House of Lords Journal Volume 38
March 1788 1-10

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March 1788 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Martii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Whitefoord against Whitefoord et al.

The Answer of James Whitefoord Esquire and his Guardians, to the Appeal of Mrs. Jean Whitefoord, was this Day brought in.

Carr against Henton et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Edward Wills Carr Clerk is Appellant, and George Henton and others, are Respondents:

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

Bleadon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Manor of Bleadon, in the County of Somerset."

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

E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Humberstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Commonable Grounds, in the Parish or Lordship of Humberstone, in the County of Leicester."

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.

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, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

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.

D. Newcastle Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle; 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 divesting Sir Henry Clinton and his Heirs, of the Trusts of divers Castles, Honours, Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle; and for vesting the same in another Trustee, upon the same Trusts and with the like Powers as are mentioned and declared in an Indenture of Release of the Twentieth Day of May One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; or such of them as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect."

Adderley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bowyer Adderley Esquire and the future Tenants for Life of the Estates devised by the Will of Bowyer Adderley Esquire to grant Building and Repairing Leases thereof."

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 Tuesday the 18th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

L. Grey de Wilton & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Grey de Wilton and the other Trustees of the Free Grammar School of the Town and Parish of Bolton-in-the-Moors, in the County of Lancaster; 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 better regulating the Charity of Robert Lever of London Gentleman, deceased."

E. Macclesfield's Estate Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate of Thomas Reade Esquire and Elizabeth Reade his Daughter, situate in Shirburn, Lewknor, Stokenchurch and Kingston Blount, in the County of Oxford, in Thomas Earl of Macclesfield, and his Heirs; and for settling another Real Estate of the said Earl of greater Value in lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same in Manner therein mentioned." was committed, "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:"

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

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

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill; Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Sinclair and Sir Thomas Dundas for themselves, and on Behalf of the other Land Owners and Inhabitants of the Counties of Inverness, Ross, Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness and the Orkney Islands, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for taking down the present Court House and Gaol and erecting and building a new Court House and Gaol in and for the Town and County of Inverness, and for appropriating the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus arising from the forfeited Estates in North Britain, towards erecting and building the same;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill passing into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Wylde to take the Name of Browne, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Ralph Browne Wylde and his Issue, to take the Name and bear the Arms of Browne, pursuant to the Will of Jane Browne late of Caughley in the Parish of Barrow, in the County of Salop Widow deceased," stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Bradwell Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Parish of Bradwell, in the County of Bucks," stands committed; be revived and meet To-morrow.

Mear and Wedmore Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Lands within the Parishes of Mear and Wedmore, in the County of Somerset," stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Westbury Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Parish of Westbury, in the County of Somerset," stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Mangotsfield Commons Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing all Right of Common on the several Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, (except Mangotsfield Common, Emerson's Green, and Vinney Green,) and for vesting the said Commons and Waste Grounds in Charles Bragge Esquire Lord of the said Manor, discharged from the said Right of Common; and for securing a Rent Charge issuing out of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish," stands committed; be revived and meet on Thursday the 10th Day of April next.

East India Judicature Act, List of Peers who have delivered in Lists pursuant to, laid on Table.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Clerk had prepared and laid upon the Table, "A List of the Names of all the Lords who have delivered in Lists in pursuance of the Directions of an Act passed in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for the better Regulalation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, and of the British Possessions in India; and for establishing a Court of Judicature for the more speedy and effectual Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies) as requires the Servants of the East India Company to deliver Inventories of their Estates and Effects; for rendering the Laws more effectual against Persons unlawfully resorting to the East Indies; and for the more easy Proof in certain Cases of Deeds and Writings executed in Great Britain or India."

Parwich Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields or Stinted Pastures lying within the Parish of Parwich, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Headbourn Worthy Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable Lands, Pastures, Woods, Downs, Cow Downs, Sheep Downs, Waste Lands, and other Open and Commonable Places within the Parish of Headbourn Worthy, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chartley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberty of Hixton, and the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberties of Drointon, Lea and Amerton, all within the Manor of Chartley, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir G. Amyand's Estate Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates devised by the Will of Sir George Amyand Baronet deceased, in Trustees to sell the same, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

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 Tuesday the 18th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 4o Martii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Carr against Henton et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Edward Wills Carr Clerk is Appellant, and George Henton and others are Respondents:

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 Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Parwich Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields or Stinted Pastures, lying within the Parish of Parwich, in the County of Derby."

Headbourn Worthy Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable Lands, Pastures, Woods, Downs, Cow Downs, Sheep Downs, Waste Lands, and other Open and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Headbourn Worthy, in the County of Southampton."

Chartley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Hixton, and the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Liberties of Drointon, Lea and Amerton, all within the Manor of Chartley, in the County of Stafford."

E. Fauconberg et Kingsland, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Henry Earl Fauconberg, and George Barnewell Viscount Kingsland, in the Kingdom of Ireland, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Right Honourable Henry Earl Fauconberg and others, to grant Building Leases of certain settled Lands, near or adjoining to the Town of Macclesfield, in the County of Chester."

Chasin, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Chasin Clerk, 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 Sale of Part of the settled Estates of William Chafin Clerk, in the Counties of Dorset and Wilts, for paying certain Portions charged thereon, and for other Purposes."

Puleston, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Philip Puleston Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Ruabon, in the County of Denbigh, 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 confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend Philip Puleston, Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Ruabon, in the County of Denbigh, and Sir Watkin Williams Wynne Baronet, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments, within the said Parish."

Gossip et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Gossip and Wilmer Gossip Esquires, 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 allowing Timber to be cut upon certain Estates settled by the Will and a Codicil of William Gossip Esquire, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom in making Repairs on the same Estates, and laying out the Remainder in Purchases of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Templer, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of James Templer, of Stover Lodge, in the County of Devon, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of James Templer Esquire, in the County of Devon, in him and his Heirs, in Exchange for another Estate of greater Value in the same County, to be settled in lieu thereof."

Glynnes Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Dame Mary Glynne, Widow, and Relict of Sir Stephen Glynne Baronet, deceased, in Behalf of and as Guardian of her Son, and of Francis Glynne Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne Baronet, an Infant, and also Francis Glynne Esquire, and likewise the Guardians of the several Persons who may hereafter become entitled to the Estates, in the County of Flint, comprized in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Conway Glynne Esquire, deceased, and the Will of Sir John Glynne Baronet, also deceased, to grant Leases of the Coal and other Mines within the said Estates."

Hintze for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Daniel Godfrey Hintze, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Godfrey Hintze."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Camden and Hamilton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Charles Earl Camden, and the Reverend Anthony Hamilton, Doctor in Divinity, 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 enabling Charles Earl Camden to grant Building Leases of Lands and Premises at Kentish Town, in the County of Middlesex."

E. Macclesfield's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate of Thomas Reade Esquire, and Elizabeth Reade his Daughter, situate in Shirburn, Brittwell, Sallome, Lewknor, Stokenchurch, and Kingston Blount, in the County of Oxford, in Thomas Earl of Macclesfield and his Heirs, and for settling another Real Estate of the said Earl, of greater Value in lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same, in Manner therein mentioned."

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. Holford and Mr. Walker:

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

Pease's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exchange Lands and Hereditaments between the Trustees of a Charity Estate in Hesslewood, in the Parish of Hessle, in the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and Joseph Robinson Pease Esquire."

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

E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Strange.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Sydney.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 2d Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

D. Newcastle's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting Sir Henry Clinton and his Heirs, of the Trusts of divers Castles, Honours, Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, and for vesting the same in another Trustee upon the same Trusts, and with the like Powers as are mentioned and declared, in an Indenture of Release of the Twentieth Day of May One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, or such of them as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect."

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 Thursday the 20th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

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 Ma jesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

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."

East India Judicature. Act read:

Moved, "That so much of an Act made in the 26th Year of His present Majesty's Reign, "for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned" as relates to the Nomination and Appointment of Members of this House, in order to the constituting in Part, a Court of Judicature, be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the Clerk do take the Lists laid upon the Table Yesterday out of the Covers, and put them together into a Box at the Table; which done:

Committee to examine Lists delivered in.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee to examine the said Lists; and to report to the House the Titles of such Lords as shall appear upon Ten of the said Lists.

E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Strange.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Sydney.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session and are not named of the said Committee, be added to the said Committee.

Marchwiel Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel, in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington, in the Parish of Whitchurch, in the County of Salop; and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas, in the County of Chester; and from Redbrook to Hampton, in the said County of Salop," 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 made one Amendment thereto."

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

"Press 3. L. 28. Leave out from ("Act") to ("and") in Press 4. Line 9."

And the said Amendment being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Wavendon Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Wandon, otherwise Wavendon, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West India Intercourse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Kingston Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull to and through the Town of Anlaby; and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella, in the County of the said Town of Kingstonupon-Hull;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mercers Company Accounts from, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercers Company attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

"The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1786, to the 10th of October 1787, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, one of the 21st Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London," and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

York Buildings Company against Grove et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of February 1783; also of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 25th of June 1783; also of certain Parts of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 10th of February, the 12th of February and 29th of June 1784; also of certain Parts of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 14th of July 1784; also of certain Parts of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 23d of November 1784; and also of certain Parts of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 30th of June 1785, and 1st of March 1788; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that Mrs. Martha Grove, and other Creditors, on the one Side, and Nathaniel Smith, and other Creditors, on the other Side, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Creditors may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 1st of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Creditors or upon their Common Agent, known Counsel or Attorney, or Agents for them or either of them, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Errington'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 George Errington Esquire with Harriet Coren his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Martii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Donald against Kirkaldy.

The Answer of Ann Kirkaldy and George Kirkaldy her Father, to the Appeal of David Donald of Conheath, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Carr against Henton et al:

After hearing Counsel as well on Monday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Wills Carr Clerk, Vicar of Lowesby in the County of Leicester, which Appeal became abated by the Death of Two of the Respondents, and was, by an Order of this House on the 31st of January 1787, revived against the Personal Representatives of the said Respondents, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer of the 28th of June 1784, directing an Issue at Law; and also of another Decree of the said Court of the 18th of May 1786, confirming the same; and praying, "That the said Decrees, in so far as they are complained of, might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the joint and several Answer of George Henton, Thomas Chamberlaine, Anthony Chapman, and Dame Anne Fowke, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decrees 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 Decrees therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Westbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Parish of Westbury in the County of Somerset," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mear and Wedmore Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands within the Parishes of Mear and Wedmore in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Bleadon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Manor of Bleadon in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Wylde to take the Name of Browne Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Ralph Browne Wylde and his Issue, to take the Name and bear the Arms of Browne, pursuant to the Will of Jane Browne, late of Caughley in the Parish of Barrow in the County of Salop, Widow, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bradwell 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 Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Parish of Bradwell in the County of Bucks," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 20. L. 14. After ("Act") insert Clauses ("A. and B.")

"Clause (A.) "And be it further enacted, That all the Freeboard adjoining to the said Parish of Bradwell belonging to the Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer, shall be deemed to be Part of the Lands and Grounds to be divided and enclosed by virtue of this Act; and after the Division and Allotment of such Freeboard, the same and also the Allotment to be made in lieu thereof, shall for ever be respectively deemed to be within and Part of the said Parish of Bradwell, and the Parish wherein such Freeboard now lies, in such Parts and Proportions as the said Commissioners or any Two of them shall, in and by their Award, direct and appoint."

"Clause (B.) "And whereas the said George John Earl Spencer is Owner of the Parish of Stanton Bury, which adjoins to the said Parish of Bradwell, except a Right to the First Crop in every Year of certain Lots or Parcels, Part of a Meadow called Bradwell Meadow, which Right belongs to the Owners of certain Farms and Lands within the said Parish of Bradwell: And whereas the said Meadow is situate at an inconvenient Distance from the Farms and Lands of the several Persons entitled to such First Crop; be it therefore further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to ascertain and fix the Value of the said First Crops of the said Bradwell Meadow, and to allot to the several Persons entitled thereto such Quantity of any Allotment to which the said Earl may be entitled by virtue of this Act, within the said Parish of Bradwell, or out of any of the Lands or Grounds belong ing to the said Earl in the said Parish of Stanton Bury, adjoining or lying near to the said Parish of Bradwell, which may be more eligible to the Persons entitled to any such Allotments as the said Commissioners or any Two of them shall judge to be a full Compensation for such First Crops of the said Bradwell Meadow, belonging to such Person or Persons as aforesaid; and that from thenceforth all Right to the First Crop upon the said Meadow, belonging to such Persons as aforesaid, shall cease, determine, and be for ever extinguished."

"Pr. 29. L. 34. Leave out from ("Lambs") to ("and") in Press 30. Line 21."

"Pr. 39. L. 29. After ("levied") insert ("Provided always, that nothing in this Act shall vacate or anywise affect a Lease belonging to the said James Shipton of a certain Farm and Lands in the Parish of Stanton Bury aforesaid, held under the said Earl Spencer")

And the said Amendments being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

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, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

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. Graves:

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

Marchwiel Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of An Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with one Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Parwich Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields or Stinted Pastures lying within the Parish of Parwich in the County of Derby."

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

D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. De la Warr.
E. Strange.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Brownlow.

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

Chartley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberty of Hixton, and the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberties of Drointon, Lea and Amerton, all within the Manor of Chartley 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wavendon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Wandon, otherwise Wavendon in the County of Bucks."

Kingston Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella in the County of the said Town of Kingston-upon Hull."

West India Intercourse Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

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.

Headbourn Worthy Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable Lands, Pastures, Woods, Downs, Cow Downs, Sheep Downs, Waste Lands and other Open and Commonable Places within the Parish of Headbourn Worthy in the County of Southampton."

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

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

Sir S. Glynne's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne Baronet an Infant, and also Francis Glynne Esquire, and likewise the Guardians of the several Persons who may hereafter become entitled to the Estates in the County of Flint, comprized in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Conway Glynne Esquire deceased, and the Will of Sir John Glynne Baronet also deceased, to grant Leases of the Coal and other Mines within the said Estates."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 31st Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Puleston's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend Philip Puleston Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Ruabon in the County of Denbigh, and Sir Watkin Williams Wynne Baronet, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments within the said Parish."

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 Tuesday the 1st Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hintze takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Daniel Godfrey Hintze took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Godfrey Hintze."

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

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

Maidstone Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of An Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Maidstone through Debtling to Key Street in the Parishes of Borden and Bobbing in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence to this House.

Catterick Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament made in the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from Catterick Bridge in the County of York, to Yarm in the said County, and from thence to Stockton in the County of Durham, and from thence through Sedgefield in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham; and for reducing the said Acts into one; and for the more effectually repairing and keeping in Repair the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Errington's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Errington Esquire with Harriet Coren his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday the 14th Day of this Instant March, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend To-morrow, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Martii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against Grove et al.

The Answer of Martha Grove and others to the Appeal of the Governor and Company for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, was this Day brought in.

Mear and Wedmore Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands within the Parishes of Mear and Wedmore in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westbury Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Parish of Westbury in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bleadon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Manor of Bleadon in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wylde to take the Name of Browne, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Ralph Browne Wylde and his Issue to take the Name and bear the Arms of Browne, pursuant to the Will of Jane Browne late of Caughley in the Parish of Barrow in the County of Salop, Widow, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bradwell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Parish of Bradwell in the County of Bucks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

West India Intercourse Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between his Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East India Judicature Act, Report from Committee respecting:

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees appointed to examine the several Lists delivered in at the Table in pursuance of the Directions of An Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies; "That the Committee had met and examined the said Lists, and that the Titles of the follow ing Lords were the only Titles that appeared upon Ten Lists;

Archbishop of York.

Duke of Beaufort.

Duke of Bedford.

Earl of Chesterfield.

Earl of Doncaster.

Earl of Plymouth.

Earl of Rochford.

Earl of Breadalbane.

Earl of Macclesfield.

Earl De la Warr.

Viscount Hereford.

Viscount Falmouth.

Viscount Wentworth.

Bishop of Durham.

Bishop of Ely.

Bishop of Gloucester.

Bishop of Landaff.

Bishop of Lincoln.

Lord Audley.

Lord St. John.

Lord Craven.

Lord Kinnaird.

Lord Ducie.

Lord Digby.

Lord Brownlow.

Lord Lovaine.

Act read.

Then it was moved, "That the Clause in the said Act directing that the Names of such Persons who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments therein specified, shall be struck out of the said Report, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Titles of the Lords referred to a Committee.

Ordered, That the said Tirles be referred to a Committee to report the Names of those who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments specified in the said Act.

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.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the said Committee, be added to the said Committee.

York Buildings Company against Grove et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Governor and Company for raising Thames Water in York Buildings 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.

Orphans Fund Accounts delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament;

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London on the 5th July 1787."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London on account of lighting, watching, cleansing, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge, &c. from the 29th September 1786 exclusive, to the 29th September 1787 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London in pursuance of an Act for making a Street or Opening from Moorfields opposite Chiswell Street towards the East, into Bishopsgate Street; and also from the East End of Chiswell Street Westward, into Barbican, from the 29th September 1786 exclusive, to the 29th September 1787 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London in pursuance of an Act for enabling the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, from the 29th September 1786 exclusive, to the 29th September 1787 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London in pursuance of an Act for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, &c. within the City and Liberty aforesaid, from the 29th September 1786 exclusive, to the 29th September 1787 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Martii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Stewarts against D. Atholl.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Sir John Stewart Baronet and George Stewart Esquire are Appellants, and John Duke of Atholl is Respondent:

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

East India Judicature Act, Report from Committee.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Titles of the Lords that have appeared upon Ten or more Lists, reported from the Committee on Thursday last, and to report the Names of those who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments specified in an Act made in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned: "That the Committee had met and considered the Matter to them referred, and had taken the above mentioned Act into Consideration, and having carefully examined the said List of the Peers, had come to the following Resolution:

"Resolved, That it doth not appear to this Committee, that any of the Lords whose Titles are contained in the said Lists, either now holds or hath heretofore held any of the Offices or Employments, specified in the said Act of Parliament."

Lords Titles to be transmitted to Clerk of the Crown.

Ordered, That the said Titles be transmitted to the Clerk of the Crown in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery or his Deputy, by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, under his Hand and Seal, pursuant to the Directions of the said Act.

Standing Orders No. 40 and 41 to be considered.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Wednesday next, to take into Consideration the Standing Orders No. 40 and 41.

V. Falmouth's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of the late Hugh Lord Viscount Falmouth, situate in the Borough of Tregony and Parish of Cuby in the County of Cornwall, in Trustees, to be sold, and conveyed to Sir Francis Bassett Baronet, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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.

Chartley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Hixton, and the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberties of Drointon, Lea and Amerton, all within the Manor of Chartley in the County of Stafford," was committed.

Humberstone Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds in the Parish or Lordship of Humberstone in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Parwich Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields or Stinted Pastures, lying within the Parish of Parwich in the County of Derby, was committed.

Hintze's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Godfrey Hintze," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

West India Intercourse Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

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. Graves:

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

Chasin's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of William Chafin Clerk, in the Counties of Dorset and Wilts, for paying certain Portions charged thereon, and for other Purposes."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Strange.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawkesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 28th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Whitefoord against Whitefoord et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Mrs. Jean Whitefoord is Appellant, and James Whitefoord Esquire and his Guardians 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.

Wavendon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Wandon, otherwise Wavendon, in the County of Bucks."

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

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

Catterick Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament made in the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from Catterick Bridge in the County of York, to Yarm in the said County, and from thence to Stockton in the County of Durham, and from thence through Sedgefield in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham; and for reducing the said Acts into One, and for the more effectually repairing and keeping in Repair the said Road."

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.

Mowsley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons of and within the Lordship or Liberty of Mowsley in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Knapton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields and other Common Grounds within the Manor or Lordship and Township of Knapton in the County of the City of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Clerkenwell Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for pulling down the Church of Saint James at Clerkenwell in the County of Middlesex, and for building a new Church, and making a new Church Yard or Cæmetery in the said Parish, with convenient Avenues and Passages thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mansfield, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road near the Nine Mile Stone from Mansfield, through Temple, Normanton, Tupton new Enclosure and Birkin Lane, to Buntingfield Nook in the Parish of Ashover in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Alfreton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Alfreton Turnpike Road near a Place called Little Robins in the Parish of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through Woolley Moor to the Nottingham Turnpike Road near Tansley in the County of Derby; and from Woolley Moor to the Chesterfield Turnpike Road at Kelstidge in the said County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurcurrence of this House.

Gold and Silver Lace Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the counterfeiting of Gold and Silver Lace, and for settling and adjusting the Proportions of fine Silver and Silk; and for the better making of Gold and Silver Thread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warwick Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Right Honourable George Earl Brooke and Earl of Warwick to build a new Bridge over the River Avon in the Borough of Warwick, and to open proper Roads and Ways thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Election of a Peer for Scotland, Consideration of Petition respecting, put off.

Moved, "That the Order for hearing Counsel upon the Petition of the Earl of Dumfries, complaining of a Breach of Privilege of this House at the late Election of a Peer for Scotland; and also upon the Petition of Lord Cathcart touching the said Election, and his Return, which stands appointed for Monday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That this House will hear Counsel upon the said Petitions on Tuesday next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day do then attend; and that Notice thereof be given to the several Parties, and to the Lord Advocate for Scotland; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Martii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Williams et al against Wright.

The Answer of Robert Wright Esquire to the Appeal of Richard Williams and others, Executors of the Will of Mrs. Mary Morris, was this Day brought in:

Taylor against Taylor.

As was also, The Answer of Elizabeth Jean Taylor to the Appeal of Robert Taylor Esquire.

Stewarts against D. Atholl.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Sir John Stewart Baronet and George Stewart Esquire are Appellants, and John Duke of Atholl is Respondent:

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

V. Falmouth's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of the late Hugh Lord Viscount Falmouth, situate in the Borough of Tregony and Parish of Cuby in the County of Cornwall, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to Sir Francis Bassett Baronet, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hintze's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Godfrey Hintze."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Parwich Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields or Stinted Pastures lying within the Parish of Parwich in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chartley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberty of Hixton, and the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Liberties of Drointon, Lea and Amerton, all within the Manor of Chartley in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Humberstone Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Commonable Grounds in the Parish or Lordship of Humberstone in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Mackintosh to enter into Recognizance on York Buildings Company's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Robert Mackintosh Esquire the Governor of the York Buildings Company, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, on account of their Appeal depending in this House:"

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

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 Lord Osborne on his Right Hand, and the Lord Sydney on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows: (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 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, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States." "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America; and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the foreign Islands in the West Indies." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of Parliament for repairing several Roads leading into and near the City of Worcester, and for repairing certain other Roads therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Riddlesden otherwise Morton, or Riddlesden with Morton in the Parish of Bingley in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands within the Parishes of Mear and Wedmore in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Parish of Westbury in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons, or Waste Lands within the Manor of Bleadon in the County of Somerset." "An Act for enabling Ralph Browne Wylde and his Issue to take the Name and bear the Arms of Browne pursuant to the Will of Jane Browne late of Caughley in the Parish of Barrow in the County of Salop, Widow, deceased." 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 Marquiss of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl Bathurst; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and wellbeloved 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 enrol 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 Tenth Day of March, in the Twenty-eighth 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 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, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

2. "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America; and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

3. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of Parliament for repairing several Roads leading into and near the City of Worcester, and for repairing certain other Roads therein mentioned."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

4. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Riddlesden otherwise Morton or Riddlesden with Morton in the Parish of Bingley in the West Riding of the County of York."

5. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Mear and Wedmore in the County of Somerset."

6. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Westbury in the County of Somerset."

7. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Bleadon in the County of Somerset."

8. "An Act for enabling Ralph Browne Wylde and his Issue, to take the Name and bear the Arms of Browne, pursuant to the Will of Jane Browne, late of Caughley in the Parish of Barrow in the County of Salop, Widow, deceased."

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.

Headbourn Worthy Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Arable Lands, Pastures, Woods, Downs, Cow Downs, Sheep Downs, Waste Lands, and other Open and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Headbourn Worthy in the County of Southampton," 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."

Filey Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the several Open and Common Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Filey, otherwise Filo, in the East and North Ridings of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wimborne Minster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross or Market Place in the Town of Wimborne Minster, to the Cross or Market Place in the Town of Blandford Forum in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Castlemartin Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing the Common and Waste Ground, called Castlemartin Corse, within the Manor and Parish of Castlemartin in the County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Warwick Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Right Honourable George Earl Brooke and Earl of Warwick to build a new Bridge over the River Avon in the Borough of Warwick, and to open proper Roads and Ways thereto."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Westmorland.
E. Doncaster.
E. Morton.
E. Selkirk.
E. Hopetoun.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Fortescue.
L. Scarsdale.
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.

Mansfield, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road near the Nine Mile Stone from Mansfield, through Temple Normanton, Tupton new Enclosure, and Birkin Lane, to Buntingfield Nook, in the Parish of Ashover in the County of Derby."

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.

Alfreton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Alfreton Turnpike Road, near a Place called Little Robins, in the Parish of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through Woolley Moor to the Nottingham Turnpike Road, near Tansley in the County of Derby, and from Woolley Moor to the Chesterfield Turnpike Road, at Kelstidge in the said County of Derby."

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.

Election of a Peer for Scotland, Petition of M. Tweeddale et al. respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of George Marquis of Tweeddale, David Stewart Earl of Buchan, James Earl of Glencairn, Thomas Earl of Hadinton, James Earl of Lauderdale, George Earl of Glasgow, James Lord Somerville, Alexander Lord Saltoun, Hugh Lord Sempill, James Lord Torphichen, Alexander Lord Elibank, Charles Halyburton Earl of Aboyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That His Majesty was pleased to issue His Royal Proclamation under the Great Seal, bearing Date at Westminster, the 30th Day of November last, commanding all the Peers of Scotland to assemble, and meet at Holyrood House in Edinburgh, upon Thursday the 10th Day of January then ensuing and now last past, to elect and chuse a Peer of Scotland, to fit and vote in the House of Peers of the present Parliament of Great Britain, in the Place of George Earl of Dalhousie, deceased; that upon the said Tenth Day of January last, several of the Peers of Scotland did accordingly assemble at Holyrood House to make an Election in obedience to the said Proclamation, Patrick Earl of Dumfries, and William Schaw Lord Cathcart, being Candidates; that the Votes of the Peers present, and of certain Peers absent voting by their Proxies, and by signed Lists being collected by George Home and Robert Sinclair Esquires, Two of the Principal Clerks of Session, appointed by the Lord Clerk Registrar of Scotland, to officiate as his Deputies on that Occasion, the Votes were Twenty-seven for each of the Candidates, but the said George Home and Robert Sinclair took upon them farther to receive a List under the Signature of Rutherfurd, which was made and signed by one John Anderson, taking upon himself the Stile and Title of Lord Rutherfurd, and did mark and reckon his Vote in favour of Lord Cathcart, although upon the 15th of March 1762, it was resolved by their Lordships, "That Alexander Rutherfurd and David Dury taking on them severally, the Title of Lord Rutherfurd, ought, to all Intents and Purposes, to be considered as having no Right to the said Title until they shall have made out their Claims, and procured the same to be duly allowed in the legal Course of Determination; and that in the mean Time until the same shall be so allowed, the said Alexander Rutherfurd and David Dury, or either of them, or any Person claiming under them, or either of them, be not admitted to vote by virtue of the said Title at the Election of any Peers of Scotland, to sit and vote in this House, pursuant to the Articles of Union:" Of which Resolution Notice was given to the Lord Clerk Registrar of Scotland at the Time, and the said George Home and Robert Sinclair were in the Knowledge thereof, and were bound to obey the same; that neither the said Alexander Rutherfurd nor David Dury, nor any Person claiming under them, or either of them, have since the Date of the said Resolution made out their Claim to the said Title, or procured the same to be allowed in the legal Course of Determination; that the Claim or Pretension of the said John Anderson to the Title of Lord Rutherfurd is and can only be under the said David Dury, who died without Issue, and to whom the said John Anderson is or pretends to be Heir, and next of kindred as Son of the said David Dury's Aunt; and therefore the said George Home and Robert Sinclair ought not to have received the List of the said John Anderson, or admitted his Vote as Lord Rutherfurd; that the said Vote being by the Clerks taken to make a Majority in favour of the said Lord Cathcart, he has been returned as duly elected, whereby the Petitioners and the other Peers of Scotland have received great Injury, and the Orders of their Lordships House regulating the Proceedings at such Elections have been violated;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into their Consideration the above mentioned Breach of the Privilege of their Lordships House, in which the Petitioners are so deeply interested, and to grant such Relief in the Premises, or to do thereupon, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, may seem meet:"

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

Knapton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields and other Common Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship and Township of Knapton in the County of the City of York."

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

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

Adjourn.

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