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Die Mercurii, 7 Aprilis 1830.
Ld. Provost, &c. of Edinburgh et al. v. Mac Donald: Interlocutor Affirmed, with Costs. Whitehead v. Rowat. Brown v. Ewing et al. Sir A. I. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay. Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Bolton Road Bill: Edenfield Road Bill: St. Giles & St. George Bloomsbury Vestry Bill: Axmouth Harbour Bill: Congleton Road Bill: Neroche Forest Inclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the 6 preceding Bills. Tanjore Com rs Bill. Radstock Roads Bill. Merlin's Bridge Road Bill. Dundee Gas Light Bill. Evans v. Morgan et al. 7th Report from Appeal Com ee. Judges Reports, Time for receiving, enlarged. D. of Argyll's Estate Bill. Wootton Bassett Road Bill. Berwick Light Dues Bill. E. of Shaftesbury chosen Speaker protempore. Sir G. Chetwynd's et al. Petition to change Reference to the Judges, Order on. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from North Shields & Carlisle for opening, referred to East India Com ee. Annandale Peerage, Claimant's Petition for Com ee to meet. East Retford Election Bill, Message to H.C. for Sir R. Dundas & Mr. Crompton to attend on. East Retford Election Bill, 3 of the Witnesses to produce certain Documents. Beale et al: Leave for & Bill: Bill read. Distress of the Country, Petition from Hertford respecting. Commons Answer to Message of this Day. Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill. Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill. Ld. Ellenborough's Divorce Bill. County Palatine of Durham Bill. Clifton Bridge Bill. Acle & Yarmouth Road Bill. Adjourn.

Die Mercurii, 7 Aprilis 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. King.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Wynford.
Dux Somerset.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Morley.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Melville.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Wynford sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Ld. Provost, &c. of Edinburgh et al. v. Mac Donald:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as on this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable Walter Brown, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Robert Smith, Claud Muirhead, Archibald Lawrie and Robert Ritchie, Esquires, Bailies, James Hill Esquire, Dean of Guild, and Adam Luke Esquire, Treasurer, and whole Ministers and Remanent Councillors of the said City, Feoffees in Trust and Governors of the Hospital founded within the same by George Heriot, Jeweller to King James the Sixth; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 12th of February (signed 19th of February) 1830; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Macdonald Esquire, of Powderhall, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor Affirmed, with Costs.

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 Interlocutor therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondent the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Whitehead v. Rowat.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Whitehead is Appellant, and John Rowat is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off 'till To-morrow.

Brown v. Ewing et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein George Brown is Appellant, and Alexander Ewing, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off 'till To-morrow.

Sir A. I. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein The Honorable Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane is Appellant, and Doctor David Ramsay is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow.

Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Parishes from the Expences of maintaining the Wives and Families of Men convicted under the Laws for the Prevention of Smuggling, and sentenced to serve His Majesty in His Naval Service;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Eden;

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.

Bolton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Bolton-le-Moors to Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, with Two Branches of Road therefrom; and for making and maintaining a Branch of Road to or near the Village of Lower Darwen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edenfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from or near Edenfield Chapel to Little Bolton, and the Road leading from and out of the said Road at Booth Pits to or near Bury Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making and maintaining Three several Branches of Road communicating therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Giles & St. George Bloomsbury Vestry Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Affairs of the joint Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, and of the separate Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the same County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Axmouth Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining and governing the Harbour of Axmouth, and Works connected therewith, in the Parish of Axmouth, in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Congleton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and maintaining the Road from Congleton, in the County of Chester, to a Branch of the Leek Turnpike Road at Thatchmarsh Botton, in the Parish of Hartington, in the County of Derby, and from the Lowe to the Havannah Mills, in the said County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Neroche Forest Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing the Forest of Roach otherwise Roche otherwise Neroach otherwise Neroche, in the Parishes of Broadway, Bickenhall, Beercrocombe, Ilton, Barrington, Ashill, Ilminster, Whitelackington, Curland, Donyatt, Isle-Abbotts, Hatch-Beauchamp and the Tithing of Domett in the Parish of Buckland Saint Mary, or some or one of them, 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 6 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.

Tanjore Com rs Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for enabling the Commissioners acting in Execution of an Agreement made between The East India Company and the private Creditors of the late Rajah of Tanjore the better to carry the same into Effect," 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."

Radstock Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving several Roads from Radstock to Buckland Dinham, Kilmersdon, Babington and Hallastrow, and from Norton Down to Norton Saint Philip, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Merlin's Bridge Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke," was committed.

Dundee Gas Light Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Dundee Gas Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas."

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

L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Teynham.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. King.
L. Vernon.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Arden.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Penshurst.
L. Wynford.
D. Somerset.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Mansfield.
E. Verulam.
E. Morley.
E. Eldon.
E. Cawdor.
V. Arbuthnott.
V. Melville.

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.

Evans v. Morgan et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Herbert Evans, complaining of so much of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 6th Day of July 1829, as declares that the said Francis Morgan, as personal Representative of the said Defendant John Morgan deceased, was entitled, as against the said Plaintiff Sir Watkin Lewes deceased, or his Estate, to be allowed, in Account, Interest after the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum from the Twenty-eighth Day of February One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, being the Day of the Date of the said Bond for Two thousand four hundred Pounds, upon the Principal Sum of One thousand three hundred and fifteen Pounds Ten Shillings mentioned in the First Schedule to the said Master's Report, to any Amount not exceeding in the whole, with the said Principal Sum, the Sum of Four thousand eight hundred Pounds, the Penalty of the said Bond; and orders, that, in pursuance of the said Declaration, it should be, and it was thereby referred back to the said Master to review his said Report of the 10th Day of December 1828, so far as he had found thereby that on the 11th Day of August One thousand eight hundred and twelve a Balance or Sum of One hundred and twenty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings and Two-pence was due to the Estate of the said Sir Watkin Lewes from the said Defendant John Morgan, or his Estate, by allowing to the said Defendant John Morgan, or his Representative, Interest upon the said Principal Sum of One thousand three hundred and fifteen Pounds Ten Shillings, after the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, from the Twenty-eighth Day of February One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five up to the Time when the same should have been paid off and satisfied, provided the said Principal Sum, and Interest thereupon, should not exceed the Sum of Four thousand eight hundred Pounds, the Penalty of the said Bond, or until the said Principal and Interest should amount to the said Sum of Four thousand eight hundred Pounds; and orders, that in reviewing his said Report, and making the Variations therein-before directed, the said Master should, after Satisfaction of the Mortgage Debts due from the Estate of the said Sir Watkin Lewes, apply the Rents of the said Mortgaged Estates in and towards the Payment and Satisfaction of the Judgments in the Pleadings in this Cause mentioned, before he should apply the same in and towards the Payment and Satisfaction of the said Principal Sum of One thousand three hundred and fifteen Pounds Ten Shillings, and Interest thereon, but without disturbing the Application of such Rents in and towards the Payment of the Bills of Costs of the said Defendant John Morgan, and Interest thereon, in the Pleadings of this Cause mentioned, and in the said Master's Report already allowed; and orders, that it should be referred to the said Master to enquire and report to the Court, having Regard to the above Directions, when the Debt due from the said Plaintiff Sir Watkin Lewes, or his Estate, to the said Defendant John Morgan, or his Estate, was paid and satisfied, and what (if any) Balance was due to the Estate of the said Sir Watkin Lewes from the said Defendant John Morgan, or his Estate, on the Day when such Debt was paid and satisfied; and orders, that the said Master should compute Interest after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum upon the Balance, if any, which he should find to have been due from the said Defendant John Morgan, or his Estate, to the said Plaintiff Sir Watkin Lewes, or his Estate, from the Day upon which the Master should find that the Debt due from the said Sir Watkin Lewes, or his Estate, to the said Defendant John Morgan, or his Estate, was paid and satisfied, and also upon the Monies which from Time to Time since that Day had been received by the said John Morgan or his Representatives, or the Mortgagees or their Representatives, from or out of the Estate of the said Sir Watkin Lewes; and orders, that the said Master should add the Amount of such Interest to the aforesaid Balance, if any, and Monies from Time to Time received as last aforesaid, and report to the Court how much remained due for Principal Monies and Interest from the Estate of the said Defendant John Morgan to the Estate of the said Plaintiff Sir Watkin Lewes, upon the Footing of the aforesaid Declarations and Directions, made in Four several Causes, in the first of which, Sir Watkin Lewes Knight was Plaintiff, and John Morgan and Amelia his Wife, William Farrer, James Morgan Clerk and Mary Ann his Wife, Henry Wilder, George Morgan, Dame Rebecca Eleanora Lewes and Justina Anna Lewes, were Defendants; in the second, the said Sir Watkin Lewes was Plaintiff, and Bartholomew Higgins, Executor of the said William Farrer deceased, Francis Morgan and James Morgan Esquire, Executors of the said James Morgan Clerk, deceased, and Joan Wilder, Administratrix of the said Henry Wilder deceased, were Defendants; in the third, the said Francis Morgan, Executor of the said John Morgan deceased, was Plaintiff, and Herbert Evans, Heir at Law of the said Sir Watkin Lewes deceased, Jacob Warner, John Garrard and William Hooker, Executors of the said Bartholomew Higgins deceased, the said James Morgan Esquire, and Mary Ann Morgan and Joan Wilder, and William Morgan and Charles Morgan, Executors of the said George Morgan deceased, were Defendants; and in the last, the said Francis Morgan was Plaintiff, and John Jenkins and Philip Hurd, Administrators of the said Sir Watkin Lewes, were Defendants, by original, amended Bill, and several Bills of Revivor; and praying, "That the said Order may be altered or varied, so far as complained of, or in such Manner, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom and Justice, shall seem meet; and that the said Francis Morgan, John Jenkins and Philip Hurd may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Francis Morgan, John Jenkins and Philip Hurd may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 21st Day of this instant April.

7th Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Sir James Montgomery Baronet and others against The Marquess of Queensberry; Mackenzie against Houston; and Sir John Murray Baronet and others against Howell and others; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Petition of the Appellants and Respondent in the Cause Sir James Montgomery Baronet and others against The Marquess of Queensberry, praying their Lordships to appoint this Cause to be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday the 27th Day of April instant, or on such other early Day as their Lordships may think proper; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Cause should be appointed to be heard on Tuesday the 27th of this instant April, after the Causes Munro against Saunders and Munro against Drummond: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Mackenzie against Houston, praying their Lordships to enlarge the Period for lodging his Cases to the 29th Day of April instant; and had heard the Respondent's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Time for delivering in the Petitioner's printed Case may be enlarged to the 29th of this instant April, as desired: And that the Committee had also considered the Petition of Sir John Murray of Brixton, in the County of Surrey, now residing at Calais, in the Kingdom of France, Baronet, (signed on his Behalf by Messieurs Currie, Horne and Woodgate, of Lincoln's Inn, Solicitors,) of Emily Ferguson Coppinger, formerly Emily Ferguson Murray, of Kennington, in the same County, Widow, and of Henry Rumsey of Chesham, in the County of Bucks, Gentleman, and Francis Catherine Rumsey, formerly Francis Catherine Murray, his Wife, (the said Petition being signed on behalf of the Two latter Persons by Henry Wildbore Rumsey,) praying their Lordships to order that the said Petitioners Petition of Appeal against Edwin S. H. Howell, and others, may be field as of this present Session; and had heard James Currie, One of the said Solicitors thereon; and it appearing to the Committee that the said Petition is signed by the said Emily Ferguson Coppinger; and it having been stated to the Committee by the said James Currie, that he is authorized by the other Petitioners to present the Appeal, the Committee are of Opinion, under the Circumstances of the Case, That the said Petition of Appeal may be received, as desired."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Judges Reports, Time for receiving, enlarged.

Ordered, That the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills, be enlarged to the Second Day after the Recess at Easter.

D. of Argyll's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering George William Duke of Argyll and his Trustee to borrow a Sum of Money, and to make it a Charge on the Estate of Argyll, upon certain Conditions."

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 Second Sitting Day after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wootton Bassett Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Wootton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, to the Two-Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Swindon to Marlborough, 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Berwick Light Dues Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for relieving, in certain Cases, Vessels entering or sailing from the Port of Berwick-upon-Tweed, from the Duties leviable under Two Acts passed in the Forty-sixth and Fifty-fourth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, relating to the Northern Lighthouses."

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.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

E. of Shaftesbury chosen Speaker protempore.

The Lord Chancellor not being present, and The Lord Tenterden and The Lord Wynford, appointed Speakers by His Majesty's Commissions, being absent, The Lords unanimously chose The Earl of Shaftesbury to be Speaker pro tempore.

And his Lordship took his Seat upon the Woolsack accordingly.

Sir G. Chetwynd's et al. Petition to change Reference to the Judges, Order on.

It was moved, "That the Petition of Sir George Chetwynd Baronet, and others, presented to the House Yesterday, praying their Lordships, "That their Petition for a Private Bill, presented to the House on the 19th Day of March last, may be referred to The Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and Mr. Baron Vaughan, instead of Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Justice James Parke, the said last-mentioned Judges being both on the Circuit, and not being expected to return for a considerable Time,"be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

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. Baron Vaughan, 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.

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from North Shields & Carlisle for opening, referred to East India Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Shipowners, Merchants, Manufacturers and Inhabitants of the Town of North Shields, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to see not only the Justice and Policy, but the Necessity, of granting that Relief and Encouragement to the Shipping and Commercial Interests of this Country which would be the undoubted Fruits of an open and unfettered Trade with India and China; and that their Lordships will therefore accordingly and under such Conviction refuse to continue the injurious Monopoly of The East India Company:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the City of Carlisle and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures as shall secure to all His Majesty's Subjects in the United Kingdom a Free Trade to the Countries situated to the Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and the Liberty of proceeding to and residing in those Countries, under such Regulations as to their Lordships shall seem proper and consistent with the good Government, Tranquillity and Safety of the British Possessions in the East Indies:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Annandale Peerage, Claimant's Petition for Com ee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of John James Hope Johnstone Esquire, claiming the Title, Honors and Dignities of Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, Viscount Annan and Lord Johnstone; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to refer the further Consideration of his Claim to the Lords Committees of Privileges; and to appoint their Lordships to meet thereupon on Friday the 30th Day of April instant, or on such other early Day as their Lordships think proper:"

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

East Retford Election Bill, Message to H.C. for Sir R. Dundas & Mr. Crompton to attend on.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will give Leave to The Honorable Sir Robert Lawrence Dundas Baronet and Samuel Crompton Esquire, Members of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford."

East Retford Election Bill, 3 of the Witnesses to produce certain Documents.

Ordered, That Henry Saville Foljambe Esquire, on attending to be examined as a Witness before their Lordships upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, do bring with him all and singular the Books of Account, Accounts, Memoranda, Orders, Receipts, Papers, Letters, Notes and Writings, and Copies of Letters, Notes and Writings, of or relating to the Receipt or Payment by him or any of his Co-partners, (whether on his Partnership or separate Account,) or by any Person or Persons for him or them, or any or either of them, of any Sum or Sums of Money relating to or concerning the Election of any Member or Members or Candidate or Candidates to represent the Borough of East Retford in Parliament, or the Expences attending any such Elections.

Ordered, That Jonathan Fox, on attending to be examined as a Witness before their Lordships upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, do bring with him all and singular the Books of Account, Accounts, Memoranda, Orders, Receipts, Papers, Letters, Notes and Writings, and Copies of Letters, Notes and Writings, of or relating to the Receipt or Payment by him or any other Person or Persons of any Sum or Sums of Money relating to or concerning the Election of any Member or Members or Candidate or Candidates to represent the Borough of East Retford in Parliament, or the Expences attending such Elections.

Ordered, That Thomas Bigsby, on attending to be examined as a Witness before their Lordships upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, do bring with him the Poll Book of the last Election for Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford.

Beale et al: Leave for & Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Beale and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Re-settlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne deceased; and for other Purposes."

Distress of the Country, Petition from Hertford respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the extreme Distress under which every Class of the Community is laboring; and Praying their Lordships, That the Surplus arising from the diminished Expenditure of the Country may be employed in relieving the Public Burthens by a Remission of those Taxes which weigh most heavily on the lower Classes, without which the Petitioners humbly think that such Diminution would rather increase than lessen their Difficulties; and that their Lordships will adopt such Measures as may tend to re-establish the Commercial Credit and Confidence of the Country under wholesome Regulations, without which they fear that all Measures of Relief will prove ineffectual and insufficient:"

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

Commons Answer to Message of this Day.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons this Day, being returned, acquainted the House, "That the Commons return for Answer, That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of Grand Juries in the Execution of an Act of the Fifty-eighth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for establishing Fever Hospitals in Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Parishes from the Expences of maintaining the Wives and Families of Men convicted under the Laws for the Prevention of Smuggling, and sentenced to serve His Majesty in His Naval Service;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Ld. Ellenborough's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Clerk and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of The Right Honorable Edward Baron Ellenborough with The Right Honorable Jane Elizabeth Baroness Ellenborough his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same; without any Amendment.

County Palatine of Durham Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Clerk and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending certain Provisions of an Act of the Eighth Year of Queen Anne, for the better Security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants regarding Executions, to certain Process in use within the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Clifton Bridge Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Clerk and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Avon from Clifton, in the County of Gloucester, to the opposite Side of the River, in the County of Somerset, and for making convenient Roads and Approaches to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Acle & Yarmouth Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Clerk and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth to Acle, (with certain Branches therefrom,) all in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

Comes Shaftesbury, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, octavum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.