House of Lords Journal Volume 35
June 1779 1-10

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June 1779 1-10

DIE Martis, 1o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.

PRAYERS.

House and Servants Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same;

Counsel were accordingly called in: And Mr. Hargrave appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and Mr. Cooper appearing as Counsel for Mrs. Dumergue, and admitting the Service of the Order for the said Second Reading;

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Hargrave was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called Mr. François Dumay, who being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Royal Parish Church of Saint Germain Lauxerrois at Paris, in French, together with a Translation thereof by Robert Slade, Notary Public; and the said François Dumay, declaring, "That the said French Extract was a true Copy, except One Word, which he altered, a Christian Name, videlicet, Piere, he having examined it with the Original, and seen it signed by the Parson of the said Parish;" the same was read, whereby it appeared that Mr. and Mrs. Dumergue were married at the said Parish Church on Monday the 20th of June 1763.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Thorpe was called in, and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of Common Pleas, against Lazarus Claudius Morlet, in Michaelmas Term 1778, for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Dumergue; and the same was read. Being asked, "If he was the Attorney for Mr. Dumergue?" said, "Yes; and that he had taken out a Writ of Capias against the said Lazarus Claudius Morlet, who having been taken into Custody by the Sheriff, had paid the Damages and Costs."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, of the 27th of February 1779, against the said Mrs. Dumergue for Adultery; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Ann Holme was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she lived as Lady's Maid and Companion to Mrs. Dumergue; that she knows Mr. Morlet, who was a Person employed by Mr. Dumergue to teach his Daughter English and French; that at Michaelmas 1777, Mr. Dumergue went to France; that upon his return, Mrs. Dumergue being in a bad State of Health, Mr. Dumergue took Lodgings for her at Paddington; that Mr. Morlet used to attend Miss Dumergue there as her Teacher; that she the Witness has observed many improper Familiarities pass between Mr. Morlet and Mrs. Dumergue, such as squeezing her Hand, and sitting very close to her; that she informed Mr. Dumergue of these Familiarities; that Mr. Dumergue then told her he had received a Letter, but did not know from who it came, informing him of improper Familiarities between Mr. Morlet and Mrs. Dumergue; that Mr. Dumergue cut a Hole in the Dining Room Door, and desired her to observe what passed between them; that on the 1st of July last, about Eleven o'Clock at Night, she looked through the said Hole in the Dining Room Door, up One Pair of Stairs, and saw Mr. Morlet sitting in a Chair with his Back towards the Door, and Mrs. Dumergue sitting in his Lap, her Arms round his Neck, and his round her Waist, with her Petticoats above her Knees; and that she the Witness saw them in the Act of Adultery; that she looked through for a few Minutes, and that about Twenty Minutes afterwards Mrs. Dumergue went out of the Room." Being asked, "If she ever told Mrs. Dumergue what she had seen," said, "No."

Being cross-examined by Mr. Cooper, Counsel for Mrs. Dumergue, as to Mr. Dumergue's Situation in Life and Fortune, said, "She was hired by Mr. Dumergue to attend his Wife; that he is by Profession a Surgeon-Dentist, and lives in Bond Street; that she knows nothing of what he gets by his Business, but that he is employed by many Persons of Rank, and keeps Five Servants and a Coach."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Brand was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she lived Servant with Mr. and Mrs. Dumergue in January 1778; that Mrs. Dumergue was then at Paddington; that she knew Mr. Morlet, who attended Miss Dumergue at Paddington to teach her to write; that she has observed great Freedoms pass between Mr. Morlet and Mrs. Dumergue; that on the 30th of June 1778, she peeped through a Slit made by Mr. Dumergue in the Dining Room Door at Paddington, about Eleven o'Clock at Night; that she saw Mrs. Dumergue sitting in a Chair, and Mr. Morlet sitting astride her, and that she saw the Chair move; that on the 11th of July she again peeped through the Slit in the said Door, and saw Mrs. Dumergue sitting in an Arm Chair; that Mr. Morlet took her in his Arms, and that she then saw them in the Act of Adultery; this was about Eleven o'Clock at Night." Being asked, How big the Hole in the Door was?" said, "It was a Slit about an Inch and a Half long, and that she had observed it in June." Being asked, "If Mrs. Dumergue knew any Thing of this Slit," said, "No; and the Reason why she did not discover it was, that it was kept stuffed with a Piece of Silk the same Colour as the Door."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Cooper, Counsel for Mrs. Dumergue, was heard upon her Petition presented to this House on the 5th of May last, praying, "That she may have a larger Provision made for her than that mentioned in the Bill," Mr. Cooper produced at the Bar a Contract of Marriage entered into by Mr. and Mrs. Dumergue, signed by Two Notarics Public; and the same was read.

Then Mr. Hargrave was heard to observe upon what had been offered by Mr. Cooper.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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.

Causes, Limitation of.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session.

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry to be proceeded in.

Moved, "That the further Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next."

Then it was moved, "That the Order for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital on Wednesday next, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

House & Servants Duties Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned."

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, for the Reasons therein mentioned, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law:"

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

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned," be printed."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Mr. Naish examined in relation to the House Tax Account.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Naish was attending, pursuant to the Order of Yesterday:"

He was called in and examined in relation to "An Account of what Monies have been assessed and received in pursuance of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon all inhabited Houses within the Kingdom of Great Britain, for Three Quarters of a Year from the 5th of July 1778, to the 5th of April 1779, so far as the same can be made out from such of the Returns of the Surveyors as have been already received, and the Accounts of the Receivers General," delivered to this House Yesterday.

He was directed to withdraw.

Mouse & Servants Duties Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned," be read a Second Time on Monday next."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Judges Salaries Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and of the Barons of the Coif of the Court of Exchequer at Westminster."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Clerk of Assize Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Cooper appearing as Counsel for the Petitioners the Clerks of Assize, but no Counsel appearing for the Bill:

The Petition of the Clerks of Assize was read.

Then Mr. Cooper was heard for the Petitioners.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

Convicts Bill.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned for Monday next, on the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Offenders."

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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:"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 2o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Writs of Error delivered:

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table, Three Writs of Error:

In the First of which,

Leigh et al. against Proprietors of Trent Navigation.

Edward Leigh Esquire, and others, are Plaintiffs,

And,

The Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, are Defendants:

In the Second,

Laprimaudye against King.

Francis Laprimaudye Esquire, is Plaintiff,

And,

John King is Defendant:

Maylor against Wathen.

And in the last,

Paul Maylor is Plaintiff,

And,

Jonathan Wathen is Defendant.

Stone Allerton Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Tract of Commonable Land, called or known by the Name of Stone Allerton Moor, in the Hamlet or Vill of Stone Allerton, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newcastle Bridge Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew White Ridley, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for building a temporary Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the County of Durham; for completing the new Stone Bridge over the said River; and for making the Avenues to, and the Passage over the same, more commodious;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Auction Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, amending and enforcing so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods and other Things sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds and other Instruments," as relates to the Method of granting Licences to Auctioneers, and to the collecting the Duties on Estates and Goods sold by Auction."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Commissioners Meetings Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

The Duke of Richmond (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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."

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

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

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry put off.

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:

Moved, "That the further Consideration of the said Enquiry be put off till To-morrow."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly; and that the Lords be summoned.

Address for Steps relative to the State of Ireland, negatived.

Moved, "That the Address to His Majesty of the 11th of May last, relating to the present State of Ireland, and also His Majesty's Answer thereto the next Day, might be read."

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That this House do present an humble Address to His Majesty, requesting that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to order to be laid before this House, "An Account of such Steps as have been taken in consequence of the Address of this House of the 11th of May, and of His Majesty's most gracious Answer thereto;" and humbly to recommend to His Majesty, if His Royal Prerogative, as vested in His Majesty by the Constitution, be not adequate to the Relief of the acknowledged distressed and impoverished State of His Majesty's loyal and well-deserving Subjects of Ireland, that He would be pleased to continue the Parliament of this Kingdom as now assembled, and give immediate Orders for calling forthwith His Parliament of Ireland, that their just Complaints may be fully considered and remedied without Delay; that the wonted Union of Affection may be preserved between both Kingdoms, always desirable, but in the present Situation of Public Affairs absolutely essential and indispensable to the Preservation and Welfare of both; and that the united Strength of Great Britain and Ireland may in due Time, and with due Effect, be exerted, under the Blessing of God, against the common Enemy."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn

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

DIE Jovis, 3o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Newcastle Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for building a temporary Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the County of Durham; for completing the new Stone Bridge over the said River; and for making the Avenues, to and the Passage over the same, more commodious."

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

L. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bristol.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.

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.

Leigh and Mytton against Proprietors of Trent Navigation, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Edward Leigh and Thomas Mytton Esquires are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;" and therefore praying, That the Plaintiffs may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:"

It is Ordered, That the Plaintiffs in the said Writ of Error do assign Errors in Two Days.

Vexatious Arrests Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gildart's Composition Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from James Gildart and his Sureties; and for vesting the Estates of the said James Gildart in Francis Gildart and Thomas Gildart; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Eden's Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Estates, situate in the Parishes of Saint Mary Redcliffe and Saint Thomas, or one of them, in the City of Bristol, given by Thomas Eden the Elder, late of Broadmarston, in the Parish of Pebworth, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, for charitable Uses, to grant Building Leases thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Navy manning Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry put off.

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:

Moved, "That the further Consideration of the said Enquiry be put off to Monday next."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly; and that the Lords be summoned.

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the pernicious Practices of Smuggling in this Kingdom; and for indemnifying Persons who have been guilty of Offences against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, upon the Terms therein mentioned," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

House & Servants Duties Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Convicts Bill.

Ordered, That the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Offenders," which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Maylor against Wathen, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Jonathan Wathen, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Paul Maylor is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;" and therefore praying, "That the Plaintiff may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:"

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

Vexatious Arrests Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Clerk of Assize Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize;"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Effingham reported from the Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and had made some Progress therein, and had directed him to desire that another Time may be appointed for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee to consider further of the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Gildart's Composition Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from James Gildart and his Sureties; and for vesting the Estates of the said James Gildart in Francis Gildart and Thomas Gildart; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Hastand Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Hasland, in the County of Derby."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Pelham.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Award touching certain Questions and Disputes between the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, and the most Noble George Duke of Montagu, Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, and the Right Honourable Charles William, eldest Son of the said Duke and Dutchess of Buccleugh, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without Amendment.

Cirencester Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge; and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cricklade Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Cranage Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Cranage, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

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

Middlewich 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 King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spann Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill in Stanthorn, to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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.

Snoswell against Nelson:

Upon reading the Petition of George Nelson Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Ambrose Snoswell is Plaintiff; setting forth, That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Maylor against Ismay:

Upon reading the Petition of Anna Ismay, Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Joseph Ismay, deceased, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Paul Maylor is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Parker against Jennings:

Upon reading the Petition of David Jennings, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Parker Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Maylor against Wathen, in Error.

The House was moved, "That the Petition of Jonathan Wathen, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Paul Maylor is Plaintiff, praying, "That the Plaintiff may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day," presented to this House on Thursday last, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

And the Agents on both Sides having been called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error, do assign Errors in Two Days.

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and for better securing the Stamp Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Deeds and other Instruments;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East India Company Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a limited Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for continuing, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe," as will expire in the Course of the present Year;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Veratious Arrests Bill, petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the lastmentioned Bill, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Greenwich Hospital, Report from Committee.

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;

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Committee, "That they had met and considered the Matter to them referred, and had examined several Witnesses upon Oath at the Bar, and had come to the following Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House; (videlicet)

That nothing hath appeared in the Course of this Enquiry, which calls for any Interposition of the Legislature, with regard to the Management of Greenwich Hospital, or which makes the same necessary or proper:

That the Book which was referred to the Committee, intituled, "The Case of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich," contains a groundless and malicious Misrepresentation of the Conduct of the Earl of Sandwich, and others the Commissioners, Directors and Officers of Greenwich Hospital, with regard to the Management thereof:

That it has appeared to the Committee, That the Revenues of Greenwich Hospital have been considerably encreased, the Buildings much enlarged and and rendered more commodious, and the Number of Pensioners greatly augmented, during the Time in which the Earl of Sandwich has been First Lord of the Admiralty, who has upon all Occasions shewn great Attention and Impartiality in forwarding the true End of that noble Foundation."

Which Resolutions were read by the Clerk.

And the First Resolution being again read, was agreed to by the House.

Then the Second Resolution being again read, was agreed to by the House.

Then the last Resolution being again read, was agreed to by the House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Lime Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Removal of Lime, and other Articles necessary for the Improvement of Land, without Cocquet or Bond."

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.

Hasland Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Hasland, in the County of Derby," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Cranage Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Cranage, in the County Palatine of Chester," was committed.

Middlewich Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported 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 King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spann Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill in Stanthorn, to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester," 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."

Ludlow Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House, and elsewhere in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Turnpike or Side Gate in the Parish of Ashford Bowdler, to the Turnpike Road on the Clce Hill, in the said County," was committed.

Taplow Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Taplow, in the County of Buckingham."

King's Consent signified.

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

Messages from H. C. to return Sealy's Divorce Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Sealy with Ann Woodroffe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sewell's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Militia Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual the several Laws now in being, relative to the Militia Forces of this Kingdom; and for making certain Provisions relative to the Fencible Men in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

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

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

Vexatious Arrests Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann King of Lowlayton, in the County of Essex, Widow, Patentee of the King's Court of Record within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Hamlets and Liberties of the same, and of John Mors Ellis Esquire, Steward of the said Court, and of the Counsel and Attornies of the same, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes:" And humbly appealing to the Justice and Humanity of this Right Honourable House, both in its legislative and supreme judicial Capacity; and praying, "That they may be permitted to give Evidence at the Bar of this House, to shew the Extent of the Loss and Injury they will sustain by the Operation of the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law, unless a Clause be inserted to make some Satisfaction to the Petitioners for their Loss, or that this House will give them such other Relief as to their Wisdom shall seem meet:"

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

Laprimaudaye against King, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of John King, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Francis Laprimaudaye is Plaintiff, setting forth, "That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;" and therefore praying, "That the Plaintiff may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:"

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

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and for better securing the Stamp Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Deeds and other Instruments."

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.

Gildart's Composition Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from James Gildart and his Sureties; and for vesting the Estates of the said James Gildart in Francis Gildart and Thomas Gildart; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

East India Company Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a limited Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for continuing, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe," as will expire in the Course of the present Year."

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.

Cirencester Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge; and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Pembroke.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Godolphin.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.

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

Cricklade Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade, 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.

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Effingham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

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

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

House & Servants Duties Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved "to commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Convicts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Ofenders;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved "to commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the pernicious Practices of Smuggling in this Kingdom; and for indemnifying Persons who have been guilty of Offences against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, upon the Terms therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved "to commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Clerk of Assize Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Navy Manning Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy," be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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.

Gildart's Composition Bill; King's Consent signified.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from James Gildart and his Sureties; and for vesting the Estates of the said James Gildart in Francis Gildart and Thomas Gildart; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Vexatious Arrests Bill, Petition against.

Upon Reading the Petition of the Honourable Sir Sidney Medows, Knight Marshal of His Majesty's Household, and one of the Judges of the antient Court of the Marshalsea, and of the Court of His Majesty's Palace of Westminster, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel on the Third Reading of the Bill, and to give Evidence at their Lordships Bar, touching the Matters in the Petition mentioned; and if the said Bill should pass into a Law, that their respective Losses may be compensated in such Manner as their Lordships, in their great Wisdom and known Equity and Justice, shall seem meet:"

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

Dumergue's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

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. Pechell and Mr. Leeds:

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

Vexatious Arrests Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen and Sheriffs of the City of Bristol, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests," and for other Purposes;" and praying their Lordships, That Two Courts of Record, one held before the Mayor and Aldermen, and the other before the as well Sheriffs as Bailiffs to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of Bristol, may not be included in the Provisions of the said Bill, or that they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill:"

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

Militia Qualifications delivered.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth (pursuant to an Act of Parliament) laid before the House,

A List of such Qualifications of the Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia for the Year 1779, as have been transmitted to His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State;" together with a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. Bedford. Account of the Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants for the County.

2. Bedford. Ditto of Militia Officers.

3. Cambridge. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

4. Cambridge. Return of the Militia in actual Service.

5. Cardigan. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants.

6. Chester. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

7. Cornwall. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants.

8. Cornwall. Ditto of Militia Officers.

9. Coventry. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants.

10. Derby. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

11. Dorset. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

12. Essex. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

13. Flint. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants.

14. Flint. Ditto of Militia Officers.

15. Gloucester. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

16. Hereford. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

17. Huntingdon. Certificate that no Qualifications have been delivered.

18. Lancaster. Account of Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.

19. Lancaster. Ditto of Militia Officers.

20. Leicester. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

21. Lincoln. (Kesteven.) Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

22. Lincoln. (Lindsey.) Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

23. Middlesex. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

24. Montgomery. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

25. Norfolk. Return of the Militia in actual Service.

26. Northampton. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

27. Northumberland. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants.

28. Northumberland. Ditto of Militia Officers.

29. Nottingham. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

30. Nottingham Town. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

31. Rutland. Certificate that no Qualifications have been delivered.

32. Somerset. Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.

33. Somerset. Ditto of Militia Officers.

34. Surry. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants.

35. Surry. Ditto of Militia Officers.

36. Sussex. Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.

37. Sussex. Ditto of Militia Officers.

38. Warwick. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

39. Wilts. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

40. Worcester. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

41. York. North Riding. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

42. York. West Riding. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

43. York. West Riding. Ditto of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

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

Cornish's Bill, Petition for Copy of Report.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Cornish, Thomas Parry and James King Esquires, and of Margaret Pitchford Spinster; setting forth, "That the Petitioners brought in a Bill before their Lordships, for discharging the Purchased Estate of Sir Samuel Cornish from the Limitations of his Will; and the Judges having reported thereupon, the said Bill hath been read Twice, and a Committee of their Lordships have likewise gone through, and on the 4th of May last reported, the same: That no Proceedings have been yet had on the Report of their Lordships Committee, nor have the Petitioners obtained a Copy of it;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "to grant the Petitioners a Copy of the said Report, and to appoint a short Day for taking the same into Consideration, and that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel upon the Subject Matter of the Committee Report, and in Support of the said Bill now lying before their Lordships, or that their Lordships will make such further or other Order in the Premises, as the Nature of the Case may require:"

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

Elksley Allotment Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish the Division and Allotment of certain Commons or Forests and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Elksley, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

King's Consent to it.

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

Newcastle Bridge Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for building a temporary Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the County of Durham; for completing the new Stone Bridge over the said River; and for making the Avenues to, and the Passage over the same, more commodious," 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."

Cirencester Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham 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-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge; and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Cricklade Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also 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 Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Cranage Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Cranage, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Middlewich 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 King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spann Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill in Stanthorn to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hasland Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ludlow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House, and elsewhere in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike or Side Gate, in the Parish of Ashford Bowdler, to the Turnpike Road on the Clee Hill, in the said County."

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 Four 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.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

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.

Taplow Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Powis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.

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

Lime Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Removal of Lime, and other Articles necessary for the Improvement of Land, without Cocquet or Bond."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Clerk of Assize Bill.

The Earl of Effingham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize."

And the First Amendment being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, with other Amendments made by the House to the said Bill.

Then the rest of the Amendments being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and for better securing the Stamp Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Deeds and other Instruments."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Gildart's Composition Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from James Gildart and his Sureties; and for vesting the Estates of the said James Gildart in Francis Gildart and Thomas Gildart; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East India Company Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a limited Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for continuing, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe," as will expire in the Course of the present Year."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Navy Manning Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the pernicious Practices of Smuggling in this Kingdom; and for indemnifying Persons who have been guilty of Offences against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, upon the Terms therein mentioned:"

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

Convicts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Offenders:"

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

Militia Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual, the several Laws now in being relative to the Militia Forces of this Kingdom; and for making certain Provisions relative to the Fencible Men in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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.

House & Servants Duties Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sleagill Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Wastes and Commons, lying in the Manor of Sleagill, in the County of Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Vexatious Arrests Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords summoned; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis 10o Junii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. King.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Taplow Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Taplow, in the County of Buckingham, was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

Pr. 22. L. 3. After ("be") insert ("Provided nevertheless, that Two Third Parts of all such Arable Lands as shall be allotted to the said Rector by virtue of this Act, shall be taken from Taplow Common Field, and shall be set out in one entire Plot, next and adjoining to the Garden and other Lands belonging to the said Rectory House; and that the remaining Third Part of such Arable Lands as aforesaid, shall be taken from some other of the said Open and Common Fields; and that the same, and all such Meadow and Pasture Lands as shall be allotted to the said Rector as aforesaid, shall be set out in such Place or Places as shall be most convenient to the said Rector; any Thing in this Act to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.")

And the said Amendment being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Newcastle Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for building a temporary Bridge over the River Tyne, between the the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the County of Durham; for completing the new Stone Bridge over the said River; and for making the Avenues to, and the Passage over the same, more Commodious."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lime Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Removal of Lime, and other Articles necessary for the Improvement of Land, without Cocquet or Bond."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and for better securing the Stamp Duties upon Indentures, Leases; Deeds and other Instruments."

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. Pechell and Mr. Leeds:

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

Clerk of Assize Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Judges Salaries Bill:

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and of the Barons of the Coif of the Court of Exchequer at Westminster," 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.

Messages 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.

House & Servants Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on all inhabited Houses, imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon all inhabited Houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said Act; and also for amending so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 10. L. 28. Leave out ("before recited")

Which being objected to,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ("before recited") shall stand Part of the Bill?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 15. L. 39. After ("any") insert ("such")

Which being objected to,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Navy Manning Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

East India Company Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a limited Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for continuing, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe," as will expire in the Course of the present Year."

Moved, "That the said Bill do pass."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Anglesey Coals Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in smelting Copper and Lead Ores, within the Isle of Anglesey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gildart's Composition Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from James Gildart and his Sureties; and for vesting the Estates of the said James Gildart in Francis Gildart and Thomas Gildart; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cirencester Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge; and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cricklade Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Clrencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have.

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

agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

Westminster Streets Account delivered.

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

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

Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament made in the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for paving, cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, from the 31st Day of March 1778, to the 22d Day of December 1778, both inclusive."

Also, "An Account of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners, from the 31st Day of March 1778, to the 22d Day of December 1778, both inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Maylor against Wathen, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Jonathan Wathen, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Paul Maylor is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error hath assigned Errors, and prayed a Writ of Certiorari to be directed to the Custos Brevium of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, to certify whether there is any original Writ filed and remaining of Record between the Parties, and the same hath been granted: That the Petitioner humbly apprehends, that the Matters assigned for Error by the said Plaintiff in Error, tend only for further Delay, and to oppress the Petitioner;" and therefore praying, "That the said Plaintiff may be ordered to sue forth and return the said Writ of Certiorari to the House, on such short Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiff do return the said Writ of Certiorari To-morrow.

Vexatious Arrests Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" and for other Purposes;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same, and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then the Petition of the Lord Mayor, &c. of the City of London:

Also, The Petition of Ann King Widow:

Also, The Petition of the Mayor, &c. of the City of Bristol:

And also, The Petition of Sir Sidney Medows Knight,

and others, severally praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, were read.

Then Mr. Leigh was heard against the said Bill.

Mr. Davenport was heard also against the said Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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; and the Lords summoned.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sleagill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Wastes and Commons, lying in the Manor of Sleagill, in the County of Westmorland."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Osborne.
L. King.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Cardiff.
L. Rivers.

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

Elkslev Allotment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish the Division and Allotment of certain Commons or Forests and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Elksley, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Militia Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual, the several Laws now in being relative to the Militia Forces of this Kingdom; and for making certain Provisions relative to the Fencible Men in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland:"

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

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the pernicious Practices of Smuggling in this Kingdom; and for indemnifying Persons who have been guilty of Offences against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, upon the Terms therein mentioned:"

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

Convicts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Offenders:"

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

Leigh and Mytton against Proprietors of Trent Navigation:

A Petition of Edward Leigh and Thomas Mytton Esquires, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey are Defendants, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have been advised to withdraw their said Assignment of Errors, and not to prosecute their said Writ of Error any further;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Assignment of Errors, and that the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Adjourn.

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