House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1786 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: March 1786 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 416-431. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116788 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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March 1786 21-30

DIE Martis, 21o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Tress's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Wadhurst Road 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 and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Wadhurst in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound, and Pullen's Hill, in the County of Kent, and from the Top of Pullen's Hill through the Parishes of Horsmonden, Marden, Yalden, and West Farley, to West Farley Street in the said County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kipping's Cross 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 an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road at Kipping's Cross in the Parish of Brenchley, in the County of Kent, through the Parishes of Brenchley, Horsmonden, and Goudhurst, by the left Hand Side of Iden Green to the Turnpike Road on Wilsley Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, and from a Place near Goudhurst Gore, through the Parish of Marden to Stile Bridge in the said Parish, and from Underden Green in Marden aforesaid, to Wansbutt's Green in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

L. Ducie to take the Name of Moreton, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Francis Lord Ducie and his Issue to take the Surname of Moreton, and to bear and use the Arms of Honour of the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Ducie deceased, pursuant to the Will of the said Matthew Lord Ducie."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Effingham.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
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.

Shottery Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands within the Hamlet of Shottery in the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick."

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.

Dunstable Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn in Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, to the Way turning out of the said Road up to Shafford House, in the County of Hertford."

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

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

Beaumont's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Beaumont Widow, for herself and on the Behalf of Elizabeth Maria Beaumont, William Francis Beaumont, Mary Ann Beaumont, Thomas Robert Beaumont, Samuel Wright Battel Beaumont, Susannah Beaumont, Thomasine Beaumont, and Ann Beaumont, her Children, who are all Infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years, 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 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.

Bruce against Dundas:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 23d of February and 10th of March 1785; also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 29th of November 1785 and 1st and 18th of February 1786; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 28th of February and 4th of March 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, 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 Thomas Dundas Esquire of Fingask, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Dundas Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 18th Day of April 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.

Hamilton to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Hamilton of Lincolns Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Bruce Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Hamilton may enenter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Fraser against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Fraser Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of His Majesty's Advocate, Respondent thereto; setting forth, "That the Matters at Issue by this Appeal still being under Treaty for Settlement, and the same being nownearly concluded," the Petitioners pray their Lordships, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be postponed till after all those already appointed:"

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

York Buildings Co. against L. Elphinstone.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Lord Elphinstone is Respondent, was presented and read; setting forth, "That when their Lordships were pleased on Tuesday last to reject the Petition of the Appellants to delay the Hearing of this Cause for a Fortnight, the Petitioners' Agent by the Post of that Evening wrote to Mr. Mackintosh, the Governor of the Company at Edinburgh, informing him thereof, and requesting he would immediately come here with all the Papers and Materials for the Hearing of the Cause, if he had not dispatched these before that Time; that the said Letter would arrive in Edinburgh on Saturday Forenoon, and the Petitioners' Agent apprehends that all these Papers would be dispatched by the Post of that Evening, and that they will arrive here on Wednesday the 22d Instant; and he also apprehends, that Mr. Mackintosh, who he believes intends to argue this Cause before their Lordships, will be here on that Day, but till these arrive, the Petitioners are without Counsel and without Materials to lay their Case before their Lordships, and they flatter themselves that under these Circumstances their Lordships will not deny them the Delay of one Week to prepare for the Hearing, and that they will postpone the Cause till Thursday the 30th Day of March, which is a Bye-Day: That if their Lordships continue to deny them this Indulgence, they cannot appear at the Bar on Wednesday next, and the Cause must proceed Ex-parte, in which Case they will be laid under the Necessity of applying to their Lordships for a Re-hearing of this Cause, which, under all the Circumstances, they flatter themselves would not be denied them: But to prevent such disagreeable Consequences to them, and future Trouble to their Lordships," the Petitioners humbly pray, That the Hearing of this Cause may be postponed till Thursday the 30th Day of this instant March."

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

And being withdrawn;

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Mutiny Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Shop Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain;" for repealing several of the Duties granted by the said Act; and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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

Voorberg (Dutch Indiaman) Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Persons therein named to provide proper Places on Shore for the Reception of the Crew of the Voorberg Dutch East Indiaman, forced by Stress of Weather into the Port of Dartmouth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Read three Times and passed:

Hodie 1a, 2a, & 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Persons therein named to provide proper Places on Shore for the Reception of the Crew of the Voorberg Dutch East Indiaman, forced by Stress of Weather into the Port of Dartmouth."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 22o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against Ld. Elphinstone.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard in the Cause, wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings are Appellants, and John Lord Elphinstone is Respondent, being an Appeal from an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 28th of June 1785.

And the Lord Advocate for Scotland appearing as Counsel for the Appellants, and having prayed a short Delay of the Hearing of the said Cause, alledging, That he had received the Papers for the Appellants' Case but the Evening before, and therefore was not sufficiently prepared to argue it, though he had read enough of them to be of Opinion that the Appellants had Merits, and that the Appeal was not brought merely for Delay:"

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned to Tuesday the 4th Day of April next: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondent the Sum of Fifty Pounds for his Costs of the Day.

Wadhurst Road 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 and widening the Road, leading from the Town of Wadhurst in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound, and Pullen's Hill in the County of Kent, and from the Top of Pullen's Hill through the Parishes of Horsmonsden, Marden, Yalden, and West Farley, to West Farley Street in the said County of Kent."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Kipping's Cross Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads, leading from the Turnpike Road at Kipping's Cross, in the Parish of Brenchley in the County of Kent, through the Parishes of Brenchley, Horsmonsden, and Goudhurst, by the Left-hand Side of Iden Green, to the Turnpike Road on Wilsley Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, and from a Place near Goudhurst Gore through the Parish of Marden, to Stile Bridge in the said Parish, and from Underden Green in Mar den aforesaid, to Wanshutt's Green, in the County of Kent."

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.

Alloa Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual, so much of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as imposes a Duty on Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of Alloa, in the County of Clackmannan, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour."

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.

Fraser et al. against Hall, Appellants Petition to put off Hearing, rejected.

A Petition of Alexander Fraser of Strichen Esquire, and others, Trustees of the Estates of General Fraser of Lovat deceased, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Hall of Whitehall Esquire, is Respondent, was presented and read; setting forth, That this Cause being set down for Hearing by the Respondent, now stands very early on their Lordships' Paper: That the Appellants being desirous to forward their Appeal, prepared their Case, which is settled by Counsel, but the Honourable Mr. Fraser being advised, that though the Respondent has always declined to accommodate Matters with the Appellants in an amicable Manner, there is a Probability of his personal Applications being more regarded, lately wrote to the Respondent on the Subject, and requested the Appellants' Agent to apply to their Lordships to put off the Hearing for a short Time, in order to give him an Opportunity of seeing or hearing from the Respondent: That the Appellants being unwilling to preclude Mr. Fraser from endeavouring to effectuate what they have frequently attempted without Success, do upon that Ground make the present Application;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of this Cause, until the first open Day after the Easter Recess, or such other Day as their Lordships shall appoint."

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

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 fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles 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 the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act to enable the Persons therein named to provide proper Places on Shore, for the Reception of the Crew of the Voorberg Dutch East-Indiaman, forced by Stress of Weather into the Port of Dartmouth." "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." "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." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing, and widening the Road from Worksop, in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateworth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth, and Darnall, to the North-east End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield." "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts of Parliament, for the Repair of Dover Harbour." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Liverpool to Preston, in the County of Lancaster." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near Great Torrington in the County of Devon." "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, Ways, Passages, and Places within the Town of Tewkesbury and the Precincts thereof, in the County of Gloucester, for the Removal of present, and Prevention of future Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; for regulating Carts, and other Carriages, and ascertaining the Rates of Carriage; and for widening some Part of the Street called Church Street, within the said Town." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, and widening the Roads from the Little Bridge, over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Roper's Fields and the Bell Inn in Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of the Bear in Walsoken in the County of Norfolk, and from Walsoken Bridge (lying over the same Drain), to the said Sign of the Bear and to Lord's Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge, and German's Bridge in the County of Norfolk, and from the East End of German's Bridge aforesaid, to the West End of Long Bridge in South Lynn, in the Borough of King's Lynn in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash in the said County." "An Act for opening, making, widening, and altering certain Streets, Passages, and Places, within the Town of Liverpool in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for supplying the said Town with fresh and wholesome Water; for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; for appointing additional Market Places; and for extending so much of the Powers of an Act, of the Second Year of His present Majesty, as relates to Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen, Carters, and Porters, to a certain Distance beyond the Liberties of the said Town." An Act for augmenting and ascertaining the Income of the Rectors, of the Parish Church and Parochial Chapel of Liverpool." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Borough or Township of Clitheroe, in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act to enable Cornelius Salvidge (now called Cornelius Tutton), and the Heirs of his Body, to take the Surname of Tutton, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Tutton Esquire deceased." "An Act for naturalizing John Conrad Meyer." An Act for naturalizing John Peter Richard and George Christian Matthiessen." "An Act for naturalizing Gustaf Hederstedt." 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 entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquiss of Stafford, 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 Twenty-second Day of March, in the Twenty-sixth 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."

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

2. "An Act to enable the Persons therein named, to provide proper Places on Shore for the Reception of the Crew of the Voorberg Dutch East Indiaman, forced by Stress of Weather into the Port of Dartmouth."

3. "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."

4. "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."

5. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop, in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth, and Darnall, to the North East End of Attercliffe, in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield."

6. "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts of Parliament, for the Repair of Dover Harbour."

7. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Liverpool to Preston, in the County of Lancaster."

8. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near Great Torrington, in the County of Devon."

9. "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, Ways, Passages, and Places, within the Town of Tewkesbury and the Precincts thereof, in the County of Gloucester, for the Removal of present, and Prevention of future Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein, for regulating Carts and other Carriages, and ascertaining the Rates of Carriage, and for widening some Part of the Street called Church Street within the said Town."

10. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Little Bridge over the End of the Drain next Wisbeach River, lying between Roper's Fields and the Bell Inn in Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely, to the Sign of the Bear in Walsoken, in the County of Norfolk, and from Walsoken Bridge (lying over the same Drain) to the said Sign of the Bear, and to Lord's Bridge in Islington, and from thence to the West Ends of Maudlin Bridge and German's Bridge, in the County of Norfolk, and from the East End of German's Bridge aforesaid, to the West End of Long Bridge in South Lynn, in the Borough of King's Lynn, in the said County of Norfolk, and from Islington aforesaid to Cross Keys Wash, in the said County."

11. "An Act for opening, making, widening, and altering, certain Streets, Passages, and Places, within the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for supplying the said Town with fresh and wholesome Water; for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; for appointing additional Market Places; and for extending so much of the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, as relates to Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen, Carters, and Porters, to a certain Distance beyond the Liberties of the said Town."

12. "An Act for augmenting and aicertaining the Income of the Rectors of the Parish Church and Parochial Chapel of Liverpool."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

13. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Borough or Township of Clitheroe, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

14. "An Act to enable Cornelius Salvidge, (now called Cornelius Tutton,) and the Heirs of his Body, to take the Surname of Tutton, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Tutton Esquire, deceased."

15. "An Act for naturalizing John Conrad Meyer."

16. "An Act for naturalizing John Peter Richard and George Christian Matthiessen."

17. "An Act for naturalizing Gustaf Hederstedt."

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.

Bodmin Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin, in the County of Cornwall," 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."

L. Ducie to take the Name of Moreton, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Francis Lord Ducie, and his Issue, to take the Surname of Moreton, and to bear and use the Arms of Honour of the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Ducie, deceased, pursuant to the Will of the said Matthew Lord Ducie," was committed.

Narberth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Parcels of Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, and Robestone Wathan, in the Parishes of Narberth and Robestone Wathan, in the County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mutiny Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Shop Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain, for repealing several of the Duties granted by the said Act, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 23o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Kello against Taylor.

The Answer of Patrick Taylor in Bathgate, to the Appeal of Agnes Kello Daughter of the deceased Andrew Kello, some Time Tenant in Skirlingmill, was this Day brought in.

Shop Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain," for repealing several of the Duties granted by the said Act, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bodmin Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin in the County of Cornwall."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

L. Ducie to take the Name of Moreton, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Francis Lord Ducie and his Issue to take the Surname of Moreton, and to bear and use the Arms of Honour of the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Ducie deceased, pursuant to the Will of the said Matthew Lord Ducie."

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. Eames and Mr. Thomson:

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

Narberth, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Parcels of Waste Grounds within the Manors of Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, and Robestone Wathan in the Parishes of Narberth, and Robestone Wathan in the County of Pembroke."

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

E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Exeter. L. Camelford.

Their Lordships, or any Five (fn. 1) 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.

Surrey Coal Meters' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure, within the several Parishes lying between Putney and Rotherhithe, both inclusive, in the County of Surrey."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five (fn. 1) of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Shiptons and Lane's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Shipton, Widow of John Shipton Esquire deceased, James Shipton Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir at Law of the said John Shipton deceased, and his only acting Executor, John Shipton, George Shipton, and Joseph Shipton the surviving younger Sons of the said John Shipton deceased, on Behalf of themselves and the said James Shipton, and William Lane Esquire, on the Behalf and as Testamentary Guardians of Jane Jenkins, the only Child of the Reverend William Jenkins Clerk, deceased, by Ellen his late Wife, also deceased, which said Ellen was the only Daughter of the said John Shipton 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer 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.

L. Coventry et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George William Earl of Coventry, Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth, Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, and the Masters, Fellows, and Scholars of the College of the Lady Frances Sydney Sussex, in the University of Cambridge; 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 Ashhurst and Mr. Justice Nares, who are forth with 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.

Grove et al. against Sir J. Grant.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 21st of July and 20th of November 1784; also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 24th of December 1784; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 11th of March 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are complained of; 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 Sir James Grant of Grant Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir James Grant may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Thursday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Paterson et al. against Broomfield:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Ann Paterson of Eccles and Philip Anstruther Esquire, her Husband, and of Mary Paterson and Alexander Campbell Residenter in Edinburgh, her Husband, and Henry Campbell their Son; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 11th of March 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 and Justice, shall seem meet; and that Stephen Broomfield Esquire of Hassington, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Stephen Broomfield may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Thursday the 20th Day of April 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.

Ross to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross of Boswell Court, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mrs. Ann Paterson 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.

Delavalle et al. against Grove et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Arthur Delavalle Esquire, John Farmer of the Borough of Southwark, Esquire, and others, Creditors of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of certain Parts of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 5th of February, and the 30th of July, and 1st of August 1783, and the 11th of March 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are therein complained of; 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 Martha Grove and other objecting Creditors of the said York Buildings Company, or the common Agent in the Process of Ranking of the Creditors of the said Company, and the Agent or Solicitor for the said Company, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Martha Grove and other objecting Creditors of the said Company, the common Agent in the Ranking, and the Agent for the said Company, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Thursday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Martha Grove, and other objecting Creditors, or the common Agent in the said Ranking, and the Agent or Solicitor of the said Company in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Kello against Taylor.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Agnes Kello is Appellant, and Patrick Taylor 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.

Writs of Error delivered:

The Earl of Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table Two Writs of Error.

Parker against Wells:

In the First of which,

John Dewye Parker Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
John Wells is Defendant.

Williams against Seller et al.

And in the last,

Thomas Williams is Plaintiff,
and
Dorcas Seller and others are Defendants.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 24o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Sinclair against Baikie and Young.

The Answer of Barbara Baikie Widow, the Relict of Andrew Young of Castleyards, deceased, and Margaret Young Daughter of the said Andrew Young and Barbara Baikie, to the Appeal of Arthur Sinclair Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Paterson against Broomfield.

As was also the Answer of Stephen Broomfield Esquire of Hassingtonmains to the Appeal of Mrs. Anne Paterson of Eccles, and Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire her Husband.

Sturrock and Stewart against Porter and Ogilvie.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Messieurs Sturrock and Stewart, Merchants in Dundee, are Appellants, and William Porter, Merchant in Saint Petersburg, and Alexander Ogilvie his Attorney 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 One o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Dunstable Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn in Dunstable in the County of Bedford, to the Way turning out of the said Road up to Shafford House in the County of Hertford," 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."

Wadhurst 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 of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Wadhurst in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the County of Kent, and from the Top of Pullen's Hill, through the Parishes of Horsemonsden, Marden, Yalden, and West Farley, to West Farley Street in the said County of Kent," was committed.

Alloa Harbour Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as imposes a Duty on Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of Alloa, in the County of Clackmannan, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour," was committed.

Kipping's Cross Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road at Kipping's Cross in the Parish of Brenchley, in the County of Kent, through the Parishes of Brenchley, Horsmonsden, and Goudhurst, by the left Hand Side of Iden Green to the Turnpike Road at Wilsley Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, and from a Place near Goudhurst Green through the Parish of Marden to Stile Bridge, in the said Parish, and from Underden Green, in Marden aforesaid, to Wanshutt's Green in the County of Kent," was committed.

Oddington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pastures, and Commonable or Waste Lands within the Parish of Oddington in the County of Gloucester," 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."

Shottery Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands within the Hamlet of Shottery, in the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick," was committed.

Grove et al. against Delavalle et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, and of the said Governor and Company themselves; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 5th of February and 26th of June 1783; also of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there of the 28th of January and 8th of March 1785; also of certain Parts of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 12th of July 1785; also of Four other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 15th of Feburary 1783, and 17th of January, 29th of June, and 14th of July 1784; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 23d of November 1784; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are complained of, 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 Delavalle, Nathaniel Smith, and others, the Company's Creditors, and Richard Cameron Merchant in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Abraham Delavalle, and the said several other Persons last named, 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 21st Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their respective Agents or Solicitors in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sinclair against Baikie et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Arthur Sinclair Esquire is Appellant, and Barbara Baikie Widow, 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.

Paterson and another against Broomfield.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Mrs. Anne Paterson and her Husband are Appellants, and Stephen Broomfield 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.

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 persectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain;" for repealing several of the Duties granted by the said Act, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof." "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army, and their Quarters." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of An Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin in the County of Cornwall." "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Francis Lord Ducie and his Issue to take the Surname of Moreion, and to bear and use the Arms of Honour of the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Ducie deceased, pursuant to the Will of the said Matlhew Lord Ducie." 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 never theless 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-beloved 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 entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, 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 Twenty-fourth Day of March, in the Twenty-sixth 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 to explain and amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain;" for repealing several of the Duties granted by the said Act, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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

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

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

3. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, King George the Third, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Bodmin in the County of Cornwall."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

4. "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Francis Lord Ducie and his Issue to take the Surname of Moreton and to bear and use the Arms of Honour of the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Ducie deceased, pursuant to the Will of the said Matthew Lord Ducie."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 27o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Sturrock and Stewart against Porter and Ogilvie:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Sturrock and Stewart, Merchants in Dundee, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 9th and 24th of December 1784; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 16th of June and 4th of August 1785; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of William Porter, Merchant in Saint Petersburg, and Alexander Ogilvie his Attorney, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Dunstable Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn in Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, to the Way turning out of the said Road up to Shafford House in the County of Hertford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wadhurst Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 and widening the Road leading from the Town of Wadhurst in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the County of Kent, and from the Top of Pullen's Hill through the Parishes of Horsmonden, Marden, Yalden, and West Farley to West Farley Street in the said County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kipping's Cross Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road at Kipping's Cross in the Parish of Brenchley in the County of Kent, through the Parishes of Brenchley, Horsmonsden, and Goudhurst, by the Left Hand Side of Iden Green to the Turnpike Road on Wilsley Green in the Parish of Cranbrooke, and from a Place near Goudhurst Gore through the Parish of Marden to Stile Bridge in the said Parish, and from Underden Green in Marden aforesaid to Wanshutt's Green in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Alloa Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as imposes a Duty on Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shottery Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands within the Hamlet of Shottery in the Parish of Old Stratford otherwise Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oddington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pastures, and Commonable or Waste Lands within the Parish of Oddington in the County of Gloucester."

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Crathorne to take the Name of Tasburgh, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable George Tasburgh Esquire (lately called George Crathorne) and his Heirs Male, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Tasburgh only, pursuant to the Will and also to a certain Settlement made by George Tasburgh Esquire, deceased."

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

E. Dartmouth. L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Hawke.

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

Donaldson et al. against Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Donaldson, Writer to the Signet, and others Freeholders of the County of Nairn, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March 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 Arthur Forbes of Culloden may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Arthur Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 24th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Donaldson et al. against Fraser.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Donaldson, Writer to the Signet, and others, Freeholders of the County of Nairn; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March 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 Captain John Fraser, late of the 48th Regiment, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Captain John Fraser may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 24th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Donaldson et al. against Sir L. Grant.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Donaldson, Writer to the Signet, and others, Freeholders of the County of Nairn; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March 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 Sir Ludovick Grant of Dalvey Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Ludovick Grant may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 24th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent or upon his known Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

York Buildings Company against Ld. Elphinstone.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Lord Elphinstone is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioners on the 11th Day of July 1785, presented their Appeal to their Lordships, from an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of June 1785: That on the 14th Day of July 1785, after the said Appeal was presented, the Lord Monboddo Ordinary pronounced another Interlocutor;" and therefore praying, "That they may have Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by inserting the said Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 14th of July 1785, they amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by inserting the said Interlo cutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 14th of July 1785, as desired, they amending the Respondent's Copy.

Fraser et al. against Hall, Appellants' Petition to put off the Hearing, rejected.

A Petition of Alexander Fraser Esquire, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Hall Esquire, is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That in this Case certain Proposals for an Accommodation having been lately made by Mr. Fraser of Lovat to the Respondent, and conceived in such Terms as renders it an Object to either Party, to have an Opportunity of receiving the Respondent's Answer to these Proposals, before the Hearing of the Cause so proceeded in, and for that Reason this Application for a short Delay is made, with the Approbation of the Respondent's Agent;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of this Cause until Friday the 7th Day of April next, or any other Day their Lordships may appoint, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in:

And the Respondent's Agent only appearing at the Bar, was asked, "Whether he consented to delay the Hearing till after all the Causes already appointed?" and he declining to consent thereto:

He was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 28o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Minehead Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Port Town and Borough of Minehead, and from Dunster and Watchet in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Pennard Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, lying and being within the Parish of West Pennard in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wiveliscombe Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe, in the County of Somerset, and other Roads adjoining or near thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Crathorne to take the Name of Tasburgh, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Commitees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable George Tasburgh Esquire, (lately called George Crathorne) and his Heirs Male, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Tasburgh only, pursuant to the Will, and also to a certain Settlement made by George Tasburgh Esquire, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Surrey Coal Meters Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure within the several Parishes lying between Putney and Rotherhithe, both inclusive, in the County of Surrey," was committed.

Narberth, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Parcels of Waste Grounds within the Manors of Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, and Robestone Wathan, in the Parishes of Narberth and Robestone Wathan in the County of Pembroke," 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."

L. Camelford et. Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Lord Camelford Baron of Boconnor in the County of Cornwall, and Anne Baroness Camelford his Wife, on the Part of themselves and their Infant Children, 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 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.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Delavalle's Appeal:

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Abraham Delavalle Esquire, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

and on Grove's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Martha Grove and others, on ac count of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:"

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

East India Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend certain Provisions of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, respecting the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 29o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Manchester.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Gordon against Tait.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Alexander Gordon Esquire is Appellant, and John Tait Esquire is Respondent.

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

Surrey Coal Meters' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure within the several Parishes lying between Putney and Rotherhithe, both inclusive, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Narberth, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Parcels of Waste Grounds within the Manors of Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, and Robestone Wathan, in the Parishes of Narberth and Robestone Wathan, in the County of Pembroke."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crathorne to take the Name of Tasburgh, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable George Tasburgh Esquire, (lately called George Crathorne) and his Heirs Male, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Tasburgh only, pursuant to the Will, and also to a certain Settlement made by George Tasburgh Esquire deceased."

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. Pepys:

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

Civil List, Message from His Majesty respecting.

The Lord Sydney acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet)

GEORGE R.

It gives His Majesty great Concern, that it has not been found possible to consine the necessary Expences of His Civil Government within the Annual Sum of eight hundred and fifty thousand Pounds now applicable thereto, and that a farther Debt has been necessarily incurred.

His Majesty relying on the affectionate Attachment of the House of Lords, which he has so often experienced, doubts not of their Readiness to concur in enabling Him to provide such Means as shall be judged proper to enable His Majesty to discharge the same.

"G. R."

Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration His Majesty's most Gracious Message on Wednesday the 5th Day of April next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 30o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Gordon against Tait.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Alexander Gordon Esquire is Appellant, and John Tait Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; 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.

Bishopp's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the devised Estate of Robert Bishopp, deceased, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale in the Purchase of another Estate to be settled to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sheffield Vicarage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Sheffield in the County of York, to grant Leases of the Glebe Land, and otherwise improve the Estate belonging to the said Vicarage," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Wasey's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William John Spearman Wasey 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 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.

Assheton and E. Salisbury's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Rebecca Assheton of Popes in the Parish of Hatfield in the County of Hertford Widow, William Assheton of the same Place Esquire, and the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, Viscount Cranborne, Baron Cecil of Essingdon, 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.

Inge's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henrietta Inge, Widow of Theodore William Inge Esquire, deceased, and Anne Inge, the Widow of William Inge Esquire, also deceased, for and on the Behalf of herself and her Children, William Phillips Inge, Henrietta otherwise Harriott Inge, and Ann Inge, who are all Infants, 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 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.

Bamford et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Bamford of Bamford in the County of Lancaster Esquire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Bamford Esquire, and the several other Persons therein mentioned, to grant Leases, of certain Parts of the settled Estates in the several Counties of Lancaster and Chester, lately of or belonging to Ann Bamford Spinster, deceased, upon the Terms and Restrictions therein mentioned."

Wivelifcombe Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe in the County of Somerset, and other Roads adjoining or near thereto."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Queensberry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Bathurst.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.

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

Minehead Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Port, Town, and Borough of Minehead, and from Dunster and Watchet 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.

West Pennard Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, lying and being within the Parish of West Pennard 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 31o Martii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

E. Stanhope takes his Seat:

This Day Charles Earl Stanhope sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father Philip Earl Stanhope; 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.

Wiveliscombe Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe in the County of Somerset, and other Roads adjoining or near thereto," 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."

Minehead Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Port, Town and Borough of Minehead, and from Dunster and Watchet in the County of Somerset," was committed.

West Pennard Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting certain Moors, Commons or Waste Lands lying and being within the Parish of West Pennard in the County of Somerset," 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."

Spittlegate Hill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, and also of Two Acts, made one in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Road from Spittlegate Hill to Foston Bridge in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Grims by Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Great Grimsby Haven, at or near a Place called the Upper Sand End, to Wold Newton Church, and from Nuns Farm to the Mill Field in the Parish of Irby in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deal, &c. Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and Borough of Deal, and the Parishes of Ripple, Sutton, Northbourne, Great Mongeham, Little Mongeham, Tilmanstone, Betshanger Ham and Sholden, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Plymouth Poor Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Captain Fanshawe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon; and for setting the Poor on Work, and maintaining them there; and for obliging the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth to contribute towards the County Rates of Devon; and for applying for the Relief of the Poor in the said Workhouse, certain Surplus Monies which have formerly arisen by the Assessment for raising the Land Tax in the said Town; and for granting further Power to the Guardians of the Poor of the Town of Plymouth in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bamford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Bamford Esquire, and the several other Persons therein mentioned, to grant Leases of certain Parts of the settled Estates in the several Counties of Lancaster and Chester, lately of or belonging to Ann Bamford Spinster, deceased, upon the Terms and Restrictions therein mentioned.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Saturday the 15th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bishopp's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the devised Estate of Robert Bishopp, deceased, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale in the Purchase of another Estate to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheffield Vicarage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Sheffield in the County of York, to grant Leases of the Glebe Land, and otherwise improve the Estate belonging to the said Vicarage."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

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

East India Regulation Bill:

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend certain Provisions of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, respecting the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company," be now read the Second Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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; and that the Lords be summoned.

Gordon against Tait.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Gordon Esquire is Appellant, and John Tait Esquire is Respondent, which stands for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ tertium diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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