House of Lords Journal Volume 29
March 1760, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: March 1760, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 611-632. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114482 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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March 1760, 21-31

DIE Veneris, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Gloucester and Hereford Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual, and continuing the Term, and enlarging and altering the Powers, of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the City of Gloucester towards the City of Hereford; and for repairing other Roads, in the County of Gloucester, in the said Act mentioned," 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."

Shoreham Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Piers and other Works, for the Security and Improvement of the Harbour of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex; and for keeping the same in Repair."

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. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Catton Common, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, or Wastes, and Common Grounds, within the Manor and Soke of Catton, in the County of York."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. of Hopetoun, Curator of Marq. of Annandale, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Hopetoun, Curator of Law to George Vanden Bempde Marquis of Annandale his Uncle, a Lunatick, and the Curator of Law of the said Marquis for the Time being, to grant Feus of certain Lands, Houses, and others, in the County of Dumfries; and to exchange certain Lands therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lethieullier's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling Part of the settled Estate of Smart Lethieullier Esquire, in the County of Essex; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Messages from thence, to return the Bill for the E. of Sandwich & al. to qualify for an Office in Ireland.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and the Governors of The Charter House, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-house, to grant Building or other Leases of some Parts of the Estates of the said Hospital, lying in the Parish of Saint James, Clerkenwell, and elsewhere, in the County of Middlesex, for such Terms of Years as are therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Seagrave Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, within the Lordship (fn. 1) of and Liberty of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 28th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Charteris's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion, made on Wednesday last, to dispense with the Standing Order in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of the late Francis Charteris Esquire; and for purchasing of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that directed to be sold, as required by the said Order.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case.

Bowles, Committee of Beynon's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Thomas Beynon Esquire, a Lunatick, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, for the Benefit of the said Thomas Beynon and his Heirs," stands committed, be revived; and meet on Monday next.

His Majesty's Advocate against Edwards.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Edwards Esquire is Respondent, which is appointed to be heard on Monday next; praying, "In regard the Matters in Dispute between the Parties in this Cause have been referred to Arbitrators, and are not yet finally settled, that the Hearing thereof may be put off till the next Session of Parliament; the Respondent's Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Hawksworth Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Hawksworth, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Maitland against Gordon.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Major Arthur Maitland is Appellant, and William Gordon Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next.

Market Harborough, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough in the County of Leicester, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon; and by one other Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, the said former Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Hunwicke Edge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Moor or Common called Hunwicke Edge, in the Manor of Bondgate, and County of Durham;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Dunchurch Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from The Dun Cow in the Town of Dunchurch to the Town of Hill Morton in the County of Warwick, and from thence to Saint James's End in the Parish of Duston in the County of Northampton; and for making the same Acts more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ugglebarnby Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manors of Ugglebarnby and Eskdaleside, in the Parish of Whitby, and County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hinckley Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Hinckley to Woeful Bridge, and also from Hoo-Ash-Lane through Old Lane, and from Swannington to Lee Gutter, and from thence to Melbourn Common, and from Ibstock to Measham, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Davidstow Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Haleworthy, in the Parish of Davidstow in the County of Cornwall, to the East End of Wadebridge in the said County, and from the West End of Wadebridge aforesaid, into and through the Borough of Mitchell in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 24o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. (fn. 3) Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple. (fn. 2)
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

E. of Rothes against Philp.

The Answer of John Philp, to the Appeal of John Earl of Rothes and Hannah Countess of Rothes, and William Viscount Barrington surviving Trustee for the Children of the said Earl and Countess, was brought in.

Gloucester Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual, and continuing the Term, and enlarging and altering the Powers, of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the City of Gloucester towards the City of Hereford; and for repairing other Roads in the County of Gloucester, in the said Act 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 Mr. Harris and Mr. Daval:

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

Wey River Navigation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and continuing the Navigation of the River Wey, otherwife Wye, in the County of Surry, to the Town of "Godalming, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Beaconsfield Road, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield in the County of Bucks, to Stoken Church in the County of Oxon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stoke Goldington Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, of the Eighth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, the Ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Highways between the House commonly called The Horse-shoe House, in the Parish of Stoke Goldington in the County of Bucks, and the Town of Northampton, and the Road from the North Bridge of Newport Pagnel in the County of Bucks to the Horse-shoe House;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bowies, Committee of Beynon's Bill:

The Lord Bishop of Saint Asaph reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Thomas Beynon Esquire, a Lunatick, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, for the Benefit of the said Thomas Beynon and his Heirs," 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.

Owston Common, Bill:

The Lord Bishop of Saint Asaph also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Constablery of Owston, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Strode's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling certain Manors, Capital Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Hertford, comprized in a Settlement made by William Strode Esquire, deceased; and for purchasing with the Money arising by such Sale other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Newcastle.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Sandys.

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

E. Ferrers's Certiorari, with the Indictment, brought in:

The House being informed, "That the Writ of Certiorari, issued for removing the Bill of Indictment for Murder, found by the Grand Jury of the County of Leicester against Lawrence Earl Ferrers, with the Return and the said Indictment, were brought into this House:"

His Trial appointed:

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Lawrence Earl Ferrers be tried, upon the said Indictment, on Wednesday the 16th Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.

Ordered, That the Trial of the said Earl be had in Westminster Hall.

Address for a Place in Westminster Hall, and for a Lord High Steward, for the said Trial:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To acquaint His Majesty, that this House hath appointed the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers to begin, in Westminster Hall, on Wednesday the 16th Day of April next; and humbly to desire, That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Orders for a Place to be prepared in the said Hall, for the said Trial; and also to appoint a Lord High Steward, to continue during the said Trial."

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

Committee to consider proper Methods of proceeding.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be appointed a Committee, to consider of the proper Methods of proceeding in order to the said Trial; and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

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

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission under the Great Seal, for declaring His Royal Assent to certain Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Keeper said;

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be present here this Day in His Royal Person, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under His Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to certain Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly set forth: His Majesty hath also, by the said Commission, authorized and commanded the said Commissioners, who are appointed by former Letters Patent to hold this Parliament, to declare and notify, in His Absence, His Royal Assent to the said Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose. Which Commission you will now hear read."

And the said Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; to Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore:" "An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby:" "An Act for making more effectual, and continuing the Term, and enlarging and altering the Powers, of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the City of Gloucester towards the City of Hereford; and for repairing other Roads in the County of Gloucester, in the said Act mentioned:" "An Act for erecting Piers and other Works, for the Security and Improvement of the Harbour of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex; and for keeping the same in Repair:" "An Act to enable the most Noble Francis Duke of Bridgewater to make a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from or near Worsley Mill, over the River Irwell, to the Town of Manchester in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and to or near Longford Bridge in the Township of Stretford in the said County:" "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices:" "An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-house, to grant Building or other Leases of some Parts of the Estates of the said Hospital, lying in the Parish of Saint James Clerkenwell, and elsewhere, in the County of Middlesex, for such Terms of Years as are therein mentioned:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish, Township, and Liberties, of Sulgrave, in the County of Northampton:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mackworth, in the County of Derby:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Field, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in Marston Saint Lawrence, in the County of Northampton:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields in the Parish of Hoby, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields within the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk; and for extinguishing the Rights of Common or Shackage in the said Common Fields, and certain other Lands in the said Parish, called Half-year Closes:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Somerby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Barford, in the County of Warwick:" "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Moor or Common called Hunwicke Edge, in the Manor of Bondgate, and County of Durham:" "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Exuperius Turner Esquire with Elizabeth Louisa his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Mark Goodflesh Gentleman with Elizabeth Fielding his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to enable James Hammett Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Hamlyn only:" "An Act to enable Henry Stoffold and Robert Stoffold Gentlemen, now called Henry Austen and Robert Austen, and their Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Austen, instead of their own Surname and Arms, pursuant to the Will of Robert Austen Esquire, deceased:" "An Act to qualify and enable Samuel Hallet Esquire, now called Samuel Farewell, and his Heirs, to use and take, in Exchange for his and their own Surname, the Surname of Farewell, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Farewell Esquire, deceased:" "An Act to enable Thomas Lewis Esquire and his Heirs Male to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Lloyd, pursuant to the Will of Richard Lloyd Esquire, deceased:" "An Act for naturalizing Peter Trapaud, Nicholas Battier, Christopher Battier, John Ralph Battier, Abel Mitz, Peter Aubertin, John William Smith, Gabriel Anthony Ernst, Frederick Nicolas Graff, Emanuel Philip Bize, and David Samuel Henry Duveluz:" "An Act for naturalizing Maria Elizabeth Spencer, Wife of Richard Spencer Esquire:" And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained; and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Grandson George Prince of Wales, Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Granville Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors George Lord Anson First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And finally We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. And whereas, by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the same Our most Dear Grandson, Our said most Dear Son, and to the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same; and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, should be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue, Our said Parliament. We do hereby further declare, That Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing, therein contained, are, and shall be, in as full Force and Strength (these Our Letters Patent or any Thing herein notwithstanding) as if these Presents had not been had or made. And Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the same Our most Dear Grandson, Our said most Dear Son, and the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patent mentioned and expressed, that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-fourth Day of March, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Lord Keeper said:

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both the Commissions already mentioned to you (one whereof has been now read), we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the last Commission described; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

"2. An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby."

"3. An Act for making more effectual, and continuing the Term, and enlarging and altering the Powers, of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the City of Gloucester towards the City of Hereford; and for repairing other Roads in the County of Gloucester, in the said Act mentioned."

"4. An Act for erecting Piers and other Works, for the Security and Improvement of the Harbour of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex; and for keeping the same in Repair."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words,

"Le Roy 'le veult."

"5. An Act to enable the most Noble Francis Duke of Bridgewater to make a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from or near Worsley Mill, over the River Irwell, to the Town of Manchester in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and to or near Longford Bridge in the Township of Stretford in the said County."

"6. An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to quality themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices."

"7. An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter House, to grant Building or other Leases of some Parts of the Estates of the said Hospital, lying in the Parish of Saint James Clerkenwell, and elsewhere, in the County of Middlesex, for such Terms of Years as are therein mentioned."

"8. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish, Township, and Liberties, of Sulgrave, in the County of Northampton."

"9. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mackworth, in the County of Derby."

"10. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Field, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in Marston Saint Lawrence, in the County of Northampton."

"11. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields in the Parish of Hoby, in the County of Leicester."

"12. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields within the Parish of Lutcham, alias Litcham, in the County of Norfolk; and for extinguishing the Rights of Common or Shackage in the said Common Fields, and certain other Lands in the said Parish, called Half-year Closes."

"13. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Somerby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

"14. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Barford, in the County of Warwick."

"15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common called Hunwicke Edge, in the Manor of Bondgate, and County of Durham."

Ugglebarnby Common, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manors of Ugglebarnby and Eskdaleside, in the Parish of Whitby and County of York."

King's Answer to Address concerning Earl Ferrers's Trial.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday, for a Place to be prepared in Westminster Hall for the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers, and for the Appointment of a Lord High Steward; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Orders accordingly.

E. Rothes & al. against Philp.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Earl of Rothes and others are Appellants, and John Philp Esquire is Respondent:"

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

Beaconsfield Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield in the County of Bucks, to Stoken Church in the County of Oxon."

Dutch. Cornwall, Leases, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Chesterfield Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield to Matlock Bridge, and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green, and also the Road leading out of the last mentioned Road to the Turnpike Road near Rowesly Bridge in the County of Derby."

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.

Dunchurch Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers contained in Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from The Dun Cow in the Town of Dunchurch, to the Town of Hill Morton in the County of Warwick, and from thence to Saint James's End, in the Parish of Duston in the County of Northampton; and for making the said Acts more effectual."

Hawksworth Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, and Common Pasture Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Hawksworth, in the County of Nottingham."

Stocke Goldington, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, of the Eighth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, the Ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Highways between the House commonly called The Horse-shoe House in the Parish of Stoke Goldington in the County of Bucks and the Town of Northampton, and the Road from the North Bridge of Newport Pagnel in the County of Bucks; to the Horse-shoe House."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Moray.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Morgan against Hurst & al.

The Answer of William Hurst, Edward Hurst an Infant by the said William Hurst his next Friend, Elizabeth Allen, Lucy Allen, and John Philips, to the Appeal of Thomas Morgan Esquire and others, was brought in.

E. Ferrers's Trial; Report of Committee concerning.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the proper Methods of proceeding in order to the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers, upon the Bill of Indictment for Murder, found against him, "That the Committee have met, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred; and have come to the following Resolutions; videlicet,

"That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Lord Keeper do write Letters to all the absent Lords, to acquaint them, that the House expects their Attendance at the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers on Wednesday the 16th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Morning; and that, in the Letters to be wrote to any of the Royal Family, the Form be, that the House desires their Presence at such Trial.

"That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, that the Lords be called over on Friday next; and that all the Lords be summoned for that Purpose.

"That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That His Majesty's Surveyor General do prepare Seats in Westminster Hall, at the said Trial, for the same Number of Persons, and in the same Manner, as at the Trials of the Earls of Kilmarnock and Cromertie, and the Lord Balmerino, in the Year 1746."

Then the said Report was read by the Clerk.

And the First Resolution, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House, and ordered accordingly.

Then the Second Resolution being read a Second Time;

The House was moved, pursuant to the Direction of the Committee.

And thereupon Ordered, That the House be called over on Friday next; and that all the Lords be summoned for that Purpose.

Then the Third Resolution, being read a 2d Time, was agreed to by the House, and ordered accordingly.

Southam Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Southam, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D. of Devonshire's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to make Leases, for any Term not exceeding Ninety-nine Years, of certain Estates lying in the Parish of Saint James, Westm'r, in the County of Middlesex, devised to him by the Will of the Right Honourable Dorothy Countess of Burlington, deceased," 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.

Spencer's Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower John Spencer Esquire to make Leases of the Manor of Wimbledon, and of Lands and Grounds in Wimbledon, Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Putney, and Wandsworth, in the County of Surry, given and devised by, and purchased in Pursuance of the Will of, the Most Noble Sarah late Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, respectively, in order for building upon and improving the same," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chesterfield Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield to Matlock Bridge, and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green, and also the Road leading out of the last-mentioned Road to the Turnpike Road near Rowesly Bridge in the County of Derby," 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."

Davidstow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Haleworthy in the Parish of Davidstow in the County of Cornwall, to the East End of Wadebridge in the said County, and from the West End of Wadebridge aforesaid into and through the Borough of Mitchell in the said County."

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

D. Bolton.
D. Ancaster.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Bredalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Guilford.
E. Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.

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

River Wey Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending and continuing the Navigation of the River Wey, otherwise Wye, in the County of Surry, to the Town of Godalming in the said County."

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

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

Hinckley and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Hinckley to Woeful Bridge, and also from Hoo-Ash-Lane through Old Lane, and from Swannington to Lee Gutter, and from thence to Melbourn Common, and from Ibstock to Measham, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby."

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

Charteris's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of the late Francis Charteris Esquire; and for purchasing of other Lands, 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 it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Devall:

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

Longton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing divers Parcels of Waste Grounds or Commons in Longton, in the County of Lancaster; and for enjoying Part thereof as a Stinted Pasture until the Enclosure of the same."

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 same Messengers:

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

Market Harborough, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers, granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton in the County of Huntingdon; and by One other Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, the said former Act."

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.

Hawksworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Hawksworth, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Dunchurch Road, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from The Dun Cow in the Town of Dunchurch to the Town of Hill Morton in the County of Warwick, and from thence to Saint James's End in the Parish of Duston in the County of Northampton; and for making the same Acts more effectual."

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.

Corbet & al against Jardine & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Corbet Provost, and others, Magistrates and Town Counsellors of the Borough of Dumfries, elected at Michaelmas 1759, and of John Clark, John Ewart, and Samuel Clark, Voters at the said Election, named by the Provost in Place of Three absent Counsellors; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th and 6th Days of this Instant March; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that John Jardine and others, Complainers, may be required to answer the said Appeal; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Jardine and others, Complainers, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twenty-third Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon their Procurators or Agents shall be deemed good Service.

Governors of Stephens's Hospital against Swan.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein the Governors and Guardians of Doctor Stephens's Hospital are Appellants, and Daniel Swan is Respondent:

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

Spirituous Liquors, additional Duty, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors, by laying additional Duties thereon; for shortening the Prohibition of making Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or other Grain, and from Meal, Flour, and Bran; for encouraging the Exportation of British made Spirits; and for more effectually securing the Duties payable upon Spirits, and preventing the fraudulent Re-landing or Importation thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Eleazer Edwards Merchant is Appellant, and James Griffith Carroll Esquire Respondent, which stands appointed for Friday, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause wherein Welbore Ellis Esquire is Appellant, and Neal Segrave Esquire Respondent, et è contra, which stood appointed for that Day, be put off till Monday the 21st Day of April next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 27o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Moray.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Gower.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Morgan against E. of Winchilsea.

The Answer of Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, to the Appeal of Thomas Morgan Esquire and others:

His Majesty's Advocate against Fraser.

And also the Answer of Captain James Fraser of Belladrum, to the Cross Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland;

Were brought in.

Folksworth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Parish of Folkesworth, in the County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fagge's and Sir James Peachy's Bill.

The Earl of Guilford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Tenements and Hereditaments in the County of Sussex, settled by John Meres Fagge Esquire, upon the Marriage of Elizabeth his Daughter with Sir John Peachey Baronet, in Trustees, in order to convey the same to Sir William Peere Williams Baronet; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof," 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 Satissaction 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.

Market Harborough Road, Bill.

The Lord Vere reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers, granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough in the County of Leicester, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton in the County of Huntingdon; and by One other Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, the said former Act," 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."

Oakhampton Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton in the County of Devon," 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."

D. of Devonshire's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to make Leases, for any Term not exceeding Ninetynine Years, of certain Estates lying in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, devised to him by the Will of the Right Honourable Dorothy Countess of Burlington, deceased."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Spencer's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower John Spencer Esquire to make Leases of the Manor of Wimbledon, and of Lands and Grounds in Wimbledon, Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Putney, and Wandsworth, in the County of Surry, given and devised by, and purchased in Pursuance of the Will of, the most Noble Sarah late Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, respectively, in order for building upon and improving the same."

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. Harris and Mr. Devall:

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

Spirituous Liquors, additional Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors, by laying additional Duties thereon, for shortening the Prohibition of making Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or other Grain, and from Meal, Flour, and Bran, for encouraging the Ex portation of British-made Spirits; and for more effectually securing the Duties payable upon Spirits, and preventing the fraudulent Re-landing or Importation thereof."

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.

Beaconsfield Road, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield in the County of Bucks, to Stoken Church in the County of Oxon."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Moray.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Gower.
E. Guilford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.

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

Chesterfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield, to Matlock Bridge, and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green, and also the Road leading out of the last-mentioned Road to the Turnpike Road near Rowesly Bridge, in the County of Derby."

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.

Ugglebarnby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manors of Ugglebarnby and Eskdaleside, in the Parish of Whitby and 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hayton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Arable Fields, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, and Commons, in the Township of Hayton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wrotham Road, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from The Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham in the County of Kent, and from thence to the Village of Foot's Cray in the said County, to the Road leading from The Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Maidstone."

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.

E. of Sandwich takes the Oaths.

John Earl of Sandwich took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first produced a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Coopey to take the Name of Brent.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Coopey Doctor of Physick, and Humphry Brent Coopey his Brother, and their Issue Male, respectively, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Brent, pursuant to the Will of Humphry Brent, late of The Middle Temple, London, Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Governors of Stephens's Hospital against Swan:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Governors and Guardians of the Hospital founded by Doctor Richard Stephens within the City of Dublin, the Reverend William Grubier Clerk, the Minister, and James Cusack and Thomas Potterton, Church-wardens, of the Parish of Athboy, in the County of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland, John Sellen Allen Gentleman, and John Putland Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 14th Day of February 1759; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and set aside; and that the Appellants might have such further and other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require:" As also upon the Answer of Daniel Swan Esquire put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Respondent's Bill in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be dismissed, without Costs.

Stocke Goldington, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, of the Eighth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Ann, the Ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Highways between the House commonly called The Horse-shoe House, in the Parish of Stoke Goldington in the County of Bucks, and the Town of Northampton, and the Road from the North Bridge of Newport Pagnel in the County of Bucks to The Horseshoe House."

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 28o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Seagrave Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester," 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."

Davidstow Roads, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Haleworthy in the Parish of Davidstow in the County of Cornwall, to the East End of Wadebridge in the said County, and from the West End of Wadebridge aforesaid into and through the Borough of Mitchell in the said County," 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."

River Wey Navigation Bill.

The Earl of Egremont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and continuing the Navigation of the River Wey, otherwise Wye, in the County of Surry, to the Town of Godalming in the said County," 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."

Fagge and Sir J. Peachy's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Tenements and Hereditaments in the County of Sussex, settled by John Meres Fagge Esquire, upon the Marriage of Elizabeth his Daughter with Sir John Peachey Baronet, in Trustees, to convey the same to Sir William Peere Williams Baronet; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Devall:

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

Oakhampton Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Harborough Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough in the County of Leicester, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton in the County of Huntingdon; and by one other Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, the said former Act."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hayton Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, and Commons, in the Township of Hayton, in the County of Nottingham."

Southam Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Southam in the County of Warwick."

Hawksworth Common, Bill.

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

Dutchy of Cornwall, Leases, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; 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 on the said Bill, on Monday next.

Folkesworth Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Parish of Folkesworth, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Argyll.
E. Lincoln.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Harthill Common, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, or Open Piece of Waste Ground, in the Parish or Township of Harthill with Woodhall, in the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

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

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

Spirituous Liquors, additional Ducy, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors, by laying additional Duties thereon; for shortening the Prohibition of the making Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or other Grain, and from Meal, Flour, and Bran; for encouraging the Exportation of British-made Spirits; and for more effectually securing the Duties payable upon Spirits, and preventing the fraudulent Re-landing or Importation thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Tamworth Road, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Road from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester, and from Sawley Ferry in the said County to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliffe Lane leading to Ashby de la Zouch aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Barrow upon Soar Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Barrow upon Soar, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

The House called.

The House (according to Order) was called over. And the Names of the Lords who did not appear being called over a Second Time, the Lords following were absent; (videlicet,)

Lord Ponsonby.
Lord Bruce.
Lord Chedworth.
Lord King.
Lord Romney.
Lord Onslow.
Lord Bathurst.
Lord Masham.
Lord Trevor.
Lord Middleton.
Lord Hay.
Lord Cathcart.
Lord Craven.
Lord Arundel of Trerice.
Lord Delamer.
Lord Byron.
Lord Strange.
Lord Maynard.
Lord Hunsdon.
Lord Willoughby de Broke.
Lord Dacre.
Lord Audley.
Bishop of Oxford.
Bishop of Landaff.
Bishop of Worcester.
Bishop of Norwich.
Bishop of Exeter.
Bishop of Hereford.
Bishop of Winchester.
Bishop of London.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hereford.
Earl Darlington.
Earl Harcourt.
Earl Buckinghamshire.
Earl Orford.
Earl Graham.
Earl Macclesfield.
Earl Harborough.
Earl Stanhope.
Earl Sussex.
Earl Bristol.
Earl Tankerville.
Earl Uxbridge.
Earl Dartmouth.
Earl Oxford.
Earl Findlater.
Earl Lauderdale.
Earl Home.
Earl Rothes.
Earl Godolphin.
Earl Poulet.
Earl Jersey.
Earl Coventry.
Earl Rochford.
Earl Bradford.
Earl Scarbrough.
Earl Abingdon.
Earl Anglesey.
Earl Essex.
Earl Thanet.
Earl Chesterfield.
Earl Stamford.
Earl Denbigh.
Earl Northampton.
Earl Exeter.
Earl Salisbury.
Earl Pembroke.
Earl Derby.
Marquis Lothian.
Marquis Tweeddale.
Duke Dorset.
Duke Chandos.
Duke Manchester.
Duke Portland.
Duke Bedford.
Duke St. Albans.
Duke Beaufort.
Duke Grafton.
Duke Cleveland.
Duke Somerset.
Lord Steward.
Lord President.
Duke of Cumberland.
Prince of Wales.

West Farndon Common, Bill; His Majesty's Consent signified:

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Hamlet, and Liberties, of West Farndon, in the Parish of Woodford, otherwise Halse Woodford, in the County of Northampton," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

And to Southam Common, Bill.

The Earl of Holdernesse also acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Southam, in the County of Warwick," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Witnesses to attend on E. Ferrers's Trial.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Burgeland, Elizabeth Saxon, Elizabeth Doleman, Margaret Clifford, Sarah Johnson, Thomas Kirkland, William Tomlinson, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Watering, Springthorpe, and Curzon, do attend this House, as Witnesses, to be examined at the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers, in Westm'r Hall, on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.

Broad Wheels Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act of Parliament passed in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making more effectual the several Acts passed for repairing the Highways of this Kingdom, as restrains Waggons travelling for Hire, with Wheels of a less Breadth than Two Inches and a Half when worn, from being drawn with more than Three Horses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Henley, Ld. Keeper, introduced:

The Earl of Holdernesse signified to the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to create Sir Robert Henley, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain, a Baron of Great Britain, by the Style and Title of Lord Henley Baron of Grainge in the County of Southampton."

Whereupon his Lordship, taking in his Hand the Purse with the Great Seal, retired to the lower End of the House; and, having there put on his Robes, was introduced, between the Lord Delawarr and the Lord Sandys (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, in his Coat of Arms, carrying his Lordship's Patent (which he delivered to him at the Steps before the Throne) and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Lordship (after Three Obeisances) laid down his Letters Patent upon the Chair of State, kneeling; and from thence took and delivered them to the Clerk, who read the same at the Table.

The said Letters Patent bear Date the 27th Day of March, in the 33d Year of the Reign of His present Majesty.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Robert Henley of Grainge Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give you Advice: And this you may in no Wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentyseventh Day of March, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign."

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench; and from thence went to the upper End of the Earls Bench, and sat there as Lord Keeper; and then his Lordship returned to the Woolsack.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

E. of March and Ruglen's Pet. claiming the Title of E. of Caffillis:

The Earl of Holdernesse (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of William Earl of Cassillis, Ruglen, and March, relating to the Titles and Honours claimed by the Petitioner; with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.

And the same were read by the Clerk, and are as follow:

"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of William Earl of Cassillis, Ruglen, and March;

"Sheweth,

"That, from the Records of the Parliament of Scotland, and other authentick Documents, it appears, that Gilbert Kennedy of Donure was, by King James the Second of Scotland, about Three Hundred Years ago, created Lord Kennedy; and that, in the Year 1509, David Lord Kennedy his Descendant was created Earl of Cossillis; but of those Creations there is no Patent now extant or upon Record.

"That David the First Earl was succeeded by his Son Gilbert; he by his Son, likewise Gilbert; the Second Gilbert by his Son, also Gilbert; who was succeeded by his Son John; and he by his Nephew John the Sixth Earl of Cassillis.

"That the last-mentioned John Earl of Cassillis having resigned his Earldom and Estate into the Hands of the Crown, King Charles the First, by Charter under the Great Seal, dated the 29th of September 1642, re-granted the same unto the said Earl for Life, and to John Lord Kennedy his Eldest Son, and the Heirs Male and Female of their Bodies respectively, as mentioned in the Charter; whom failing, to the Earl's Heirs Male whatsoever.

"That the said John Lord Kennedy, become Earl of Cassillis by his Father's Death, likewise resigned the Honours and Estate of Cassillis into the Hands of the Crown; and King Charles the Second, by Charter under the Great Seal, dated the 24th of April 1671, re-granted the same to the said John the 7th Earl of Cassillis, and the Heirs Male and Female of his own and his Father John the 6th Earl's Bodies, in Manner therein mentioned; whom all failing, to the said John the 7th Earl's nearest Heirs Male.

"That the said John the 7th Earl of Cassillis had a Son, John Lord Kennedy, who died in his Father's Life-time, leaving Issue only One Son, John, who was the 8th and last Earl of Cassillis.

"That, by the Death of the said John last Earl of Cassillis without Issue, the Titles and Honours of Earl of Cassillis and Lord Kennedy are descended to your Petitioner the Great Grandson of John the 7th Earl of Cassillis, Grantee of the Charters 1642 and 1671, by his Eldest Daughter Anne Countess of Ruglen, all the Male Issue of his Body being extinct.

"That, nevertheless, Sir Thomas Kennedy of Colzean Baronet has assumed the said Titles and Honours of Earl of Cassillis and Lord Kennedy, under Pretence of being the Heir Male of the Family.

"The Petitioner therefore most humbly prays Your Majesty, that You will be graciously pleased to declare and allow his Right to the said Titles and Honours of Earl of Cassillis and Lord Kennedy, or give such Direction therein as Your Majesty in Your great Wisdom shall think proper.

"Cassillis, Ruglen, and March."

"Whitehall, March 31st, 1760.

"His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned; and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Holdernesse."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Sir T. Kennedy's Pet. relating to the same Peerage.

Then the Earl of Holdernesse (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of Sir Thomas Kennedy, relating to the same Titles and Honours; with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.

And the same were read by the Clerk; and are as follow:

"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of Sir Thomas Kennedy, Heir Male of John late Earl of Cassillis;

"Sheweth,

"2d November 1404.

"That, by a Charter in 1404, Robert the Third King of Scotland granted the Barony of Cassillis to Sir Gilbert Kennedy and to James Kennedy his Son, and the Heirs Male of his Body; and, failing these, to several other Heirs Male therein named.

"27th & 28th Jan. 1405.

"That King Robert the Third soon after granted to the said James Kennedy and to Mary Stewart his Wife, King Robert's Daughter, and the same Heirs Male mentioned in the former Grant, the Barony of Dalrymple; and appointed the said James Kennedy, and the Heirs Male aforesaid, the Head of the whole Tribe, in all Questions, Articles, and Affairs thereto belonging.

"2d August 1450. 18th Feb. 1450/51.

"That His Majesty King James the Second, in 1450, not only confirmed the Two last mentioned Grants; but of new granted the Barony of Cassillis in Favour of Gilbert the Son of the said James Kennedy, and Grandson of King Robert the Third, and the Heirs Male of his Body; and, failing these, to a Series of Heirs Male only.

"That the said Gilbert was soon after created Lord Kennedy; and, in 1509, before Patents were in Use, his Son Lord Kennedy was created Earl of Cassillis; since which Time, for the Space of 250 Years, the Estate and the Title of Honour and Dignity of Earl of Cassillis have been held and enjoyed by the Heirs Male only of David, first created Earl of Cassillis in 1509.

"That, by the Law of Scotland, Titles of Honour, where there is no Patent regulating the Descent, are considered as Male Fiefs, and do invariably descend to the Heirs Male of the First Grantee so long as any exist.

"That your Petitioner, upon the Death of John late Earl of Cassillis, in August 1759, was, agreeable to the Forms of the Law of Scotland, duly served and cognosced to be the nearest Heir Male of the said John late Earl of Cassillis; and, being lineally descended of David the First Earl of Cassillis, he most humbly apprehends, he is entitled to the Title of Honour and Dignity of Earl of Cassillis.

"The Petitioner therefore most humbly prays, that the Title and Dignity of Earl of Cassillis may be declared to belong to the Petitioner and his Heirs Male.

"And the Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.

"Thomas Kennedy."

"Whitehall, March 31st, 1760.

"His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned; and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Holdernesse."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That the said Committee do meet, to consider the said Petitions, on Wednesday next.

Rules, &c. relating to E. Ferrers's Trial.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported, from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the proper Methods of proceeding, in order to the Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers, "That the Committee have met, and inspected Precedents in the Journals of this House upon former Trials of Peers in Capital Cases, and have come to the following Resolutions; videlicet,

"1. That it is the Opinion of the Committee, That the House be moved, that an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be pleased to give Order, that such Guards do attend, during the said Trial, as have been usual in Cases of Trials.

"2. That, on the Day appointed for the said Trial, every Peer, who hath a Right to sit and vote in Parliament, do appear at and attend such Trial; and that the whole Body of the House of Peers do meet here, in their Robes, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning; and that their Lordships do go down into Westminster Hall, in their Robes, in order to the said Trial.

"3. That, during the said Trial, the Names of the Lords be called over, before they go down into Westminster Hall to the Trial; and that the Names of the absent Lords be set down by the Clerk of this House.

"4. That the same Order be observed, in going down into Westm'r Hall, as was on going thither on the 28th of July 1746, to the Trials of the Earls of Kilmarnock and Cromertie and the Lord Balmerino; and that Minor Peers do walk in the Procession immediately after the Peers Eldest Sons.

"5. That the Lord High Steward do acquaint the Lord to be tried, and all other Persons who may have Occasion to speak to the Court, that they address themselves to the Lords in general, and not to the Lord High Steward.

"6. That the Lords do keep their Places in the Court in Westm'r Hall during the said Trial.

"7. That, in case the Lord indicted of Murder should plead Guilty to his Indictment, the House be immediately adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament.

"8. That every Peer, when he gives his Judgement, shall declare his Opinion, Guilty, or Not Guilty, upon his Honour, laying his Right Hand upon his Breast.

"9. That the Lord Great Chamberlain be desired to take Care, and give Order, that the Two First Benches on each Side of the Court in Westm'r Hall be kept for Peeresses and their Daughters only.

"10. That the Clerk of the Crown in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, or his Deputy, do attend, to assist the Clerks of this House, during the said Trial.

"11. That all Proclamations to be made in the Court in Westm'r Hall, during the said Trial, be made in the King's Name.

"12. That all the Lords of this House, who have personally appeared in this Session, or shall personally appear in this House before the Trial of the said Earl, shall have Eight Tickets each delivered to him or them by the Lord Great Chamberlain's Servants, if he or they personally come for them to the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and if any Lord desires Tickets for any other Lord, they are to be delivered, if Two Lords do say such Lord they believe will personally appear before the said Trial.

"13. That the Lord Great Chamberlain be directed to prepare One Thousand and Seventy Tickets for the Lords at the said Trial, and no more, without further Order.

"14. That no Person whatsoever shall be admitted to be present in the Court at the said Trial but those who have a Right to be there; and that the Lord Great Chamberlain do give Order, and the Officers of the House do take special Care, that this Order be observed accordingly.

"15. That, during the said Trial, the Avenues to this House be guarded, and Care taken that none be admitted but Lords Servants, and the necessary Attendants to this House.

"16. That the High Steward of Westminster, his Deputy or Deputies, Constables, and other Officers, do take special Care, and give strict Orders, that no Carts or Drays be suffered to pass to and fro, within the Streets between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard Westm'r, between the Hours of Six of the Clock in the Morning and Nine of the Clock at Night, during the said Trial; and hereof special Care is to be taken, as the contrary will be answered to this House.

"17. That all the Constables of Westm'r be required to attend in The Palace Yards at Westm'r during the said Trial, to take Care that all Coaches whatsoever, when they have set down the Persons they bring, be turned away through The Old Palace Yard, and so to Abingdon Street, and from thence so that they cannot by any Way return through Parliament Street or King Street until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

"18. That, on the Day appointed for the said Trial, and during the Continuance thereof, the Doors for Entrance into the Seats provided in Westm'r Hall for the Lords Tickets be kept by the Doorkeepers of this House, who are, at their Peril, to let none in but such as bring their Tickets with them; and that the said Door-keepers do take Care that the Places appropriated for the Peeresses and their Daughters be kept for them; and that Two Doorkeepers do attend at each Door; and if the present Number of Door-keepers is not sufficient for this Service, that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do appoint a sufficient Number of Assistants for this Purpose; and that the said Doors be not opened, for the Admittance of any Person whatsoever into the said Seats, before Seven of the Clock in the Morning."

The said Report was read by the Clerk entire.

And the First Resolution of the Committee being read a Second Time:

The House was moved pursuant thereto.

And thereupon:

Address for Guards:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Orders that such Guards do attend, during the said Trial, as have been usual in Cases of Trials."

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

The Seven next Resolutions, being severally read a Second Time, were severally agreed to by the House, and ordered accordingly.

The Ninth Resolution being read a 2d Time:

It was proposed, "After the Words ["Peeresses and"], to leave out the Word ["their"], and instead thereof to insert ["Peers"].

And the same was agreed to.

Proposed also, "After the Word ["Daughters,"], to insert ["and the Wives of the Eldest Sons of Peers."]

And the same was agreed to.

Then the said Resolution, as amended, was read, as follows:

"That the Lord Great Chamberlain be desired to take Care, and give Order, that the Two First Benches on each Side the Court in Westm'r Hall be kept for Peeresses and Peers Daughters, and the Wives of the Eldest Sons of Peers only."

Ordered, accordingly.

The Eight next Resolutions, being severally read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House, and ordered accordingly.

The last Resolution, being read a Second Time, was (with the like Amendments as made to the 9th Resolution) agreed to by the House, and ordered accordingly.

Hinckley and other Roads, Bill.

The Lord Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Hinckley to Woeful Bridge, and also from Hoo-Ash-Lane, through Old Lane, and from Swannington to Lee Gutter, and from thence to Melbourn Common, and from Ibstock to Measham, in the Counties of Leicster and Derby," 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."

Launceston Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Greenwich Magazine, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and removing the Magazine for Gunpowder and all Buildings thereto belonging, situate near Greenwich in the County of Kent, and erecting, instead thereof, a new Magazine for Gunpowder at Purfleet near the River of Thomas in the County of Essex; and applying a Sum of Money granted in this Session of Parliament towards those Purposes; and for obviating Difficulties arisen upon an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for making Compensation for Lands and Hereditaments purchased for His Majesty's Service at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kidderminster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads, leading from the Market-house in the Town of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Derby Road Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester, and Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

Cause put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for hearing this Day be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Halifax, and other Roads, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spirituous Liquord additional Duty, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors, by laying additional Duties thereon; for shortening the Prohibition of making Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or other Grain, or from Meal, Flour, and Bran; for encouraging the Exportation of British-made Spirits; and for more effectually securing the Duties payable upon Spirits, and preventing the fraudulent Re-landing or Importation thereof."

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. Bonner and Mr. Browning:

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

Dunchurch Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from The Dun Cow in the Town of Dunchurch to the Town of Hill Morton in the County of Warwick, and from thence to Saint James's End in the Parish of Duston in the County of Northampton, and for making the same Acts more effectual," 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 Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield in the County of Bucks to Stoken Church in the County of Oxon," 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."

Davidstow Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Haleworthy in the Parish of Davidstow in the County of Cornwall, to the East End of Wadebridge in the said County, and from the West End of Wadebridge aforesaid into and through the Borough of Mitchell in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

River Wey Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending and continuing the Navigation of the River Wey, otherwise Wye, in the County of Surrey, to the Town of Godalming in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hawksworth Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow and Common Pasture Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Hawksworth, in the County of Nottingham."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Seagrave Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceeding Bills:

And Message were severally ordered to be 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.

Dutchy of Cornwall, Leases, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned duing Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Barrow on Soar Common Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, within the Lordship or Liberty of Barrow upon Soar, in the County of Leicester."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Guilford.
E. Fauconberg.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delawar.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 14th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Tamworth Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Road from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester, and from Sawley Ferry in the said County to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliffe Lane, leading to Ashby de la Zouch aforesaid."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, primum diem Aprilis jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Sic.
3 Bis in Originali.