House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1787 1-10

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March 1787 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brook & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Rolts' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging divers Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, belonging to Sir Edward Bayntun Rolt Baronet, and Andrew Bayntun Rolt Esquire, from a certain Limitation contained in an Indenture of Release, bearing Date the Twenty-second Day of August One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 16th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Kessingland, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Kessingland and Covehithe, otherwise North Hales, in the County of Suffolk."

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

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

Malt Bil.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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."

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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."

Canterbury Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Walls of the City of Canterbury and the Liberties thereof, and also several Streets and other Places near or adjoining to the said City, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pucklechurch Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish," 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."

Motion that no Address or Resolution of the House can be binding in its Legislative Capacity:

Moved to resolve, "That no Address to the Throne, and no Resolution of this House, can bind this House in its Legislative Capacity, or bar the Subject's Right of Petitioning this House upon any Bill depending in Parliament, though such Bill be founded upon and conformable to Resolutions to which this House has previously agreed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

Message and Resolutions of H. C. respecting Trade with France, House in Committee thereon.

It was moved, "That the Order of the Day for the House to-resolve itself into a Committee to take into Consideration the Message and Resolutions communicated by the Commons at a Conference on Friday last, and for the Lords to be summoned, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported a Progress.

Ordered, That this House will this Day, at Twelve o'Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider further of the said Message and Resolutions communicated by the Commons at a Conference on Friday last; and that the Lords be summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen, is Appellant, and Hugh Gordon is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day (Friday), be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

And the House having continued to sit till Half an Hour past Twelve o'Clock this Day (Friday):

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Moray.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Goring Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Cow Commons, Linchets, and Pieces or Parcels of Waste Land or other Ground intermixed with or adjoining to the said Common Fields and Common Meadows, situate in the Parish of Goring in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Harlow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common in the Parish of Harlow to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for repairing and widening the Road from Epping through the Parishes of Northweald Bassett, Bobbingworth, High Ongar, Chipping Ongar, and Shelley, to the Four Want Way in the said Parish of Shelley, and from thence through the Parishes of High Ongar and Norton Mandeville to the Parish of Writtle in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Malt Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pucklechurch Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Canterbury Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Walls of the City of Canterbury and the Liberties thereof, and also several Streets and other Places near or adjoining to the said City; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

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.
D. Manchester.
M. Lothian.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Morton.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Grosvenor.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Message and Resolutions of H. C. respecting Trade with France, House in Committee thereon.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to resolve itself again into a Committee to take into further Consideration the Message and Resolutions communicated by the Commons at a Conference on Friday last; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the said several Resolutions and Address, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen is Appellant, and Hugh Gordon is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Martii 1787.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Viscount Hamilton.
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. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend him immediately in this House."

Who being come with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

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

2. "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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

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

3. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and from Pucklechurch aforesaid, to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

4. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Cracoe in the Parish of Burnsall, in the West Riding of the County of York."

5. "An Act for naturalizing Solomon Dedel."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Goring Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Cow Commons, Linchets, and Pieces or Parcels of Waste Land, or other Ground intermixed with or adjoining to the said Common Fields, and Common Meadows, situate in the Parish of Goring in the County of Oxford."

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.
D. Manchester.
M. Buckingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Canterbury Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, within the Walls of the City of Canterbury and the Liberties thereof, and also several Streets and other Places near or adjoining to the said City, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein," 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."

Kessingland, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Kessingland and Covehithe, otherwise North Hales in the County of Suffolk," 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."

Pughsagainst Goodtitle, in Error, Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Monday the 30th Day of April next, upon arguing the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Evan Pugh and Samuel Pugh are Plaintiffs, and Joseph Goodtitle is Defendant.

Report from Committee, on Message and Resolutions of H. C. respecting Trade with France.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Message and Resolutions, communicated by the Commons at a Conference on the 23d of February last; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the said Committee, "That the Committee had met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and had gone through the said several Resolutions and agreed to the same, and had also considered the Address to His Majesty, communicated by the Commons at the said Conference, and had agreed to the same by filling up the Blank therein with ("Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and")."

The First Resolution of the Commons was read by the Clerk.

It was moved, "To agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in the said Resolution ?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the rest of the said Resolutions were, severally, read, and (upon the Question) severally agreed to.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Report be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 6o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgwater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
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. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Canterbury Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes and other public Passages and Places within the Walls of the City of Canterbury and the Liberties thereof; and also several Streets and other Places near or adjoining to the said City, and for removing and preventing Incroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kessingland, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Kessingland and Covehithe otherwise North Hales in the County of Suffolk."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Graham et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Graham, of Balgowan 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 for settling and securing certain Parts and Portions of the Lands and Barony of Williamston, the Lands of Drumdewan, Lednock, Mansion House of Lednock, and others, lying within the County of Perth, to and in Favour of Thomas Graham Esquire, of Balgowan, and the same Series of Heirs in Fee-Tail, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and twenty-six; and for vesting in the aforesaid Thomas Graham and his Heirs and Assigns in Fee-Simple the Lands and Barony of Blair, Newton of Blair, Lands of Pitmurthly Maws and others lying within the aforesaid County of Perth, and County of Forfar."

Dillingham and Gordon's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Dillingham Brampton Gurdon Dillingham Esquire, on Behalf of himself and as Guardian of his Youngest Son Philip Brampton Gurdon, and also of his only Daughter Mary Gurdon Dillingham, Infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years, and Theophilus Thornhagh Gurdon and Thornhagh Philip Gurdon Esquires, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Goring Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Cow Commons, Linchets and Pieces or Parcels of Waste Land or other Ground intermixed with or adjoining to the said Common Fields, and Common Meadows, situate in the Parish of Goring in the County of Oxford," 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."

Report from Committee on Message and Resolutions of H. C. respecting Trade with France, agreed to:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Message and Resolutions communicated by the Commons at a Conference on the 23d of February last; and for the Lords to be summoned:

And the Address to His Majesty delivered by the Commons at the said Conference being read by the Clerk;

Address thereon agreed to:

It was moved, " To agree with the Committee in the said Address."

Which being objected to;

It was moved, " That the Copy of the Message to the House of Lords and Commons in Ireland from His Grace the Lord Lieutenant, and the Resolutions of the House of Lords and House of Commons of Ireland thereupon, which were read on the 17th of May 1782, together with the other Proceedings of the same Day relative to Ireland, might be now read:"

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

After long Debate,

The Question was put, " Whether to agree with the Committee in the said Address?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against agreeing to said Address:

DISSENTIENT.

Because though we are at all Times desirous to join in Expressions of Gratitude to His Majesty for His gracious Intentions to promote the Welfare of His People, we cannot concur in the Address proposed. Our regard for the Principles of the Constitution will not permit us to say that we have taken into our most serious Consideration the Provisions of a Treaty which must undergo a more serious Consideration in the regular Progress of a Bill, nor to give Assurances that we shall take such Steps as may be necessary for giving Effect to a System which it will be our Duty freely to discuss in all the Stages of Deliberation, that by the Rules of Parliament must precede Decision.

The Observance of these Rules is more particularly necessary, when a System is proposed, repeatedly declared by solemn Acts of the Legislature to be pernicious and apparently opposite to that Course of Policy, by which, for a Century past, this Nation has increased its Navigation and Commerce, maintaining always an independent and sometimes an eminent Station amongst the Powers of Europe.

Portland.

Devonshire.

Cardiff.

Loughborough.

Porchester.

Foley.

Carlisle.

Norfolk, E.M.

Scarbrough.

Concurrence to Resolutions and Address signified to the Commons.

Ordered, That the Concurrence of this House to the Resolutions, and also the Address to His Majesty delivered by the Commons at a Conference on Friday the 23d Day of February last, be communicated to the Commons at a Conference.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords, with white Staves, do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended with the said Address.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Clerk against Gordon.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen is Appellant, and Hugh Gordon is Respondent:

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

Message to H. C. for a further Conference:

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

To desire a present Conference with that House in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the Conference on the 23d Day of February last.

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this.

Graham's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing certain Parts and Portions of the Lands and Barony of Williamston, the Lands of Drumdewen, Lednock, Mansion House of Lednock and others lying within the County of Perth, to and in Favour of Thomas Graham Esquire of Balgowan, and the same Series of Heirs in Fee-Tail, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and twenty-six; and for vesting in the aforesaid Thomas Graham and his Heirs and Assigns in Fee-Simple the Lands and Barony of Blair, Newton of Blair, Lands of Pitmurthly Maws, and others lying within the aforesaid County of Perth and County of Forfar."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
E. Denbigh.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bathurst.
E. Strange.
V. Townshend.
V. Hamilton.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Goring Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Cow Commons, Linchets, and Pieces or Parcels of Waste Land or other Ground intermixed with or adjoining to the said Common Fields and Common Meadows, situate in the Parish of Goring in the County of Oxford."

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.

Nash's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Samuel Simon Saxon do attend this House on Tuesday the 20th Day of this instant March, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Nash Architect with Jane Elizabeth Kerr his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Conference concerning Trade with France agreed to by H. C.:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons to desire a Conference this Day with that House, acquainted the House, "That the Commons do agree to a Conference with their Lordships, as desired."

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended,

The House was resumed:

Conference reported.

And the Lord President reported, "That the Managers for the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, and had acquainted them as they were directed."

Inglis against Douglas and Co. et. al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Lawrence Inglis, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties being now compromised and settled, the Petitioner is desirous to withdraw his said Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Harlow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First; the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second; and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for repairing and widening the Road from Epping through the Parishes of Northweald, Basset, Bobbingworth, High Ongar, Chipping Ongar and Shelley to the Four Want Way in the said Parish of Shelley, and from thence through the Parishes of High Ongar and Norton Mandeville to the Parish of Writtle in the said County."

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

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

Complaint relating to Stoppages in the Streets.

Complaint was made to the House by the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, "That John Leeke Cooper, did this Day, contrary to and in contempt of their Lordships' Order for preventing Stoppages and Obstructions in the Streets and Passages leading to this House, insult and abuse Henry Smallwood, the Constable, and William Shipman, Marshalman, then attending their Duty, pursuant to the said Order, in Breach of the Privilege of this House."

And thereupon the said John Leeke was ordered to be brought to the Bar:

And being brought accordingly:

Henry Smallwood, the Constable, was called in, and examined upon Oath at the Bar, in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint. And the said John Leeke was asked, "What he had to say in his Defence?" And being heard:

He was directed to withdraw.

Leake committed to Tothill Fields Bridewell.

Ordered, That the said John Leeke Cooper, be for his said Offence, committed to Tothill Fields Bridewell, and there kept in safe Custody until the further Order of this House, and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To the Governor and Keeper of Tothill Fields Bridewell, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.

PRAYERS.

Clerk against Gordon.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen is Appellant, and Hugh Gordon is Respondent:

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

His Majesty to be attended with the Address:

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with the Address of both Houses of Parliament; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day at Half an Hour past Three o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

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

To acquaint them, That His Majesty had appointed this Day at Half an Hour past Three o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James, to be attended with the Address of both Houses; and that the Lords intend to be there at that Time.

Fawkener's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Fawkener Esquire with Georgiana Ann Poyntz his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Spofforth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Spofforth in the Parish of Spofforth in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Harlow Road Bill.

The Earl of Morton reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford in the County of Essex, and for repairing and widening the Road from Epping through the Parishes of Northweald, Bassett, Bobbingworth, High Ongar, Chipping Ongar, and Shelley, to the Four Want Way in the said Parish of Shelley, and from thence through the Parishes of High Ongar and Norton Mandeville to the Parish of Writtle in the said County," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Clerk against Gordon:

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday and Thursday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of January, 23d of February, and 10th of March 1785, and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 29th of November and 14th and 17th of December 1785; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Hugh Gordon, Watchmaker in Aberdeen, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Cause remitted.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, without Prejudice, with Liberty to the Defender to produce such Proofs as he can, that James Clerk, on the 30th of September 1778, was entitled to the Debt of Sixty Pounds due by Raitt, or the Trustees of Raitt, mentioned in the Pleadings, reserving such Objections to the Competency of the Evidence, as the Nature of the Evidence itself or the Period of the Cause in which it is produced may be liable to.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That both Houses of Parliament did Yesterday present to His Majesty their humble Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I return you My Thanks for this loyal and dutiful Address.

The Declaration of your Sentiments, formed after the most serious Consideration of the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between Me and the Most Christian King, affords Me the truest Satisfaction; and I receive with Pleasure the Assurances of your Intention to proceed with all proper Expedition in taking such Steps as may be necessary for giving it Effect."

Ordered, That the said Address of both Houses to His Majesty, and His Majesty's most gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

Leeke discharged out of Custody.

Upon reading the Petition of John Leeke, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having justly incurred the Displeasure of this Right Honourable House, by his offensive and riotous Behaviour in Westminster Hall, and by assaulting a Constable appointed to keep the Peace therein, is heartily sorry for having so done, most humbly entreating their Lordships, that, in Consideration of his innocent and helpless Family, whose sole Dependence is upon his Labour and Industry, he may be discharged from his present Confinement:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Leeke be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees."

Harlow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for repairing and widening the Road from Epping, through the Parishes of Northweald, Bassett, Bobbingworth, High Ongar, Chipping Ongar, and Shelley, to the Four Want Way in the said Parish of Shelley, and from thence through the Parishes of High Ongar and Norton Mandeville, to the Parish of Writtle in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Foley, for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Edward Foley, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage, and for vacating the Settlement made upon Lady Ann Foley, in the Petition mentioned, and making her such Provision in Lieu thereof as shall be deemed reasonable, and to give the Petitioner such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Bishop of Rochester presented to the House a Bill, intituled, " An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Honourable Edward Foley with the Right Honourable Lady Ann Coventry his now Wife, and for other Purposes."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 27th Day of this Instant May, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords summoned; and that the said Edward Foley may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Lady Ann Coventry may have a Copy of the Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Justices of Sussex et. al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace met and assembled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held by Adjournment at Petworth, on Saturday the Twenty-first, and at Lewes on Monday the Twenty-third Days of October One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, in and for the County of Sussex, and also of Sir James Peachey Baronet, Samuel Blunt, and Luke Spence Esquires, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Spofforth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Township of Spofforth, in the Parish of Spofforth in the County of York."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
E. Stanhope.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. Hawke.
L. Rawdon.

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

Stewarts against D. Atholl:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Stewart of Grandtully, Baronet, and George Stewart Esquire his eldest Son, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 25th of February, the 13th of June, and 10th of August 1786; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 28th of July 1786; also of two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 24th of January and 17th of February 1787; and praying, " That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, 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 John Duke of Atholl may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Duke of Atholl may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Friday the 6th 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.

Chalmers to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, " That James Chalmer, of Buckingham Street York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir John Stewart Baronet, and George Stewart Esquire, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

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 Six Writs of Error;

E. Ferrers against Stevenson et al.:

In the First of which,

Robert Earl Ferrers, Administrator of Washington Earl Ferrers, deceased, is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Stevenson and others are Defendants.

Reynolds against Ashby:

In the Second,

John Reynolds, Gentleman, is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Ashby is Defendant.

De Berdt against Harris:

In the Third, Dennis de Berdt is Plaintiff,
and
William Harris is Defendant.

Shelley against Walton et al:

In the Fourth,
Bysshe Shelley Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
Joseph Walton and others are Defendants.

Hague et al. against Ranton:

In the Fifth, Edward Hague and others are Plaintiffs, and William Ranton is Defendant.

Brooks and Etches against Jendon.

And in the last, Mary Camilla Brooks and Richard Cadman Etches are Plaintiffs, and Edward Jendon is Defendant.

Taylor against Blain, in Error.

A Petition of Archibald Taylor Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of John Blain Defendant thereto, was presented and read; setting forth, That this Cause by other Causes having been delayed, now stands for Hearing on Wednesday next; that it is a Cause of Consequence to the Public Revenue, and to many Individuals, the Question being, "Whether Coal carried in Boats or Vessels upon the River or Firth of Clyde in North Britain be, according to the Construction of the several Statutes, liable to pay the Duties laid upon Coal carried to Sea;" that Mr. Solicitor General of Scotland, Counsel for the Defendant in Error, and Mr. Wight who was of Counsel for the Plaintiff in the Court below, and has settled his Case, and who means to argue the Cause before their Lordships, are to be in London in the Course of the ensuing Week, but the Petitioners are apprehensive that they may not arrive in Time to prepare themselves, if the Cause should be heard before Monday the 19th instant;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to delay the Hearing of this Cause till Monday the 19th instant, or till such other Day as their Lordships think most proper."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday the 2d Day of May next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Wrotham Heath 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 of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road at Wrotham Heath, in the County of Kent, to the Turnpike Road leading from Croydon to Godstone, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Camper's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Everhard Camper;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Graff's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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