House of Lords Journal Volume 36
November 1780 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: November 1780 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 197-202. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116674 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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November 1780 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 22o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Southampton.

PRAYERS.

Lawson against Lawson.

The Answer of Winisred Lawson Widow, and sole Executrix of Hylton Lawson Esquire, deceased, to the Appeal of John Lawson Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Thomas Lord Bishop of Bristol and Edntund Lord Bishop of Carlisle, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Habeas Corpus Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shotesham, &c. Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Parish of Shotesham Saint Mary, Shotesham Saint Botolph, Shotesham All Saints, and Shotesham Saint Martin's, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Pope's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Captain Moutray, Instructions to, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty on Thursday last;

"Copies of the Orders and Instructions given to Captain Moutray of the Ramilies, respecting his taking under his Care a Number of Merchant Ships to and from the East and West Indies, and other Parts, so far as relates to his being directed to go to Madeira, or respecting his being particularly cautioned to use his Endeavours to avoid sailing in such Track as might risque his falling in with the Enemies Fleet;" (videlicet)

"No. 1. Orders dated the 14th July 1780, with a List containing the Names of the Victuallers and Storeships, to proceed to the West Indies under Captain Moutray's Convoy."

"2. Orders dated the 15th July 1780."

"3. Also, Copy of Captain Moutray's Letter to this Board, giving an Account of the Capture of a great Part of the Merchant Ships under his Care, on the 9th of August last."

4. And also, "An Extract from the Letter of Admiral Geary, of the 2d of August 1780 to Mr. Stephens, as far as it relates to his falling in with the Ramilies, and her Convoy bound to the West Indies."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The Queen's Answer to Message on the Birth of a Prince.

The Lord Southampton acquainted the House, "That he and the Earl of Aylesford had (pursuant to the Order of the 1st Day of this Instant November) carried their Lordships Message of Congratulation to Her Majesty on the Birth of a Prince; and that Her Majesty was pleased to return the following Answer:"

My Lords,

"I am much obliged to the House of Lords, for so convincing a Proof of their Duty to the King, and Attention to me."

E. Clanbrassill against Taylor.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Earl of Clanbrassill is Appellant, and Robert Taylor Esquire is Respondent:"

Hearing appointed.

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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Ritchie's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Henry Ritchie, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Kern's and Paleske's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Frederick Kern and Nathaniel Lewis Paleske."

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

Ld. President.
M. Rockingham.
E. Salisbury.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Ferrers.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Osborne.
L. Amherst.
L. Southampton.

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Novembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 23o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Canlarius.
Dux Bolton.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Gemmell against Fergusson.

The Answer of George Fergusson Esquire, Advocate, to the Appeal of Robert Gemmell of Warrex, was this Day brought in:

Montgomery against Fergussion.

As was also, The Answer of George Fergusson Esquire, Advocate, to the Appeal of Robert Montgomery of Broadlie:

Macpherson against Fergusson.

And also, The Answer of George Fergusson Esquire, Advocate, to the Appeal of Major James Macpherson.

Hingham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Hingham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill. For extending Provisions of.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions contained in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections;" to Persons arrested and bailed since the Destruction of the said Gaols, and before the same shall be repaired, or other Prisons substituted in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Kern and Paleske's Naturalization Bill.

The Marquis of Rockingham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Frederick Kern and Nathaniel Lewis Paleske," 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."

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Act to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eightyone."

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.

American Habeas Corpus Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with or suspected of the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

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.

Ambrose against Hodgson et Ux.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Robert Hodgson and Catherine his Wife, Respondents, in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Ambrose Gentleman, is Appellant; setting forth, "That the Appellant lately presented his Appeal to their Lordships from a Decree of the Court of Chancery; that the Petitioners would be subject to great Inconvenience if the Hearing of the said Cause should be postponed:" And therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Cause may be set down to be heard on Wednesday the 29th Instant, or such other Time as to their Lordships shall seem meet, the Agent for the said Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow.

Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House To-morrow upon hearing the said Cause.

Gemmell against Fergusson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Gemmell is Appellant, and George Fergusson Esquire, is Respondent:"

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.

Montgomery against Fergusson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Montgomery is Appellant, and George Fergusson Esquire, is Respondent:"

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.

Macpherson against Fergusson.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Major James Macpherson is Appellant, and George Fergusson Esquire, is Respondent:"

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Novembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 24o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Abercorn.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

Ambrose against Hodgson et Ux.

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Ambrose is Appellant, and Robert Hodgson and Catherine his Wife, are Respondents; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Appellant's Counsel acquainted the House, "That there is a want of Parties in this Appeal;" and praying, "That the Hearing thereof might be put off to a further Day, in order for the Appellant to present a Petition to this House to amend his said Appeal, by making proper Parties."

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Christmas.

Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay or Cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, Thirty Pounds for their Costs of this Day.

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act for continuing and granting to His "Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

American Habeas Corpus Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, " An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill. For extending Provisions of.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions contained in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections,") to Persons arrested and bailed since the Destruction of the said Gaols, and before the same shall be repaired or other Prisons substituted in lieu thereof."

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.

Kern and Paleske's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Frederick Kern and Nathaniel Lewis Paleske."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dolphin against Pack et. al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein George Dolphin Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Pack and others 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.

Lawson against Lawson.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Lawson Esquire is Appellant, and Winifred Lawson Widow is Respondent:"

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Novembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbatii, 25o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Admiral Rodney's Answer to Thanks of the House.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That pursuant to the Order of this House of the 1st of March last, he had transmitted their Lordship's Resolution of that Day, giving the Thanks of this House to Admiral Sir George Bridges Rodney Baronet, for his late signal and important Services rendered to his King and Country; and that he had received a Letter from the said Admiral, in which he returned an Answer to the said Resolution;" which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

Sandwich, at St. Lucia, July 1780.

My Lord,

I am this Moment favoured with your Lordship's Letter, by Commodore Walsingham, enclosing me the Thanks of the Right Honourable the House of Lords, Nemine Dissentiente.

Truly sensible of the very great Honour conferred on me by their Lordships Approbation of my Conduct, I must beg your Lordship will be so obliging as to return my most humble and grateful Thanks to their Lordships, and to assure them, that it shall be my constant and invariable Study to deserve a Continuance of that good Opinion by which I am so highly distinguished.

The polite Manner in which your Lordship has been pleased to signify to me their Lordships condescending Attention towards me, demands my warmest Acknowledgements, and cannot fail to become an additional Spur to me, to deserve the Praises you are pleased to bestow.

Permit me to assure your Lordship, that I have the Honour to be, with the highest Consideration, and most prosound Respect,

Your Lordship's most obedient
and most humble Servant,

"G. B. Rodney."

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eightyone."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Habeas Corpus Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions contained in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections,") to Persons arrested and bailed, since the Destruction of the said Gaols, and before the same shall be repaired, or other Prisons substituted in lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 27o Novembris 1780.

R E X.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions contained in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections,") to Persons arrested and bailed since the Destruction of the said Gaols, and before the same shall be repaired, or other Prisons substituted in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend Him immediately in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

2. "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets accepte leur Benevolence et ainsi le veult."

3. "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

4. "An Act to extend the Provisions contained in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners, or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections;") to Persons arrested and bailed since the Destruction of the said Gaols, and before the same shall be repaired, or other Prisons substituted in lieu thereof."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

5. "An Act for naturalizing Simeon Pope."

6. "An Act for naturalizing John Frederick Kern and Nathaniel Lewis Paleske."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Stratford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick, through Alcester, in the said County, and Feckenham, to a Place called Bradley Brook, in the County of Worcester, and from Alcester, through Great Coughton and Crab's Cross, in the said County of Warwick, and through Hewell Lane and Burcott, to the Cross of Hands, on a Common called The Leekhay; and out of Hewell Lane, through Church Lane and Tutnell to Bromsgrove, in the said County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Judges Reports, Limitation of.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Report from the Judges upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills after Tuesday the 3d Day of April next.

Ordered, That the said Order be affixed on the Doors of this House and Westminster Hall.

Public Accounts, Report of Commissioners, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Piggott and Mr. Neave, Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar;

A Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom.

And then they withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Ambrose against Hodgson et Ux. Petition of Appellant to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of John Ambrose Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Hodgson Clerk, and Catherine his Wife, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships on the 2d of this Instant November, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery; that the said Robert Hodgson and Catherine his Wife, have put in their Answer to the said Appeal, and the Cause came on to be heard at their Lordships Bar on the 24th Instant, when their Lordships were pleased to order the said Cause to stand over to the First Cause Day after the Recess; that in the said Appeal it is stated (as the Fact is) that the Bill in the said Cause was brought by the Respondents against the Petitioner, and also against Catherine Belchier, the Daughter of Elizabeth Belchier; and it is also stated, that it is ordered by the said Decree, that the Plaintiff's Bill should stand dismissed as against the Defendant Catherine Belchier, with Costs; that the Petitioner is advised it is necessary to add the said Catherine Belchier a Party to the Petitioner's said Appeal, and to assign the Dismissal of the said Bill as against her, as an Error in the said Decree;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by adding the said Catherine Belchier a Party thereto, and that she may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal by adding the said Catherine Belchier a Party Respondent thereto, as desired, and that she do put in her Answer to the said Appeal on or before Monday the 11th Day of December next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem Januarii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.