House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1782 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1782 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 409-420. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116699 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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March 1782 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 11o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancel-larius.
Comes Bathurst,Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Flemings against Fleming.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Willielmina and Catherine Fleming are Appellants, and Malcolm Fleming of Barrochan, Esquire, is Respondent:

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

Stone, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Wrottesley, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton, to the High Street opposite the Old Bush in Dudley; and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley to Birmingham; and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester and Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bawtry, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotheram to Manchester," so far as the same relate to the Road leading from Bawtry aforesaid, to Tinsley; and through Part of the Town of Tinsley to the Place where the same joins the Road leading from Rotheram to Sheffield;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ayr Bank Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to negotiate by Indorsement the Bonds issued in pursuance of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron and Company," 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."

Littlegate, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate, at the Top of Leadenham Hill, in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate, in Newark-upon-Trent; and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield; and from Southwell to Oxton, in the County of Nottingham;" and for repairing the Road from the West Side of Newark Bridge to the said Guide Post," was committed.

Staindrop, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor, in the County of York, to Staindrop, in the County of Durham; and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston, in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River at or near Winston Ford," was committed.

Annuity and Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Beverley Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the Road leading from White Cross, in the Parish of Leven, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley, in the same County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Minsterworth Exchanges Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allotting Part of Minsterworth Ham, in the Parish of Minsterworth, in the County of Gloucester, to Charles Burrow Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns, in lieu of his Common Rights thereupon; and for allowing Exchanges within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Schmoll's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Schmoll."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dartford, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent; and for allowing an annual Payment out of the Tolls arising upon the said Roads, to the Trustees for the Care of the Road leading from Rochester to Maidstone, in the said County, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Stourbridge Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford; and also Two Collateral Cuts therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Atholl.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.

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.

Stourbridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, in Cradley, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, so far as the same relates to the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and for opening a more commodious Communication with the Birmingham Turnpike Road."

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

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

Oakhampton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon."

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

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

Lady Holdernesle's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Mary Countess of Holdernesse, 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 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.

Plymouth, &c. Compensation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort, and the other in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining and amending so much of the said Act as relates to the Security of His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth, and to certain Proprietors and Occupiers of Land at or near Plymouth, who have sustained any Loss or Damage in consequence of the said Acts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Flemings against Fleming:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Willielmina and Catherine Fleming, Daughters of the deceased William Fleming Esquire of Barochan, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of June and 14th of July 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Malcolm Fleming of Barrochan Esquire, 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.

Stourbridge &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, in Cradley, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, so far as the same relates to the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colley Gate, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and for opening a more commodious Communication with the Birmingham Turnpike Road," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Stourbridge Canal Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford, and also Two Collateral Cuts therein mentioned," was committed.

Oakhampton Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon," was committed.

Ayr Bank Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to negotiate, by Indorsement, the Bonds issued in pursuance of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the most Noble Charles Duke of Queensbury and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron and Company."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Littlegate, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate, at the Top of Leadenham Hill, in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate, in Newark upon Trent; and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes, to Mansfield; and from Southwell to Oxton, in the County of Nottingham;" and for repairing the Road from the West Side of Newark Bridge to the said Guide Post."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Staindrop. &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor, in the County of York, to Staindrop, in the County of Durham; and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston, in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River at or near Winston Ford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two."

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.

Stone, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone, to Wordsley Green Gate; and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton, to the High Street opposite the Old Bush, in Dudley; and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley, to Birmingham; and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester and Warwick."

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

D. Rutland.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Glencairn.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Northington.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Say & Sele.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.

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.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Earl of Sandwich on his Right Hand, and the Lord Amherst on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking sit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded Us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

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 Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and indorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery." "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." "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." "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete during the Time therein mentioned." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and amending the Road leading from White Cross in the Parish of Leven in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley, in the same County." "An Act for allotting Part of Minsterworth Ham in the Parish of Minsterworth, in the County of Gloucester, to Charles Barrow Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns, in Lieu of his Common Rights thereupon; and for allowing Exchanges within the said Parish." "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet." "An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Schmoll." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of March, in the Twenty-second Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet)

"Le Roy remcrcie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

2. "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

3. "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."

4. "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete, during the Time therein mentioned."

5. "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."

6. "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."

7. "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."

8. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the Road leading from White Cross, in the Parish of Leven, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley, in the same County."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet)

"Le Roy le veult."

9. "An Act for allotting Part of Minsterworth Ham, in the Parish of Minsterworth, in the County of Gloucester, to Charles Barrow Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns, in lieu of his Common Rights thereupon; and for allowing Exchanges within the said Parish."

10. "An Act for naturalizing John Claudius Billet."

11. "An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Schmoll."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet)

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Plymouth, &c. Compensation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament, One made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort; and the other, in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining and amending so much of the said Act as relates to the Security of His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth; and to certain Proprietors and Occupiers of Land at or near Plymouth, who have sustained any Loss or Damage in consequence of the said Acts."

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.

Bawtry, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Bawtry aforesaid, to Tinsley; and through Part of the Town of Tinsley, to the Place where the same joins the Road leading from Rotherham to Sheffield."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Thomson against Buchanan:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of John Thomson Junior, Merchant in Leith; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 20th of June 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, 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 Messieurs Buchanan and others, Underwriters on the Ship Grizzel, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor reversed and Decree affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal, be and the same is hereby reversed; and that the Decree of the Judge Admiral in Scotland be affirmed.

Tschiffeli's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Tschiffeli," 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."

Stone, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to the High Street, opposite the Old Bush in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley to Birmingham, and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester and Warwick," was committed.

Bawtry, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester, so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Bawtry aforesaid to Tinsley, and through Part of the Town of Tinsley, to the Place where the same joins the Road leading from Rotherham to Sheffield," was committed.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one; and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two."

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."

Plymouth, &c. Compensation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort; and the other in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining and amending so much of the said Act as relates to the Security of His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth; and to certain Proprietors and Occupiers of Land at or near Plymouth, who have sustained any Loss or Damage in Consequence of the said Acts."

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."

Stourbridge Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford, and also Two Collateral Cuts therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourbridge, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, so far as the same relates to the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and for opening a more commodious Communication with the Birmingham Turnpike Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oakhampton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dartford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent; and for allowing an annual Payment out of the Tolls arising upon the said Roads, to the Trustees, for the Care of the Road leading from Rochesterto Maidstone, in the said County, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Chandos.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Temple.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Loughborough.

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

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 Friday next, be put off to Friday the 22d Day of this Instant March; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on Friday next, do then attend.

Lady Cranston and Lade against Scotts.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause, wherein Sophia Lady Cranston and Michael Lade Esquire her Husband are Appellants, and Robert and Walter Scott Esquires are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing on Friday next, be called in at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 15o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Lady Cranston and Lade against Scotts:

Upon reading the Petition of Sophia Lady Cranston and Michael Lade Esquire, her Husband, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Robert and Walter Scott Esquires Respondents thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing this Day; setting forth, "That the Petitioners having settled the Matters in Dispute between them, are desirous that the said Appeal should be withdrawn;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Appellants may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, without Payment of Costs:"

Appeal withdrawn.

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

Browning et al. against Napier.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Browning, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of the Honourable Charles Napier Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties are still under Treaty for an amicable and final Settlement;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be adjourned till next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Daun against Magistrate of Elgin.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Daun, Master of the Grammar School of Elgin, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th and 22d of February 1782; 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 the Magistrates and Town Council of Elgin may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Magistrates and Town Council of Elgin may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 12th Day of April next: and Service of this Order, upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Plymouth Compensation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores, at Plymouth and Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort; and the other in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining and amending so much of the said Act as relates to the Security of His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth; and to certain Proprietors and Occupiers of Land at or near Plymouth, who have sustained any Loss or Damage in consequence of the said Acts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stone, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street, in Wolverhampton, to the High Street opposite the Old Bush in Dudley; and from a Place called Burnt Tree, near Dudley, to Birmingham; and from the Market Cross, in Wolverhampton, to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester and Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bawtry, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Bawtry aforesaid to Tinsley, and through Part of the Town of Tinsley to the Place where the same joins the Road leading from Rotherham to Sheffield."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tschiffeli's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Tschiffeli."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Bruce Esquire is Appellant, and the Carron Company are Respondents et e contra, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 19o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Full et al. against Hutchings.

Upon reading the Petition of Langdon John Full and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Hutchings Clerk is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioners presented their Appeal to their Lordships in the present Session of Parliament, and the Respondent having put in his Answer thereto, the same was set down for Hearing; that the Parties have since been under a Treaty of Accommodation of the Matters in Dispute between them;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be adjourned till after the Causes already appointed, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after the Causes already appointed, as desired.

E.Dalhousie and Maule against Maule.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Earl of Dalhousie and the Honourable William Ramsey Maule his Second Son, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland of the 5th of this Instant March, in so far as it finds that Lieutenant Thomas Maule has Right to the Leases of the House and Parks of Panmure and the House and Parks of Brechin; 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 Lieutenant Thomas Maule may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Lieutenant Thomas Maule may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the known Agent of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Seton to enter into Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, "That John Seton Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Earl of Dalhousie and the Honourable William Ramsay Maule on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Carteret et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Henry Frederick Carteret, the most Honourable Frances Marchioness of Tweeddale, as well on her own Behalf as for and on the Behalf of Frances Hay her Grand-daughter, who is an Infant, and the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth, for and on the Behalf of his Second Son George Thynne, who is an Infant, 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 Asburst and Mr. Justice Buller, 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.

Lady Monson et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Theodosia Lady Dowager Monson and Lewis Lord Sondes and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Hertford, late the Estate of John Lord Monson deceased, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in and for the Payment of his Debts and certain of the Legacies and Portions given by his Will and Codicil, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Mercers Company, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercers Company attended;"

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London from the 10th of October 1780 to the 10th of October 1781, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, one of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Dartford, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned in the County of Kent; and for allowing an annual Payment out of the Tolls arising upon the said Roads to the Trustees for the Care of the Road leading from Rochester to Maidstone in the said County, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Surrey Bridges Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repair, enlarge and rebuild Cobham, Leatherhead and Godalming Bridges, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cricklade Election Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the better Encouragement of making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books reprinted Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed in Great Britain; to securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign made Sails with a Duty; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes to certain Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwife of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets; and to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dalkeith Two Pennies Scots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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

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

Mariners Bill.

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

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

Prize Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Naval Officers, Seamen, Marines and Soldiers, with respect to Prize and Bounty Money not claimed in due Time." to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bruce against the Carron Company.

Upon reading the Petition of James Bruce Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of the Carron Company Respondents thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Matter in question in this Cause, hath been submitted to Arbitration, but the Arbitrator hath not been able to make his Award;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the further Hearing of this Cause may be put off to the next Session of Parliament:"

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

American Prisoners Exchange Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better detaining and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and William Rose and James Rose are Respondents, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Lords to be summoned.

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

Cricklade Election Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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

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

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

Surrey Bridges Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repair, enlarge and re-build Cobham, Leatherhead and Godalming Bridges, in the County of Surrey."

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

Ld. President.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Abercorn.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.

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.

Mariners Bill.

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

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

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

Prize Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Naval Officers, Seamen, Marines, and Soldiers, with respect to Prize and Bounty Money not claimed in due 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 To-morrow.

American Prisoners Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better detaining and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain."

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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written and printed in Great Britain; to securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign made Sails with a Duty; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes, to certain Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the impowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets; and to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

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.

Dalkeith Two Pennies Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby."

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

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

Dartford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent; and for allowing an annual Payment out of the Tolls arising upon the said Roads, to the Trustees for the Care of the Road leading from Rochester to Maidstone, in the said County, to be applied for the Purposes 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. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Adjourn.

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