House of Lords Journal Volume 39
March 1793 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: March 1793 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 572-593. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116934 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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March 1793 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings' Company against Mackenzie.

The Answer of Alexander Mackenzie, Writer to the Signet, to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, was this Day brought in.

Ld. Daer against Johnstone and Stewart.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Basil William Douglas Esquire, commonly called Lord Daer is Appellant, and Peter Johnstone, of Carnsallock, Esquire, and the Honourable Keith Stewart of Corsewell, Freeholders of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, are Respondents:

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

Royal Exchange Assurance Companies Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities upon or for Lives;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Graham appearing as Counsel for the Petitioners, against the said Bill:

And Mr. Partridge appearing as Counsel in Support of the said Bill:

Mr. Graham was heard to open the Allegations of the Petition.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Counsel were again called in.

And the Counsel for the Petitioners was informed, "That he must confine himself to the special Interest of the Petitioners, against the Bill passing into a Law."

The Counsel declining to trouble the House further on Behalf of the Petitioners:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Stamford.
E. Abingdon.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Glasgow.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Bathurst.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Thurlow.
L. Sommers.

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.

Blagrave's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Blagrave, late of Watchfield, since of Southcot, and now of Calcot Place, in the County of Berks, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and of his seven Infant Sons, John Blagrave, Thomas Blagrave, Anthony Blagrave, Charles Blagrave, George Blagrave, James Blagrave, and William Amesley Blagrave, and of his four infant Daughters Katherine Blagrave, Ann Blagrave, Eliza Agnes Blagrave, and Frances Blagrave; 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 Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 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.

Plymouth Dock, &c. Water Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brecknock Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Rail Ways and Stone Roads from such Canal to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Chatteris Commons Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds, lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same; and for holding in Severalty for ever, certain Parts or Lots, being Part of the said Grounds called the Acre Fen, and Little Ferry Burrows, in the said Parish of Chatteris."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Basingstoke Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the South East Side of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Robin's Naturalization Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bank Buildings Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to purchase certain Houses and Ground contiguous to the Bank of England."

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.

Campbell to enter into Recognizance on York Building Company's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell, of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House:"

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

Knight's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the reverend Thomas Knight, of the City of Gloucester, Clerk; 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 Persons, 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.

Barton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Marshes, and Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Lordship of Barton-upon-Humber, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dudley Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chorley and Rufford Chapels Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for separating the Chapels of Chorley and Rufford from the Parish of Croston, in the County of Lancaster, and for making them two distinct Parish Churches;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Free Fishers and Dredgers of Whitstable, in the County of Kent, and for the better ordering and Government of the Fishery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Bowden Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Foot of a certain Bridge in the Parish of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton, commonly called Saint Mary's Bridge, to the West Side of the Toll Bar at the North End of the Town of Rockingham, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley, and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sutton Coldfield Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and vary the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sutton Coldfield Common, and several other Roads therein described, in the County of Stafford, as relates to the Wolverhampton District of Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newcastle Road Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle-under-Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton, and also the Road branching out of the said first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford; and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, to enlarge the Term and Powers of the said Act, and for amending several other Roads therein described;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Zernitz's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

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

Dumergues' Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Dumergue and Charles John Joli Dumergue;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Daer against Johnstone and Stewart.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Bazil William Douglas Esquire, commonly called Lord Daer, is Appellant, and Peter Johnstone, of Carnsallock, Esquire, and the Honourable Keith Stewart, of Corsewell, Freeholders of the Stewarty of Kirkcudbright, are Respondents:

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

Chorley and Rufford Chapels Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for separating the Chapels of Chorley and Rufford from the Parish of Croston, in the County of Lancaster, and for making them two distinct Parish Churches."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Strafford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
E. Effingham.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Ducie.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Fife.
L. Gage.

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.

Granby and Sutton 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 Liberties of Granby and Sutton, in the Parish of Granby and Sutton, in the County of Nottingham."

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.

Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley; and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

York Buildings Company against Mackenzie.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, are Appellants, and Alexander Mackenzie, Writer to the Signet, is Respondent:"

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

Royal Exchange Assurance Companies Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities upon or for Lives," 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."

Milton Enclosure Bill.

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

Barton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Marshes, and Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds within the Lordship of Barton-upon-Humber, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Grenville acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned,) that Their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday the 11th Day of April next.

Perrott's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Navigation of the River Avon, in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Gloucester, and certain other Estates in the Counties of Worcester and Warwick, late the Property of George Perrott Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and the Monies arising thereby to be applied in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses as those directed to be sold by this Act are now settled."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 8th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Free-Fishers and Dredgers of Whitstable, in the County of Kent; and for the better ordering and Government of the Fishery."

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.

Little Bowden Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Foot of a certain Bridge in the Parish of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton, commonly called Saint Mary's Bridge, to the West Side of the Toll Bar at the North End of the Town of Rockingham, in the said County."

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

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

Newcastle Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle-under-Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton, and also the Road branching out of the said first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford; and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, to enlarge the Term and Powers of the said Act; and for amending several other Roads therein described."

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.

Sutton Coldfield Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and vary the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sutton Coldfield Common, and several other Roads therein described, in the County of Stafford, as relates to the Wolverhampton District of Roads."

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.

Dudley Canal Bill, Petition in support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the City of Worcester, in Common Council convened, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at, or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and praying, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

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

Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, Assistants and Commonalty of Merchants Venturers, within the City of Bristol:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and Commonalty of the City of Bristol, under their Common Seal, severally taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley; and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley in the County of Gloucester;" and severally, praying, That they may be heard by their Counsel or Agents, on such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, and that the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands but that Provision may be made therein to the Effect mentioned in the said Petitions, or that the Petitioners may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to the House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Acts Commencement Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Plymouth Dock, &c. Water Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Brecknock Canal Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth, and for making and maintaining Rail Ways and Stone Roads from such Canal, to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Bethnal Green, &c. Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and repairing certain Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places in the Parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Old Cock Lane and York Street, as are in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Halifax Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding, so far as relates to the first District of the Roads mentioned in the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cockerton Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from Cockerton Bridge, near Darlington, in the County of Durham, to Staindrop, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Street's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Street Gentleman, with Lucy Duncumb, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next, and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same; and that the Lords be summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein David Hay Balfour of Leys and Randerston Esquire, and his Guardians, and Lucy Hay Widow, are Appellants; and Miss Henrietta Scott, and her Guardians, are Respondents, et é contra, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Canal Bills, Standing Orders dispensed with for this Session.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Standing Orders of the 11th of this instant March, relative to Canal Bills, for the Purpose of their being suspended during the present Session; and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the House do dispense with the said Standing Orders for the present Session of Parliament."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

D. Norfolk, et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, Francis Ferrand Foljambe, of Aldwark, in the County of York, Esquire, and Richard Vyse Esquire, Colonel of His Majesty's first Regiment of Dragoon Guards, as Father and natural Guardian of Richard William Howard Vyse, an Infant of the Age of Nine Years and upwards, 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 Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 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.

Gartside's Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges Report.

Upon reading the Petition of John Gartside Esquire; setting forth, "That on the 31st of January last, the Petitioner presented his Petition to Their Lordships for Leave to bring in a private Bill, which was referred to Mr. Baron Hotham and Mr. Justice Heath; that Mr. Baron Hotham and Mr. Justice Heath are both of them gone on their respective Circuits, and as the last Day appointed by Their Lordships for the receiving Reports from the Judges upon private Bills expires on the 11th Day of April next;" the Petitioner humbly prays Their Lordships, "That in case Mr. Baron Hotham and Mr. Justice Heath shall not return from their respective Circuits in due Time, to attend to the Examination of the said Bill before the said 11th Day of April, that Their Lordships will be pleased to enlarge the Time for the making of their Report on the said Bill for such Time, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet;"

It is Ordered, That the Time for receiving the Reports of the Judges on Petitions for private Bills be enlarged on the said Bill to Saturday the 20th of April next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Bethnal Green, &c. Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and repairing certain Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places in the Parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Old Cock Lane and York Street as are in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Stamford.
E. Thanet.
E. Abingdon.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Vernon.
L. Ducie.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
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.

Cockerton Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from Cockerton Bridge near Darlington, in the County of Durham, to Staindrop, in the said County."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Engell's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Engell."

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.

Halifax Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding, so far as relates to the first District of the Roads mentioned in the said Act."

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.

Royal Exchange Assurance Companies Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities upon or for Lives."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Milton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the Manor of Milton, in the Parish of Kewstoke, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hanbury Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Tower of the Parish Church of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester, and for repairing the said Church, and rendering the same more commodious for the Parishioners;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leicester Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from the Town of Leicester to communicate with the River Nen, in or near the Town of Northampton, and also a certain Collateral Cut from the said Navigation;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Manchester and Oldham Canal Extension Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Saint David's reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Manchester to or near Ashtonunder-Lyne and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris, leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boars Heads, and from or nearly from a Place called Taylor's Barn, in the Township of Reddish, to Denton, at a Place called Boat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashtonunder-Lyne, and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge at or near a Place called Waterhouses, in the Parish of Ashton-under-Lyne aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach at Hollingwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid," 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."

Bank Buildings Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to purchase certain Houses and Ground contiguous to the Bank of England," was committed.

Chorley and Rufford Chapels Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for separating the Chapels of Chorley and Rufford from the Parish of Croston, in the County of Lancaster, and for making them two distinct Parish Churches," was committed.

More et al. Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francois Moré, Philip Colombe, Louys Gruaz, and John Amick," was committed.

Granby and Sutton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported 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 Liberties of Granby and Sutton, in the Parish of Granby and Sutton, in the County of Nottingham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Barton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Marshes, and Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Lordship of Barton-upon-Humber, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley; and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

"Pr. 10. L. 24. Leave out ("said") and in the same Line, after ("Commissioners") insert ("to be appointed as herein-after mentioned")."

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

Dudley Canal Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith," be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 9th Day of April next.

Election of Peers for Scotland, Committee deferred.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom is referred the several Petitions relative to the late Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday the 12th Day of April next.

Dudley Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation, severally taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and severally praying, That they may be protected in the Estate and Property which Parliament has granted to them, and that they may be heard, by their Counsel at the Bar of the House, against the said Bill, and that they may have reasonable Time allowed for producing Evidence against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof, on Tuesday the 9th Day of April next; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Paddington Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Churchyard of the said Parish."

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

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

Darby and St. John's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Thomas Darby and Saint Andrew Saint John, Esquires, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Street's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Street Gentleman, with Lucy Duncumb, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Simeon appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Street; Mr. Simeon was heard to open the Allegations of the Bill.

Then Thomas Sibthorpe was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he is well acquainted with Mrs. Street, and that on the 13th Instant he served her, personally, with a Copy of the Order of the House for the Second Reading of the Bill, and also with a Copy of the Bill."

Then the Witness produced a Copy of the Marriage Register of the Parish of Shere, in the County of Surrey, which he informed the House, "He had examined with the Original, and that the same was a true Copy."

The same was read, and is as follows:

"21st February 1793.

"Extracted from a Book, intitled, "The Marriage Register, begun in the Year 1754."

"Thomas Duncumb, Curate of Shere."

"No. John Street, of the Parish of Bramley, in the County of Surrey, and Lucy Duncumb, of the Parish of Shere in the County aforesaid, were married in this Church by Licence, this Twenty-sixth Day of April, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty. By me,

Thomas Duncumb.

This Marriage was solemnized between us,John Street.
Lucy Duncumb.
In the Presence ofGeorge Bray.
Ann Duncumb."

"We do hereby certify, that the above-written Extract is truly, fairly, and exactly taken.

Witness our Hands this 21st Day of February 1793.

Thomas Duncumb, Rector of Shere.

John Hicks,Churchwardens of Shere."
Richard Callingham,

Then the Witness being asked, "If he knew where the attesting Witnesses to the Marriage were?" informed the House, "That one of them was the Mother of Mrs. Street, and the other the Curate of the Parish of Shere, and that the latter was attending on the House on Friday last, when the Bill was expected to have been read a Second Time, but was now gone back to the Service of his Cure; that Mrs. Street's Father was the Clergyman who performed the Marriage Ceremony."

Being asked, "If he knew any Thing of the Circumstances of Mr. Street?" he said, "That since the definitive Sentence was obtained in the Commons, Mr. Street had applied to the Witness's Father to procure him a Loan of £200, which he did; and that the greater Part of that Sum was employed in discharging the Expences of the Suit in the Commons, which the Witness's Father had carried on for Mr. Street, and that since that Time Mr. Street had borrowed £100 more, upon Bond, to which Bond he the Witness was a subscribing Witness."

Then the Witness produced a Writ against Charles William Morden Esquire, at the Suit of John Street in a Plea of Trespass, and sued out against the said Charles William Morden, on the 7th August 1788.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Thomas Adderley was called in, and being sworn, produced a definitive Sentence of Divorce, of the Consistory Court of London, against Lucy Street for Adultery and Criminal Conversation with Charles William Morden.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Ansell was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he is well acquainted with Mr. Street, and also knew Captain William Morden, who lived at Bramley, about a Mile from Mr. Street, in the same Parish; that Mr. Street lived and was reputed to be a married Man; that on Saturday the 26th July 1788, at which Time the Witness was in the Service of Mr. Street, Mr. Street catched Mr. Morden and his Wife together; that on the Monday following as the Witness heard, Captain Morden left his Place of Residence; and the Witness, who at that Time, and ever since, has lived with Mr. Street at his House at Bramley, never saw him there afterwards."

Being asked, "What passed between Mr. Street and Captain Morden on the 26th July 1788?" he said, Mr. Morden desired Mr. Street "To take his Wife Home this Time;" that in the Morning of that Day the Witness told his Master he had something to say to him, which he was very sorry for, to which his Master replied, that he knew it already, and ordered the Witness to be in the Evening upon Farmer Eliot's Ground, to watch if he could see Captain Morden and Mrs. Street together; that the Witness accordingly went, and saw them walking Arm in Arm, and afterwards kiss each other; that Mr. Street was then looking at them at some Distance; upon which he immediately went up to them; that the Witness followed, and heard his Master ask Mrs. Street for the Keys, and say to her, "That she should never come Home any more;" that she delivered up the Keys to Mr. Street, who returned Home, and Mrs. Street went away with Captain Morden."

Being asked, "If Mrs. Street returned to her Husband's House that Night?" he said, "He knew she did not."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Thomas Sibthorpe was again called in, and produced a Copy of the Register of Burials in the Parish of Bramley, which he said, "He had examined with the Original, and that the same was a true Copy;" the same was read and is as follows:

Extracted from a Book marked on the Outside,

"Register of Bramley Buryals 1772."

"1789."

"February 10. Captain Charles Morden from Battle Sussex,

0. 3."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Martha Woods was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she was a married Woman; that in the Month of June 1788, she lived as Servant with Mr. Street, and recollects Mr. Morden coming to her Master's House some Day in the above Month, about Ten o'Clock in the Morning; that her Master was not at Home, and her Mistress was in Bed; that upon Mr. Morden's being let in he was shewn into the Parlour, from whence he went up Stairs into Mrs. Street's Bed Room, where she then was naked in Bed; she had not got up that Morning; that upon the Witness going into the Room, Mrs. Street ordered her to take up Lucy, a Child about Five Years old, who lay in a separate Bed in the Room, which the Witness accordingly did, and dressed her, during which Time Mr. Morden began undressing himself; that upon the Witness going out of the Room, the Door was locked from within; that the Witness some Time afterwards looked through a Crevice, and saw Mr. Morden's Cloaths in the Room, but did not see Mr. Morden, and that it was between Twelve and One o'Clock before Mr. Morden went away."

Being asked, "If she recollects Mr. Morden's coming to Mr. Street's any Time in the Month of July?" she said, "Yes, but does not recollect the particular Day, that her Master was not at Home; that Mr. Morden came up Stairs to the Witness's Room, and asked if Mrs. Street was up, to which the Witness answered she was not, whereupon Mr. Morden went to Mrs. Street's Room where she was naked in Bed, locked the Door after him, and continued there two Hours or longer; that he came a second Time the same Day, as the Witness thinks, after Dinner; that Mr. Street was not at Home; that Mr. Morden went up Stairs to Mrs. Street who was in her Bed Room, and staid there about two Hours, but whether Mr. Street returned Home before Mr. Morden went away, she does not recollect." Being asked, "How often she made the Bed that Day?" she said, "It was made twice; that it was made after her Mistress got up in the Morning, but whether by herself or her Fellow-Servant, she cannot exactly say, but that she herself made it the second Time that Day." Being asked, "Whether, when she made it the second Time, there appeared to have been two Persons upon it or one?" she said, Two."

Being asked, "If Mrs. Street had ever lived with Mr. Street since July 1788?" she said, "No; but where she has lived, she does not know."

Then two Papers were shewn to the Witness, and she was asked, "If she knew whose Hand-Writing they were?" she said, "She believed they were Mrs. Street's Hand-Writing, she had seen her write."

The said Papers are as follow; (videlicet)

Copy, No. 2.

"Surrounded as you are by my Enemies, I am not at all surprized at your daily hearing Stories to my Disadvantage, but that you should believe every idle Tale, when you know the Falsehoods which before now have been propagated, creates my Wonder; but go to the People from whom you have had your Intelligence, and oblige them to speak out; let them name any one Person (Morden excepted,) with whom I have been intimate, and unless they are hired for the Purpose, I am sure they will not refuse to do me and themselves Justice, and the more to induce them to say all they know, tell them I defy them to name any one; if all I can say is of no avail, I will swear before any Judge in England, that I never injured you in Thought, Word, or Deed, with any other Man than Morden.

"L. Street."

"Mr. Street."

No. 3.

"Dear Street,

"I was in hopes by what Mr. Hicks had said, that you would not still refuse to see me, but let me again intreat you by the Remembrance of those happy Days that we have spent together, and still should, but for the Insinuation of a Villain, from whom I would not now receive any Thing though reduced to a Morsel of Bread, to let me see you if possible To-day; I will not distress you by my Behaviour when I see you, nor even hint at what I know is impossible, the ever entering your Doors again; but if any Place can be thought of, though ever so mean, without distressing my Father and Mother, and where I can be seen by no one, I will ever remember it with Gratitude, nor will ever, when gone from here, attempt writing to or seeing you, if you wish me not to do it. Had I not known that I had erred beyond Forgiveness, I would have told you all the last Time I slept with you, but I little thought you would even receive a Letter, or ever bestow a Thought on me, unworthy as I know myself of either; let not, I beg of you, the malicious Things that Mrs. S. will say of me, in order to excuse Morden, have any Weight with you, as you well know she is capable of saying any Thing, though it is impossible she can know any Thing of what she pretends; for if he was aware of his Danger, sure the more he must be to blame, to let slip no Opportunity of running into it, but I will say no more nor even bestow a Thought on him, his Ruin, which is compleat, is no more than he has brought on himself; if you wish the World not to know that you have seen me, it never shall be known; had I not something particular to say to you, I would not thus importune you to see me, averse as you seem to it. Let not, I beg of you, your Mother add her Insults to the Affliction which every one belonging to me must feel, had I not known it, I should have thought it impossible. That Part of my first Letter that you objected to, I should not have wrote, had I been left to myself. Let me once more beg of you to let me see you To-day, and may you never know half the Misery that I have brought upon myself, but may every happiness attend you.

"L. Street."

"Mr. Street."

"A true Copy examined with the original Letters, April 23d 1793.

"Mayhew."

Being asked, "If Mr. Morden had ever given her Money?" she said, "Yes, half a Guinea, at the Time he enquired whether her Mistress was up." Being asked, "If she recollects her Mistress coming out upon the Stair-Case in the Months of June or July, and in what Situation she was in?" she said, "Yes, that she had only her Under-petticoat on, and was lacing her Stays; and that Mr. Morden was at that time in her Bed Room, and Mrs. Street asked her if she thought he could get away without the Servants seeing him." Being asked, "If she had heard any Noise in the Room, or the Bed creak?" she said "Yes."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

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

Brown's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire, with Susannah Solley, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Graham appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no Counsel appearing on behalf of Mrs. Brown; Mr. Graham was heard to open the Allegations of the Bill.

Then Mr. William Greaves was called in, and being sworn, produced the Copy of the Order of the House of the 8th of this instant March, which he acquainted the House, "He had served on Mrs. Brown, and served her at the same Time with a Copy of the Bill; that he was not personally acquainted with her, but that she was shewn to him by a Mr. Thomas Hornidge who accompanied him, and who knew her."

Whereupon, Mr. Thomas Hornidge was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knows Mrs. Brown very well, and that he accompanied Mr. Greaves the Witness, when he served her with the Copy of the Order of the House, and also with a Copy of the Bill."

Mr. Thomas Hornidge was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Greaves produced a Copy of the Marriage Register of the Parish of Saint James's Westminster, which he acquainted the House, "He had examined with the Original, and that the same was a true Copy."

The same was read as follows:

"The Register of Marriages solemnized in the Parish Church of Saint James's, within the Liberty of Westminster, and County of Middlesex, 1775.

"Marriages 1776. No. 264. Edward Brown of this Parish, and Susannah Solley, of the Parish of Saint Anne Westminster, were married in this Church by License from the Bishop of London, this 23d Day of August, in the Year 1776. By me,

"Richard Stainsby, Curate.

"This Marriage was solemnized between us,Edward Brown.
Susannah Solley.
"In the Presence ofCesar Ward.
Elizabeth Ward.

"Examined with the above Register, this 14th Day of March 1792, by us,

"John Waring, Clerk in Orders and Registrar.

"William Greaves, Covent Garden."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Thomas Hornidge was again called in, and being asked "If Susannah Solley was the Name of Mrs. Brown before she was married?" he said, "It was, and that Mr. Brown's Christian Name was Edward."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. William Gurnnell was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Sentence of Divorce in the Arches Court of Canterbury, dated 25th May 1791, against Susannah Brown for Adultery by her committed with Dodd, late a Captain in His Majesty's 52d Regiment of Foot; the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. James Sumshen was called in, and being sworn, produced the original definitive Sentence of the Court of Delegates, of the 2d March 1792, affirming the Sentence of the said Court of Arches, upon the Appeal of the said Susannah Brown; the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. William Greaves was again called in, and produced an Office Copy of a Record of the Court of Common Pleas, of a Judgement given in that Court in Easter Term, the 29th of His present Majesty, against James Dodd, in an Action for Criminal Conversation with Susannah Brown, Wife of Edward Brown, for £20 Damages, besides Costs of Suit; the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Townley Ward was called in, and being sworn, was asked, "If he knew of any Remittance made by Captain Brown in the East Indies, for carrying on his Cause?" informed the House, "That in the Year Captain Brown made a Remittance from the East Indies to this Country, by a Bill value £500, payable to three Gentlemen here, one of whom, a Mr. Haddock, would not indorse it, but desired it might be deposited with Mr. Clarke of Love Lane, Aldermanbury, a Banker, who received the Money, and broke about the Year 1788 or 1789; that the Witness proved the Debt under the Commission for the Benefit of the Payees of the Bill, and a small Dividend was received; that Captain Brown was informed of the Fate of the Bill, and as the Witness believes sent another Remittance; as the Witness received part of the Expences of the Suit from Mr. Hornidge; that there was no Delay in the Proceedings afterwards; that a Petition for a Bill of Divorce was presented on behalf of Captain Brown in the last Session of Parliament, but not proceeded upon, being signed only by Mr. Brown's Agent; and the Witness was therefore advised to send out a new Petition to Captain Brown in the East Indies, which the Witness accordingly did, and received it a few Days before it was presented to the House in this Session."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Brewer was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she was employed in the Year 1784 or 1785, as Chare Woman in Mr. Dodd's House, at which Time a Lady lived with him who went by the Name of Mrs. Dodd, and they lived together as Man and Wife; that the Witness continued in her Service about five Months, in the Course of which Time Mrs. Dodd informed the Witness, "That Mr. Dodd ran away with her from her Uncle's at Chatham, and that they came up to St. James's Church and were married;" that while the Witness was in their Service they passed as Man and Wife to every Body; that there were but two Beds in the House, one at the Top of the House, which was the Maid's Bed, the other below; that the Witness did not sleep in the House, but used to make the Beds, and that the Bed below always, when the Witness made it, appeared to have been slept in by two Persons; that the Witness recollects having been informed by Mrs. Dodd of a Design she had to live in Westminster, and recollects her going away, but cannot say her Mistress then told her where she was going to live."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mrs. Hannah Appleton was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she lived with Captain Dodd at South Lambeth about nine or ten Years ago, at which Time a Lady lived with him whom the Witness took to be Mrs. Dodd, and the Witness did not known to the contrary till afterwards when she was upon her Trial; that they lived together as Man and Wife, slept in the same Room, and in the same Bed."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Matthias Brown was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he is Brother to Captain Brown; that he knows his Brother was married, and that in the Year 1785, in consequence of a Letter received from him in the East Indies, desiring the Witness to find out where his Wife was, and if she was behaving properly to shew her proper Attention; the Witness and a Mr. Haddock, who is half Brother to the Witness, and who had received a Letter from Mrs. Brown, stating that she was upon a Visit to Mr. and Mrs. Dodd in College Street Westminster, went there to see her, but upon Enquiry found there was no such Person as Mrs. Brown upon a Visit to Captain and Mrs. Dodd; that Mr. Haddock called a second Time, when Mrs. Brown was not at Home; that they afterwards discovered that she was there, as Mrs. Dodd and not as Mrs. Brown, from her Servant, who called upon the Witness in the Strand, and told him that Mrs. Dodd, which was the Name Mrs. Brown passed by, had instructed her to say when Mr. Haddock came, that she was gone out; that the Witness afterwards saw Mrs. Brown at Mr. Dodd's, No. 10 College Street, Westminster, and recognized her as his Sister." Being asked, "If she made any Apology for her Conduct?" he said "Yes; that his Brother had neglected her, and that she had in Fact sought a Connection; that she expressed great Concern for what had passed; and that the Witness told her he came to discover where she was, and if she merited Attention she would receive it."

Being asked, "If he was certain that she had told the Witness she had passed by the Name of Dodd?" he said, "Yes, and that he the Witness observed to her he was sorry he had been introduced to her by the Name of Dodd."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Johnson was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she served and chared at different Times as she was wanted, for a Lady who went by the Name of Dodd at South Lambeth, in the Year; that the Lady afterwards went from South Lambeth to No. 10 College Street, Westminster, where the Witness also chared for her, and knows her to be the same Person."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Daer against Johnstone and Stewart.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Basil William Douglas Esquire, commonly called Lord Daer, is Appellant, and Peter Johnstone, of Carnsallock, Esquire, and the Honourable Keith Stewart, of Corsewell, Freeholders of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, are Respondents:

Motion to reverse Interlocutor negatived:

It was proposed, "To reverse the Interlocutor complained of."

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Order and Judgement was made:

"After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday the 18th, Thursday the 21st, and Friday the 22nd Days of this instant March, as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Basil William Douglas Esquire, commonly called Lord Daer, eldest Son of the Right Honourable Dunbar Earl of Selkirk; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of January 1792; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of Peter Johnstone, of Carnsallock, Esquire, and the Honourable Keith Stewart of Corsewell, Freeholders of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor 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 Interlocutor therein complained of be and the same is hereby affirmed."

Dudley Canal, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Proprietors of the Dudley Canal Navigation; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County, and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and praying, "That they may be permitted to be heard by their Counsel at the Bar of the House against the said Bill, and may have reasonable Time allowed for producing Evidence against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof, on Tuesday the 9th Day of April next; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Green's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Greene Widow, and James Greene Esquire, for and on Behalf of himself and of Edward Greene an Infant, his only Son; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Consequences of 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.

Debtor's Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on Mesne Process; for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; and for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent Insolvent Debtors;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Little Bowden Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Foot of a certain Bridge, in the Parish of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton, commonly called Saint Mary's Bridge, to the West Side of the Toll Bar at the North End of the Town of Rockingham, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Newcastle Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle-under-Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton, and also the Road branching out of the said first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford; and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, to enlarge the Term and Powers of the said Act, and for amending several other Roads therein described," was committed.

Halifax Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding, so far as relates to the first District of the Roads mentioned in the said Act," was committed.

Engell's Naturalization Bill.

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

Wiss and Charretié's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Wiss and John Isaac Charretié."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
M. Townshend.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Glasgow.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Radnor.
E. Grosvenor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Walpole.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.
L. Gage.

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.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bank Forgeries Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Forgeries and Frauds in the Transfers of the several Funds transferrable at the Bank of England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool Salt Works Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Custom-house, which may relate to the refining and making of Salt at certain Works intended to be erected at Garston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, instead of the present Salt Works at Liverpool;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Braunston Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Oxford Canal Navigation at Braunston, in the County of Northampton, to join the River Thames at or near Brentford, in the County of Middlesex; and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Cambridge Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Cambridge to a Place called Long Leys, and from the said Town of Cambridge to Royston, in the Counties of Cambridge and Essex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this Housee.

Lightwood Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called Lightwood, within the Township of Normacott, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wakefield and Abberford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Hampton Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for erecting Piers in, and for repairing and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Little Hampton, called Arundel Port, in the County of Sussex; and for empowering the Commissioners acting under the said Act to improve the Navigation of the River Arun, from the said Harbour to the Town of Arundel, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leicester Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from the Town of Leicester to communicate with the River Nen, in or near the Town of Northampton, and also a certain Collateral Cut from the said Navigation."

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.

Bridgeman's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Henry Bridgeman Baronet, and Orlando Bridgeman 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 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.

Bp Ely's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable and Right Reverend Father in God James Lord Bishop of Ely, 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 Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 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.

Anderson for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Carsten Anderson, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Bishop of Gloucester presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Carsten Anderson."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley; and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Brown's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire, with Susannah Solley, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Benezech's Naturalization Bill.

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

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 the 10th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 27o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

Bank Forgeries Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Forgeries and Frauds in the Transfers of the several Funds transferrable at the Bank of England."

Liverpool Salt Works Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt; and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Custom House, which may relate to the refining and making of Salt at certain Works intended to be erected at Garston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, instead of the present Salt Works at Liverpool."

Ordered, That the two last-mentioned Bills be printed.

Cambridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Cambridge to a Place called Long Leys, and from the said Town of Cambridge to Royston, in the Counties of Cambridge and Essex."

Lightwood Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called Lightwood, within the Township of Normacott, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford."

Wakefield and Abberford Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Little Hampton Harbour Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for erecting Piers in and for repairing and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Little Hampton, called Arundel Port, in the County of Sussex; and for impowering the Commissioners acting under the said Act, to improve the Navigation of the River Arun, from the said Harbour to the Town of Arundel, in the said County."

Braunston Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Oxford Canal Navigation at Braunston, in the County of Northampton, to join the River Thames at or near Brentford, in the County of Middlesex, and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Kellie.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Bathurst.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Rawdon.
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.

Hanbury Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Tower of the Parish Church of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester, and for repairing the said Church, and rendering the same more commodious for the Parishioners."

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.

Martin for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Martin, of the Town of Galway, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Elizabeth Vesey 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, pursuant to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Onslow presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Martin Esquire with Elizabeth Vesey 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 Thursday the 11th Day of April next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Richard Martin 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 Elizabeth Vesey 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.

Manchester and Oldham Canal Extension Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Manchester to or near Ashton-underLyne and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris, leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boars Heads, and from or nearly from a Place called Taylor's Barn, in the Township of Reddish, to Denton, at a Place called Beat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashton-underLyne; and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge at or near a Place called Waterhouses, in the Parish of Ashton-under-Lyne aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach at Hollinwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Moré et al. Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Philip Moré, Philip Colomb, Louys Gruaz, and John Amick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bank Buildings Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to purchase certain Houses and Ground contiguous to the Bank of England."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Granby and Sutton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Liberties of Granby and Sutton, in the Parish of Granby and Sutton, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chorley and Rufford Chapels Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for separating the Chapels of Chorley and Rufford from the Parish of Croston, in the County of Lancaster, and for making them two distinct Parish Churches."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Marshes, and Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds within the Lordship of Barton-upon-Humber, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Engell's Naturalization Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament, of the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding, so far as relates to the first District of the Roads mentioned in the said Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Bowden Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Foot of a certain Bridge in the Parish of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton, commonly called Saint Mary's Bridge, to the West Side of the Toll Bar at the North End of the Town of Rockingham, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle-under-Line to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the said first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford; and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, to enlarge the Term and Powers of the said Act, and for amending several other Roads therein described."

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 Ten preceding Bills.

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

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

Street's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Street Gentleman, with Lucy Duncumb his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Onslow reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Chalmer's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Chalmers and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living out of England:"

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

Brown's Divorce Bill, Mrs. Brown's Petition respecting Provision.

Upon reading the Petition of Susannah Brown, praying Their Lordships to take Compassion on her unhappy Case, and as all the Fortunes amassed and now enjoyed by her Husband Edward Brown, has been derived to him solely from her Relations; that Their Lordships will be pleased to order and direct that some Provision be made for the Petitioner for her Support and Maintenance in the Bill of Divorce now before Their Lordships:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire, with Susannah Solley, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" stands committed.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the last-mentioned Bill."

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.

Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River, Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley; and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Foss. Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication from the Junction of the River Foss with the River Ouse, at or near the City of York, to Stillington Mill, in the Parish of Stillington, in the North Riding of the County of York; and for draining and improving certain Low Lands, lying on each Side of the said River Foss;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gordon against Douglas & Co.

A Petition of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, and George Home Esquire, their Factor and Manager, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Gordon Esquire, of Culvennan, is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Respondents gave up Business as a Banking Company many Years ago, at which Time they owed Debts to a very large Amount, and considerable Sums were also owing to them: That by the persevering Assiduity of a Committee appointed by the Company, and of their Factor and Manager Mr. Home, almost all the Debts due by the Company have been paid, and almost all the Debts owing to them have been recovered, and their Affairs brought into so narrow a Compass, that except the present Appeal, and one other now depending in this House, in both of which they are Respondents, little remains to impede the ultimate Winding up of their whole Transactions: That the Appellant is an original Partner of this Company of Douglas, Heron, and Company, and having refused to contribute his Proportion to make good the Losses sustained by the Company, the Respondents were obliged to bring the present Action against him in the Year 1789: That the Appellant, without pleading to the Merits of the Cause, has for these four Years past defended himself by starting preliminary Objections to the Form of the Action, and the Title of the Respondents to bring and prosecute the same; and although every Interlocutor pronounced, viz. two by the Lord Ordinary, and two by the whole Court, have uniformly been against him, yet he has brought this Appeal to Their Lordships, with the View of gaining other two or perhaps three Years Delay; for if this Appeal upon the Title is not decided till next Session of Parliament, it cannot get back to the Court of Session, to be tried upon its Merits, till Summer Session 1794, or perhaps the Michaelmas Term thereafter, and in case of another Appeal, final Judgement could not be obtained till 1796, or perhaps 1797: That such Delay would be very prejudicial to the Respondents, and their few remaining unsatisfied Creditors, and will prevent a final Settlement of the Affairs of this Company, although it is now near twenty-one Years since they gave up their Business as Bankers;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to order this Cause to be heard on the fifth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter."

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

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday the 18th Day of April next.

Debtors' Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on Mesne Process: for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; and for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent Insolvent Debtors;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 16th Day of April next.

Bethnal Green, &c. Paving Bill.

The Earl Stanhope reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and repairing certain Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, in the Parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Old Cock Lane and York Street, as are in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Herschel takes the Oaths in Order to his Naturalization.

William Herschel took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Herschel."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Douglas against Riddick.

The Answer of William Riddick, of Corbietoun, Esquire, to the Cross-Appeal of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, and George Home Esquire, their Factor, was this Day brought in.

Brown's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire, with Susannah Solley, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Marquis of Stafford on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

"GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To our right trusty and right well-beloved, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue: (that is to say) An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others who who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose." "An Act 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 prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof." "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities upon or for Lives." "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to purchase certain Houses and Ground contiguous to the Bank of England." "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Manchester, to or near Ashtonunder-Lyne and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris, leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boar's Heads, and from, or nearly from a Place called Taylor's Barn, in the Township of Reddish to Denton, at a Place called Beat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashton-under-Lyne, and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge, at or near a Place called Waterhouses, in the Parish of Ashtonunder-Lyne aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach, at Hollinwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal, to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan; and for making and maintaining a Railway or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxstone-juxta-Neath, in the said County." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pont y-pool, in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Railways and Stone Roads from such Canal to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley, and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament, of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Navigable Canal, from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the South East Side of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton." "An Act for separating the Chapels of Chorley and Rufford from the Parish of Croston, in the County of Lancaster, and for making them two distinct Parish Churches." "An Act for paving the Foot Paths within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough." "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water." "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Uttoxeter to the Westwardly Part of Hardiwick Heath, and for setting out and making a new Road from thence to Stoke, near Stone; and for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Village of Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford." "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow, in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn, till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester." "An Act for opening and making a new Road from the Turnpike Road at Craig Evan Leyson, in the Parish of Lanvabon, to the Confines of the Parish of Ystradyvoduck, near Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County of Lancaster." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Guide Post, at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry, in the County of York, to East Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham, and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge, in the said County." "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from French Top, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Brookhouses, in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby; and for repairing and altering the Road leading from or nearly from a Close called Copley Meadow, in Stayley, to or near to Stayley Bridge, in the County of Chesber." "An Act for repairing and amending the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton-under-Line, and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned." "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding, so far as relates to the first District of the Roads mentioned in the said Act." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Foot of a certain Bridge, in the Parish of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton, commonly called Saint Mary's Bridge, to the West Side of the Toll Bar at the North End of the Town of Rockingham, in the said County." "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle-under-Lyne to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton, and also the Road branching out of the said first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford; and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty to enlarge the Term and Powers of the said Act, and for amending several other Roads therein described." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Riseley, in the County of Bedford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, or Parcel of Waste Land, called Dunsley Moor, within the Township of Newholm-cum-Dunsley, in the Parish of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Hamlets of South Milforth and Lumby, in the Parish of Sherburn, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wadenhoe, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds, lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same, and for holding in Severalty for ever certain Parts or Lots, being Part of the said Grounds called the Acre Fen and Little Ferry Burrows, in the said Parish of Chatteris." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of Milton, in the Parish of Kewstoke, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Marshes, and Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Lordship of Barton-upon-Humber, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Liberties of Granby and Sutton, in the Parish of Granby and Sutton, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Alexander Stewart Esquire, with Elizabeth Leigh, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable John Butcher Esquire, and his Issue, to use the Surname and Arms of Rodbard, pursuant to the Will of Henry Rodbard Esquire." "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Dumergue and Charles John Joli Dumergue." "An Act for naturalizing Peter Lewis Robin." "An Act for naturalizing Francois Moré, Philip Colomb, Louys Gruaz, and John Amick." "An Act for naturalizing Henry Engell." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said "Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher, House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Alexander Lord Loughborough, 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 well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; 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 Ourright-trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Charles Lord Hawkesbury; 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 notify, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster the Twenty-Eighth Day of March, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. "An Act to 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."

2. "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."

3. "An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking Effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof."

4. "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities upon or for Lives."

5. "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to purchase certain Houses and Ground contiguous to the Bank of England."

6. "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk."

7. "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Manchester to or near Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham, to extend the said Canal from a Place called Clayton Demesne, in the Township of Droylsden, in the Parish of Manchester aforesaid, to a Place in the Turnpike Road in Heaton Norris, leading between Manchester and Stockport, opposite to the House known by the Sign of the Three Boars Heads, and from or nearly from a Place called Taylor's Barn, in the Township of Reddish, to Denton at a Place called Beat Bank, adjoining the Turnpike Road leading between Stockport and Ashtonunder-Lyne, and also from the intended Aqueduct Bridge at or near a Place called Waterhouses, in the Parish of Ashton-under-Lyne aforesaid, to a Place called Stake Leach at Hollinwood, in the Township of Oldham aforesaid."

8. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal, to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan; and for making and maintaining a Rail Way or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxstone-juxta-Neath, in the said County."

9. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

10. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth, and for making and maintaining Railways and Stone Roads from such Canal to the several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth."

11. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at or near the City of Gloucester, into a Place called Berkeley Pill, in the Parish of Berkeley, and also a Cut to or near the Town of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester."

12. "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Navigable Canal from the Town of Basingstoke, in the County of Southampton, to communicate with the River Wey, in the Parish of Chertsey, in the County of Surrey, and to the South East Side of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Turgiss, in the said County of Southampton."

13. "An Act for separating the Chapels of Chorley and Rufford from the Parish of Croston, in the County of Lancaster, and for making them two distinct Parish Churches."

14. "An Act for paving the Foot Paths within the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, and for lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the said Borough."

15. "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse, and the Parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water."

16. "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Uttoxeter to the Westwardly Part of Hardiwick Heath, and for setting out and making a new Road from thence to Stoke near Stone; and for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Village of Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford."

17. "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow, in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester."

18. "An Act for opening and making a new Road from the Turnpike Road at Craig Evan Leyson, in the Parish of Lanvabon, to the Confines of the Parish of Ystradyvoduck near Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan."

19. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County of Lancaster."

20. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Guide Post at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex."

21. "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry, in the County of York, to East Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham, and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge, in the said County."

22. "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from French Top, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Brookhouses in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby, and for repairing and altering the Road leading from or nearly from a Close called Copley Meadow in Stayley, to or near to Stayley Bridge, in the County of Chester."

23. "An Act for repairing and amending the Roads leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton-under-Line, and Parish of Mottram Longdendale, and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester."

24. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts; and several other Roads therein mentioned."

25. "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford."

26. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament, of the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield in the same Riding, so far as relates to the first District of the Roads mentioned in the said Act."

27. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Foot of a certain Bridge in the Parish of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton, commonly called Saint Mary's Bridge, to the West Side of the Toll Bar at the North End of the Town of Rockingham, in the said County."

28. "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle-underLine to Hassop, and from Middle Hills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton, and also the Road branching out of the said first mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shetton, in the County of Stafford; and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, to enlarge the Term and Powers of the said Act, and for amending several other Roads therein described.

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

"Le Roy le veult."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Riseley, in the County of Bedford;"

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, or Parcel of Waste Land, called Dunsley Moor, within the Township of Newholm-cum-Dunsley, in the Parish of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York."

31. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Lands in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln."

32. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Hamlets of South Milforth and Lumby, in the Parish of Sherburn, in the West Riding of the County of York."

33. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wadenhoe, in the County of Northampton."

34. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Graveships of Wakefield, Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, and Thornes, in the Parish of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

35. "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same, and for holding in Severalty, for ever, certain Parts or Lots, being Part of the said Grounds called The Acre Fen, and Little Ferry Burrows, in the said Parish of Chatteris."

36. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the Manor of Milton, in the Parish of Kewstoke, in the County of Somerset."

37. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Marshes, and Common Pastures, and other Common and Waste Lands and Grounds within the Lordship of Barton-upon-Humber, in the County of Lincoln."

38. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Liberties of Granby and Sutton, in the Parish of Granby and Sutton, in the County of Nottingham."

39. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Alexander Stewart Esquire, with Elizabeth Leigh, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

40. "An Act to enable John Butcher Esquire, and his Issue, to use the Surname and Arms of Rodbard, pursuant to the Will of Henry Rodbard Esquire."

41. "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Dumergue and Charles John Joli Dumergue."

42. "An Act for naturalizing Peter Lewis Robin."

43. "An Act for naturalizing Francois Moré, Philip Colomb, Louys Gruaz, and John Amick."

44. "An Act for naturalizing Henry Engell."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Land Revenue, Reports of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Land Revenues of the Crown attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"The Fourteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents."

"The Fifteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents."

"The Sixteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents."

"The Seventeenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents."

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Ordered, That the said Reports be printed.

Street's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Onslow (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Street Gentleman, with Lucy Duncumb, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same, being read twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Abbot et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Farr Abbot Esquire, and Mary his Wife, William Heberden Doctor in Physic, Richard Pearce Esquire, Samuel Pickering Clerk, and Charles Ramus 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 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.

Cotton et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Powell Cotton and James Watkin Cotton, and William Daniel Esquire, and Ann Mico his Wife, for themselves, and on Behalf of Ann Daniel, Elizabeth Daniel, and William Daniel, their Children, who are all Infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years, and George Ward Esquire, as Guardian, and on Behalf of Edward Cotton and Margaret Cotton, the younger Children of James Cotton Esquire, and Margaret his Wife, deceased, who are also Infants under the said Age; 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 Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 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.

Leicester Canal Bill.

The Earl of Strafford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from the Town of Leicester, to communicate with the River Nen, in or near the Town of Northampton, and also a certain Collateral Cut from the said Navigation," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

"Pr. 149. L. 36. Leave out ("aforesaid")"

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

Hanbury Church Bill.

The Earl of Strafford also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Tower of the Parish Church of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester, and for repairing the said Church, and rendering the same more commodious for the Parishioners," 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."

Paddington Church Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

"Pr. 6. L. 1 and 2. Leave out ("it shall and may be lawful to and for")

"L. 4. After ("being") insert ("shall give"), and leave out ("after") and also leave out ("given")

"L. 6. Leave out ("Tombstones and Graves")

"L. 8. After ("Refusal") insert ("or Neglect")

"L. 10. Leave out ("be so") and insert ("have been"), and leave out from ("given") to ("the") in L. 20. and insert ("it shall and may be lawful for")

"L. 22. Leave out from ("being") to ("and") in Line 29, and insert ("to sell and dispose of such Vaults for the best Price that can be got, and to apply the Money arising therefrom towards re-building or repairing the said Parish Church")"

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

Cockerton Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from Cockerton Bridge, near Darlington, in the County of Durham, to Staindrop, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Herschel'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 William Herschel," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Militia Pay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; and for making Provision for Adjutants who have served a certain Time in the Militia;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southampton Church 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 an Act made in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton; and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard, for the Use of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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 the 8th Day of April next.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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 the 8th Day of April next.

Foss Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication from the Junction of the River Foss with the River Ouse, at or near the City of York, to Stillington Mill, in the Parish of Stillington, in the North Riding of the County of York; and for draining and improving certain Low Lands, lying on each Side of the said River Foss."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
M. Buckingham.
E. Kellie.
E. Strafford.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Fortescue.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Amherst.
L. Fife.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 11th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Wakefield and Abberford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament, of the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 8th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Muller and Rapp's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Muller and John Rapp."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 12th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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