House of Lords Journal Volume 35
May 1777 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: May 1777 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 175-192. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116596 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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May 1777 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Maii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Household, for the better Support of Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain ."

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest there upon.

DISSENTIENT.

Because though I admit and zealously contend, that the Splendor and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain and the Credit of the Royal Household, ought, for His Majesty's Personal Satisfaction, no less than for the Honour of the Nation, to be maintained by liberal Grants of Parliament (liberal beyond the Charge of Parsimony, or a minute Calculation of the Demands of Government), yet when no Consideration is had, and no Account whatever given in, of various productive Funds of which His Majesty's Servants are in the Receipt, and which never are accounted for in Parliament, I must insist, that all Calculations of a Deficiency in the assumed Sum of Eight hundred thousand Pounds only, are sallacious and absurd."

Because these Funds produce either the Sum of Seventy-eight thousand Pounds, or more or less. If they produce that Sum, the Produce more than liquidates the present stated Debt: If they produce less, but yet produce something, the Accounts upon the Table cannot be true, for such Produce would then either have been accounted for in Diminution of this Debt, or such Produce is still in Hand, and the Means of discharging such Debt remain; or there has been some secret Expenditure to which it has been applied, and which Administration have not thought fit to mention. If they produce (as I cannot but think they do produce) confiderably more, it surely rests on Administration to shew the Application, rather than becomes the Credulity of Parliament to accept these Accounts as complete, or its Generosity to supply with such Readiness, and consequently encourage the Wantonness of their Profusion as to the Amount, and perhaps their Criminality in Destination of these Sums.

And because when, exclusive of the enormous Sums stated to be lodged with certain Persons, who are Members of the House of Commons, for secret and special Services, (Words calculated to perplex, and not inform), the extravagant Amount of Salaries and acknowledged Pensions, (to which Parliamentary Jealousy claims a Right of making a large Addition, on Account of the general Belief, amounting with many Persons to an internal Conviction, of considerable Disbursements for secret and unacknowledged Purposes), is considered, I hold it my Duty as a Member of the Legislature, to withhold the additional Means, afforded by this Bill, of corrupting the Integrity of Parliament."

"Radnor."

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.

Newsham Enclosure Bill, the King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, in the Township of Newsham, in the North Riding of the County of York," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Grafton Underwood Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Parish of Grafton Underwood, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Perry's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Maria Perry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Whale Fishery, Account of Ships from Scotland employed in, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Rowe, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence sitted out, and at what Port they were discharged, also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported from 10th October 1775, to 10th October 1776."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Metheringham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Metheringham, 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."

Candlesby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Candlesby, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Newsham 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 Commons and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, in the Township of Newsham, in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Lincoln, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the City of Lincoln; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road at the Foot of Bracebridge Bridge, over the said Bridge Westward, to the Extremity of the County of Lincoln, near a Place called Potter-Hill, and from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road, at the Foot of Canwick-Hill, Southward, to a Windmill at the Top of the said Hill," 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."

Dutton to take the Name of Naper, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Dutton Esquire, his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Naper, pursuant to the Will of James Lenox Dutton Esquire deceased; and for making the Exemplification of the Will and Codicil of the said James Lenox Dutton, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland," was committed.

Brown's Debt Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to make an Agreement or Composition with the several Sureties of William Brown , and the Representatives of such of the said Sureties as are dead, for a Debt remaining due from them to the Crown, on several Tobacco Bonds, entered into and executed by such Sureties respectively; and that they and their Estates and Effects may be acquitted and discharged therefrom."

Barmby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township and Manor of Barmby upon the Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York."

Killamarsh Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Killamarsh, in the County of Derby."

North and South Newbald Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Arable Fields, Wolds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of North Newbald and South Newbald, within the Parish of North Newbald, in the County of York."

Hat Manufactory Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory."

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Hoxton Square enclosing, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and embellishing the Middle Part of Hoxton Square , in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in and upon the said Square."

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

D. Bolton.
E. Suffolk.
E. Doncaster.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Killamarsh Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Killamarsh, in the County of Derby," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Maii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Macleod et al. against Ross.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause, wherein Robert Bruce Æneas Macleod of Cadboll, and his Tutors, are Appellants, and Monro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and Jean Ross, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Ross against Ross et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause, wherein Captain John Ross of Balnagown is Appellant, and Monro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire, and others are Respondents:

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

Grafton Underwood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Parish of Grafton Underwood, in the County of Northampton."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
E. Suffolk.
E. Sandwich.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Hume.
L. Amherst.

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.

Barmby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township and Manor of Barmby upon the Moor, in the East Riding of 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.

North and South Newbald Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Arable Fields, Wolds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of North Newbald and South Newbald, within the Parish of North Newbald, 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.

Shireborne and Windrush Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Common Downs, in the Parishes of Shireborne and Windrush, 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.

His Majesty's Household, for the better Support of, Bill.

The House (according to Order), was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Perry's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Maria Perry."

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

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

Brown's Debt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to make an Agreement or Composition with the several Sureties of William Brown , and the Representatives of such of the said Sureties as are dead, for a Debt remaining due from them to the Crown, on several Tobacco Bonds entered into and executed by such Sureties respectively; and that they and their Estates and Effects may be acquitted and discharged therefrom."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Maii 1777.

Dominit tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Macleod et al. against Ross:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last, as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Bruce Æneas Macleod of Cadboll, and his Tutors; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th and 15th of December 1775; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 11th of July 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Monro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire, and Jean Ross, Grand-daughter of the late Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed, with Costs.

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

Ross against Ross et al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Captain John Ross of Balnagown; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th of February and 1st of March 1769; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 17th of July and 19th of November 1771; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Monro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, Jean Ross, Granddaughter of the late Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, Sir Harry Monro Baronet, and the other Creditors on the Estate of Mulderg, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed, with Costs.

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

North and South Newbald Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Fauconberg reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Arable Fields, Wolds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of North Newbald and South Newbald, within the Parish of North Newbald, 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."

Barmby Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Fauconberg made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township and Manor of Barmby upon the Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Pettus's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of Dame Elizabeth Pettus , deceased, in Trustees, to convey and surrender the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

His Majesty's Household, for the better Support of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain."

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 Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Perrin:

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

Messages from H. C. to return Barnes's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates, late of Ann Phillips Spinster, now the Wife of Henry Barnes Gentleman, comprized in their Marriage Settlement, situate in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes in the Act mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Jones's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs, certain Estates of Philip Jones and Robert Berkeley, Esquires, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in order to sell the same, and with Part of the Purchase Money to discharge certain Incumbrances thereon; and for laying out the Residue of the Purchase Money, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Estates to be sold stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Hull's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Settled Estates of Thomas Hull Esquire, in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Estates in the County of Devon in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Waterhouse's Charity Bill,

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and William Wheatley's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, Part of the Settled Estate of William Wheatley Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold to Sir Sampson Gideon Baronet, pursuant to Agreement; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir E. Swinburne's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages and Hereditaments, in the several Parishes of Kirkwhelpington, Lowick, and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, late Part of the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold, discharged from the Uses, Trusts, Charges, and Powers in the Will of the said Sir John Swinburne mentioned; and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof in Manner therein mentioned; and for other Purposes therein expressed;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Thornton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, and the Common or Moor, within the Township of Thornton, in the Parish of Foston, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gilmorton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Messages from H. C. to return Jackson's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Astley and others:

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Trattle's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hat Manufactory Bill:

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory," be read a Second Time, on Thursday next.

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Journeymen Hat or Felt Makers, resident in and about the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, "That the Petitioners understand a Bill has been brought into this House, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory:" That if the said Bill should be passed into a Law in the State in which it now stands, the Petitioners, as well as several Thousand Persons who have been brought up as Apprentices in the Hat Manufactory, will be greatly affected and prejudiced thereby;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the Petitioners may have such other Relief as to the House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill on Thursday next, at the Second Reading thereof; and that Counsel be heard for the said Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Pettus's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of Dame Elizabeth Pettus deceased, in Trustees, to convey and surrender the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Cunyngham et al. against Cunyngham et al. Petition to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Myrton Cunyngham and others, Appellants, in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Cunyngham and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, " That it appears from the Extract of the Decree, that the Interlocutors are there more fully stated than in the Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to amend their Appeal, by making the Interlocutors conform to the Extract thereof in the Decree, they amending the Respondents Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by making the Interlocutors conform to the Extract thereof in the Decree, as desired, they amending the Respondents Copy.

Whilton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the several Parishes and Liberties of Whilton, Norton, and Brockhall, or in some or One of them, in the County of Northampton."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Rochford.
E. Poulet.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Ilchester.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hume.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Foley.

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.

Killamarsh Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Killamarsh, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Brown's Debt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to make an Agreement or Composition with the several Sureties of William Brown, and the Representatives of such of the said Sureties as are dead, for a Debt remaining due from them to the Crown, on several Tobacco Bonds, entered into and executed by such Sureties respectively; and that they and their Estates and Effects may be acquitted and discharged therefrom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Galloway 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 Martis, sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 6o Maii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Klanert's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for naturalizing Charles Morris Klanert," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

HoxtonSquare Enclosing, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for enclosing and embellishing the middle Part of Hoxton Square, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in and upon the said Square," was committed.

Perry's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for naturalizing Maria Perry," was committed.

Killamarsh Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Killamarsh, 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."

Whilton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the several Parishes and Liberties of Whilton, Norton, and Brockhall, or in some or One of them, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Shireborne and Windrush 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 Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Common Downs, in the Parishes of Shireborne and Windrush, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Grafton Underwood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Parish of Grafton Underwood , in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Westminster Streets Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, to open a Street from the South End of Long Ditch, to the North End of Smith Street, and to widen Part of Tothill Street and of Long Ditch aforesaid; and to widen the Passage between Orchard Street and the new intended Street, and also to widen Wood Street, and to make a more commodious Entrance from the Broad Sanctuary into Dean's Yard, within the City and Liberty of Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Halam and Edingley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Halam and Edingley, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bleasby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Brampton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leadenham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Message from H. C. to return Weddell's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, " An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Weddell Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in lieu thereof; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Constables and Witnesses Costs, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties, and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others, on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases, and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses, and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Messages from H. C. to return Harvey's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of John Harvey Gentleman, a Lunatick, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell so much thereof as will be sufficient for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of John Harvey his late Father, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That They have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Baldwyn's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold Settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and White's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual a Partition between Taylor White Esquire and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Fowke Esquire and Ann his Wife, of several Estates in the Counties of Huntingdon, Leicester, Cambridge, Essex , and Kent; and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, contained in their respective Marriage Settlements; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Luck's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, " An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable George Lord Onslow and Cranley, and William Luck Gentleman, and Edmund Luck his Son;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Forign Wrought Silks, &c. to prohibit the Importation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for further continuing an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, " An Act to prohibit the Importation of Foreign Wrought Silks and Velvets, for a limited Time; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Silk Manufacture;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Killesby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures; Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Killesby, in the County of Northampton."

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

Ld. President.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Galloway.
E. Breadalbane.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Godolphin.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.

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.

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan: in Error.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Hannah Blake is Plaintiff, and William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan are Defendants, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Myrton Cunyngham Esquire, and his Tutors, are Appellants, and David Cunyngham and Sir William Augustus Cunyngham Baronet, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow, and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Thornton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, and the Common or Moor, within the Township of Thornton, in the Parish of Foston, in the North Riding of 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, " That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Wigtoun Peerage: Petition for Papers to be laid before the House, rejected.

A Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, was presented and read; set ting forth, "That John, the Sixth Lord Flemyng, was by King James the Sixth, dignified with the Title of Earl of Wigtoun, to him and the Heirs Male of his Body, by Patent; that the Patent has never been recorded, but is now in the Hands, Custody or Power, of Charles Lord Elphinstone, who married Lady Clementina Flemyng, the Daughter of John, the Sixth Earl of Wigtoun, or of the said Lady Clementina Elphinstone, or of Mr. John Davidsone Writer to the Signet, who may be entrusted with the said Patent by them: That the Petitioner claims the Title and Dignity of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, as the single Male Descendant now existing of John the First Earl of Wigtoun; and the Petitioner has, in Duty to their Lordships, and Obedience to their Resolutions, lodged his printed Cases; and their Lordships have been pleased to order the Lords Committees for Privileges, to meet to consider the Petitioner's Claim on Monday the 12th Day of May Instant: That Applications have been made to the said Charles Lord Elphinstone and his Lady, and to the said Mr. John Davidsone , to produce the said Patent, in order that it might be laid before the Lords Committees for Privileges upon the hearing of the Petitioner's Claim; but the said Charles Lord Elphinstone and his Lady have refused to produce the said Patent: That the Petitioner is advised he cannot proceed on the hearing of his Claim before the Lords Committees of Privileges without the said Patent: And therefore praying their Lordships will be pleased to order the said Charles Lord Elphinstone, the said Lady Clementina Elphinstone, and the said John Davidsone, or such of them as have the said Patent in their Custody or Power, to produce the said Patent, so as that the Petitioner may be enabled to lay the same before their Lordships, on the hearing of the Petitioner's Claim."

An Affidavit of Hamilton Flemyng of Somerset Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex Esquire, claiming the Title and Dignity of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, "That he has been informed, and verily believes, that the original Patent, by which John, the Sixth Lord Flemyng, was created Earl of Wigtoun, is in the Hands, Custody or Power, of Charles Lord Elphinstone, Lady Clementina Elphinstone his Wife, or may have been delivered by them to Mr. John Davidsone Writer to the Signet," was also read.

And thereupon the Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Message from H. C. to return Combe's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Archibald Edmonstone and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates in the Counties of Hereford and Monmouth, devised by the Will of Thomas Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased, in Richard Combe Esquire, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Richard Combe, in the County of Somerset, of greater Value, in lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Maii 1777.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Hamilton et al. against E. Bective.

The Answer of the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Bective, to the Cross Appeal of Robert Hamilton and others, was this Day brought in.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

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 Speech 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 the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain."

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 repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Dumfries, and for converting the Statute Labour within the said County into Money; and for applying the same towards repairing the Highways within the same County."

"3. An Act for amending the Road from the South East End of the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, to Derby Bridge, near the Rushes, and from the said Bridge to the South End of Cavendish Bridge, in the same County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"4. An Act for vesting the Real Estates, late of Ann Phillips Spinster, now the Wife of Henry Barnes Gentleman, comprized in their Marriage Settlement, situate in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes in the Act mentioned."

"5. An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs, certain Estates of Philip Jones and Robert Berkeley Esquires, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in order to sell the same, and with Part of the Purchase Money to discharge certain Incumbrances thereon; and for laying out the Residue of the Purchase Money, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Estates to be sold, stand limited."

"6. An Act for discharging Part of the Settled Estates of Thomas Hull Esquire, in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Estates in the County of Devon in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes."

"7. 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."

"8. An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, Part of the Settled Estate of William Wheatley Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold to Sir Sampson Gideon Baronet, pursuant to Agreement; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

"9. An Act for vesting certain Messuages and Hereditaments, in the several Parishes of Kirkwhelpington, Lowick , and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, late Part of the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold, discharged from the Uses, Trusts, Charges, and Powers, in the Will of the said Sir John Swinburne mentioned; and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof in Manner therein mentioned, and for other Purposes therein expressed."

"10. 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."

"11. 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."

"12. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Weddell Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

"13. An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of John Harvey Gentleman, a Lunatick, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell so much thereof as will be sufficient for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of John Harvey, his late Father, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"14. An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold Settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other Uses."

"15. An Act for rendering valid and effectual a Partition between Taylor White Esquire and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Fowke Esquire and Ann his Wife, of several Estates in the Counties of Huntingdon, Leicester, Cambridge, Essex, and Kent, and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses and upon the Trusts contained in their respective Marriage Settlements; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"16. An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable George Lord Onslow and Cranley, and William Luck Gentleman, and Edmund Luck his Son."

"17. An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates, in the Counties of Hereford and Monmouth; devised by the Will of Thomas Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased, in Richard Combe Esquire, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Richard Combe, in the County of Somerset, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

"18. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or Waste Ground, called Halton Moor , in the Township of Halton, in the Manor of Templenewsam, in the Parish of Whitkirke, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Great Sturton, in the County of Lincoln."

"20. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the several Townships of Kingsley Newton near Kingsley, Norley , and Crowton, in the Parishes of Frodsham and Weaverham, in the County of Chester."

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

Cunyngham et al. against Cunynghams:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Robert Myrton Cunyngham Esquire, Second Son of Sir William Augustus Cunyngham of Livingston, Baronet, and his Tutors; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 9th of July 1776, and 5th of March 1777: And praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of David Cunyngham and Sir William Augustus Cunyngham Baronet, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Speirs, and others, are Appellants, and Thomas and William Dunlops, and others, Trustees for the Creditors of John Carlyle and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause, which stands for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan.

Upon reading the Petition of Hannah Blake, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan, Defendants, in the said Writ of Error, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties being now amicably compromised between them," The Petitioners, therefore, humbly pray their Lordships, "That the Writ of Error in this Cause may be non-pros'd or withdrawn without Costs on either Side."

Writ of Error non-pros'd.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros'd. on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End, Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

Uffington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, within the Township of Uffington, and the Hamlets of Balking and Woolston, otherwise Woolverston, and within the Hamlets of Kingston, Lisle, and Fawler, in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Farmborough Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Monkbretton 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, Mesne Enclosures, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Monkbretton, otherwise Burton, in the Parish of Roystone, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 8o Maii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Killesby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Killesby, in the County of Northampton," 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."

Thornton 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 several Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, and the Common or Moor within the Township of Thornton, in the Parish of Foston, in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Hoxton Square enclosing, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and embellishing the Middle Part of Hoxton Square , in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in and upon the said Square."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Killamarsh Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Killamarsh, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whilton, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the several Parishes and Liberties of Whilton, Norton, and Brockhall, or in some or One of them, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shireborne and Windrush Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Common Downs, in the Parishes of Shireborne and Windrush, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grafton Underwood Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Parish of Grafton Underwood, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Perry's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Maria Perry."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lincoln, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the City of Lincoln; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road at the Foot of Bracebridge Bridge over the said Bridge Westward, to the Extremity of the County of Lincoln, near a Place called Potter-hill, and from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road at the Foot of Canwickhill Southward, to a Windmill at the Top of the said Hill."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Metheringham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Metheringham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Candlesby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newsham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, in the Township of Newsham, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dutton to take the Name of Naper, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Dutton Esquire, his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Naper, pursuant to the Will of James Lenox Dutton Esquire, deceased; and for making the Exemplification of the Will and Codicil of the said James Lenox Dutton, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brown's Debt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to make an Agreement or Composition with the several Sureties of William Brown, and the Representatives of such of the said Sureties as are dead, for a Debt remaining due from them to the Crown, on several Tobacco Bonds entered into and executed by such Sureties respectively; and that they and their Estates and Effect may be acquitted and discharged therefrom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barmby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township and Manor of Barmby upon the Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North and South Newbald Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Arable Fields, Wolds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of North Newbald and South Newbald, within the Parish of North Newbald, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Killesby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Killesby, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thornton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, and the Common or Moor, within the Township of Thornton, in the Parish of Foston, in the North Riding of 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 Sixteen preceding Bill.

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

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

Klanert's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Morris Klanert."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. withit.

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

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

Farmborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and certain Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Farmborough, otherwise Farnborough, in the County of Berks."

Ussington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, within the Township of Uffington, and the Hamlets of Balking and Woolston, otherwise Woolverston, and within the Hamlets of Kingston, Lisle, and Fawler, in the County of Berks."

Monkbretton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Mesne Enclosures, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Monkbretton, otherwise Burton, in the Parish of Roystone, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Westminster Streets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter, in Westminster, to open a Street from the South End of Long Ditch, to the North End of Smith Street, and to widen Part of Tothill Street, and of Long Ditch aforesaid; and to widen the Passage be tween Orchard Street and the new intended Street; and also to widen Wood Street, and to make a more commodious Entrance from the Broad Sanctuary into Dean's Yard, within the City and Liberty of Westminster."

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

Ld. President.
D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Poulet.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford.
E. Mansfield.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hume.

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

Bleasby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Bleasby, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Halam and Edingley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Halam and Edingley, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Brampton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Brampton, 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.

Leadenham Enclosure Bill.

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

Gateshead, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Gateshead, in the County of Durham, to the Church Lane, near Ryton Lane Head, and from the Bar Moor to the Hexham Turnpike Road near Dilston Bar, in the County of Northumberland, and also the Road from Mickley-bank to Lead-hill or Silver-hill; and for making a Road cross certain Grounds belonging to Crozier Surtees Esquire, in the Parish of Ryton, in the County of Durham."

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.

Constables and Witnesses Costs, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties, and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others, on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

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 Thursday next.

Farnsfield Enclosure Bill.

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

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

America, &c. allowing the Exportation of Wheat to, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue such Part of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, and to the Island of Saint Helena, and to the other Settlements belonging to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies; and of Biscuit and Pease to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur, and Labrador; and for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or carrying into Execution His Majesty's Orders of Council already made for allowing the Exportation of Wheat and other Articles," as expired on the First Day of January One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Weston Colville Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Sampson Gideon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, Cow Pasture or Shrub, Town Green, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Weston Colville, in the County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wolverhampton Lighting, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening, cleansing, and lighting the several Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Ways, and other publick Passages, within the Town of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford; and for taking down, altering or re-building certain Buildings therein mentioned; and for removing all other Nuisances and Encroachments; and for regulating Carts and other Carriages within the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hat Manufactory Bill:

The House was moved, "That the Order for hearing Counsel against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory," this Day, at the Second Reading thereof; as also for hearing Counsel for the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory."

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 Wednesday next.

Petition against it referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the several Journeymen Hat or Felt Makers resident in and about the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying, to be heard by themselves or Counsel, against the last-mentioned Bill, be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee, on Wednesday next; as also Counsel to be heard for the Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 9o Maii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Speirs et al. against Dunlops et al. et e con.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the original Petition and Appeal of Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn, and Andrew Sym, Merchants in Glasgow, Trustees for the Creditors of James Dunlop junior, late Merchant there; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July, and 9th of August, 1776; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 5th of December 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Thomas and William Dunlops, Robert Bogle, and Thomas Scott , Merchants in Glasgow, Trustees for the Creditors of John Carlyle and Company, Merchants in Glasgow; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July and 9th of August 1776; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 5th of December, 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Thomas and William Dunlops and others, Trustees for the Creditors of John Carlyle and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, put in to the said original Appeal; and the Answer of Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn, and Andrew Sym, Merchants in Glasgow, Trustees for the Creditors of James Dunlop junior, late Merchant there, put in to the said Cross Appeal: And due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Original and Cross Appeals be, and the same are hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors, therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed, with the following Addition; videlicet, That no Dividend fairly made before Notice of the Respondents Claim ought to be disturbed, but the Respondents are to be paid up equal to the other Creditors, before the other Creditors receive any Thing more.

Uffington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa , intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, within the Township of Uffington, and the Hamlets of Balking and Woolston, otherwise Woolverston, and within the Hamlets of Kingston, Lisle, and Fawler, in the County of Berks."

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

E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Hume.

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.

Farnsfield Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Monkbretton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Mesne Enclosures, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Monkbretton, otherwise Burton, in the Parish of Rovstone, in the West Riding of 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Farmborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and certain Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Farmborough, otherwise Farnborough, 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.

Wolverhampton Lighting, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening, cleansing, and lighting, the several Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Ways, and other publick Passages, within the Town of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford; and for taking down, altering or re-building certain Buildings therein mentioned; and for removing all other Nuisances and Encroachments; and for regulating Carts and other Carriages within the said Town."

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

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

Sir L. Dundas against Honeyman et al. Hearing put off to next Session.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, is Appellant, and Patrick Honeyman of Grœmsay and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the next Session of Parliament.

Wigtoun Peerage, put off to next Session.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges, to whom was referred the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Title and Dignity of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the next Session of Parliament; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

E. Bective against Hamilton et al. et e con.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Bective, is Appellant, and Robert Hamilton and others, are Respondents, et e contra ."

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

Rebow to take the Name of Martin, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Isaac Martin Rebow Esquire, to take and use the Surname of Martin, pursuant to the Will of Matthew Martin Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Egerton's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Settled Estate of Philip Egerton Esquire, in the County of Flint; and for investing the Money in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Corfton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Corfton Wood, otherwise Corveton Wood or Common, within the Manor of Corfton, otherwise Corveton, and Parish of Diddlebury, in the County of Salop; and for making a Boundary or Ring Fence against a certain Open and un-enclosed Ground, in the Manor of Corpham, within the same Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tea, to prevent manufacturing Ash, &c. to imitate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of the manufacturing of Ash, Elder, Sloe, and other Leaves, in Imitation of Tea; and to prevent Frauds in the Revenue of Excise, in respect to Tea;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bulmer Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Moor or Common, in the Parish of Bulmer, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.