House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1775, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1775, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 443-464. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113684 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 11o Maii. 1775.
Hill against St John, in Error; Judges of the Court of Exchequer deliver their Opinions Seriatim: Judgement. D. Buccleugh’s and Bp of Winton’s Bill. Peebles &c Road Bill Luton, &c Road Bill Lea Marston, &c. Enclosure Bill. Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill. Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. D. Buccleugh’s and Bp of winton’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Coltart against Fraser; Petition to estreat Appellant’s Recognizance. Lords to be summoned. Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill. Greene’s Divorce Bill. St Paul Covent Garden, to build a Workhouse, &c. Bill. Rape Oil, &c. Bill. Kildale Enclosure Bill. Justices to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly directed by any Act of Parliament, Bill. Glasgow 2d. Scots Bill. Old Stratford to Dunchurch, &c Road Bill. Southcott &c. Enclosure. Bill. Elloc Small Debts Bill. Beaconsfield to Stoken-church Road Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 12o Maii 1775.
Power against Windis. Luton, &c. Road Bill. Peebles, &c. Road Bill. Old Stratford to Dunchurch Road Bill. Worcester College Bill. Lea Marston, &c Enclosure Bill. Poor, Removals of, Bill. Brize Norton Enclosure Bill. Alexander et al. against Paterson et al. Burke et al. against Puxley et al. Causes put off. Manchester Playhouse Bill. Protest on its being committed. Old Stratford to Dunchurch, &c. Road Bill: Luton, &c Road Bill Lea Marston, &c. Enclosure Bill; Beaconsfield to Stokenchurch Road Bill: Peebles, &c Road Bill. Elloe Small Debts Bill; Southcott, &c Enclosure Bill. Messages to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the seven preceding Bills. Rape Oil, &c. Bill. Justices to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly directed by any Act of Parliament, Bill. Glasgow 2d. Scots Bill. Kildale Enclosure Bill. Adjourn Die Lunæ, 15o Maii 1775.
Power against Windis: Decree reversed. Glasgow 2 d. Scots Bill. Hodshon’s Bill. Worcester College Bills: Hodshon’s Bill: Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills. Burkes against Puxleys and O'Brien Appeal withdrawn with Costs Alnham Moor &c. Enclosure Bill. Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c Bill. Universities, &c. Copy Right, Bill. Message from H.C. to return Sir John Shelly’s Estate Bill; and Dickson’s Bill, and Peacocke et Ux. Bill. Huntingdonshire and lile of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill. St Leonard Shoreditch, Poor, &c. Bill. Message from H. C. to return Doyne’s Bill. Todnam Enclosure Bill. Message from H.C. to return Bull’s Bill. Claydon Enclosure Bill. Message from H.C. to return Rev. Mr. Peacock’s Bill. Glasgow 2d. Scots Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Reap oil &c Bill. Just to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly dnected by any Act of, Parliament. Bill. Alexander et al against Paterson et al. Cuthbert against Mackenzie and Paterson. Causes, Limitation of, this Session. Adjourn. Die Martis, 16o Maii 1775.
Spaldwick With Upthorpe Enclosure Bill. East India Company to export British Manufactures Act to continue, Bill. Message from H C. to return Pitts Bill. Earthen Ware painted, Importation of, Bill. Message from H.C. to return Greene’s Bill, and L. Grimston’s Estate Bill and Lock’s Bill: and Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bills: and D. Arglly’s Estate Bill. Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill. Raw Goat Shins, Importation of, Bill. Huntingdonshire and Isle of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill. Message from H C to return Dudleyrsquo;s Bill. L. Middleton’s Pedigree reported. Manchester playhouse Bill. Brize Norton Enclosure Bill. Kildale Enclosure Bill. Alnham Enclosure Bill. Buckingham House, Somerset House, &C. Bill. Universities, &c Copy Right, Bill. Clydon Enclosure Bill. Todnam Enclosure Bill. St. Leonard Shoreditch Poor, &c. Bill. Justices to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly directed by any A & of Parliament, Bill: Manchester Playhouse Bill. Rape Oil &C Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Poor, Removals of, Bill. Brize Norton Enclosure Bill: Kildale Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, Bill. Todor et ux. against Sansam et al; Petition to estreat Appellants Recognizance. Williams against Mills: Write of Error nonpros’d with Costs. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 17o Maii 1775.
Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c. Bill; King’s Consent signified. Spladwick with Upthorpe Enclosure Bill. St. Paul Covent Garden Workhouse &c. Bill. Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. East India Company to export British Manufactures, Act to continue Bill. Earthen Ware painted, Importation of, Bill. Goat Skins Raw, Importation of, Bill. Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill. Quebec Government Act, Petition to repeal: Bill presented and rejected. Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c. Bill. Universities, &c. Copy Right, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 18o Maii 1775.
Clydon Enclosure Bill. Leeds Charity Bill. Huntingdonshire and lsle of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill. Todnam Enclosure Bill. Alnham Enclosure Bill. Spladwick with Upthorpe Enclosure Bill. St. Paul Covent Gaiden Workhouse, &c. Bill. Fisheries Encouragement of Bill. Cloathing of Forces in Ireland, to be exported, &c. Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Six Clerks Office, rebuilding of, Bill. Claydon Enclosure Bill: Message to H C. that the Lord have agreed to it. Leeds Charity Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Huntingdonshire and Isle of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill: Todnam Enclosure Bill. Alnham Enclosure Bill: St. Paul Co-vent Garden Workhouse, &c. Bill: Spaldwick with Upthorpe Enclosure Bill: Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills Message from H. C. to return Jackson’s Bill. St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Poor, &. Bill: Petition against it. Message from H. C. to return Hearing’s Bill. New York, Memorial from the Assembly. Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, to enlarge the Term, Bill, Buckingham House, Somerset House, &i. Bill; Her Majesty’s Consent signified to it. East India Company, to export British Manufactures, Act to continue, Bill. Goat Skins, Raw, Importation of, Bill. Earthen Ware, painted, Importation of, Bill. University Copy Right Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 19o Maii. 1775.
Alexander et al. against Paterson et al. Cuthbert against Mackenzie and Paterson. Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill. Fisheries, Encouragement, of, Bill. Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill. Universities Copy Right Bill: Earthen Ware, painted, Importation of, Bill: Goat Skins, Raw, Importation ot, Bill: East India Company to export British Manufactures, Act to amend, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Exchequer Loans Bill. Cloathing of the Forces in Ireland, to be exported, &c. Bill. Six Clerks Offices, rebuilding of, Bill. Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, to enlarge the Term, Bill Petition against. Writs For Members of H. C. during the Recess, Act to amend. Bill. Cookworthy’s lottere Patent Bill; Warden of the Fleet to bring a Witness to be examined on it. Hill against St. John, in En or; Petition for Rehearing. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 11o Maii. 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS,

Hill against St John, in Error;

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein Robert Hill Clerk is Plaintiff, and Goodyer Saint John Esquire is Defendant; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question of Law proposed to them Yesterday.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That the judges differed in their Opinions upon, the said Question.”

Ordered, That the Judges present do deliver their Opinions upon the said Question seriatim, with their Reasons; accordingly,

Judges of the Court of Exchequer deliver their Opinions Seriatim:

Mr. Baron Burland was heard upon the said Question, and delivered his Opinion, “That the Advowson of the Church of Mottisfont, otherwise Matson, East Dean, and Lockerley, does not pass to Lady Broughton Delves by the Will of Sir Bryan Broughton ;” and gave his Reasons.

Mr. Baron Eyre was heard upon the said Question, and was of the same Opinion; and gave his Reasons.

Then the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer was heard upon the said Question, and delivered his Opinion, “That the Advowson of the Church of Mottisfont, otherwise Matson, East Dean, and Lockerley, passed to Lady Broughton Delves, by the Will of Sir Bryan Broughton;” and gave his Reasons.

Proposed, “To reverse the Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench, reversing the Judgement given by the Court of Common Pleas.”

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the negative.

Whereupon, The following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

Whereas by virtue of His Majesty’s Writ of Error, returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King’s Bench was, brought into this House the 31st Day of January 1775, wherein Robert Hill Clerk is Plaintiff, and Goodyer Saint John Esquire, Defendant; and Counsel having been heard Yesterday to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error, and the Judges of the Court of Exchequer (except Mr. Baron Perrott, who is ill) having been heard seriatim, to deliver their Opinions, with their Reasons, upon a Question of Law to them proposed; 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 Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench, reversing a Judgement given in the Court of Common Pleas, be, and the fame is hereby affirmed; and that the Record be remitted.

The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record is as follows:

“On which Day, before our said Lord the King, and the Peers in this present Parliament, at Westminster, in the said County of Middlesex, come, as well the said Robert Hill, as the said Goodyer Saint John, in their proper Persons, upon which all and singular the Premises being seen, and by the said Court of Parliament here fully understood, and as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, as the other Matters and Causes by the said Robert Hill above assigned for Error, being fully examined and seen, and mature Deliberation thereupon had; it appears to the said Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error in the said Record and Proceedings of Reversal and annulling of the Judgement aforesaid by the Court of the said Lord the King, before the King Himself, on the First Writ of Error; therefore it is considered by the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King Himself, in His said Parliament, that the said Judgement of reversing and annulling the Judgement aforesaid on the said First Writ of Error, be in all Things affirmed, and remain in full Force and Effect, the Matters and Causes by the said Robert Hill above assigned for Error in anywise notwithstanding.”

D. Buccleugh’s and Bp of Winton’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering effectual a Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishops of Winchester, for exchanging and unfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Peebles &c Road Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty, sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweed’s, Cross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blythe Bridge, La Mancha, and Whom, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston, through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh.”

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

D. Chandos. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Bruce.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Hyde.
E. Poulet. L. Scarsdale.
E. Cossillis. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Luton, &c Road Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Luton in the County of Bedford, to Westwood Gate in the said County, and from Luton to Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford.”

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 fame Day, at the fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Lea Marston, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Lea and Marston, in the Parish of Lea Marston, in the County of Warwick, and also certain Pieces of Waste Ground within the Liberty of Dunton, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the said County.”

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

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

Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for admeasuring Waggons and other Carriages used in loading Coals on board Ships at the several Ports of this Kingdom, in the same Manner as at the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Officer appointed to mark or stamp the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin of this Kingdom, in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to take certain Fees in the Execution of his Office.”

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 Mr. Montagu and Mr. Cuddon:

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

D. Buccleugh’s and Bp of winton’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering effectual a, Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for exchanging and enfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Coltart against Fraser; Petition to estreat Appellant’s Recognizance.

Upon reading the Petition of William Fraser, Respondent to the Appeal of John Coltart, of Arceming, setting forth, “That the Appellant, in the Year 1772, presented an Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, which Appeal came on to be heard before their Lordships on the 28th of January 1774, when their Lordships were pleased to affirm the said Interlocutors, with One hundred Pounds Costs: That, on bringing the said Appeal, John Spottiswoode Gentleman, entered into the usual Recognizance for the Appellant’s prosecuting the said Appeal, and for Payment of such Costs as should be awarded in case the Interlocutors complained of should be affirmed: That the Petitioner caused the Appellant to be served with a Copy of their Lordships Order, and at the same Time a Demand was made of the Costs so directed by the said Order to be paid to the Petitioner, but the said Appellant hath refused to pay the same:” And therefore praying their Lordships, “That the said Recognizance so entered into by the said John Spottiswoode may, be estreated into His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer, for the Benefit of the Petitioner, or that their Lordships would be pleased to give him such other Relief as to the House shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Recognizance entered into by the said John Spottiswoode be estreated into His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Wednesday next.

Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend Manor of Mych Milton, in the County of Oxford, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, or Annual Payments, to the Reverend John Wheeldon, and his Successors, Prebendaries of the Prebend of Mych Milton aforesaid; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the same, so charged, in the Reverend Charles Sturges, his Heirs and Assigns.”

And the Same being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Greene’s Divorce Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

St Paul Covent Garden, to build a Workhouse, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase or hire a convenient Piece of Ground for the Purpose of erecting a Workhouse thereon for the Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish, and for providing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rape Oil, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufactures of Rape Oil, and other Vegetable Oils in this Kingdom, by reducing the Duties on Rape Seed and other Seeds producing Oil, imported from Ireland; and for allowing the free Importation of Rape Cakes for Manure from Ireland to this Kingdom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kildale Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Kildale, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Justices to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly directed by any Act of Parliament, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to administer Oaths where any Penalty is to be levied, or Distress to be made, in pursuance of any Act of Parliament wherein the same is not expressly directed;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow 2d. Scots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part-of a Penny Sterling, payable on every Pint of Ale and Beer vended or fold in the Village of Port Glasgow, and the Privileges thereof, over the Town of New York, for supplying the Inhabitants of Port Glasgow and Newark with Fresh Water; for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Streets of the said Two Towns; for erecting Publick Markets therein; for repairing and keeping in Repair the Bread and East and West Quays of the Harbour of Port Glasgow; and other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Old Stratford to Dunchurch, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term of several Acts passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Tenth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford, in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick; and for more effectually amending the said Highways.”

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

Southcott &c. Enclosure. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, and Part of the Open and Common Downs, called Southcott and Kepnell Down, Work Down, and other Commonable Places; and also for dividing and enclosing Pewsey Common, in the Parish of Pewsey, in the County of Wilts,” 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.”

Elloc Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Elloe, in the County of Lincoln,” 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.”

Beaconsfield to Stoken-church Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield in the County of Bucks, to Stokenchurch in the County of Oxford” was committed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 12o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Exon. Dux Chandos. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Carlisle. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Rochford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Poulet.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Power against Windis.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein David Power is Appellant, and Samuel Windis is Respondent:

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

Luton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lord’s Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Luton in the County of Bedford, to Westwood Gate in the said County, and from Luton to Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford,” 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.”

Peebles, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweed’s Cross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blythe Bridge, La Mancha, and Whom, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston, through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh,” was committed.

Old Stratford to Dunchurch Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term of several Acts, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Tenth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford, in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick; and for more effectually amending the said Highways,” was committed.

Worcester College Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars, of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford, and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees, appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred; 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.

Lea Marston, &c 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, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Lea and Marston, in the Parish of Lea Marston, in the County of Warwick, and also certain Pieces of Waste Ground within the Liberty of Dunton, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the said County,” 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.”

Poor, Removals of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent unnecessary Removals of the Poor, and to promote the granting of Certificates.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next.

Brize Norton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other the Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Brize Norton, in the County of Oxford.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. Manchester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. London. L. Edgecumbe.
L. Bp. Durham. L. Sandys.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Ely. L. Ponsonby.
E. Carlisle. L. Wolpole.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Exeter.
E. Poulet. L. Bp. Chester. L. Lyttelton.
E. Cassillis. L. Bd. Worcester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Breadalbane. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bucks.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Irwin.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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.

Alexander et al. against Paterson et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Alexander Esquire, Provost of Stirling, and others, are Appellants; and John Paterson and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next.

Burke et al. against Puxley et al.

Ordered, That this House will hear the Cause, wherein John Burke Esquire, and Margaret his Wife, and others, are Appellants, and Mary Puxley and others are Respondents, by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Cuthbert of Farnese is Appellant, and Ann Mackenzie and Richard Paterson her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Manchester Playhouse Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster ;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

A Petition of several Persons, Inhabitants of the Town of Manchester; praying, “That the said Bill might pass into a Law,”, was also read.

Proposed, “to commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protest on its being committed.

“Because the several Reasons already entered against passing Bills of this Nature have, in this Debate, received additional Weight and Force from the Arguments of the Prelates, and their unanimous Vote; for though by refusing, without any Reason assigned, to divide for the previous Question, moved upon the Question of Rejection after the First Reading (which gave Time for procuring a Petition in favour of the Bill), they appeared to me to countenance the Bill; yet as their Lordships have this Day solemnly avowed in Argument that they had no such Intention, and think they unjustly suffer by the Imputation of it, it would be Injustice to the Reverend Bench, as well as to the Argument, not to say, I am strengthened in my Objections to the Bill by their Lordships Declaration, of their having been uniformly as well as unanimously against it.

“Radnor.”

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.

Old Stratford to Dunchurch, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term of several Acts, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Tenth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Highways from Old Straford, in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick; and for more effectually amending the said Highways.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Luton, &c Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Luton, in the County of Bedford, to Westwood Gate in the said County; and from Luton to Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lea Marston, &c. Enclosure Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Lea and Marston, in the Parish of Lea Marston, in the County of Warwick; and also certain Pieces of Waste Ground within the Liberty of Dunton, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Beaconsfield to Stokenchurch Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield, in the County of Bucks, to Stokenchurch, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Peebles, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County; of Peebles, leading from Tweed’s Cross, towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blythe Bridge, La Mancha, and Whom, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston, through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elloe Small Debts Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Hundred of Elloe, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southcott, &c Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields and Part of the Open and Common Downs called Southcott and Kepnell Down, Work Down, and other Commonable Places; and also for dividing and enclosing Pewsey Common, in the Parish of Pewsey, in the County of Wilts.”

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 seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Rape Oil, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufactures of Rape Oil, and other Vegetable Oils, in this Kingdom, by reducing the Duties on Rape Seed, and other Seeds producing Oil, imported from Ireland; and for allowing the free Importation of Rape Cakes for Manure, from Ireland to this Kingdom.”

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.

Justices to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly directed by any Act of Parliament, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to administer Oaths, where any Penalty is to be levied, or Distress to be made in pursuance of any Act of Parliament wherein the same is not expressly directed.”

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.

Glasgow 2d. Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extending the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, payable on every Pint of Ale and Beer vended or fold in the Village of Port Glasgow, and the Privileges thereof, over the Town of Newark; for supplying the Inhabitants of Port Glasgow and Newark with Fresh Water; for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Streets of the said Two Towns; for erecting Publick Markets therein; for repairing and keeping in Repair, the Breast and East and West Quays of the Harbour of Port Glasgow, and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Kildale Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Kildale, in the County of York.”

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

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

Adjourn

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

Die Lunæ, 15o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus Duresm. Ds. Apsley Cancellarius. Ds. Middleton.
Epus Eliens. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bath.&Wells. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bruce.
Epus Cestrien. Dux Chandos. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus Wigorn. Ds. Hyde.
Epus Roffen. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Walpole.
Epus Bangor. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Power against Windis:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of David Power, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the 28th of April 1773; and praying, “Their Lordships to hear the Merits of the said Decree, and grant the Appellants such Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Samuel Windis, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the sad Decree complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further ordered, That the Respondent’s Bill be dismissed.

Glasgow 2 d. Scots Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, payable on every Pint of Ale and Beer vended or sold in the Village of Port Glasgow, and the Privileges thereof, over the Town of Nowark; for supplying the Inhabitants of Port Glasgow and Nowark with Fresh Water; for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Streets of the said Two Towns; for erecting Publick Markets therein; for repairing and keeping in Repair the Breast and East and West Quays of the Harbour of Port Glasgow, and other Purposes therein mentioned;” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Hodshon’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Edmund Hodshon, Rector of Spennithorne, in the County of York, to exchange the Tythes of the Townships of Harnby and Spennithorne, for Lands in the Parish of Goverham, in the County of York, belonging to Mr. William Baynes, 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.

Worcester College Bills:

Hodie3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford, and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hodshon’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Edmund Hodshon, Rector of Spennithorne, in the County of York, to exchange the Tithes of theTownships of Harnby and Spennithorne, for Lands in the Parish of Goverham, in the County of York, belonging to Mr. William Baynes, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Burkes against Puxleys and O'Brien

A Petition of John Burke Esquire and Margaret his Wife, Theobald Burke Esquire, Helen Burke, and Mary Burke, (Elinor Burke, One of the Appellants, being dead), Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mary Puxley, Henry Puxley, and Patrick. O’Brien, are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, together with Elinor Burke now deceased, presented their Appeal to their Lordships in this present Session, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 7th Day of December 1770, and also from Two Orders of the 29th of June 1774: That the Petitioners are advised to withdraw their said Appeal by reason of the Death of the Appellant Elinor Burke;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order in the Premises, as their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, should think fit.”

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

And being withdrawn,

Appeal withdrawn with Costs

Ordered, That the said Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of One hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain for their Costs, in respect of the said Appeal.

Alnham Moor &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor called Alnham Moor, or Alnham Common, and also the In-field Grounds of the Township of Alnham, in, the Parish of Alnham, in the County of Northumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for setting Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House ; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to sell and dispose of Ely House in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House; and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames, lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Universities, &c. Copy Right, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Four Universities in Scotland, and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges for the Advancement of useful Learning, and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much of an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Warehouse-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H.C. to return Sir John Shelly’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley deceased, his late Wife, to convey Part of the Estates in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for or in lieu of other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the same County;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

and Dickson’s Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to sell such Part or Parts of the Estate of Ednam, in the County of Roxburgh, formerly belonging to James Dickson Esquire, deceased, and now to Captain William Dickson, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Peacocke et Ux. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwan, in the County of Anglesea, in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish of Penmynydd, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

Huntingdonshire and lile of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Somersham, Colne, and Pidley with Fenton, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St Leonard Shoreditch, Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Work-house; and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground, for the Use of the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the Estates, late of Robert Doyne Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in. Trust, to sell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge all the Debts, Legacies, and other Incumbrances, affecting the said Estates; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned; and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Todnam Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Claydon Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Lands, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township, Liberties, and Precincts of Claydon, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H.C. to return Rev. Mr. Peacock’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the. Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Glebe Lands and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wiske and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York; and for settling certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

Glasgow 2d. Scots Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extending the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, payable on every Pint of Ale and Beer vended or sold in the Village of Port Glasgow, and the Privileges thereof, over the Town of Newark; for supplying the Inhabitants of Port Glasgow and Newark with Fresh Water; for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Streets of the said Two Towns; for erecting Publick Markets therein; for repairing and keeping in Repair the Breast and East and West Quays of the Harbour of Port Glasgow, and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

Reap oil &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufactures of Rape Oil, and other Vegetable Oils, in this Kingdom, by reducing the Duties on Rape Seed, and other Seeds producing, Oil, imported from Ireland; and for allowing the free Importation of Rape Cakes for Manure from Ireland to this Kingdom.”

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.”

Just to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly dnected by any Act of, Parliament. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to administer Oaths where any Penalty is to be levied, or Distress to be made, in pursuance of any Act of Parliament, wherein the same is not expressly directed.”

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.”

Alexander et al against Paterson et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Alexander Esquire, Provost of Stirling, and others are Appellants, and John Paterson and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next.

Cuthbert against Mackenzie and Paterson.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Cuthbert of Farnese is Appellant, and Ann Mackenzie and Richard Paterson her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next.

Causes, Limitation of, this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session after the Two last-mentioned Causes.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 16o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Chandos. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Digby.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Stormont.

PRAYERS.

Spaldwick With Upthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

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

East India Company to export British Manufactures Act to continue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue for a limited Time so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Mannet and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies,” as obliges the said Company to export annually Goods and Merchandizes of the Growth, Product, or Manufacture of Great Britain, to their Settlements in the East Indies, to a certain Value;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H C. to return Pitts Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, devised by the Will of William Pitt Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to such of the Uses limited or devised by the said Will, as are or shall be capable of taking Effect;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Earthen Ware painted, Importation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Importation of painted Earthen Ware, (except Galley Tiles), the Manufacture of Europe, to be sold in Great Britain; and for charging the same with a Duty ad valorem;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H.C. to return Greene’s Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Mordecai Greene Esquire, and Mary his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement made for and on the Behalf of Alice Bland Widow, deceased, with Ralph Milner; and also to grant Building and Repairing Leases of such Parts of the Estates of the said Alice Bland, as lie in or near the Town of Manchester, and also Leases for Twenty-one Years of other the Estates late of the said Alice Bland;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and L. Grimston’s Estate Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Essex and Norfolk, being the Settled Estates of James Lord Viscount Grimston of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be fold, for discharging Portions and Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Hertford, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

and Lock’s Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges thereon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bills:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Belham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Michael Warton Knight, deceased; and for settling and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and D. Arglly’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Duke of Argyll to sell certain Rights of Servitude over Lands in the County of Argyll, belonging in Property to Hugh Seton Esquire, and Sir James Campbell Baronet;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Raw Goat Shins, Importation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Huntingdonshire and Isle of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Somersham, Colne, and Pulley with Fenton, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge.

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

D. Chandos. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Clifton.
M. Rockingham. L. Cadogan.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. London. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Walpole.
E. Poulet. L. Lyttelton.
E. Cassillis. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Vernon.
E. Marchmont. L. Digby.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bristol.
E. Pomfret.
E. Northington.
V. Stormont.

Their Lordship 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.

Message from H C to return Dudleyrsquo;s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates devised by the Will of Thomas Dudley deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

L. Middleton’s Pedigree reported.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, “That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigree of Francis Lord Middleton, and examined Mr. Heard, One of the Heralds, upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lord Middleton hath respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of his Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon his Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Manchester playhouse Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which Were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the lame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Brize Norton Enclosure Bill.

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

Kildale Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Kildale, in the County of York,” was committed.

Alnham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, called Alnham Moor, or Alnham Common; and also the In-field Grounds of the Township of Alnham, in the Parish of Alnham, in the County of Northumberland.

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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Buckingham House, Somerset House, &C. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for settling Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to sell and dispose of Ely House, in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale, thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House; and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.

Universities, &c Copy Right, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Four Universities in Scotland, and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books, given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges for the Advancement of useful Learning and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much of an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Warehouse-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries therein mentioned.”

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.

Clydon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Lands, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township, Liberties, and Precincts, of Claydon, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford.

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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Todnam Enclosure Bill.

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

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.

St. Leonard Shoreditch Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Work-house; and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground, for the Use of the said Parish.”

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.

Justices to administer Oaths in Cases not expressly directed by any A & of Parliament, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to administer Oaths where any Penalty is to be levied, or Distress to be made in pursuance of any Act of Parliament wherein the same is not expressly directed.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester Playhouse Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rape Oil &C Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufactures of Rape Oil, and other Vegetable Oils, in this Kingdom, by reducing the Duties on Rape Seed, and other Seeds producing Oil, imported from Ireland; and for allowing the free Importation of Rape Cakes for Manure from Ireland to this Kingdom.”

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. Pratt and Mr. Leeds:

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

Poor, Removals of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent unnecessary Removals of the Poor, and to promote the granting of Certificates.”

Proposed, “That the said Bill be now read a Second Time.”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Three Weeks.

Brize Norton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other the Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Brize Norton, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kildale Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Walle Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Kildale, in 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 Two 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.

Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Negotiation of Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, under a limited Sum, within that Part of Great Britain called England.

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.”

Todor et ux. against Sansam et al; Petition to estreat Appellants Recognizance.

Upon reading the Petition of Mark Sansam and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Thomas Todor and Ann his Wife; setting forth, “That the Appellants in the Year 1774 presented their Appeal to their Lordships, from a Decree of Dismission of the Court of Chancery of the 5th of July 1769, and from an Order of the said Court of the 15th of December 1768, and which Appeal was determined by their Lordships on the 27th of February 1775, when their Lordships were pleased to affirm the said Decree and Orders, and to dismiss the said Appeal with One hundred Pounds Coils: That on bringing the said Appeal, Thomas Todor entered into the usual Recognizance for prosecuting the said Appeal, and for Payment of such Coils as should be awarded in case the Decree and Order should be affirmed: That the Petitioners have used their utmost Endeavours to serve the Appellants with a Copy of their Lordships Order, and at the same Time to demand the Costs directed by the said Order, but the said Appellant Thomas Todor hath secreted himself to avoid being served therewith;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the said Recognizance entered into by the said Appellant Thomas Todor, may be estreated into His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer, or that their Lordships would be pleased to give such other Relief therein, as to the House shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Recognizance entered into by the said Thomas Todor, be estreated into His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer.

Williams against Mills:

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Mathew Mills, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House wherein John Williams the younger is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and there fore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be nonpross’d with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Write of Error nonpros’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Nonpros. on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought’ into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 17o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux. Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Dux Cumberland. Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Duresin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Middleton.
Epus. Bath.& Wells. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Bolton. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Reffen. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Chandos. Ds. Bruce.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Hertford. Camerarius. Ds. Archer.
Comes Huntingdon. D. S. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttleton.
Comes Carliol. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Camden.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Digby.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
viscount Montague.
viscount Say & Sele.
viscount Townshend.
viscount Weymouth.
viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c. Bill; King’s Consent signified.

The Lord President acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for settling Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case she shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to sell and dispose of Ely House in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House; and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames, lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Spladwick with Upthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

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. De Ferrars.
D. Bolton. L. Bp London. L. Clifton.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Durham. L. Craven.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Middleton.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Cadogan.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Batch & Wells. L. Godolphin.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Montfort.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Peterborough. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Sandys.
E. Winchilsea. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Bruce.
E. Sandwich. L. Ravensworth.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Archer.
E. Abingdon. L. Ponsonby.
E. Plymouth. L. Hyde.
E. Scarbrough. L. Walpole.
E. Rochford. L. Mansfield.
E. Poulet. L. Lyttelton.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Wycombe.
E. Cassillis. L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn. L. Scarsdale.
E. Galloway. L. Pelham.
E. Loudoun. L. Beaulieu.
E. Aberdeen. L. Camden.
E. Marchmont. L. Digby.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

St. Paul Covent Garden Workhouse &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase or hire a convenient Piece of Ground, for the Purpose of erecting a Work-house thereon, for the Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish; and for providing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish.”

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.

Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Negotiation of Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, under a limited Sum, within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

East India Company to export British Manufactures, Act to continue Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue for a limited Time so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money, to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for; the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of; England trading to the East Indies,” as obliges the said Company to export annually Goods and Merchandizes of the Growth, Product er Manufacture of Great Britain, to their Settlements in the East Indies, to a certain Value.”

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.

Earthen Ware painted, Importation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the Importation of painted Earthen Ware, (except Galley Tiles), the Manufacture of Europe, to be sold in Great Britain; and for charging the same with a Duty ad valorem.

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.

Goat Skins Raw, Importation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom, for a limited Time.”

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

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

Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Wootton Wawen, otherwise Waves Wootton, in the County of Warwick

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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Quebec Government Act, Petition to repeal:

The Lord Camden presented to the House, a Petition of His Majesty’s loyal and dutiful His ancient Subjects settled in the Province of Quebec, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, “That since the Commencement of Civil Government in this Province, their Lordships humble Petitioners, under the Protection of English Laws granted them by His sacred Majesty’s Royal Proclamation, bearing Date the Seventh Day of October, which was in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty-three, have been encouraged to adventure their Properties in Trade, Estates, and Agriculture, to a very considerable Amount, thereby rendering the Province a valuable Acquisition to Great Britain: That, to their inexpressible Grief, they find by an Act of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for the making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America” they are deprived of the Habeas Corpus Act and Trial by Juries, are subjected to arbitrary Fines and Imprisonment, and liable to be tried, both in Civil Cases and Matters of a criminal Nature, not by known and permanent Laws, but by Ordinances and Edicts which the Governor and Council are empowered to make void at their Will and Pleasure, which must render their Persons and Properties insecure, and has already deeply wounded the Credit of the Country, and confined their Views in Trade to very narrow Limits: In this cruel State of Apprehension and Uncertainty, they humbly implore their Lordships favourable Interposition, as the Hereditary Guardians of the Rights of the People, that the said Act may be repealed or amended, and that their humble Petitioners may enjoy their Constitutional Rights, Privileges, and Franchises heretofore granted to all His Majesty’s dutiful Subjects.”

The same was read by the Clerk.

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

Then it was moved, “That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province, of Quebec in North America” might be now read:

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk:

Which done,

Bill presented and rejected.

The Lord Camden presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, 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.

Then it was moved, “That the said Bill be now rejected.”

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for settling Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case she shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to sell and dispose of Ely House in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House; and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames, lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Universities, &c. Copy Right, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Four Universities in Scotland, and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges, for the Advancement of useful Learning, and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much of an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Warehouse-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries therein mentioned.”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 18o Maii 1775.

Domini tam,Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Exon. Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Ancaster. Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Carisle. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Camden.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Digby.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Clydon Enclosure Bill.

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

Leeds Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the Parish of Leeds, in the County of York, and for enfranchising Part of such Copyhold Estates; and for applying the Money arising by Sale of the Premises for the Benefit of certain Charities within the said Parish of Leeds, to which the said Estates are now appropriated,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Huntingdonshire and lsle of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Somersham, Colne, and Pidley with Fenton, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Todnam Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Todnam, otherwise Todenham, in the County of Gloucester,” was committed.

Alnham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, called Alnham Moor, or Alnham Common ; and also the In-field Grounds of the Township of Alnham, in the Parish of Alnham, in the County of Northumberland,” was committed.

Spladwick with Upthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

St. Paul Covent Gaiden Workhouse, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase or hire a convenient Piece of Ground for the Purpose of erecting a Work-house thereon, for the Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish, and for providing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Fisheries Encouragement of Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions in Europe; and for securing the Return of the Fishermen, Sailors, and others, employed in the said Fisheries to the Ports thereof, at the End of the Fishing Season;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cloathing of Forces in Ireland, to be exported, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Cloathing and Accoutrements necessary for His Majesty’s Forces, paid out of His Majesty’s Revenues arising in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be exported from thence to the Places where such Forces are ordered to serve; and for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed imported into Ireland, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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

Six Clerks Office, rebuilding of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Funds provided for rebuilding the Offices of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, by an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Office of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery; and for erecting Offices for the Register and Accountant General of the said Court, for die better preserving the Records, Decrees, Orders, and Books of Account kept in such Offices,” in building Offices for the said Six Clerks in the Garden of Lincoln’s Inn, instead of rebuilding the present Six Clerks Office in Chancery Lane, and for other Purposes,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Claydon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Lands, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township, Liberties, and Precincts of Claydon, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Leeds Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale and Enfranchisement of certain Copyhold Tenements and Premises, in the Parish of Leeds, in the County of York, Part of the Estate belonging to the Free Grammar School there, for the Purpose of erecting a Pubick Cloth Hall, and making Avenues or Passages thereto; and for applying the Purchase Money for the Benefit of the said School.”

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:

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

Huntingdonshire and Isle of Ely, draining Lands in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Somersham, Colne, and Pidley with Feuton, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Todnam Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Todnam, otherwise Todenham, in the County of Gloucester.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Alnham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, called Alnham Moor or Alnham Common, and also the In-field Grounds of the Township of Alnham, in the Parish of Alnham, in the County of Northumberland.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Paul Co-vent Garden Workhouse, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase or hire a convenient Piece of Ground, for the, Purpose of erecting a Work-house thereon, for the Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish; and for providing an additionnal Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spaldwick with Upthorpe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Spaldwick, with Upthorpe, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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.

Message from H. C. to return Jackson’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 vesting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the fame; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Poor, &. Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed m the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for building a Work-House; and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the fame may not pass into a Law:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Third Reading thereof; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the fame Time, if they think fit.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Tuesday next.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the several Estates of the late Samuel Heming Esquire, situate in Jamaica, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the same for the Payment of the Incumbrances thereon, and of his Debts; and for other, Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

New York, Memorial from the Assembly.

The Duke of Manchester presented to the House, A Memorial from the Assembly of New York.”

Moved, “That the said Memorial might be read by the Clerk.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by inferring, after “Memorial,” these Words, (“the Contents thereof not having been opened.”)

The fame was objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, “Whether these Words shall be inserted ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, “Whether the said Memorial shall be read ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, to enlarge the Term, Bill,

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to William Cookworthy, of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion, of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Publick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Moved, “That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon ? It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill behead a Second Time on Monday next.

Buckingham House, Somerset House, &i. Bill; Her Majesty’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl Waldegrave acquainted the House, “That Her Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for setting Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon, the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to fell and dispose of Ely House in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House, and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was pleased to consent (as far as Her 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 for setting Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case She (hall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to fell and dispose of Ely House in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Public Offices in Somerset House, and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

East India Company, to export British Manufactures, Act to continue, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner, and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the EAst Indies,” as obliges the said Company to export annually Goods and Merchandizes of the Growth, Product, or Manufacture, of Great Britain, to their Settlements in the East Indies, to a certain Value.”

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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Goat Skins, Raw, Importation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom for a limited Time.”

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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Earthen Ware, painted, Importation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Importation of Painted Earthern Ware (except Galley Tiles) the Manufacture of Europe, to be fold in Great Britain; and for charging the fame with a Duty ad valorem.”

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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

University Copy Right Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Four Universities in Scotland, and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books, given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges for the Advancement of useful Learning and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much of an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Ware House-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries therein mentioned.”

After some Time die House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 19o Maii. 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Gower, Praefes. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Richmond.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Casssllis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Alexander et al. against Paterson et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Alexander Esquire, Provost of Stirling, and others, are Appellants, and John Paterson and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Cuthbert against Mackenzie and Paterson.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Cuthbert of Farnese is Appellant, and Ann Mackenzie and Richard Paterson her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Wootton Wawen, otherwise Waves Wootton in the County of Warwick” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet,)

“Pr. 16. L. 15. Leave out from (“Meadows”) to (“Provided”) in Press 18, Line 2.”

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

Fisheries, Encouragement, of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions in Europe; and for securing the Return of the Fisher-men, Sailors, and others employed in the said Fisheries, to the Ports thereof, at the End of the Fishing Season.”

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.

Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and explaining an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and Support of the Civil Government within the Province of Quebec, in America to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Universities Copy Right Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Four Universities in Scotland, and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges, for the Advancement of useful Learning, and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much of an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Ware-House-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Earthen Ware, painted, Importation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the Importation of painted Earthen Ware, (except Galley Tiles) the Manufacture of Europe, to be fold in Great Britain, and for charging the same with a Duty ad valorem

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Goat Skins, Raw, Importation ot, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East India Company to export British Manufactures, Act to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue for a limited Time so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money, to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner, and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies,” as obliges the said Company to export annually Goods and Merchandizes of the Growth, Produa, or Manufacture of Great Britain, to their Settlements in the East Indies, to a certain Value.”

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 Mr. Pratt and Mr. Leeds:

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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.

Cloathing of the Forces in Ireland, to be exported, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Cloathing and Accoutrements necessary for His Majesty’s Forces, paid out of His Majesty’s Revenues arising in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be exported from thence to the Places where such Forces are Ordered to serve; and for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed imported into Ireland, for a limited 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.

Six Clerks Offices, rebuilding of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Funds provided for rebuilding the Offices of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, by an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Office of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, and for erecting Offices for the Register and Accountant General of the said Court, for the better preserving the Records, Decrees, Orders, and Books of Account, kept in such Offices;” in building Offices for the said Six Clerks, in the Garden of Lincoln’s Inn, instead of rebuilding the present Six Clerks Office in Chancery Lane; and for other Purposes.”

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.

Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, to enlarge the Term, Bill Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers of Earthen Ware in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, “That the Petitioners are informed that a Bill is depending before their Lordships, “for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to William Cook-worthy of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion, of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Publick:” That the Petitioners apprehend that if such Bill should pass into a Law, it would be very injurious to the Petitioners, and all other Persons concerned in the Potteries of this Kingdom, as well as the Publick in general;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be heard by themselves or “their Counsel against the said Bill:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel as desired, at the Second Reading thereof; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the fame Time, if they think fit.

Writs For Members of H. C. during the Recess, Act to amend. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act:, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act: to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cookworthy’s lottere Patent Bill; Warden of the Fleet to bring a Witness to be examined on it.

Ordered, That the Warden of the Prison of the Flag do on Monday Morning next bring John Bolton, now in his Custody, to this House, in order to be examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to William Cookworthy of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion, of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Public.”

Hill against St. John, in En or; Petition for Rehearing.

A Petition of James Tomkinson, Agent for Robert Hill Clerk, was offered to the House, alledging that it appears by an Entry in the Minutes of their Lordships Proceedings of the Eleventh Instant, “That, after arguing the Errors assigned m the Cause, wherein Robert Hill Clerk was Plaintiff, and Goodyer Saint John Esquire was Defendant, and hearing the Opinions of the Judges of the Court of Exchequer (except Mr. Baron Perron, who was ill), the Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench was affirmed: That the Petitioner is informed, and believes, that such Entry is contrary to the Opinions of the Majority of their Lordships then present, and humbly conceives against the Justice of the Case, and to the manifest Injury of the Petitioner;” and there fore praying their Lordships, “Will be pleased to order a Re-hearing of the said Cause, or that such other Order may be made as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Ordered, That the said Petition be read on Monday next, after Twelve of the Clock; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunse, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis fie decernentibus.