House of Lords Journal Volume 35
February 1779 21-30

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

583-599

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: February 1779 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 583-599. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116631 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

February 1779 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 22o Februarii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Gorman et al. against Mac Culloch et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Francis Gorman Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and William Mac Culloch Esquire, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Half an Hour past One o'Clock.

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 Friday last, for the Papers therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

Greenwich Hospital, Captain Baillie's Warrant ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of the Warrant by which Captain Baillie was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital."

Brattieby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Amcotts Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Market Raisin Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Adam against Alexander.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Alexander Esquire, Merchant in Stirling, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Alexander Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Mayne.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Mayne, of Powislogie, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Mayne Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Steedman.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Steedman Esquire, Younger, of Coldrains, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Steedman Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Graham.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Robert Graham Esquire, Banker in London, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Graham Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Murray.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Murray Esquire, of Murrayshall, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Murray Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Routledge.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Routledge Esquire, late Physician in the Service of the East India Company at Bengal, now residing in London, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Routledge Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Sandys.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Sandes, Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Sandes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against McMillan.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Duncan McMillan, of Dunmore, Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Duncan McMillan may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Græme.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Græme, Writer to the Signet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Græme may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Burn.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Burn, of Coldack, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Burn may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Brown.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Brown Esquire, Merchant in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Brown may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Cheap.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Cheap, of Sauchie, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Cheap may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Wordie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Wordie Esquire, of Lanrick, Merchant in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Wordie Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Piercy.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Piercy Esquire, Merchant in London, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Piercy Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Sommerville.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Sommerville Esquire, Merchant in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Sommerville Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Brock.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Adam, of Dowhill, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Walter Brock Esquire, Merchant in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Walter Brock Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hartsmere, &c. Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the several Hundreds of Hartsmere, Hoxne and Thredling, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads leading from Upton, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road leading from the White Cross, in the Parish of Hanley Castle, in the said County, to the River Severn."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Molton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of South Molton, in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Admral Keppel's Lettes, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Ibbetson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 16th of this Instant, February, for that Purpose;

Copies of all official Letters which have been written by Philip Stephens Esquire, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Honourable Admiral Augustus Keppel, or written by the said Admiral to the said Secretary, relative to the Court Martial lately held at Portsmouth, for the Trial of the said Honourable Admiral Augustus Keppel," together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. 9th December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

2. 11th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

3. 12th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

4. 14th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

5. 18th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

6. 19th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

7. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

8. 21st, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

9. 22d, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

10. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

11. 24th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

12. 26th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

13. 27th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

14. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

15. 29th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

16. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

17. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

18. 1st, January 1779, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

19. 4th, January 1779, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

20. — January 1779, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

21. 5th, January 1779, Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel.

No. 1. 10th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

2. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

3. 11th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

4. 12th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

5. 14th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

6. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

7. 16th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

8. 17th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

9. 19th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

10. 20th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

11. 22d, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

12. 23d, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

13. 24th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

14. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

15. 25th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

16. 26th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

17. 27th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

18. 29th, December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

19. — December 1778, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

20. 1st, January 1779, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

21. 2d, January 1779, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

22. — January 1779, Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens.

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

Scourfield is Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Scourfield, of Lanion, in the County of Pembroke, Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, and Francis Scourfield, of Chobham, in the County of Surrey, Clerk; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Scourfield Esquire, situate in the County of Brecon; and for purchasing other Estates in the County of Pembroke, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

Short against Munro et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Short, Optician in Edinburgh, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Doctor Donald Munro, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioner being very poor, as appears by the Affidavit and Certificate annexed, is by reason of such his Poverty, unable to prosecute his Appeal, unless he be permitted so to do in formâ pauperis;" and therefore, praying their Lordships, "That he may be permitted to prosecute his said Appeal in formâ pauperis:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to prosecute his Appeal in formâ pauperis, as desired.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Short, a Pauper, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Doctor Donald Munro, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is the youngest and only surviving of Four Brothers; his elder Brother James Short, Optician in London, died some Years since possessed of a considerable Fortune, and the present Question respects a small Part of that Fortune, which the Appellant claims as Heir General of Line, but is opposed by the Respondent John Short, claiming as Heir of Conquest; that, as this Question respects the Law of Conquest peculiar to Scotland, the Petitioner is offered the Assistance of Scotch Counsel to state his Case to their Lordships, after the Rising of the present Term of the Court of Session;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "to put off the Hearing of this Cause, which stands for this Day Sevennight, till after all the Causes already appointed:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

West Witton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common stinted Pasture, and a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of West Witton, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch Ministers Families Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better raising and securing a Fund for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals and Masters in the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and for repealing Two Acts, made in the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for those Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Acton to take the Name of Lee, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Nathaniel Lee Acton Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Lee, before, and jointly with, the Surname of Acton, pursuant to the Will of Baptist Lee Esquire, deceased."

Madhouses Regulation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited."

Leicester, &c. Road Bill,

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby-dela-Zouch in the said County."

Croft Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Grounds of Croft, in the County of Leicester."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
V. Townshend.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
E. Marchmont.

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

Cobham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, within the Parish of Cobham, 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.

Milston and Brigmerston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Division and Allotment of the Common or Open Fields and Common Downs, within the Manor of Milston and Brigmerston, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Pughe et Ux. against D. Leeds et al.

The House being informed, "That Thomas Duke of Leeds, Francis Lord Godolphin, George Gould Esquire, and John Quicke Esquire, and Mary his Wife, Respondents, to the Appeal of Lewis Pughe Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House, for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of William Leeson of Staples Inn, London, Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Februarii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Gorman et al. against Mac Culloch et al:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Francis Gorman Esquire, Elizabeth his Wife, and Robert Johnson Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 15th of November 1777, made in Three certain Causes, in the First of which William McCulloch Esquire, surviving Executor of William McCulloch deceased, was Plaintiff, and Robert Johnson Esquire, and Hamilton McClure, were Defendants; in the Second, Francis Gorman Esquire, Elizabeth his Wife, William and Robert Johnson Gorman, their Sons, were Plaintiffs, and the said William McCulloch surviving Executor of William McCulloch deceased, James Adair, and others, Defendants; and in the last, Francis Gorman Esquire, Elizabeth his Wife, and Robert Johnson were Plaintiffs, and William McCulloch, surviving Executor of William McCulloch deceased, Hamilton McClure, Samuel Molyneux Madden, John Madden, and Edward Madden Esquires, Defendants; and praying, "That the same might be reversed and set aside, and to order that the Petitioners might have Leave to amend their Bill of Review, by inserting such of the Matters specified in the Affidavits of the Petitioners Francis Gorman and Robert Johnson, filed in June 1772, and in May and June 1777, as the Petitioners shall be advised, and thereby framing the Bill in said last Cause, not merely as a Bill of Review for Errors apparent, but also as a Bill of Review for Matters subsequent and relevant, or to file a supplemental Bill in Aid of said Bill of Review as it now stands, by inserting such of the Matters specified in said Affidavits as they shall be advised, or that the said Cause instituted by the Bill of June 1762, might come on to be heard at the same Time with the hearing for reversing the Decree, or with the hearing to be founded on any new Plea or Demurrer, to be filed by said William McCulloch, if any such should be filed; and that the said Two last Causes might be considered as instituted against the said William McCulloch for one and the same Purpose, and in Aid of each other, to set aside said Decree of 1748, or that their Lordships would be pleased to make such further or other Order in the Premises, as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require, and as to them should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Mac Culloch Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order Affirmed, with Variations.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, that in the said Order of the 15th of November 1777, after the Words ("Liberty to plead") insert the Word ("Answer") and leave out the following Words ("and demur") and after the Words ("or demur") leave out the Word ("only") and after the Words ("without their introducing any new Matter") insert the following Words ("not warranted by the Order of the 14th of December 1773;)" and it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged, That with these Variations the said Order complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby Affirmed.

Edwards's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Edwards Esquire, with Judith Williams his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on this Day, do then attend; and that the Counsel be called in at Half an Hour past One o'Clock.

Seamens Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sudbrook to Clay Pits Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from a certain Bridge over a Brook or Stream called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called the Clay Pits, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ablington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Downs and all other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet, Vill or Tything of Ablington, in the Parish of Bibury, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coleshill Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath or Waste Land, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Coleshill, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Court Martial Bill:

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

It was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, explaining and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels and Forces by Sea," as directs that no Member of any Court Martial, after the Trial is begun, shall go on Shore until Sentence be given," be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

L. Monson's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, and the Right Honourable John Lord Monson, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Cobham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields within the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey," was committed.

Milston and Brigmerston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Division and Allotment of the Common or Open Fields and Common Downs, within the Manor of Milston and Brigmerston, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Madhouses Regulation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited."

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.

Acton to take the Name of Lee, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Nathaniel Lee Acton Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Lee, before, and jointly with, the Surname of Acton, pursuant to the Will of Baptist Lee Esquire, deceased."

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

Ld. President.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cadogan.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.

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

Brattleby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Brattleby, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Leicester, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby-dela-Zouch, in the said County."

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

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

Scourfield's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Scourfield Esquire, situate in the County of Brecon; and for purchasing other Estates in the County of Pembroke, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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 the 10th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

West Witton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Stinted Pasture, and a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of West Witton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Tempest et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Tempest, of Winyard, in the County Palatine of Durham, Esquire, and Ann his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their only Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs, the Settled Estate of John Tempest Esquire, situate in the County of Kent, in Trust to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

Congratulatory Address on the Birth of a Prince.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "to congratulate His Majesty on the happy Delivery of the Queen, and the Birth of a Prince; and to assure His Majesty of the sincere Part which, with the utmost Duty and Affection, we constantly take in every Event which is attended with Increase of domestic Felicity to His Majesty, and of Security to the Liberties and Happiness of His People."

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

Navy Expence and Number of Seamen Addresses for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Number of Seamen and Marines employed in the Service of the Royal Navy, from December 31st 1770, to December 31st 1771, upon a Medium of each Month, distinguishing the Seamen from the Marines, and what Number of each were borne and mustered in the said Service."

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

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, "An Account shewing the Expences of His Majesty's Navy, for Five Years, ending December 1772."

Also, "An Account shewing the Payments of His Majesty's Navy, during the same Period."

And also, "An Account shewing the Amount that has been received for old Naval Stores, and also of the Expenditure of the same, for the same Period."

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

Sir L. Dundas against Officers of Scotland, et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 3d of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Officers of State in Scotland, Patrick Honeyman of Grœmsay, and others, Defenders, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Officers of State in Scotland, Patrick Honeyman, and others, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the known Agents or Procurators of the said Defenders in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ross against Clerk.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Ross Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 4th of February and 11th of March 1778; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 19th of January and 4th of February 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Duncan Clerk, Tobacconist in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Duncan Clerk may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 24o Februarii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

D. Argyll against Mac Lean.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Duke of Argyll is Appellant, and Allan Mac Lean, of Drimnin, Esquire, is Respondent, et è contra:

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

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 Address of Yesterday, of Congratulation on the joyful Occasion of the safe Delivery of the Queen and the Birth of a Prince; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, "He looked upon it as a fresh Instance of their Lordships Duty and Affection to His Person and Family."

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

Sewers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being relating to Sewers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Greenwich Hospital, List of Officers ordered:

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A List of all Officers, Under Officers, Servants and Persons who have been lodged in Greenwich Hospital since its first Establishment to the present Time, who were not Pensioners, with the Dates of their respective Appointments either from the Admiralty, or from their respective Principals, or of their coming into the Hospital; distinguishing which of them have been at Sea, or are Widows of Persons having served at Sea."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Copies of all the Warrants of Appointments of the Lieutenants Governors of Greenwich Hospital, since its first Establishment to the present Time."

Minutes of General Court, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "The Minutes of the General Court, the Minutes of the Board of Directors, the Minutes of the Council since the Year 1774; and also the Treasurers Accounts since the Year 1770."

Message to H. C. for Mr. Cust to attend.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, to desire, "That they will give Leave to Peregrine Cust Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend this House, in order to his being examined upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Greenwich Hospital, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That William Wells Esquire, James Adam Esquire, John Hicks Esquire, John Barker Esquire, John Ibbetson Esquire, Robert Mylne Esquire, Tristram Everist Esquire, Captain Jervaise Maplesden, Captain Francis Lynn, Captain James Chads, Lieutenant Henry Moyle, Lieutenant Charles Besson, the Reverend Mr. John Cooke, the Reverend Mr. John Maule, Doctor James Hossack Mr. William Taylor, Mr. William Stubbs, Mr. John Godby, Mr. Stephen John Maule, Mr. John Pocock, the Reverend Mr. Charles Lyard, Mr. Lupton Relse, Mr. Daniel Ball, Mr. Theodore Court, Mr. William Saward, Mr. Thomas Furbor, Mr. Hickman, Mr. Thomas Anthony Devis, Mr. William Gregory, Mr. Thomas Picton, Mr. William Bynam, Mr. John Berry, Mr. William Herbert, Mr. Anthony Shepherd, Mr. Henry Barney Mayhew, Mr. Samuel Troke, Mr. James Webb, Mr. Jacob Brown, James Skeen, John Collins, John Brough, Jonathan Fell, William Jermain, Mr. John Land, Mr. William Beachum, Mr. John Sheering, Mr. John Taylor, Mr. John Glass and Mr. Matthew Hawes, do attend this House on Friday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Mr. Cust Leave to attend.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire, "That they will give Leave to Peregrine Cust Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital," return Answer, "That the Commons give Leave for him to attend, if he thinks fit."

Madhouses Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited:"

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

Maxwell against Maxwell et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Maxwell, of Cargon, Esquire, late Provost of Dumfries; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of February 1779; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir James Maxwell, James Ritchie Esquire, and Company, William Carruthers Esquire, Walter Riddell, John Johnston, Robert Beveridge, Robert Scott Junior, and Company, John Watson, Thomas Johnston, John Gordon, Mary Fergusson and James Crighton, Pursuers of the Process of Reduction; William Carruthers, George Maxwell, John Aiken and John Bushby, Pursuers, and Raisers of the Action of Multiple-poinding, and John Chalmers Ferguson and David Newall, Joseph Scott, Robert Beatie, John Crighton, Simon Grahame, James Nicolson, George Crighton, William Cleugh, David Bean, William Rennox and Allan Mac Lachlane, Ann Irving and David Blair for his Interest, Wellwood Johnston Maxwell, Lilias Maxwell and Edward Johnston for his Interest, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir James Maxwell, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 24th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents and Co-partners, or upon their several Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Februaii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

MacLean against D. Argyll, et e contra.

The Answer of John Duke of Argyll, to the Cross Appeal of Allan Mac Lean, of Drimnin, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein John Duke of Argyll is Appellant, and Allan Mac Lean of Drimnin, Esquire, is Respondent:

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

Greenwich Hospital, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Captain Baillie, Greenwich; Thomas Cowley, No. 4. Corporation Row, Smithfield, Writing Stationer; Alexander Moor, Cook of Greenwich Hospital; Charles Lesevre Esquire, Beckenham, Kent; Lieutenant Alexander Gordon, Lieutenant William Ansell, Lieutenant Henry Smith, Captain Thomas Allwright, Lieutenant Robert Ker, all of Greenwich Hospital; John Greenwood, Painter and Auctioneer, Haymarket; John Glass, Greenwich Hospital; John Bonniface, of the same Place; Thomas Field, of the same Place; Norman Robinson, of the same Place; Thomas Lennan, of the same Place; Samuel Prestage, Plaisterer, at Somerset House; James Ray, Chesterfield Street, Mary-le-bone; Benjamin Hooper, Greenwich Hospital; Charles Granger, of the same Place; Herbert, Messenger to the Board of Directors, Greenwich; William Gough, Charles Smith, John Gibbs, Thomas Rapley, Robert Farrell, Elizabeth Bolton, Mary Rose, James Wilson, Pensioners of Greenwich Hospital; Dorothy Perry, Elizabeth Boone, Ann Evett, Susanna Jenkins, Nurses of Greenwich Hospital; William Caverdill, Pensioner of Greenwich Hospital; John Hattersly, Ship Alley, Wellclose Square; John Bycot, Butcher, Corner of Red Lion Passage; William Gregory, Holborn; Richard Toye, Hosier; Lachford Willett, late Hosier, Greenwich; Arthur Murphy Esquire, Lincoln's Inn; Charles Butler Esquire, of the same Place; Mr. Welwyn Shepherd, Attorney, Boswell Court; Christopher Hargrave Esquire, of the same Place; and George Marsh Esquire, Commissioner of the Navy, Blackheath; do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Brattleby Enclosure Bill.

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

Grost Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Grounds, of Crost, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

West Witton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Stinted Pasture and a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of West Witton, in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Acton to take the Name of Lee, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Nathaniel Lee Acton Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Lee, before, and jointly with, the Surname of Acton, pursuant to the Will of Baptist Lee Esquire, deceased," 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."

Leicester, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the said County," was committed.

Reaconsfield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Three Acts passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Fifteenth and Twenty-fourth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Wendover, to the Town of Buckingham, and other Roads, in the County of Buckingham, so far as the same relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Bcaconsfield, to within Half a Mile of the River Colne near Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of his House.

Greenwich Hospital, Pepers relative to, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Ibbetson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to several Orders of the 16th of this Instant February, for that Purpose;

"Copy of His Majesty's Commission for the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, dated 28th May 1763."

Also, "Copy of His Majesty's Charter for incorporating the Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, dated 6th December 1775."

Also, "Copy of Captain Baillie's official Letter to Philip Stephens Esquire, Secretary to the Admiralty, with the printed Case therein referred to."

Also, "Copies of all such Letters, Memorials, Minutes or Reports as have been received at the Admiralty, from the General Court of the Commissioners and Governors from the Board of Directors, or from the Lieutenant Governor, or any of the Officers of Greenwich Hospital, upon the Subject of a printed Book, intituled, "The Case of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich."

And also, "Copy of the Report of the Committee referred to in Mr. Ibbetson's Letter to Mr. Stephens, Secretary of the Admiralty, of the 12th of August 1778."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mr. Ibbetson also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to several Orders of the 19th of this Instant February, for that Purpose;

A List of such Naval Chaplains as were entitled to, and actually did, receive the annual Bounty allowed by Parliament, as a Reward for their Services, from the 7th Day of January 1770, to the last Day of December 1777, distinguishing the Number for each Year."

Also, "A List of such Governors and Directors of Greenwich Hospital as were actually summoned by the Secretary of the said Hospital, to attend the General Court held at the Admiralty Office in April 1778, to take into Consideration the Case and Memorial presented to the Admiralty Board by Lieutenant Governor Baillie, relative to Abuses committed in the said Hospital."

Also, "Copy of an Advertisement published in the London Gazette, for summoning the Members of the General Court of Greenwich Hospital."

And also, "A List of all Under Officers, Servants and Persons, who are lodged in Greenwich Hospital, who are not Pensioners, with the Dates of their respective Appointments, either from the Admiralty, or their respective Principals, or of their coming into the Hospital; distinguishing which of them have been at Sea, or are Widows of Persons having served at Sea."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mr. Ibbetsen also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 22d of this Instant February, for that Purpose;

Copy of the Warrant by which Captain Baillie was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Thriepland against Walsea et al.

A Petition of John Walsh Esquire, and other Creditors of the York Buildings Company, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Doctor Stuart Thriepland is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, That the subject of this Appeal is a Lease granted by the York Buildings Company to the Respondent for Ninety-nine Years, while their Estates were subject to a vast Variety of legal Proceedings in the Court of Session: That as the Papers are very long, and as another Appeal has been entered by Doctor Fordyce, who likewise holds a Lease in the same Circumstances, the Exhibits are the same in both Causes, and the exemplified Copies are not yet transmitted from Scotland: That it might save Time and Expence to the Parties, if these Two Causes were heard about the same Time; and as the Questions lead to the Discussion, and turn much on Scotch Law, and the Forms of Proceeding in the Court of Session in the Ranking and Sale of Bankrupts Estates, the Petitioner is advised it may be necessary to have the same stated by their Scotch Counsel, who are now about to leave Edinburgh with that View: That as the Appellant is in Possession and cannot suffer by a short Delay;" the Petitioner humbly prays their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of this Cause, which stands for Wednesday next, till after all the Causes already appointed, or such other Cause Day in the present Session, as to their Lordships shall seem proper."

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

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Thursday the 18th Day of March next.

Edwards's Divorce Bill, Petition of Mrs. Edwards.

Upon reading the Petition of Judith Edwards, Wife of Thomas Edwards, Captain in His Majesty's Sixth Regiment of Foot, and Defendant in the Cause of Divorce now depending between the said Parties, in Parliament; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is the Daughter of Andrew Lessly Esquire, formerly President of the Council of the Island of Antigua, and having been married to Charles Williams of the said Island, Esquire, was left a Widow with Two Daughters, Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Grace, now living: That the Petitioner having come over to England for the Education of her said Daughters, she in the Year 1771 married with her present Husband, Captain Thomas Edwards, by which Marriage she has now living One Son and Two Infant Daughters: That soon after her said Marriage, her said Husband treated her and her said Daughters by her former Marriage, with great Inhumanity and Cruelty, from an Unhappiness of Temper, disturbed with perpetual Jealousies; but in the Year following, he being ordered to St. Vincent's with his Regiment, the Petitioner having a Brother and other Friends in the said Island, and at Grenada, gladly went over with him; but his ill Treatment of her there also still continuing insupportable, she was obliged to take herself and Children to live in a separate House, or at her Brother's, Mr. John Lessly at Grenada: That in the Year 1776, her said Husband, Captain Edwards, being ordered back to England, and leaving her totally unprovided for with any Maintenance, she went with her Children to pay a Visit to her Father's Family and her Friends at Antigua, and of her own free Will and Accord returned to her said Husband the same Year to England: That soon after her Arrival in England, Captain Edwards pretended or declared himself jealous of her with one Lieutenant Thomas Leigh at St. Vincent's, which said Leigh then courted her eldest Daughter, the said Sarah Elizabeth Williams, as also with the Master of the Ship who brought the Petitioner and her Three Children and Servants over, and with various others, who, he had heard, or been informed of, had shewn the Petitioner any Marks of Civility, and by a Renewal of his ill Treatment, obliged her to consent to sign Articles of Separation, at which Time he agreed to give, and did give, an Instrument in Writing to her eldest Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Williams, for Payment of an Annuity in Trust, for the Use of the Petitioner, of Forty-five Pounds, in which Instrument was an Agreement that the Petitioner should not oppose or obstruct him in any Prosecution of a Divorce; but which Instrument, the Petitioner is told, is very informal in Law: That the said Lieutenant Leigh coming over also to England, and continuing his Visits to the Petitioner's said Daughter, Captain Edwards brought his Action against the said Leigh for Criminal Conversation with the Petitioner (as the Petitioner has been informed) and obtained a Verdict by Default, the said Leigh not having appeared thereto, or made any Defence to the same; and that by such Evidence, and other false Evidences of her own Slaves, Mustees and Mulattoes, her said Husband has obtained a Divorce from the Petitioner, in the Commissary Court of Surrey: That in order to prevent the Petitioner making any material Opposition thereto, her said Husband procured the Petitioner to be arrested for a Debt under Forty Pounds, by which Means the Petitioner was obliged to go to the Prison of the King's Bench, where she remained Seven Months under great Distress, having been brought to bed there of her Third Child by her said Husband, and was cleared from thence by the late Act of Insolvency, the Petitioner not having any other Charge of Debt against her: That the Petitioner, from these Difficulties, and by reason of her large Family of Four Daughters, is reduced to such narrow Circumstances as not to be able to employ Counsel, or defend herself properly in the present Suit before their Lordships: That the Petitioner's said Husband has possessed himself of the Petitioner's Jewels and other Valuables, her separate Property, the Gifts of her former Husband and Relations, to an Amount of Three hundred Pounds, and upwards; and also has received and possessed himself of a Sum of Money of Five hundred and thirty Pounds and upwards, the separate Property of her said Daughters, by her former Husband, from the Sale and Hire of several Negro Servants, left to them by their said Father, the said Charles Williams, and still is in Possession of the same, the Slave Ann Williams, Evidence in Behalf of Captain Edwards, being One of such Slaves belonging to the said Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Grace Williams: That the Petitioner's said Husband has been paid the Sum of One hundred and twelve Pounds, by the Friends of the Petitioner's said Daughters Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Grace, for their Board and Maintenance during the Time they lived at his the said Captain Edwards's House, over and above, and exclusive of the aforesaid Sum of Five hundred and thirty Pounds;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That in their great Goodness and Regard to Justice, in case their Lordships shall fee Cause to give Faith to the Allegations produced against her, will be pleased to direct such further Provision to be made for her and her Children by her present Husband, as to their Lordships shall seem meet; or that the said Instrument of Annuity may be more amply secured to the Petitioner, according to the due Forms of Law; and that he may be obliged to refund or to repay to the Petitioner the Value of her said Jewels and other Property of the Petitioner, which he has possessed himself of, and also that he may be directed in a Clause to the said Bill of Divorce, if such is to be, to repay to the said Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Grace Williams, or to some other Person in Trust for them, the aforesaid Sum of Five hundred and Thirty Pounds, and to make over the Possession of their Slaves and Negroes which he now detains from them, being their separate Right and Property; or that an Account may be taken of all such Sum or Sums of Money, or other Property belonging to them, which he now detains from them; and that he may be directed to pay what may be found due thereon:"

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

Binton and Drayton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Binton, and in the Hamlet of Drayton, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dewsbury to Ealand Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chesterfield &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield, to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head, and also the Road branching from the said Road upon the East Moor through Baslow and Wardlow, to the joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires; and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge, and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Maidenhead Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing a Lane called Pitt's or Sheppard's Lane, leading from the Market House in the Town of Maidenhead, in the County of Berks, towards Cookham, in the said County; and for turning the Course of the present Road leading from Ray Mills and Cookham, to the Turnpike Road near Maidenhead aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edwards's Divorce Bill.

Moved, "That the Order of the Day for the Second Reading of the Bill, in ituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Edwards Esquire, with Judith Williams his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons, be now read:"

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Edwards Esquire, with Judith Williams his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Madhouses Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 26o Februarii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

D Argyle against Mac Lean:

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the original Petition and Appeal of John Duke of Argyle; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July and 2d of December 1777, so far as they find that the Petitioner has not produced sufficient to exclude the Title of the Pursuers, as to the Lands of Brolass including Pennycross, and that he must satisfy the Production as to them; and praying, "That the same, so far as complained of, might be reversed, varied or altered, and that it will be found he has produced sufficient to exclude the Pursuers Title as to these Lands:" And likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Allan Mac Lean of Drimnin, Esquire; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July and 2d of December 1777, in so far as they find the (fn. 1) Writes produced and Possession proven on the Part of the Defender, are sufficient in the Action of Reduction of Declarator, to exclude the Title of the Petitioner, except as to these Parts of the Lands of Brolass, presently possessed by Sir Allan Mac Lean, under Lease from the Defender, including the Superiority of Pennycross; and praying, "That the same, so far as complained of, might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Allan Mac Lean of Drimnin, Esquire, put in to the said original Appeal, and the Answer of John Duke of Argyle, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

Motion for Lords to be summoned:

The House was moved, "That the Lords might be summoned for Monday next."

House cleared.

Then it was moved, "That the House might be cleared."

The House was accordingly immediately cleared.

Gentleman Usher examined in relation to the Attachment of W. Parker:

Then the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was called to the Bar, and being asked, "What Steps he had taken for carrying into Execution the Order of this House of the 16th of this Instant February, for attaching the Body of W. Parker, Printer of The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer, of Tuesday December 29, 1778;"

He acquainted the House, "That he had put their Lordships Warrant into the Hands of proper Persons for carrying the same into Execution; and that he had set Persons to watch for the said W. Parker Night and Day, but hitherto he had not been able to attach him; that this Day he had sent Two Doorkeepers to the House of the said W. Parker; that they were told, he was not at Home; and that he had done every thing in his Power to attach him and should continue to do every Thing for that Purpose."

Then the said Motion for summoning the Lords for Monday next was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Message to H. C. for Mr. Stephens to attend.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, "To desire that they will give Leave to Philip Stephens Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend this House, in order to his being examined in relation to the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Edwards's Divorce Bill, Petition of Mrs. Edwards.

Upon reading the Petition of Judith Edwards, Wife of Thomas Edwards Esquire, Captain in His Majesty's Sixth Regiment of Foot; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's Husband, the said Thomas Edwards, having preferred a Petition to their Lordships, for a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with the Petitioner his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and the Petitioner being in very distressed Circumstances from the severe and cruel Treatment of her said Husband, and incapable of raising Money to fee Counsel, and to desray the Charges of her collecting her proper Evidence, and the other Expences necessary for her Defence against the said Bill of Divorce, as stated in a former Petition presented to their Lordships by the Petitioner; therefore prays their Lordships will be pleased to order her said Husband Thomas Edwards to pay the Petitioner such Sum of Money as their Lordships shall think necessary for the Purposes of her making a Defence against the said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Edwards do forthwith pay to the said Judith Edwards Thirty Pounds, to enable her to make her Defence against the said Bill.

Sudbrook to Clay Pits Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road from a certain Bridge over a Brook or Stream called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called the Clay Pits, in the County of Gloucester."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Darlington.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Brownlow.

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.

Ablington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Downs and all other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet, Vill or Tything of Ablington, in the Parish of Bibury, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Coleshill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath or Waste Land, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Coleshill, in the County of Warwick."

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.

Lawson against Tait.

A Petition of James Lawson, Merchant in Glasgow, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Tait, Writer to the Signet, Respondent thereto, et e contra, was presented and read; setting forth, That these Appeals were entered immediately before the Christmas Recess, and the Causes only set down the 25th of last Month, yet they now stand to be heard in Course on Monday Sevennight: That the Extract of the Decree and Proceedings in the Court of Session being very long, it has been impracticable for the Parties to have these yet prepared, and with other necessary Writings transmitted to London; but the Petitioners Agents expect to receive them in Ten Days;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To delay the Hearing of this Cause till after all the Causes already appointed."

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 be put off till after all the Causes already appointed.

Tempest Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs, the Settled Estate of John Tempest Esquire, situate in the County of Kent, in Trust to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 15th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Mariners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels."

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.

Beaconsfield to Uxbridge Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Three Acts, passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Fifteenth and Twenty-fourth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, and other Roads in the County of Buckingham, so far as the same relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Beaconsfield, to within Half a Mile of the River Colne near Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex."

Chesterfield &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head; and also the Road branching from the said Road upon the East Moor, through Baslow and Wardlow, to the joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires; and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch, from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House, to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby."

Maidenhead Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing a Lane called Pitt's or Sheppard's Lane, leading from the Market House in the Town of Maidenhead, in the County of Berks, towards Cookham, in the said County; and for turning the Course of the present Road leading from Ray Mills and Cookham, to the Turnpike Road near Maidenhead aforesaid."

Binton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Binton, and in the Hamlet of Drayton, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick."

Dewsbury to Ealand Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Styles Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Dame Isabella Style, Widow, and the Reverend Robert Style Clerk, on their own Behalf respectively; and also for and on the Behalf of Sir Charles Style Baronet, an Insant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Norton et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Norton and Mary his Wife, Ann Norton Spinster, and Thomas Hodgson and Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Ross to enter into Recognizance on Ross's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross, of Lincoln's Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Ross Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Crawfurd to enter into Recognizance on Sir L. Dundas's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Gibbs Crawfurd, of Essex Street in the Strand, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in the Country:"

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Maxwell's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Maxwell, of Cargon, Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Edwards's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave on the 18th of this Instant February) a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of Mary Edwards deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Monson's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, and the Right Honourable John Lord Monson, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Milston and Brigmerston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Division and Allotment of the Common or Open Fields and Common Downs, within the Manor of Milston and Brigmerston, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brattleby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crost Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Grounds of Crost, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Acton to take the Name of Lee, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Nathaniel Lee Acton Esquire, and the Heirs Male of His Body, to take and use the Surname of Lee, before, and jointly with, the Surname of Acton, pursuant to the Will of Baptist Lee Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leicester, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby-dela-Zouch, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Witton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Stinted Pasture, and a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of West Witton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.