House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1784 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: March 1784 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 58-66. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116747 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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March 1784 11-20

DIE Jovis, 11o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Lady Greenwich's Estate Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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."

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."

Barnstaple Roads 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 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," 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."

Cosham Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale 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 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," was committed.

Edinburgh Roads Bill.

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

Leyburn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follows: (videlicet)

Pr. 22. L. 25. After ("whatsoever") insert (" Provided nevertheless that no Exchange and Conveyance as aforesaid shall be made by the said Rector of Wensley and his Successors, without the Consent and Approbation of the Bishop of Chester")

Pr. 24. L. 17. After ("only") insert ("except the said Rector of Wensley and his Successors")

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

Grubbe's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, 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," was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Earl of Mansfield 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 Earl of Mansfield in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Osborne 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 Earl of Mansfield said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking fit 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 where of 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 endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) 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." "An Act for establishing certain Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post between Great Britain and Ireland." 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." "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." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcote Odd House, in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common, in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley, in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell, in the County of Nottingham, to the Town of Nottingham, except so far as relates to the Road leading from Ilkeston to the Town of Shipley." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Lemnsford Mill, through Welwyn and Stevenage, and by Corry's Mill, to Hitchin, and from Welwyn through Codicot to Hitchin, in the County of Hertford." "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 Kingswear, 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 Kersewell 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." "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 Lanehorne, 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." "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." "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." 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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Morley, in the County of Derby." 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." "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." An Act for naturalizing Augustus Everard Brande." An Act for naturalizing Detlev-Bonaventura Eicke and John Henry Hecker." 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 Our Most Dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the Most Reverend Father in God, our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Duke of Richmond; Our right trusty and right wellbeloved Cousin and Counsellor William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Richard Viscount Howe; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our principal Secretaries of State, 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 Eleventh Day of March, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand."

"Yorke."

Then the Earl of Mansfield 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."

1. "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."

2. "An Act for establishing certain Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, between Great Britain and Ireland."

3. "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 Fern, and Alkham, and also the Liberty of Dover Castle, in the County of Kent."

4. "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."

5. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcote Odd House in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common, in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley, in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell in the County of Nottingham, to the Town of Nottingham, except so far as relates to the Road leading from Ilkeston to the Town of Shipley."

6. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, of the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Lemnsford Mill through Welwyn and Stevenage, and by Cory's Mill to Hitchin, and from Welwyn through Codicot to Hitchin in the County of Hertford."

7. "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 Kingswear, opposite Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, and from the End of a Lane leading cut 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."

8. "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 Lanehorne, 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."

9. "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."

10. "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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

12. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Morley, in the County of Derby."

13. "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."

14. "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."

15. "An Act for naturalizing Augustus Everard Brande."

16. "An Act for naturalizing Detlev-Bonaventura Eicke, and John Henry Hecker."

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.

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 Monday next, be put off to Friday the 19th Day of this instant March, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses, who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Stewart and Co. against Dunlop et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Stewart and Company are Appellants, and John Dunlop 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.

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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-four, together with those named in two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax, and with those named in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, 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-three," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 15o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Lady Greenwich's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barnstaple Roads 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 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cosham 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 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edinburgh Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Exetion 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 Districts."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys;

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

Leyburn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Grubbe's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

D. Bolton's Estate Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting part of the Estates of Charles, late Duke of Bolton, deceased, devised and settled by his Will, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Limitations limited, created and expressed in the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution a Decree, and certain Orders of the High Court of Chancery, for Sale of the same Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mothvey Road Bill.

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

Bp. St. David's Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Reverend Edward, Lord Bishop of St. David's, 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 establishing and confirming certain Exchanges agreed upon between the Lord Bishop of St. David's, Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Battesford, in the County of Gloucester; and Thomas Edwards Freeman Esquire, of certain Grounds and other Hereditaments within the said Parish."

Dalrymple against Hunter.

Upon reading the Petition of James Dalrymple Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Robert Hunter Esquire, Respondent thereto:

Duncan against Magistrates of Aberdeen.

Also, upon reading the Petition of George Duncan, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of the Magistrates of Aberdeen, Respondents thereto:

Milligan. against Wedderburn.

Also, upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Mr. Milligan, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Wedderburn Esquire, Respondent thereto:

Bruce against Carron Company.

Also, upon reading the Petition of James Bruce Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of the Carron Company, Respondents thereto:

Lady Gray against Blair.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Margaret Lady Gray, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Blair Esquire, Respondent thereto:

Stewart against Stewart.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Robert Stewart, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Ann Stewart, Respondent thereto:

Colquhoun against Corbet.

Also, upon reading the Petition of John Colquhoun, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Corbet, Respondent thereto:

Carse against Colquhoun et al.

Also, upon reading the Petition of James Carse, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Colquhoun and others, Respondents thereto:

E. Crawfurd against Lady M. Campbell.

Also, upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Crawfurd, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Lady Mary Campbell, Respondent thereto:

Fallijeff against Elphinstone.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Michael Fallijeff, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of William Elphinstone, Respondent thereto:

Russell against Douglas and Company.

Also, upon reading the Petition of David Russell, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, Respondents thereto:

Chisholm against Macleod.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Alexander Chisholm, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Donald Macleod, Respondent thereto:

Chisholm against Munro.

And also, upon reading the Petition of Alexander Chisholm, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Duncan Munro, Respondent thereto, which stand appointed for hearing, setting forth, "That their Lordships were pleased to put off the hearing of the said Causes till the middle of March, that the Parties might have the Benefit of their Scotch Counsel, who were expected in Town by that Time: That the Petitioners are now informed, that the Lord Advocate and other Counsel cannot be in London sooner than the End of the next Week; and therefore praying their Lordships that the first of the said Causes may be put off till Monday the 22d instant, and the rest in Course, or to such other Time as their Lordships shall judge proper:"

It is Ordered, That the hearing of the said first mentioned Cause, be put off to Monday the 22d instant, as desired, and the other Causes removed in Course.

Collins against Sir H. Gough et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Daniel Collins Clerk is Appellant, and Sir Henry Gough Baronet 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.

Christie's Divorce Bill.

A Petition of James Christie Esquire, late Captain in His Majesty's late 88th Regiment of Foot, was presented and read, setting forth, "That by an Order of this House made on the 23d Day of February last, upon the First reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Petitioner, with Elizabeth Leslie his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; The same was ordered to be read a Second Time, on Tuesday the 9th Day of March then next, and that she might have a Copy of the said Bill and Notice given her of the said Second Reading; That by an Order of their Lordships on Monday the 8th instant the Second Reading was put off to Monday the 15th instant; That by another Order of their Lordships the Second Reading was again put off to Friday the 19th instant; That the Petitioner caused diligent Search and Enquiry to be made after the said Elizabeth Leslie, and the Place of her Abode and Residence, and having discovered from different Informations, that the said Elizabeth Leslie was, and had been for some Months past, resident with her Mother Lady Dowager Baird at Carmarthen in South Wales: That the Petitioner's Sclicitor's Clerk, on his Arrival at Carmarthen, was there informed by several Persons, that the said Elizabeth Leslie had eloped with a Gentleman, late an Officer in the Carmarthenshire Militia, and the Petitioner's then Clerk went to the Place of Abode there, of the said Lady Baird, and enquired for the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie, when and where he saw the said Lady Baird, and was informed by her, that the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie was gone away privately from the said Lady Baird about a Month before, and that she did not know where the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie was gone to, and that she was not then resident with the said Lady Baird, nor could she inform the said Clerk where the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie was to be met with; Whereupon the said Clerk left with the said Lady Baird, for the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie, a Copy of the said Bill and of their Lordships said Order of the 23d of February last, the last known Place of Abode of the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie, which have been discovered by the Petitioner, his Solicitor and Agents, being with the said Lady Baird: That the Petitioner, his Solicitors and Agents, have used every Endeavour in their Power to find the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie, and her Place of Abode, to serve her with the said Bill, and the said Order of the 23d of February last, but have not been able to discover the same, save as above stated;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Service of the Copy of the said Bill, and of the said Order of the 23d of February last, by the same having been left with the said Lady Baird, and that by leaving another Copy of the said Bill, and of the said last mentioned Order with Mr. Cresswell, who was concerned as Proctor for the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie in the Consistory Court of London, in the Cause of Divorce mentioned in the said Bill, may be deemed good Service of the said Bill, and of the said Order of the 23d of February last, and as effectual as if the same had been personally served on the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Thomas Bolton, of the Middle Temple, London, Gentleman, of the Truth of the Allegations of the said Petition, being read;

Ordered, That the leaving another Copy of the said Bill, and of the Order of the 23d of February last with Mr. Creswell, who was concerned as Proctor for the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie, in the Consistory Court of London, in the Cause of Divorce mentioned in the said Bill, shall be deemed as good Service of the said Bill and Order, as if the same had been personally served on the said Elizabeth Leslie Christie.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land tax Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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-four; together with those named in two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax, and with those named in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, 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-three."

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.

Order for Lords to be summoned discharged.

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

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 17o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

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

Bp. Norwich's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, 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" stands committed, be revived, and meet immediately.

D. Bolton's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Bolton, deceased, devised and settled by his Will, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Limitations limited, created, and expressed in the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution a Decree and certain Orders of the High Court of Chancery for Sale of the same Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys;

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

Mothvey Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Dewes et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend John Dewes, of Calwich, in the County of Stafford, Clerk, 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 Part of the settled, Estates of the Reverend John Dewes, Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the same Uses."

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

Bradford Poor Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Newhaven Bridge Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Ouse, at Newhaven, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Scotch Protestants' Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath by certain Persons Protestants of the ancient Church of Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

Leyburn Enclosure Bill.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Bp. Norwich's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Jacob Preston Es quire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 19o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

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

Stoddard against Stuart and Davidson in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein

Samuel Stoddard is Plaintiff;
and
James Stuart and Alexander Davidson are Defendants.

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 this Day, be put off to Tuesday, the 30th Day of this instant March, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on this Day, do then attend.

Convicts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases, and to amend the Laws respecting the Transportation of Offenders;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bp. Norwich's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Spalding Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone, in the Parish of Gosbertown, to the Eighth Mile Stone, in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers;" 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. Montague, from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

Orphans' Fund, Accounts delivered.

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

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the said City, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, from the 29th September 1782, to the 29th September 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for making a Street or Opening from Moorfields to BishopsgateStreet, and from Chiswell-Street to Barbican, from the 29th September 1782 to the 29th September 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for building and compleating the Bridge at Blackfriar's, &c. from the 28th September 1782 to the 28th September 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the said City and Liberties thereof, from the 24th December 1771 to the 25th March 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for embanking Part of the North Side of the River Thames within certain Limits, from the 28th of September 1782 to the 28th September 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the Streets, Lanes, &c. of the said City and Liberties thereof, from the 28th September 1782 to the 28th September 1783."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, on account of rebuilding the Gaol of Newgate, from the 2d October 1781 to the 16th March 1784."

And then he withdrew:

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Bradford Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer, for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts."

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

E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Strafford.
E. Harrington.
E. Mansfield.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Percy.
L. Osborne.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Camelford.

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.

Newhaven Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Ouse, at Newhaven in the County of Sussex."

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.

Dewes's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of the Reverend John Dewes, Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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 Monday the 5th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Scotch Protestants' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath, by certain Persons Protestants of the ancient Church of Scotland."

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

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

Okill's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Okill of Little Woolton in the County of Lancaster Gentleman, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Adjourn.

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