House of Lords Journal Volume 35
April 1779 11-20

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April 1779 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 14o Aprilis 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

Threip and against Walsh et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Doctor Stuart Threipland, Physician in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Walsh Esquire, and others are Respondents:

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

E. Harrington sat first in Parliament:

This Day Charles Earl of Harrington sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father William Earl of Harrington; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree pursuant to the Standing Order.

Parker in Custody:

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod acquainted the House, "That he had (in pursuance of their Lordships Order of the 16th of February last) attached W. Parker, Printer of The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer, Tuesday, December 29th 1778; and had him in safe Custody."

It was moved, "That the Entry in the Journal of the 16th of February last, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

To be brought to the Bar on Monday.

Ordered, That the said W. Parker be brought to the Bar of this House on Monday next.

Sewers Bill.

The Lord Sandys (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being relating to Sewers."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 6. L. 20. After ("Discontinuance") insert ("Provided also, that before the Defendant in any such Suit, Action or Information shall proceed to insist as his Qualification upon the Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments contained in such Notice, it shall be incumbent on him to shew by what Means the Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments specified in his Oath aforesaid, do no longer qualify him to act in the said Commission, the Truth of which, as also of the Particulars specified in the said Oath, it shall and may be lawful to and for the Plaintiff or Informer in such Suit, Action or Information to controvert or disprove")

Pr. 24. L. 25. Leave out from the Word ("Commissioners") to the Word ("are") in Line 28, and instead thereof insert ("upon such Report or Application shall in the Case aforesaid of the said Landholders or Landowners not meeting take a View of the Premises, or in the Case of their having met, and not agreeing upon a Rate, Tax or Assessment, shall summon the said Landholders or Landowners to shew Cause of such their Disagreement, and if upon such Summons they do not appear or shew sufficient Cause in the Opinion of such Commissioners why the said Rate, Tax or Assessment should not be laid, then and in that Case, as well as in the Case of their not meeting as aforesaid, the said Commissioners")

Pr. 25. L. 14. After ("Deputy") insert ("under his Hand")

Pr. 26. L. 27. After the Word ("Time") insert ("calling to his Assistance by Public Notice, the Landowners and Landholders residing within the same (which Notice shall be given in the Parish Church or Churches immediately after Divine Service, at least Four Days before the Time at which he intends to make such Survey) shall together with such as do attend, or if none do attend, then by himself")

Pr. 26. L. 31. After the Words ("thereof and") Leave out ("as he or they shall find") and insert ("if")

Pr. 26. L. 32. After ("Default") insert ("shall be found therein")

Pr. 27. L. 24. After ("Two-pence") insert ("Provided nevertheless that nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend to prevent (where such hath been the Usage or Custom) Juries of Inquest walking, surveying and presenting the Defaults of the Sewers, Banks and other Defences within the Limits of their District")

"Pr. 29. L. ult. Leave out from the Word ("deducted") to the Word ("and") in the 10th Line of the 31st Press."

"Pr. 38. L. 22. After ("made") insert ("Provided always, And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That this Act, or any Thing herein contained, shall not extend or be construed to extend to the County of Norfolk, or to any Lands falling within the Jurisdiction of the Commission of Sewers for the said County of Norfolk")

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

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

Tempest's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Say and Sele reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Bonnevaux's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Viscount Say and Sele also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Daillé Bonnevaux," 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."

Swaffham. &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham, Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
M. Lothian.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Harrington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Godolphin.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.

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.

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for varying certain Provisions contained in an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham."

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

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

Lord Osborne's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Osborne Baron Osborne of Kiveton, in the County of York, commonly called Marquis of Carmarthen, with Lady Amelia D'Arcy Baroness Conyers, 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 till To-morrow, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Thursday the 22d of this Instant April, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Charnaud's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Charnaud."

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. Montagu:

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

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Thomas Jordan do attend this House on Thursday the 22d Day of this Instant April, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Aprilis 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Threipland against Walsh at al.

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Doctor Stuart Threipland, Physician in Edinburgh; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 24th of July 1778; and praying, "That the same 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 John Walsh, Francis Barlow and Alexander Gerrard Esquires, and the Answer of George Buchan Hepburn Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby Reversed; and that the Defenders be assoilzied.

Tempest's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Montagu:

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

Queen's Answer to Message.

The Earl of Aylesford acquainted the House, "That he and the Lord Cadogan had this Day (pursuant to the Order of the 17th of March last) carried their Lordships Message of Congratulation to Her Majesty on the Birth of a Prince; and that Her Majesty was pleased to return the following Answer:

My Lords,

"I desire you will in the strongest Terms express to the House of Lords, my Thanks for this fresh Mark of their Duty to the King, and Attention to me."

Nicoll's Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Kitson of the City of York, Gentleman, setting forth, "That the Petitioner is informed Application has been made to this House to obtain an Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts: That the Petitioner's Interest will be materially affected by the said Act if the same should pass into a Law, especially as it contains no Indemnity to him as an Executor, nor any Clause or Proviso to prevent his being proceeded against as such, in the ordinary Course of Law; and therefore praying, their Lordships to take the Premises into Consideration, and that the said intended Act, so far as the same concerns the Petitioner's Trust Estate or Interest, may not pass into a Law; and that he may be heard by himself or his Counsel against the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee, to whom the Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, as desired; as also Counsel for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session be added to the said Committee.

Sewers Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being relating to Sewers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Adultery Discouragement Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Abercorn reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

E. Shrewsbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Exchange between George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert Esquire, of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Stafford; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

The Lord President made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for varying certain Provisions contained in an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham," was committed.

Swaffham, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord President also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam, otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham, Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands," was committed.

Causes put off.

The House being moved, "That the Cause wherein James Lawson, Merchant in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Tait Writer to the Signet, Respondent, et e contra, which stands appointed for hearing To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause wherein Doctor James Fordyce, and others, are Appellants, and John Walsh Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing on Monday next, be brought forward and heard Tomorrow:"

And the Agents having been called in, and at the Bar consenting thereto:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Lawson, Merchant in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Tait Writer to the Signet, Respondent, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause wherein Doctor James Fordyce, and others, are Appellants, and John Walsh Esquire, and others, Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be heard To-morrow.

L. Osborne's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Osborne Baron Osborne of Kiveton, in the County of Yorke, commonly called Marquis of Carmarthen, with Lady Amelia D'Arcy Baroness Conyers, 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 Monday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Parish Poor Children Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the keeping of regular, uniform and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants under a certain Age within the Bills of Mortality;" and also an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality; and to extend the same to the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Tuesday the 27th Day of this Instant April.

Bonnevaux's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Daillé Bonnevaux."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Aprilis 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despener.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Fordyce et al. against Walsh et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Doctor James Fordyce, and others, Assignees to the Tack of the Lands and Estate of Belhelire in Scotland; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th and 23d of July 1778; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of John Walsh, Francis Barlow, Alexander Gerrard and Martha Grove, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

Bridgewater Market House Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Market House and regulating the Markets within the Borough of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset; and for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places, within the said Borough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adultery Discouragement Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery."

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

E. Shrewsbury's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Exchange between George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert Esquire, of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Stafford; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Lawson Merchant in Glasgow, is Appellant, and John Tait Writer to the Signet, is Respondent, et e contra, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Aprilis 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Wigtoun Peerage, Report from Committee.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee of Privileges appointed to consider of the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, to His Majesty, claiming the Title of Earl of Wigtoun, &c. "That the Committee had met, and having heard Counsel in Part for the Petitioner, had directed him to report, That the Counsel for the Petitioner having stated that they could not venture to go on unless the Committee would receive Affidavits, that the Committee had come to the following Resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee cannot admit Affidavits as Evidence.

And the said Resolution being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Delme's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise divers Copyhold and Customary Lands and Tenements, within the several Manors or Lordships of Titchfield, Lee Markes and Mirabel Crofton and Newland, in the County of Southampton; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adultery Discouragement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Lanchester Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for varying certain Provisions contained in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swaffham, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham, Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Brough Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Honywood, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge to Eamont Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Edward's Exemplification Bill.

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

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

Lower Darwen Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground, called Lower Darwen Moor, in the Parish of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

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

and Sellon's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Irish Tobacco Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of several Acts of Parliament, as prohibit the Growth and Produce of Tobacco in Ireland; and to permit the Importation of Tobacco of the Growth and Produce of that Kingdom into Great Britain, under the like Duties and Regulations as Tobacco of the Growth of the British Colonies in America is permitted to be imported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Admiralty Perquisites Account 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 Address to His Majesty of the 19th of February last, for that Purpose;

"An Account of all Receipts and Disbursements by John Jackson Esquire, as Receiver General of His Majesty's Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, from 24th January 1774 (the Time he was appointed such Receiver) to the 29th March 1779."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Nicoll's Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts," which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Wednesday the 28th Day of this Instant April; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Amcotts Enclosure Bill.

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Onslow.
L. Godolphin.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 4th Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bridgewater Market House Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Market House and regulating the Markets within the Borough of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset; and for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes and other public Passages and Places, within the said Borough."

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

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

Wrexham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Roads from the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh to Pentre Bridge, in the County of Flint; and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell and Rhuddlan in the same County, and from thence to the Ferry House opposite to the Town of Conway, in the County of Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold," as relates to the District of Road from the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge, in the County of Flint."

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.

Cockermouth Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Cockermouth and Workington aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Nicholas Warrington and Captain George Farmer do attend this House on Thursday the 22d of this Instant April, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Motions for release of W. Parker, negatived:

Moved, "That Mr. W. Parker, Printer of The General Advertiser, be now released from the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, the said W. Parker having been taken into Custody, when the Order for his being apprehended was under the Deliberation of the House for its Discharge, and because the said W. Parker, contrary to all Rule and Practice, and contrary to Justice too, was taken into Custody whilst he was under the legal Necessity of attending upon a Court of Justice."

Which being objected to,

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "That the Body of W. Parker, Printer of The General Advertiser, be released from the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and that the Order for the said Parker being brought to the Bar of this House, be now discharged."

Which being objected to; and a Question stated thereupon.

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put upon the said Motion?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Parker brought to the Bar and committed.

The Order of the Day being read for bringing W. Parker, the Printer of The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer, Tuesday, December 29th, 1778, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to the Bar of this House this Day;

The said W. Parker was brought to the Bar accordingly, and upon his Knees was heard what he had to offer in his Defence; and then he was ordered to be taken from the Bar.

Moved, "That W. Parker for his Contempt of this House in not obeying the Order of this House of the 16th of February last, be committed to Newgate."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word ("Newgate") and instead thereof inserting the Words ("The New Prison"):

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved to agree to the said Motion thus amended.

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That W. Parker for his Contempt of this House in not obeying the Order of this House of the 16th of February last, be, and he is hereby committed to the New Prison.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, in whose Custody the said W. Parker now is, do convey, or cause him to be conveyed to the New Prison, and delivered to the Keeper thereof until the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Francis Molyneux, Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them; and also to the Keeper of the New Prison, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

L. Osborne's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Osborne Baron Osborne of Kiveton, in the County of York, commonly called Marquis of Carmarthen, with Lady Amelia D'Arcy Baroness Conyers, 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 this Day, do then attend.

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell Esquire, with the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth Birmingham, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Tuesday the 27th Day of this Instant April, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend To-morrow, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Aprilis 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

L. King sat first in Parliament:

This Day Peter Lord King sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Brother Thomas Lord King; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Dolme's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise divers Copyhold and Customary Lands and Tenements within the several Manors or Lordships of Titchfield, Lee Markes, and Mirabell Crofton and Newland, in the County of Southampton; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Cockermouth Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Cockermouth and Workington aforesaid."

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

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Essex.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Ducie.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.

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.

Brough Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland, by the End of Appleby Bridge to Eamont Bridge, 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.

Lower Darwen Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground, called Lower Darwen Moor, in the Parish of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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.

Irish Tobacco Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of several Acts of Parliament, as prohibit the Growth and Produce of Tobacco in Ireland; and to permit the Importation of Tobacco of the Growth and Produce of that Kingdom into Great Britain, under the like Duties and Regulations as Tobacco of the Growth of the British Colonies in America is permitted to be imported."

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.

Sinclair against Magistrates of Dysart.

The House being informed, "That the Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Dysart, Respondents to the Appeal of Colonel James Sinclair, of Sinclair, 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 George Cumin Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read;

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

Jameson against Sir T. Skipwith, et al.

The House being informed, "That Thomas George Skipwith (now Sir Thomas George Skipwith Baronet) and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Charles Jameson Gentleman, 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 George Urquhart of Gray's Inn, 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.

Message from H. C. for E. Harrington to attend.

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

To desire, "That this House will give Leave to the Earl of Harrington to come to a Committee of that House on Thursday next, which are appointed to take into Consideration several Papers presented to that House, containing the Correspondence between His Majesty's Ministers and Sir William Howe, to be examined relative to the Subject Matter of several Papers which have been referred to the said Committee, containing the Correspondence between Lord George Germaine and Lieutenant General Burgoyne."

And then the Messengers withdrew.

The Messengers were called in again, and acquainted by the Lord Chancellor, "That the Lords will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Bowater's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, during his Life, and after his Death, the Guardian or Guardians of his Issue Male, by the Honourable Frances Bowater his Wife, during their respective Infancies, to grant Building Leases of his Settled Estates at Woolwich and Charlton, in the County of Kent," 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.

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and for the Lords to be summoned, and for several Witnesses to attend:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed in order to swear a Witness, Mr. Edward Pryce;

Which done,

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House To-morrow, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Lawson, Merchant in Glasgow, is Appellant, and John Tait, Writer to the Signet, is Respondent, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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