House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1781 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: May 1781 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 296-309. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116685 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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May 1781 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spiritules quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

E. Loudoun takes the Oaths.

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

Lord Great Chamberlain, Claims to the Office of, further considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie, and 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 Petitions; and for the Judges to attend;

Counsel were accordingly called in.

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

Mr. Dunning was also heard for Peter Burrell Esquire and Lady Willoughby of Eresby.

Mr. McDonald was heard for the Duke of Ancaster and Lord Robert Bertie.

Mr. Davenport was also heard for the Duke of Ancaster and Lord Robert Bertie.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard to reply for Peter Burrell Esquire and Lady Willoughby of Eresby.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to the Judges.

Then the following Question was proposed to be put to the Judges (viz.)

The late Duke of Ancaster having died seised of the Office of Great Chamberlain of England, leaving Lady Willoughby of Eresby and Lady Charlotte Bertie his Sisters and Coheiresses, the elder being married—Does the said Office, belong to the eldest alone, or to both; or in either Case, is the Husband of the eldest entitled to execute the said Office, or may both Sisters execute it by Deputy, and how must such Deputy be appointed; or does it devolve upon the King to name a proper Person to execute the Office during the Incapacity of the Heir?"

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

Whereupon, The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer having conserred with the Rest of the Judges present, acquainted the House, "That the Judges desired Time to consider of the said Question."

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Petitions be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

Bruce against the Carron Company.

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

Escrick Church, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York; and for con firming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tythes, certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid."

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

Ld. President.
D. Athol.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Glencairn.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Clifton.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Camden.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.

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.

Dale Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Wantage, &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 Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth 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," 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."

Ld Walsingham introduced.

The Lord Chancellor signified to the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 17th of October, in the Twentieth Year of His Reign, to create William de Grey Esquire, of Walsingham, in the County of Norfolk, a Baron of Great Britain, by the Stile and Title of Lord Walsingham of Walsingham aforesaid, and that this Title is (upon his Lordship's Death, who had not been introduced) descended to his Son Thomas, now Lord Walsingham."

Whereupon, His Lordship was, in his Robes, introduced between the Lord Paget and the Lord Grantham, (also in their Robes) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Thomas de Grey of Walsingham, in the County of Norfolk, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We strictly enjoining command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs. Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

Yorke.

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Baron's Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Wigtoun Peerage put off.

Ordered, That the fitting 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 Thursday the 31st Day of this Instant May; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Mark Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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:"

And to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Foul Salt Duties, Papers relative to, ordered.

Ordered, That the Proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of Mr. Robinson's Letter to Mr. Cumberland, dated the 26th of April last, which was laid before the Board of Trade and Plantations, together with the Two Petitions of Alexander Fordyce Esquire, and the several Papers therewith transmitted."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Devizes Paving Bill.

The Duke of Chandos reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes and Passages, within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wilts, and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances and Obstructions therein," 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."

Beverley Small Debts Bill.

The Duke of Chandos made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town," was committed.

Colne Road Bill.

The Duke of Chandos made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge 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, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster, as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge,was committed.

Kettering Road Bill.

The Duke of Chandos made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field, in the said County of Bucks, and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge, in the said County, "was committed.

Escrick Church, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York, and for confirming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tythes certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid, was committed.

Cropston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Ensham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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. 19. L. 39. Leave out ("in or"), and in the same Line, and Line 40, leave out (said Common Pasture against the").

Pr. 20. L. 2 and 3. After ("aforesaid") insert ("against the said Common Pasture")."

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

Coals Admeasurement Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, as lies in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dale Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wantage, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty (fn. 1) , for amending and widening the Road from Besselseigh 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hewitt et al. against Adams.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Hewitt, Samuel Hutchins, John Browne, Joseph Kirke, John Jeffries, Daniel Grimwood, and Robert Shawe, all of the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, Nursery Men, Seven of the Defendants in the first mentioned Cause, complaining of Part of a decretal Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 29th of January last, but which was not made up and entered till the 11th of this Instant May, made in Two certain Causes, in the First of which Abraham Adams Gentleman, was Plaintiff, and Henry Hewitt, Samuel Hutchins, Daniel Grimwood, Robert Shawe, Joseph Kirke, John Jeffries, John Browne, James Rouse, Richard Hutchins, Henry Hutchins, John Reubergall, William Combes, James Waller, Benjamin Bryon, Anthony Shailer, Thomas Batcock, Bernard Williamson, and William Smith, were Defendants; and in the other, Henry Hewitt, William Smith, Bernard Williamson, John Browne, Samuel Hutchins, Anthony Shailer, James Rouse, Richard Hutchins, Henry Hutchins, John Reubergall, and William Combes, were Plaintiffs, and James Waller, Benjamin Bryon, and Abraham Adams, Gentlemen, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, in so far as the same affects the Petitioners, 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 said Abraham Adams may be required to answer the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the said Abraham Adams may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 5th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or on his Clerk in Court, shall be deemed good Service.

Foul Salt Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Garbett, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Merchant, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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 upon Foul Salt used for Manure, to Foul Salt to be used in making Marine Acid and Fixed Fossil or Mineral Alkali;" and praying, "for the Reasons in the Petition mentioned, that the said Bill may not pass into a Law:"

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

Chard, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads, from the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor; and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road, through Ilmister to Kenny Gate; and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm; and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister; and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset."

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

D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Walsingham.

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.

Stretford's Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge, in the County of Hereford, to the New Inn, in the Parish of Winstantow, in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall, near Mortimer's Cross, to Aymstrey, in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge."

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.

Cotton Utensils Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

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.

Browning et al. against Napier.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Browning, and others. Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of the Honourable Charles Napier Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Parties in this Cause being under Compromise, are desirous that the Hearing should be delayed;" and therefore praying their Lordships, To delay the Hearing of this Cause till the next Session of Parliament."

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament as desired.

Corn Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, within several Ports and Places therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Coventry Election Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Wednesday the 30th Day of this Instant May.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Foul Salt Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of 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," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday the 30th Day of this Instant May; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Maii, horâ undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 23o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower. Præses.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marcbmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Bruce against the Carron Company.

Counsel (according to order) were called in to be heard in the Cause, wherein James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esquire, is Appellant, and The Carron Company are Respondents, et e contra, being an Appeal from several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland:

Mr. Leigh was heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Campbell was also heard for the Appellant in Part.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Corn Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain within several Ports and Places therein mentioned."

The said Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 6. L. 2. After the Word ("exported") insert ("within the Counties of Kent and Essex, and in the City of London.")

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

Cotton Utensils Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

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 Jovis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 24o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Athol.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Gower.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Bruce against the Carron Company.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be further heard in the Cause wherein James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, is Appellant, and The Carron Company are Respondents, et e contra:

Mr. Campbell was further heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Attorney General was heard for the Respondents.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein William Waddell is Appellant, and John Russell is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday the 1st of June next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Chard, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor; and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road, through Ilmister to Kenny Gate; and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm; and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister; and from White Cross to Chillington Down; and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset," 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."

Stretford's Bridge, &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 of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge, in the County of Hereford, to the New Inn, in the Parish of Winstantow, in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall near Mortimer's Cross, to Aymstrey, in the said County of Hereford;" and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge," was committed.

Cotton Utensils Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

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

Smuggling Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Matters, Mates, and Seamen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stepney and Hackney Court Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record, within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sunday, Abuses on, Prevention Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day, called Sunday;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mapes's Bill.

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

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

Radcliffe's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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; 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 Bed ford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the like Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E. Wigtoun's Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Titles of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, setting forth, "That on the 10th of April last, their Lordships were pleased to order the Committee of Privileges to meet to consider the Petitioner's Claim on the Second Tuesday after the Recess at Easter; that the Petitioner instructed his Counsel and was prepared to proceed before their Lordships; that their Lordships were pleased to postpone the Hearing to the 15th, and afterwards to the 22d, and further to the 31st of this Instant May; that the Petitioner hath at a considerable Expence, brought over a material Witness from the North of Ireland, to give Evidence at their Lordships Bar, who is anxious to return Home; that the Session being so far advanced, and the usual Time for their Lordships rising before the Whitsuntide, drawing near, the Petitioner becomes alarmed lest his Claim should not be proceeded in this Session, and he be deprived of the Benefit of the Testimony of his said Witness;" and therefore praying their Lordships, To take his Case into Consideration, and be pleased, under the particular Circumstances thereof, to order the Petitioner's Claim to stand for Wednesday the 30th of this Instant May, and then to be proceeded in."

It is Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.
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 Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; 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 Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question of Law put to them on Monday last:

Judges Opinion delivered.

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present upon the following Question:

The late Duke of Ancaster having died seized of the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, leaving Lady Willoughby of Eresby and Lady Charlotte Bertie his Sisters and Coheiresses, the Elder being married; does the said Office belong to the Eldest alone, or to both, or in either Case, is the Husband of the Eldest entitled to execute the said Office, or may both Sisters execute it by Deputy, and how must such Deputy be appointed, or does it devolve upon the King to name a proper Person to execute the Office during the Incapacity of the Heir?

1. That the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England belongs to both the Sisters.

2. That the Husband of the Eldest is not of Right entitled to execute it.

3. That both the Sisters may execute it by Deputy to be appointed by them.

4. Such Deputy not being of a Degree inferior to a Knight.

"5. And to be approved of by the King."

Report to His Majesty thereon.

Then it was moved, "That the following Report be presented to His Majesty."

May it please Your Majesty,

We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, have, at many Days, heard Counsel upon the several Petitions referred to us by Your Majesty from Lord Percy, the Duchess Dowager of Atholl, the Duke of Ancaster and Lord Robert Bertie, Lady Willoughby of Eresby and Peter Burrell Esquire her Husband, touching their Titles and Claims to the Office of Great Chamberlain of England, and having consulted the Learned Judges, and considered their Answers, which were unanimous, to Questions of Law which arose in the Course of our Examination: We beg Leave to certify to Your Majesty Our humble Opinion and Advice, That upon the Death of the late Duke of Ancaster, who died seized of the Office of Great Chamberlain, the same descended to the now Lady Willoughby of Eresby and Lady Charlotte Bertie his Sisters and Coheiresses; it belongs to both, and not to the Eldest only; and they may execute the said Office by such Deputy, not being under the Degree of a Knight, as Your Majesty shall be pleased to approve of.

"All which is most humbly submitted to Your Majesty's Wisdom and Justice."

The Question was put, "Whether the said Report shall be presented to His Majesty?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Report be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Foul Salt Duties, Papers relative to, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont laid before the House, pursuant to an Order of Monday last,

Copy of Mr. Robinson's Letter to Mr. Cumberland, dated 26th April 1780, transmitting the Report of the Commissioners of Salt Duties on the Memorial of Alexander Fordyce Esquire:

Copy of a Report of the Commissioners of Salt, on a Petition of Alexander Fordyce Esquire:

Copy of a Second Petition of Alexander Fordyce Esquire, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, with Nine Inclosures."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Baker's Bill.

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

To return 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:"

And to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kington Enclosure Bill:

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land, within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester," be received on Thursday next.

Beverly Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Escrick Church, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York; and for confirming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tythes certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Colne, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge 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, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster," as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kettering Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field, in the said County of Bucks, and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cropston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chard, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road, through Ilmister, to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Devizes Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes and Passages, within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wilts; and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances and Obstructions therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stretford's Bridge. &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge, in the County of Hereford, to the New Inn, in the Parish of Winstantow, in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall, near Mortimer's Cross, to Aymstrey, in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agrees to the Eight preceding Bills.

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

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

Ensham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Sunday, Abuses on, Prevention Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day called Sunday."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

E. Salisbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Cotton Utensils Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

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."

Fairfax's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estates of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster; and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement;" and to acquaint the House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

E. Radnor's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Tylney Long, and others:

To return 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 therefrom in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money as shall arise from, or in respect of any Prizes to be condemned and sold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea, and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Plymouth Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better maintaining and regulating the Poor within the Town of Plymouth Dock and Parish of Stoke Damarell, in the County of Devon; and for paving, cleansing, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, and removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances; and regulating the Drivers of Coaches, Chaises, and Carts, and also Chairmen and Porters within the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stower Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk," in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act, who are since dead; and for explaining and amending the said Act, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Pratchitt's Bill.

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

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of 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 for lighting, paving, and regulating the Streets there, which stands appointed for Tuesday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Smuggling Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels, as are liable to Forfeiture for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen."

Stepney and Hackney Court Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Athol.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Hewitt et al. against Adams.

The Answer of Abraham Adams to the Appeal of Henry Hewitt, was this Day brought in.

Corn Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, within several Ports and Places therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. Salisbury's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

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

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

Cotton Utensils Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill, Petitions 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:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments situate in the County of Gloucester, and Parts of the several Parishes of Saint Mary de Load, Saint Catherine, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, on the Behalf of themselves, and others the Owners and Occupiers of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Parts of the said Parishes, and lying in the said County 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, for the Reasons in the said Petitions mentioned, "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.

Sunday, Abuses on, Prevention Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day, called Sunday," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen, at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money as shall arise from, or in respect of, any Prizes to be condemned and sole in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea; and to compel the more speedy Payment 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 the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide.

Hanbury Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pinnock's Bill.

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

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

Smuggling Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen."

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 Wednesday next.

Plymouth Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better maintaining and regulating of the Poor within the Town of Plymouth Dock and Parish of Stoke Damarell, in the County of Devon; and for paving, cleansing, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and Passages; and removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances; and regulating the Drivers of Coaches, Chaises, and Carts; and also Chairmen and Porters within the said Town."

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

D. Athol.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abingdon.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Mansfield.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
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.

Stower Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk," in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act who who are since dead; and for explaining and amending the said Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Oxford Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Grinshill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw, and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next.

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 Tomorrow, be put off to the Second Tuesday after the Recess at Easter, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Hewitt et al. against Adams.

The House being Moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Henry Hewitt, and others, are Appellants, and Abraham Adams is Respondent:"

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

Erskineagainst Ferrier.

The House being Moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Henry Erskine Advocate is Appellant, and James Ferrier Writer to the Signet, is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Coventry Election Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry," which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes. Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.

PRAYERS.

The Carron Company against Bruce Cross Appeal.

The Answer of James Bruce Esquire, to the Cross Appeal of the Carron Company, was this Day brought in.

Bruce against the Carron Company.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be further heard in the Cause, wherein James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esquire, is Appellant, and the Carron Company are Respondents, et e contra.

And the Counsel on both Sides at the Bar desiring, That the further Hearing of this Cause might be adjourned to the next Session of Parliament,"

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Waddell is Appellant, and John Russell is Respondent, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Whitsuntide; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Isle of Man Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Murray, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament, of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of the Isle of Man, and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island, and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularlynamed," and to ascertain and establish the Jurisdiction of the Manerial Courts of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl, in the said Island; and to enable the said Duke and his Heirs to exercise and enjoy certain Rights, Powers, and Remedies therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Linen Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Tenth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, to British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, or stained in Great Britain, and to Buckrams and Tilletings exported during the Time therein limited; and for taking off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Corn Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, within several Ports and Places therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Ensham Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Harford's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore, deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned, and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Winchester, &c. Election Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grinshill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bagot reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 19. L. 11. After ("notwithstanding") insert Clause (A.)

And whereas the said Andrew Corbet claims to be Lord and Owner of the Soil of some Part or Share of the Commons or Waste Lands in the said Township of Grinshill, which Claim the said Richard Hill, as Lord of the said Manor of Hardwicke, denies; Be it therefore enacted, That if the said Andrew Corbet shall persist in such Claim, and shall deliver an Account thereof to the said Commissioners, within the Time and in Manner herein-before mentioned, concerning Claims to be delivered to them; and if the same shall be admitted by the said Richard Hill, or if such Claim shall be objected to by him, or any other Person or Persons interested therein, and it shall, by the Determination of the said Commissioners, or by a Trial at Law to be had as aforesaid, appear that the said Andrew Corbet is Lord and Owner of the Soil of any Part of the Commons or Waste Lands within the said Township of Grinshill, that then and in either of the said Cases the said Commissioners shall and are hereby required to set out and allot to the said Andrew Corbet One Fourteenth Part of such of the Commons or Waste Lands within the said Township of Grinshill, to the Soil whereof he shall appear to be entitled as aforesaid, in lieu of and as a Compensation for the same; any Thing herein-before contained to the contrary hereof notwithstanding."

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

Foul Salt Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, made in the 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess."

Which being objected to,

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Words ("the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess"), and inserting ("this Day Three Months").

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ("the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

The Question was then put, "That the Words ("this Day Three Months") be inserted in the said Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Three Months.

Sunday, Abuses on, Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day called Sunday;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved "to commit the Bill:"

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday the 14th Day of June next.

Plymouth Poor, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bagot reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better maintaining and regulating of the Poor within the Town of Plymouth Dock and Parish of Stoke Damarell, in the County of Devon, and for paving, cleansing and watching the Streets, Lanes and Passages, and removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances and Annoyances, and regulating the Drivers of Coaches, Chaises and Carts, and also Chairmen and Porters within the said Town," 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."

Oxford Improvement Bill.

The Lord Bagot made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

Moved, "That 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," be now read a Third Time."

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the Committee to whom the said Bill stood committed; and that they do meet to consider the same on Wednesday the 13th of June next.

Kington Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land, within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 14th of June next.

Isle of Man Bill. petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Owners of Ships, and other Inhabitants of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That it is of material Consequence to the Petitioners, as well as to the other Ports in Saint George's Channel, that the Ports and Harbours in the Isle of Man should be kept in good and sufficient Repair; that within these few Years the said Harbours have been considerably improved in consequence of an Act passed for that Purpose in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, whereby a certain Fund called The Herring Custom was appropriated for that Purpose, which Fund is yearly inereasing, and now affords the most considerable Part of the Harbour Revenue of the said Island; that the Petitioners are exceedingly surprised and concerned to find, that by a Clause in an Act which has passed the House of Commons without the Knowledge of the Petitioners, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of the Isle of Man, and their Trustees, for, the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly named; and to ascertain and establish the Jurisdiction of the Manerial Rights of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl in the said Island, and to enable the said Duke and his Heirs to exercise and enjoy certain Rights, Powers, and Remedies therein mentioned;" the said Fund or Revenue called The Herring Custom is taken away from the Purposes for which Parliament has been pleased so beneficially to apply it, and is vested in his Grace the Duke of Atholl and his Heirs, whereby the said Harbours are in Danger of going to ruin for want of the usual and necessary Repairs;" and therefore praying this Right Honourable House, That the said Bill containing the said Clause, may not pass into a Law; and that the Petitioners may have such other Relief, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ld. President.
D. Queensberry.
D. Atholl.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abingdon.
E. Glencairn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. King.
L. Godolphin.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Grantham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Sundridge.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 12th Day of June next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the said Committee.

Petitions against, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Citizens, Inhabitants, and Owners of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the City of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, The Petition of the Citizens, Inhabitants, and Owners of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the City of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, The Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate in the County of Gloucester, and Parts of the several Parishes of Saint Mary de Load, Saint Catherine, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, on the Behalf of themselves, and others the Owners and Occupiers of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Parts of the said Parishes, and lying in the said County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, severally praying, To be heard by their Counsel against the last mentioned Bill," be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee; as also for Counsel to be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Say and Sele Peerage, Committee to meet.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the Petition of Colonel Thomas Twisleton, to His Majesty, claiming the Title of Lord Say and of Sele; also the Case of Lord Say and of Sele; together with His Majesty's References thereof to this House on Friday the 15th Day of June next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Smuggling Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Tuesday the 12th Day of June next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, duodecimum diem Junii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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