House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1781 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: May 1781 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 268-282. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116683 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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May 1781 1-10

DIE Martis, 1o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

E. Aberdeen takes the Oaths.

This Day George Earl of Aberdeen, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol, and for removing certain Gateways, in the City of Gloucester, and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Henley's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley, the Wife of William Henley Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Mark Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Moors, Commons and Waste Lands, called Mark Moor, otherwise Thurll Moor, Mark Liberty Moor, otherwise Yonder Moor, and Fole Moors and Commons, situate within the Parish of Mark, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The Bank of Scotland against the Bank of England.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, and others, Appellants, in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Governor and Company of the Bank of England are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Appeal was entered the 19th Day of March last, and the Appellants being advised to withdraw the same, gave Notice upon the 14th of April to the Agent for the Respondents, that they would apply to their Lordships for Leave the First Day of the House meeting after the Recess;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal:"

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

Appeal with drawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired.

Bruce against The Carron Company.

A Petition of James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esquire, Appellant, in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Carron Company are Respondents, et e contra, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships in November last, from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in a Cause there, depending against the Respondents, for the Performance of a Lease and Agreement touching a Colliery, and for Damages occasioned by the improper Working thereof; that the Respondents on the 20th of January last gave Notice to the Petitioner, of their Intention to surrender the said Lease at Martinmas next, and on the 5th of March presented a Cross Appeal, and the said Causes are now set down to be heard before their Lordships; that if the Hearing of these Causes should, by the Interference of Public Business or otherwise, go off to the next Session of Parliament, the Petitioner would be materially affected in his Right in Question, and would be involved in farther Litigation, after having already been engaged Six Years in this Law Suit before the Court of Session; and the Petitioner's Counsel who was concerned for him in conducting the said Cause, and who continues in Town at the Petitioner's Request, to argue the same at their Lordships Bar, is under the Necessity of returning to Scotland sooner than the Petitioner humbly apprehends this Cause will regularly come before their Lordships;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To appoint this Cause to be heard on Thursday the 10th Day of May next, or such other Bye-Day as their Lordships shall think fit:"

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

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday the 10th Day of May next, as desired.

Bywater against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Bywater, late Sailor on board His Majesty's armed Ship Alfred, now Prisoner in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, complaining of an Interlocutor and Sentence of the Lord Justice Clerk and Lords Commissioners of Justiciary in Scotland of the 2d of March 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reviewed, varied or altered, and to find that no Sentence can pass upon the Verdict in the said Appeal mentioned; and therefore, that the Petitioner ought to be dismissed from the Bar, or to give the Petitioner such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that Henry Dundas Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for His Majesty's Interest, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

Appeal rejected.

Moved, "That the said Appeal be rejected:"

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Earl Fife is Appellant, and William Lord Banff and others are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City; and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" be read a Second Time on Thursday the 10th of this Instant May.

Downes's Divoice Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire with Caroline Hervey his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Wednesday the 9th of this Instant May, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day do then attend.

Paper Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, made in Great Britain; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds to Otley Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads, so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Otley to Skipton, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, as relate to the Roads from Otley to Skipton, in the County of York; from Skipton to Colne, in the County of Lancaster; and from Skipton to Clitheroe, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oxford Improvement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for performing several Works, and making Improvements within the University and City of Oxford and the Suburbs thereof, and in the adjoining Parish of Saint Clement;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 4o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales presentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Ld Banff against E. Fife and Garden.

The Answer of James Earl Fife to the Cross Appeal of William Lord Banff, and Peter Garden of Delgaty, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

D. Gordon against Sir J. Grant et al.

As was also, The Answer of Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, to the Cross Appeal of the Duke of Gordon.

V. Hereford takes the Oaths.

This Day Edward Viscount Hereford, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

E. Fife against Ld Banff et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein James Earl Fife, is Appellant, and William Lord Banff, and others, are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Janet Allan, and others, are Appellants, and Messieurs Robertson, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Almanack Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Almanacks, printed on one Side of any one Sheet or Piece of Paper; and for allowing a certain Annual Sum out of the said Duty to each of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, in lieu of the Money heretofore paid to the said Universities, by the Company of Stationers of the City of London, for the Privilege of printing Almanacks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Greenhill Moor, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord George Augustus Henry Cavendish, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening and altering, the Road from the present Turnpike Road upon Greenhill Moor, near Norton, in the County of Derby, to Hathersage, in the same County, through the several Parishes of Norton, Dronfield and Hathersage, in the said County of Derby; and also the Road from the Road leading from Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head, near Stoney Middleton to Totley, through the several Parishes of Bakewell, Hope, Hathersage and Dronfield, all in the said County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ensham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing cer tain Lands within the Parish of Ensham, in the County of Oxford, and for setting out and regulating Part thereof, as a Common Pasture, and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands, within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Henley Bridge, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at the Town of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching; for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions and Annoyances from the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir G. P. Turner's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates, in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Sir Gregory Page Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Foul Salt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, which relate to reducing the Duties on Foul Salt used for Manure, to Foul Salt to be used in making Marine Acid and Fixed Fossil or Mineral Alkali;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Levant Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom, in Foreign Ships or Vessels, during the present Hostilities;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Neutrals Goods Importation Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act to permit during the present Hostilities, the Importation of Goods, the Produce of the Plantations of the Crown of Portugal, into Great Britain or Ireland, in Portugueze Vessels; and the Importation of certain other Goods therein enumerated, in any Neutral Ships and Vessels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bugles Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of the Duties upon Bugles, when warehoused upon Importation into this Kingdom; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to charging the Duties on Rum imported from Scotland into the Isle of Man;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Say and Sele. Col. Twisleton's Petition Claiming Barony.

The Earl of Hillsborough (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, "A Petition of Colonel Thomas Twisleton, of Broughton Castle, in the County of Oxford, Heir General of the Body of Sir Richard Fenys or Fiennes Baron of Saye and of Sele;" and also, The Case of Lord Saye and of Sele;" together with His Majesty's References thereof to this House; and the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General annexed; which Petition, and Reference and Case, were read by the Clerk, and are as follow:

To the King's most Excellent Majesty,

The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Twisleton, of Broughton Castle, in the County of Oxford, Heir General of the Body of Sir Richard Fenys or Fiennes, Baron of Saye and of Sele,

Sheweth,

That King James the First, by his Letters Patent of the Ninth of August, in the First Year of his Reign, not only recognized and confirmed to the said Sir Richard Fenys and the Heirs of his Body, the Title and Dignity of Baron of Saye and of Sele, but also created the said Sir Richard Fenys, your Petitioner's Ancestor, a Baron of England, by the Stile and Title of Baron of Saye and of Sele, to hold to him and the Heirs of his Body.

That, upon the Decease of the said Sir Richard Fenys, the said Barony descended to William Fenys his Son and Heir, who by Letters Patent bearing Date the Seventh Day of July, the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, was created a Viscount of England, to him and the Heirs Male of his Body, by the Title of Viscount of Saye and of Sele.

That the said William Fenys or Fiennes, Baron and Viscount of Saye and of Sele, died in 1662, leaving Issue James his Eldest Son and Heir, Nathaniel his Second Son, John his Third, and Richard his Fourth Son; and the said James Baron and Viscount of Saye and of Sele died in 1673, without Issue Male, leaving only Two Daughters, Elizabeth Great Great Grandmother of your Petitioner, and Wife of John Twisleton his Great Great Grandfather, and Frances the Wife of Andrew Ellis; and there upon, the said Barony of Saye and of Sele was in Suspension or Abeyance.

That the said Frances died leaving Cecil her only Daughter and Heiress, who married first Sir Richard Langley, and then William Fiennes Esquire, and died without Issue in 1715.

That Elizabeth the Great Great Grandmother of your Petitioner left Issue only One Daughter, Cecil, her Heiress, who intermarried with George Twisleton, and by him had Issue Fiennes Twisleton, her Eldest Son and Heir (your Petitioner's Grandfather) and died in 1723.

That the said Fiennes Twisleton died in the Year 1730, leaving your Petitioner's Father, John Twisleton, his only Son and Heir.

That the said John Twisleton had Issue Three Sons, John his Eldest, Thomas your Petitioner his Second, and Francis his Third Son.

That the said John Twisleton your Petitioner's Elder Brother, was a Lieutenant in Your Majesty's Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, and lost his Life at the Battle of Brucker Muhl, in Germany, in 1762, never having been married.

That the said John Twisleton your Petitioner's Father died in the Year 1763, leaving your Petitioner this then Eldest Son) his Heir at Law.

That the present Viscount of Saye and of Sele enjoys the Dignity and Honour of Viscount under the Limitation of the Patent of the 7th of July, 22d of King James the First, as the Heir Male of the Body of the said William First Viscount of Saye and of Sele; and the Grace of the Crown not having been exercised to determine the Abeyance of the Barony in Favour of either of the Two Daughters of the said James last Baron of Saye and of Sele; and the Issue of Frances, One of the said Daughters, being now extinct, your Petitioner humbly conceives, and is advised, that by virtue of the Letters Patent of the 1st of King James the First, he is entitled to the said Barony of Saye and of Sele in his sole Right, as Heir General of the Body of the said Sir Richard Fenys.

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to admit your Petitioner's Claim to the said Barony of Saye and of Sele, and to order a Writ to be issued to summon your Petitioner to this present Parliament, by the Title of Baron of Saye and of Sele.

And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.

St. James's, February 1781.

His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same (together with the Report thereunto annexed) to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty, how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Hillsborough."

The Case of Lord Say and of Sele.

That King Henry the 6th, in the 25th Year of his Reign (Anno 1447) conserred the Title and Dignity of a Baron on the then Ancestor of the present Lord Say and Sele, to him and the Heirs of his Body, to which he was created by Writ.

King James the 1st, in the 22d Year of his Reign (Anno 1624) by Letters Patent, not only confirmed the Barony, but also created William Fenys the then Ancestor of the present Lord Say and Sele, a Viscount of England, to him and the Heirs Male of his Body.

That the Barony and Viscountsy, by the Grace and Favour of the Crown, have been inseparably enjoyed by the present Lord and his Ancestors in the Male Line, from the Time of James the First to the present Time; and the Lineal Descent of the Barony to the Female Line, as Heir General, has never been allowed to interrupt the Barony and Viscountsy from uniting in the same Person, and never been considered in Suspension or Abeyance by any of His Majesty's Royal Predecessors; and the present Lord Say and Sele has enjoyed those Honours and Titles of Baron and Viscount, now for Thirty-eight Years, without Interruption.

That in the Year 1733, John Twisleton Esquire, the Father of Colonel Thomas Twisleton, in the Time of Lawrence Baron and Viscount Say and Sele the immediate Predecessor of the present Lord Say and Sele) presented his Petition to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Say and of Sele, when the same with His Majesty's Reference, and His Majesty's Attorney General's Report, were referred to the Commitee of Privileges in the House of Lords, and after the Writs of Summons from the Tower and other Records were ordered to be brought to the Committee, and the then Lord Say and Sele allowed to be heard by his Counsel before the Committee; and notwithstanding such Proceedings, the Lords did not think fit to interrupt the Possession of the then Lord Lawrence, the immediate Predecessor of the present Lord Say and Sele.

That under the above Circumstances, the present Lord Say and Sele hopes His Majesty will of His Royal Favour and Grace prevent during the present Lord's Life (he being now upwards of 70) any Interruption being given to him in the Enjoyment of the Honours and Titles which he and his Male Ancestors have so uniformly enjoyed, and which the present Lord Say and Sele has enjoyed for 38 Years and upwards."

St. James's, May 1781.

His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same (together with the Report thereunto annexed) to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioners Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty, how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Hillsborough."

Referred to the Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the said Petition and Case, with His Majesty's References thereof to this House, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships having considered thereof, and heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Duty on Paper Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards and Scaleboards made in Great Britain; and for granting other Duties 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 on Monday next.

Indemnit, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors:"

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

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

Mark Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Moors, Commons and Waste Lands, called Mark Moor, otherwife Thurll Moor, Mark Liberty Moor, otherwise Yonder Moor, and Fole Moors and Commons, situate within the Parish of Mark, in the County of Somerset."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.

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

Otley to Skipton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, as relate to the Roads from Otley to Skipton, in the County of York, from Skipton to Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton to Clitheroe, in the said County."

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

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

Halifax Hall Avenues Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of a certain Close, called Shack Field, otherwise Vicar's Field, Parcel of the Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees, for the Purpose of making a convenient Road, from a Street called Southgate, in the Town of Halifax, over and through the said Close to the Public Hall, lately erected in the said Town of Halifax, called The Manufacturers Hall; and to enable the Vicar of the Parish of Halifax, and his Successors, to grant Building Leases of the other Parts of the said Close, and for the 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Baker's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of John Baker Esquire, in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker, in Fee Simple; and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal Value in lieu thereof," Stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Pratchitt's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Pinnock's Bill.

The Lord Bagot reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating the Sale of a Freehold Estate of Ann Pinnock, an Infant, at New Windsor, in the County of Berks, pursuant to an Agreement with Thomas Tildesley Gentleman," 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.

Mapes's Bill.

The Lord Bagot made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Edmund Mapes Esquire, in Honeing, in the County of Norfolk, in the said Edmund Mapes in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate of the said Edmund Mapes, in Rollesby Burgh, alias Burrow and Repps, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Radeliffe's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of St. Davids made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Essex and Kent, being Part of the settled Estates of John Radcliffe, of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, situate and being in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ld Great Chamberlain's Claims to Office put Off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange; also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and also the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby, of Eresby, his Wife, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, which stand appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Counsel of the Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House, upon the said several Petitions; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General; and that the Lords be summoned.

Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Monday next, upon the Hearing of the said Claims.

Verelst against Way.

Upon reading the Petition of Harry Verelst Esquire, Plaintiff, in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Benjamin Way Esquire, is Desendant; setting forth, " That the Plaintiff has been advised to withdraw his Assignment of Errors, and not to prosecute his said Writ of Error any further;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and that the said Writ of Error may be Non-pross'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet, the Agent for the said Defendant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Writ of Error Non-pross'd with Costs.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Athol.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Courtenay.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

E. Fife against Ld Banff et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the original amended Petition and Appeal of James Earl of Fife, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of February and 19th of July 1773; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 8th of December 1773, the 4th of August 1774, and the 18th of January 1775; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of William Lord Banff and Peter Garden of Dalgety Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of February and 19th of July 1773; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lord of Session there, of the 8th of December 1773, the 4th of August 1774, and the 18th of January 1775; and praying, " That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, in so far as the same are complained of, or that the Appellants 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 William Lord Banff and others, put in to the said original Appeal, and the Answer of James Earl Fife, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Interlocutors affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Original and Cross Appeals be, and the same are hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant in the original Appeal do pay, or cause to be paid to the Respondents in the said Appeal, the Sum of One hundred Pounds for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Dale Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Dale Moor, or Stanton Moor, within the Manors of Dale and Stanton, or one of them, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mountsorreli Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places, of and within the Manor, Lordship and Liberties of Mountforrell, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cropston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, and other uninclosed Lands, Meadows and Commonable Places, of and belonging to Cropston, in the Parish of Thurcaston, and County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Toller Lane, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane, near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster; and from a Place called The Two Laws, to Kighley, in the said County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cocking End Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and mending the Road from Cocking End, near Addingham, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick, to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North field Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate, in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood, to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop, as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pratchitt's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Blackford 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 Moors, Commons or Tracts of Commonable Land, called or known by the Names of Tealham Moor, Blackford Moor, Blackford Ham and Hare Pit, within the Manor of Blackford, in the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Halifax Hall Avenues Bill

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of a certain Close called Shack Field, otherwise Vicar's Field, Parcel of the Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees, for the Purpose of making a convenient Road from a Street called Southgate, in the Town of Halifax, over and through the said Close, to the public Hall lately erected in the said Town of Halifax, called The Manufacturers Hall, and to enable the Vicar of the Parish of Halifax, and his Successors, to grant Building Leases of the other Parts of the said Close, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Otley to Skipton, &c. 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 so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, as relate to the Roads from Otley to Skipton, in the County of York, from Skipton to Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton to Clitheroe, in the said County," was committed.

E. Radnor's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Monies to arise there from in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

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

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement by and between the most Reverend Father in God Frederick Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, touching the Enfranchisement of the impropriate Rectory of Folkestone, in the County of Kent, under certain Conditions therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

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

Wigtoun Peerage, Committee put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges, to whom the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Titles of Earl of Wigtoun Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, stands referred, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 15th Day of this Instant May; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Greenhill Moor, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening and altering the Road from the present Turnpike Road upon Greenhill Moor, near Norton, in the County of Derby, to Hathersage, in the same County, through the several Parishes of Norton, Dronfield and Hathersage, in the said County of Derby; and also the Road from the Road leading from Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head near Stoney Middleton to Totley, through the several Parishes of Bakewell, Hope, Hathersage and Dronfield, all in the said County of Derby."

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

D. Athol.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Glencairn.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Courtenay.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.

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.

Paper Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards and Scaleboards, made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof:"

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."

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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."

Radcliffe's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Kent, being Part of the settled Estates of John Radcliffe of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, situate and being in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pinnock's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectuating the Sale of a Freehold Estate of Ann Pinnock an Infant, at New Windsor, in the County of Berks, pursuant to an Agreement with Thomas Tildesley Gentleman."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mapes's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Edmund Mapes Esquire, in Honeing, in the County of Norfolk, in the said Edmund Mapes in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate of the said Edmund Mapes, in Rollesby Burgh alias Burrow and Repps, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Leeds to Otley, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads, so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Otley, 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 To-morrow at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Levant Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland in British or Foreign Vessels from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom in Foreign Ships or Vessels during the present Hostilities."

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.

Bugles Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of or Payment of the Duties upon Bugles, when warehoused upon Importation into this Kingdom; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to charging the Duties on Rum, imported from Scotland into the Isle of Man."

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.

Neutrals Goods Importation Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit, during the present Hostilities, the Importation of Goods, the Produce of the Plantations of the Crown of Portugal into Great Britain or Ireland, in Portuguese Vessels, and the Importation of certain other Goods therein enumerated, in any Neutral 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

E Pouiett takes the Oaths.

This Day Vere Earl Poulet took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Baker's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of John Baker Esquire, in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker in Fee Simple, and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal Value, in lieu thereof," 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.

Leedsto Otley,&c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads, so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Otley, in the West Riding of 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."

Greenhill Moor, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening and altering, the Road from the present Turnpike Road upon Greenhill Moor, near Norton, in the County of Derby, to Hathersage, in the same County, through the several Parishes of Norton, Dronfield and Hathersage, in the said County of Derby; and also the Road from the Road leading from Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head, near Stoney Middleton, to Totley, through the several Parishes of Bakewell, Hope, Hathersage and Dronfield, all in the said County of Derby," was committed.

Dale Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, called Dale Moor or Stanton Moor, within the Manors of Dale and Stanton, or one of them, in the County of Derby."

Henley Bridge, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at the Town of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching, for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions and Annoyances, from the said Town."

Cropston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields and other un enclosed Lands, Meadows and Commonable Places, of and belonging to Cropston, in the Parish of Thurcaston, and County of Leicester."

Ensham Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing certain Lands within the Parish of Ensham, in the County of Oxford, and for setting out and regulating Part thereof as a Common Pasture, and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands, within the said Parish."

Northfield Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn, at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn, at Northfield."

Cocking End Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa,intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and mending the Road from Cocking End, near Addingbam, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick, to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Mountforrell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places, of and within the Manor, Lordship and Liberties of Mountforrell, in the County of Leicester."

Toller Lane, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster; and from a Place called the Two Laws, to Kighley, in the said County of York."

E. Salisbury Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of James Earl of Salisbury, 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 divesting the Inheritance in Fee Simple of divers Manors, Messuages, Farms, Rectories, Advowsons, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, Rents and Hereditaments of the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury out of Charles Banks and his Heirs; and for vesting the same in Trustees and their Heirs, to, for and upon such of the several Uses, Trusts, Powers, Provisoes, Ends, Intents and Purposes, mentioned and declared in and by an Indenture of Release of the Nineteenth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight, as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect."

Pratchitt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

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

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

Otley to Skipton, &c. Road Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, as relate to the Roads from Otley to Skipton, in the County of York, from Skipton to Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton to Clitherce, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Paper Duty Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards and Scaleboards made in Great Britain; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax Hall Avenues Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of a certain Close called Shack Field, otherwise Vicar's Field, Parcel of the Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees, for the Purpose of making a convenient Road from a Street called Southgate, in the Town of Halifax, over and through the said Close to the Public Hall lately erected in the said Town of Halifax, called The Manufacturers Hall; and to enable the Vicar of the Parish of Halifax, and his Successors, to grant Building Leases of the other Parts of the said Close, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whole Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped, and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blackford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Commonable Land, called or known by the Names of Tealbam Moor, Blackford Moor, Blackford Ham and Hare Pit, within the Manor of Blackford, in the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset."

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 Five preceeding Bills.

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

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

Downes's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire with Caroline Hervey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 17th Day of this Instant May, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day do then attend.

Levant Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom in Foreign Ships or Vessels during the present Hostilities."

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."

Bugles Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of or Payment of the Duties upon Bugles, when warehoused, upon Importation into this Kingdom; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to charging the Duties on Rum, imported from Scotland into the Isle of Man."

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."

Neutrals Goods Importation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit during the present Hostilities the Importation of Goods, the Produce of the Plantations of the Crown of Portugal, into Great Britain or Ireland, in Portuguese Vessels; and the Importation of certain other Goods therein enumerated, in any Neutral Ships and Vessels."

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."

Winfarthing Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Winfarthing, in the County of Norfolk."

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

Ld. President.
E. Denbigh.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Camden.
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.

Shoreham Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex."

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 next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dartford Street &c.Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Stones End in Kent Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Southwark, to Dartford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, and for other Purposes."

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.

Colchester Channel, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hythe at Colchester, to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex; and for repairing and cleansing the Streets of the Town of Colchester; and also for lighting the Streets and Lanes; and for preventing Annoyances in the said Town."

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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Henley, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, so far as the same relate to the Road from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County."

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

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

Foul Salt Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, which relate to the reducing the Duties on Foul Salt used for Manure, to Foul Salt to be used in making Marine Acid and Fixed Fossil or Mineral Alkali," be read a second Time on Thursday the 17th Day of this Instant May; and that the Lords be summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Janet Allan and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Robertson and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townsbend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Ld Ravensworth takes the Oaths.

This Day Henry Lord Ravensworth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Ld. Great Chamberlain,Claims to Office of considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol, and Baroness Strange; also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and also the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby, his Wife, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and for the Petitioners Counsel to be heard at the Bar of this House upon the said several Petitions; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Judges to attend:

It was proposed, "That the Counsel for Lord Percy and the Duchess of Athol; be first heard upon their Claims, reserving the Proof of Facts."

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the Lord Chancellor from the Woolsack, directed the Counsel for Lord Percy and the Duchess of Athol, to enter into their Claims, with Reservation of Proofs.

Mr. Kenyon was heard for Lord Percy.

A Charter the Ist of Henry the 8th produced and read.

A Grant of Henry the 8th to Lord Cromwell, and also the Ist of Edward the 6th to Lord Warwick, produced and read.

Mr. Howorth was also heard for Lord Percy.

Mr. Maddox was heard for the Duchess of Athol.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Petitions and hearing Counsel thereupon, be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock, and the Lords summoned; and that the Judges do then attend.

Gloucester Gaol Bill,Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens, Inhabitants, and Owners of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the City of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the last mentioned Bill, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 17th Day of this Instant May; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Fruce against the Carron Company.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein James Bruce Esquire, is Appeliant, and the Carron Company are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br..
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Ld Great Chamberlain, Claims to Office of, further considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange; also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and also the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Wil loughby, of Eresby, his Wife; severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and for the Petitioners Counsel to be heard at the Bar of this House upon the said several Petitions; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

A Deed of the 2d of June, 4th of Elizabeth, produced and read.

Heralds Books. John Earl of Oxford officiated as Lord Great Chamberlain at the Coronation of Queen Mary.

John Earl of Oxford also officiated as such at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth.

Mr. Erskine was heard for the Duchess of Athol.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard for Mr. Burrell and Lady Willoughby of Eresby.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Petitions, and hearing Counsel thereupon, be put off till To-morrow, and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock, and the Lords summoned; and that the Judges do then attend.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause Wherein Janet Allan and others, are Appellants, and Messieurs Robertson and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

E. Radnor's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise therefrom in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Baker's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of John Baker Esquire in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker, in Fee Simple; and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal value in lieu thereof."

The Question was put, "Whether 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 Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Bugles Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of, the Duties upon Bugles when warehoused, upon Importation into this Kingdom; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to charging the Duties on Rum imported from Scotland into the Isle of Man."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Levant Trade Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom, in Foreign Ships or Vessels, during the present Hostilities.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Neutrals Goods Importation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit during the present Hostilities, the Importation of Goods, the Produce of the Plantations of the Crown of Portugal, into Great Britain or Ireland, in Portugueze Vessels; and the Importation of certain other Goods therein enumerated, in any Neutral Ships and Vessels."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds to Otley, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads so far as relates to the Roads from Leeds to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenhill Moor, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening and altering the Road from the present Turnpike Road upon Greenhill Moor, near Norton, in the County of Derby, to Hathersage, in the same County, through the several Parishes of Norton, Dronfield and Hathersage, in the said County of Derby; and also the Road, from the Road leading from Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head, near Stoney Middleton, to Totley, through the several Parishes of Bakewell, Hope, Hathersage and Dronfield, all in the said County of Derby."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Mountsorrell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places, of and within the Manor, Lordship and Liberties of Mountsorrell, in the County of Leicester.

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

Ld. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Athol.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Exeter.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Glencairn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Osborne.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Bagot.

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.

Ensham Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing certain Lands within the Parish of Ensham, in the County of Oxford; and for setting out and regulating Part thereof as a Common Pasture; and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands within the said Parish."

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 18th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Northfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for amending and widening the Road from the Market House, in Stourbridge, to Colley Gate, in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield."

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.

Toller Lane, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane, near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster and from a Place called The Two Laws, to Kighley, in the said 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.

Cocking End Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and mending the Road from Cocking End, near Addingham, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

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

E. Salisbury's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for diverting the Inheritance in Fee Simple of divers Manors, Messuages, Farms, Rectories, Advowsons, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, Rents and Hereditaments of the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, out of Charles Banks and his Heirs, and for vesting the same in Trustees and their Heirs, to, for and upon such of the several Uses, Trusts, Powers, Provisoes, Ends, Intents and Purposes, mentioned and declared, in and by an Indenture of Release of the Nineteenth Day of June, One thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight, as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect."

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 25th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Cropstion Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields and other uninclosed Lands, Meadows and Commonable Places, of and belonging to Cropston, in the Parish of Thurcaston, and County of Leicester."

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 Tuesday the 22d Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dale Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Dale Moor or Stanton Moor within the Manors of Dale and Stanton, or one of them, 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 Monday the 21st Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wantage, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Twelvth Years of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh through Wantage, to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford, through Halfpenny Lane, to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lambourn, in the said County of Berks; and for amending the Road through Pidgeon Lane, instead of the said Road through Halfpenny Lane."

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.

Henley Bridge, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at the Town, of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching; for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions and Annoyances from the said Town."

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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica; to the allowing the free Importation of Sago-Powder and Vermicelli, from His Majesty's Colonies in North America; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize to certain Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets; to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Winfarthing Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Winfarthing, 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."

Adjourn.

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