House of Lords Journal Volume 36
February 1782 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: February 1782 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 394-402. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116697 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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February 1782 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townsbend.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

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

After hearing Counsel further 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.

Militia Completion Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete during the Time therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Galley Corner Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and carry into Execution certain Articles of Agreement entered into, between the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, and in the Trustees appointed by and under several Acts of Parliament for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner adjoining to Enfield Chace, in the Parish of South Mims, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemnsford Mill, in the County of Hertford; and for turning and altering the said Road in the Manner mentioned in the said Agreement;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Truro, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the Borough of Truro, in the County of Cornwall, to the Roads leading from Shortlanes End, in the Parish of Kenwyn, to Callestock Burrow; and from the Two Burrows, in the said Parish, to Perran Alms House; and from the Three Burrows, in the said Parish, to Saint Agnes Alms House, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newton's Divorce Bill. Second Reading put off.

A Petition of Charles Simpson, Agent and Solicitor for John Newton Esquire, of King's Bromley, in the County of Stafford, was presented and read; setting forth, That a Bill is depending before their Lordships to dissolve the Marriage of the said John Newton with Catharine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes; that their Lordships have ordered that the said Bill shall be read the Second Time To-morrow the 22d Instant; and that the Parties may be then heard by their Counsel, and Witnesses examined; that Hannah the Wife of George Marshall is a material Witness to be examined on Behalf of the said John Newton in Support of the said Bill; that the said Mrs. Marshall having lain-in about a Fortnight ago, will not be able to attend their Lordships To-morrow the 22d Instant;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships on Behalf of the said John Newton, to appoint Monday the 4th of March next, or some other future Day, as to their Lordships shall seem fitting, for the Second Reading of the said Bill:"

And thereupon, the said Agent was called in, and being sworn and examined, said, "he saw Mrs. Marshall, who has lain-in a Fortnight, and that she would not be able to attend in less than a Fortnight."

He was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Monday the 4th Day of March next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that Notice be given to her of the said Second Reading being put off; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend Tomorrow, do then attend.

Hewitt et al. against Adams.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Henry Hewitt, and others, are Appellants, and Abraham Adams is Respondent, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Friday the 19th Day of April next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

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

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

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 Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Galley Corner Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and carry into Execution certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, and the Trustees appointed by and under several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner adjoining to Enfield Chace, in the Parish of South Mims, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemnsford Mill, in the County of Hertford; and for turning and altering the said Road in the Manner mentioned in the said Agreement."

Militia Completion Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete during the Time therein mentioned."

Truro, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the Borough of Truro, in the County of Cornwall, to the Roads leading from Shortlanes End in the Parish of Kenwyn to Callestock Burrow, and from the Two Burrows in the said Parish, to Perran Alms House, and from the Three Burrows in the said Parish, to Saint Agnes Alms House, in the said County."

Billet's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet:"

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

D. Richmond.
D. Gordon.
D. Atholl.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Clarendon.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Silk Bill:

Hodie 2a 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:"

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townsbend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Lady Cranston and Lade against Scotts et al.

The Answer of Walter Scott of Howcleugh, and of William Trotter, Agnes Cranston and others, Creditors ranked on the Estate of James Lord Cranston, deceased, and Price thereof to the Appeal of Sophia Lady Dowager Cranston, and Michael Lade Esquire her Husband, was this Day brought in.

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

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

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at 12 o'Clock.

Silk Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Billet's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet," 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."

Militia Completion Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete during the Time therein mentioned:"

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.

Preston Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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:"

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Gordon.
D. Queensberry.
D. Atholl.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Derby.
E. Salisbury.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Coventry.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Middleton.
L. Sandys.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Porchester.

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.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 18th of this Instant February,

America, Correspondence touching giving Succour to the Army under E. Cornwallis, delivered.

Copies 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," together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows: (videlicet)

1. "Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Arbuthnot to Mr. Stephens, dated Lynnbaven Bay, 30th March 1781."

2. "Extract of a Letter from Mr. Stephens, to Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, dated 5th April 178."

3. "Extract of a Letter from Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney Baronet to Mr. Stephens, dated 29th June 1781."

4. "Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Arbuthnot to Mr. Stephens, dated off Sandy Hook, 4th July 1781. —Received 2d August."

5. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated Sandy Hook, 20th July 1781. —Received 10th September."

6. "Extract of a Letter from Captain Affleck, First Captain to Admiral Sir George Rodney, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at the Leeward Islands, to Mr. Stephens, dated 26th July 1781.—Received 10th September,"

7. "Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Sir Peter Parker to Mr. Stephens, dated Port Royal Harbour, Jamaica, 27th July 1781.—Received 17th November."

8. "Extract of a Letter from Commodore Affleck to Mr. Stephens, dated at New York, 28th July 1781.— Received 10th September."

9. "Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Sir Peter Parker to Mr. Stephens, dated Port Royal Harbour, Jamaica, 20th August 1781.—Received 1st November."

10. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated Sandy Hook, 20th August, 1781.—Received 20th September; enclosing,

11. "Copy of a Letter from Captain Hudson, of His Majesty's Ship Richmond, to Rear Admiral Graves, dated Hampton Road, 27th July 1781, transmitted to Mr. Stephens in the Rear Admiral's Letter, dated 20th August 1781. (A.)" Also,

12. "Extract of a Letter from Captain Hudson, of His Majesty's Ship Richmond, to Rear Admiral Graves, dated York River, 12th August 1781, transmitted to Mr. Stephens in the Rear Admiral's afore-mentioned Letter B."

13. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated Sandy Hook, 30th August 1781.—Received 3d November."

14. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, Baronet, to Mr. Stephens, dated Sandy Hook, 30th August 1781;" enclosing,

15. "Copy of a Paper of Intelligence, dated 31st July 1781, and transmitted by Sir Samuel Hood in a Letter to Mr. Stephens, dated Sandy Hook, 30th August 1781."

16. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated at Sea, 14th September 1781.— Received 13th October;" enclosing,

17. "Copy of Intelligence by Captain Duncan of His Majesty's Ship Medea, marked Letter D. transmitted to Mr. Stephens in Rear Admiral Graves's Letter of 14th September 1781:"—Also,

18. "Copy of the Resolve of a Council of War held on board His Majesty's Ship London on 13th September 1781, marked Letter E. transmitted to Mr. Stephens in Rear Admiral Graves's afore-mentioned Letter."

19. "Extract of a Letter from Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney Baronet, to Mr. Stephens, dated 17th September 1781."

20. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated Sandy Hook, 26th September 1781.—Received 3d November;" enclosing,

21. "Copy of a Letter from Captain Symonds, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Charon to Rear Admiral Graves, dated York River, Virginia, 8th September 1781, marked Letter A. transmitted to Mr. Stephens in the Rear Admiral's Letter, dated 26th September 1781:"— Also,

22. "Copy of a Letter from Captain Symonds Commander of His Majesty's Ship Charon, to Rear Admiral Graves, dated York River, Virginia, 16th September 1781, marked Letter A. transmitted to Mr. Stephens in the Rear Admiral's afore-mentioned Letter:"—Also,

23. "Copy of Captain Hudson's, Symond's, and Everitt's Report to Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, dated Richmond, Hampton Road, 24th July 1781, marked Letter B. transmitted to Mr. Stephens in the Rear Admiral's afore-mentioned Letter."

24. "Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Graves to Mr. Stephens, dated at New York, 16th October 1781.—Received 14th November."

25. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated off Sandy Hook, 19th October 1781.—Received 14th November."

26. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated at Sea, 29th October 1781.—Received 25th November:" enclosing,

27. "Copy of the Evidence of Jonas Rider, James Robinson and Robert Moyse from York Town, Virginia, dated on board the London at Sea, 24th October 1781; transmitted in Rear Admiral Graves's Letter to Mr. Stephens of the 29th October 1781."

28. "Copy of Observations of Captain Elphinstone of His Majesty's Ship Warwick, on 27th and 28th October 1781; transmitted to Mr. Stephens in Rear Admiral Graves's afore-mentioned Letter."

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

Further Papers relative to the Capture of E. Cornwallis's Army, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House more Papers relative to the Capture of Earl Cornwallis's Army in Virginia, together with a List thereof, which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

1. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 24th February 1781.—Received 27th March."

2. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 1st March 1781.— Received 25th April;" enclosing,

3. "Copy of a Letter from Major Craig to Lieutenant Colonel Balfour, dated 4th February 1781."

4. "Copy of a Letter from Brigadier General Arnold to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Portsmouth, 27th February 1781."

5. "Copy of a Letter from Brigadier General Arnold to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Portsmouth, 8th March 1781."

6. "Instructions to Major General Phillips, dated New York, 10th March 1781."

7. "Copy of a Letter from Brigadier General Arnold to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Portsmouth, 12th March 1781."

8. & 9. "Copies of Two Letters from Earl Cornwallis to Lord George Germaine, dated Wilmington, 23d and 24th April 1781.—Received 4th June."

10. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 5th April 1781.—Received 23d June;" enclosing,

11. "Substance of Opinions given by Sir Henry Clinton to Major General Phillips, previous to his Embarkation for the Chesapeak."

12. "Copies of Two Letters taken from a Philadelphia Rebel Paper, 31st March 1781."

13. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to Don Francisco Rendon, dated 23d March 1781."

14. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to Benjamin Harrison Esquire, dated 27th March 1781."

15. "Copy of an intercepted Letter from General Washington to Mr. Lund Washington, dated 28th March 1781."

16. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 23d and 30th April and 1st May 1781.—Received 23d June;" enclosing,

17. "Proclamation issued by Earl Cornwallis, 18th March 1781."

18. "Extracts from Major General Phillips's Letter to Sir Henry Clinton."

19. "Extracts of Letters from Sir Henry Clinton to Major General Phillips, dated 26th and 30th April and 3d May 1781."

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

21. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 13th May 1781.—Received 23d June."

22. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 18th May 1781.—Received 23d June;" enclosing,

23. "Copy of a Letter from Brigadier General Arnold to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Petersbourgh, 12th May 1781."

24. "Extract of a Report, received 18th May 1781."

25. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 9th June 1781.—Received 12th July."

26. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 3d July 1781.—Received 2d August;" enclosing,

27. "Extract of a Letter from Major General Leslie to Sir Henry Clinton, dated Portsmouth, 17th June 1781."

28. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 13th July 1781.—Received 7th September."

29. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 20th August 1781.—Received 23d September."

30. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 4th September 1781.—Received 3d November."

31. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 7th September 1781.—Received 3d November."

32. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 12th September 1781.—Received 3d November;" enclosing,

33. "Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Rear Admiral Graves, dated 2d September 1781."

34. "Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 8th September 1781."

35. "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, 26th September 1781.—Received 3d November."

36. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated New York, 14th October 1781.—Received 14th November."

37. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated London off the Bar of New York, 19th October 1781. —Received 14th November.

38. "Extract of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated London off Chesapeak, 29th October 1781;" enclosing,

39. "Information received on board the London, 24th October 1781."

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lady Monson and Sondes Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Theodosia Lady Dowager Monson, and Lewis Lord Sondes, as well on their own Behalf as for and on the Behalf of the Honourable Katherine Monson and William Monson, Two of the Children of the Right Honourable John Lord Monson, deceased, who are now abroad; and also for and on the Behalf of the Honourable Thomas Monson and Theodosia Margaret Monson, Two other of the Children of the said John Lord Monson, deceased, who are Infants; and of the Right Honourable John now Lord Monson, eldest Son and Heir at Law of the said John Lord Monson, deceased; and also of the Honourable George Henry Monson and Charles Monson, and of Henry Pierse Esquire, and the Honourable Charlotte Grace his Wife (which said George Henry Monson, Charles Monson, and Charlotte Grace the Wife of the said Henry Pierse, are all the other Children of the said John Lord Monson, deceased), praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Army under E. Cornwallis, Address for Papers respecting Capture of.

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, Copy of the Letter from the Secretary of the Admiralty to Sir George Brydges Rodney, as far as relates to the acquainting him with the sailing of Monsieur de Grasse for the West Indies, in March 1781, specifying the Date of such Letter."

Also, "An Account of the several Reinforcements of Ships sent from Europe to the Commander in Chief on the American Station in 1780 and 1781, with an Account of the Number of Ships at Home, and fit for Foreign Service at the several Periods when any Reinforcements of Ships of the Line sailed, and the Substance of such Information as was at any Time sent by the Secretary of the Admiralty to Admiral Graves, of the Designs of the Enemy."

And also, "Copies or Extracts of all Letters written between Sir George Brydges Rodney, Vice Admiral Parker, and Rear Admiral Graves, or any of them, or from any of them respectively to the Secretary of the Admiralty, respecting the Force under their respective Commands, from the 1st of May to the 19th of October 1781; and also Copies of the weekly Returns during that Period from those Commanders, with the Names and Rates of the several Ships designed during that Period to be sent Home, either as Convoys or from their State and Condition."

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

Downes's Divorce Bill.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

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

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and the Duke of Gordon is Respondent et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Militia Completion Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete during the Time therein mentioned."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

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

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

Truro, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Thir teenth Year of His present Majesty, for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the Borough of Truro, in the County of Cornwall, to the Road leading from Shortlanes End, in the Parish of Kenwyn, to Callestock Burrow; and from the Two Burrows, in the said Parish, to Perran Alms House; and from the Three Burrows, in the said Parish, to Saint Agnes Alms House, in the said County."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Gordon.
D. Atholl.
D. Chandos.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Salisbury.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Harrington.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Osborne.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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.

Silk Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Billet's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 27o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales presentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
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 Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
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. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

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

After hearing Counsel further in the cause wherein Sir James Grant, Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and the Duke of Gordon is Respondent, et é contra:

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

The King's Answer to Address.

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

Preston Road Bill.

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

Militia Completion Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete, during the Time therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the 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."

Newton's Divorce Bill, Second Reading put off.

A Petition of Charles Simpson, Agent and Solicitor for John Newton Esquire, of King's Bromley, in the County of Stafford, was presented and read; setting forth, That a Bill is depending before their Lordships, to dissolve the Marriage of the said John Newton with Catharine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes; that their Lordships have ordered that the said Bill shall be read a Second Time upon Monday the 4th Day of March next, and that the Parties may be then heard by their Counsel, and Witnesses examined; that Edward Lightwood Surgeon, a very material Witness to be examined on the Behalf of the said John Newton, in Support of the said Bill, is seized with a Fit of the Gout, which confines him to his Room, so that the Petitioner has no Expectation of his being able to attend their Lordships on the said 4th Day of March; that Mr. Arden and Mr. Howarth, who have long been retained as Counsel for Mr. Newton, and whose Assistance he deems very necessary to him, are going the Circuit, and of Course will be absent from Town on the said 4th of March, and until near the Middle of April;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "on the Behalf of the said John Newton, to appoint Monday the 15th Day of April next, or some other future Day as to their Lordships shall seem sitting, for the Second Reading of the said Bill:"

And thereupon the said Agent was called in, and examined upon Oath at the Bar, as to his giving Notice to Mr. Chamberlain of presenting the said Petition; and being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Monday the 15th Day of April next, and that the Lords be summoned, and that Notice be given the said Catharine Seymour of the said Second Reading being put off; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on Monday next, do then attend.

Cooper et al. against Low et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Cooper, and others, are Appellants, and Provost James Low, and others, 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.

Galley Corner, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and carry into Execution certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, and the Trustees appointed by and under several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner adjoining to Enfield Chace, in the Parish of South Mims, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemnsford Mill, in the County of Hertford; and for turning and altering the the said Road in the Manner mentioned in the said Agreement."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Rutland.
D. Gordon.
D. Queensberry.
D. Atholl.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Salisbury.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Glencairn.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Middleton.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.

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

Army under E. Cornwallis, Enquiry into the Capture of.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to resolve itself into a Committee 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 for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the several Papers presented to this House, relating to the Capture of Earl Cornwallis's Army, be referred to the said Committee.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress therein, and desired another Time might be appointed for the House to be put into a Committee again thereupon."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee to consider further of the said Enquiry To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Februarii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
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 Rutland.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

McLean and Kemp against Robertion and Henderson.

The Answer of Helen Henderson, otherwise Kemp, Relict of John Maclean, late Captain in the Service of the East India Company, now Spouse to George Kemp in Haddington, and the said George Kemp, to the Appeal of Katherine Maclean, Wife of John Robertson Staymaker in Edinburgh, and him for his Interest, was this Day brought in.

Sir J. Grant et. al. against D. Gordon:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein Sir James Grant Baronet and others are Appellants, and the Duke of Gordon is Respondent et e contra:

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly,

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Interlocutors affirmed.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st, Friday the 22d, as Monday the 25th, Tuesday the 26th, and Wednesday the 27th Days of this Instant February, upon the original amended Petition and Appeal of Sir James Grant of Grant Baronet, Major General James Grant of Ballindalloch, and others, Heritors of Salmon Fishing in the River Spey, and Proprietors of extensive Woods adjacent to the said River, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, particularly of Three Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 28th of February 1735, the 7th of July 1736, and the 15th of July 1737; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 12th of July 1776; and also of Seven other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 18th of January and 22d of November 1777; of Two Interlocutors of the 23d of July 1778, the 26th of November 1779, and 18th of January and 9th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Alexander Duke of Gordon, complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of January and 19th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, altered or amended, 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 the Duke of Gordon, put in to the said original Appeal, and the Answer of Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, put in to the said Cross Appeal, and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

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

Mutiny Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Preston Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Newnham et. al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Newnham of Maresfield, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, and William Kempe of South Malling, in the said County of Sussex, Esquire, Serjeant at Law, and George Lewis Newnham of Lincoln's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Bank of England against Pulteney.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of July and 12th of December 1780, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 20th of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Pulteney Esquire of Solwaybank, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Pulteney Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 28th 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.

McLean and Robertson against Henderson and Kemp.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause wherein Katherine Maclean and John Robertson her Husband are Appellants, and Helen Henderson and George Kemp her Husband 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.

Westminster Streets Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr.Gliddon from the Commissioners for paving Westminster Streets attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar pursuant to Act of Parliament, the Proceedings and Accounts of the said Commissioners;

"Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament made in the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Years of His present Majesty's Reign, relating to paving, cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster and Parts adjacent, from the 2d Day of January 1781 to the 18th Day of December 1781, both inclusive:"

Also, "An Account of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners within the above Time."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Army under E. Cornwallis, further Enquiry into the Capture of.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to resolve itself again into a Committee 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 for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had made a further Progress therein, and desired another Time might be appointed for the House to be put into a Committee again thereupon:"

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee to consider further of the said Enquiry To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Downes's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire with Caroline Hervey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off to Friday the 8th Day of March next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend Tomorrow do then attend.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Henry Erskine Advocate is Appellant, and James Ferrier Writer to the Signet, is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, primum diem Martii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.