House of Lords Journal Volume 35
May 1778 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: May 1778 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 476-499. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116618 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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May 1778 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 11o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Baillie against Chaigneau and Keogh.

The Answer of William Chaigneau and John Keogh to the Appeal of Arthur Baillie Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Horne against The King, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein John Horne Clerk is Plaintiff, and The King is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend;

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard for the Defendant.

Mr. Dunning was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to Judges:

Proposed, "That the Judges be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question, (videlicet,)

Whether the Writing contained in the Information is in point of Law sufficiently charged to be a Libel upon His Majesty's Government?"

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon, The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion, That the Writing contained in the Information is in point of Law sufficiently charged to be a Libel upon His Majesty's Government;" and gave his Reasons.

Proposed, "To reverse the Judgement of the Court of King's Bench."

Which being objected to;

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Whereupon, the following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement Affirmed.

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as this Day, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the 26th Day of January last, wherein John Horne is Plaintiff, and our Sovereign Lord the King Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench for the said Defendant; and the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, having been delivered upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the said Court of King's Bench, for the said Defendant in Error, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the End such Proceeding may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

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

But because the said Court of Parliament now here will advise themselves of what Judgement to give of and upon the Premises, a Day is for that Purpose given, as well to the said John Horne, as to the said Edward Thurlow Attorney General of our said Lord the King, who prosecutes, &c. to be before our said Lord the King and Peers, in the said Court of Parliament now here, until Monday the Eleventh Day of May now next ensuing, at Westminster, in the County of Middlesex aforesaid, to hear Judgement of and upon the Premises aforesaid, because the said Court of Parliament now here are not yet advised thereof, &c.; on which Day, before our said Lord the King and Peers, in the same Court of Parliament now here at Westminster aforesaid, in the said County of Middlesex assembled, comes as well the said John Horne as the said Edward Thurlow Attorney General for our said Lord the King, who prosecutes, &c. in their proper Persons: Whereupon, all and singular the Premises having been seen, and by the said Court of Parliament now here, fully understood, as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgement thereupon given; as also, the said Causes and Matters by the said John Horne above assigned for Error, being diligently examined and inspected, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had; it appears to the said Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error either in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, or in the giving the Judgement aforesaid, and that the Record is in no wife vicious or defective: There fore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgement aforesaid given in the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King himself, be in all things Affirmed and in full Force and Effect, the said Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said John Horne in any wife notwithstanding; and hereupon the aforesaid Record, and also the Proceedings thereupon had in the said Court of Parliament, are sent back to the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King Himself, wheresoever he shall be in England, to the End that Execution may be done thereupon."

King's Answer to Addresses.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Addresses of Thursday and Friday last, for the several Papers therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

Uttoxeter Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Trustees for amending the Road from Uttoxeter to Newcastle under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, to repair and widen the Road branching out of the said Road at Lower Lane, to the Turnpike Road on Hem Heath, in the same County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations there of, 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."

Land Forces, &c. Recruiting Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Hett:

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Goodman's Fields Opening Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of widening certain Avenues leading into Goodman's Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Monson.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
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.

Southwark Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the sum of Four thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, towards completing the paving of the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey."

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

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

Spital Fields Opening Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of making a Passage for Carriages from Spital Fields to Bishopsgate Street, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Wapping Street, &c. Opening Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John Wapping, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Wootton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Northampton Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Town of Northampton; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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

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

Papists Deeds & Wills Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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."

Uttoxeter Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Trustees for amending the Road from Uttoxeter to Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, to repair and widen the Road branching out of the said Road at Lower Lane, to the Turnpike Road on Hem Heath, in the same County-"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Rumball to take the Name of Quilter, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Rumball now called James Quilter, his First and other Sons, and his Younger Brothers, and their First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and bear the Coat Armour of Quilter, in pursuance of the Will of James Quilter Esquire deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Franklin against Fearon:

A Petition of Henry Franklin, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Anthony Fearon is Defendant, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has been advised since his assigning Errors upon the said Writ, to withdraw his Assignment of Errors, and not to prosecute his said Writ of Error any further;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors; and that the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd without Costs, or otherwise, as their Lordships shall please to direct, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order in the Premises, as to them shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn;

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner do withdraw his said Assignment of Errors; and that the Defendant in Error do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty-five Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

D. Chandos's Petition to receive Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of James Coulthard Gentleman, for and on Behalf of the Most Noble James Duke of Chandos, and of Thomas Goostrey Gentleman, on Behalf of Thomas Edwards Freeman Esquire; setting forth, That the Duke of Chandos and Thomas Edwards Freeman, on the 19th Day of March last presented their Petition to their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, which was referred to the Judges to consider and report: That the Parties interested in the said Bill, and necessary to give their Consent thereto, and to sign the said Petition, being very numerous, and some of them living in Scotland, and most of the others in different Parts of England, the Judges Report upon the said Petition could not be obtained, so as to be presented to this House within the Time limited by their Lordships General Order of the present Session, for receiving Reports upon Private Bills: That the Judges have, after much Time bestowed on the Business, now signed their Report thereupon: That it will be of singular Advantage to all the Parties concerned in the Consequences, that the said Bill be passed into a Law this Session: And therefore praying their Lordships will be pleased to dispense with their said Order, and to receive the said Report of the Judges:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be received as desired, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges on Petitions for Private Bills, is expired.

Leave given:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble James Duke of Chandos, and Thomas Edwards Freeman 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 concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the House To-morrow.

L. Foley's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of a Copy of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Jointure upon the Right Honourable Harriot Lady Foley, to take Effect from the Death of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley her Husband, (in case she shall survive him) in pursuance of Articles executed previous to their Marriage; and to enable the Trustees and Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Thomas Lord Foley lately deceased, to raise Money by Sale of Part of his Lordship's Real Estates, and by Sale of Timber growing thereon, and by other Means, for Payment of certain Debts and Engagements of the said Thomas now Lord Foley, and of the Honourable Edward Foley Esquire, his Brother; and for other Purposes," be taken into Consideration on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

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

Northampton, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Northampton to Chain Bridge, near the Town of Market Harborough, and from the Direction Post in Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton, to Welford Bridge, in the said County; and for repealing several Acts made in the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twelfth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Court House Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Building for holding the Courts and exercising the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church, of Saint Peter in Westminster, within the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for holding the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and transacting the other Public Business of the said City and Liberty; and for appropriating Part of the Surplusses of The Orphans Fund, towards defraying the Expence thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dirty Lane, &c. Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and improving a certain Avenue called Dirty Lane, and Part of Brick Lane, leading from Whitechapel to Spital Fields, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving Dirty Lane, and also the East Side of Petticoat Lane, from Whitechapel High Street to Wentworth Street; the said Avenue called Wentworth Street, from thence in one continued Line through Old Montague Street, Chapel Street and Prince's Row, to Baker's Row, inclusive, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Encroachments therefrom, and preventing the like for the future;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Middlesex Session House Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, to sell the present Session House for the said County; and for enabling them to build another Session House in a more convenient Situation, and to keep the same in Repair; and for applying the Sum of Eleven thousand Pounds (to be borrowed upon the Credit of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund,) towards defraying the Expence of building the said Session House;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Bennett the Younger, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed in Exchange for other Estates of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Convicts Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Sutton, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour, of Offenders who for certain Crimes are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Message from H. C. to return Parish Apprentices Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend such Part of an Act made in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Poor," as relates to the binding of Parish "Apprentices;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts, in certain Cases;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Rouslench Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Ground and Waste Grounds, within the Manors or Lordships of Rouslench and Radford, in the Parish of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Goodman's Fields Opening Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of widening certain Avenues leading into Goodman's Fields, in the County of Middlesex," 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."

Spital Fields Opening Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of making a Passage for Carriages from Spital Fields to Bishopsgate Street, in the County of Middlesex," was committed.

Wapping Street, &c. Opening Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John Wapping, in the County of Middlesex," was committed.

Southwark Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of Four thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, towards completing the paving of the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey," was committed.

Penrith, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, by Hutton Hall, over Skelton and Castle Sowerby Pastures, and Sebraham Bridge to Chalk Beck, in the said County; and also the Road which branches and separates from the same Road upon Castle Sowerby Pasture aforesaid, and leads from thence through Hesket, otherwise Hesket Newmarket, to Caldbeck, in the said County," was committed.

Northampton, &c. Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Town of Northampton; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions and Annoyances therein," was committed.

Goodman's Fields Opening Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of widening certain Avenues leading into Goodman's Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spital Fields Opening Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of making a Passage for Carriages from Spital Fields to Bishopsgate Street, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wapping Streets, &c. Opening Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John Wapping, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southwark Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of Four thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, towards completing the paving of the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Penrith, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, by Hutton Hall, over Skelton and Castle Sowerby Pastures, and Sebraham Bridge to Chalk Beck, in the said County; and also the Road which branches and separates from the same Road, upon Castle Sowerby Pasture aforesaid, and leads from thence through Hesket, otherwise Hesket Newmarket, to Caldbeck, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northampton, &c. Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Town of Northampton; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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. Montagu and Mr. Hett:

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

Treaty with the Prince of Anhalt Zerbst delivered.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty and the Prince of Anhalt Zerbst, concluded and signed at Stade, the 23d Day of April 1778;" and Translation.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

D. Chandos's Estate Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 27th Day of this Instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening Committee.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session."

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

Stoke, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Dapdon Wharf, in the Parish of Stoke next Guldeford, through Guldeford to Andrew's Cross, and to Alfold Bars, in the County of Surrey, and from thence to Saint Mary's Gate, in Arundel, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rider's Bill, Motion for shortening Committee.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees named in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Reverend Edmund Rider and Sarah his Wife, to lay out and invest certain Sums of Money thereby settled, upon Mortgages or Real Securities, to be settled upon the same Trusts," stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session."

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

Glastonbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict, in Glastonbury, in the County of Somerset."

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.

Ordered, That the Petition of Denys Rolle of Shapwick, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, praying to be heard by himself, Counsel or Agent, against such Parts of the last-mentioned Bill as may affect him, be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee; and that Counsel may be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

Public Accounts, Motion for Committee relative to, negatived.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That a Committee be appointed for taking and stating the Public Accounts; the said Committee to continue to meet notwithstanding any Adjournment or Prorogation of the House; and to report their Proceedings from Time to Time, to the House."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 13o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.

PRAYERS.

Rann and Taylor against Hughes, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Joseph Rann Clerk, and Arthur Taylor are Plaintiffs, and Isabella Hughes is Defendant; being a Writ of Error brought by the Plaintiff in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer for the said Defendant, reversing a Judgement of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Dunning was heard for the Plaintiffs.

Mr. Wilson was heard also for the Plaintiffs.

Mr. Wallace was heard for the Defendant.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend.

D. Chandos's Estate Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

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

Rider's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees named in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Reverend Edmund Rider and Sarah his Wife, to lay out and invest certain Sums of Money thereby settled, upon Mortgages or Real Securities, to be settled upon the same Trusts," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

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

Westminster Court House Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Building for holding the Courts and exercising the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, within the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for holding the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and transacting the other Public Business of the said City and Liberty; and for appropriating Part of the Surplusses of The Orphans Fund, towards defraying the Expence thereof."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Tankerville.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Onslow.
L. King.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.

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.

Stoke, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Dapdon Wharf, in the Parish of Stoke next Guldeford, through Guldeford to Andrew's Cross, and to Aifold Bars, in the County of Surrey, and from thence to Saint Mary's Gate, in Arundel, in the County of Sussex."

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.

Northampton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Northampton to Chain Bridge, near the Town of Market Harborough, and from the Direction Post in Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton, to Welford Bridge, in the said County; and for repealing several Acts made in the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twelfth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads."

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.

Middlesex Session House Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, to sell the present Session House for the said County; and for enabling them to build another Session House in a more convenient Situation, and to keep the same in Repair; and for applying the Sum of Eleven thousand Pounds (to be borrowed upon the Credit of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund) towards defraying the Expence of building the said Session House."

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

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

Rouslench Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Ground and Waste Grounds, within the Manors or Lordships of Rouslench and Radford, in the Parish of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester."

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

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

E. Chatham, Motion for House to attend his Funeral, negatived.

It was moved, "That this House do attend the Funeral of William Earl of Chatham, upon the Day which shall be appointed by His Majesty."

Which being objected to:

After Debate,

Moved "to adjourn the Debate upon this Question till To-morrow, and that the Lords be summoned."

Which being objected to:

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "to agree to the Motion."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir J. Wright's Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into by Sir James Wright Baronet, for Sale of the Manor of Husborne Tarrant, and several Woodlands and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, to Joseph Portal Esquire; 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Dobbin's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Clotworthy Dobbin Esquire, with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Rann and Taylor against Hugnes in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Joseph Rann Clerk, and Arthur Taylor are Plaintiffs, and Isabella Hughes is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend;

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Bearcroft was heard for the Defendant.

Mr. Dunning was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to Judges:

Proposed, "That the Judges be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question;" (videlicet,)

Whether sufficient Matter appears upon this Declaration to warrant, after Verdict, the Judgement entered up against the Defendant in Error, in her personal Capacity?"

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon, The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion, "That sufficient Matter does not appear upon this Declaration, to warrant, after Verdict, the Judgement entered up against the Defendant in Error, in her personal Capacity;" and gave his Reasons.

Whereupon, the following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement Affirmed.

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the 2d Day of December 1777, wherein Joseph Rann Clerk, and Arthur Taylor, Executors of Mary Hughes deceased, are Plaintiffs, and Isabella Hughes, Administratrix of John Hughes, is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer for the said Defendant, reversing a Judgement of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; and the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present having been delivered upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the said Court of Exchequer, for the said Defendant, reversing the Judgement of the Court of King's Bench, be and the same is hereby Affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the End such Proceeding may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record, is as follows; (videlicet,)

"On which Day before our said Lord the King and Peers in the same Court of Parliament now here at Westminster aforesaid, in the said County of Middlesex, assembled, come as well the said Joseph Rann and Arthur Taylor, as the said Isabella Hughes, in their proper Persons: Whereupon, all and singular the Premises having been seen, and by the said Court of Parliament now here fully understood, as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgement thereupon given; as also, the said Causes and Matters by the said Joseph Rann and Arthur Taylor above assigned for Error, being diligently examined and inspected, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had; it appears to the said Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error in the Judgement aforesaid, in Form aforesaid, given in the said Court of Exchequer Chamber by the Justices and Barons of the Exchequer aforesaid: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgement aforesaid, in Form aforesaid, given in the said Court of Exchequer Chamber, by the Justices and Barons of the Exchequer aforesaid, be in all things Affirmed and in full Force and Effect, the said Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said Joseph Rann and Arthur Taylor in anywise notwithstanding; and hereupon the aforesaid Record, and also the Proceedings aforesaid had in the said Court of Parliament, are sent back to the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King Himself, wheresoever He shall be in England, according to the Form of the Statute above-mentioned."

Wootton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Le Despencer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Wootton, 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."

Rouslench Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Le Despencer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Ground and Waste Grounds, within the Manors or Lordships of Rouslench and Radford, in the Parish of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester," was committed.

Northampton &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Le Despencer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Northampton to Chain Bridge, near the Town of Market Harborough, and from the Direction Post in Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton, to Welford Bridge, in the said County; and for repealing several Acts made in the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twelfth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads," 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 Amndment."

Stoke. &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Le Despencer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Dapdon Wharf, in the Parish of Stoke next Guldeford, through Guldeford to Andrew's Cross, and to Alfold Bars, in the County of Surrey, and from thence to Saint Mary's Gate in Arundel, in the County of Sussex," was committed.

Middlesex Session House Bill.

The Lord Le Despencer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, to sell the present Session. House for the said County; and for enabling them to build another Session House in a more convenient Situation, and to keep the same in Repair; and for applying the Sum of Eleven thousand Pounds (to be borrowed upon the Credit of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund) towards defraying the Expence of building the said Session House," was committed.

Wootton Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northampton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Northampton to Chain Bridge, near the Town of Market Harborough, and from the Direction Post in Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton, to Welford Bridge, in the said County; and for repealing several Acts made in the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twelfth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rouslench Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Ground and Waste Grounds, within the Manors or Lordships of Rouslench and Radford, in the Parish of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Dapdon Wharf, in the Parish of Stoke next Guldeford, through Guldeford to Andrew's Cross, and to Alsold Bars, in the County of Surrey, and from thence to Saint Mary's Gate, in Arundel, in the County of Sussex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Middlesex Session House Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, to sell the present Session House for the said County; and for enabling them to build another Session House in a more convenient Situation, and to keep the same in Repair; and for applying the Sum of Eleven thousand Pounds (to be borrowed upon the Credit of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund) towards defraying the Expence of building the said Session House.

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Dobbin's Divorce Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Clotworthy Dobbin Esquire, with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

D. Chandos Estate Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Nehemiah Stokes and Christian Wagner Merchants, are Appellants, and Robert Paterson is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause wherein William Douglas is Appellant, and William Charles Craigie and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next.

Causes, Limitation of.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Vicars and Grace against Lyster, at al.

The Answer of William Lyster and others, to the Appeal of Richard Vicars and Owen Grace Esquires, was this Day brought in.

Convicts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders who, for certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations.

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.

Dirty Lane, &c. Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and improving a certain Avenue called Dirty Lane, and Part of Brick Lane, leading from Whitechapel to Spital Fields, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving Dirty Lane, and also the East Side of Petticoat Lane, from Whitechapel High Street, to Wentworth Street; the said Avenue called Wentworth Street, from thence in one continued Line through Old Montague Street, Chapel Street and Prince's Row to Baker's Row inclusive, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Encroachments therefrom, and preventing the like for the future.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Harrington.
E. Egremont.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Godolphin.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty not thinking sit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given his Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read.

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

GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereaster do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight." "An Act to repeal such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to the Manner of discharging Bonds given for the due Exportation of certain Goods from Great Britain to Foreign Parts; and to extend such Part of the same Act as obliges the Master of British or Irish Ships, sailing from any of His Majesty's Dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a Manifest of their Cargoes to the British Consul residing there, to the like Vessels failing into Denmark, Norway and Archangel." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Atttornies and Solicitors." "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of Britishmade Gunpowder; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies, directly to Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the prohibiting the Importation of light Silver Coin of this Realm from Foreign Countries into Great Britain or Ireland, and to restrain the Tender thereof beyond a certain Sum; to the granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed imported into Ireland; to the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal and Isle of Thanet; and to revive and continue so much of an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America." "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers." "An Act to amend such Part of an Act made in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Poor," as relates to the binding of Parish Apprentices." "An Act to enable the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond to establish and maintain a Light House on the Rocks called The Smalls, in Saint George's Channel." "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Tawey, at a Place called The Wich Tree, in the Parish of Llansamlett, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Llangevelach, in the County of Glamorgan; for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the said Bridge; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Pentre Brook near a Place called Aberdwyberthy, in the Parish of Saint John's near Swansea, to the said intended Bridge." "An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to raise upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds, towards discharging the Debt incurred in re-building the Gaol of Newgate, and a Sessions House adjoining, and for completing the said Gaol, and building an Infirmary thereto; and other the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the Recovery of Small Debts, within the several Parishes of Surfleet, Gosberton, Quadring, Donnington, Bicker, Swineshead, Wigtost, Sutterton, Algarkirke, Fosdyke, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton and Brothertost, within the Hundred of Kirton, and County of Lincoln." "An Act for building a Stone Bridge across the River Tyne, opposite the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same." "An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges, in the County of Stirling." "An Act to enable Hector Munro Esquire, to build and maintain a Harbour and Pier at the Town of Findhorn, in the County of Elgin and Forres." "An Act for paving the High Street or Road leading from Aldersgate Bars, in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, London, to the Turnpike near the End of Goswell Street, in the County of Middlesex; and for applying the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, to be raised upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for such Purpose." "An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to make a Street or Opening from Moorfields opposite Chiswell Street, towards the East into Bishopsgate Street, and also from the East End of Chiswell Street Westward, into Barbican; and to raise upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Sixteen thousand five hundred Pounds, for such Purpose." "An Act for making a Navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the South-East Side of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton." "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Streets and Lanes within the Town of Dover, in the County of Kent, and in the several Parishes of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint James the Apostle, in the said Town and County; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein." "An Act for paving and repairing the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places, within such Part of the Liberty of Norton Folgate in the County of Middlesex, as is extra-parochial; and certain Parts of Magpie Alley and Blossom Street, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the said County; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein." "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of King George the Second, more effectually to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire or erect a Workhouse for the employing and maintaining the Poor of the said Parish; and for the more effectual Support and Employment of the Poor therein." "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of widening certain Avenues leading into Goodman's Fielas,. in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for applying the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of making a Passage for Carriages from Spital Fields to Bishopsgate Street, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John, Wapping, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for applying the Sum of Four thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, towards completing the paving of the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey." "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Town of Northampton, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions and Annoyances therein." "An Act for authorizing the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, to sell the present Session House for the said County; and for enabling them to build another Session House in a more convenient Situation and to keep the same in Repair; and for applying the Sum of Eleven thousand Pounds (to be borrowed upon the Credit of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund) towards defraying the Expence of building the said Session House." "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastleupon-Tyne) near Glenwhelt, to another Part of the Road (so making from Carlisle to Newcastle) upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road." "An Act for altering, repairing and widening the Road from Summer Rods Bar, near the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Alston, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act to empower the Trustees for amending the Road from Uttoxeter to Newcastle-underLyme, in the County of Stafford, to repair and widen the Road branching out of the said Road at Lower Lane, to the Turnpike Road on Hem Heath, in the same County." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, by Hulton Hall, over Skelton and Castle Sowerby Pastures and Sebraham Bridge to Chalk Beck, in the said County; and also the Road which branches and separates from the same Road upon Castle Sowerby Pasture aforesaid, and leads from thence through Hesket, otherwise Hesket Newmarket, to Caldbeck, in the said County." "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Northampton to Chain Bridge, near the Town of Market Harborough, and from the Direction Post in Kingsthorpe, in the County of Northampton to Welford Bridge, in the said County; and for repealing several Acts made in the Eighth Year of King George the First; and the Twelfth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Dapdon Wharf, in the Parish of Stoke, next Guldeford, through Guldeford to Andrew's Cross, and to Alfold Bars, in the County of Surrey, and from thence to Saint Mary's Gate, in Arundel, in the County of Sussex." "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Robert Sutton deceased, in the County of Lincoln, in Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, in FeeSimple; and for vesting certain Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton in Easthorpe, in the County of Nottingham, in the Archbishop of York and his Successors, in Fee-Simple, in Exchange for the Mansion House, Park and Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, called Norwood Park and Hall Meadow, in the said County of Nottingham, now held by the said Sir Richard Sutton, upon Lease for Lives; and for vesting the same, together with other Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, in the County of Nottingham, in lieu of the said Settled Estates." "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into by Sir James Wright Baronet, for Sale of the Manor of Husborne Tarrant, and several Woodlands and Hereditaments in the County of Southampton, to Joseph Portal Esquire; 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." "An Act to enable the Reverend Richard Harrington, and the Receiver for the Time being, of the Estates of Arthur Champernowne Esquire, an Infant, to grant Leases and Setts of the same Estates, during his Minority." "An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of Anthony Deane the Younger, Esquire, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, together with other Monies therein mentioned, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the several Uses therein expressed." "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Henry Martin Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Elton, in the-County of Huntingdon, in Trustees, to be exchanged or to be sold, and the Money laid out in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses." "An Act to authorize Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, and the several other Persons therein named, to insert in a Deed of Disposition and Conveyance of Lands and Hereditaments in Scotland, agreed to be settled by Articles made previous to the Marriage of Thomas Dundas Esquire, with Lady Charlotte his Wife, the like Power of Exchange as is contained in the Settlement made previous to the said Marriage, of certain Estates of the said Sir Lawrence Dundas in England." "An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Parts and Portions of the Entailed Estates of Shawsield, and others, in the Counties of Lanark and Argyle, belonging to Walter Campbell of Shawfield, Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same." "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Bennett the Younger, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed in Exchange for other Estates of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses." "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Gratley, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Otley and Newall with Clifton, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Fourstones Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland," "An Act for dividing, enclosing and preserving a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground or Marsh, called Saltney Marsh, within the Manor and Parish of Hawarden, in the County of Flint; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Ollerton, in the Parish of Edwinstow, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolsterstone, in the Parish of Ecclessield, in the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Downs, Pastures and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton, in the County of Gloucester," "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Commons, within the Manor of Bolsover, in the Parishes of Bolsover and Clown, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadow, Carr, Common and Waste Ground, within the Township of Dinnington, in the Parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Bolnhurst, in the County of Bedford; and for exonerating certain ancient Enclosures within the said Manor and Parish, from the Payment of Tythes." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Fen, Cow Pasture and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ruskington, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Northowram, in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Grounds, of and within the Parish of Maidford, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Wootton, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Ground and Waste Grounds, within the Manors or Lordships of Rouslench and Radford, in the Parish of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir Patrick Blake Baronet, with Dame Annabella Blake his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Darby Clerk, with Mary his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Christopher Degen, with Catherine Furlong his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Clotworthy Dobbin Esquire, with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable Edmund Hartopp (lately called Edmund Bunney) Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body by Ann his Wife, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms of Hartopp." "An Act for naturalizing Court Henry Dirs." "An Act for naturalizing Philippe Besnard." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent, with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jessery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of May, in the Eighteenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, 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,)

"1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight."

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 to repeal such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to the Manner of discharging Bonds given for the due Exportation of certain Goods from Great Britain to Foreign Parts; and to extend such Part of the same Act as obliges the Master of British or Irish Ships failing from any of His Majesty's Dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a Manifest of their Cargoes to the British Consul residing there, to the like Vessels failing into Denmark, Nerway and Archangel."

"3. An Act to indemnisy such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Ciries, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

"4. An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies, directly to Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the prohibiting the Importation of light Siver Coin of this Realm from Foreign Countries into Great Britain or Ireland, and to restrain the Tender thereof beyond a certain Sum; to the granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed imported into Ireland; to the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal and Isle of Thanet; and to revive and continue so much of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

"5. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

"6. An Act to amend such Part of an Act, made in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Poor," as relates to the binding of Parish Apprentices."

"7. An Act to enable the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, to establish and maintain a Light House on the Rocks called The Smalls, in Saint George's Channel."

"8. An Act for building a Bridge across the River Tawey, at a Place called The Wich Tree, in the Parish of Llansamlett, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Llangevelach, in the County of Glamorgan; for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the said Bridge; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Pentre Brook, near a Place called Aberdwyberthy, in the Parish of Saint John's near Swansea, to the said intended Bridge."

"9. An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to raise upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds towards discharging the Debt incurred in re-building the Gaol of Newgate, and a Sessions House adjoining, and for completing the said Gaol, and building an Infirmary thereto; and other the Purposes therein mentioned."

"10. An Act to repeal an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the Recovery of Small Debts within the several Parishes of Surfleet, Gosberton, Quadring, Donnington, Bicker, Swineshead, Wigtost, Sutterton, Algarkirke, Fosdyke, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton and Brothertost, within the Hundred of Kirton, and County of Lincoln."

"11. An Act for building a Stone Bridge across the River Tyne, opposite the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same."

"12. An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges, in the County of Stirling."

"13. An Act to enable Hector Munro Esquire, to build and maintain a Harbour and Pier at the Town of Findborn, in the County of Elgin and Forres."

"14. An Act for paving the High Street or Road leading from Aldersgate Bars, in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, London, to the Turnpike near the End of Goswell Street, in the County of Middlesex; and for applying the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, to be raised upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for such Purpose."

"15. An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to make a Street or Opening from Moorfields, opposite Chiswell Street, towards the East, into Bishopsgate Street; and also from the East End of Chiswell Street Westward, into Barbican; and to raise upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Sixteen thousand five hundred Pounds, for such Purpose."

"16. An Act for making a navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Sonthampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the SouthEast Side of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton."

"17. An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Streets and Lanes within the Town of Dover, in the County of Kent, and in the several Parishes of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint James the Apostle, in the said Town and County; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

"18. An Act for paving and repairing the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places, within such Part of the Liberty of Norton Folgate, in the County of Middlesex, as is extra-parochial; and certain Parts of Magpie Alley and Blossom Street, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the said County; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

"19. An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of King George the Second, more effectually to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire or erect a Workhouse for the employing and maintaining the Poor of the said Parish; and for the more effectual Support and Employment of the Poor therein."

"20. An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of widening certain Avenues leading into Goodman's Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

"21. An Act for applying the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of making a Passage for Carriages from Spital Fields to Bishopsgate Street, in the County of Middlesex."

"22. An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, for the Purpose of opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John, Wapping, in the County of Middlesex."

"23. An Act for applying the Sum of Four thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund, towards completing the Paving of the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent, in the County of Surrey."

"24. An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Town of Northampton; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

"25. An Act for authorizing the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, to sell the present Session House for the said County; and for enabling them to build another Session House in a more convenient Situation, and to keep the same in Repair; and for applying the Sum of Eleven thousand Pounds (to be borrowed upon the Credit of the Surplusses of a certain Fund, commonly called The Orphans Fund), to wards defraying the Expence of building the said Session House."

"26. An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle-upon-Tyne) near Glenwhelt, to another Part of the Road (so making from Carlisle to Newcastle) upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

"27. An Act for altering, repairing and widening, the Road from Summer Rods Bar, near the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Alston, in the County of Cumberland."

"28. An Act to empower the Trustees for amending the Road from Uttoxeter to Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, to repair and widen the Road branching out of the said Road at Lower Lane, to the Turnpike Road on Hem Heath, in the same County."

"29. An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, by Hutton Hall, over Skelton and Castle Sowerby Pastures and Sebraham Bridge to Chalk Beck, in the said County; and also the Road which branches and separates from the same Road upon Castle Sowerby Pasture aforesaid, and leads from thence through Hesket otherwise Hosket Newmarket, to Caldbeck, in the said County."

"30. An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Northampton to Chain Bridge, near the Town of Market Harborough, and from the Direction Post in King sthorpe, in the County of Northampton, to Welford Bridge, in the said County; and for repealing several Acts made in the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twelfth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads."

"31. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the North End of Dapdon Wharf, in the Parish of Stoke next Guldeford, through Guldeford to Andrew's Cross, and to Alfold Bars, in the County of Surrey, and from thence to Saint Mary's Gate, in Arundel, in the County of Sussex."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"32. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Robert Sutton deceased, in the County of Lincoln, in Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, in Fee-Simple; and for vesting certain Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, in Easthorpe, in the County of Nottingham, in the Archbishop of York and his Successors, in Fee-Simple, in Exchange for the Mansion House, Park and Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, called Norwood Park and Hall Meadow, in the said County of Nottingham, now held by the said Sir Richard Sutton; upon Lease for Lives; and for vesting the same, together with other Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, in the County of Nottingham, in lieu of the said Settled Estates."

"33. An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into by Sir James Wright Baronet, for Sale of the Manor of Husborne Tarrant, and several Woodlands and Hereditaments in the County of Southampton, to Joseph Portal Esquire; 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."

"34. An Act to enable the Reverend Richard Harrington, and the Receiver for the Time being, of the Estates of Arthur Champernowne Esquire, an Infant, to grant Leases and Setts of the same Estates, during his Minority."

"35. An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of Anthony Deane the Younger, Esquire, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, together with other Monies therein mentioned, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the several Uses therein expressed."

"36. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Henry Martin Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Elton, in the County of Huntingdon, in Trustees to be exchanged or to be sold, and the Money laid out in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

"37. An Act to authorize Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, and the several other Persons therein named, to insert in a Deed of Disposition and Conveyance of Lands and Hereditaments in Scotland, agreed to be settled by Articles made previous to the Marriage of Thomas Dundas Esquire, with Lady Charlotte his Wife, the like Power of Exchange as is contained in the Settlement made previous to the said Marriage, of certain Estates of the said Sir Lawrence Dundas in England."

"38. An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Parts and Portions of the Entailed Estates of Shawfield, and others, in the Counties of Lanark and Argyle, belonging to Walter Campbell of Shawfield Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same."

"39. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Bennett the Younger, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed in Exchange for other Estates of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses."

"40. An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Gratley, in the County of Southampton."

"41. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Otley and Newall with Clifton, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"42. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground called Fourstones Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

"43. An Act for dividing, enclosing and preserving a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground or Marsh, called Saltney Marsh, within the Manor and Parish of Hawarden, in the County of Flint; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

"44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Ollerton, in the Parish of Edwinstow, in the County of Nottingham."

"45. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolsterstone, in the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the County of York."

"46. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Downs, Pastures and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton, in the County of Gloucester."

"47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Commons, within the Manor of Bolsover, in the Parishes of Bolsover and Clown, in the County of Derby."

"48. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadow, Carr, Common and Waste Ground, within the Township of Dinnington, in the Parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York."

"49. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Bolnhurst, in the County of Bedford; and for exonerating certain ancient Enclosures within the said Manor and Parish, from the Payment of Tythes."

"50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Fen, Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ruskington, in the County of Lincoln."

"51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Northowram, in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York."

"52. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath and Waste Grounds, of and within the Parish of Maidford, in the County of Northampton."

"53. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Wootton, in the County of Northampton."

"54. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Ground and Waste Grounds, within the Manors or Lordships of Rouslench and Radford, in the Parish of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester."

"55. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir Patrick Blake Baronet, with Dame Annabella Blake his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"56. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Darby Clerk, with Mary his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"57. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Christopher Degen, with Catherine Furlong his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"58. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Clotworthy Dobbin Esquire, with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"59. An Act to enable Edmund Hartopp lately called Edmund Bunney) Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body by Ann his Wife, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Hartopp."

"60. An Act for naturalizing Court Henry Dirs."

"61. An Act for naturalizing Philippe Besnard."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Keighley to Kirkby Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland."

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

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

Ordered, That the Petition of several of the acting Trustees for carrying into Execution an Act of the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland," and others interested in the said Road, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the last mentioned Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee as desired; as also Counsel for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit."

Ld. Foley's Estate Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Consideration of a Copy of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Jointure upon the Right Honourable Harriot Lady Foley, to take Effect from the Death of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley her Husband, (in case she shall survive him) in pursuance of Articles executed previous to their Marriage; and to enable the Trustees and Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Thomas Lord Foley, lately deceased, to raise Money by Sale of Part of his Lordship's Real Estates, and by Sale of Timber growing thereon, and by other Means for Payment of certain Debts and Engagements of the said Thomas now Lord Foley, and of the Honourable Edward Foley Esquire, his Brother; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, "That the said Report of the Judges be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the said Bill be now read the Third Time.

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be now read the Third Time?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 18o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales presentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Cardiff.

PRAYERS.

Stokes and Wagner against Paterson:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Nehemiah Stokes and Christian Wagner of the City of London, Merchants (which Appeal, upon the Death of Robert Paterson Respondent thereto, was, by Order of this House of the 26th of January last, revived against John Paterson the Nephew, sole Executor and Residuary Devisee and Legatee of the said Robert Paterson) complaining of an Order of the Court of Exechequer in Ireland of the 11th of May 1776; and praying, That the same might be reversed, and that the Exceptions taken by the Petitioners to the Barons Report might be confirmed; and that the several Answers might be declared full, clear and sufficient to the Plaintiff's Bill, in all and every the several Matters and Points excepted to, 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 the said John Paterson put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order Reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Order complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby Reversed; and that the said Exceptions be allowed, and the Exceptions taken to the Defendants Answers disallowed.

Convicts Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders, who for certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sandys 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 to continue an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders, who for certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations."

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. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Toulon Fleet, Papers relative to, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 7th Day of this Instant May, for that Purpose,

Extract and Substance of several Letters and Papers received by His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs, in relation to the Equipment of the French Fleet lately sailed from Toulon."

Also, "Extracts of Intelligence received by the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, &c. in relation to the French Fleet lately sailed from Toulon."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Complements of 80 and 74 Gun Ships, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth also (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 8th Day of this Instant May, for that Purpose,

4th March 1760.

Copy of an Order in Council relative to the Complements of Eighty and Seventy-four Gun Ships."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Rider's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees named in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Reverend Edmund Rider and Sarah his Wife, to lay out and invest certain Sums of Money thereby settled, upon Mortgages or Real Securities, to be settled upon the same Trusts," 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 Report be taken into Consideration on this Day Three Months."

Dirty Lane, &c. Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and improving a certain Avenue called Dirty Lane, and Part of Brick Lane, leading from Whitechapel to Spital Fields, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving Dirty Lane, and also the East Side of Petticoat Lane, from Whitechapel High Street to Wentworth Street; the said Avenue called Wentworth Street, from thence in one continued Line through Old Montague Street, Chapel Street and Prince's Row to Baker's Row inclusive, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Encroachments therefrom, and preventing the like for the future," 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."

Westminster Court House Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Building for holding the Courts and exercising the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, within the City and Liberty of Westmunster, and for holding the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and transacting the other Public Business of the said City and Liberty; and for appropriating Part of the Surplusses of The Orphans Fund, towards defraying the Expence thereof," was committed.

Dirty Lane, &c. Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and improving a certain Avenue called Dirty Lane, and Part of Brick Lane, leading from Whitechapel to Spital Fields, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving Dirty Lane, and also the East Side of Petticoat Lane from Whitechapel High Street to Wentworth Street; the said Avenue called Wentworth Street, from thence in one continued Line through Old Montague Street, Chapel Street, and Prince's Row to Baker's Row inclusive, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Encroachments therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Court House Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Building for holding the Courts and exercising the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and for holding the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and transacting the other Public Business of the said City and Liberty; and for appropriating Part of the Surplusses of The Orphans Fund, towards defraying the Expence thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Recruiting Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and better Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

General Turnpike Act to explain Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees under particular Turnpike Acts, to meet and carry such Acts into Execution, notwithstanding they may not have met or adjourned agreeable to the Directions of such Acts; and for preventing Disputes touching the Payment of Tolls for Horses or Carriages belonging to or employed by Officers or Soldiers on Duty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Douglas against Cragie.

A Petition of William Charles Cragie, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Douglas is Appellant, was presented and read, setting forth, That the Lord Advocate of Scotland, who was the Petitioner's Counsel in the Court of Session, and who settled and signed his Case before their Lordships, and was to have argued the same at the Bar on Wednesday next, was suddenly called to Scotland, and set out from hence on Saturday last, by which Means he is deprived of his Assistance, and there is not Time to instruct another Counsel in this Cause, which depends upon Points in the Law of Scotland; and therefore praying their Lordships, that the Hearing of this Cause may be postponed till next Session of Parliament."

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

And being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Papers relating to the Equipment of the Toulon Fleet, be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Bosten.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight."

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.

Glastonbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict, in Glastonbury, in the County of Somerset," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet,)

Pr. 2. L. 9. After ("enclosed") insert ("or certain Modusses or Compositions in lieu of such Tythes")

Pr. 14. L. 14. Leave out ("and small")

L. 15. Leave out ("Modusses or Payments whatsoever.")

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Vote of Credit Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

General Turupike Act to explain Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees under particular Turnpike Acts, to meet and carry such Acts into Execution, notwithstanding they may not have met or adjourned agreeable to the Directions of such Acts; and for preventing Disputes touching the Payment of Tolls for Horses or Carriages belonging to or employed by Officers or Soldiers on Duty."

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.

Recruiting Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and better Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

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.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases."

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.

Glastenbury Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict, in Glastonbury, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Keighley to Kirkby Road Bill;

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act made in the Twenty sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County or York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland," 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."

Petitions against:

A Petition of Leonard Atkinson, of the Township of Ingleton, in the County of York, Gentleman, was presented and read, taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That he may be heard by himself or his Counsel against such Part or Parts of the said Bill as he may be advised, and have such Relief therein, as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

Moved, "That the said Bill be read the Third Time on this Day Two Months."

Which being objected to:

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then a Petition of several of the acting Trustees for carrying into Execution an Act of the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland," and others interested in the said Road, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read, taking Notice of the the said Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the Petitioners may have such Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read the Third Time."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill do pass?"

Which being objected to:

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons by the former Messengers:

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

Messages from H. C. to return Blackwood's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Crayford, in the County of Kent, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Shovel Blackwood and Sarah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned; and also for vesting certain other Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Norborn, Betshanger, Ham, Sholdon and Poultons, in the said County of Kent, called Poulton Farm, and West Street and Park Gate Farm, entailed upon the Issue Male of the said Shovel Blackwood, in other Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Darby or Bridges Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees, certain Messuages, Lands and Tenements in the County of Surrey, settled in and by the Will of Thomas Bridges Esquire, deceased, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Glastonbury Enclosure Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict, in Glastonbury, in the County of Somerset;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and D. Chandos's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Westminster Streets Paving Accounts delivered.

The House being informed. "That Mr. Fowler, from the Commissioners for paving Westminster Streets, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Act of Parliament, the Proceedings and Accounts of the said Commissioners:

Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament made in the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for paving, cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, from the 18th Day of February 1777, to the 24th Day of March 1778, both inclusive."

Also, "An Account of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners, from the 18th Day of February 1777, to the 24th Day of March 1778, both inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof, being read by the Clerk,

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

Adjourn.

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