebeath in the County of Cambridge, and Mary Ann, Baronss of Montfort, his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Bigot,” 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.”

Goodmanham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and a Parcel of Common or Waste Ground, in the Manors of Goodmanham, in 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.”

Jenkins for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Jenkins, late of New Norfolk Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, and now of Chesham, in the County of Bucks, Clerk; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, 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.

Hewitt against Elliot et al.

Upon reading the Petition and of Edward Hewitt of London, Merchant, surviving Partner of the Company trading under the Firm of Hewitt and Brockhurst, Merchants in London, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 2d of March 1774, and 17th of February 1775; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, small seem meet; and that David Elliot, and the other Trustees or Assignees of Andrew Stephenson, Merchant in Glasgow, Bankrupt, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is ordered, That the said David Elliot, and the other Trustees or Assignees of the said Andrew Stephenson, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 27th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Trustees, or upon any of their Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Prittie et Ux. against Mame et al.; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Henry Prttie the Younger, Esquire, and Catherine his Wife, late Catherine Bury, the Widow and Executrix of John Bury Esquire, deceased, complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the 16th of May 1768; and also of Part of another Decree of the said Court of the 1st: of July 1774; and praying, That the same may be reversed or varied insomuch as they are complained of, and in other Respects to confirm the same, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require, and as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Maine Esquire, and Hester Countess of Charleville his Wife, Lucy Fitzpatrick, the Widow and Executrix of John Fitzpatrick Esquire, deceased, and Thomas Croker Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is ordered, That the said John Maine Esquire, and Hester Countess of Charleville his Wife, Lucy Fitzpatrick, and Thomas Croker Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 3d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Agent or Six Clerk of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Goodright against Harwood, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lessors of Nathan Goodright on the Demise of William Rolfe and Elizabeth his Wife, Niece and Heiress at Law of John Lacy Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this, House, to which Frances Harwood is Defendant; setting forth, “That this Cause arises on a Writ of Error brought by the Petitioners to reverse a Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench given on a Writ of Error brought by the Defendant to reverse a Judgement given by the Court of Common Pleas in Favour of the Title of the Petitioners: That there having been different Judgements given in those Two great Courts, the Petitioners are advised it will be very necessary to have the Attendance of the Judges when this Cause is heard before their Lordships: That this Cause now stands Seventh in their Lordships Lift of Causes, and would in Course of hearing come on to be heard while the Judges are on the Circuits;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That this Cause may be adjourned, and be appointed to be heard on the First Bye-Day after their Lordships Recess at Easter, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint, the Agent for the Defendant in Error having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Lady Northcote’s Estate Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Trustees named in the Settlement of Sir Stafford Northcote Baronet, deceased, to raise a competent Sum of Money, by Way of Mortgage, of Part of the Hereditaments comprised in such Settlement, to be applied in completing the Purchase of an undivided Moiety or half Part of the Manor of Iddesley, in the County of Devon, to be settled to the fame Uses and for the like Purposes as the other undivided Moiety of the same Manor stands limited and charged by the Settlement and Will of the said Sir Stafford Northcote.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whichcote’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate of Christopher Whichcote Esquire, Bill and Jane his Wife, situate in the County of Wilts, entailed by the Will of Francis Tregagle Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold, and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrance therein mentioned; and for laying out the Remainder in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Raynsford’s Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates and Chattels devised by the Will of Richard Raynsford Esquire, deceased, and Part of certain Estates comprised in a Settlement made on the Marriage of Richard Raynsford the younger, Esquire, in Trustees, to fell the same, and for applying the Money to arise by such Sale in such Manner as in the said Act mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Conference agreed to by H.C.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire a present Conference with that House, being returned, acquainted the House, “That the Commons agree to meet their Lordships at a Conference as desired.”

Ordered, that the Committee appointed to prepare what is proper to be offered to the Commons at the Conference, be the Managers of the Conference.”

Conference had about the Libel, intituled, The present Crisis with respect to America.

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

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

And the Duke of Richmond reported, “That the Managers had met the Commons at the Conference, and communicated to them the Resolutions of this House, together with the printed Book upon which the said Resolutions were founded.”

Ebbutt et al Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Ebbutt, of Saint Mary Cray in the County of Kent, Gentleman, 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 to confirm a Lease made by William Lambert, an infant, with the Consent of his Guardians, to the Right Honourable Edward Smith Stanley, commonly called Lord Stanley, of Lands in the Parish of Woodmanstern, in the County of Surry.

Blackburn and Dailey Leave for a Bill

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend John Blackburn Clerk, and Henry Brewster Darley 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 Reverend John Blackburn Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Bossall, in the County of York, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Messuages Tenements, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the said County of York, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, belonging to Henry Brewster Darly Esquire.”

Clitherow et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Clitherow 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 to exchange Lands between the Trustees of a certain Charity Estate at Hanwell, in the County of Middle sex, and William and Henry Berners Esquires.”

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

Ordered, that the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Bouchier and Dennison against Taylor; Respondent to be admitted in forma Pauperis.

Upon reading the Petition of George Taylor, Respondent in a Cause depending, in this House, to which William Bouchier M. D. and William Dennison D. D. are Appellants; setting forth, “That the Petitioner being very poor, as, by Affidavit and Certificate annexed, appears; and being served with an Order, made by their Lordships, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Bouchier Doctor in Physic, and William Dennison Doctor in Divinity, is by reason of such his Poverty unable to make his Defence as Respondent to the said Appeal, unless he is by their Lordships Ordered to be admitted so to do in forma Pauperis;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships will be pleased to order him to be admitted to defend as Respondent in this Cause in forma Pauperis; and to assign him for his Counsel Mr. Ambler and Mr. Cox, and for his Solicitor Mr. Ratcliffe

It is Ordered, that the Petitioner be admitted to defend, as Respondent in this Cause, in forma Pauperis, and that Mr. Ambler and Mr. Cox be assigned his Counsel, and Mr. Ratcliffe his Solicitor, as desired.

Ward against Hartpole

The House being informed, “That Robert Hartpole Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Nicholas Ward Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Charles Ward, of the City of Dublin, Merchant, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, that the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

D. Montagu et al against L. Beaulieu et Ux. et e con.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein George Duke of Montagu, and Mary Duchess of Montagu his Wife, and others, are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu, and is a bella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, are Respondents, etc contra which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Wednesday, the 22d Day of March next.

Todor et Ux. against Sansams.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard in the Cause wherein Thomas Todor and Ann his Wife are Appellants, and Mark Sansam and William Sansam are Respondents.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Complaint of a printed Paper, intituled, The Crisis, No. 3:

Complaint was made to the House of a printed Paper, intituled, “The Crisis, No. 3, Saturday, February 4th, 1775; printed and published for the Authors, by T. W. Shaw, in Fleet Street, opposite. Anderton’s Coffee House.”

The said Paper was read by the Clerk.

Resolution relating thereto:

Moved to “Resolve, That the Paper called, “The Crisis, No. 3,” is a false, daring, infamous, seditious, and treasonable Libel on. His Majesty, designed to alienate the Affections’ of His Majesty’s Subjects from His Royal Person and Government, and to disturb the Peace of the Kingdom.”

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word (“treasonable”).

Which being objected to:

After Debate,

The Question was put, “Whether the Word (“treasonable”) shall stand Part of the Motion?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, “To agree to the said Resolution, as at first proposed.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Ordered accordingly.

Printer and Authors to be prosecuted:

Ordered, That His Majesty’s Attorney General do prosecute the Printer and Authors of the said Paper.

Conference desired by the H. C. on the Subject Matter of the last Conference.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Carmarthen and others:

“To desire a Conference with this House upon the subject Matter of the last Conference, and upon a Matter concerning the Honour of His Majesty’s Person and Government.”

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were again called in, and told, That the Lords do agree to a Conference as desired, and appoint it presently in the Painted Chamber.”

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this.

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

The Names of the Managers for this House were Called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

Conference, reported:

And the Duke of Richmond reported, “That the Managers had met the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by the Lord Stanley and others, who delivered to their Lordships Managers a Paper containing as follows; (videlicet),

The Commons having taken into Consideration the Resolutions communicated to them by your Lordships, have agreed to the fame, and filled up the Blanks in the said Resolutions respectively with the Words “and Commons,” and have directed us to return the printed Book communicated to them by your Lordships.

“And we are also directed to acquaint your Lordships, that the House of Commons being equally desirous upon all Occasions to preserve a perfectly good Correspondence with the Lords, have also asked this Conference in order to acquaint your Lordships that the Commons, having taken into Consideration a printed Paper complained of to the House of Commons, intituled, “The Crisis, No 3, dated Saturday, February 4th, 1775, printed and published for the Authors, by T. W. Shaw in Fleet Street,” have come to the following Resolutions; (videlicet),

Resolutions of H. C. respecting The Crisis

Resolved by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the printed Paper, intituled, “The Crisis, No 3, dated Saturday, February 4th, 1775, printed and published for the Authors, by T. W, Shaw, in Fleet Street,” is a false, scandalous, and seditious Libel, highly and unjustly reflecting on His Majesty s sacred Person, and tending to alienate the Affections, and inflame the Minds of His Majesty’s Subjects, against His Person and Government.

“Resolved by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, that One of the said printed Papers be burnt by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in New Palace Yard, Westminster, on Monday the 6th Day of March next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon; and that another of the said printed Papers be burnt by the Hands of the common Hangman, before the Royal Exchange in London, on Tuesday the 7th Day of March next, at the same Hour; and that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do attend at the said Times and Places respectively, and cause the same to be burnt there accordingly.”

“Which Resolutions the Commons have directed us to communicate to the House of Lords, and to desire their Lordships Concurrence therein; we are likewise directed by the Commons to communicate to the House of Lords the said printed Paper.

Ordered, That the said Paper and Resolutions be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Todor et Ux. against Sanlams:

Counsel were again called in, to be heard in the Cause, wherein Thomas Todor and Ann his wife are Appellants, and Mark Sansam and William Sansam are Respondents.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard:

They were directed to withdraw.

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made.

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Thomas Todor, of Newark upon Trent, Dealer and Chapman, and Ann his Wife, late Ann Linthwaite Spinster; complaining of a Decree of Dismission of the court of Chancery of the 5th of July I769, and also of an Order of the said Court of the I6th of December I768, made in a certain Cause wherein Richard Linthwaite, Ann Linthwaite, and Sarah Linthwaite, infants by the Said Richard Linthwaite, their next Friend, were Plaintiffs, and Mark Sansam, and Ann his Wife, Robert Greaves, William Sansam, and John Snape, Defendants; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, and that their Lordships would be pleased to establish a Decree of the 5th of July I768, so originally pronounced in the Favour of the Petitioner Ann; or otherwise direct a new Issue at Law to be tried, to determine whether Thomas Sansam did live to attain his full Age of Twenty-one Years, agreeable to the Limitation expressed in the Will of the Testator Thomas Greaves, 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 joint and several Answer of Mark Sansam and William Sansam, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Decree and Order therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay, Or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of One hundred Pounds for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Chaplin against Bree Mr Justice Blackstone to attend at the Hearing.

Ordered, that Mr. Justice Blackstone do attend This House on Friday next, upon the Heating of the Cause, wherein Charles Chaplin Esquire is Appellant, And John Bree Clerk is Respondent; with his Notes taken on the Trial of the Issue directed by the Court of Exchequer, wherein John Bree Clerk was plaintiff, and Charles Chaplin Esquire Defendant; in order to report to this House what passed at the Trial of the said Issue at the Assizes at Lincoln.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 28o Februarii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Camden.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Digby.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Manchester.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Chandos.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bridgewater.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Denbigh.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hewitt against Elliot et al.

The Answer of David Elliot and others, Trustees or Assignees of Andrew Stephenson Merchant, in Glasgow, to the Appeal of Edward Hewitt, was this Day brought in.

Dudley et al. petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Dudley, of Dudley in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, eldest Son and Heir of Thomas Dudley, late of Tipton in the County of Stafford, Gentleman, deceased; John Dudley, of the University of Oxford, Gentleman; James Male, of Birmingham in the County of Warwick, Ironmonger, and Hannah Maria his Wife, (which said John Dudley and Hannah Maria Male are Two only younger Children of the said Thomas Dudley deceased), and Richard Dudley an infant of the Age of Eighteen Years, (Nephew of the said Thomas Dudley deceased, and only child of William Dudley deceased, Brother to the said Thomas Dudleydeceased), by Ann Dudley, of Kings Winford in the said County of Stafford, Widow, his Mother and Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the petition mentioned:

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

Libel intituled The Crisis, No 3, Resolutions, of H C. agreed to.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the subject Matter of the Conference with the Commons Yesterday.

The Paper delivered at the said Conference was read.As were also the Resolutions of the Commons upon the said Paper, communicated at the said Conference.

And Consideration being had thereof.

It was moved, “To agree with the Commons in the Said Resolutions, and to fill up the Blanks in the said Resolutions, (“Lords Spiritual and Temporal and”).

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Graves and Mr. Leeds:

To acquaint them therewith.

Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Francis Blake, of Troisel in the County of Durham, Baronet, Complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the I7th of February I775; and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 18th of February I775; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such others Relief in Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Coutts, of Whitsomehill, Esquire, and John Hunter his Factor, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Coutts Esquire, and John Hunter his Factor, may have a Copy of the Said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday, The 28th Day of the said Court of Session in Scotland, Shall be deemed good Service.

Bp. Bangor takes his Seat.

This Day John Lord Bishop of Bangor sat first in Parliament; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Bill’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Bull, Widow and Relict of Edmund Bull, late of kingston in the County of Surry, Esquire, deceased, in Behalf of herself and of Charlotte Bull, an infant, her only Child, by the said Edmund Bull; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Hewitt against Elliot et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Edward Hewitt of London, Merchant, is Appellant, and David Elliot and others are Respondents:”

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

Goodright against Harwood; Judges ordered to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend on the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, at the arguing of the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, Wherein Nathan Goodright is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood is Defendant.

Blackburne’s Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act to enable the Reverend John Blackburn, Vicar of the Parish and Parish Churn of Bossall, in the County of York, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Messuages, Tenements, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the said county of York, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same country belonging to Henry Brewster Darley Esquire.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Hyde.
L. Bp. Ely. L. Scarsdale.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Camden.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Digby.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Landaff.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Chester.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Northington.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them to meet On Wednesday the 15th Day of March next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hanwell Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to exchange Lands between the Trustees of a certain Charity Estate at Hanwell in the Country of Middlesex, and William and Henry Berners Esquires.”

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 the 16th Day of March next, at the usual Time and place; and to adjourn as they please.

Goodmanham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and a Parcel of Common or Waste Ground in the Manors of Goodmanham in the Country of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bigot’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Bigot”.The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. hat 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.

Elwin to enter into Recognizance on Sir Francis Blake’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Hastings Elwin, of North Street, Red Lion Square, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Francis Blake Baronet, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:”

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

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands and Hereditaments in the Country of Southampton, (the settled Estate of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet), in Trustees, to be conveyed to a Purchaser thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such sale in the Purchase, to be settled to the same Uses,”stands committed; may proceed on the said bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad at in diem Jovis, secundum diem Martii, jam prox. Sequen. Hora undecima Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.