House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1781 1-10

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March 1781 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 5o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

E.Berkeley takes the Oath.

This Day Frederick Earl of Berkeley took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Whitby Pier Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for the more effectual repairing and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York," 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."

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Modbnry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chesterfield, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield to Matlock Bridge, and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green, and also the Road leading out of the last-mentioned Road to the Turnpike Road near Rowestey Bridge, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deanburn Bridge. &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to repairing and widening the Roads from Deanburn Bridge, through Greenlaw and Part of the Jedburgh Road, by Lauder in the Shire, of Berwick, to Cornhill in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Weston to Ridlington, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a certain Gate on the Turnpike Road at or near the South End of the Town of Weston on the Green, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road on Kidlington Green in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leicester and Coventry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grampound, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Eastern End of the Borough of Grampound, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Saint Austell and Lostwithiel, and from thence to the East End of the Western Taphouse Lane;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Falmouth Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the Town of Falmouth, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Penryn, Hellstone and Marazion, and from thence to and over Marazion River and Bridge, and Two hundred Feet to the Westward of the said River and Bridge."

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. Anguish:

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

Dilhorne Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Dillorn otherwise Dilhorne, in the County of Stafford."

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

Ld. President.
M. Rockingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Berkeley.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Bushby against Sir A. Don.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Bushby, Sheriff Clerk of Dumfries, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 17th of February 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir Alexander Don, of Newton, Baronet, may be required to Answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Alexander Don may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agent of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hamilton & al. against Munro.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hamilton Esquire, of Sundrum, Hugh Logan Esquire, of Logan, and John Bushby Sheriff Clerk, of Dumfries, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 17th of February 1781; and praying, That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Munro, Merchant in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Munro may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agent of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hamilton Campbell against Laurie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hamilton Esquire, of Sundrum, and John Campbell Esquire, of Skerrington, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 17th of February 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Captain Walter Sloan Laurie may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Captain Walter Sloan Laurie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agent of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bushby against Mac Rae.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Bushby Sheriff Clerk of Dumfries, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 17th of February 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Mac Rae Esquire, of Houstoun, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Mac Rae may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agent of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Browning & al against Napier.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert and John Brownings, and of John Sturrock Merchant in Edinburgh, David Smith Merchant there, and Benjamin Stuart of Earlshaugh, Bailsmen for the said Robert and John Brownings, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 4th of March 1780, and also of Eight Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 10th of August and 8th and 23d of December 1780, the 17th, 19th, and 27th of January and 7th and 21st of February 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Honourable Captain Charles Napier, Alexander Tait, and Archibald Campbell, Esquires, principal Clerks of Session, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Honourable Charles Napier, Alexander Tait, and Archibald Campbell, Esquires, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

The Carron Company against Bruce.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of the Carron Company, complaining of certain Parts of Six Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of February 1777, the 24th of January 1778, and 17th of February, 5th and 13th of July, and 10th of August 1780; and praying, "That the same, in so far as they are complained of, may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

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

Abp. Canterbury and E.Radnor's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Reverend Father in God Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

E. Radnor's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Gordon against Dalziel:

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Gordon Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Richard Dalziel is Respondent; setting forth, That the Petitioner did, on the 14th of February last, present his Appeal to their Lordships from Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of December 1780, and 1st of February 1781; that the Respondent has not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, and the Petitioner is since advised to withdraw the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal as desired.

Gordon against Hamilton:

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Gordon Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Hamilton Esquire, is Respondent; setting forth, That the Petitioner did, on the 14th of February last, present his Appeal to their Lordships from Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of December 1780, and 1st of February 1781; that the Respondent has not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, and the Petitioner is since advised to withdraw the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal as desired.

Justices of the Peace Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons named in any Commission of the Peace, to act as Justices of the Peace, in the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, notwithstanding they have not taken out their Dedimus Potestatem;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mapes et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Mapes of Rollcsby in the County of Norfolk Esquire, and Ann his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and of their Infant Children Amphillis Mapes and Sophia Ann Mapes, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Kohn's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing George Lewis Kohn."

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.

Great Ringstead Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons, and Wastes, in Great Ringstead, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

Borrowstounness Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Port of Borrowstounness, by the West of the Borough of Linlithgow, and by the Towns of Torphichen, Bathgate and Whiteburn, and from thence Southward to the Consines of the County of Linlithgow, at or near Hollhouseburn."

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.

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester, and Warwick; and for amending, and keeping in Repair, the Road branching from Part of the said Roads between Measham, in the said County of Derby, and Burton-upon-Trent, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road at or near the Bull's Head Alehouse, in Twycross, in the said County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dock Yards Compensation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, purchased in pursuance of Two several Acts of Parliament passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Sheerness and Chatham; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and improving certain Lands and Grounds within the Township of West Halton, in the Parish of Long Preston, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Scots Forseited Estates, Report of Commissioners, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Mitford, from the Treasury, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, 7th August 1780,

Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed Forseited Estates in Scotland, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury which, by an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament:"

Also, "An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were sitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported, from the 10th of October 1779 to the 10th of October 1780:"

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Orphans Fund, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague, from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th July 1780.

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London for embanking Part of the North Side of the River Thames, within certain Limits, from the 28th September 1779, exclusive, to the 28th September 1780, inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, in pursuance of Two Acts for building Blacksriars Bridge, and completing the same, from the 28th September 1779, exclusive, to the 28th September 1780, inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, in pursuance of an Act for rebuilding the Gaol of Newgate, and completing the same, from the 28th September 1779, exclusive, to the 28th September 1780, inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, in pursuance of an Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London to purchase the'present Tolls, &c. payable for navigating upon the River Thames, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, from the 28th September, 1779, exclusive, to the 28th September 1780, inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, in pursuance of an Act for making, enlarging, &c. the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London; and for paving, cleansing, and enlightening the said City, from the 28th September 1779, exclusive, to the 28th September 1780, inclusive.

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, in pursuance of an Act for making a Street from Bishopsgate Street into Barbican, from the 24th June 1778, exclusive, to the 28th September 1780, inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mariners and Seamen Bill.

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

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

Denbigh Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Town of Denbigh to the Town of Saint Asaph, and from thence to the Town and Port of Ruthland in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and for repealing an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the same relates to the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Papists, Returns of, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty in the last Session of Parliament;

Returns of Papists, or reputed Papists, which have been received by the Lord Viscount Stormont One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State;" together with a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

No.When received.DIOCESES.
1780.
1October 30thEly.
2— 31stCanterbury.
3Durham.
4November 1stYork, with Sodor and Man.
5Bristol.
6Gloucester.
7— 2dWinchester.
8— 3dRochester, and Deanery of Westminster.
9— 7thSarum, and peculiar Jurisdiction of the Deanery.
10Litchfield and Coventry.
11— 9thExeter.
12November 11th.Saint Asaph.
13Carlisle.
14Landaff.
15Bangor.
16Chester.
17Oxford.
18Saint Davids.
19— 15thNorwich.
20— 16thPeterborough.
21— 24thLondon.
1781.
22January 8thHereford.
23February 3dLincoln.
24— 10thBath and Wells.
25— 14thChichester.
26— 28thWorcester.

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

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir G. Elliot.

The House being informed, "That Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto Baronet, Respondent to the Appeal of Sir John Scott of Ancrum Baronet, and Patrick Kerr of Abbotrule Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Robert Bell, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, preremptorily, in a Week.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit prsesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, sextum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 6o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Butcher against Hale in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein,

Robert Holt Butcher Clerk, is Plaintiff;
and,
Joseph Hale is Desendant.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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.

Mariners and Seamen Bill.

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

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

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

Dock Yards Compensation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, purchased in pursuance of Two several Acts of Parliament passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Sheerness and Chatham, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

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.

Denbigh Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Town of Denbigh to the Town of Saint Asaph, and from thence to the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and for repealing an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the same relates to the said Road."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Waldegrave.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. St. Davids. 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.

Chesterfield, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield to Matlock Bridge; and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green; and also the Road leading out of the last-mentioned Road to the Turnpike Road near Rowesley Bridge, in the County of Derby."

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.

Modbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon."

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.

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and improving certain Lands and Grounds within the Township of West Halton, in the Parish of Long Preston, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Whitby Piers Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals, granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, "for the more effectual repairing and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York."

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 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 Bill, without any Amendment.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Bushby's Appeal,

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

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

and on Hamilton's Two Appeals,

The House being moved, " That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Hamilton Esquire, 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.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Hamilton Esquire, and John Campbell Esquire, 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.

and on Bushby's Appeal,

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

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

and on Browning's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert and John Brownings, 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurij, septimum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decerrientibus.

DIE Mercurij, 7o Martij 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amhsrst.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army, and their Quarters."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Marine Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Mariners and Seamen Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Dock Yards Compensation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Counties of Kent and Essex, purchased in pursuance of Two several Act of Parliament, passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Sheerness and Chatham, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Leicester and Coventry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry."

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

Ld. President.
E. Westmorland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Gage.

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.

Denbigh Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road, leading from the Town of Denbigh to the Town of Saint Asaph, and from thence to the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and for repealing an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the same relates to the said Road," 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."

Borrowstounness Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Port of Borrowstounness by the West of the Borough of Linlithgow, and by the Towns of Torphichen, Bathgate, and Whiteburn; and from thence Southward to the Consines of,the County of Linlithgow, at or near Hollhoutseburn," 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."

Chesterfield, &c. Road 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 Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, from the Turnpike Road near the We it End of the Town of Chesterfield, to Matlock Bridge and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge, to Cross Green and also the Road leading out of the last mentioned Road, to the Turnpike Road near Rowesley Bridge, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Modbury Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon," was committed.

Kohn's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing George Lewis Kohn," was committed.

Great Ringstead Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes in Great Ringstead, in the County of Norfolk," 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."

West Halton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and improving certain Lands and Grounds within the Township of West Halton, in the Parish of Long Preston, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Chicklade Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, of and within the Parish of Chicklade, in the County of Wilts," 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 some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 15. L. 5. Leave out from ("lawful") to ("for") in Line 8, and in the same Line, leave out ("all or any other of")

L. 13. After ("Life") insert ("other than the said Benjamin Blatch, and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish of Chicklade")

L. 21. Leave out ("Tythes")

L. 26. Leave out (" Tythes")

L. 27. After ("Hereditaments") insert ("other than Tythes") and in the'same Line, and Line 28, leave out (" or arising")

L. 31. Leave out from ("thereto") to ("so") in Line 37, and in the same Line, and Line 38, leave out ("as also all other") and in Line 38, leave out from ("Exchanges") to ("be") in Press 16. Line2."

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

Justices of the Peace Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons named in any Commission of the Peace, to act as Justices of the Peace, in the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, notwithstanding they have not taken out their Dedimus Potestatem."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Leicester and Coventry Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry," 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."

Knotting Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the High Road from Westwood Gate, in the Parish of Knotting, in the County of Bedford; through the Towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers, and over Artleborough Bridge, to the Turnpike Road in Barton Seagrave Lane, in the Parish of Barton Seagrave, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chasseaud's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Siordet and Hooffstetter's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Public Accounts, Third Report of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr Drummond, One of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Publick Accounts of the Kingdom, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

The Third Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Publick Accounts of the Kingdom."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

Mutiny Bill:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces, while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mariners and Seamen Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dock Yards Compensation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, purchased in pursuance of Two several Acts of Parliament, passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Sheerness and Chatham, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Ringstead Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes in Great Ringstead, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Halton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and improving certain Lands and Grounds within the Township of West Halton, in the Parish of Long Preston, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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 more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Town of Denbigh to the Town of Saint Asaph, and from thence to the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and for repealing an Act made in the Thirty-secbnd Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the same relates to the said Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Borrowstounness, &c.Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Port of Borrowstounness, by,the West of the Borough of Linlithgow, and by the Towns of Torphichen, Bathgate and Whiteburn, and from thence Southward to the Consines of the County of Linlithgow, at or near Hollhouseburn."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chesterfield, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for re. pairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield to Matlock Bridge; and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green; and also the Road leading out of the last-mentioned Road to the Turnpike Road near Rowesley Bridge, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Modbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury through the Town of Plympton to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kohn's Naturalization Bill:

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

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 Eleven preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Chicklade Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, of and within the Parish of Chicklade, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Rothley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, as well within the Parish and Township of Rothley, as within the Extra-parochial Liberty of Rothley Temple, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stow Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His prer sent Majesty, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundred of Stow, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scott et al. against Stewart et al. Petition to receive Appeal:

A Petition of James Chalmer Agent for William Scott Esquire, and others, was presented and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner received by Yesterday's Post from Edinburgh, an Appeal of William Scott Esquire, and others, to present to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session, the last of which is dated the 15th of February 1781, and consequently the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving such Appeal, expired Yesterday; that the Letter which inclosed the Appeal came to the Petitioner's Hand immediately after the House had adjourned, and he forthwith lodged the same with the Clerk at the Office;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Appeal may be received notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving it is expired:"

And thereupon the Agent was called in and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present the said Appeal as desired.

Appeal presented.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Scott Esquire, Treasurer, George Leslie Esquire, Old Baillie, James Craig Deacon of the Incorporation of Baker's Conveener, William Chalmer Deacon of the Incorporation of Surgeons, Archibald Ochiltree Deacon of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Thomas Kennedy Deacon of the Incorporation of Farriers, Francis Brodie Deacon of the Incorporation of Wrights, Andrew Kinnear Deacon of the Incorporation of Hammermen, William Grant Deacon of the Incorporation of Taylois, William Govan, Junior, Deacon of the Incorporation of Masons, Gregor Drummond Deacon of the Incorporation of Fleshers, Thomas Malcolm Deacon of the Incorporation of Shoemakers, John Auchterlonie Deacon of the Incorporation of Bonnet Makers, Charles McLaggan Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers, Robert Phinn Deacon of the Incorporation of Waulkers, all Constituent Members of the Town Council of the City of Edinburgh; and of William Creech and John Aitchison late Merchant, Counsellors and likewise of James Stoddart, James Stirling Esquire and William Trotter Esquire, all Constituent Members of the said Town Council, or entitled to vote at the Election of Magistrates for the City of Edinburgh, at Michaelmas last; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of December 1780, and 31st of January and 15th of February 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem just; and that David Stewart, Thomas Cleghorn, James Hotchkis, Charles Wallis, James Haig, John Wardie, Gilbert Meason, Archibald McDowal, Alexander Maxwell, John Grieve, and James Hunter Blair, all of the City of Edinburgh, Esquires, and other Defenders to the Complaint of the Petitioners in the Court of Session, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said David Stewart, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Thursday the 5th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Grampound, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Eastern End of the Borough of Grampound, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Saint Austell and Lostwithiel, and from thence to the East End of the Western Taphouse Lane, in the said County."

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

E. Westmorland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Bucks.
V. Montague.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Harford et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Harford Esquire, (Devisee and Residuary Legatee, named in the last Will and Testament of the Right Honourable Frederick Calvert, late Lord Baltimore, in the Kingdom of Ireland deceased;) John Browning Esquire, (who intermarried with the Right Honourable Louifa Calvert, now Browning, his Wife (a Lunatic of insane Mind); Sir Cecil Wray Baronet (Committee of the Estates Real and Personal of the said Louisa Browning the Lunatic, appointed by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain); Sir Robert Eden Baronet, and the Honourable Dame Caroline Eden (heretofore Calvert) his Wife, (which said Louisa Browning and Dame Caroline Eden are the Sisters and Coheiresses at Law of the said Frederick Lord Baltimore deceased); and of Hugh Hamersley and Peter Prevost Esquires, Two of the Executors and Devisees in Trust, named in the said Will of the said Frederick Lord Baltimore deceased, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Tripe for a Bill to take the Name of Swete:

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Swete, late Tripe, Clerk, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Petitioner, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to assume, take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete, pursuant to the Will of Esther Swete deceased:

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 Tripe Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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