House of Lords Journal Volume 37
February 1786 21-30

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February 1786 21-30

DIE Martis, 21o Februarii, 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower,C. P. S.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Knight's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Thomas Knight Clerk, Committee appointed by the High Court of Chancery of the Estates of his Brother John Knight Esquire, a Lunatick; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Peers' Pedigrees referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Pedigrees of Charles Duke of Rutland, George Grenville Nugent Marquis of Buckingbam, William Marquis of Lansdown, Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough, George Earl of Winchelsea, Anthony Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Augustus Lumley Earl of Scarbrough, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, Frederick Earl of Bristol, Robert Earl of Harborough, George Earl Waldegrave, Charles Earl of Harrington, George Edward Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, George Earl of Egremont, George Simon Earl Harcourt, Henry Thomas Fox Earl of Ilchester, John Richard Earl De la Warr, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl of Abergavenny, George Earl of Leicester, Henry Earl of Uxbridge, James Earl of Lonsdale, Edward Earl Beaulieu, George Viscount Hereford, John Viscount Dudley and Ward, Thomas Viscount Hampden, Hugh Lord Percy, Trevor Charles Lord Dacre, John Griffin Lord Howard de Walden, Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan, Peter Lord King, Hugh Lord Fortescue, Aubrey Lord Vere, John James Lord Lovell and Holland, Francis Lord Ducie, Thomas Lord Foley, Edward Lord Thurlow, William Lord Gage, James Lord Brudenell, Charles Lord Southampton, Henry Lord Porchester, Thomas Lord Grey de Wilton, Noel Lord Berwick, and James Lord Sherborne be referred to the Committee for Privileges.

Journal Committee, all Lords added.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the Lords SubCommittees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals.

Ld Dacre takes his Seat.

This Day Trevor Charles Lord Dacre sat first in Parliament after the Death of Thomas Lord Dacre his Uncle by the half Blood; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes;

Pedigree delivered.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 22o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Boddam et al. against Ryley et al.

The Answer of John Ryley Clerk and Martha his Wife and others to the Appeal of Rawson Hart Boddam and Nathaniel Stackhouse Esquires, Executors in India of John Spencer Esquire, deceased, and others, was this Day brought in.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 23o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

PRAYERS.

Clerk against Gordon.

The Answer of Hugh Gordon Watchmaker in Aberdeen, to the Appeal of Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen, was this Day brought in.

Cuninghame against Cuningham et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein William Cuninghame Esquire is Appellant, and Henry Drumlanrig Cuningham 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.

Sturrock and Stewart against Porter and Ogilvie.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Messieurs Sturrock and Stewart Merchants are Appellants, and William Porter Merchant and Alexander Ogilvie 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.

Gordon against Tait.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alexander Gordon Esquire is Appellant, and John Tait Junior 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.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Weltje and Mayersbach's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Louis Weltje and Alexander Von Mayersbach;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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-six;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hay Exportation, to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Crewkerne Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and from Crewkerne in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Christopherson's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Moor Monkton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common and certain other Open Grounds in the Township and Parish of Moor Monkton in the County of the City of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wareham Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham and in Purbeck in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 24o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

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-six."

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.

Hay Exportation, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Malt Bill.

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

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

Rougemont's and Guy's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Rougemont and Lewis Guy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Christopherson's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Christopherson."

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

V. Dudley & Ward. L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill 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.

Wareham Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in repair, several Roads leading from the Market Crofs, in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck in the County of Dorset."

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.

V. Gallway et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Robert Arundell, Lord Viscount Gallway of the Kingdom of Ireland, on Behalf of himself and of Elizabeth Viscountess Gallway his Wife, and of his Infant Sons, 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 27o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower C. P. S.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Morton.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

American Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty for a limited Time certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States;" and for further continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hops, Exportation to Ireland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to regulate the Exportation of Hops to Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Seven Oaks Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of Two Acts of the Fifth and Ninth Years of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the repairing of the Roads from Wat's Cross to Cowden, and from Seven Oaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch Corner, and from Penshurst Town to Southborough in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lords sumsoned.

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

Wareham Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck in the County of Dorset," 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."

Christopherson's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for naturalizing John Henry Christopherson;" was committed.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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-six."

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

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

Rougemont and Guy's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Rougemont and Lewis Guy."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Manchester.
E. Morton.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Harrowby.

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.

Moor Monkton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common and certain other Open Grounds in the Township and Parish of Moor Monkton, in the County of the City 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 Wednesday the 15th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir Christ. Whichcote et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Christopher Whichcote Baronet, and Dame Jane his Wife, Thomas Whichcote Esquire, and Diana his Wife, William Manners Esquire, and Frances 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 Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Justice Heath, 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.

Kello against Taylor:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Agnes Kello, Daughter of the deceased Andrew Kello, some Time Tenant in Skirlingmill; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Commissaries in Scotland of the 28th of March and 18th of July 1785; also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 13th of December 1785; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 16th of February 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Patrick Taylor a Bankrupt, late Tenant in Birkenshaw, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Patrick Taylor may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 27th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Agnes Kello, on account of her Appeal depending in this House, she residing in Scotland:"

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

Hay, Exportation to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to prohibit, for a limited Time, the Exportation of Hay."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Land Tax Bill.

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

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 28o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a 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-six."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wareham Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Christopherson's Naturalization Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hops Exportation to Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Exportation of Hops to Ireland."

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

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

Seven Oaks Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of Two Acts of the Fifth and Ninth Years of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the repairing of the Roads from Wat's Cross to Cowden, and from Seven Oaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch Corner, and from Penhurst Town to Southborough in the County of Kent."

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

L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Amherst.

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

Crewkerne Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and from Crewkerne in the County of Somerset."

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.

Drake et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition as well of William Drake, late of the Parish of Hound in the County of Southampton, but now of the Parish of Saint Mary in the Town and County of Southampton, as of Hannah Elizabeth Humphreys and Mary Ann Humphreys, both of the said Parish of Saint Mary Spinsters, and John Barlow of the Isle of Wight in the said County of Southampton, youngest Son of Robert Barlow late of Andover in the said County of Southampton, deceased, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Fraser et al. against Hill.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alexander Fraser Esquire and others are Appellants, and William Hall Esquire 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.

Hill against Buchanans.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Hill is Appellant, and George Buchanan and John Buchanan 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.

Murray and Henderson against Haugh.

The House being informed, "That Jean Haugh, Respondent to the Appeal of John Murray and Robert Henderson, had not put in her Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Dickson of the due Service of the said Order being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in her Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty for a limited Time certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States;" and for further continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America;" with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

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

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

Forbes et al. against Leslies.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Forbes Esquire Merchant in London, and of Alice or Alicia Mackenzie, Daughter of the deceased Captain John Mackenzie in Cromarty, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of July and 13th of December 1785, and 18th of February 1786; 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 Abraham Leslie and Charles Leslie may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Abraham Leslie and Charles Leslie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 28th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Tress et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Stephen Tress Gentleman, and Mary his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their infant Children, 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 the settled Estate of Stephen Tress in the County of Sussex in Trustees, to convey the same pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses."

Malt Bill.

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

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."

Adjourn.

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