House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1787 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: March 1787 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 625-644. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116808 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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March 1787 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk. Marescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Cuthbert and Innes against Patersons.

The Answer of Mrs. Ann Paterson and Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire to the Appeal of Alexander Cuthbert Esquire, and Charles Innes (fn. 1) Writer to the Signet, his Attorney, was this Day brought in.

D. Queensberry et al. against Cullen.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein the most Noble William Duke of Queensberry and others are Appellants, and James Cullen is Respondent:

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

Hosch's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Hopetoun.
V. Hamilton.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Douglas.

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

Birmingham, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Three Acts of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First; the Twenty-first Year of His late Majesty; and the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty; so far as the same relate to the Roads from Birmingham through Wednesbury to High Bullen and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the Port Way at the End of Darlaston Lane next to Bilston, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Stafford; and for making and keeping in repair a Road from Trouse Lane in the Parish of Wednesbury to Darlaston in the County of Stafford."

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.

Nash's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Morgan Spinster do attend this House To-Morrow, in order to her 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."

Chandler's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing George Chandler and Maria Chandler," 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."

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Cumin's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gent. may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mr. Patrick Gumin on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Cuthbert and Janes against Patersons.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alexander Cuthbert Esquire and Charles Janes (fn. 2) are Appellants, and Mrs. Ann Paterson and Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire her Husband 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.

Gainsborough Bridge Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge at or near the Ferry over the River Trent from Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Saundby in the County of Nottingham," be read the Third Time on Tuesday next.

Lords summoned.

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

Keyberry Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howardde Walden.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

D. Queensberry et al. against Cullen.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein the Most Noble William Duke of Queensberry and others, are Appellants, and James Cullen is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Keyberry Bridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey, in the County of Devon."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Devonshire.
D. Manchester.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Norwich.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Hamilton.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Middleton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Brudenell.
L. Douglas.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Chandlers Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing George Chandler and Maria Chandler."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

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 Privy Seal 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; (videlicet)

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 punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." "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." "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." "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." "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, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green in the County of Sussex, through Etchingham and Burwash to the Extent of the said Parish of Burwash, in the said County." "An Act for making, maintaining, and repairing a Road from the West End of the Bridge, intended to be built at or near the Ferry over the River Trent, from Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln, to the Parish of Saundby, in the County of Nottingham, through the several Parishes of Saundby, Beckingham, Bole, North Wheatly, Hayton, and Clareborough to East Retford, all situate in the said County of Nottingham; with a Side Branch from the Boundary Gate, between the said Parishes of Beckingham and Saundby, through the said Parish of Beckingham, and the Parish of Gringley on the Hill, in the same County, to the Town of Gringley on the Hill aforesaid." "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." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Graff." "An Act for naturalizing Peter Everhard Camper." 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-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right wellbeloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl 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; Henry Earl Bathurst; 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-seventh 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 punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

2. "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."

3. "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."

4. "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."

5. "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 the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green in the County of Sussex, through Etchingham and Burwash, to the Extent of the said Parish of Burwash in the said County."

6. "An Act for making, maintaining, and repairing a Road from the West End of the Bridge intended to be built at or near the Ferry over the River Trent, from Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln to the Parish of Saundby in the County of Nottingham, through the several Parishes of Saundby, Beckingham, Bole, North Wheatley, Hayton, and Clareborough, to East Retford, all situate in the said County of Nottingham, with a Side Branch from the Boundary Gate between the said Parishes of Beckingham and Saundby, through the said Parish of Beckingham and the Parish of Gringley on the Hill in the same County to the Town of Gringley on the Hill aforesaid."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

7. "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."

8. "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."

9. "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Graff."

10. "An Act for naturalizing Peter Everhard Camper."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for that Purpose;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Waterford Postage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and the Port of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland, by Way of Milford Haven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Graham's Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Birmingham Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Three Acts of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, the Twenty-first Year of His late Majesty, and the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the Roads from Birmingham through Wednesbury to High Bullen and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the Port Way at the End of Darlaston Lane next to Bilston, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley, in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Stafford; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Trouse Lane in the Parish of Wednesbury to Darlaston in the County of Stafford," 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."

Nash'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 John Nash Architect, with Jane Elizabeth Kerr, 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 Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Elphinstone against Campbell et al.

The Answer of John Campbell of Blythswood Esquire, and others, Freeholders of the County of Renfrew in Scotland, to the Appeal of the Honourable William Elphinstone, was this Day brought in.

Campbell and Maxwell against Mac Indoe.

As was also the Answer of Alexander Mac Indoe to the Appeal of John Campbell and James Maxwell Esquires.

Campbell against Cochrane.

Also the Answer of William Forrester Cochrane, residing in Arran, to the Appeal of John Campbell Junior, Merchant in Glasgow.

Williamson against McDowall and Campbell.

And also the Answer of William McDowall of Garthland, and John Campbell of Blythswood, Esquires, Freeholders in the County of Renfrew in Scotland, to the Appeal of Thomas Williamson Merchant in Leith.

D. Queensberry-et al. against Cullen:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Most Noble William Duke of Queensberry, the Right Honourable George Earl of Egremont, Sir Peniston Lamb Baronet, Lord Melbourne in the Kingdom of Ireland, Sir George Macartney Knight of the Bath, Lord Macartney in the Kingdom of Ireland, Sir Charles Bingham Baronet, Lord Lucan in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of a Decree or Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery of the 19th of July 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, 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 James Cullen put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree 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 Decree or Decretal Order therein complained of be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

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.

Waterford Postage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and the Port of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Way of Milford Haven."

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.

Graham's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Birmingham, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of Three Acts of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, the Twenty-first Year of His late Majesty, and the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the Roads from Birmingham, through Wednesbury, to High Bullen and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the Port Way at the End of Darlaston Lane next to Bilston, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Stafford, and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Trouse Lane in the Parish of Wednesbury, to Darlaston in the County of Stafford."

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.

Bp. Lincoln takes the Oaths, &c.

This Day George Bishop of Lincoln took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Justices of Sussex et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the County of Sussex and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Scite, Buildings, and other the Premises belonging to the Old Gaol or Prison of the County of Sussex in Trustees, for the Purpose of conveying the same to the Right Honourable Frances Viscountess Irwin and her Heirs; and to declare the New Gaol or Prison lately built to be the Common Gaol for the said County."

Shelley against Walton et al:

Upon reading the Petition of Bysshe Shelley Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Joseph Walton and others are Defendants; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, on the 9th Day of March Instant, brought a Writ of Error in this Cause returnable before their Lordships, on which Writ he hath assigned Errors, alledged Diminution, and prayed a Writ of Certiorari; that the Petitioner is advised to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and that the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet, the Agent for the said Defendants having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Writ of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Robertson et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Robertson Esquire, Sir William Dolben Baronet, Sir John Palmer Baronet, Allen Young Esquire, and George Hill Esquire, one of His Majesty's Serjeants at Law, Governors and Trustees of Jesus Hospital in Rowell in the County of Northampton, and of John Peach Hungerford Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Orton in the same County, and of Edward Folditch and Ann his Wife, John Bellars and Mary his Wife, Robert Holditch and Elizabeth his Wife, and John Brown and Catherine his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Mac Laine et al. against Lowther et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Murdoch Mac Laine of Lochbury Esquire, William Mac Leod Bannatyne Esquire, Advocate, and Mr. Allan Macdougall Writer to the Signet, Trustees of the late Archibald Mac Laine of Lochbury; complaing of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th of December 1786, and 9th of March 1787, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, 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 Mrs. Barbara Lowther, William Blackburn Esquire of London, and James Buchan, Writer to the Signet, her Attornies, Plaintiffs, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Barbara Lowther, William Blackburn and James Buchan 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 20th Day of April next, and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Elphinstone against Campbell et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Honourable William Elphinstone is Appellant, and John Campbell Esquire 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.

Campbell and Maxwell against Mac Indoe.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Campbell and James Maxwell Esquires are Appellants, and Alexander Mac Indoe 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.

Campbell against Cochrane.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Campbell is Appellant, and William Forrester Cochrane 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.

Williamson against McDowall and Campbell.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Williamson is Appellant, and William McDowall and John Campbell Esquires 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.

Brecon Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Gould and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon;" and for amending certain other Roads in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Trowell Exchange Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm an Agreement for dividing, enclosing, and exchanging the Lands and other Estates within the Lordship of Trowell, in the County of Nottingham, and for uniting the Two Medieties of the Rectory of the Parish Church of Trowell aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn:

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
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 Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Powis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Stewart against D. Atholl.

The Answer of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl, to the Appeal of Sir John Stewart of Grandtully Baronet was this Day brought in.

Rose against Rose and another.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Elizabeth Rose Widow is Appellant and James Rose and his Guardian are Respondents et è contra:

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

Keyberry Bridge 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 passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey, in the County of Devon," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Hosch's Naturalization Bill.

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

Trowell Exchange Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm an Agreement for dividing, enclosing, and exchanging the Lands and other Estates within the Lordship of Trowell, in the County of Nottingham; and for uniting the two Medieties of the Rectory of the Parish Church of Trowell aforesaid."

Referred to Judges.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill, be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Ashhurst and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein, and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Sutton against Johnstone in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Evelyn Sutton Esquire is Plaintiff, and George Johnstone Esquire is Defendant:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Delvalle et al. against Grove et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Rebecca Delvalle, the Representative of Abraham Delvalle Esquire, Francis Roper Head and others, Creditors of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th of February and 31st of July 1783, and 11th of March 1786; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 8th of March 1787, in so far as the same is therein complained of; 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 Martha Grove and others, objecting Creditors in the Process of ranking of the Creditors of the York Buildings Company, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Martha Grove and others, objecting Creditors of 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 Monday the 23d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents or upon the Common Agent in the said Process in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bruce against Dundas.

Upon reading the Petition of James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Dundas of Fingask Esquire, is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Appeal against certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland in the last Session of Parliament, and the Petitioner now is, and for some Time past has been in Treaty with the Commissioners for the Respondent to compromise the several Matters in Question, but the said Commissioners do not think themselves at Liberty to compleat such Compromise without the Concurrence of the Respondent, who is at present in America;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be postponed to the next Session of Parliament, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Sibbald and Brown against Dewar.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Mr. David bald and William Brown are Appellants, and Andrew Dewar 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.

Armstrong against His Majesty's Advocate.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Mr. David Armstrong Advocate, is Appellant, and Ilay Campbell Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate, is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Sir J. Stewart against D. Atholl.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir John Stewart Baronet is Appellant, and the Most Noble John Duke of Atholl 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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on MacLame's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Murdoch Mac-Laine Esquire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

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."

Waterford Postage Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and the Port of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland, by Way of Milford Haven."

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."

V. Maynard takes the Oaths.

This Day Charles Viscount Maynard took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lloyd to enter into Recognizance on Delvalle's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Lloyd of Bedford Row Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Rebecca Delvalle and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Drummond's Petition claiming the Viscounty of Strathallan, &c.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, a Petition of Andrew John Drummond Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Service, claiming the Honours and Dignity of Viscount of Strathallan, Lord Maderty, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.

Which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follows; (vidélicet)

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,

The Humble Petition of Andrew John Drummond, Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Service:"

Sheweth,

January 31, 1609.

That James Drummond, Commendator of Inchaffray, was, by His Majesty King James the Sixth of Scotland, created a Lord of Parliament by the Stile and Title of Lord Maderty, to hold to him and the Heirs Male of his Body:

That the said James Lord Maderty died, leaving issue Two Sons, John, who became Lord Maderty, and James Drummond, afterwards Sir James Drummond of Machany Knight:

That the said John the Second Lord Maderty, died leaving Issue David, who was the Third Lord, and William Drummond:

That the said David Lord Maderty resigned the Honour, together with his Lands of Machany, into the Hands of the Crown, and obtained a new Grant thereof to himself and his Heirs Male, whom failing to any Person to be appointed by him by any Deed or Nomination under his Hand and their Heirs:

That the said William Drummond, younger Son of John, second Lord Maderty stiled of Cromlix, was a general Officer in the Service of their Majesties King Charles the Second, and King James the Seventh, and in great Favour with those Princes:

September 6, 1686.

That His Majesty King James the Seventh, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal, created the said General William Drummond Viscount of Strathallan, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, with Limitation to the Heirs Male of his Body, whom failing, to his other Heirs Male:

That the said William Viscount of Strathallan died in January 1688, leaving Issue William, who was the Second Viscount, and who, upon the Death of his Uncle David Lord Maderty, without Issue Male, succeeded likewise to that Title by virtue of a Procuratory of Resignation and Nomination, executed by the said Lord David, and Charter under the Great Seal following thereupon:

That the said William the Second Viscount had Issue a Son James, who, upon his Father's Death in 1702, became Viscount of Strathallan, Lord Maderty, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, and died without Issue in 1711, whereby the Titles descended according to the Letters Patent and Grants above set forth, to his Cousin and Heir Male General William Drummond of Machany, who was the Descendant of Sir James Drummond, (abovenamed,) the Second Son of James, the first Lord Maderty by the following Line; Sir James was succeeded by his Eldest Son also named Sir James; this Second Sir James was succeeded by his Eldest Son Sir John Drummond, who died in 1707, and Sir John's Eldest Son was the said William Drummond, who succeeded to the Titles of Strathallan, &c. in 1711.:

That the said William Drummond enjoyed the Dignity till the 16th Day of April 1746, when he died, leaving Issue by Margaret his Wife, Daughter of William Lord Nairne, James his Eldest Son, who thereupon became Viscount of Strathallan, and Lord Maderty:

That the said James Viscount of Strathallan, Eldest Son of Viscount William last named, died leaving Issue by Euphema his Wife, James his Eldest Son and Your Majesty's Petitioner his Second Son.

That the said James, Your Petitioner's Elder Brother, died unmarried, whereupon the Petitioner humbly conceives that the Titles, Honours, and Dignity of his Ancestors above mentioned, did of right descend and do now belong to him, and being ready to prove his Pedigree as above set forth,

The Petitioner humbly prays Your Most Excellent Majesty, that it may be declared and adjudged, that he is entitled to the Honours and Dignity of Viscount of Strathallan, Lord Maderty, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix.

And he shall ever pray &c.

"Andrew Drummond."

Whitehall 23d March 1787.

His Majesty being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Sydney."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House, and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Brecon Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon;" and for amending certain other Roads in the said County."

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.
D. Montagu.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Middleton.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
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.

American Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America; and to render the Provisions thereof more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nottingham Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Town of Nottingham to the Town of Mansfield, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Convention with Spain read:

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

Moved, "That the Copy of the Convention between His Majesty and the King of Spain, signed at London the 14th of July 1786, presented to the House (by His Majesty's Command) on the 31st of January last, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Motion respecting negatived.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That the Terms of the Convention with Spain, signed on the 14th of July 1786, do not meet the favourable Opinion of this House."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Cumming against Lamont and Campbell.

The Answer of John Lamont of Lamont Esquire, and John Campbell Junior, Merchant in Glasgow, to the Appeal of Mr. Patrick Cumming, Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Glasgow, was this Day brought in.

D. St. Albans takes his seat:

This Day Aubrey Duke of St. Albans sat First in Parliament after the Death of his Cousin George Duke of St. Albans: His Grace 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 Grace's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Rose against Rose and another.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Elizabeth Rose Widow is Appellant, and James Rose and his Guardian are Respondents, et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow, and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Jean Buchanan and James Buchanan her Guardian are Appellants, and Lilias Bartlett and Benjamin Doyne Bartlett her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, and to render the Provisions thereof more effectual."

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

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

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waterford Postage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Rates of Postage, for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and the Port of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland, by Way of Milford Haven."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Keyberry Bridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hosch's Naturalization Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Nottingham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Nottingham to the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. St. Albans.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Harrington.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Bathurst.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hamilton.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Saye & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Middleton.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Foley.
L. Gage.
L. Porchester.
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.

Spofforth Enclosure Bill.

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

Brecon Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon; and for amending certain other Roads 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."

Simpson's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Simpson Esquire on Behalf of himself and of William Henry Bridgeman Simpson his Infant Son, 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. Baron Hotham and Mr. Justice Wilson, 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.

Sims against Arbuthnot:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Sims, late of the Island of Jamaica, now residing at Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen in Scotland, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 14th of July 1786; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 22d of November 1786; and also of Four other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 24th of January, the 8th and 24th of February and 10th of March 1787; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Margaret Arbuthnot, Widow of Thomas Arbuthnot Shipmaster at Peterhead, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Andrew Sims on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Cumming against Lamont and Campbell.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Mr. Patrick Cumming is Appellant, and John Lamont Esquire and John Campbell 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.

Coggs Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands within the Manor and Parish of Coggs in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Foley'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 the Honourable Edward Foley with the Right Honourable Lady Ann Coventry his now Wife, and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

Gainsborough Bridge Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge at or near the Ferry over the River Trent from Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Saundby in the County of Nottingham."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Rose against Rose and another.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Elizabeth Rose Widow is Appellant, and James Rose and his Guardian are Respondents, et é contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Jean Buchanan and James Buchanan her Guardian are Appellants, and Lilias Bartlett and Benjamin Doyne Bartlett her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Brecon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon, and for amending certain other Roads 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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Walker:

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

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, and to render the Provisions thereof more effectual"

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Carr against Chamberlain Fowke.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Edward Wills Carr Clerk is Appellant, and John Chamberlain and Dame Ann Fowke 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.

E. Ferrers against Stevenson et al. in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be apappointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Robert Earl Ferrers is Plaintiff, and Thomas Stevenson and others are Defendants:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

E. Cholmondeley's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George James Earl of Cholmondeley, 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. Baron Hotham, 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.

Templer's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Templer of Stover in the County of Devon 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 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Nottingham Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Nottingham to the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Coggs Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands within the Manor and Parish of Coggs in the County of Oxford."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Stamford.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Cassillis.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Harcourt.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Hamilton.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Craven.
L. Middleton.
L. Fortescue.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Foley.
L. Porchester.
L. Bulkeley.
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.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, and to render the Provisions thereof more effectual."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Spofforth Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the 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," be read the Third Time on Tuesday next.

Vagrants' Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, for the reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned, as relates to the building and repairing County Gaols; and also an Act of the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy, and for making more effectual the Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for establishing Articles and Orders for the regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Ships of War and Forces by Sea," as gives discretionary Power to Magistrates to commit Vagrants and other Criminals, Offenders, and Persons charged with small Offences, either to the Common Gaol or House of Correction;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Foley'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 the Honourable Edward Foley with the Right Honourable Lady Ann Coventry, his now Wife, and for other Purposes;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Campbell appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no one appearing as Counsel for Lady Ann Foley, Mr. Campbell was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof:

Then Samuel Purlewent was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knew Lady Ann Foley, and that on the 14th of March 1787, he served her personally with a Copy of the Order of this House upon the First Reading of the Bill, on the 9th of this instant March, at the Earl of Peterborough's House at Brompton in the County of Middlesex, and at the same Time delivered to her a Copy of the Bill."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Dr. St. Andrew St. John was called in, and being sworn, produced certain Indentures quinque partite, bearing Date 19th October 1778, and made or mentioned to be made between John Hodgetts Esquire and the Reverend Robert Foley Clerk, of the First Part, the Honourable Edward Foley Esquire, of the Second Part, the Right Honourable George William Earl of Coventry and Lady Anne Coventry, of the Third Part; the Honourable John Bulkeley, Coventry Bulkeley, and Edward Winninton Esquire, of the Fourth Part; and Rowland Berkeley Esquire, and the Reverend Thomas Wickens, of the Fifth Part; and acquainted the House, That he was an attesting Witness thereto, and saw the same executed, sealed, and delivered by Mr. Edward Foley, the Earl of Coventry, and Lady Ann Foley."

The same were read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then, in order to prove the Marriage, Mr. Samuel Purlewent was again called in, and produced a Copy of the Register of the Parish of Walcot in the County of Somerset, which he said "He had examined and compared with the Original;" and which was as follows:

The Year 1778. Page 133.

"No. 609. The Honourable Edward Foley, of the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone in the County of Middlesex, and Member in the present Parliament for the County of Worcester, a Batchelor, and the Right Honourable Lady Anne Margaret Coventry (youngest Daughter of the Right Honourable George William Earl of Coventry) of this Parish, a Spinster, were married in this Parish, by Special Licence, at the House of J. Lucy, in Alfred Street, this Twenty-fourth Day of October, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight."

By me,

St. A. St. John,

Rect. Fawley, Com. Southton.

This Marriage was solemnized between Us, Ed. Foley.
Anne Coventry.
In the Presence of Coventry. Maria Bayntun.
Andrew Bayntun.

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the Reverend Dr. St. Andrew St. John was again called in, and acquainted the House, "That he married the said Edward Foley and Lady Anne Coventry, and saw them subscribe the said Register, according to the Directions of the Statute in that Case made and provided."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Samuel Purlewent was again called in, and produced an Office Copy of the Record of the Court of King's Bench of a Judgement given in that Court in Easter Term 1785, against the Right Honourable Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, for Criminal Conversation with the said Lady Anne Foley, for £2500 Damages, besides Costs of Suit, which he said, "He had examined, and compared with the Original."

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Mark Holman, Deputy Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of that Court, of the 6th May 1786, against the said Lady Anne Foley, for Adultery committed by her with the said Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth.

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Robert Dodwell was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Interlocutory Decree of the Arches Court of Canterbury, of the 1st of March 1787, consirming the said Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Consistory Court of the said Bishop of London.

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Notice being taken, "That in the said Register of the Parish of Walcot the said Lady Ann is stiled Lady Anne Margaret Coventry, and in the Bill Lady AnnCoventry only:"

The Reverend Dr. St. Andrew St. John was again called in, and being asked, "Whether the Name of the said Lady Anne was Lady Anne Margaret or only Lady Anne?" said, "Her Name was Lady Anne Margaret."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. John Davis was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knew Lady Anne Foley and Lord Peterborough very well; that on the 30th of September 1784, he saw them together in the Shrubbery belonging to Mr. Edward Foley's Man sion House at Stoke in the County of Worcester; that as he was coming along the Road, he heard somebody cry out, "O dear you hurt me," and turning about, he saw Lord Peterborough and Lady Anne Foley in the Shrubbery, about twenty-five Yards distant; that Lord Peterborough had his Arms round her Middle, and she her Arms round his Neck; that he had a distant View of them; and that she had her Cloaths up, by which he knew that the said Lord Peterborough had carnal Knowledge of her, and that he saw them in the Fact."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Sarah Brown was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knows Lady Anne Foley and Lord Peterborough very well; that about the 7th of January 1786, she went to live with the said Lady Anne as her Servant, at No. 6, Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, where Lady Anne resided afterwards about three Weeks, during which Time Lord Peterborough visited her every Day, coming generally at Eleven or Twelve o'Clock in the Day, and staying till Twelve o'Clock at Night; that from thence Lady Anne removed to No. 9, in Marybone Street, where Lord Peterborough visited her as usual, coming about Eleven o'Clock in the Day, and staying till Twelve o'Clock at Night; that afterwards he came and lived there." Being asked, "If they slept together?" she said, "They slept in the same Room, but in separate Beds." Being asked, "If she had seen them in Bed?" she said, "She had seen them in Bed alone and together; that they resided in Marybone Street till about August 1786, when they went to Weston in the County of Bucks, where they lived together, and where they also slept in the same Room, but in separate Beds." Being asked, "If she had there seen them in Bed together?" she said, Yes; that from thence they went to Dansey in Wilts, to Lord Peterborough's House, where they lived in the same Manner as Man and Wife." Being asked, If she had seen them in Bed together?" she said, Yes, but not often; that she used to go into the Room of a Morning to carry in Linen, and had seen them breakfast together in the same Bed."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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 Tuesday next.

Nash's Divorce Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for 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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Campbell appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no one attending as Counsel for Mrs. Nash, Mr. Campbell was heard in support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof:

Then Mr. Howell Price was called in, and being sworn, produced the original Order of this House, on the First Reading of the Bill, of the 28th of February last, and acquainted the House, "That He knows Mrs. Nash, and that on the 10th of this instant March, he served her personally with a Copy of the said Order, and at the same Time delivered her a Copy of the Bill, which he had examined and compared with the Original in the Parliament Office."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. William Cranford was called in and being sworn, produced the original Register Book of the Parish of St. Mary Newington, in the County of Surry, and read thereout the following Entry.

(No. 1.) The Year 1775. Page 76.

No. 296. John Nash of the Parish of Saint Margaret's Westminster, and Elizabeth Kerr of this Parish, were married in this Church by Licence, this 28th Day of April in the Year 1775.

"By me Nicholas Layton, Minister."

This Marriage was solemnized between Us; John Nash.
Jane Elizabeth
Kerr.
In the Presence of Us; A. Ewings.
William Blackburn.
Ann Burrowes.

He was directed to withdraw.

It appearing that in the said Entry Mrs. Nash was called Elizabeth Kerr only, whereas in the Bill she is called Jane Elizabeth Kerr; the Counsel acquainted the House, "That he should call a Witness to prove her to be the same Person there mentioned."

Accordingly he called Mr. Abraham Ewings, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was present at the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Nash; that he saw Mrs. Nash sign and subscribe the said Register, that the Persons married were the same as those who subscribed the Register, and that he the Witness signed his own Name to the said Register, as a subscribing Witness."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Richard Woodings was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he had known Mr. and Mrs. Nash for about Twelve Years, particularly about the Year 1777; that she was at that time a very extravagant Woman, and had run up Bills of Millinery to the Amount of near £300; that Mr. Nash is an Architect; that the Gains of his Prosession might then be from £500 to £1000 per Annum; that the Witness had paid several Milliners Bills for the said Mrs. Nash, and that for Two Milliners Bills, one of £80, and the other between £70 and £80, Mr. Nash had been arrested; that Mr. Nash had repeatedly remonstrated with Mrs. Nash thereupon; that the said Bills were beyond the Circumstances of the said Mr. Nash, and to the Witness's Knowledge were contracted without the Privity or Knowledge of Mr. Nash." Being asked, "If he knew the Reason why Mr. Nash sent Mrs. Nash into the Country?" he said, "Because he believed her Expences were more than Mr. Nash thought he could support."

Being told, "That Mrs. Nash had made a Complaint against Mr. Nash for Cruelty towards her;" and asked, Whether he knew any thing of it?" he said, "He did not, that the Conduct of Mr. Nash was always that of a very good Husband."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mrs. Ann Morgan was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knows Mrs. Nash very well; that in the Month of June 1778, Mrs. Nash came with Thomas Edwards the Witness's Brother, to the House of the Witness, and that she was provided with good Cloaths, that excelled all her Neighbours;" she was then interrogated as follows.

Q. "Who was Charles Charles?"

A. "A Gentleman who lived at Neith, about Six Miles from my House, a particular friend of Mr. Nash's, he was to attend Mrs. Nash and take Care of her."

Q. "Did you ever observe the Conduct between Charles Charles and Mrs. Nash?

A. "He behaved very civilly to her."

Q. "Did you at any time in February 1779, see Charles Charles and Mrs. Nash together, and where?"

A. "My Husband insisted that Charles and Mrs. Nash were in a very indecent Action, and desired me to go down and see, this was about Twelve o'Clock at night; I went to Mrs. Nash's Room, she was not there; I went to Charles Charles's Room, and found her with the Cloaths turned down."

Q. "When did he first come to live at your House?"

A. "About a few Days after Mrs. Nash came there."

Q. "How long after Mrs. Nash came to your House, did he come to live with you ?"

A. "About Six or Seven Months."

Q. "Did you not think it extraordinary that he should come to live with you, when he had a House Six Miles off?"

A. "He paid me."

Q. "Did Mr. Nash know it ?"

A. "Yes, for he had ordered him to come and ride out with her, and shew her the Pleasures of the Country."

Q. "Did Mr. Nash know that Charles Charles had left his own House to come to live with you ?"

A. "He left his Lodging at Neith, and came and boarded with me."

Q. "How long was it after Mrs. Nash came to live with you, before Charles quitted his Lodgings at Neith?"

A. "He did not quit his Lodging, but kept it and came and lived with me."

Q. "When did Mr. Nash know it?"

A. "About Christmas 1779."

Q. "When did Mrs. Nash first come to your House ?"

A. "In June 1778."

Q. "How long after she came to you, did Charles Charles take up his Abode with you ?"

A. "About Two or Three Days, he only came now and then, and staid a Fortnight or Three Weeks at a time."

Q. "Was he more with Mrs. Nash, than at his own House from June 1778 ?"

A. "He was oftener at our House, more than half his Time."

Q. "Was he Three-fourths of his Time ?"

A. "I cannot be positive."

Q. "When did Mr. Nash first know of it?"

A. "Not till February 1779."

Q. "What did you see pass between Charles Charles and Mrs. Nash in February 1779 ?"

A. "When I went down, I went to Charles Charles's Room, the Cloaths were turned up on one Side; Charles Charles's Arms were round her; she had her Shift and under Petticoat on."

Q."In what Posture ?"

A. "In a leaning Posture."

Q. "Where they upon the Bed ?"

A. "They were in the Bed."

Q. "What did you observe at that Time ?"

A. "I had no good Opinion of them."

Q. "What were they doing ?"

A. "I saw nothing but what I have stated."

Q. "Are you a married Woman ?"

A. "Yes."

Q."Had you any Doubt what they were doing, did you observe him to have any carnal Knowledge of her at that Time?"

A. "It is my Opinion he had."

Q. "Did you inform Mr. Nash what you have seen?"

A. "I informed him after she was brought to Bed in February 1779."

Q. "Had you any Conversation with Mrs. Nash about the Child she was delivered of?"

A. "She said the Child should not be called by Charles's Name, though it was Charles Charles's Child, but insisted it should be called by Mr. Nash's Name."

Q. "When you observed this that had passed between Mr. Charles and Mrs. Nash, did Charles continue to live in the House as he had done before ?"

A. "Not so often."

Q. "But you suffered him to come ?"

A. "Yes, because I did not know what was best for me to do. She pretended to be in a Fit, and that she had been frightened, and therefore went to Charles Charles's Room, and Charles afterwards led her to her own Room."

Q. "Did you never apprize the Husband of this Intercourse ?"

A. "I did not see him, he was in London."

Q. "Did you not correspond with him ?"

A. "I told him when he came down in February 1779."

Q. "How long after this happened did Mr. Nash come down ?"

A. "In Christmas 1778."

Q. "Did you, when Mr. Nash came down, acquaint him with the Manner in which Charles Charles and his Wife lived together ?"

A. "I did not mention it till after the Child was born."

Q. "Mr. Nash was down in Christmas 1778; did you not believe that Mr. Nash was at that Time acquainted with Charles's resorting to your House in the Manner you have described ?"

A. "I think not."

Q. "Why not?"

A. "Because he had a very good Opinion of him, and wished him to ride out with her and shew her the Pleasures of the Country."

Q. "Then he did know Charles came to live there then. When did Mrs. Nash leave your House ?"

A. "About June or July 1779."

Q. "Where did she lye in ?"

A. "In the House of Thomas Edwards, fix Miles from our House."

Q. "When did she come to Edwards's House ?"

A. "I don't know; I saw her there about Three or Four Months after she went to London."

Q. "Did she appear to be big with Child when she went from your House ?"

A. "No, she did not."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Richard Woodings was called in again, and acquainted the House, "That Mr. Nash lived at Lambeth in 1778, and left his House there about Six Years ago; that he recollects Mrs. Nash coming back about July 1779 to Mr. Nash who then lived in Bloomsbury Square." Being asked, "Who lived with Mr. Nash till he left his House at Lambeth?" he said, "Nobody but Servants, a Man and me or a Maid Servant." Being asked, "In what Situation the Maid Servant was ?" he said, "As Housekeeper." Being asked, "If she dined with him?" he said, "Never; That nobody else lived with him. That he had but one Maid Servant in Great Russel Street, that Mrs. Nash staid in Great Russel Street till about October" Being asked, "If she was with Child at that Time ?" he said, "He did not know, as he saw her but once, and that was, as she was standing at the Window, and that he did not know of her being with Child till after she was brought to Bed." Being asked, "If he thought Mr. Nash knew she was with Child?" he said, "He believed not, and that he believes so now. He then acquainted the House, That the same Maid lived with Mr. Nash in Great Russell Street, but does not live there now; that after Mrs. Nash came to Russell Street, she contracted and left several Bills unpaid, one a Milliner's Bill of £40."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Humphry Edwards was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knows Mrs. Nash, and that she returned to Wales about October 1779." Being asked, "If she appeared to be with Child at that Time?" he said, "He did not take particular Notice of it, but about Six Weeks after he saw her making Baby Cloaths; that she told him they were Baby Cloaths, and desired him to write to Mr. Nash for some old Shirts to make into Baby Cloaths; that they were not sent, nor had he any Answer from Mr. Nash, but his Brother came down from Mr. Nash; that he does not know whether his Brother brought any Message from Mr. Nash, but that when he came he left Fifty or Sixty Pounds; that he asked Mrs. Nash who the Father of the Child was, and she said it did not concern him; that he has seen Mrs. Nash and CharlesCharles together in Mrs. Nash's Bed Room at Thomas Morgan's; that in July 1779, he saw them together at Cowbridge, at which time she was on her Journey to London; that Charles Charles was a Clerk in a Coal Yard and a single Man; that Charles Charles was acquainted intimately with Mr. Nash from a Child."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. John Fowke was called in, and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Record of the Court of King's Bench, of a Judgement given in that Court 25th May 1782, against Charles Charles, for Criminal Conversation with Jane Elizabeth Nash, for Twenty Pounds Damages besides Costs of Suit, which he said, he had examined and compared with the Original."

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Humphry Edwards was called in again, and being asked as to the Circumstances in which Charles Charles was in, said, "He did not know; that his Salary was about Fifty Pounds a Year; that the said Charles Charles is dead."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Mark Holman, Deputy Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of that Court of the 6th January 1787, against the said Jane Elizabeth Nash for Adultery with the said Charles Charles.

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be read a Second Time?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Hertel's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

British Fisherie's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Archibald Edmonstone and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the British Fisheries;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gloucester Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the Top of Birdlip Hill, and from the Foot of the said Hill to the Top of Crickley Hill;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sir J. Skynner's Annuity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to the Right Honourable Sir John Skynner Knight, late Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in Consideration of his diligent and meritorious Services, and of his faithful and upright Conduct in the Execution of that Office;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Martii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Delvalle et al. against Grove et al.

The Answer of Martha Grove and others, objecting Creditors of the York Buildings Company to the Appeal of Rebecca Delvalle and others, was this Day brought in.

Rose against Rose and another.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Elizabeth Rose Widow is Appellant, and James Rose and his Guardian are Respondents, et è contra:

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

Nottingham Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Nottingham to the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Coggs Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Coggs 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."

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 Privy Seal 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; (videlicet)

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 defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for that Purpose." "An Act for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and the Port of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland, by Way of Milford Haven." "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, and to render the Provisions thereof more effectual." "An Act for building a Bridge at or near the Ferry over the River Trent, from Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Saundby in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for continuing the Term of Three Acts of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First; the Twenty-first Year of His late Majesty; and the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty; so far as the same relate to the Roads from Birmingham through Wednesbury to High Bullen and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the Port Way at the End of Darlaston Lane next to Bilston, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Stafford; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Trouse Lane in the Parish of Wednesbury to Darlaston in the County of Stafford." An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey in the County of Devon." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon; and for amending certain other Roads in the said County." "An Act for naturalizing George Chandler and Maria Chandler." "An Act for naturalizing Peter John Hosch." 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-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl 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 wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl Bathurst; 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 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 Thirtieth Day of March, in the Twenty-seventh 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 defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

2. "An Act for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and the Port of Waterford in the Kingdom of Ireland, by Way of Milford Haven."

3. "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, and to render the Provisions thereof more effectual."

4. "An Act for building a Bridge at or near the Ferry over the River Trent, from Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Saundby in the County of Nottingham."

5. "An Act for continuing the Term of Three Acts of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, the Twenty-first Year of His late Majesty, and the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the Roads from Birmingham through Wednesbury to High Bullen and to Great Bridge, and from, thence to the Port Way at the End of Darlaston Lane next to Bilston, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Stafford; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Trouse Lane in the Parish of Wednesbury to Darlaston in the County of Stafford."

6. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Keyberry Bridge to the Passage at Shalldon, and from the said Bridge to the Pier or Harbour of Torkey in the County of Devon."

7. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon; and for amending certain other Roads in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

8. "An Act for naturalizing George Chandler and Maria Chandler."

9. "An Act for naturalizing Peter John Hosch."

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.

Sir J. Skynner's Annuity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to the Right Honourable Sir John Skynner Knight, late Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in Consideration of his diligent and meritorious Services, and of his faithful and upright Conduct in the Execution of that Office:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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.

British Fisheries Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the British Fisheries."

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.

Vagrants Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, for the reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned, as relates to the building and repairing County Gaols," and also an Act of the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy; and for making more effectual the Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for establishing Articles and Orders for the regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Ships of War and Forces by Sea," as gives discretionary Power to Magistrates to commit Vagrants, and other Criminals, Offenders, and Persons charged with small Offences, either to the Common Gaol or House of Correction."

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.

Hertel's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Denbigh.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Stanhope.
E. Harcourt.
E. Bathurst.
V. Hamilton.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Sydney.
L. Middleton.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Sommers.
L. Douglas.

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.

Bolton et al. against Mansfield and Co.

Upon reading the Petition of Matthew Bolton Esquire and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Mansfield, Ramsay, and Company, and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioners find it necessary to amend their said Appeal, by inserting after the Words "Interlocutor was pronounced" the following Words "upon the Petition of Messieurs Mansfield, Ramsay, and Company," and after the Words "proceed accordingly" the following Words, "and upon the Petition for Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, the following Interlocutor was pronounced," the Lords having advised this Petition, with the Answers thereto for Matthew Bolton and others, Creditors of Samuel Garbet, and having also considered the Correspondence that passed between the Petitioners and Messieurs Garbet and Company of Preston-pans, and their Manager, both prior and posterior to the Period when the Petitioners granted the Loan, and that the Articles of Agreement entered into between Doctor Roebuck and Samuel Garbet, Partners of the said Company, dated the 26th of September and 14th of October 1766, was a latent and secret Deed unknown to the Petitioners, therefore find that the Petitioners are preferable upon the Subjects and Funds in medio, to the private Creditors of the said Samuel Garbet, and remit to the Lord Ordinary to proceed accordingly;" and upon the Petition of Mr. Hogg, the following Interlocutor was pronounced: "The Lords having considered this Petition, with the Answers thereto, for Matthew Bolton and others, they remit the same to the Lord Ordinary, with Power to him to hear Parties Procurators thereon, and to do therein as he shall see Cause;" all which three Interlocutors were signed by the Lord President on the 21st of November 1786;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To Order that they may have leave to amend their said Appeal by inserting the Words aforesaid, they amending the Respondents' Copy, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by inserting the Words aforesaid, as desired, they amending the Respondents' Copy.

Delvalle et al. against Grove et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause, wherein Rebecca Delvalle and others are Appellants, and Martha Grove 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.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

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