House of Lords Journal Volume 36
April 1780 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: April 1780 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 90-105. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116662 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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April 1780 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Aprilis 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Haldane against Elphinstone:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of George Haldane of Gleneagles Esquire; complaining of so much of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of November 1779, as finds that no Claim for Interest lies to the Petitioner upon the Two Debentures therein mentioned; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 4th of December 1779, refusing the Desire of the Petitioner's reclaiming Petition; and praying, That the same, so far as complained of, might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the Honourable John Elphinstone put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

American Trade Bill;

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

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

Pinnock for Leave to present a Petition:

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Pinnock, Widow and Relict of Henry Pinnock late of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, deceased, for and on Behalf of Ann Pinnock her infant Daughter and only Child; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having had an advantageous Proposal made to her for the Sale of an Estate in the Parish of New Windsor, of the yearly Value of Twenty Pounds or thereabouts, for and on Behalf of her said Daughter, executed an Agreement in Writing, bearing Date the 8th Day of April 1780, made between the Petitioner of the one Part and Thomas Tildsley Gentleman, of the other Part: That the Contract for the Purchase of the Estate above mentioned, was in Agitation a considerable Time before the Day appointed by their Lordships for receiving Reports upon Private Bills from the Judges, but the Completion of the same Agreement hath been unavoidably postponed till the Day whereon the same appears to have been executed, as before mentioned; that unless the Agreement above stated can be carried into Execution by an Act of Parliament this Session, it will greatly prejudice the infant Daughter of the Petitioner, who will thereby lose the Benefit of an advantageous Sale of the said Estate;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That she may be at Liberty to present a Petition for a private Bill for the Purposes above mentioned, in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present her said Petition, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Pinnock, the Widow, and Relict of Henry Pinnock late of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, Gardener, deceased, for and on Behalf of Ann Pinnock their only Child, an Infant of the Age of Three Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Raine's Charity, Trustees Petition to receive Judges Report.

Upon reading the Petition of Major Wright Gentleman, Agent to the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, for Charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; setting forth, "That the said Trustees preferred their Petition to their Lordships, for Leave to bring in a Private Bill, and the same was referred to Two Judges to consider and report; that the Judges did proceed, in pursuance of their Lordships Order, but by reason of some unavoidable Accidents, the said Report could not be perfected by the Time limited by their Lordships Order; that the said Judges have since made their Report upon the said Petition, and have also perused and signed the Bill, and the Petitioner attended this House on Friday last, with the said Report and Bill, but being adjourned previous to his Arrival, he left the same at the Parliament Office;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Report may be now received, and that Leave may be given for bringing in the said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Report from the Judges, as desired.

Leave for a Bill:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Trustees for the Charity, commonly called Raine's Charity; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased, and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds granted, assigned, settled and given for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors in Perpetuity, for the Charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities."

Ld. Onslow's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ord Esquire and John Tyton Esquire, Trustees named in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable Thomas Onslow with Arabella his now Wife, to sell the Rents, Services, Duties, Reliefs, Herriots and other Dues and Payments, payable or to be performed or rendered by the Tenants of the several Manors or Lordships comprized in the said Settlement, and to enfranchise the Copyhold Tenements held of such Manors or Lordships; and for laying out the Money which shall arise by such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Manors or Lordships do now stand settled."

The Question was put, "Wheather 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. Anguish:

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

Findern Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons, Open Fields and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Findern, in the Parish of Mickleover and County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Melton Mowbray Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Sage Cross in the Town of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln."

E. Egremont's Exchange Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet, and others, Trustees of an Alms-house or House of Charity at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Locheé's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Lewis Locheé" was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Gee to take the Name of Carew, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Gee the Younger, Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms of Carew, pursuant to the Will of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew Baronet, deceased."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Montagu.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Onslow.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Copley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire, in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years, in Trust, to raise by Way of Mortgage thereof a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 26th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gee's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee, of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 27th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Aberystwyth Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging and preserving the Harbour of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Seend, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the West End of Seend Street to the Horse and Jockey, in the Parish of Box, in the County of Wilts, and certain other Roads leading out of the said Road; and for making an additional Road from the said Road in the Chapelry of Seend, to communicate with the Devizes Turnpike Road, at or near Somerham Brook, in the same Chapelry, all in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shennington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Norris's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates late of John Norris Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bp. Norwich's Exchange Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wye Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, between Whitney and Clifford, in the County of Hereford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lady Irwin's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the City of London, Part of the Estates late of Charles Lord Viscount Irwin deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses; and to enable the Right Honourable Frances Viscountess Dowager Irwin, Widow of the said Lord Viscount Irwin, and the Right Honourable Isabella Ann Lady Beauchamp, Wife of the Right Honourable Lord Beauchamp, the Honourable Frances Ingram Shepheard, Elizabeth Ingram Shepheard, Harriot Ingram Shepheard, and Louisa Susanna Ingram Shepheard, Daughters of the said Viscountess Dowager Irwin, by the said Lord Viscount Irwin, to grant Leases of the Estates of the said Lord Viscount Irwin."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 28th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Oyster Fisheries 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 better Protection of Oyster Fisheries, within that Part of Great Britain called England;"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged."

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Ringword Gate Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, one made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset, and the other made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to amend the said former Act; and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate, in the County of Southampton to Woolsbridge; and from thence to the Great Western Road between a Place called Thickthorn and Cashmore Inn, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Fifth Division of Road directed to be repaired and widened by the said last-mentioned Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northill Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, in the Parishes of Northill and Sandy, in the County of Bedford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirkcudbright Statute Labour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for converting into Money the Statute Labour in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, for the Purpose of repairing the Highways, Bridges and Ferries within the said Stewartry."

The Question was put, "Wheather 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, ordered to be 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.

Louth Harbour Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln."

Pearl Ashes,&c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, for a limited Time."

Wright for a Bill to take the Name of Ingilby:

Upon reading the Petition of John Ingilby Esquire, lately called John Wright, praying "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to enable the Petitioner to change his Surname of Wright to that of Ingilby, and so write and stile himself, and to bear and use the Coat of Arms of the Testator Sir John Ingilby's Family, as by the Will is enjoined:"

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire (lately called John Wright) to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Corn Exportation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty:"

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

Navy Manning Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy;" and for making further Provisions for those Purposes."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Militia Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act, of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ 20o Maij 1805.

Hitherto examined by us;

G. Bristol.

Walsingham.

Rous.

DIE Mercurii 12o Aprilis 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Navy Manning Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy;" and for making further Provisions for those Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. Egremont's Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet, and others, Trustees of an Alms-house or House of Charity at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Locheé's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Lewis Locheé."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Seend, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act so amending the Road from the West End of Seend Street to the Horse and Jockey in the Parish of Box, in the County of Wilts, and certain other Roads leading out of the said Road; and for making an additional Road from the said Road in the Chapelry of Seend, to communicate with the Devizes Turnpike Road at or near Somerham Brook, in the same Chapelry, all in the said County."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Northumberland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Temple.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Onslow.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Tetbury Roads (first District) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging 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 several Roads from Tetbury, and other Places in the County of Gloucester, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Symond's Hall Down; and from the House at the Top of Frocester Hill, where the Turnpike Gate lately stood, to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath; and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury near Tiltup's Inn; and for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road from the said Turnpike Road near Howell's Down, across Owlpen Down, to a Lane leading to Lampern Hill; and from another Part of the said Turnpike Road near the Latterwood Turnpike, across Owlpen Down aforesaid, all in the said County of Gloucester."

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

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

Denbigh Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walkin Williams Wynne, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Mold to Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Casn and Conway, and from Wrexham to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhyddlan, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon, as relates to the Road from Wrexam to Denbigh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thrapston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Teirtriff, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Teirtriff, and also a certain Parcel of Open, Common and Waste Land, called Gwern-y-mynydd, within the Manor of Hopton, in the County of Montgomery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Northwood Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Northwood or Northwood Common, in the Township of Noke, in the Parish of Pembridge, and County of Hereford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Louth Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Towns of Louth, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Aberystwyth Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging and preserving the Harbour of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan."

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.

Melton Mowbray Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Sage Cross, in the Town of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Shennington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Petitions respecting, to be considered.

Ordered, That the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife, eldest Sister of the most Noble Robert Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, lately deceased, and eldest Daughter of the most Noble Peregrine late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, deceased; praying, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to permit the said Petitioner Peter Burrell to execute the said Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, in right of the Petitioner Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife:"

And also, The Petition of the most Noble Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and of the Right Honourable Lord Robert Bertie, Uncle of the said Duke, beseeching His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased either to permit the Petitioner, the said Brownlow now Duke of Ancaster, as the immediate Heir Male descended from the Line of the Veres Earls of Oxford, and his Heirs Male, and in Default of such Issue, the Petitioner the said Lord Robert Bertie, the next Male Heir of the same Line, and his Heirs Male, to use and enjoy the said Office of Great Chamberlain of England, by virtue of His Majesty's Royal Licence, with the Dukedom of Ancaster and Kesteven; or that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to grant the said Office to the Petitioners and their Heirs Male, to go along with the said Dukedom, taking such Place and Precedency only as is prescribed by Act of Parliament, or otherwise to do therein as His Majesty in His Wisdom and Justice may think meet;" together with the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereupon; and also His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, be taken into Consideration on Monday the 24th Day of this Instant April; and that the Counsel of the Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House upon the said Petitions; and that the Lords be summoned.

American Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

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

Pearl Ashes, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes, imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, for a limited 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.

Corn Exportation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty;"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday the 20th Day of this Instant April.

Wright to take the Name Ingilby, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire (lately called John Wright) to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased."

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.

Militia 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 explain an Act, of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia;"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 13o Aprilis 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Butler against Butler et al.

The Answer of Sarah Butler and others, to the Appeal of James Butler Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Shennington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester," 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; (videlicet)

Pr. 24. L. 20. and 21. Leave out ("Patrons of the Parish Church of Shennington aforesaid") and insert ("Lord Bishop of Gloucester")

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

American Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town, and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

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

Aberystwith Harbour Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging and preserving the Harbour of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan," 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."

Melton Mowbray Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Sage Cross, in the Town of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Louth Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Seend, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the West End of Seend Street, to the Horse and Jockey, in the Parish of Box, in the County of Wilts, and certain other Roads leading out of the said Road; and for making an additional Road from the said Road, in the Chapelry of Seend, to communicate with the Devizes Turnpike Road, at or near Somerham Brook, in the same Chapelry, all in the said County," was committed.

Tetbury Road (first District) Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads from Tetbury, and other Places in the County of Gloucester, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Symond's Hall Down; and from the House at the Top of Frocester Hill where the Turnpike Gate lately stood, to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester, towards Bath; and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight, to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury, near Tiltup's Inn; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the said Turnpike Road near Howell's Down, across Owlpen Down, to a Lane leading to Lampern Hill; and from another Part of the said Turnpike Road near the Latterwood Turnpike, across Owlpen Down aforesaid, all in the said County of Gloucester," was committed.

Ickenham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Guldeford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford, to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Butler against Butler et al. Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Beyan attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein James Butler Esquire is Appellant, and Sarah Butler, and others, are Respondents;"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Dutchess of Ancaster et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Mary Dutchess Dowager of Ancaster and Kesteven, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates settled by the Will of the Most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven deceased, in Trustees to be sold, for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Denbigh Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Mold to Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Cafn and Conway, and from Wrexham to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhyddlan, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon, as relates to the Road from Wrexham to Denbigh."

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

Ld. President.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Ferrers.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. King.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Teirtriff Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Teirtriff, and also a certain Parcel of Open, Common and Waste Lands called Gwern-y-mynydd, within the Manor of Hopton, in the County of Montgomery."

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.

Northwood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Northwood or Northwood Common, in the Township of Noke, in the Parish of Pembridge and County of Hereford."

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.

Wye Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, between Whitney and Clifford, in the County of Hereford."

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.

Marshal against Cunningham & Co.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Marshal of the City of Glasgow, Merchant, is Appellant, and Messieurs Cunningham, Dougal and Company of Glasgow, Merchants, are Respondents:"

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

Pearl Ashes, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Pot and Pearl Athes, Wood and Weed Ashes imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, for a limited Time."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Goswell Street Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, lighting, watching and cleansing the High Street or Road called Goswell Street, leading from Aldersgate Bars, without Aldersgate, London, to the House of Woodhouse Coker Gentleman, near the Turnpike at the End of the said Street or Road, in the County of Middlesex; and also Bull Yard, Glashouse Yard, the North Side of Fan's Alley, Mount Mill and Willow Court, contiguous to the said Street or Road, on the East and West Sides thereof; and for removing Nuisances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Aprilis 1780.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. St.John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports, or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet, or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Marchmont 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.

Denbigh Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Mold to Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Cafn and Conway, and from Wrexham to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhyddlan, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon, as relates to the Road from Wrexham to Denbigh," 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."

Wye Bridge Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye between Whitney and Clifford, in the County of Hereford," was committed.

Gee to take the Name of Carew, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Gee the Younger Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Carew, pursuant to the Will of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew Baronet deceased," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wright to take the Name of Ingilby, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire (lately called John Wright) to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Northwood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Northwood or Northwood Common, in the Township of Noke, in the Parish of Pembridge and County of Hereford," 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."

Teirtriff Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Teirtriff, and also a certain Parcel of Open, Common and Waste Lands called Gwern-y-mynydd, within the Manor of Hopton, in the County of Montgomery," was committed.

Tetbury Roads (First District) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging 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 several Roads from Tetbury and other Places in the County of Gloucester, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Symond's Hall Down; and from the House at the Top of Frocester Hill where the Turnpike Gate lately stood, to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath; and from the Field called Bowldown Sleight to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury, near Tiltup's Inn; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the said Turnpike Road near Howell's Down across Owlpen Down to a Lane leading to Lampern Hill; and from another Part of the said Turnpike Road near the Latterwood Turnpike, across Owlpen Down aforesaid, all in the said County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Louth Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Melton Mowbray Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Sage Cross in the Town of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pearl Ashes, &c. Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes, imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aberystwyth Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging and preserving the Harbour of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Seend, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the West End of Seend Street to the Horse and Jockey, in the Parish of Box, in the County of Wilts, and certain other Roads leading out of the said Road; and for making an additional Road from the said Road in the Chapelry of Seend to communicate with the Devizes Turnpike Road at or near Somerham Brook, in the same Chapelry, all 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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Shennington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Ickenham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke & Montgomery.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Audley.
L. Percy.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Paget.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Clifton.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Sondes.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Sundridge.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.

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

Dutchess of Ancaster's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates settled by the Will of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Contractors Bill, rejected:

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

It was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person being a Member of the House of Commons, from being concerned himself or any Person in Trust for him, in any Contract made by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, the Commissioners of the Navy, the Board of Ordnance, or by any other Person or Persons for the public Service, unless the said Contract shall be made at a public Bidding," be now read the Second Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "That the said Bill be rejected."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protests thereupon.

DISSENTIENT.

Richmond. Harcourt. Jersey.

Because the Commons, desirous of re-establishing the Reputation and Authority of Parliament, and of giving Satisfaction to the People at a Time when the most cordial and unsuspicious Confidence between the Representative and Constituent Bodies is essentially necessary, have come to a Resolution, "That it is necessary to declare, that the Influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished."

This Resolution we conceive to be undeniably true and highly seasonable. Their Commencement of the Diminution (which they have solemnly engaged to make) by the Bill here rejected, is no less judicious. In the midst of a War, in which nothing (among all its unhappy Circumstances) is more remarkable than the Prodigality with which it is carried on, it appears peculiarly necessary to remove from Parliament the Suspicion that the rash Adoption, the obstinate Continuance, and the corrupt Supply of Military Arrangements, are connected with the Support of a Court Majority in Parliament.

2dly. Because the People oppressed with actual Impositions, and terrified with the certain Prospect of farther and heavier Burthens, have a Right to be assured, that none should have a Power of laying those Burthens, who have an Interest in increasing them. Neither is it fit that they who are the principal Subjects of Complaint, should fit as the Comptrollers of their own Conduct. Contracts can never be fairly made when the Parliamentary Service of the Contractor is a necessary understood Part of the Agreement, and must be reckoned into the Price. But the most unexceptionable Contract being a Matter of great Advantage to the Contractor, it becomes a Means of Influence even when it is not a Principle of Abuse. It is the greatest of all the Bribes a Minister has to bestow; and One Day's Job may be worth the Purchase of the Fee of most of the Places and Pensions that are held in that House.

3dly. Because no Reasons have been assigned for the Rejection of this Bill, but such as appear to us frivolous or dangerous. It was argued as necessary to abate the Phrensy of Virtue which began to shew itself in the House of Commons. This new Species of Phrensy we look upon to be rather a Character of Soundness than a Symptom of Insanity: and we fairly declare, that as we frequently come into contact with the other House, we heartily wish that that Distemper may become contagious. Another Reason assigned against this Bill, that it is not possible for vast pecuniary Emoluments to have any Influence on Members of Parliament, appears to originate from so perfect a Puerility of Understanding, or such a Contempt of that of the House and the Nation, that it is mentioned as a Matter to be animadverted upon, not answered. Of the same Nature is the Argument drawn from supposed Improbability of Abuses in Contracts, because the Law has left in the Hands of Ministers the Means of prosecuting at Law the Supporters of their Power, and the Accomplices of their own Fraud and Malversation. These Arguments will give little Satisfaction to those who look at the House of Lords as a Barrier against some possibly sudden and mistaken Warmth of the House of Commons, that might be injurious to the just Prerogatives of the Crown or the Rights of the People; but we will not bear the gross Abuse of this Constitutional Power; or that this House should set itself as an Obstruction to the most honourable, manly and virtuous Resolution ever come to by an House of Commons; a Resolution made in direct Conformity to the Petitions of their Constituents. We protest, therefore, against our standing in the Way of even the first Steps taken towards promoting the Independency, Integrity and Virtue of a House of Parliament."

De Ferrars.
Pembroke & Montgy.
Abergavenny.
Coventry.
Manchester.
Ferrers.
Rockingham.
Scarbrough.
St. John.
Fortescue.
J. St. Asaph.
Fitzwilliam.
Courtenay.
Beaulieu.
Abingdon.
Wycombe.
Osborne.
Portland.
Ponsonby.
Cholmondeley.
Devonshire.
Percy.

For the First and Third Reasons, adopting however very heartily in the present State of Parliamentary Representation, the sound Principles contained in the Second, which yet, I conceive, inapplicable to this Bill."

Radnor.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Militia 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 explain an Act, of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia;"

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

American Trade Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made this Day, for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports, or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons, appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned," To-morrow, be discharged."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Aprilis 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Atkynsagainst Atkyns et al.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause wherein Edward Atkyns Esquire is Appellant, and John Atkyns and others are Respondents, being an Appeal from an Order or Decree of the Court of the Chancery of the 28th of July 1778; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to Judges:

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

"Whether the Reversion in Fee of and in the Manor of Lower Swell and other the Premises there, and in Upper Swell and Stow upon the Wold, did pass by the Will of the Testator Edward Atkyns, the Plaintiff's late Father, to and thereby became vested in the said Dorothy Atkyns, John Wright Junior, and the Defendant John Liotard, in Trust for the said Testator's younger Children?"

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

Whereupon, The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion upon the said Question, "That the Reversion in Fee of and in the Manor of Lower Swell, and other the Premises there, and in Upper Swell and Stow on the Wold, did pass by the Will of the Testator Edward Atkyns, the Plaintiff's late Father, to and thereby became vested in the said Dorothy Atkyns, John Wright Junior, and the Defendant John Liotard. in Trust for the s tator's younger Children."

Whereupon, The following Order and Judgment was made:

Decree Affirmed.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Atkyns Esquire, complaining of an Order or Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 28th of July 1778, so far as the same orders the Judges Certificate to be confirmed; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:" As also upon the joint Answer of John Atkyns and Mary Atkyns, the Two surviving Children and Devisees of Edward Atkyns Esquire, lately deceased, and John Liotard the surviving Devisee and Executor, named in the Will of the said Edward Atkyns Esquire deceased, put in to the said Appeal; and after hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, upon a Question of Law put to them; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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

American Trade 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 allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, landing or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusets Bay and also Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Militia 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 explain an Act, of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia;"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o Aprilis 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

American Trade Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, to such Towns, Ports, or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Government, Fleet or Armies, and from such Towns, Ports, or Places to Great Britain, or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, in the same Manner as before the passing of an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of Goods, Wares and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston in the Province of Massachusets Bay; and also Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty, to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations, in the Cases, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Pr. 1. L. 1. After ("Whereas") insert ("by"), and in the same Line after ("Parliament") leave out ("was")

L. 28. After ("mentioned") insert (" it was among other Things declared and enacted, That all Manner of Trade and Commerce was and should be prohibited with the said Colonies ; and that all Ships or Vessels of or belonging to the said Colonies, together with their Cargo, Apparel and Furniture, and all other Ships or Vessels whatsoever, together with their Cargoes, Apparel and Furniture, which should be found trading in any Port or Place of the said Colonies, or going to trade or coming from trading in any such Port or Place should become forfeited to His Majesty, as if the same were the Ships and Effects of open Enemies, and should be so adjudged, deemed, and taken in all Courts of Admiralty, and in all other Courts whatsoever")

L. 29. After ("it") leave out ("is found") and insert (" may be ") and in the same Line after (expedient ") leave out (" and necessary ") and insert ("for the present")

L. 31. After ("from") leave out (the different Ports of")

L. 32 & 33. After ("Britain") leave out ("or any other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions") and insert ("and Ireland") and after (" to ") leave out (" such ") and insert (" certain ")

L. 34. and 35. After ("Colonies") leave out (" as are or may be ") and insert (" being ")

L. 36. and 37. After (" Majesty's ") leave out ("Government, Fleet or Armies") and insert ("Arms")

Pr. 2. L. 1. After ("Britain") leave out ("or any") and insert ("Ireland and ")

L. 2. After ("Dominions") insert ("under such Limitation, Restrictions and Regulations as to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, or other Commanding Officer in such Ports, Towns or Places respectively, shall seem necessary ")

L. 11. Leave out from ("Act") to ("And") in Line ult. of the same Press, and insert (" it shall be lawful to carry from Great Britain or Ireland to any Town, Port or Place within the said Colonies, which One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State shall have certified to the Commissioners of the Customs in Great Britain, and to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland respectively, to be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, Provisions and other Goods, Wares or Merchandize in any Ship or Vessel, which before the passing of the Act above recited, might lawfully have traded to His Majesty's Plantations, the same being duly cleared out for that Purpose, and the Quantity and Quality of the Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes on board the same being particularly specified in such Clearances, and a Bond being first given by the Master of such Ship or Vessel, with Two sufficient Sureties in Two thousand five hundred Pounds, if the said Vessel be under One hundred Tons, or Five thousand Pounds, if above, to the Collector or principal Officer of the Customs in the Port from which such Ship or Vessel shall depart, for their proceeding directly to and delivering such Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes at such Port, Town or Place of Destination for which such Cargo shall have been entered and declared at the Time of the Clearance thereof, and for producing such Certificate of the Delivery of the said Cargo, as is herein-after mentioned, within Eighteen Months, to the said Collector or principal Officer to whom such Bond shall have been given, the said Ship or Vessel also carrying a Certificate under the Hand and Seal of the said Officer of such Bond having been given, which Certificate such Officer is hereby required to sign and seal accordingly; and no such Ship or Vessel, or the Cargo, Apparel or Furniture thereof, shall become forfeited to His Majesty, or shall be so deemed, adjudged or taken in any Court of Admiralty, or other Court whatsoever, any Thing in the said recited Act to the contrary notwithstanding")

L. 40. Leave out from ("the") to ("Naval") in Press 3. Line 3.

Pr. 3. L. 4. Leave out ("or any") and insert ("Officer or")

L. 5. Leave out from ("the") to ("Commander") in Line 7. and in the same Line after ("Chief") insert ("of His Majesty's Forces in America, or in his Absence, by the Commanding Officer of His Majesty's Troops")

L. 8. Leave out from ("Place") to ("the") in Line 12, and insert ("which shall have been certified in Manner aforesaid, to be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms shall forthwith after the landing of")

L. 13. After ("Merchandize") leave out ("have been landed")

L. 15. After ("Clearance") insert ("give") and in the same Line leave out ("such") and insert ("a")

L. 16. After ("Certificates") insert ("under his Hand and Seal")

L. 18. Leave out from ("Vessel") to ("And") in Line 22 of the same Press, and insert ("of such Goods being landed accordingly")

L. 25 and 26. Leave out ("for any Vessel loaded with") and insert ("to carry")

L. 29. Leave out ("to proceed") and in the same Line leave out ("any") and insert ("such")

L. 31. Leave out ("are or may") and insert ("shall have been certified as aforesaid to")

L. 32. Leave out ("aforesaid") and insert ("of His Majesty's Arms")

L. 33. Leave out from ("Britain") to ("And") in Line 35, and insert ("Ireland, Newfoundland, Halifax, Quebec, East Florida, West Florida, or the British West India Islands, in any such Ship or Vessel as aforesaid, being duly entered, declared and cleared out with such Naval Officer or other Officers as aforesaid, and the Quantity and Quality of the Provisions, Goods, Wares, Merchandizes and Prize Goods on board the same, being particularly specified in such Clearances, and a Bond being first given to the Naval Officer or other Officer as aforesaid, by the Master of such Ship or Vessel, with One sufficient Surety in One thousand Pounds, if the said Vessel be under One hundred Tons, or Two thousand Pounds if above, for such Ship or Vessel proceeding directly to and delivering such Provisions, Goods, Wares, Merchandize and Prize Goods, at the Place of Destination, for which the same shall have been declared at the Time of the Clearance, the said Ship or Vessel also carrying on board a Certificate under the Hand and Seal of such Officer of such Bond having been given, which Certificate such Officer is hereby required to sign and seal; and no such Ship or Vessel, or the Cargo, Apparel or Furniture thereof, shall become forfeited to His Majesty, or shall be deemed adjudged or taken in any Court of Admiralty, or other Court whatsoever, any Thing in the said recited Act to the contrary notwithstanding. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in America, or the Commanding Officer of the Troops at such Town, Port or Place as aforesaid, is hereby authorized and required to appoint such Naval or other Officer as aforesaid, for the Purposes before mentioned")

L. 35. After ("the") insert, ("said")

L. 36 and 37, and 1st Line of Pr. 4. Leave out ("Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Commander in Chief of the Province or Colony for the Time being, or") and in the same Line, after ("Naval") insert ("Officer")

Pr. 4. L. 2. After ("or") leave out ("any")

L. 3. Leave out from ("appointed") to ("shall") in Line 9. and insert ("as aforesaid")

L. 11. After ("take") leave out ("the usual") and insert ("such further")

L. 12. After ("Bonds") leave out ("given upon Exportation")

L. 13. After ("grant") insert ("such")

L. 14. After ("and") leave out ("the usual")

L. 16. Leave out from ("Vessel") to the End of the Clause and insert ("as by any Law now in being may be requisite to such Vessel or Cargo which shall be as valid and effectual as those taken or granted in the like Cases by His Majesty's Governors, and by the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in America")

At the End of the Bill, insert Clauses (A. B. and C.)

"Provided always, and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That such Importation and Exportation as aforesaid, of the above-mentioned Provisions, Goods, Wares, Merchandizes and Prize Goods into or out of any such Town, Port or Place, shall be subject to such Limitation, Restrictions and Regulations, as may have been or shall be established by the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in America, or by the Commanding Officer of His Majesty's Troops in such Port, Town or Place."

"Provided also, and it is hereby further enacted, That the said recited Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, shall continue in full Force and Effect to all Intents, and in all Respects, except so far as the same is hereby varied in favour of Ships or Vessels, and their Cargoes, proceeding according to the Terms of this Act."

"And be it further enacted, That this present Act shall continue in force to the First Day of March which shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one, and no longer."

In the Title of the Bill;

L. 2. After ("and") leave out ("all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions") and insert ("Ireland") and after the Word ("to") in Line 3, leave out ("such") and insert ("certain")

L. 5. After ("Majesty's") leave out "Government, Fleet or Armies") and insert ("Arms")

L. 6. After ("Britain") leave out ("or any") and insert Ireland and")

L. 7. Leave out from ("Dominions") to the End of the Title.

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

Marshal against Cunningham and Co.

A Petition of William Marshal, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Cunningham and Company are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Appeal having been presented only Three Weeks ago, the Petitioner had no Apprehension that it could be set down for hearing to come on so early as next Wednesday; and notwithstanding this unusual Precipitancy on the Respondents Part, the Petitioner believes their Agent is not yet possessed of any Extract of the Decree, or of any of the Exhibits in the Cause any more than he Petitioner's Agent, the Petitioner not having yet been able to transmit to London either the Extract of the Decree or the Exhibits or any of them; and besides the Merits of the Cause are of such a Nature, that as well the Respondents as the Petitioner ought not to go into a Hearing till Letters or Returns come from the Island of Tobago in the West Indies, where the Petitioner is Owner of a valuable Plantation, the Crop and Produce of which reasonably expected to come Home in Two or Three Months, will make an End of the Cause without giving their Lordships the Trouble of hearing it:" And therefore praying their Lordships " To put off the Hearing of this Cause to the next Session of Parliament, or if it must be heard before Returns come from Tobago, to put it off for so reasonable a Time, that the Petitioner may be properly prepared with his Case and Counsel to argue at their Lordships Bar in the usual Manner."

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

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 1st of May next.

Wright to take the Name of Ingilby, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire (lately called John Wright) to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gee to take the Name of Carew, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Gee the Younger, Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms of Carew, pursuant to the Will of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew Baronet, deceased.'

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Wye Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, between Whitney and Clifford, in the County of Hereford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Denbigh Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Mold to Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Casn and Conway, and from Wrexham to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhyddlan, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon, as relates to the Road from Wrexham to Denbigh."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northwood Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Northwood or Northwood Common, in the Township of Noke, in the Parish of Pembridge and County of Hereford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Teirtriff Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Teirtriff, and also a certain Parcel of Open, Common and Waste Lands called Gwern-y-mynydd, within the Manor of Hopton, in the County of Montgomery."

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, ordered to be 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.

Raine's Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased; and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds, granted, assigned, settled and given for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors in Perpetuity, for the charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed ; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Onslow.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 3d Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Goswell Street Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, lighting, watching and cleansing the High Street or Road called Goswell Street, leading from Aldersgate Bars, without Aldersgate, London, to the House of Woodhouse Coker Gentleman, near the Turnpike at the End of the said Street or Road, in the County of Middlesex; and also Bull Yard, Glasshouse Yard, the North Side of Fan's Alley, Mount Mill and Willow Court, contiguous to the said Street or Road, on the East and West Sides thereof; and for removing Nuisances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

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

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

Guldeford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, " An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford, to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

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

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

Wokingham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows, in the Parish of Sunning, in the County of Berks, through Wokingham, New Bracknowl and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water, in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey."

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

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

Ickenham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, within the Parish of Ickenham, in the County of Middlesex," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Militia Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, " An Act to explain an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, " An Act for augmenting the Militia."

And the same being read twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, with other Amendments made by the House to the said Bill;

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday next.

Corn Exportation Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty," which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Wednesday the 26th Day of this Instant April.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Petitions relative to, put off.

It was moved, " That the Order of the 12th Day of this Instant April, relating to the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk, as follows:

Ordered, That the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife, eldest Sister of the most Noble Robert Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, lately deceased, and eldest Daughter of the most Noble Peregrine late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England, deceased; praying, that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to permit the said Petitioner Peter Burrell to execute the said Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, in Right of the Petitioner Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife:

And also, The Petition of the most Noble Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and of the Right Honourable Lord Robert Bertie, Uncle of the said Duke, beseeching His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased either to permit the Petitioner, the said Brownlow now Duke of Ancaster, as the immediate Heir Male descended from the Line of the Veres Earls of Oxford, and his Heirs Male, and in Default of such Issue, the Petitioner the said Lord Robert Bertie, the next Male Heir of the same Line, and his Heirs Male, to use and enjoy the said Office of Great Chamberlain of England, by virtue of His Majesty's Royal Licence, with the Dukedom of Ancaster and Kesteven, or that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to grant the said Office to the Petitioners and their Heirs Male, to go along with the said Dukedom, taking such Place and Precedency only as is prescribed by Act of Parliament, or otherwise to do therein as His Majesty in His Wisdom and Justice may think meet; together with the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereupon, and also His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, be taken into Consideration on Monday the 24th Day of this Instant April; and that the Counsel of the Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House upon the said Petitions; and that the Lords be summoned."

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That this House do take into Consideration the said Petitions on Thursday the 27th Day of this Instant April, and that the Counsel of the Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House upon the said Petitions; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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