House of Lords Journal Volume 39
March 1791 21-31

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March 1791 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 21o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. King.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Riddell against Grossets:

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday the 16th and Friday the 18th of this instant March as this Day, upon the original Petition and Appeal of Sir James Riddell of Ardnamurchan and Sunart Baronet; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of December 1789 and 27th of January 1790; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" and likewise upon the CrossAppeal of James Grosset late of Moredon, in the County of Surrey, thereafter at Mains, in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, and now of Barnstaple in the County of Devon, and James Grosset Junior his Eldest Son; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of December 1789 and 27th of January 1790, in so far as they assoilzie Sir James Riddell from the Process of Reduction, and find that the Petitioner James Grosset is not entitled to any Abatement of the stipulated Rents for the Three Years during which he possessed the Farm in Question, and assoilzie Sir James Riddell from that Claim, and also in so far as they do not find the Petitioners entitled to Damages and Expences of Process as concluded for by them; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as complained of, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of James Grosset late of Moredon, in the County of Surrey Esquire, and James Grosset Junior his Eldest Son, put in to the said original Appeal, and the Answer of Sir James Riddell of Ardnamurchan Baronet, put in to the said Cross-Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutors complained of, so far as they assoilzie Sir James Riddell from the Process of Reduction, and so far as they find that James Grosset is not entitled to any Abatement of the Stipulated Rent, for the three Years during which he possessed the Farm in Question, and assoilzie Sir James Riddell from the Claim, be and the same are hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Tack mentioned in the Summons of James Grosset, ought to be and the same is hereby reduced, rescinded, cassed, and annulled from the beginning, and that the same is now and shall be in all Times coming, void, null, and of no Avail; but in respect that the said James Grosset occupied the Lands mentioned in the said Tack for the Space, of three Years, Find and Decree that he ought to pay for the same, at the Rate of Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds by the Year; and that the said Sir James Riddell is not entitled to any further or other Damages in respect of the said Tack, or the Occupation of the Lands therein mentioned: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That with this Variation the said Interlocutors be and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, to proceed accordingly.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting 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 ninetyone."

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. Walker and Mr. Spranger:

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

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a Collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent in the County of Gloucester:" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Parslow's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Parslow Esquire, with Elizabeth Hall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bermondsey Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

M. de Choiseul takes the Oaths, in order to his Naturalization.

Jean Baptiste Armand Marquis De Choiseul, took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand Marquis De Choiseul."

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

E. Shaftesbury.
E. Plymouth.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Radnor.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Torphichen.
L. King.
L. Hawke.
L. Grantley.
L. Fife.

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.

Clerks of Assize &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize, Associates, and Clerks of Indictments:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Wednesday next.

Felony Rewards Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Graham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Bishop of St. Davidstakes the Oaths.

This Day Samuel Lord Bishop of St. Davids took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Haddington &c. Election, E. Lauderdale Leave to attend Committee of H. C.

The Lord Cathcart acquainted the House, "That he was desired by the Earl of Lauderdale to request the Leave of the House, for His Lordship to attend the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to try the Merits of the Haddington, Jedburgh, Dunbar, North Berwick, and Lauder, in Scotland, Election, to inform them of any Circumstances that may have come to his Knowledge, touching the Merits of the said Election;" whereupon it was moved, That the Earl of Lauderdale (agreeable to his said Request) be permitted to attend the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to try the Merits of the Haddington, Jedburgh, Dunbar, North Berwick, and Lauder, in Scotland, Election, to inform them of any Circumstances that may have come to his Knowledge, touching the Merits of the said Election, if he thinks fit."

Ordered, That the Earl of Lauderdale (agreeable to his said Request) be permitted to attend the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to try the Merits of the Haddington, Jedburgh, Dunbar, North Berwick, and Lauder, in Scotland, Election, to inform them of any Circumstances that may have come to his Knowledge touching the Merits of the said Election, if he thinks fit.

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a Collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent in the County of Gloucester."

Rother Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make, and maintain the River Rother navigable from the Town of Midhurst, to a certain Meadow called the Railed Pieces or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a navigable Cut from the said River to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Woolston Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl Verney and others:

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

Barston, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Hose Enclosure Bill.

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

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

India, Papers respecting the War in, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Morton from the Directors of the East India Company attended:"

He was called in and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Thursday last,

No. 1. "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis, dated 7th July 1789, referred to in the first Article of the Treaty with the Nizam."

2. "Copy of Correspondence between the Rajah of Travencore and the Government of Madras, on the Subject of the said Rajah having purchased the Forts of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch, and in consequence of the subsequent Attack of Tippoo Sultaun, on the Lines or Territories of Travencore."

3. "Copy of Correspondence between the Nabob Tippoo Sultaun and the Government of Madras, on the Subject of the Rajah of Travencore's Purchase of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch, and in consequence of the subsequent Attack of Tippoo on the Lines or Territories of Travencore."

4. "Information communicated by Sir Archibald Campbell to the Court of Directors relative to the Rajah of Travencore's Purchase of the Forts of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch."

5. "Copies of Correspondence between the Governments of Bengal and Madras, relating to the Attack of Tippoo Sultaun on the Lines of Travencore."

6. "Copies of Letters from the Governor General in Council of Bengal, to the Presidency of Fort Saint George, dated 29th August, 9th September, and 13th of November 1789, relative to the Matter in Dispute between Tippoo Sultaun and the Rajah of Travencore."

7. "Copy of Letters from Captain Bannerman to the Government of Madras, dated 12th and 14th of May 1789."

8. "Copy of such Parts of the Correspondence between Mr. Powney Resident at Travencore, and the Governments of Bengal and Madras, from the 14th May to the 30th December 1789, as relate to the Purchase of the Forts of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch, and to the hostile Intentions of Tippoo Sultaun."

9. "Copies of Letters from the Resident at Travencore to the Governor in Council at Madras, dated 17th and 28th February 1790."

10. "Copy of Letters from the Governor in Council at Madras, to the Governor General and Council dated 5th August, and 13th and 19th October 1789, and Extract of a Letter from Governor Hollond to the Governor General, dated 16th August 1789."

11. "Copy of the Treaties lately concluded between the East India Company and the Marrattas, and between the East India Company and the Nyzam."

12. "Copy of the Treaties which have been concluded between Tippoo Sultaun and the East India Company."

13. "Copy of the Treaties subsisting between the Company and the Rajah of Travencore."

N. B. "There is no Treaty between the Company and the Rajah of Travencore, but he is included as an Ally of the Company in the Treaty between them and Tippoo Sultaun: Vide first Article, together with a List thereof."

Which being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Harewood.

PRAYERS.

Hill against Sewell et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Joseph Hill, one of the Sworn Clerks of His Majesty's High Court of Chancery; complaining of two Orders of the said Court, of the 3d of July 1788, and 16th of January 1789; and praying, "That the same might be rescinded, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Luther Sewell, John Kipling, Samuel Reynardson, Christian Zincke, Nehemiah Winter and Waldon Henry Hanmer Esquires, the Six Clerks of the said Court of Chancery, put in to the said Appeal; and Counsel appearing for the Appellant and Respondents in the said Appeal, the Counsel for the Appellant were fully heard upon the same.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Orders affirmed.

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 Orders therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Burford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester at the Bottom of Stow Hill, and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

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

D. Leeds.
E. Sandwich.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bathurst.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Porchester.
L. Kenyon.
L. Harewood.

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.

Rother Navigation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make and maintain the River Rother navigable from the Town of Midhurst to a certain Meadow called the Railed Pieces, or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a navigable Cut from the said River to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for other Purposes."

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Grenville 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 for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting 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-one." "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by a Sale of Annuities, and by increasing their Capital Stock." "An Act for altering and amending so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Power of the Commissioners for the Affairs of India to direct, that the Expence of raising, transporting, and maintaining such Troops as may be judged necessary for the Security of the British Territories and Possessions in the East Indies should be defrayed out of the Revenues arising from the said Territories and Possessions, and for limiting the Application of the said Revenues in the Manner therein mentioned, as relates to such Directions as shall be given or approved by the said Commissioners with respect to the Payment of certain Proportions of His Majesty's Forces in India, and of the European Forces of the East India Company therein specified." "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 staped 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 amending an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk in the County of Ayr, and from thence to the Confines of the said County of Ayr towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith, and for the more effectually repairing the said Roads, and the Road from the Village of Gorbals and new Bridge of Glasgow to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the said County of Lanark and Branches thereof, and for making and repairing the Road from the said Chapel of Cambuslang till it joins the High Road leading from Hamilton by Burnbank towards Eaglesham, in the County of Renfrew." "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for amending the Road from Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Power of Two Acts of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, and the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury to the Top of Alconbury Hill, and from Bugden to Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common, in the County of Huntingdon; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, at or near the Ferry House in the Parish of Tempsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury and Saint Neot's, to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane, and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eaton Soken to the said Turnpike Road near Saint Neot's Bridge." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign for repairing several Roads in the County of Cardigan, and for repairing other Roads in the said County." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of His late Majesty, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross, in the Parish of Great Chesterford, in the said County." "An Act for vesting the Estates devised by the Will of the Honourable Elizabeth Byng, deceased, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees to be sold, and for investing the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses to which the Estates so to be sold are subject." "An Act to enable Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estates devised by the Will of Thomas Brand Esquire, and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the Will, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Parslow Esquire, with Elizabeth Hall, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Liberty of Kellington, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Ings, Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Tadcaster, in the County of York, and County of the City of York." "An Act for Naturalizing Luke Foreman Esquire." "An Act for Naturalizing Nicholas Albert Martinius and James La Fontaine." "An Act for Naturalizing Peter Godeffroy, Johanna Catherine Godeffroy his Wife, and John Thornton." "An Act for Naturalizing Jacob Krohn." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and assented 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 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 Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britian; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Charles Earl Camden President of Our Counsel; 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; James Duke of Montrose, 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 Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham First Commissioner of our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, and 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 enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twentythird Day of March, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

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

3. "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting 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-one."

4. "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by a Sale of Annuities, and by increasing their Capital Stock."

5. "An Act for altering and amending so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Power of the Commissioners for the Affairs of India, to direct that the Expence of raising, transporting, and maintaining such Troops as may be judged necessary for the Security of the British Territories and Possessions in the East Indies, should be defrayed out of the Revenues arising from the said Territories and Possessions, and for limiting the Application of the said Revenues in the Manner therein mentioned;" as relates to such Directions as shall be given or approved by the said Commissioners, with respect to the Payment of certain Proportions of His Majesty's Forces in India, and of the Europèan Forces of the East India Company therein specified."

6. "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."

7. "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."

8. "An Act for amending an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow, in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr, and from thence to the Consines of the said County of Ayr towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith; and for the more effectually repairing the said Roads, and the Road from the Village of Gorbals and new Bridge of Glasgow to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the said County of Lanark, and Branches thereof; and for making and repairing the Road from the said Chapel of Cambuslang till it joins the High Road leading from Hamilton by Burnbank towards Eaglesham in the County of Renfrew."

9. "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick."

10. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, and the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury to the Top of Alconbury Hill, and from Bugden to Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common, in the County of Huntingdon; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road at or near the Ferry House in the Parish of Tempsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury, and Saint Neot's to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane, and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eaton Soken, to the said Turnpike Road near Saint Neot's Bridge."

11. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign for repairing several Roads in the County of Cardigan, and for repairing other Roads in the said County."

12. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of His late Majesty, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross in the Parish of Great Chesterford, in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

13. "An Act for vesting the Estates devised by the Will of the Honourable Elizabeth Byng, deceased, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees, to be sold and for investing the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses to which the Estates so to be sold are subject."

14. "An Act to enable Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estates devised by the Will of Thomas Brand Esquire, and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the Will; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

15. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Parslow Esquire with Elizabeth Hall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

16. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Liberty of Kellington, in the West Riding of the County of York."

17. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Ings, Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Tadcaster, in the County of York, and County of the City of York."

18. "An Act for naturalizing Luke Foreman Esquire."

19. "An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Albert Martinius and James La Fontaine."

20. "An Act for naturalizing Peter Godeffroy, Johanna Catherine Godeffroy, his Wife, and John Thornton."

21. "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Krohn."

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.

India, Papers respecting the War in, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis, dated 7th July 1789, referred to in the first Article of the Treaty with the Nizam, together with the several other Papers delivered to the House yesterday, pursuant to the Order of Thursday last, be printed.

Cecil for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Cecil, of Hanbury Hall, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Emma Vernon, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Treaties between East India Company and Hyder Ally to be delivered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of the Treaties concluded between the East India Company and Hyder Ally."

Clerks of Assize, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize, Associates, and Clerks of Indictments:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday next.

Felony Rewards Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Rother Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make and maintain the River Rother navigable, from the Town of Midhurst to a certain Meadow called the Railed Pieces, or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a navigable Cut from the said River, to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for other Purposes."

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

L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Smith's Charity Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a Conveyance of divers Hereditaments in the Parish of Reigate, in the County of Surrey, and an Annual or Fee Farm Rent of Twenty-five Pounds, reserved out of or for the Manor of Mount Bures, in the County of Essex, and a yearly Rent of Thirty Pounds; Part of an annual or Fee Farm Rent of Forty Pounds, reserved out of or for the Manor of Heddington with the Hundred of Bullingdon, in the County of Oxford, in Exchange for the several Manors of Knowle, Seven-Oaks, Kempsing, and Seal, in the County of Kent, and divers Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Seven-Oaks, Kempsing, and Seal, in the said County of Kent, and to convey the last mentioned Hereditaments accordingly," 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.

Butterton Moor End Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End, near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, near Newhaven, in the County of Derby; and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Burford Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of his present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow Hill, and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Cecil's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Cathcart presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave Yesterday) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire with Emma Vernon, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a second Time on Friday the 8th Day of April next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of the House and the Lords summoned; and that the said Henry Cecil may be heard by his Counsel at the said second Reading to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Emma Vernon may have a Copy of the Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Grenville.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Newnham & Co. against Steuart:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Newnham, Everett, and Company, of London, Bankers, and their Attornies, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of January and 16th of June 1789; finding that the Infeftment for Security in Question not available for any Sums paid or Obligations undertaken, posterior to the 4th of February 1788; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 14th of November 1789; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem proper:" As also upon the Answer of David Steuart, Banker in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of James Stein, put in to the said Appeal; and due Con sideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Sugar Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Additional Duty on Sugar imported into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Pancras Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching, the Streets and other Public Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road, to pave, repair, and cleanse such Part of the said Road as is therein described;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

E. Berkeley takes the Oaths.

This Day Frederick Augustus Earl of Berkeley took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Election of Peers for Scotland, Witnesses to attend Committee.

Ordered, That William Tod Esquire, and Thomas Cheap Esquire, do attend the Committee for Privileges, appointed to take into Consideration the several Petitions referred to them, relative to the Return of the Peers chosen for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, on Tuesday next.

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a Collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent, in the County of Gloucester."

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

D. Norfolk.
E. Sandwich.
E. Berkeley.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Porchester.
L. Douglas.
L. Kenyon.

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

Bermondsey Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors' Rates, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

Little Woolston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Little Woolston, in the County of Bucks."

Barston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Woods, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Barston, otherwise Barkestone, and Plungar, in the County of Leicester."

Hose Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Hose, in the County of Leicester."

Smith's Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a conveyance of divers Hereditaments in the Parish of Reigate, in the County of Surrey, and an Annual or Fee Farm Rent of Twentyfive Pounds, reserved out of or for the Manor of Mount Bures, in the County of Essex, and a Yearly Rent of Thirty Pounds, Part of an Annual or Fee Farm Rent of Forty Pounds, reserved out of or for the Manor of Heddington, with the Hundred of Bullingdon, in the County of Oxford, in Exchange for the several Manors of Knowle, Seven-Oaks, Kempsing, and Seal, in the County of Kent, and divers Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Seven-Oaks, Kempsing, and Seal, in the said County of Kent, and to convey the last mentioned Hereditaments accordingly."

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. Eames:

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

Butterton Moor End Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Roads from Butterton Moor End, near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven, in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow Hill, and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Earl Radnor's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Jacob Earl of Radnor, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Martin et al. against Doe in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein James Martin and others are Plaintiffs, and John Doe is Defendant:"

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

His Majesty's Advocate against Milne, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which John Milne is Defendant; setting forth, "That the Defendant not having yet rejoined, the Petitioner humbly prays Their Lordships, to put off the Hearing of this Cause till the next Session of Parliament:"

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

M. de Choiseul's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand Marquis de Choiseul," 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 desired him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Monday next.

Cecil's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Sarah During, Ann Vinicomb, and Elizabeth Cross, do attend this House on Friday the 8th Day of April next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire, with Emma Vernon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Clerks of Assize, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize, Associates, and Clerks of Indictments."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Felony Rewards Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses."

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."

Cazenove's and Batard's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Theophilus Cazenove, and John Francis Batard," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 26o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

Morehead against Johnston:

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of William Morehead Esquire, Younger, of Herbertshire; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of December 1790, and 20th of January 1791; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of John Johnston Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and Counsel appearing for the Appellant and Respondent in the said Appeal; the Counsel for the Appellant were fully heard upon the same:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Heyman's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger," 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."

Robeston Wathan Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen," was committed.

Fishguard Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest through the Town of Fishguard, to the Town of Newport, in the County of Pembroke, and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint Da vid's, in the said County of Pembroke," was committed.

St. David's Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest to the City of Saint David's, and from the said City to Caerfai, in the Parish of Saint David's, in the County of Pembroke," was committed.

Koithan's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Koithan," was committed.

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Methwold Warren House, to a Place called the Devil's Ditch, in the said County," was committed.

Deretend, &c. Streets Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, and levelling the Surfaces of the Streets and other public Places, within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesley, in the County of Warwick, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions and Encroachments, and regulating the driving of Carts and other Carriages used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes therein," was committed.

Rother Navigation Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make and maintain the River Rother navigable from the Town of Midhurst, to a certain Meadow called The Railed Pieces, or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a navigable Cut from the said River to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for other Purposes," was committed.

Bicester and Aynho Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Bicester and Aylesbury Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "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 and widening the Road from Bicester, in the County of Oxford to Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks," was committed.

Great Kineton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land and Ground within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field," 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."

Egginton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, stinted Pastures, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Egginton, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Kippax Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Arable Fields, a Common stinted Pasture called the Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste, called the Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Felony Rewards Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses," be re-committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill immediately.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Sugar Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Additional Duty on Sugar imported into this Kingdom."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Bermondsey Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of, and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

E. Lauderdale.
E. Fitzwilliam.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.

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

Barston, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Woods, and other commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Barston otherwise Barkestone, and Plungar, 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Hose Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Hose, 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.

Cazenove and Batard's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Theophilus Cazenove, and John Francis Batard."

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. Eames:

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

Treaties between East India Company and Hyder Ally, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Morton from the Directors of the East India Company attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Wednesday last,

"Copy of the Treaties concluded between the East India Company and Hyder Ally."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Copy be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux York.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Ds. Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondely.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Harewood.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day the following Lords took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton.

Brownlow Duke of Ancaster & Kesteven.

George Earl of Jersey.

Charles Earl of Harrington.

Simon Earl Harcourt.

George Lord Vernon.

William Lord Gage.

John Lord Delaval.

Sir S. Hannay against Petre et al. Writ of Error dismissed.

This Day being appointed to hear Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Sir Samuel Hannay Baronet is Plaintiff, and John Petrie and others are Defendants:

They were directed to be called in; but the House being informed, "That no Counsel attended:"

Ordered, That the said Writ of Error be and is hereby dismissed this House.

Mary Port Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts made, one in the Twenty-second, and the other in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Mary Port, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trafford to take the Name of Southwell Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Dame Jane Trafford, Widow and Relict of Sir Clement Trafford Knight, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Southwell, pursuant to the Will of Edward Southwell Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chapel Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Littleton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Chapelon-the-Heath, in the County of Oxford, to Bourton-on the-Hill, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Russia and the Porte, Message from His Majesty respecting.

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

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

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty thinks it necessary to acquaint the House of Lords, that the Endeavours which His Matjesty has used, in Conjunction with his Allies, to effect a Pacification between Russia and the Porte having hitherto been unsuccessful, and the Consequences which may arise from the further Progress of the War, being highly important to the Interests of His Majesty and his Allies, and to those of Europe in general, His Majesty judges it requisite, in order to add Weight to His Representations, to make some further Augmentation of His Naval Force; and His Majesty relies on the Zeal and Affection of the House of Lords, that they will concur in enabling His Majesty to defray such additional Expences, as may be incurred by these Preparations, for the Purpose of supporting the Interests of His Majesty's Kingdoms, and of contributing to the Restoration of general Tranquillity, on a secure and lasting Foundation.

"G. R."

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Public Income and Expenditure, Motion for a Committee to examine the State of:

It was moved, "That a Committee be appointed to examine and report to this House, upon the State of the Public Income and Expenditure, from the 5th January 1786, to the 5th January 1789."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

Consideration adjourned.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Motion be adjourned to Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lords Summoned.

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

Graham et al. against Russel et al.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause, wherein Mrs. Jean Graham and others are Appellants, and John Russel Junior, Clerk to the Signet, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be called in at One o'Clock.

Dicconson's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Dicconson, of Wrightington in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, and Meliora his Wife, and Edward Dicconson, of Warrington in the said County, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

M. de Choiseul's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand Marquis de Choiseul," was re-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 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.

Cottingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for amending an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for dividing, enclosing, and draining certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures in the said Parish," 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."

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford, to the City of Gloucester, with a Collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Southwark Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual the Powers of of Two several Acts, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned, and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair," was committed.

Robeston Wathan Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fishguard Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, through the Town of Fishguard, to the Town of Newport in the County of Pembroke; and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint David's in the said County of Pembroke."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. David's Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, to the City of Saint David's, and from the said City to Caerfai in the Parish of Saint David's, in the County of Pembroke."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stokes Ferry, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Methwold Warren House, to a Place called The Devil's Ditch, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Deretend, &c. Streets Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, and levelling the Surfaces of the Streets, and other public Places, within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesly, in the County of Warwick; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, and regulating the Driving of Carts and other Carriages used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Kineton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, and Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Egginton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and inclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Egginton, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rother Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Egremont to make and maintain the River Rother Navigable from the Town of Midhurst, to a certain Meadow called The Railed Pieces, or Stopham Meadow, in the Parish of Stopham, and a Navigable Cut from the said River to the River Arun, at or near Stopham Bridge, in the County of Sussex; and for other Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kippax Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the open Parts of the Common Arable Fields, a Common Stinted Pasture, called The Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste called the Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bicester and Aynho Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bicester and Aylesbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 and widening the Road from Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Koithan's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Koithan."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heyman's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger."

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 the Thirteen preceding Bills.

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

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

Clerk of Assize, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize, Associates, and Clerks of Indictments."

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 the former Messengers:

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

St. Pancras Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering and watching the Streets and other public Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and for obliging the Trustees, for the Care of the said Road, to pave, repair, and cleanse such Part of the said Road as is therein described."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
M. Abercorn.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwiliiam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Leicester.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

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

Woolston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Little Woolston, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Elliott against Pringle.

The House being informed, "That Robert Pringle, of His Majesty's Corps of Engineers, Respondent to the Appeal of William Elliott of Wells Esquire, one of the Freeholders of the County of Roxburgh, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Arthur Forrest Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Felons Rewards Bill.

The Lord Cathcart (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Sugar Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Sugar imported into this Kingdom."

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 Martis, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 29o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
March. Bath.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Harewood.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day William Henry Earl of Rochford, and Charles Earl of Tankerville took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Sugar Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Sugar imported into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cottingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York and for amending an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for dividing, enclosing, and draining certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures in the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southwark Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual the Powers of Two several Acts passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street, in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned, and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent, in the County of Gloucester."

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 the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Felony Rewards Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

M. de Choiseul's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand de Choiseul, called Marquis De Choiseul."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mary Port Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts made, one in the Twenty-second, and the other in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Mary Port, in the County of Cumberland."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
E. Derby.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Fortescue.
E. Beverley.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Catchart.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Porchester.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Trafford to take the Name of Southwell, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Dame Jane Trafford, Widow and Relict of Sir Clement Trafford Knight deceased, to take and use the Surname of Southwell, pursuant to the Will of Edward Southwell Esquire deceased."

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.

Russia and the Porte, His Majesty's Message respecting, considered:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration His Majesty's Most Gracious Message to this House Yesterday; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Message was read by the Clerk.

Motion for Address thereupon:

It was moved, "That an Humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for the Communication contained in His Majesty's Most Gracious Message; to assure His Majesty that while we learn with Regret, that the Endeavours which His Majesty has used in Conjunction with his Allies, to effect a Pacification between Russia and the Porte have hitherto been unsuccessful, we shall be ready to concur in enabling His Majesty to defray the Expence arising from such further Augmentation of His Majesty's Naval Force as His Majesty now judges it requisite to make, for the Purpose of adding Weight to His Representations, and of supporting the Interests of His Majesty's Kingdoms, and contributing to the Restoration of general Tranquillity, on a secure and lasting Foundation."

Amendment negatived:

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out after the Word ("Message") to the End of the Motion, and instead thereof inserting the following Words; (videlicet)

("To express our sincere Concern that His Majesty's benevolent Intentions to restore the Blessings of Peace to those distant Parts of Europe, that are exposed to the Calamities of War, have not yet produced the desired Effect; that uninformed as we are of the Causes that may have interrupted the Success of His Majesty's amicable Interposition, but most anxiously solicitous to maintain the unassailed Tranquillity of His Majesty's Dominions, and to improve at Home the Blessings of Peace, we can on this Occasion only express our Dutiful and Loyal Assurances of Support, whenever the Honour and Interests of His Majesty's Crown shall appear to be threatened, and testify our Alliance on His Majesty's Paternal Care to preserve uninterrupted that fortunate Situation which this Country now enjoys, of entire Amity with all the Powers of Europe.")

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words proposed to be left out, shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Address agreed to.

Then the said Motion for an Address as at first proposed was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with white Staves.

Lords summoned.

It was moved, "That the Order made Yesterday, for the Lords to be summoned to attend the Service of this House on Friday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Strange.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

Earl Spencer takes the Oaths.

George John Earl Spencer took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Graham et al. against Russel.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Mrs. Jean Graham and others are Appellants, and John Russell Junior, Clerk to the Signet, is Respondent:

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

Dunmore et al. against Sir. J. Colquhoun:

A Petition of Robert Dunmore Esquire and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir James Colquhoun of Luss Baronet, is Respondent et è contra, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners some Time ago presented their Appeal to Their Lordships from an Interlocutor of the Court of Session of the 10th of March 1790; that the Petitioners are now desirous to withdraw their said Appeal;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, upon paying to the Respondent his reasonable Costs."

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

Appeal withdrawn with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired, upon Payment of £20 Costs to the Respondent.

Ross Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and varying the Powers of an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford, and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, certain Streets or Highways within the said Town, and also certain small Pieces of Road communicating with the Roads comprized in the said Act."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
M. Lansdown.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Poulet.
E. Kellie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Glasgow.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

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.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Saturday the 9th Day of April next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Little Woolston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divid ing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Little Woolston, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Barston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, Woods, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Barston, otherwise Barkestone, and Plungar, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Hose Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Hose, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Chapel Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, of the fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Chapel-on-the-Heath, in the County of Oxford, to Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Chippenham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Chippenham in the County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

King's Lynn (South Gate) Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the several Roads from the South Gate in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of East Walton, Narborough, Stoke Ferry, and Downham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

King's Lynn (East Gate) Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of Geyton and Grimstone, and to the Gate next Hillington on Congham Common, and to the North End of Babingley Lane, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Eastwood Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Eastwood, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lewes Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Lewes to Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brighton Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Brighthelmston to the County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Selby Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge near the Ferry over the River Ouze, from Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Hemingborough, in the East Riding of the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Milford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening a new Road from Milford, in the County of Pembroke, to Stainton, and for amending and widening the Road from the said new Road, through Stainton and Johnson, to Merlin's Bridge in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ofwestry, &c. Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, belonging to the Town of Oswestry, and to certain Parishes within the Hundred of Oswestry, in the County of Salop, and to such Part of the Parish of Llanymynech as lies within the said Hundred; and to the Parish of Chirk, in the County of Denbigh; and to the Parish of Llansilin in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Walford's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Walford the Younger, with Sophia Elizabeth Jeanes, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lords summoned.

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

Public Income and Expenditure, Motion for a Committee to examine State of, further considered and negatived.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Motion of Monday last, "That a Committee be appointed to examine and report to this House upon the State of the Public Income and Expenditure from the 5th January 1786, to the 5th January 1789;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "To agree to the said Motion."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 31o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Ogden against Folliott, in Error.

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

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

Adjourn.

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