House of Lords Journal Volume 36
February 1782 11-20

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February 1782 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 11o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Hunter et al. against Buchan.

The Answer of John Buchan Esquire, to the Appeal of Robert Hunter Esquire, and others, was this Day brought in:

Sir L. Grant against Roses.

As was also, the Answer of William Rose and James Rose, to the Appeal of Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet, and others.

V. Falmouth takes his Seat:

This Day George Viscount Falmouth sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Uncle Hugh Viscount Falmouth; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Duke of Montrose and others are Appellants, and Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Baronet, is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, 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.

Public Accounts, Sixth Report of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Beachcroft and Mr. Drummond, Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, attended;" they were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

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

And then they withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Sir L. Grant et al. against Roses.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and William Rose and James Rose are Respondents:"

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

Wauchopes against York Buildings Company.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Andrew Wauchope Esquire and Elizabeth Wauchope are Appellants, and the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, and their Creditors, are Respondents:"

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

Hunter et al. against Buchan.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Hunter Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Buchan Esquire, is Respondent:"

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

Downes's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave on Wednesday last) a 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:"

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 26th of this Instant February; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Edward Downes may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Caroline Hervey may have a Copy of the said Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Davies et Ux. against Oliver.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Davies and Barbara his Wife; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the 26th of November 1781, which was not made up and signed till the 1st of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Thomas Oliver may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Oliver may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Clerk in Court, Agent, or Solicitor in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Maxwell et al. against F. Galloway and Gordon.

The House being informed, "That the Earl of Galloway, and James Gordon of Balmeg, Respondents to the Appeal of David Maxwell of Cardiness, Esquire, and others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Sutherland of the due Service of the said Order being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Thanks to Bp. Gloucester for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby given to the Lord Bishop of Gloucester, for the Sermon by him preached before this House, on Friday last, in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and that he be desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Plymouth Docks, &c. Decrees of Commissioners for securing, delivered.

The Earl of Hillsborough laid before the House, pursuant to Two Acts of the 20th and 21st Year of His present Majesty's Reign,

"The Decree of the Commissioners empowered by His Majesty for carrying into Execution Two Acts of Parliament of the 20th and 21st Year of His Reign, for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth," so far as relates to the Lands to be purchased in Cornwall:"

Also, "The Decree of the Commissioners empowered by His Majesty for carrying into Execution Two Acts of Parliament of the 20th and 21st Year of His Reign, "for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth," so far as relates to the Lands to be purchased in Devonshire."

And the Titles thereof, being read by the Clerk:

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

Sir H. Clinton, Address for Instructions to, &c.

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

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, Copies of all Instructions or Orders from any of His Majesty's Ministers to Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, as relate to the Operations of the Army under his Command, or any Detachment thereof, in the Year 1781."

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made to the said Motion; (videlicet)

"After ("Copies") insert ("or Extracts"), and after ("Clinton") leave out ("as relate to") and insert ("touching"), and after ("the") leave out ("Year") and insert ("Years 1780 and")

The same was agreed to (upon the Question) and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House,

"Copies or Extracts of all Instructions or Orders from any of His Majesty's Ministers to Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, touching the Operations of the Army under His Command, or any Detachment thereof, in the Years 1780 and 1781."

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

E. Cornwallis and Admiral Rodney, Address for Instructions to, &c.

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, that there be laid before this House Copies or Extracts of all Instructions or Orders from any of His Majesty's Ministers to Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, touching the Operations of the Corps under His Command, in the Years 1780 and 1781:"

Also, "Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and the Earl Cornwallis, touching the Operations of the Army under the Command of the Earl Cornwallis, and particularly relative to his Lordship's taking Post at York Town and Gloucester, his remaining and fortifying himself there, and the Expectation of Relief:"

Also, "Copies or Extracts of all Instructions and Orders from the Admiralty to Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney, Vice Admiral Sir Peter Parker, Rear Admiral Graves and Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, touching the Reinforcements intended to be sent to the Fleet in North America in 1781:"

Also, "Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence between any of the Generals or Admirals employed in North America or the West Indies, touching the giving Succour to the Army under the Earl Cornwallis in 1781:"

And also, "A State of the different Corps employed under Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis in 1781, specifying their Numbers in January and in September, and their respective Losses or Augmentations during that Time."

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

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

French Fleet, Motion for Intelligence received of failing of, negatived.

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, "The Substance of all Intelligence received by Government, or by any of the Generals or Admirals employed in North America or the West Indies, of the Intentions of the French Fleet under the Comte de Grasse to fail from the West Indies, of its Force and Deltmation, and likewise of the Movements and Intentions of the French Corps under the Command of the Comte de Rochambeau, and of the Army under General Washington, in the Year 1781; the Time when such Intelligence was received, and how much of the same, and the Times when the same was communicated to Sir Henry Clinton or the Earl Cornwallis:"

Which being objected to, and a Question stated thereupon,

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put, "Whether to agree to the said Motion for an Address?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Spanish and French Fleets, Address for Intelligence received respecting, &c.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House,

"The Substance of the Intelligence received of the Movement of the Spanish Fleets at Cadiz and Ferrol, in the Months of February and March 1781:"

Also, "An Extract of such Part of Vice Admiral Darby's Instructions, on his failing to the Relief of Gibraltar, as may relate to any Orders given to him to detach to the West Indies from the Streights, in 1781:"

Also, "A Copy of Vice Admiral Parker's Appointment to the Command upon Vice Admiral Darby's leaving the Channel in March 1781; also of Mr. Secretary Stephen's Letter to Vice Admiral Parker, upon the Service that would be required of him:"

Also, "The Substance of the Intelligence received at any Time of equipping of Monsieur de la Motte Piquet's Squadron at Brest, after Vice Admiral Darby's failing in March 1781:"

Also, "The Substance of the Intelligence received of Monsieur de Guichen's Equipment in May and June 1781, and of his failing from Brest for Cadiz:"

Also, "An Extract of such Parts of Vice Admiral Darby's Instructions on his failing with the Fleet in July 1781, as may relate to his endeavouring to prevent the Junction of the French and Spanish Squadrons; also his weekly Account of the Number and State of the Ships he failed with:"

Also, "The Weekly Returns of the State of the King's Ships, from the Middle of July to the 1st of August 1781, from Portsmouth, the Downs, the Nore and Sheerness:"

Also, "A List of Frigates and Cruizers employed before the Port of Brest to watch the Motions of the Enemy's Ships there, from the 1st of January 1779 to the 1st of January 1732, specifying the Number of Ships and Frigates, and Dates when so employed; as also, whether any such Vessels were furnished with Orders to give Vice Admiral Darby immediate Information of Monsieur de Grasse's sailing whilst he lay off the Coast of Ireland:"

Also, "An Extract from Admiral Darby's Letter to the Admiralty on his leaving Spithead in March 1781 to ascertain the Day of his sailing; also, such Extracts of his Letters to Mr. Stephens from the Coast of Ireland as may relate to his Junction with the Victuallers off that Coast, to his Force, to the Time of his sailing from thence; and any Information he might have himself received and thought proper to transmit to the Admiralty concerning the French or Spanish Fleets being at Sea:"

Also, "The Information sent by the Admiralty to Sir George Rodney, apprizing him of the Sailing of Monsieur de Grasse for the West Indies in March 1781:"

Also, "The Weekly Accounts of the State and Condition of His Majesty's Ships sitting and in Readiness at Plymouth, Portsmouth, and the Downs, immediately after the Sailing of Vice Admiral Darby the 13th March 1781; and also for the last Week in March and Second Week in April 1781:"

Also, "A List of the French and English Fleets in the Action between Sir Samuel Hood and Monsieur de Grasse off Point Salines, with all such Extracts from Sir Samuel Hood's Letter to the Admiralty as give an Account of that Action:"

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

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House "The Substance of the Intelligence received at any Time of the Equipment and Sailing of Monsieur de Grasse with his Force for the West Indies in the Months of February and March 1781, and specifying how far the same was communicated to Vice Admiral Darby:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Addresses reported.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Addresses of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

V. Sackville introduced:

George Germaine commonly called Lord George Germaine, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 11th Day of February in the 22d Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Sackville of Drayton, in the County of Northampton, and Baron Bolebrooke, in the County of Sussex, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward, and the Lord Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, (also in their Robes), the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain 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 Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor George Viscount Sackville of Drayton, in the County of Northampton, 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-wise 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 Eleventh Day of February, in the Twenty-second 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 Viscount's Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Admirals Rodney and Graves, Address for List of Ships under.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House,

"List of His Majesty's Ships of the Line which were under the Command of Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney at the Leeward Islands, on the 1st of May 1781:"

Also, "List of His Majesty's Ships of 50 Guns and upwards, which were under the Command of Rear Admiral Graves, in North America on the 19th of October 1781, distinguishing such of them as arrived after the 1st of September 1781:"

And also, "List of His Majesty's Ships of 50 Guns and upwards, which were under the Command of Rear Admiral Graves, in North America, on the 1st of September 1781."

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

Bogle against Buchanan.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Bogle Merchant, in Glasgow, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of June and 16th of November 1781; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 1st of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Peter Buchanan of Silverbank, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Peter Buchanan may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 12th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Lord Advocate for Scotland et al against Hart et al:

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland and others, Appellants in a cause depending in this House, and of William Hart and others, Respondents thereto; setting forth, "That the Appellants in this Cause passing from their Appeal, both Parties are desirous that the same be withdrawn;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Appellants may be at Liberty to withdraw their Appeal without Costs:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Appellants be at Liberty to withdraw their Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Lane to enter into Recognizance on Davies's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Lane of King Street, Covent Garden, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Davies and Barbara his Wife, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Ireland:"

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

Chalmer to enter into Reconizance on Bogle's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Bogle, Merchant in Glasgow, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

White against Warner, in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Hamilton White Esquire is Plaintiff, and Robert Warner Defendant:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

D. Montrose et al. against Sir J. Colquhoun.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein William Duke of Montrose and others, are Appellants, and Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Baronet, is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

King's Answer to Addresses reported.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Addresses of Tuesday last;" and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

Lords summoned.

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

Morris et al. against Cantle et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Morris Esquire and others, are Appellants, and John Cantle and others, are Respondents:"

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

Downes's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Honourable Martha Maria Hervey Widow, Susannah Johnson Wife of John Johnson, Caroline Tibson Spinster, Mary Hollyoake Spinster, and Susannah Cole Spinster, do attend this House on Tuesday the 26th Day of this Instant February, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon 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."

Bristow against Squire:

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Squire Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Bristow is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Nonpros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner 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 Judgement 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, decimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 18o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmount.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

More against McInnes.

The Answer of Janet McInnes to the Appeal of Alexander More, was this Day brought in.

D. Montrose et al. against Sir J. Colquhoun.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Duke of Montrose and others are Appellants, and Sir James Colquhoun of Luss Baronet is Respondent:

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

Spanish and French Fleets, Papersretative to Movements of, &c. delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Three Addresses to His Majesty, of the 11th and 12th of this Instant February;

Copies and Extracts of Letters, and of sundry other Papers;" together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "Substance of the Intelligence received of the Movement of the Spanish Fleets at Cadiz and Ferrol, in the Months of February and March 1781."

2. "Report in Return to their Lordships Address for an Extract of such Part of Vice Admiral Darby's Instructions on his failing to the Relief of Gibraltar, as relate to the Orders given him to detach to the West Indies from the Straits in 1781."

3. "Copy of Vice Admiral Parker's Appointment to the Command, upon Vice Admiral Darby's leaving the Channel, in March 1781; dated 15th March 1781."

4. "Report in Return to their Lordships Address for a Copy of Mr. Stephens's Letter to Vice Admiral Parker, upon the Service that would be required of him in consequence of the above mentioned Appointment."

5. "Substance of the Intelligence received at any Time of the equipping of Monsieur de la Motte Picquet's Squadron at Brest, after Vice Admiral Darby's Sailing, in March 1781."

6. "Substance of the Intelligence received at any Time of the Equipment and Sailing of Monsieur de Grasse with his Force for the West Indies, in the Months of February and March 1781."

7. "Substance of the Intelligence received of Monsieur de Guichen's Equipment in May and June 1781, and of his failing from Brest for Cadiz."

8. "Extract of such Part of Vice Admiral Darby's Instructions, on his failing with the Fleet in July 1781, as relate to his endeavouring to prevent the Junction of the French and Spanish Squadrons; dated 21st June and 12th July 1781."

9. "Copy of the weekly Account of the Number and State of the Ships which Admiral Darby failed with in July 1781."

10. "Copy of the weekly Return of the State of the King's Ships at Portsmouth; dated 14th July 1781."

11. "Copy of Do. at Do. 21st July."

12. "Copy of Do. at Do. 28th July."

13. "Copy of Do. the Downs, 15th July."

14. "Copy of Do. Do. 22d July."

15. "Copy of Do. Do. 29th July."

16. "Copy of Do. Nore and Sheerness, 15th July."

17. "Copy of Do. Do. 21st July."

18. "Copy of Do. Do. 5th August."

19. "A List of Frigates and Cruizers employed before the Port of Brest, to watch the Motions of the Enemy's Ships there, from 1st January 1779, to 1st January 1782, specifying the Number of Ships and Frigates, and Dates when so employed."

20. "Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Darby to Mr. Stephens, on his leaving Spithead; dated 13th March 1781."

21. "Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Darby to Mr. Stephens; dated off Cape Clear, 23d March 1781, enclosing a Paper of Intelligence, marked A."

22. "Extract of a Letter from Do. to Do. dated off Cape Spartel, 11th April 1781."

23. "Extract of a Letter from Do. to Do. dated off Cape St. Vincent's, 22d April 1781, enclosing a Paper of Intelligence, marked B."

24. "Extract of a Letter from Do. to Do. dated at St. Helens, 21st May 1781, enclosing a Paper of Intelligence, marked C."

25. "Extract of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir George Brydges Rodney; dated 30th March 1781, enclosing a Paper of Intelligence, marked D."

26. "Extract of a Letter from Do. to Do. dated 31st March 1781, enclosing a Paper of Intelligence, marked E."

27. "Copy of the weekly Account of the State and Condition of His Majesty's Ships, fitting and in Readiness at Plymouth; dated 16th March 1781."

28. "Copy of Do. at Portsmouth, 18th March."

29. "Copy of Do. the Downs, 18th March."

30. "Copy of Do. at Plymouth, 30th March."

31. "Copy of Do. at Portsmouth, 25th March."

32. "Copy of Do. the Downs, 25th March."

33. "Copy of Do. at Plymouth, 13th April."

34. "Copy of Do. Portsmouth, 15th April."

35. "Copy of Do. the Downs, 8th April."

36. "List of the French Ships supposed to have been in the Action between Sir Samuel Hood and Monsieur de Grasse, off Point Salines."

37. "Copy of a List of the English Fleet under the Command of Sir Samuel Hood in the afore mentioned Action."

38. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Samuel Hood to Sir George Rodney, so far as gives an Account of the afore-mentioned Action; dated 4th May 1781."

39. "Copy of an Order to Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, dated 13th January 1781."

40. "Extract of an Order to Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, dated 21st March 1781."

41. "Copy of an Order to Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, dated 19th June 1781."

42. "Copy of an Order to Rear Admiral Digby, dated 7th July 1781."

43. "Extract of Instructions to Rear Admiral Digby, dated 9th July 1781."

44. "Copy of an Order to Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, dated 9th July 1781."

45. "Copy of an Order to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 9th July 1781."

46. "Extract of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney Baronet, dated the 14th July 1781."

47. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Admiral Sir George Rodney, dated Sandy Hook, 2d July 1781."

48. "Copy of a Letter from Admiral Sir George Rodney to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in North America, dated Barbadoes, 7th July 1781."

49. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Rear Admiral Graves, dated Portsmouth, 26th July 1781, enclosing a Report from the Engineers of Old Point Comfort."

50. "Copy of Engineers Report of Old Point Comfort, dated Hampton Road, 25th July, and enclosed in Lord Cornwallis's Letter above mentioned."

51. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Hood to Rear Admiral Graves, dated Cape Henry, 25th August 1781."

52. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, dated Sandy Hook, 28th August 1781."

53. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, Virginia, 11th October 1781."

54. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 15th October 1781."

55. "List of His Majesty's Ships of the Line which were under the Command of Admiral Sir George Rodney at the Leeward Islands on the 1st May 1781."

56. "List of His Majesty's Ships of 50 Guns and upwards, which were under the Command of Rear Admiral Graves in North America on the 19th October 1781, distinguishing such of them as arrived after the 1st September 1781."

57. "List of His Majesty's Ships of 50 Guns and upwards, which were under the Command of Rear Admiral Graves in North America on the 1st September 1781."

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

E. Bristol takes his Seat.

This Day Frederick Earl of Bristol sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Brother John Earl of Bristol, his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

America, Committee relative to Loss of Army in, put off.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Thursday the 7th Day of this Instant February, "That this House will on Tuesday the 19th Instant resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to enquire into the Causes of the great Loss which the Nation has sustained by the Surrender of the whole Army under the Command of Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, at York Town and Gloucester, in the Province of Virginia as Prisoners of War," might be now read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That this House will, on Wednesday the 27th Day of this Instant February, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to enquire into the Causes of the great Loss which the Nation has sustained by the Surrender of the whole Army under the Command of Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis at York Town and Gloucester, in the Province of Virginia, as Prisoners of War; and that the Lords be summoned.

North America, Address for Correspondence touching the giving Succour to the Army under E. Cornwallis.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, that there be laid before this House,

"Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence between any of the Generals or Admirals employed in North America or the West Indies and any of His Majesty's Ministers and the Secretary of the Admiralty, touching the giving Succour to the Army under the Earl Cornwallis in 1781:"

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

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

Lord George Sackville, Motion to censure Persons advising His Majesty to create him a Peer:

Moved to resolve, "That it was highly reprehensible in any Person to advise the Crown to exercise its indisputable Right of creating a Peer in Favour of a Person labouring under the heavy Censure contained in the following Sentence of a Court Martial, and Public Orders given out in Consequence thereof; ("This Court, upon due Consideration of the whole Matter before them, is of Opinion, that Lord George Sackville is guilty of having disobeyed the Orders of Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, whom he was by his Commission and Instructions directed to obey as Commander in Chief, according to the Rules of War; and it is the further Opinion of the Court, that the said Lord George Sackville is, and he is hereby adjudged unfit to serve His Majesty in any Military Capacity whatsoever;") which Sentence His Majesty has been pleased to confirm:—"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that the above Sentence be given out in Public Orders, that Officers being convinced that neither high Birth nor great Employments can shelter Offences of such a Nature; and that seeing they are subject to Censures, much worse than Death to a Man who has any Sense of Honour, they may avoid the fatal Consequences arising from Disobedience of Orders."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Protest thereupon.

DISSENTIENT.

"Because we cannot look upon the raising to the Peerage, a Person so circumstanced in any other Light than as a Measure fatal to the Interests as well as Glory of the Crown, and to the Dignity of this House, insulting to the Memory of the late Sovereign, and likewise to every surviving Branch of the illustrious House of Brunswick, repugnant to every Principle of Military Discipline, and directly contrary to the Maintenance of that Honour which has for Ages been the glorious Characteristic of the British Nation, and which as far as can depend on us, we find ourselves called upon not more by Duty than Inclination to transmit pure and unsullied to Posterity.

Osborne.
Rutland.
Pembroke.
Craven.
Chatham.
Derby.
Egremont.
Devonshire.
Abingdon.

America, Papers relative to Loss of Army under E. Cornwallis, &c. delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 11th of this Instant February,

Copies or Extracts of all Instructions or Orders from any of His Majesty's Ministers to Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, and Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, touching the Operations of the Army under their Command in the Years 1780 and 1781.

Also, "Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and the Earl Cornwallis, and particularly relative to his Lordship's taking Post at York Town and Gloucester, his remaining and fortifying himself there, and the Expectation of Relief;" together with a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 19th January 1780."

2. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 15th March 1780."

3. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 21st April 1780."

4. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 3d May 1780."

5. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton and Governor Robertson, dated Whitehall, 3d May 1780."

6. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 7th June 1780."

7. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 4th July 1780."

8. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 4th July 1780."

9. "Copy of a Proclamation issued by His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, in South Carolina, dated Charlestown, 22d May 1780."

10. "Copy of a Proclamation issued by Sir Henry Clinton, in South Carolina, dated Charlestown, 3d June 1780."

11. "Copy of a Hand Bill issued after the Surrender of Charlestown."

12. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 2d June 1780."

13. "Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton to Earl Cornwallis, dated Wacsaw, 30th May 1780."

14. "Returns of the British killed and wounded, and of the Rebels killed, wounded and taken, and Artillery, &c. taken at Wacsaw 29th May."

15. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 5th July 1780."

16. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 3d August 1780."

17. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 6th September 1780."

18. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 22d September 1780."

19. "Extracts of Letters from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Charlestown, 30th June 1780."

20. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Charlestown, 14th July 1780."

21. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Charlestown, 15th July 1780."

22. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Charlestown, 6th August 1780."

23. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Charlestown, 10th August 1780."

24. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 4th October 1780."

25. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 13th October 1780."

26. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 9th November 1780."

27. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Earl Cornwallis, dated Whitehall, 9th November 1780."

28. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 28th November 1780."

29. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 7th December 1780."

30. "Copy of a Circular Letter from Lord George Germaine to the Governors in America, dated Whitehall, 20th December 1780."

31. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to the Honourable Major General Leslie, dated New York, 2d November 1780."

32. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 3d January 1781."

33. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 7th February 1781."

34. "Copy of a Letter from Lord Rawdon to Major General Leslie, dated Camp, near the Indian Lands, West of the Catawba River, South Carolina, October 24th 1780."

35. "Copy of a Letter from Lord Rawdon to Earl Cornwallis, dated Camp, between Broad River and the Catawba, South Carolina, 28th October 1780."

36. "Copy of a Letter from Lord Rawdon to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 31st October 1780."

37. "Copy of a Letter from Lord Rawdon to Major General Leslie, dated 31st October 1780."

38. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Earl Cornwallis, dated Whitehall, 7th March 1781."

39. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 7th March 1781."

40. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 7th March 1781."

41. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 21st March 1781."

42. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 4th April 1781."

43. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Camp at Winnesborough, December 3d 1780."

44. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated South Carolina, December 4th 1780."

45. "Copy of a Letter from Lord Rawdon to Earl Cornwallis, dated Camden, December 5th 1780."

46. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Lieutenant Colonel Cruger, dated Camden, August 18th 1780."

47. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 6th January 1781."

48. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 18th January 1781."

49. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 2d May 1781."

50. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 2d May 1781."

51. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 4th June 1781."

52. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Earl Cornwallis, dated Whitehall, 4th June 1781."

53. "Copy of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 4th June 1781."

54. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 6th June 1781."

55. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 30th April 1781."

56. "Extracts from Major General Phillips's Letters to Sir Henry Clinton."

57. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Major General Phillips, dated Wilmington, 24th April 1781."

58. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Wilmington, 23d April 1781."

59. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Wilmington, 24th April 1781."

60. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 7th July 1781."

61. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 7th July 1781."

62. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Petersburg, 20th May 1781."

63. "Copies of Two Letters from Lord Rawdon to Earl Cornwallis, dated 25th April and 2d May 1781."

64. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Byrd's Plantation, North of James River, 26th May 1781."

65. "Extracts of Letters from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated May 29th and June 8th 1781."

66. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 11th June 1781."

67. "Copy of a Letter from the Marquis de la Fayette to General Washington, dated May 18th 1781."

68. "Copy of a Letter from General Washington to Colonel Dayton, dated New Windsor, 28th May 1781."

69. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to General Sullivan, dated New Windsor, 29th May 1781."

70. "Copy of a Letter from General Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Smith, dated New Windsor, 30th May 1781."

71. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to Samuel Huntington, Esquire, dated New Windsor, 30th May 1781."

72. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to Mr. Lund Washington, dated New Windsor, 31st May 1781."

73. "Copy of a Letter from General Washington to John Park Curtis Esquire, at Abingdon, Virginia, dated 31st May 1781."

74. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to the Marquis de la Fayette, dated New Windsor, 31st May 1781."

75. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New Windsor, 31st May 1781."

76. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from Monsieur de Barras, Commander of the French Squadron, to the Chevalier de la Lucerne at Philadelphia, dated New Port, 27th May 1781."

77. "Extract of a Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Whitehall, 14th July 1781."

78. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 2d August 1781."

79. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 4th August 1781."

80. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated Whitehall, 31st August 1781."

81. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Williamsburg, 30th June 1781."

82. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated July 11th 1781."

83. "Copy of a Letter from the Delegates to Congress from Virginia to the Governor, dated 22d May 1781."

84. "Copy of a Letter from the Marquis de la Fayette to Governor Jefferson, dated 31st May 1781."

85. "Copy of a Letter from Major General Green to Baron Steuben, dated 14th May 1781."

86. "Copy of a Letter from the Marquis de la Fayette to Baron Steuben, dated 31st May 1781."

87. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated Head Quarters, New York, 8th July 1781."

88. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 11th July 1781."

89. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to the Officer commanding the Troops embarked from the Chesapeak, dated New York, 11th July 1781."

90a. "Extracts from the Correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and Earl Cornwallis, on the Subject of Operations in the Chesapeak, not transmitted in any former Dispatch."

90b. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Camp, near Wilmington, 10th April 1781."

91. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Major General Leslie, or Officer commanding the Expedition, from Chesapeak at Sea, dated New York, 23d July 1781."

92. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Williamsburg, 30th June 1781."

93. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Cobham, 8th July 1781."

94. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Suffolk, 12th July 1781."

95. "Extract of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Suffolk, 17th July 1781."

96. "Copy of a Letter from Major General Leslie to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Portsmouth, 18th July 1781."

97. "Copy of the Articles of a Cartel for the Exchange of Prisoners of War taken in the Southern Department."

98. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 15th July 1781."

99. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Portsmouth, Virginia, 27th July 1781."

100. "Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Sutherland of the Engineers, to Earl Cornwallis, relative to the State of Point Comfort, dated 25th July 1781."

101. "Copy of a Letter from the Captains of His Majesty's Ships to Earl Cornwallis, relative to the State of Point Comfort, dated 26th July 1781."

102. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 2d August 1781."

103. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, Virginia, 12th August 1781."

104. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York in Virginia, 31st August 1781."

105. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 2d September 1781."

106. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, Virginia, 2d September 1781."

107. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 6th September 1781."

108. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated London, off Carratack Inlet, 9th September 1781."

109. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated New York, 14th September 1781."

110. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated London at Sea, 15th September 1781."

111. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, Virginia, 8th September 1781."

112. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 17th September 1781."

113. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 20th September 1781."

114. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated London at Sandy Hook, 21st September 1781."

115. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, 16th and 17th September 1781."

116. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated New York, 23d September 1781."

117. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 24th September 1781."

118. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated London off New York, 25th September 1781."

119. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated New York, 25th September 1781."

120. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 24th September 1781."

121. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 25th September 1781."

122. "Copy of the Minutes of a Council of War, held at Head Quarters New York, 24th September 1781."

123. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 28th September 1781."

124. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 28th September 1781."

125. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, 29th September 1781."

126. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 30th September 1781."

127. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, 3d October 1781."

128. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 5th October 1781."

129. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 5th October 1781."

130. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 6th October 1781."

131. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 7th October 1781."

132. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 7th October 1781."

133. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated New York, 8th October 1781."

134. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 14th and 15th October 1781."

135. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, Virginia, 11th October 1781."

136. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, 15th October 1781."

137. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated York Town, 20th October 1781."

138. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to General Washington, dated 17th October 1781."

139. "Copy of a Letter from General Washington to Earl Cornwallis, dated York Town, 17th October 1781."

140. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to General Washington, dated York Town, 17th October 1781."

141. "Copy of a Letter from General Washington to Earl Cornwallis, dated Camp before York, 18th October 1781."

142. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to General Washington, dated York, 18th October 1781."

143. "Copy of the Articles of Capitulation of the Garrisons of York and Gloucester in Virginia, dated 19th October 1781."

144. "Return of killed and wounded and missing of the within Corps, between 28th September and 19th October 1781."

145. "State of the Army in Virginia, 18th October 1781."

146. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated New York, 5th November 1781."

147. "Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 6th November 1781."

148. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Sir Samuel Hood, dated New York, 5th November 1781."

149. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Samuel Hood to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Barfleur, 2d November 1781."

150. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Sir Samuel Hood, dated 7th November 1781."

151. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Samuel Hood to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Barfleur, 7th November 1781."

152. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Sir Samuel Hood, dated New York, 8th November 1781."

153. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Digby to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Prince George, 7th November 1781."

154. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Earl Cornwallis, dated New York, 30th November 1781."

155. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated 2d December 1781."

156. "State of the different Corps under the Command of Earl Cornwallis according to the Returns of the several Corps, bearing Date in January 1781, or nearest to that Period, and in the Month of September 1781, or nearest to that Period, with their Losses or Augmentations during that Time."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 19o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

D. Montrose et al. against Sir J. Colquhoun:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Duke of Montrose, James Marquis of Graham, John Graham of Duchray, George Graham of Kingross, John Farquhar Gray of Kilmilncroft and Kilmardinny, Robert Graham of Lambhill, Michael Bogle Merchant in Glasgow, John Græme Writer to the Signet, George Stewart Younger, of Grandtully, Robert Scott Junior, Merchant in Glasgow, Archibald Bogle Merchant there, Robert Graham Burden of Fedols, Mr. James Graham Minister of the Gospel at Killearn, Robert Buchanan Merchant in Glasgow, and Archibald Graham and John Leckie Writers there, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 11th of July and 8th of August 1780; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 1st, 10th and 17th of February 1781; 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;" as also, upon the Answer of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Baronet, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

The King's Answer to Address reported.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Maxwell and Thomson against E. Galloway and Gordon.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause wherein David Maxwell Esquire and William Thomson are Appellants, and the Earl of Galloway and James Gordon are Respondents, ex parte; the Respondents not having put in their 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 Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Wicker et al. against Mitford.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause wherein Charlotte Wicker Widow, and others, are Appellants, and John Mitford Esquire is Respondent:"

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

Silk Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for allowing the Importation of fine organzined Italian Thrown Silk, in any Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Billet's Naturalization Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bostons against Horsburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas, Catherine, Elizabeth, Janet, Mary, and Jean Bostons, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Horsburgh Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That upon the 10th Day of December last, the Petitioners presented their Appeal to their Lordships, against Alexander Horsburgh Esquire, complaining of a certain Interlocutor pronounced by the Court of Session in Scotland, to which no Answer has been put in; and the Petitioners and the said Alexander Horsburgh are now come to an Agreement concerning the Matters in Question; and therefore praying their Lordships, That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

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

Hewitt et al. against Adams Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Friday next, upon the Hearing of the Cause wherein Henry Hewitt, and others, are Appellants, and Abraham Adams is Respondent.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Grantham.

PRAYERS.

Sir Js. Grant et al. against D. Gordon.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and the Duke of Gordon is Respondent et e contrá:

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

Preston, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Preston to Lancaster, and from thence to a Place called Heiring Syke, that divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Silk Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for allowing the Importation of fine organzined Italian Thrown Silk, in any Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time."

Billet's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet."

Adjourn.

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