House of Lords Journal Volume 30
March 1763, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: March 1763, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 362-391. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114530 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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March 1763, 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Richard Lord Bishop of St. Asaph and William Lord Byron took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

His Majesty's Answer to the Address for the Estimate of Land Forces for 1763.

The Earl of Powis reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address for the Estimate of the Charge of His Majesty's Land Forces for the Year 1763; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions, that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Bradford, &c. small Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Bradford, Melksham, and Whorlsdown, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtythree; and for appointing a Time and Place for exercising the Militia in the said Year;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bread, Price and Assize of &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Annuities to satisfy Navy Bills, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities, to satisfy certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund, and making good the same to the said Fund, in Manner therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

York Streets, cleansing, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better cleansing and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Ways, of the City of York and the Suburbs thereof, and of the Liberty of Saint Peter within the said City; and for keeping the same in Repair, and free from Annoyance; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Carmen and Draymen, within the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marfleet, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Chapelry and Lordship of Marfleet in Holderness, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Highgate, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Highgate Gatehouse in the County of Middlesex to Barnet Blockhouse in the County of Hertford, and the Road from The Bear Inn in Hadley to The Angel in Enfield Chace, and also Canewood Lane leading from Highgate to Hampstead, in the said County of Middlesex; and for repairing and widening the Road, being Part of the Great North Road from London, beginning at Barnet Block-house, and ending at The Bear Inn in Hadley, aforesaid," 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."

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bethnal Green Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Matthew Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton in Holderness, Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Sutton in Holderness, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Spottiswood against Burnett.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode is Appellant, and James Burnett of Craigend Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off to Wednesday next.

Seamen and Soldiers to exercise Trades, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land and Sea Service, or in the Marines, since the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, to exercise Trades;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Joye's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late the Estate of James Joye Esquire, deceased, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand in the County of Middlesex; in new Trustees, and to enable them to make Building Leases thereof:"

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 5th 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.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee:

And a Motion being made, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet upon this Bill upon an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:"

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

Clarehall College; Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Blyth; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of the Vicarages of Everton with Tetworth and Great Gransden, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon."

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.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And the like Motion being made; for dispensing with the said Standing Order upon this Bill:

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

Paterson's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Executors of John Hope to assign to Trustees Twenty Thousand Pounds of the Stock or Capital therein mentioned, Part of the Marriage Portion of Jane the Wife of John Paterson Esquire, to be employed in Manner and for the Purposes therein expressed."

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.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And the like Motion being made for dispensing with the said Standing Order upon this Bill:

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

Rich's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in North Cerney in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Edward Pickering Rich, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Purchase-money in discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for the Benefit of Thomas Rich, his Son and Heir, an Infant."

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.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And the like Motion being made for dispensing with the said Standing Order upon this Bill:

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

Jesus College Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby, and Sir Thomas Proby; and to appropriate the same for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages."

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.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And the like Motion being made for dispensing with the said Standing Order upon this Bill:

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

Pirton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Pirton, in the County of Worcester."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Spottiswoode against Burnett:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of July and 8th of December, 1762; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that this House would give the Appellant such other Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of James Burnett of Craigend 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 Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 10th of December 1761, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed, with an Addition, after the Words ["and that these Lands are in Non Entry"] of the following Words; videlicet, ["but so as not to affect the Respondent with any Penalties on account of such Non Entry, except from the Commencement of the present Action:"] And it is further Ordered, That the said Court of Session do give the proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Exetion.

Dunbar et al. against Willon et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Dunbar and others are Appellants, and Robert Wilson and others are Respondents, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Friday next.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for desraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twentyfifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for appointing a Time and Place for exercising the Militia in the said Year."

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.

Annuities to satisfy Navy Bills, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund, and making good the same to the said Fund, in Manner therein mentioned."

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

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

Cambridge and Ely Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Cambridge to Ely, and from thence to Soham; and for building a Bridge cross the River Ouze, at or near a Place called Stretham Ferry, in the County of Cambridge," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wellingore Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Pasture Ground in the Manor and Parish of Wellingore, in the County of Lincoln," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows:

"Pr. 24. L. 4. After the Word ["Mortgage"], insert ["Lease"].

Seamen and Soldiers, to exercise Trades Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, since the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, to exercise Trades."

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.

Bread, Price, Assize of, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread."

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.

York Streets, cleansing, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better cleansing and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Ways, of the City of York, and the Suburbs thereof, and of the Liberty of Saint Peter within the said City, and for keeping the same in Repair, and free from Annoyance; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Carmen and Draymen, within the same."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Egremont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.

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.

Bradford, &c. small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Bradford, Melksham, and Whorlsdown, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Marfleet Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Chapelry and Lordship of Marfleet in Holderness, in the County of York."

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

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

Highgate, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Highgate Gate-house in the County of Middlesex to Barnet Block-house in the County of Hertford, and the Road from The Bear Inn in Hadley to The Angel in Enfield Chace, and also Canewood Lane leading from Highgate to Hampstead, in the said County of Middlesex; and for repairing and widening the Road, being Part of the Great North Road from London, beginning at Barnet Block-house, and ending at The Bear Inn in Hadley aforesaid."

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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Wilson to enter into a Recognizance on Ld. Napier's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Wilson of The Inner Temple Gentlemen may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Francis Lord Napier, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

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

Joye's Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late the Estate of James Joye Esquire, deceased, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand, in the County of Middlesex, in new Trustees, and to enable them to make Building Leases thereof," is committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Clarehall College Bill; Committee shortened.

The House also (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the like Motion made Yesterday, for dispending with the said Standing Order, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Blyth; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of the Vicarages of Everton with Tetworth and Great Gransden, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon."

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Paterson's Bill; Committee shortened.

The House also (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the like Motion for dispensing with the said Standing Order, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Executors of John Hope to assign to Trustees Twenty Thousands Pounds of the Stock or Capital therein mentioned, Part of the Marriage Portion of Jane the Wife of John Paterson Esquire, to be employed in Manner, and for the Purposes, therein expressed."

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Rich's Bill; Committee shortened:

The House also (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the like Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the said Standing Order, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in North Cerney, in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Edward Pickering Rich, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Purchase-money in discharging Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for the Benefit of Thomas Rich, his Son and Heir, an Infant."

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Jesus College Bill; Committee shortened:

The House also (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the like Motion, for dispensing with the said Standing Order, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages."

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Dashwood's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Samuel Dashwood Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts and Encumbrances; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement," 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.

Paterson's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Executors of John Hope to assign to Trustees Twenty Thousand Pounds of the Stock or Capital therein mentioned, Part of the Marriage Portion of Jane the Wife of John Paterson Esquire, to be employed in Manner and for the Purposes therein expressed," 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.

Clarehall College, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Blyth; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of the Vicarages of Everton with Tetworth and Great Gransden, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon," 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.

Sir William Maynard and Jesus College, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands in the Counties of Essex and Cambridge, belonging to the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College called Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, in Sir William Maynard Baronet 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Pilham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Pilham, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Hazeland's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Hazeland Clerk with Mary Walley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hounslow, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Oswestry and Wrexham Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road between Oswestry and Wrexham, at or near Whithurst's House, through Llangollen, to the most proper and commodious Joining of the Turnpike Road leading from Wrexham to Ruth in, at or near Tavern Dwyrarch, and from Llangollen aforesaid, through Acre Fair Colliery, to the Finger-Post at the Joining of the Road leading from Oswestry to Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Childswickham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Childswickham, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Cambridge and Ely Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Cambridge to Ely, and from thence to Soham; and for building a Bridge cross the River Ouze, at or near a Place called Stretham Ferry, in the County of Cambridge."

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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Wellingore Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Pasture Ground in the Manor and Parish of Wellingore, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Halkin Mountain, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, and opening a Communication from the House of Thomas Hughes Esquire, adjoining to Halkin Mountain, to Farm, and across the Old Post Road in Counsillt-fechan to a House at Nant y Moch in Bagillt, in the Occupation of Thomas Gill, in the County of Flint;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for appointing a Time and Place for exercising the Militia in the said Year."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Annuities to satisfy Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund, and making good the same to the said Fund, in Manner therein mentioned."

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."

Seamen and Soldiers, to exercise Trades, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, since the Twentysecond Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, to exercise Trades."

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."

Bread, Price and Assize of, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread."

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."

Greenwich Hospital, Out Pensioners, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, after desraying the necessary Expenses thereof, to provide for such Seamen, worn out and become decrepit in the Service of their Country, who shall not be provided for within the said Hospital; and to enable them to receive such Pensions as shall be granted them by the said Commissioners or Governors, in the most easy and convenient Manner; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Settlements gained by Assessments to the Land Tax, to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate Difficulties that arise by Persons gaining Settlements in Parishes or Places in respect of their being assessed to the Land Tax;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Dallas against Dallas.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Dallas Wright in (fn. 1) Edingburgh, Son of the deceased James Dallas of North Newton; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 12th of January and 11th of March, 1763; and praying, That the same may be reversed or altered; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that James Dallas and Alexander Dallas may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Dallas and Alexander Dallas may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of their Counsel or Agents before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Pleadings proved in Two Causes.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings relating to Two Causes depending in this House; in one of which, George Rochfort Esquire and Alice his Wife are Appellants, and Smith Earl of Clanrickarde and others are Respondents; and in the other, Sir Oliver Croston Baronet and Dame Abigail his Wife are Appellants, and George Conner Gentleman is Respondent:"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Cnote idam="fn*" number="*"> Rothes.
Comes Eglinton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Essingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Beaulieu.

PRAYERS.

Annuities to satisfy Navy Bills, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities, to satisfy certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund, and making good the same to the said Fund, in Manner therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for appointing a Time and Place for exercising the Militia in the said Year."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Price and Assize of Bread, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Seamen and Soldiers, to exercise Trades, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, since the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, to exercise Trades."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Elections in Cities, &c. to prevent occasional Votes in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent occasional Freemen from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for Cities and Boroughs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wellingore Enclosure, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Pasture Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Wellingore, in the County of Lincoln;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

D. of Marlborough's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge certain Manors and Lands in the County of Bedford, the Estates of the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, from certain Trusts and Agreements created and entered into by the said Duke; whereby the said Estates were to be settled on Lord Charles Spencer Brother to the said Duke, and his Issue in strict Settlement; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, in Lieu thereof; and likewise for varying and carrying into Execution certain other Trusts and Agreements of the said Duke, for the making a Settlement of certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Lincoln, upon Lord Robert Spencer, now an Infant, another Brother of the said Duke, and his Issue, in like strict Settlement; and for other Purposes," 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.

Jesus College Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages," 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.

Joye's Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late the Estate of James Joye Esquire, deceased, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand, in the County of Middlesex, in new Trustees, and to enable them to make Building Leases 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 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.

Pirton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Pirton, in the County of Worcester," 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."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House:"

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting Annuities, to satisfy certain Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund, and making good the same to the said Fund, in Manner therein mentioned."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

"4. An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed, by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtytwo;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtythree."

"5. An Act to indemnify such as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and for the making and filing of Affidavits of Articles of Clerkship."

"6. An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof, and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, so far as the same relates to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for rendering the said Act more effectual in that Part of the United Kingdom."

"7. An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for appointing a Time and Place for exercising the Militia in the said Year."

"8. An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, since the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, to exercise Trades."

"9. An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread."

"10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Sixth and Twelfth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Fyfield in the County of Berks, to St. John's Bridge in the County of Gloucester, and from an Inn called The Hind's Head in the Parish of Kingston Bagpuze in the said County of Berks, to that Part of Newbridge which stands in the said County of Berks; and for rendering the said Acts more effectual."

"11. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to repair and widen the Road leading from Godmanchester in the County of Huntingdon, through Fen Stanton and Cambridge, to the First Rubbing House on Newmarket Heath, in the County of Cambridge."

"12. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Nightingales in the Township of Heath Charnock, to the Bridge at the West End of the Town of Bolton in the Moors, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"13. An Act for repairing the Roads from Newmarket, over Newmarket Heath, to the Turnpike Road leading to Stump Cross, in the Counties of Cambridge and Suffolk."

"14. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Kirkby Kendall in the County of Westmorland, to Kirkby Ireleth in the County of Lancaster."

"15. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Road leading from the Fourteen Mile Stone in the Parish of Mothvey in the County of Carmarthen, through Llandovery, to Llydiád y Gwyn in the Parish of Llandilo-vawr, and from thence by Cledsulch, and over Duless Bridge to the Town of Llandilo-vawr; and from the said Town, along the Post Road by Rhwyradar, through the County Borough of Carmarthen and Village of Saint Clears, to Tavern Spite in the Parish of Kiffig at the Borders of the County of Pembroke."

"16. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon."

"17. An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon."

"18. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Highgate Gate-house in the County of Middlesex to Barnet Block-house in the County of Hertford, and the Road from The Bear Inn in Hadley to The Angel in Enfield Chace; and also Canewood Lane leading from Highgate to Hampstead, in the said County of Middlesex; and for repairing and widening the Road, being Part of the Great North Road from London, beginning at Barnet Block-house, and ending at The Bear Inn in Hadley aforesaid."

"19. An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Cambridge to Ely, and from thence to Soham; and for building a Bridge cross the River Ouze, at or near a Place called Stretham Ferry, in the County of Cambridge."

"20. An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, vended, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Aberbrothock, and Liberties thereof."

"21. An Act for making a Navigation from the River Humber, by a Canal, or Cut, at or near Tetney Haven, to the River Ludd, in the Parish of Alvingham, in the County of Lincoln; and for continuing the said Navigation, in or near the said River, from thence to or near the Town of Louth, in the said County."

"22. An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing, the City of Coventry and its Suburbs, for preventing Annoyances therein, and for better ordering the publick Wells and Pumps there."

"23. An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of St. Matthew Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"24. An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Robert Nugent Esquire, and Richard Rigby 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."

"25. An Act for extinguishing the Right of Average in and upon all the ancient Enclosures in the Township of Clifton in the County of York, and in Bootham in the Suburbs of the City of York; and for dividing and enclosing the Common and Moor of Cliston aforesaid."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Woodford, in the County of Northampton."

"27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Greetham, in the County of Rutland."

"28. An Act for enlarging the Times appointed by an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the Manor of Evenwood and Chaperlry of Saint Helen's Auckland and County of Durham, for certain Arbitrators therein named to make their Awards, and for certain Commissioners therein mentioned to set out, divide, and allot, the said Moor or Common."

"29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manor of Draycott, in the Parish of Wilne, in the County of Derby."

"30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Scropton, in the County of Derby."

"31. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Township of Lowton, in the County of Lancaster."

"32. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Commons and Waste Grounds, Moss Rooms, and Parcels of Moss Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Astley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"33. An Act for enclosing and dividing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Sutton in Holderness, in the County of York."

"34. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Pasture Ground in the Manor and Parish of Wellingore, in the County of Lincoln."

"35. An Act for explaining and amending a Power given by the Marriage Settlement of Nathaniel Neal Gentleman and Elizabeth his Wife; and for making the same more effectual, for the Benefit of the Children of that Marriage."

"36. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of John Lade the Younger and Hester his Wife, situate at Barham, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

"37. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Hazeland Clerk with Mary Walley his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"38. An Act for enabling Anne Barbara Hill Medlycott to take and use the Surname and Arms of Medlycott, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Medlycott Esquire, deceased."

"39. An Act for naturalizing Jacob Reessen."

"40. An Act for naturalizing Josiah Child, an Infant of the Age of Nine Years."

"41. An Act for naturalizing Samuel Chollet, John Francis Gabriel Bize, and Samuel Grellet."

"42. An Act for naturalizing Abraham Huber."

"43. An Act for naturalizing Rodolff Nicholas Chaillet and Abraham Du Bois."

"44. An Act for naturalizing John D'Orville, Michael Wiegand, John Vollraht Kettler, Cornelius Gerhard Kettler, and James Shedel."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Dashwood's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Samuel Dashwood Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts and Encumbrances; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same, to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Paterson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Executors of John Hope to assign to Trustees Twenty Thousand Pounds of the Stock or Capital therein mentioned, Part of the Marriage Portion of Jane the Wife of John Paterson Esquire, to be employed in Manner and for the Purposes therein expressed."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Clarehall College Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge; to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Blyth; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of the Vicarages of Everton with Tetworth and Great Gransden, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Oswestry and Wrexham Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road between Oswestry and Wrexham, at or near Whithurst's House, through Llangollen, to the most proper and commodious Joining of the Turnpike Road leading from Wrexham to Rutbin, at or near Tavarn Dwyrarch, and from Llangollen aforesaid, through Acre Fair Colliery to the Finger Post at the Joining of the Road leading from Oswestry to Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Grantham.

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

Childswickham, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Childswickham, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Elections in Cities, &c. to prevent occasional Votes in, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Occasional Freemen from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for Cities and Boroughs."

Settlements gained by Asseslments, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate Difficulties that arise, by Persons gaining Settlements in Parishes or Places, in respect of their being assessed to the Land Tax," be read a Second Time on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Ly. Dowager Forbes against Ld: Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Dorothea Lady Dowager of Forbes, Mrs. Jean Maria Forbes, Daughter of the deceased William Lord Forbes, and Wife of Captain James Dundas of Dundas, and the said Captain James Dundas for his Interest, and Doctor John Gregory Physician in Aberdeen, as having Right from Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes, also Daughter of the deceased William Lord Forbes, his Wife, now deceased; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of July and 15th of December, 1762; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 19th of January and 15th of February 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that James Lord Forbes may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Lord Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 21st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said James Lord Forbes, or upon any of his Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hounslow, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone near the Town of Bagshot in the Parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey."

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.

Pilham Enclosure, Bill; His Majesty's Consent to it:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Pilham, in the County of Lincoln," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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.

Greenwich Hospital, Out Pensioners, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, after defraying the necessary Expenses thereof, to provide for such Seamen, worn out and become decrepit in the Service of their Country, who shall not be provided for within the said Hospital; and to enable them to receive such Pensions as shall be granted them by the said Commissioners or Governors, in the most easy and convenient Manner, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the same."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.

PRAYERS.

Harrison's Time Piece, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine, or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lawton Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Line in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Scarborough Pier, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties, and enlarging the Powers, granted by Two Acts, made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarbrough, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Litton Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Common Pastures, and Common Fields, in the Manor of Litton, in the Parish of Tideswell, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

St. Andrew's Church, Canterbury, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Saint Andrew in the City of Canterbury, and for building a new Church in a more convenient Place;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wines and Cyder Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

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

D. of Marlborough's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discharge certain Manors and Lands in the County of Bedford, the Estates of the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, from certain Trusts and Agreements created and entered into by the said Duke, whereby the said Estates were to be settled on Lord Charles Spencer, Brother to the said Duke, and his Issue, in strict Settlement; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Oxford, in Lieu thereof; and likewise for varying and carrying into Execution certain other Trusts and Agreements of the said Duke, for the making a Settlement of certain Manors and Lands in the County of Lincoln upon Lord Robert Spencer, now an Infant, another Brother of the said Duke, and his Issue, in like strict Settlement; and for other Purposes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Jesus College, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Joye's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late the Estate of James Joye Esquire, deceased, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand in the County of Middlesex, in new Trustees; and to enable them to make Building Leases thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Pirton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Pirton, in the County of Worcester."

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.

Estimate of the Charge of the Land Forces delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Francis, from the Office of Secretary at War, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the 18th Instant,

"1. Estimate of the Charge of the Guards, Garrisons, and other His Majesty's Land Forces in Great Britain, including those in Germany, Portugal, and Belle-Isle, for 121 Days, from 25th December 1762 to 24th April 1763."

"2. Estimate of the Charge of the Guards, Garrisons, and other His Majesty's Land Forces in Great Britain, from 25th April 1763, to 24th December following, both inclusive, being 244 Days."

"3. Estimate of the Charge of His Majesty's Forces in The Plantations, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Martinico, and The Havannah, for 121 Days, from 25th December 1762 to 24th April 1763, both inclusive."

"4. Estimate of the Charge of His Majesty's Forces serving in The Plantations, including those in Garrison at Minorca and Gibraltar, for 244 Days, from 25th April 1763 to 24th December following; both inclusive."

"5. Estimate of the Charge of Two Regiments of Horse serving in Germany, and of Four Regiments of Foot serving in North America, on the Irish Establishment, for 121 Days, from 25th December 1762, to 24th April 1763; both inclusive."

"6. Estimate of the Charge of Four Regiments of Foot, serving in The East Indies, for 365 Days, from 25th December 1762, to 24th December 1763; both inclusive."

"7. Estimate of the Charge of General and Staff Officers in Great Britain, Anno 1763."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Estimates do lie upon the Table.

Rich's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in North Cerney, in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Edward Pickering Rich, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Purchasemoney in discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for the Benefit of Thomas Rich his Son and Heir, an Infant," 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 Corsents, 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.

Dunbar & al. against Wilson & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Dunbar, Christopher Scandrett, and Martin Goble, of London, Merchants; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 19th Day of Fe bruary last; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; or that this House would be pleased to give the Appellants such other Relief as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answers of Robert Wilson, Isaac Fernandes da Sylva, Andrews Harrison, John Harrison, Robert Bagshaw, Michael Lejay and Anthony Chamier, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed:

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

and Recommendation to the Court of Aldermen to put in Suit da Sylva's Bond against him, for misbehaviour as a Broker.

And it appearing, by the Answer of the Respondent Isaac Fernanaes da Sylva, put in to the Bill brought by the Appellants in the Court of Chancery, "That the said Isaac Fernandes da Sylva has grossly misbehaved himself in his Business of a Broker, in not keeping Books of the Contracts made by him, pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Seventh Year of His late Majesty king George the Second, Cap. 8; it is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that it be recommended to the Court of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London to cause the Bond given by him for Performance of his Duty as a Broker to be put in Suit against him, for his Misbehaviour, and further to censure him for the same, as they are enabled and ought to do, consistently with Law and Justice."

Ordered, That a Copy of this Order be sent to the Lord Mayor of the City of London.

Halkin Mountain, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, and opening a Communication from the House of Thomas Hughes Esquire, adjoining to Halkin Mountain, to Farm, and across the old Post Road in Counsillt-fechan to a House at Nant y Moch in Bagillt, in the Occupation of Thomas Gill, in the County of Flint."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Portland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rothes.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Northumbland.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. Exeter.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Boston.

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

Greenwich Hospital, Out Pensioners, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, after defraying the necessary Expenses thereof, to provide for such Seamen, worn out and become decrepit in the Service of their Country, who shall not be provided for within the said Hospital; and to enable them to receive such Pensions as shall be granted them by the said Commissioners or Governors, in the most easy and convenient Manner; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the same."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Portland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Grosvenor.

PRAYERS.

To prevent Frauds in the Malt Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing the Payment of the Duties upon Malt, by preventing Frauds in the obtaining of Allowances, and the mixing of fresh Corn or Grain, with Corn or Grain making into Malt;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

York Buildings Company, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Lock Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischall, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Adams; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Merton Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Township of Merton, in the County of Oxford; and for making a Compensation for Common of Pasture and Tithes arising therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Halkin Mountain, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, and opening a Communication, from the House of Thomas Hughes Esquire adjoining to Halkin Mountain to Farm, and across the old Post-Road in Counsillt-fechan to a House at Nant y Moch in Bagillt, in the Occupation of Thomas Gill, in the County of Flint," 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."

Rich's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in North Cerney, in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Edward Pickering Rich, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Purchase-money in discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for the Benefit of Thomas Rich, his Son and Heir, an Infant."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Lawton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Gower.
E. Northumb'land.
E. Temple.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ilchester.
V. Wentworth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Cathcart.
L. Delamer.
L. Foley.
L. Boston.
L. Grosvenor.

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

St Andrew's Church, Canterbury, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Saint Andrew, in the City of Canterbury; and for building a new Church in a more convenient Place."

Litton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Common Pastures, and Common Fields, in the Manor of Litton, in the Parish of Tideswell, 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 on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Harrisons's Time-piece, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine, or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea."

Scarborough Pier, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties, and enlarging the Powers, granted by Two Acts, made in the Fifth and Twentyfifth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."

Elections in Cities, &c. to prevent occasional Votes in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent occasional Freemen from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for Cities and Boroughs."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Tuesday next.

Andrews to enter into Recognizance on the Appeal of Ly. Forbes, & al.

The House being moved, "That Joseph Andrews of Shaw in the County of Berks Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Lady Dowager Forbes and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

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

Greenwich Hospital, Out Pensioners, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, after defraying the necessary Expenses thereof, to provide for such Seamen worn out and become decrepit in the Service of their Country, who shall not be provided for within the said Hospital; and to enable them to receive such Pensions as shall be granted them by the said Commissioners or Governors, in the most easy and convenient Manner; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Martii.

Dux York.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglinton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Beaulieu.

PRAYERS.

D. of Bedford, Lands in Tavistock to vest in, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Tavistock, in the County of Devon, and elsewhere, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford; and for settling and assuring, in Lieu thereof, a Rent-Charge, of greater Value, to be issuing out of Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Duke, for the Purposes in the Bill mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

York Streets, cleansing, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better cleansing and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Ways, of the City of York, and the Suburbs thereof, and of the Liberty of Saint Peter within the said City, and for keeping the same in Repair, and free from Annoyance; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, and Carmen and Draymen, within the same," 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."

Greenwich Hospital, Out Pensioners, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, after defraying the necessary Expenses thereof, to provide for such Seamen worn out and become decrepit in the Service of their Country, who shall not be provided for within the said Hospital, and to enable them to receive such Pensions as shall be granted them by the said Commissioners or Governors in the most easy and convenient Manner; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Halkin Mountain, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, and opening a Communication, from the House of Thomas Hughes Esquire, adjoining to Halkin Mountain to Farm, and across the Old Post Road in Counsillt-fechan, to a House at Nant y moch in Bagillt, in the Occupation of Thomas Gill, in the County of Flint."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bonner and Mr. Browning:

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

Harrison's Time-piece, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine, or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea."

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.

Frauds in Malt Duties to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing the Payment of the Duties upon Malt, by preventing Frauds in the obtaining of Allowances, and the mixing of fresh Corn or Grain with Corn or Grain making into Malt."

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.

Scarborough Pier, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties, and enlarging the Powers, granted by Two Acts, made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Delawar.
V. Weymouth.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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.

Merton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Township of Merton, in the County of Oxford; and for making a Compensation for Common of Pasture and Tithes arising therein."

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.

Maidenhead Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holley Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn in Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop," as relates to the Road from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stone Common, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Stone Common, within the Manor and Parish of Stone, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

St. George's, Hanover Square, Burying Ground, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parcels of Land in Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, in the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the said County; and appropriating the same for a Burial Ground for the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Derby to Newcastle under Line, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford; and for repairing and widening the Road from Cliffebank to Snape Marsh in the Village of Shelton in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Penryn Road; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Appropriating Supplies, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing His Majesty's Subjects to import their Goods and Effects, being the Produce of certain Places ceded to France and Spain by the late Treaty of Peace, upon Payment of the same Duties as they would have been liable to if such Places had remained in His Majesty's Possession;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Andrew's Church, Canterbury, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of St. Andrew, in the City of Canterbury; and for building a new Church in a more convenient Place."

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.

Roberts to be sworn as a Witness on York Buildings Company Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. John Roberts do attend this House To-morrow, to be sworn at the Bar, in order to give Evidence before the Judges to whom the Bill for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the York Buildings Company and their Creditors stands referred.

City of London, Pet. against Part of the Bill for additional Duties on Wines and Cyder.

A Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, was presented to the House, and read; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Wine, Cyder, and Perry, whereby the Makers of Cyder and Perry are subjected to the Laws of Excise; and alleging, That the Petitioners, with the deepest Concern, consider this unexpected Proceeding as preparatory to a general Extension of those grievous Laws; for, when new Orders of Men, by Situation and Profession distinct from Traders, are rendered the Objects of Excise Laws, the Precedent is formidable, not to Commerce only, but hath a fatal Tendency, which the Petitioners tremble to think of: That, as every Attempt to enlarge the Dominion of Excise must awaken the Petitioners Fears, it will also justify this their dutiful Representation to their Lordships: That, after all the Burdens so chearfully borne, all the Hardships so patiently endured, and all the Blood so freely spilt, in Support of the late just, glorious, and successful War, the Petitioners humbly hope, that the meritorious Subjects of this Country may not feel an Extension of Excise Laws amongst the First Fruits of Peace;" and therefore praying, "That so much of the said Bill as subjects the Makers of Cyder and Perry to the Laws of Excise may not pass into a Law."

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

Duties on Wines and Cyder, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And it being proposed, "To commit the Bill:"

The same was objected to.

After long Debate thereupon;

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against committing it.

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because we conceive there would have accrued less Detriment to the Publick by rejecting this Bill than by agreeing to it; since it would have been easy, had the Bill been rejected, to have provided the necessary Supplies by some other Ways and Means less dangerous to Publick Liberty than the Extension of the Laws of Excise over new Orders of Men, who, by meer Ignorance and Inadvertency, may be subjected to the severest Penalties, for Things done in the common, ordinary, and necessary Management of their Farms.

"2dly, Because blending distinct Matters in the same Money Bill lays this House under the utmost Difficulties; since the Alteration made by this House to any Parts of such Bill may be an unavoidable Obstruction to other Parts of it, less liable to Objection; and requiring greater Expedition and Dispatch. And we conceive, that to tack into such Bill Matters, which for many Reasons ought to be kept separate and distinct, is destructive of all Freedom of Debate, and of all due Deliberation, unparliamentary, highly derogatory to the Privileges of the Peers, and may be of dangerous Consequence to the Prerogative of the Crown.

"3dly, Because we apprehend, that such Parts of the said Bill as extend the Laws of Excise over the Makers of Cyder and Perry, are not only injurious to the Liberty of the Subject, but particularly offensive to the Dignity and Privilege of the Peers, since their Houses may be visited and searched, and they themselves may incur the Penalties of this Bill, to be levied on them by Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of the Excise: We are therefore doubly called upon to dissent from the passing of this Bill, by a due and just Sense of the Dignity and Privilege of the Peerage, and by a tender Regard to the Liberties and Properties of the People, of which this House hath been always esteemed the hereditary and perpetual Guardians.

"4thly, Because, when we consider the great Number of Families over whom, and their Posterities, the Laws of Excise are extended by this Bill, the Incapacity of Farmers to comply with it, not only in respect to their Ignorance, but to the Nature of their Business, the heavy Penalties imposed for involuntary Offences, the summary and arbitrary Method of trying and determining those Offences, and of levying those Penalties, the great and expensive Increase of Officers to be employed in collecting an inconsiderable and very uncertain Revenue, and the Influence of those Officers, which, in critical Times, may be employed to the worst of Purposes, we cannot but be most seriously alarmed at a Stretch of Power so wide, so unnecessary, and so unconstitutional.

"Foley.
Oxford & Mortimer.
Willoughby de Broke."

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.

Settlements gained by Assessments to the Land Tax, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate Difficulties that arise by Persons gaining Settlements in Parishes or Places in respect of their being assessed to the Land Tax:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb'l'd.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Beaulieu.

PRAYERS.

Childswickham Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Childswickham, in the County of Gloucester," 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."

Marfleet Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Chapelry and Lordship of Marfleet in Holderness, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Oswestry and Wrexham Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road between Oswestry and Wrexham, at or near Whithurst's House, through Llangollen, to the most proper and commodious Joining of the Turnpike Road leading from Wrexham to Ruthin, at or near Tavarn Dwyrarch, and from Llangollen aforesaid, through Acre Fair Colliery, to the Finger Post at the Joining of the Road leading from Oswestry to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh," 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."

Lawton Road, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein 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."

D. of Bedford, Lands in Tavistock to vest in him, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Tavistock, in the County of Devon, and elsewhere, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford; and for settling and assuring, in Lieu thereof, a Rent Charge, of greater Value, to be issuing out of Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Duke, for the Purposes in the Bill mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

York Streets cleansing, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better cleansing and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Ways of the City of York and the Suburbs thereof, and of the Liberty of Saint Peter within the said City, and for keeping the same in Repair and free from Annoyance; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Carmen and Draymen, within 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 the Two preceding Bills.

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 Bills, without any Amendment.

Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednall Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop," as relates to the Road from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Devon.
D. Portland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Delawar.
V. Stormont.
L. B. London.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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

St. George Hanover Square, Burying Ground, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parcels of Land in Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, in the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the said County, and appropriating the same for a Burial Ground for the said Parish."

Derby to Newcastle under Line, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford, and for repairing and widening the Road from Cliffebank to Snape Marsh in the Village of Shelton in the County of Stafford."

Penryn Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same County."

Wilson to enter into Recognizance on Dallas's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Wilson of The Middle Temple London Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Dallas, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Scotland:"

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

Malt Duties to prevent Frauds in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing the Payment of the Duties upon Malt, by preventing Frauds in the obtaining of Allowances, and the mixing of fresh Corn or Grain with Corn or Grain making into Malt."

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."

Harrison's Time-piece, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine, or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea."

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."

Election in Cities, &c. to prevent occasional Votes in, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent occasional Freemen from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for Cities and Boroughs."

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."

Maidenhead Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks."

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.

Simpson Enclosure, Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, a Commonable Cow Pasture, the Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Simpson, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glentham Enclosure, Bill.

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

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

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Settlements gained by Assessments to the Land Tax, Bill, rejected.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate Difficulties that arise by Persons gaining Settlements in Parishes or Places, in respect of their being assessed to the Land Tax."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

And it being proposed, "To commit the Bill:"

The same was objected to.

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Wines and Cyder Duties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom; and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties."

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."

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

Barrels, Kilderkins, &c. new making, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, concerning the new-making of Barrels, Kilderkins, and other Vessels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Winster Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Moor or Waste Ground in the Hamlet of Winster, in the Parish of Youlgreave, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Roberts sword on York Buildings Company Bill:

John Roberts attending (according to Order) was called in, and sworn at the Bar, in order to give Evidence before the Judges to whom the Bill for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the York Buildings Company and their Creditors stands referred.

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad & in diem Mercurii, tricesimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux York.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Beaulieu.

PRAYERS.

Maidenhead Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks," 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."

St. Andrew's Church, Canterbury, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Saint Andrew, in the City of Canterbury; and for building a new Church in a more convenient Place," 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."

Litton, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Common Pastures, and Common Fields, in the Manor of Litton, in the Parish of Tidewell, 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; 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."

Pilham, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Pilham, in the County of Lincoln," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Scarborough Pier, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties, and enlarging the Powers, granted by Two Acts, made in the Fifth and Twentyfifth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hounslow, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone near the Town of Bagshot in the Parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey," 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."

St. George Hanover Square, Burying Ground, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parcels of Land in Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, in the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the said County; and appropriating the same for a Burial Ground for the said Parish."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Powis.
E. Northumb'land.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Stormont.
Ld. Bp. London.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Norwich.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
Ld. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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.

Simpson, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, a Commonable Cow Pasture, the Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Simpson, in the County of Bucks."

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

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

Petition against it read, and referred to the Committee.

Upon reading the Petition of John Goodman, John Newman, Nicholas Lucas, Gentlemen, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Owners and Proprietors of Lands in the Open and Common Fields, Lammas Grounds, and Pastures, in the Parish of Simpson, in the County of Bucks; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for dividing and enclosing the said Common Fields, Lammas Grounds, and Pastures; and alleging, "That the passing thereof will be a manifest Injury to the Petitioners;" and therefore praying, That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill; and to oppose the passing thereof:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, if they think fit; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Penryn Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same 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 First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Winster Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Moor, or Waste Ground, within the Hamlet of Winster, in the Parish of Youlgreave, 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 on Friday Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

York Buildings Company, Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement, entered into between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Lock Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischall, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire:"

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 14th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time for the meeting of the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet upon this Bill upon an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:"

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

Harrison's Time-piece, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine, or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Childswickham, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Childswickham, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lawton Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Lawton in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Frauds in Malt Duties, to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing the Payment of the Duties upon Malt, by preventing Frauds in the obtaining of Allowances, and the mixing of fresh Corn or Grain with Corn or Grain making into Malt."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Elections in Cities, &c. to prevent occasional Votes in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent occasional Freemen from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for Cities and Boroughs."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Oswestry and Wrexham Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road between Oswestry and Wrexham, at or near Whithurst's House, through Llangollen, to the most proper and commodious Joining of the Turnpike Road leading from Wrexham to Ruthin, at or near Tavarn Dwyrarch, and from Llangollen aforesaid, through Acre Fair Colliery, to the Finger Post at the Joining of the Road leading from Oswestry to Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Marfleet, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Chapelry and Lordship of Marfleet in Holderness, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtythree."

Exchequer Bills, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing His Majesty's Subjects to import their Goods and Effects, being the Produce of certain Places ceded to France and Spain by the late Treaty of Peace, upon Payment of the same Duties as they would have been liable to if such Places had remained in His Majesty's Possession."

Stone Common Bill; His Majesty's Consent signified.

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

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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.

Wines and Cyder Duties, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it:

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because, by this Bill, our Fellow Subjects, who from the Growth of their own Orchards make Cyder and Perry, are subjected to the most grievous Mode of Excise, whereby private Houses of Peers, Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Farmers, are made liable to be entered and searched at Pleasure: We deem this to be not only an intolerable Oppression, affecting private Property, and destructive of the Peace and Quiet of private Families; but, to use the Words of one of the First gracious Acts of Liberty passed by our great Deliverer King William the Third, repealing the Hearth Money, "a Badge of Slavery."

"2dly, Because we think we owe it to our Countrymen, who have so chearfully submitted to the great Load of Taxes which have been found necessary in Support of a just, prosperous, and glorious War, to mark by every Means in our Power our high Disapprobation of the Terms upon which Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds have been borrowed on this Loan, without any material Alteration since in the State of Publick Credit: An enormous Profit of above Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds is already made by such Persons as have been favoured with Shares in this private Subscription. We apprehend that, in Time of Peace, an open Subscription had not only been the fairest, but the cheapest, Method of borrowing any Sums, which the Necessities of the Publick might call for. It appears to us, by the Votes of the House of Commons, that, on the Eighth of this Instant March, this Bargain was first consented to by them; whereby a Redeemable Annuity of 4 per Cent. is given to certain Persons who offered to advance this Loan. No less than Two Lotteries in One Year are now, for the First Time, without any urgent Necessity, established in the Days of Peace; to the no small Excitement of that pernicious Spirit of Gaming, which cannot be too much discountenanced by every State governed with Wisdom and a sober Regard to the Morals of the People. Two Lottery Tickets, bearing 4 per Cent. Interest from the Fifth Day of April 1763, are allowed at Ten Pounds each to every Subscriber of Eighty Pounds; whereas no more than an Interest at 3 per Cent. and that to commence only in a future Year, hath been given upon former Lotteries, during the highest Exigencies of the Publick; at a Time too, when there was in Contemplation a Loss of no less than 30 per Cent. upon every Blank and every Prize; and when no less a Sum than Twelve Millions was borrowed for the Service of Government. On the Eighth of this Instant aforesaid, and for several Days preceding, the general Price of Stocks was very much upon an Equality with that which they bear at present; nor hath any considerable Variation happened in the great 3 per Cent. and 4 per Cent. Annuity Funds since that Time. The Redeemable Annuity, exclusive of the Profit so certainly to be made upon the Lottery Tickets, sells at a Premium of 2¼ per Cent.; and the Advantage made upon the whole Loan, including that on the Lottery Tickets, is from 10 to 11 per Cent. clear Profit; whereby an exorbitant Gain arises to private Individuals, at the Expense of the Publick. For these cogent and unrefuted Reasons, we have thought it incumbent upon us to withstand at the Outset such alarming Proceedings, so repugnant to the Principles of Oeconomy and to the Spirit of Liberty; and, by this solemn Testimony, to declare, that we are determined, upon all Occasions, to endeavour to protect, as far as in us lies, the Meanest of our Fellow Subjects against Oppression of every Kind.

"Temple.
Bolton.
Fortescue.

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

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem Jovis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 31o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.

PRAYERS.

Stone Common, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Stone Common, within the Manor and Parish of Stone, in the County of Worcester," 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."

Dudley Wood to Rednal Green. &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop," as relates to the Road from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, 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."

Pilham, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Pilham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Litton, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Common Pastures, and Common Fields, in the Manor of Litton, in the Parish of Tideswell, in the County of Derby."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Maidenhead Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St Andrew's Church, Canterbury, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Saint Andrew, in the City of Canterbury; and for building a new Church in a more convenient Place."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Scarborough Pier, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties, and enlarging the Powers, granted by Two Acts, made in the Fifth and Twentyfifth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hounslow, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from The Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone near the Town of Bagshot in the Parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Late L. Coleraine's Estates, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant cerain Estates, devised by the Will of Henry late Lord Coleraine in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, to Trustees, in Trust for Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare and her Heirs, subject to the Uses, Limitations, and Provisions, mentioned in the said Will, and to Two Annuities payable to Rose Duplessis, and also to certain Sums payable to Robert Knight, and to Henry Knight, and Anne the Wife of William Basset; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Merton, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Say and Sele reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Township of Merton, in the County of Oxford; and for making a Compensation for Common of Pasture and Tithes arising therein," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto; (videlicet,)

"Pr. 15. Line 13. Leave out from the Word ["intituled"], to ["Be it therefore further Enacted"], in the 19th Line of the same Press."

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

York Buildings Company, Bill:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into, between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Lock Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischal, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire," is committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed; in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case; and that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Tuesday Sevennight.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, as follow; videlicet,

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for more effectually securing the Payment of the Duties upon Malt, by preventing Frauds in the obtaining of Allowances, and the mixing of fresh Corn or Grain with Corn or Grain making into Malt."

"3. An Act to prevent occasional Freemen from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for Cities and Boroughs."

"4. An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine, or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea."

"5. An Act to empower the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, after desfraying the necessary Expenses thereof, to provide for such Seamen worn out and become decrepit in the Service of their Country, who shall not be provided for within the said Hospital; and to enable them to receive such Pensions as shall be granted them by the said Commissioners or Governors, in the most easy and convenient Manner; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the same."

"6. An Act for repairing and widening the Road, and opening a Communication from the House of Thomas Hughes Esquire adjoining to Halkin Mountain to Farm, and across the old Post Road in Counsilltfechan to a House at Nanty Moch in Bagillt in the Occupation of Thomas Gill, in the County of Flint."

"7. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford; and other Roads therein mentioned."

"8. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road between Oswestry and Wrexham, at or near Whithurst's House, through Llangollen, to the most proper and commodious Joining of the Turnpike Road leading from Wrexham to Ruthin, at or near Tavarn Dwyrarch, and from Llangollen aforesaid, through Acre Fair Colliery, to the Finger Post at the Joining of the Road leading from Oswestry to Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh."

"9. An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks."

"10. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from The Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone near the Town of Bagshot in the Parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey."

"11. An Act for the better cleansing and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Ways, of the City of York, and the Suburbs thereof, and of the Liberty of Saint Peter within the said City; and for keeping the same in Repair, and free from Annoyance; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Carmen and Draymen, within the same."

"12. An Act for continuing the Duties, and enlarging the Powers, granted by Two Acts made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."

"13. An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Saint Andrew, in the City of Canterbury; and for building a new Church in a more convenient Place."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"14. An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Tavistock in the County of Devon, and elsewhere, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford; and for settling and assuring in Lieu thereof a Rent Charge, of greater Value, to be issuing out of Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Duke, for the Purposes in the Bill mentioned."

"15. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Pirton, in the County of Worcester."

"16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Childswickham, in the County of Gloucester."

"17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Chapelry and Lordship of Marfleet in Holderness, in the County of York."

"18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Common Pastures, and Common Fields, in the Manor of Litton, in the Parish of Tideswell, in the County of Derby."

"19. An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Pilham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies, remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtythree."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday Sevennight.

Exchequer Bills, and appropriating Supplies, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans, or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing His Majesty's Subjects to import their Goods and Effects, being the Produce of certain Places ceded to France and Spain by the late Treaty of Peace, upon Payment of the same Duties as they would have been liable to if such Places had remained in His Majesty's Possession."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday Sevennight.

Derby to Newcastle under Line, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford; and for repairing and widening the Road from Cliffebank to Snape Marsh in the Village of Shelton in the County of Stafford."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Manchester.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rothes.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Exeter.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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

Glentham, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of Glentham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Winster, Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Moor, or Waste Ground, within the Hamlet of Winster, in the Parish of Youlgreave, in the County of Derby," which is appointed for Friday the 8th of April next, be put off to the Wednesday following.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, undecimum diem Aprilis jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.