House of Lords Journal Volume 38
April 1790 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: April 1790 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 583-588. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116876 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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April 1790 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Aprilis 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Lonsdale.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Dunmore against Sir J. Colquhoun:

The Answer of Sir James Colquhoun, of Luss, Baronet, to the Appeal of Robert Dunmore, Merchant in Glasgow, and others, was this Day brought in.

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 Robert Dunmore, Merchant in Glasgow, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Sir J. Colquhoun against Dunmore et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Sir James Colquhoun, of Luss, Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 11th of March 1790; 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 just; and that Robert Dunmore, Merchant in Glasgow, James Buchanan, of Catter, Robert Morehead, of Croylechie, and Thomas Buchanan, of Boguhan, Writer in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Dunmore, James Buchanan, Robert Morehead, and Thomas Buchanan, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant April; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Agents or Solicitors in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Laing against Molison and Watson.

A Petition of Patrick Laing, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Molison and James Watson are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having appealed from an Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, pronounced in an Action and Cause, wherein he was Plaintiff, and Thomas Molison and James Watson were Defendants, finds himself by reason of Poverty, unable to prosecute the said Appeal unless he is admitted by their Lordships to do so in formâ Pauperis: His Poverty is instructed by the Affidavit and Certificate annexed, and it will appear to their Lordships, that the Petitioner has a good and probable Ground of Proceeding in the said Appeal, by a Certificate under the Hands of Two Counsel also thereunto annexed;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order him to be admitted to prosecute as Appellant in the aforesaid Cause in formâ Pauperis."

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioner was called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Petitioner be admitted to prosecute his Appeal in formâ Pauperis in this House, 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 Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand and the Duke of Leeds 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,

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 Prefence 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 the better Support of the Dignity of the Speaker of the House of Commons, and for disabling the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, from holding any Office or Place of Profit during Pleasure under the Crown." "An Act for defraying the Charge of 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 ninety." "An Act to amend Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, the one 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;" and the other intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum or other Spirits from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty, under certain Conditions and Restrictions." "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 to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and 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 continuing the Term of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as relates to the rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland." "An Act for taking off the Duties upon unwrought Tin exported to any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope." "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church and Tower of Saint Thomas, within the City of Bristol." "An Act for better supplying the City of Norwich and the Parts adjacent with Water." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County." "An Act to empower William Henry Campbell Esquire, to shut up a Road and Footpaths in the Parish of Liston, in the County of Essex; and to oblige him to make and keep in Repair for the future another Road and Footpath in lieu thereof." "An Act for continuing an Act of the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the City of Norwich, to Block Hill in Trowse, at the Angle where the Road divides, to Bixley and Kirby, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for continuing an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Bishopsgate Bridge, in the City of Norwich, to a Stone formerly called The Two Mile Stone, where the Norwich Road joins the Caister Causeway, Two Miles and a Half short of the Town of Great Yarmouth," "An Act for continuing an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the Road from Berstreet Gates, in the City of Norwich, to New Buckenham, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head, in Fernilee, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandesford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon; and from the Town of Huntingdon, to the Causeway at or near the West End of the Town of Somersham, in the County of Huntingdon, so far as relates to the Middle and South Divisions and separate District of the said Roads." "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Tavernspite, to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, near Foston Lane, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the said County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening Two Pieces of Road, called Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold Verdon." "An Act for making and repairing the Road from Newmiln Bridge, by Foodie's Mill, Inverkeithing, Aberdour, Kirkcaldy, Gallatown, and Cameron Bridge, to Craill, and other Roads, in the County of Fife." "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts, made for repairing the Roads from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, and from Stump Cross aforesaid, to the End of the Town of Trumpington next to Shelford, and from Shelford Pound to Wittlesford; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads, and also One Mile of the Road between Trumpington and Cambridge, commencing at the South End of Trumpington aforesaid; and for amending the Road from Chesterford Bridge, to the End of Wittlesford, next to Shelford, all in the County of Cambridge." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in repair several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset." "An Act for enlarging the Terms and altering the Powers of Two Acts made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennett, to Sheppard's Shord; and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherrill Hill; and from the Town of Avebury, to the Cross Way at Beckhampton; and from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury, to Wroughton; and from the North Side of Swindon, to the Carpenter's Arms in Blunsden, in the County of Wilts; and for diverting, turning, and altering Part of the said Roads; and for repairing and widening the Road on the West Side of the Three Barrows, from the Direction Post there, on the New Road leading from Beckhampton to Devizes, to the Distance of One Mile from the said Direction Post Westward." "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging, altering, and amending the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surrey, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rowde Ford to Red Hill, and from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne, in the County of Wilts; and for repealing Three Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts made, for repairing the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, so far as relates to such Part of the said Road, as lies within the County of York." "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates devised by the Will of James Money Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising thereby, in the Purchase of other Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates to be sold now stand limited to." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Fens, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Old Buckenham, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields in the Township of Burton Leonard, in the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Moors, Commons, or Waste Grounds, called Dunkeswick Common, Huby Common, Wescoehill Common, and Weeton Green, within the Manor and Parish of Harewood, in the County of York." "An Act for dividing and allotting the Intermixed or Commonable Lands and Grounds, and Common Pastures or Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Dibden, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Collingham, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Killingworth Moor, in the Parish of Long Benton, in the County of Northumberland." "An Act to enable Thomas Samwell Watson Samwell Esquire, (lately called Thomas Samwell Watson), and his Heirs Male, to take the Surname, and use the Arms of Samwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Samwell Baronet, deceased." "An Act for naturalizing George Pætsch, John Christian Hartwig Garbers, and John Henry Pasteur." "An Act for naturalizing Julius George Bierbaum." "An Act for naturalizing Noah Turmine." "An Act for naturalizing Matthias Koops." 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 Regal 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 and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brothers and faithful Counsellors William Duke of Gloucester, Henry Duke of Cumberland; 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 John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Henry Earl Bathurst; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; 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 into 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 First Day of April, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission, which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled; that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

1. "An Act for the better Support of the Dignity of the Speaker of the House of Commons, and for disabling the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, from holding any Office or Place of Profit, during Pleasure under the Crown."

2. "An Act for defraying the Charge of 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 ninety."

3. "An Act to amend Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, the one 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;" and the other, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum, or other Spirits from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty, under certain Conditions and Restrictions."

4. "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."

5. "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost, or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, and 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."

6. "An Act for continuing the Term of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

7. "An Act for taking off the Duties upon unwrought Tin exported to any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope."

8. "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church and Tower of St. Thomas, within the City of Bristol."

9. "An Act for better supplying the City of Norwich, and the Parts adjacent with Water."

10. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk."

11. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk."

12. "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from, or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal, at or near Langley Bridge, and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal, at or near Codnor Park Mill, to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County."

13. "An Act to empower William Henry Campbell Esquire, to shut up a Road and Foot Paths in the Parish of Liston, in the County of Essex; and to oblige him to make and keep in Repair for the future, another Road and Foot Path in lieu thereof."

14. "An Act for continuing an Act of the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the City of Norwich, to Block Hill, in Trowse, at the Angle, where the Road divides to Bixley and Kirby, in the County of Norfolk."

15. "An Act for continuing an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Bishopsgate Bridge, in the City of Norwich, to a Stone formerly called the Two Mile Stone, where the Norwich Road joins the Caister Causeway, Two Miles and a Half short of the Town of Great Yarmouth."

16. "An Act for continuing an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Berstreet Gates, in the City of Norwich, to New Buckenham, in the County of Norfolk."

17. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head, in Fernilee, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith."

18. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent."

19. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandesford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon, and from the Town of Huntingdon to the Causeway at or near the West End of the Town of Somersham, in the County of Huntingdon, so far as relates to the Middle and South Divisions, and separate District of the said Road."

20. "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke."

21. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, near Foston Lane, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby de la Zouch, in the said County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening Two Pieces of Road, called Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold Verdon."

22. "An Act for making and repairing the Road from Newmiln Bridge, by Foodie's Mill, Inverkeithing, Aberdour, Kirkcaldy, Gallatown, and Cameron Bridge, to Craill, and other Roads in the County of Fife."

23. "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts made for repairing the Roads from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, and from Stump Cross aforesaid, to the End of the Town of Trumpington next to Shelford, and from Shelford Pound to Wittlesford; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads, and also One Mile of the Road between Trumpington and Cambridge, commencing at the South End of Trumpington aforesaid; and for amending the Road from Chesterford Bridge, to the End of Wittlesford, next to Shelford, all in the County of Cambridge."

24. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as relates to the amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset."

25. "An Act for enlarging the Terms and altering the Powers of Two Acts made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennett, to Sheppard's Shord; and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherrill Hill; and from the Town of Avebury, to the Cross Way at Beckhampton; and from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury, to Wroughton; and from the North Side of Swindon, to the Carpenter's Arms in Blunsden, in the County of Wilts; and for diverting, turning, and altering Part of the said Roads; and for repairing, and widening the Road on the West Side of the Three Barrows, from the Direction Post there, on the New Road leading from Beckhampton to Devizes, to the Distance of One Mile from the said Direction Post Westward."

26. "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging, altering, and amending the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surrey, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex."

27. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rowde Ford to Red Hill, and from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne, in the County of Wilts; and for repealing Three Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent."

28. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts made for repairing the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendall, in the County of Westmorland; so far as relates to such Part of the said Road as lies within the County of York."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

29. "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates devised by the Will of James Money Esquire deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising thereby, in the Purchase of other Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates to be sold now stand limited to."

30. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

31. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Fens, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Old Buckenham, in the County of Norfolk."

32. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields in the Township of Burton Leonard, in the County of York."

33. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Moors, Commons, or Waste Grounds called Dunkeswick Common, Huby Common, Wescoe-hill Common, and Weeton Green, within the Manor and Parish of Harewood, in the County of York."

34. "An Act for dividing and allotting the intermixt or Commonable Lands and Grounds and Common Pastures or Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Dibden, in the County of Southampton."

35. "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Collingham, in the County of Nottingham."

36. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Killingworth Moor, in the Parish of Long Benton, in the County of Northumberland."

37. "An Act to enable Thomas Samwell Watson Samwell Esquire, (lately called Thomas Samwell Watson), and his Heirs Male, to take the Surname and use the Arms of Samwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Samwell Baronet, deceased."

38. "An Act for naturalizing George Pætsch, John Christian Hartwig Garbers, and John Henry Pasteur."

39. "An Act for naturalizing Julius George Bierbaum."

40. "An Act for naturalizing Noah Turmine."

41. "An Act for naturalizing Matthias Koops."

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.

Land Revenue Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues belonging to the Crown; and to sell or alienate Fee, Farm, and other unimproveable Rents;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Land Revenue Commissioners to report what they have done under Act 26 Geo. 3.

Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by an Act of the Twenty-sixth of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues belonging to the Crown; and to sell or alienate Fee Farm, and other unimprovable Rents;" do report to this House what they have done in Execution of the said Act; and what have been the Expences attending the same.

Hanby Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the Commons, by the Marquis of Worcester and others:

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

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Blaauw's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Willem Blaauw."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dilhorn Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair the Road from Fosbrook, in the Parish of Dillorn, through Dillorn, and from thence to or near to Chedleton, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Terrington Embankment, &c. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking the Common Salt Marsh within the Parishes of Terrington Saint Clement's and Terrington Saint John's, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and enclosing the same and other Commons within the said Parishes," 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."

Bromsgrove Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Three several Acts made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

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

D. Leeds.
E. Lonsdale.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Cathcart.
L. Walpole.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 12th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Edington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, called Edington, otherwise Burtle Moor, East Heath, West Heath, and Clyde Batch, within the Hamlet of Edington, and Parish of Moorlinch, in the County of Somerset."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 13th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety,) together with those named in Two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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