House of Lords Journal Volume 35
February 1777 21-30

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February 1777 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 24o Februarii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Mitchell against York Buildings Co. et al.

The Answer of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, and others, to the Appeal of John Livingston Mitchell of Parkhall, was this Day brought in.

Curson's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Barnewall Curson Esquire, (late called John Barnewall), the Great-Nephew of Sir Francis Curson Baronet, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

E. Tyrconnel's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill; intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Carpenter Esquire, Earl of Tyrconnel, in the Kingdom of Ireland, with the Right Honourable Lady Frances Manners, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Thursday the 20th Day of March next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Bp. Chester takes the Oaths.

This Day Beilby Lord Bishop of Chester, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the Gaol Bridge, in the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Ashborne, to Hurdloe House, in the said County; for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road; and for enabling the Trustees to alter Part of the Course of the present Road between Ashborne and the New Inn Turnpike;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Combe Bridge, &c. Road, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Combe Bridge, through Winsley and Bradford, to Staverton Bridge, and to the Trowbridge Road on Ashton Common; and also the Road from Bradford Bridge to Cockhill Gate, all in the County of Wilts; and for making effectual Provision for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militta Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for desraying 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 seventy-seven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wendover, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Bucks, so far as the said Acts relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Wendover, to the End of a Lane called Oak Lane, next the Great Road called The Oxford Road, and also Half a Mile of Road next from the River Colne towards Beconsfield, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds, through Harwood, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and continuing the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence in Two Branches (One through Ripley, over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge) to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to the Road from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Butt Lane, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Two Acts, passed in the Fourth and Twenty-fourth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for repairing the Roads leading from the most Southern Part of Butt Lane, in the Parish of Lawton, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Lawton, and from thence to Henshall's Smithy upon Cranage Green, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return Aguiton's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Aguiton;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Jackson's Bill; Standing Order to be further considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Jackson, and Hannah his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments, situate at or near Barney, in the County of Norfolk, (being their Settled Estate), to Richard Reeve the Younger, Gentleman; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estate doth now stand limited," stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:

The House proceeded to take the said Motion into Consideration:

After short Debate,

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken further into Consideration on Tuesday the 4th Day of March next; and the Lords summoned.

American Habeas Corpus, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with or suspected of the Crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Thorner Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Waste Grounds, Open Common Fields, Undivided Enclosures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Thorner, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

King's Meaburn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of King's Meaburn, in the Parish of Moreland, in the County of Westmorland," was committed.

Horncliff Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Piece of Common or Waste Ground, lying in the Villages of Horncliff and Horncliff Lone-End, in the Parish of Norham, in the County of Durham," was committed.

Rednal Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Rednal, in the Parish of West Felton, in the County of Salop," was committed.

Vlught's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Willem Vlught," 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."

Cattaneo and Gaudot's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Horace Cattaneo and Francis Gaudot," was committed.

Sir William Hamilton et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Dame Catherine his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

American Habeas Corpus, &c. Bill:

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with or suspected of the Crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy," be now read the Third Time".

Which being agreed to, the said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill do pass?"

Which being objected to:

After short Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protest against passing it:

1st, Because I look upon this Bill, not only as a Part of that System of Colony Government, so inimical to Civil Liberty, so repugnant to the first and fundamental Principles of the Constitution, so ruinous in its Measures, so shocking to Humanity, and so averse from that now exploded Virtue of universal Benevolence; but, because I see herein that System coming home to ourselves, and with hasty Steps pointing its Dangers even towards the Heart of the Kingdom.

2dly, Because the Bill itself is attended with Powers subversive of and unknown to the Laws of the Land, by apprehending Persons, it may be, on groundless Suspicion; by imprisoning, perhaps, the Innocent without the usual and necessary Form of a single Oath, and not too in the Common Gaol of the Country, but in whatever Part of the Realm, be it ever so distant, that Persecution shall think fit to adopt.

3dly, Because, although the Rider which has been added by the other House does in some Degree abate the Rigour of this harsh and alarming Bill, yet it does not sufficiently provide for the Security of His Majesty's loyal Subjects, the Inhabitants of the West India Islands falling under its baneful Operation; nay, even any Individual of this Country who shall venture on the High Seas, if only to make the Tour of the Hebrides, may become the Object of Suspicion, and the Victim of Vengeance.

Lastly, Because the Hour is come, if from Motives of Policy only, that Coercion to Lenity should give Way.

"Abingdon."

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. Browning:

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

Lawson against Lawson et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Winifred Lawson Widow is Appellant, and John Lawson Esquire, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Monday the 24th Day of March next.

Braithwaite for a Divorce Bill:

The House was moved, " That the Petition of John Braithwaite Esquire, a Colonel in the Service of the Honourable East India Company; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Elizabeth Browne his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; presented to the House on Thursday, the 23d Day of January last, might be read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 11th Day of March next; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Braithwaite may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Elizabeth Browne may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Grimston et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Grimston of Neswick, in the County of York, Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Sons; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Robert Grimston Esquire, at Thwing and Octon, in the Parish of Thwing upon the Woulds, in the East Riding of the County of York, in the said Robert Grimston, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Robert Grimston, in the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Bainton, in the said East Riding of the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes."

Speirs et al. against Carlyle and Co.

The House being informed, "That John Carlyle and Company, late Merchants in Glasgow, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Alexander Speirs, and others, Merchants in Glasgow, Trustees for the Creditors of James Dunlop junior, late Merchant there, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John McEuen, Clerk to William Dick Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

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

Winter bottom to enter into Recognizance on Wilkinson's Appeal.

The House being moved, " That Abraham Winterbottom, of Threadneedle Street, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Pinckney Wilkinson Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Februarii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Falmoutlt.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Sir Lawrence Dundas against His Majesty's Advocate et. al.

The Answer of His Majesty's Advocate and other Officers of State for Scotland, and others, to the Appeal of Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, was this Day brought in.

Ld. R. Spencer and D. Marlborough's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Robert Spencer commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, youngest Brother of the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough One of the Knights Companions of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and of the said Duke of Marlborough; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Corpus Christi College and Wisdome's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

E. Denbigh et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Basil Earl of Denbigh, and others; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Feoffees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Almshouses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to fell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned.

Braithwaite's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That the Reverend Thomas Winstanley Clerk, Sir Charles Raymond Baronet, Robert McLellan Gentleman, Walter Farquhar Surgeon, John Crawford Surgeon, Peter Mitchell Esquire, Joseph Smith Esquire, William Petrie Esquire, John Redhead Esquire, James Rees Esquire, Hannah Onions Widow, Elizabeth Dray Widow, Andrew Gray, Jane Gray, Ann Taylor, William Byrne, and Phœbe Byrne, do attend this House on Tuesday, the 11th Day of March next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

King's Meabourn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Lordship of King's Meaburn, in the Parish of Moreland, in the County of Westmorland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Horncliff Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Piece of Common or Waste Ground lying in the Villages of Horncliff and Horncliff Lone-End, in the Parish of Norham, in the County of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thorner Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Waste Grounds, Open Common Fields, undivided Enclosures and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Thorner, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rednal Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Rednal, in the Parish of West Felton, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Vlught's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Willem Vlught."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cattaneo and Gaudot's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Horace Cattaneo and Francis Gaudot."

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, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, "for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the Gaol Bridge in the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Ashborne to Hurdloe House, in the said County; for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road; and for enabling the Trustees to alter Part of the Course of the present Road between Ashborne and the New Inn Turnpike."

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

E. Denbigh.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Northington.
E. Clarendon.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Hume.

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

Leeds through Harwood, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and continuing the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence in Two Branches (One through Ripley, over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge) to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" and the other passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to the Road from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate."

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.

Wendover, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Bucks, so far as the said Acts relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Wendover to the End of a Lane called Oak Lane, next the great Road called The Oxford Road; and also Half a Mile of Road next from the River Colne, towards Beconsfield, in the said County."

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

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

Butt Lane, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Two Acts, passed in the Fourth and Twenty-fourth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the most Southern Part of Butt Lane, in the Parish of Lawton, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Lawton, and from thence to Henshall's Smithy upon Cranage Green, in the said County."

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

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

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act 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 seventy-seven."

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.

Combe Bridge, &c. Road, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Combe Bridge, through Winsley and Bradford, to Staverton Bridge, and to the Trowbridge Road on Ashton Common; and also the Road from Bradford Bridge to Cockhill Gate, all in the County of Wilts; and for making effectual Provision for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Message from H. C. to return D. Manchester's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Rectories, Parsonages, Churches and Chapels, of Rockburne, Breamore, South Charford, Hale, Whitsbury, and Quidesley, with the Glebe Lands, Tythes, and other Appurtenances thereto respectively belonging, Part of the settled Estate of the most Noble George Duke of Manchester, in Trustees, upon certain Trusts therein expressed; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Duke, in Lieu thereof, to the several Uses therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tempsford Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Februarii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Abercorn.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Ladbroke's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the City of London, and Counties of Middlesex, Northampton, Berks, and Warwick, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby, in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited," 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.

CombeBridge &c. Road, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Combe Bridge, through Winsley and Bradford, to Staverton Bridge, and to the Trowbridge Road on Ashton Common; and also the Road from Bradford Bridge to Cockhill Gate, all in the County of Wilts; and for making effectual Provision for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford in the same County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Leeds through Harwood, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and continuing the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence, in Two Branches (One through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge) to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" and the other passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first mentioned Act, with respect to the Road from the Town of Leeds through Harwood to the Southwest Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate," was committed.

Butt Lane, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Two Acts, passed in the Fourth and Twenty-fourth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the most Southern Part of Butt Lane, in the Parish of Lawton, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Lawton, and from thence to Henshall's Smithy upon Cranage Green, in the said County," was committed.

Rugby Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Feoffees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Almshouses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Chandos.
E. Abercorn.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 13th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Grimston's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Robert Grimston Esquire, at Thwing and Octon, in the Parish of Thwing upon the Woulds, in the East Riding of the County of York, in the said Robert Grimston, in FeeSimple; and for settling an Estate of the said Robert Grimston, in the Township of Neswick, in the Parish of Bainton, in the said East Riding of the County of York, of greater Value in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes."

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

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

Trattle et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Trattle of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan, Widow, on Behalf of herself and her Four infant Daughters, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Isle of Wight, the settled Estate of Elizabeth Trattle of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan, Widow; and also a certain Messuage and Lands, and Hereditaments, of the Warden and Scholars, Clerks, of Saint Mary College of Winchester, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey Part of the said settled Estate; and also the said Estate of the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to Sir Richard Worsley Baronet, and other Part of the said settled Estates to the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks; and to apply Part of the Money arising from such Sale, in paying off an Incumbrance affecting Part of the said settled Estate, and for laying out the Residue of the said Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses; and to enable the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to take a Conveyance of that Part of the said settled Estates intended to be conveyed to them.

Abp. Canterbury and Ponton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the most Reverend Father in God Frederick, by Divine Providence, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England, and Metropolitan, and of Daniel Ponton Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Archbishop of Canterbury and Daniel Ponton Esquire, to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose."

African Company, Papers relating to, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jackson, from the Admiralty Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-third Year of King George the Second:

Copies of Reports made by Captain Cornwallis, of His Majesty's Ship the Pallas, to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the State and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in Possession of the Merchants trading to that Place;" together with a Schedule of the said Reports.

No 1. State and Condition of Apolonia Fort, January 1776.

2. State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, January 1776.

3. State and Condition of Bance Island Fort, January 1776.

4. State and Condition of James Fort, Accra.

5. State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, 10th February 1776.

6. State and Condition of Succondee Fort, 14th February 1776.

7. State and Condition of Commenda Fort, 16th February 1776.

8. State and Condition of Annamaboe Fort, 25th February 1776.

9. State and Condition of Tantumquerry Fort.

No 10. State and Condition of Williams Fort Whydah, 8th March 1776.

11. State and Condition of Winnebah Fort."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Sir T. Broughton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Thomas Broughton, of Broughton in the County of Stafford, Baronet, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, situate in the County of Stafford, and purchasing other Estates situate in the County of Chester, to be settled to the same Uses; and for extinguishing the said Sir Thomas Broughton's Power of making Leases for Lives, as to Part of his Settled Estate in the County of Chester, and making such Recompence to him for the same, as therein mentioned."

Tempsford Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Luck's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Luck of Merrow, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Hull et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Hull of Marpool Hall, in the County of Devon, Esquire, and Ellery his Wife, for and on Behalf of themselves, and William Thomas Hull and Elizabeth Mary Hull, their only Children, Infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Mitchell against York Buildings Company et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Livingston Mitchell of Parkhall, is Appellant, and the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Friday the 21st Day of March next.

Militia Pay Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act 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 seventy-seven."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act 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 seventy-seven."

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. Browning:

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

Severn Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from or near a Place called Preen's Eddy in the Parish of Broseley, to or near a Place called The Sheep Wash, in the Parish of Sutton-Maddock, in the County of Salop; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Februarii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Walker et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Walker Esquire, and George Stansfeld Esquire, the surviving acting Governors of a Charity founded by Nathaniel Waterhouse deceased, within the Town and Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, and others; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for uniting and better regulating the Charities of Nathaniel Waterhouse, within the Town and Parish of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Tempsford Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Parish of Tempsford, in the County of Bedford," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Baldwyn and Childe's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, for and on Behalf of himself and his infant Son Charles, by Catherine his late Wife, deceased; and also of William Childe Esquire, lately called William Baldwyn, the eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the said Charles Baldwyn, by the said Catherine his late Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Ladbroke's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the City of London, and Counties of Middlesex, Northampton, Berks, and Warwick, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates now stand limited."

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. Browning:

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

CombeBridge, &c. Road, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Combe Bridge, through Winsley and Bradford, to Staverton Bridge, and to the Trowbridge Road on Ashton Common; and also the Road from Bradford Bridge, to Cockhill Gate, all in the County of Wilts; and for making effectual Provision for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon at Stokeford, in the same County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Butt Lane, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Two Acts, passed in the Fourth and Twenty-fourth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the most Southern Part of Butt Lane, in the Parish of Lawton, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Lawton, and from thence to Henshall's Smithy upon Cranage Green, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds through Harwood, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and continuing the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence, in Two Branches, (One through Ripley, over Burage Green, and the other, through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge), to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor;" and the other passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to the Road from the Town of Leeds through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate."

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

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

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Archbishop of Canterbury and Daniel Ponton Esquire, to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hampden.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Sir T.Broughton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, situate in the County of Stafford, and purchasing other Estates situate in the County of Chester, to be settled to the same Uses; and for extinguishing the said Sir Thomas Broughton's Power of making Leases for Lives as to Part of his Settled Estate in the County of Chester, and making such Recompence to him for the same, as therein is mentioned."

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

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

Irvine against E. Aberdeen et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alexander Irvine of Drum, Esquire, is Appellant, and George Earl of Aberdeen, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Wednesday the 19th Day of March next.

Severn Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from or near a Place called Preen's Eddy, in the Parish of Broseley, to or near a Place called The Sheep Wash, in the Parish of Sutton-Maddock, in the County of Salop; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Februarii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, "for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the Gaol Bridge, in the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Ashborne to Hurdloe House, in the said County, for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road, and for enabling the Trustees to alter Part of the Course of the present Road between Ashborne and the New Inn Turnpike," 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."

Tempsford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Parish of Tempsford, in the County of Bedford," 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."

Derby, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, "for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the Gaol Bridge, in the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Ashborne, to Hurdloe House, in the said County, for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road, and for enabling the Trustees to alter Part of the Course of the present Road between Ashborne and the New Inn Turnpike."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tempsford Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tunstall Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Tunstall, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ealand to Leeds Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, "for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Orphan's Fund Accounts, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Chamberlain of the City of London attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament:

An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th July 1776.

An Account of Money received and paid for repairing the Royal Exchange, from the 28th Day of September 1775 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1776 inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid for embanking the North Side of the River Thames, within certain Limits, from the 28th Day of September 1775 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1776 inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid for building and compleating the Bridge at Blackfriars, from the 28th Day of September 1775 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1776 inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid for re-building the Gaol of Newgate, from the 28th Day of September 1775 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1776 inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid on Account of the Tolls on London and Blackfriars Bridges, from the 28th Day of September 1775 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1776 inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid for making, enlarging, &c. the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers within the City of London; and for paving, cleansing, and enlightening the said City, from the 28th Day of September 1775 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1776 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Curson, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Barnewall Curson Esquire, (late called John Barnewall); praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Barnewall Curson Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry."

Ross. et al. against Ross, to amend Appeal:

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Elizabeth Ross, and others, Executors of Hugh Ross Esquire, deceased, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mr. David Ross is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That this Cause wherein the said David Ross was Pursuer, and the Petitioner Elizabeth, and the said Hugh Ross her Husband, were Defenders, abated in April 1775, by the Death of the said Hugh Ross, and in March 1776, when this Appeal was transmitted from Scotland, it was in the Names only of the Executors of the said Hugh Ross; but now upon Perusal of the Extract of the Decree and Proceedings, it appears, that in September 1775, the Action had been revived by a Process of Transference, not against the Petitioners the Executors, but against Hugh Ross Esquire, the eldest Son and Heir of the said Hugh Ross deceased, but who knew nothing, nor had any Notice of such Process, nor of his being made a Party to the Action, he being at the Time in Foreign Parts; and as it might appear irregular to go to hearing of the Cause without the said Hugh Ross the Heir, being a Party Appellant;" the Petitioners therefore humbly pray their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to amend their Appeal, by inserting the Name of the said Hugh Ross the Heir, as an Appellant, with the Petitioners, the Executors, the Petitioners Agent amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, as desired, they amending the Respondent's Copy; it being understood that the Lords will hear the said Cause on Wednesday next.

Harnham Hill, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum, and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill, in the County of Dorset, and from the Index Post on the Side of Harnham Hill aforesaid, to a House called Master Baker's Farmhouse, in the said County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Woollen Yarn Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Clarke to take the Name of Jervoise, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Jervoise Clarke Esquire, and the Heirs Male of His Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Jervoise, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Jervoise Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Peirson's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Bradshaw Peirson, of Stokesley, in the County of York, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and of James Bradshaw Peirson, Victoire William Pierson, and Anthony Peirson, Children of the Petitioner James Bradshaw Peirson, all Infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Trattle's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Isle of Wight, the Settled Estate of Elizabeth Trattle of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan, Widow; and also a certain Messuage and Lands, and Hereditaments, of the Warden and Scholars, Clerks, of Saint Mary College of Winchester, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey Part of the said Settled Estate; and also the said Estate of the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to Sir Richard Worsley Baronet, and other Part of the said Settled Estates to the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks; and to apply Part of the Money arising from such Sale in paying off an Incumbrance affecting Part of the said Settled Estate; and for laying out the Residue of the said Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses; and to enable the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to take a Conveyance of that Part of the said Settled Estates intended to be conveyed to them."

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

E. Suffolk.
E. Rosebery.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Onslow.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hume.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 17th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sutherland against Countess of Sutherland, et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Andrew Sutherland of Cambusavie, is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland, and her Guardians, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Wednesday the 26th Day of March next.

Mac Leod et al. against Ross.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Bruce Æneas Mac Leod of Cadboll, and his Tutors, are Appellants, and Munro Ross of Pitcalny, and Jean Ross, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, next and immediately after all those Causes already appointed.

Ross against Ross et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Captain John Ross of Balnagown, is Appellant, and Munro Ross of Pitcalny, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, immediately after all those Causes already appointed.

Adjourn.

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