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March 1784 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 1o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Carteret.

PRAYERS.

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

E. Crawfurd against Lady M. Campbell.

The Answer of Lady Mary Campbell to the Appeal of George Earl of Crawfurd, was this day brought in.

Russell against Douglas and Co.

As was also the Answer of Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, to the Appeal of David Russell, Accountant in Edinburgh.

Dover, &c. Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and Port of Dover, and the Parishes of Charlton, Buckland, River, Ewell, Lydden, Coldred, East Langdon, West Langdon, Ringwould, Saint Margaret's-at-Cliff, Whitfield, otherwise Beausfield, Guston, Hougham, otherwise Huffham, Caple le Ferne, and Alkham, and also the Liberty of Dover Castle, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newton Abbott Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the South End of Newton Abbott to the Passage Way in Kinswear, opposite Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, and from the End of a Lane leading out of the Turnpike Road between Newton Abbott and Totnes towards Abbott's Kerswell to Five Lanes, and from Langver's Barn to the said Turnpike Road, between Newton Abbott and Totnes, and from Galmpton Warborough to Monk's Bridge and Brixham Quay, and from Langver's Barn to the North End of Paington Town, all in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tregony Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Lostwithiel Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Creed, in the County of Cornwall, through Tregony to Ruan Laneborne, and from Dennis Water to Three Hundred Yards on the South Side of Trethim Mill, in the Parish of Saint Just, in the said County."

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. Anguish and Mr. Graves:

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

Wiggenhall Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk:"

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

Lord President.
D. Gordon.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Rochford.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Cornwallis.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. Paget.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Osborne.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Sondes.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Sundridge.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Grantley.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sydney.
L. Camelford.
L. Carteret.

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

Hinckley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in repair the Road from Castle-Street, at the End of the Town of Hinckley to Lutterworth Town's End, and from or near the Guide Post at Walcot Town's End, in the County of Leicester, to the Eighty Mile Stone, in Welford Field, in the County of Northampton:"

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.

Lumley to take the Name of Savile, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Richard Lumley and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Savile, pursuant to the Will of Sir George Savile Baronet, deceased:"

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.

Morley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and inclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Morley, in the County of Derby:"

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

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

Bp. Norwich's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Jacob Preston Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk:"

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 16th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Fallijeff and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in St. Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh; his Attorney, complaining of three Interlocutors of the Judge Admiral in Scotland, of the 30th of November 1781, the 5th of July 1782, and the 28th of February 1783; and also of four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 31st of October 1782, and 11th and 29th of July, and 13th of November 1783; and also of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 23d of November 1782, and 12th of February 1784; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that the Honourable William Elphinstone, Owner of the Ship the Paisley, of Carron, and John Gardiner, the Master of the said Ship, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Elphinstone and John Gardiner, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 29th Day of this instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Agents or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

The House being moved, " That James Chalmer of Buckingham-Street, York-Buildings, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Major Michael Fallijeff and his Attorney, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Answer to said Appeal.

The Answer of the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner to the Appeal of Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in St. Petersburgh, and his Attorney, was this Day brought in.

E. Crawfurd against Lady M. Campbell et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Earl of Crawfurd and Lindsay is Appellant, and Lady Mary Campbell and others are Respondents:"

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

Fallijeff and another against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Major Michael Fallijeff and his Attorney are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner 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.

Russell against Douglas and Co.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein David Russell is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company 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.

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

Borough bridge Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of two Acts, made in the Sixteenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, for repairing the high Road from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to Catherick, in the same County, and from thence to Piers-Bridge, on the River Tees;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Eicke and Hecker's Naturalization Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Detlev-Bonaventura Eicke and John Henry Hecker;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Swindon Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road, at or near the Town of Swindon, to the North End or Side of the Town of Marlborough, and from the said Town of Marlborough to the Village of Everley, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lords summoned.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 3o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

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

Hinckley Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in repair, the Road from Castle-Street, at the End of the Town of Hinckley, to Lutterworth Town's End, and from or near the Guide Post at Walcot Town's End, in the County of Leicester, to the Eighty Mile Stone in Welford Field, in the County of Northampton," 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."

Wiggenhall Drainage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Brande's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Augustus Everard Brande," was committed.

Lumley to take the Name of Savile Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Richard Lumley and his Heirs Maleto take and use the Surname and Arms of Savile, pursuant to the Will of Sir George Savile Baronet, deceased," was committed.

Morley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and inclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Morley, in the County of Derby," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

Pr. 43. L. 2 and 3. After ("notwithstanding") insert ("provided nevertheless that no such Lease shall be made but with the Consent and Approbation of the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, and the Patron or Patrons of the said Rectory.")

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

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

Receipt Duty Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand, and for granting new Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory and other Notes, and also Stamp Duties on Receipts; and for indemnifying all Persons who have written or signed any Bill of Exchange, Promissory or other Note, or any Receipt, not stamped according to Law;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Blagdon Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Edinburgh Roads Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating and rendering more effectual the Exaction of the Statute Work within the Shire of Edinburgh, and for authorizing the Trustees for putting in Execution several Acts for repairing the high Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to borrow upon the Credit of the Tolls arising within the District of Laswade, a further Sum of Money, to be applied for Payment of certain Sums borrowed on the personal Security of the said Trustees; and for further repairing the Roads within the said District;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Barnstaple Roads Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Barnstaple in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Leyburn Enclosure Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the Manor of Leyburn and Parish of Wensley, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Cosham Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cosham, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Chichester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were, severally, read the first Time.

Hinckley Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from Castle-Street, at the End of the Town of Hinckley, to Lutterworth Town's End, and from or near the Guide Post at Walcot Town's End, in the County of Leicester, to the Eighty Mile Stone, in Welford Field, in the County of Northampton."

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. Anguish and Mr. Graves:

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

Borough bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Sixteenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, for repairing the high Road from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to Catherick, in the same County, and from thence to Pier's-Bridge, on the River Tees:"

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Mount Edgecumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Percy.
L. Osborne.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Eicke and Hecker's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Detlev-Bonaventura Eicke and John Henry Hecker:"

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.

Swindon Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road, at or near the Town of Swindon, to the North End or Side of the Town of Marlborough, and from the said Town of Marlborough to the Village of Everley, in the County of Wilts:"

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.

Chisholm against Munro:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Chisholm Esquire, younger, of Chisholm, Sheriff Clerk of the County of Ross, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February 1784, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Duncan Munro, of Culcairn Esquire, one of the Freeholders of the County of Ross, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Duncan Munro may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 31st of this instant March; and Service of this Order upon the Procurator or Agent for the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, of Brewer-Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Chisholm Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Chisholm against Macleod:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Chisholm Esquire, younger of Chisholm, Sheriff Clerk of the County of Ross, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February 1784; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Donald Macleod, of Geanies, Sheriff Depute of the County of Ross, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Donald Macleod may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 31st Day of this instant March; and Service of this Order upon the Procurator or Agent for the said Re spondent in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into a Recognizance on the said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, of Brewer-Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Chisholm Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Christie's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Abraham Allec, Hester Ward, Ann Clifford, Jenny Baker, and Betty Daubury, do attend this House on Tuesday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of James Christie Esquire, late Captain in His Majesty's late 88th Regiment of Foot, with Elizabeth Leslie, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Lewes to take the Name of Lloyd, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable David Edward Lewes Esquire, to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Lloyd, pursuant to the Will of Richard Lloyd, late of Werne Newith in the County of Cardigan Esquire, deceased," stands committed, be revived and meet on Monday next.

Wharton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wharton Esquire, on behalf of himself and his infant Son Anthony Wharton, 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 Ashhurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House of 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.

Shortreid against Brown. Appellant's Petition to put off the hearing, rejected.

A Petition of John Shortreid, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Andrew Brown is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read, setting forth, "That their Lordships were pleased in the last Session of Parliament to put off the hearing of this Cause to the present Session, in order to give the Petitioner Time to have the Benefit of his Action of Declarator, pending in the Court of Session. But the Court, perceiving it disrespectful in them to proceed in the said Action, during the Dependence of this Appeal, have stayed their Proceedings therein, until their Lordships make some Order on the said Appeal. That the Object of the Declarator being to prove the Lands in question by their Locality, and it is probable that which ever Way the Matter may be determined, the Parties will acquiesce, and their Lordships will not be troubled with the hearing of the Cause, nor the Parties put to the Expence thereof;" and therefore praying "Their Lordships will be pleased to put off the hearing of this Cause, till the Court of Session shall give Judgement in the said Action of Declarator there depending:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

Comes de Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 8o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgecumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Colhoun against Corbett.

The Answer of John Corbett, to the Appeal of John Colhoun, was this Day brought in:

Chisholm against Macleod.

As was also the Answer of Donald Macleod, to the Appeal of Alexander Chisholm:

Chisholme against Munro.

And also, the Answer of Duncan Munro, to the Appeal of Alexander Chisholm.

Lewes to take the Name of Lloyd, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable David Edward Lewes Esquire, to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Lloyd, pursuant to the Will of Richard Lloyd, late of Werne Newith, in the County of Cardigan Esquire, deceased," 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:"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Eicke's and Hecker's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Detlev-Bonaventura Eicke, and John Henry Hecker," was committed.

Boroughbridge 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 Powers of Two Acts, made in the Sixteenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from Boroughbridge in the County of York, to Catherick in the same County, and from thence to Pier's Bridge, on the River Tees," was committed.

Swindon 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, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road, at or near the Town of Swindon, to the North End or Side of the Town of Marlborough, and from the said Town of Marlborough to the Village of Everley, in the County of Wilts;" was committed.

Morley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Morley, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lumley to take the Name of Savile, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Richard Lumley and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Savile, pursuant to the Will of Sir George Savile Baronet, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wiggenhall Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brande's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Augustus Everard Brande."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Mothvey Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Fourteen Mile-stone, in the Parish of Mothvey, to Tavern Spite in the County of Carmarthen; and for repairing, amending, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads within the said County," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lady Greenwich's Estate Bill.

With a Bill intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of a certain Piece or Parcel of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly part of the Park there, called Richmond Park, or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Caroline Baroness of Greenwich, and her Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

The House being informed, "That Mr. Goodenough, from the Tax-Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 23d of February last;

Land Tax Account of Money in Hands of Receivers General, delivered.

"An Account of the Public Money in the Hands of the Receivers General of the Land Tax, on the 1st of January 1781, 1782, 1783, and 1784, distinguishing each Year."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

E. Derby leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Earl of Derby, 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 part of the Estates late of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Derby deceased, in the several Counties of Warwick, Chester, and Cambridge, in the Right Honourable Edward the present Earl of Derby, in Fee-Simple, and for settling an Estate of the said present Earl of Derby, in the County of Lancaster, of greater Value in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same."

Shortreid against Brown:

A Petition of John Shortreid, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Andrew Brown is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read, setting forth, "That in the last Session of Parliament the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships, from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, but the Petitioner now finds it expedient for him to withdraw the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at liberty to withdraw his Appeal."

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

Appeal withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to withdraw his said Appeal as desired, upon Payment of Thirty Pounds Costs to the Respondent.

Christie's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of James Christie Esquire, late Captain in His Majesty's late 88th Regiment of Foot, with Elizabeth Leslie 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 Monday next, and the Lords summoned, and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day do then attend.

Morley Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Morley, in the County of Derby;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

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 1782, to the 10th of October "1783," directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by two Acts, one of the 21st 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 4th 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.

Edinburgh Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating and rendering more effectual the Exaction of the Statute Work within the Shire of Edinburgh, and for authorizing the Trustees for putting in Execution several Acts for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to borrow upon the Credit of the Tolls arising within the District of Laswade, a further Sum of Money to be applied for Payment of certain Sums borrowed, on the Personal Security of the said Trustees, and for further repairing the Roads within the said District."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Plymouth.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. De la Warr.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgecumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L.Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Percy.
L. Osborne.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Sondes.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sydney.

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.

Barnstaple Roads 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 Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Barnstaple 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.

Leyburn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of Leyburn and Parish of Wensley, in the North Riding of the County of York:"

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

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

Cosham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cosham in the County of Southampton to the City of Chichester:"

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.

Grubbe's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act to enable William Hunt Grubbe Esquire, and Walter Hunt Grubbe Gentleman, and after their several Deaths, the Guardians of their respective Issue to make Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Wilts, and in the City of Bristol;" stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Chisholm against Macleod.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Chisholm is Appellant, and Donald Macleod is Respondent:"

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

Chisholm against Munro.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be apappointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alexander Chisholm is Appellant, and Duncan Munro is Respondent:"

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

Receipt Duty Bill.

Moved, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand," and for granting New Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory and other Notes, and also Stamp Duties on Receipts," and for indemnifying all Persons who have written or signed any Bill of Exchange, Promissory or other Note, or any Receipt not stamped according to Law," be now read a Second Time.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second 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.

Lords summoned.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgecumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Stewart and Co. against Dunlop et al.

The Answer of John Dunlop and others, to the Appeal of John Stewart and Company, was this Day brought in.

Lewes to take the Name of Lloyd, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable David Edward Lewes Esquire, to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Lloyd, pursuant to the Will of Richard Lloyd, late of Werne Newith, in the County of Cardigan, Esquire, deceased:"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Eicke's and Hecker's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Detlev-Bonaventura Eicke, and John Henry Hecker:"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boroughbridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Sixteenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from Boroughbridge in the County of York, to Catherick in the same County, and from thence to Pier's Bridge, on the River Tees."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swindon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road, at or near the Town of Swindon, to the North End or Side of the Town of Marlborough, and from the said Town of Marlborough to the Village of Everley, in the County of Wilts."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Lady Greenwich's Estate Bill: King's Consent signified.

The Lord Sydney acquainted the House, that His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of a certain Piece or Parcel of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park, or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Caroline Baroness of Greenwich, and her Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of a certain Piece or Parcel of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly part of the Park there, called Richmond Park, or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Caroline Baroness of Greenwich, and her Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration:"

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

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

Mothvey Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Fourteen Mile-stone, in the Parish of Mothvey, to Tavern Spite in the County of Carmarthen; and for repairing, amending, and keeping in Repair several other Roads within the said County:"

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgecumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sydney.

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

Nisbet's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Walter Nisbet Esquire with Anne Blomberg his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

E. Derby's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Derby deceased, in the several Counties of Warwick, Chester and Cambridge, in the Right Honourable Edward the present Earl of Derby in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said present Earl of Derby in the County of Lancaster, of greater Value, in lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same:"

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 Wednesday the 24th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dalton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend James Dalton Clerk, Rector of the Parish Church of Stanmore Magna, otherwise Great Stanmore in the County of Middlesex, praying "Leave to bring in a Bill for effectuating an Exchange of certain Lands in the Petition mentioned, between the Petitioner and George Drummond Esquire:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, 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.

Receipt Duty Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes, payable otherwise than upon Demand;" and for granting new Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory and other Notes, and also Stamp Duties on Receipts;" and for indemnifying all Persons who have written or signed any Bill of Exchange, Promissory or other Note, or any Receipt not stamped according to Law."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand;" and for granting new Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory and other Notes, and also Stamp Duties on Receipts;" and for indemnifying all Persons who have written or signed any Bill of Exchange, Promissory or other Note, or any Receipt not stamped according to Law."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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