House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1785 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: March 1785 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 196-208. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116764 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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March 1785 1-10

DIE Martis, 1o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, and George Earl of Jersey took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Huntingdon paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting the High Street, and other Places within the Town of Huntingdon, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Brandon.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Buckingham.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Berkeley.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Norwich.
E. Talbot.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Hereford.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Craven.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Boyle.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Stawell.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.
L. Loughborough.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Sommers.

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

Rotherham 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, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham, in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley, in the County of Derby, and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park, in the said County of York," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Rotherham aforesaid to the Turnpike Road near Pleasley aforesaid," 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."

Doncaster Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley, in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster, in the said County," was committed.

Faversham small Debts Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town and Port of Faversham, the Hundreds of Faversham and Boughton, and the several Parishes of Ospringe, Seasalter, and Whitstable, in the County of Kent," was committed.

Van Hagen's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Hendrick Van Hagen," was committed.

Biddenden Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden, in the Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Faversham, at a Place called Bound Gate," was committed.

Marston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing or letting a certain Common and certain Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Marston Montgomery, in the County of Derby, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rate, and other Parochial Taxes of the said Parish." was committed (fn. 1) .

Bolton Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Nightingales, in the Township of Heath Charnock, to the Bridge at the West End of the Town of Bolton in the Moors, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Tamm's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Simon Tamm."

E.Clanricarde et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Henry Smith de Burgh Earl of Clanricarde in the Kingdom of Ireland, the Reverend Harry Lee Doctor in Divinity, Warden and the Scholars Clerks of Saint Mary College of Winchester near Winchester in the County of Southampton, and Robert Pope Blachford of Osborne in the Isle of Wight in the said County Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, 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.

Wharton Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wharton Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his instant 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. Baron Perryn, 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.

Borret et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Borrett of Shoreham in the County of Kent Esquire, and Martha his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perryn, 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.

Sir James Nasmyth against Samson.

A Petition of Sir James Nasmyth (fn. 2) Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Samson is Respondent, was presented and read, setting forth, That this Cause was only set down for Hearing on Wednesday the 16th of February last: That from so many Causes which stood in the Paper before it being put off, the same will stand for Hearing in Course on Monday next: That the Petitioner's Scotch Counsel, who is engaged to argue this Cause, is now engaged in the Court of Session, but will be in London at the ending of the Term of the said Court: That as the necessary Papers are not arrived from Scotland, the Appellant cannot be prepared for the Hearing in so short a Time, and as no Inconveniency can arise to either Party for a few Weeks Delay;" the Petitioner humbly prays their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of this Cause to Friday the 18th Day of March instant, or such other Day in the present Session, as to their Lordships shall seem proper."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday the 18th Day of this instant March, as desired.

Wilkinson against Douglas:

Upon reading the Petition of William Douglas, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Joshua Wilkinson the Younger is Plaintiff:

Brantingham against Collins.

Also upon reading the Petition of John Collins, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Brantingham is Plaintiff, setting forth, That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships' Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writs of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forth with enter a Non-pros on the said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiffs in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Spynie Claim of Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of William Fullarton Esquire, claiming the Title, Honour and Dignity of Lord Spynie, setting forth, "That the Petitioner's printed Cases on this Claim of Peerage being now on their Lordships' Table;" the Petitioner humbly prays that their Lordships will be pleased to order, "That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim on Tuesday the 15th Day of this instant March, or such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint:"

It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider the said Claim on Tuesday the 15th Day of this instant March, as desired; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

King's Bench Prison, Debtors Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of the unfortunate Persons confined for Debt in the Prison of the King's Bench, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, That the Petitioners having long suffered the Miseries of Imprisonment, and many amongst them who have been thus cut off from the Benefits of Society and the Exercise of their Occupations during a Course of Years, are by this dreadful Addition to their former Misfortunes, reduced to the Extremities of Indigence, and with their numerous Families involved in the deepest Distress; that very Few of the great Number of Prisoners who were burnt out of this and other Prisons could obtain the Benefit of the Act in 1781, so that no effectual Relief has been afforded Insolvent Debtors since 1778;" and therefore humbly supplicating their Lordships, "To take their unhappy Case into their humane Consideration, and most earnestly implore such speedy Relief as in their Lordships' great Wisdom may seem expedient:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Bp. Hereford's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Father in God, James by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of Hereford, Lord of the Manor of Eastnor in the County of Hereford, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, 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.

East India Company, Motion touching Affairs of, negatived.

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

It was moved, "That the 37th Clause of the Act of last Session for the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That the large Sums of Money claimed to be due to British Subjects by the Nabob of Arcot, ought not to be put into a Course of Payment without a previous Investigation into the Origin and Justice of the respective Demands, whereby the several Claimants of Debts contracted against the Orders of the East India Company may be obliged to set forth and prove the Grounds and Considerations of their respective Debts; and that such Debts ought not to be discharged while the large Sums due from the Nabob of Arcot are unpaid to the East India Company, which now is indebted to the Public in a Sum of at least Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, for Customs postponed."

Then it was moved, "That the Motion made on the 18th of February last, and the Proceedings thereupon, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

And the said Resolution being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 2o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Bruce against Cleghorns:

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause upon the amended Appeal of William Bruce late Shipmaster in Dundee, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of August 1777, and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 22d of November 1777, and 19th of June 1778, adhering thereto; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 2d and 18th of February 1779; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 14th of November 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" to which Appeal Robert Cleghorn and Alexander Cleghorn Bakers in Leith are Respondents:

Counsel appeared for the said Respondents; but none appearing for the Appellant, and the Respondents' Counsel having prayed an Affirmance of the said several Interlocutors complained of, with Costs:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Interlocutors affirmed with Costs.

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the said Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of, be and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for their Costs, in respect of the said Appeal.

Marston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing or letting a certain Common and certain Waste Grounds lying within the Parish of Marston Montgomery in the County of Derby, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poors' Rate and other Parochial Taxes of the said Parish."

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

E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.

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

Rotherham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham, in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley, in the County of Derby, and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park, in the said County of York," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Rotherham aforesaid to the Turnpike Road near Pleasley aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Doncaster Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Faversham 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 Faversham, the Hundreds of Faversham and Boughton, and the several Parishes of Ospringe, Seasalter, and Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Biddenden Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in the Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Feversham at a Place called Bound Gate."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Van Hagen's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Frederick Hendrick Van Hagen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tamm's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Simon Tamm."

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Freeland against Greenway:

Upon reading the Petition of Martha Greenway Spinster, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Robert Freeland is Plaintiff, setting forth, That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships' Standing Order;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

E. Hopetoun against Glove et al.

The House being informed, "That Martha Grove and others, Respondents to the Appeal of James Earl of Hopetoun, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of James Young Clerk, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 4o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Jones et al. against Morgan.

The Answer of Charles Morgan Esquire, to the Cross Appeal of William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife and others, was this Day brought in.

E. Inchiquia against Fitzmaurices.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Morough O'Bryan Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife, and John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Marston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing or letting a certain Common and certain Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Marston Montgomery in the County of Derby, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rate and other Parochial Taxes of the said Parish," 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."

Tamm's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Simon Tamm," 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."

Huntingdon Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting the High Street and other Places within the Town of Huntingdon, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein," was committed.

Bolton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of the reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Nightingales, in the Township of Heath Charnock, to the Bridge at the West End of the Town of Bolton in the Moors, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Gower.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Johnston against Tenant and Gray:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Johnston, John Chalmers, and William Gray Senior, Baillies, and Sir John Anstruther Baronet, Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire, Andrew Johnston of Pitkeirie, Gavin Hogg, Andrew Dickieson, John Caithness, James Mercer, Thomas Ballardie, James Westwater, Robert Young, Andrew Innes, and Archibald Brown, Counsellors of the Borough of Anstruther Easter; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 25th of February 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Tenant and William Gray Senior, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Tenant and William Gray may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 1st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Ross to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Andrew Johnston and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Bp. Bangor et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Bangor, and the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Bulkeley Baron of Beaumaris, Sir Hugh Williams Baronet, John Bodycham Sparrow Esquire, (Mayor of the Town and Liberties of Beaumaris) Hugh Griffiths Esquire, William Lewis Esquire, Paul Panton Esquire, John Lewis Esquire, John Hampton Jones Esquire, and the Reverend Richard Williams Clerk, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

Trade and Plantations, Report of Committee of Council, delivered.

"Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council appointed for the Consideration of all Matters relating to Trade and foreign Plantations, upon the Two Questions referred to them by His Majesty's Order in Council of the 14th of January last;" (videlicet)

1. "Upon the Propriety of reducing the Duties payable in Great Britain on the Importation of Goods the Growth and Manufacture of Ireland, to the same Rate as the Duties payable in Ireland on the Importation of the like Goods the Growth and Manufacture of Great Britain."

2. "What Preferences are now given to the Importation of any Article the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of Ireland, by any Duty or Prohibition on the Importation, Use, or Sale of the like Articles from Foreign Parts; and how far it may be the Interest of Great Britain in future to continue or alter the same."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

The Lord Sydney also (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House;

"Accounts annexed to the Report by Way of Appendix;" together with a List thereof.

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

1. "Account of Quantities and Species of Goods imported into Ireland from foreign Parts, for Seven Years ended 25th March 1783, distinguishing each Year."

2. "Account of the Export Trade of Ireland to foreign Parts for Seven Years, ending the 25th of March 1783, each Year distinguished."

3."Printed Account of the Imports into Ireland from Africa and America for Five Years, ending 25th of March 1784, distinguishing the Quantities and Rates of Values, with the Rates of Duties in the last Year."

4."Printed Account of the Exports from Ireland to Africa and America for Five Years, ending 25th of March 1784, distinguishing the Quantities and Rates of Values, with the Rates of Duties in the last Year."

5."Printed Account of the Imports and Exports between that Part of Great Britain called England, and Ireland for Five Years, ending at Christmas 1783; being the latest Period to which the same can be completed, distinguishing each Year, and the several Articles."

6."Account of the Quantity of raw and thrown Silk imported into the Kingdom of Ireland for Ten Years, ending the 25th March 1783, each Year distinguished."

7."Account of the Quantity of wrought Silk, including Silk, Gauze, and Ribbands imported into the Kingdom of Ireland for Ten Years, ended the 25th March 1783."

8."Account of the Value of Silk and Worsted, Silk and Inkle, Silk and Cotton, mixed Manufacture, imported into the Kingdom of Ireland for Ten Years, ended the 25th March 1783, each Year distinguished."

9. "Account of the Amount in Value of the Growth, Produce, and Manufacture of Ireland, exported to Great Britain, the British Colonies and Plantations, and the rest of the World; also the Amount in Value of the Imports from each for Ten Years, ending 25th March 1783, distinguishing each Year."

10."Account of the Amount in Value of all Goods exported from Ireland to Great Britain, the British Colonies and Plantations, and the rest of the World; also the Amount in Value of the Imports from each for Ten Years, ending the 25th March 1782, distinguishing each Year."

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

Coke Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas William Coke of Holkham in the County of Norfolk Esquire, 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 certain Estates in the Counties of Kent and Somerset and in the City of London, devised by the Will of Thomas late Earl of Leicester, deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Estates, situate in the County of Norfolk, to be settled to the same Uses."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

E. Inchiquin against Fitzmaurice.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Morough O'Bryen Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife and John Hamilton Fitzmaurice are Respondents:

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

Bolton Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Nightingales in the Township of Heath Charnock, to the Bridge at the West End of the Town of Bolton in the Moors, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Coke's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Kent and Somerset and in the City of London, devised by the Will of Thomas late Earl of Leicester, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising therefrom, in the Purchase of other Estates, situate in the County of Norfolk, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

D. Portland.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Stormont.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 22d Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Gammill against Wright.

Upon reading the Petition of James Gammill, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of George Wright Respondent thereto; setting forth, "That this Cause stands for hearing in Course on Friday next: That it has been brought thus forward, by other Causes being postponed or withdrawn, while the Parties have not received the necessary Papers from Scotland;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To delay the hearing of this Cause, till the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, as desired.

Mansfield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign, of His present Majesty, King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing, and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

De Luc's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

South Cave Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Common or Stinted Pastures, Wolds, Ings, Sands, Meadow Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of South Cave in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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 1783, to the 10th of October 1784, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament, by Two Acts, One of the Twenty first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors, of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Trade and Plantations, Report relative to be printed.

Ordered, That a sufficient Number of Copies of the Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the Consideration of all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, together with the Accounts annexed by Way of Appendix, delivered to this House on the 4th instant, be printed.

Patersons against Broomfield.

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Broomfield, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Ann Paterson and her Husband are Appellants, setting forth, "That so many Causes which stood for Hearing before this, have been delayed and postponed, that the Hearing thereof comes on sooner than was apprehended, the Petitioner humbly hopes that their Lordships will indulge him with a few Days Delay;" and therefore humbly prays, "That the Hearing thereof may be postponed till this Day Sev'night, the Agent for the said Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 14th Day of March next, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Gordon against Gordon et al.

The Answer of Janet Gordon and others, to the Appeal of George Alexander Gordon, was this Day brought in.

Innes against Duff.

As was also the Answer of James Duff, Sheriff Clerk of Banff, to the Appeal of Alexander Innes of Breda.

E. Inchiquin against Fitzmaurice.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Morough O'Bryen Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife and John Hamilton Fitzmaurice are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Tamm's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for naturalizing Simon Tamm."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for enclosing, and leasing, or letting a certain Common, and certain Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Marston Montgomery in the County of Derby, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rate, and other Parochial Taxes of the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bolton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, and widening the Road from a Place called Nightingales in the Township of Heath Charnock, to the Bridge at the West End of the Town of Bolton in the Moors, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Huntingdon Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting the High Street and other Places, within the Town of Huntingdon, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

De Luc's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Andrew de Luc."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Coventry.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Beaulieu.
V. Stormont.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Loughborough.

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

Mansfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing, and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned."

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.

South Cave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Common or Stinted Pastures, Wolds, Ings, Sands, Meadow Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of South Cave in the East 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.

E. Beaulieu introduced:

Edward Lord Beaulieu being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Eighth Day of July, in the Twenty-fifth (fn. 3) Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Beaulieu, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl of Coventry and the Earl of Abercorn (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding; His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; to Our right trusty, and right well-beloved Cousin, Edward Earl Beaulieu, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State, and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We strictly enjoining, command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eighth Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earl's Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Callington Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, " An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from Callington in the County of Cornwall, and for widening and repairing the Road leading from Bushford to Beal's Mill in the Parish of Stoke Climsland, and also the Road from Penterscross in the Parish of Pillaton, to a Place called the Fighting Cocks in the Parish of Botes Fleming, all in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A shill Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Half-Year or Shack Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Ashill, in the County of Norsolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles, and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) " An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry for the Service of the Year One thousand Seven hundred and eighty-five." " An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act for Confining for a limited Time the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America, and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland to Bread, Flour, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships actually belonging to British Subjects and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed." " An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and Port of Faversham, the Hundreds of Faversham and Boughton, and the several Parishes of Ospringe, Seasalter, and Whitstable, in the County of Kent." An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch in the County of Salop to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich in the County of Chester, and Newcastle-under-Lyne, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid." "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign for repairing several Roads leading from the Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury, and the New Inn, and from the Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton in the County of Salop, and for making the same more effectual." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, " An Act for amending and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley in the County of Derby; and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park in the said County of York," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Rotherham aforesaid to the Turnpike Road near Pleasley aforesaid." "An act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley in the County of York to the Town of Doncaster in the said County." "An Act for continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in the Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Feversham at a Place called Bound Gate." "An Act to enable William Lucas Holden to take and use the Surname of Rose" "An Act for Naturalizing Charles Frederick Wiple." "An Act for Naturalizing Frederick Hendrick Van Hagen." 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 well-bebeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain. Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty ; 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 Eighth Day of March, in the Twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-five."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bon Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

2. "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

3. "An Act for confining for a limited Time the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America and His Majesty's Subjects in the Istand of Newfoundland, to Bread, Flour, and Live Stock to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

4. "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and Port of Faversham, the Hundreds of Faversham and Boughton, and the several Parishes of Ospringe, Seasalter, and Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

5. "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of His Present Majesty's Reign, to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch, in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich, in the County of Chester, and Newcastle-under-Lyne, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid."

6. "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing several Roads leading from the Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and the New-Inn, and from the Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop, and for making the same more effectual."

7. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley, in the County of Derby, and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park in the said County of York," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Rotherham aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road near Pleasley aforesaid."

8. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley, in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster, in the said County."

9. "An Act for continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in the Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Feversham, at a Place called Bound Gate."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

10. "An Act to enable William Lucas Holden to take and use the Surname of Rose."

11. "An Act for Naturalizing Charles Frederick Wiple."

12. "An Act for Naturalizing Frederick Hendrick Van Hagen."

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.

Innes against Duff.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Innes is Appellant, and James Duff 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 after the Recess at Easter.

Gordon against Gordon et al.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Alexander Gordon is Appellant, and Janet Gordon 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 after the Recess at Easter.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill 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-five;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fleet Prison Debtors' Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of the unfortunate Debtors consined in His Majesty's Prison of the Fleet, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, "That the Petitioners having endured a very long Imprisonment, (many of whom being in their fourth Year,) and in Consequence thereof are reduced to extreme Distress and Indigence, do submissively throw themselves at their Lordships' Feet, to implore such Relief as the Wisdom and Humanity of their Lordships may judge expedient:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Campbell against Walsh et al.

The Answer of John Walsh and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company, to the Appeal of Walter Campbell of Shawfield Esquire was this Day brought in.

E. Hopetoun against Grove et. al.

As was also the Answer of Mrs. Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company, to the Appeal of James Earl of Hopetoun.

South Cave Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Spencer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Common or Stinted Pastures, Wolds, Ings, Sands, Meadow Lands, and Waste Grounds within the Township of South Cave in the East 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mansfield Road Bill.

The Earl Spencer also reported from the Lords Committes, to whom the Bill intituled, " An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield, in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned," was committed : " That they had considered the said Bill and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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-five."

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 Friday next.

Ashill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year or Shack Lands, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Ashill in the County of Norfolk."

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

D. Portland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Spencer.
V. Wentworth.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Sommers.

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

Callington Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from Callington in the County of Cornwall, and for widening and repairing the Road leading from Bushford to Beal's Mill in the Parish of Stoke Climsland; and also the Road from Ponterscross in the Parish of Pillaton, to a Place called the Fighting Cocks in the Parish of Botes Fleming, all in the said County."

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.

E. Hopetoun against Grove et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Earl of Hopetoun is Appellant, and Mrs. Martha Grove and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Wednesday the 16th Day of this Instant March.

McInnes against Moir.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Janet McInnes is Appellant, and Alexander Moir 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 after the Recess at Easter.

Sir H. Munro against Forbes et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Sir Hector Munro and others are Appellants, and Robert Forbes 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, after the Recess at Easter.

Campbell against Walsh et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Walter Campbell Esquire is Appellant, and John Walsh 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, after the Recess at Easter.

Orphans' Fund, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague, from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

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 1784."

"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 28th September 1783 exclusive, to the 28th September 1784 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making a Street or Opening from Moorfields to Bishopgate Street, from the 28th September 1783 exclusive, to the 28th September 1784 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for building and compleating Blackfriars Bridge, from the 28th Day of September 1783 exclusive, to the 18th December 1784 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers within the said City and Liberties thereof; and for paving, cleansing, and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, &c. within the said City and Liberty, from the 28th Day of September 1783 exclusive, to the 28th September 1784 inclusive."

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; and for lighting, watching, cleansing, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge, from the 28th September 1783 exclusive, to the 28th September 1784 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of Three Acts for rebuilding His Majesty's Gaol of Newgate within the said City, from the 16th March 1784 exclusive, to the 26th January 1785 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

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