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“ and Grounds lying in the late Great Common in ORDERED, That all the Lords, who have been or All Lords
Sutton Saint Edmunds, within the Parish of Sutton shall be present this Session, and are not named of the added to
« Saint Mary, otherwise Long Sutton, in the County of Committee, to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands com. Committee.
Lincoln, and for authorizing

the Drainage and Improve- mitted, be added thereto.
“ ment of the Lands and Grounds lying in the late
- Little Common in Sutton Saint Edmunds aforesaid." ORDERED, That the Committee, to whom the said Committee
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Bill stands committed, do appoint a Chairman of the faid to appoint a

Chairman.
Committee.
Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named :

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Hodie 2° vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An A& for E. Chiches.
the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn “ uniting the Rectory and Parish Church of Stanmer, in ter's Eftate

Bill. as they please.

“ the County of Sussex, with the adjoining Vicarage and

“ Parish Church of Falmer; and also for exchanging Worthing Hodie 2* vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act for “ the Parsonage Houle and Glebe Land of Stanmer, Chapel Bill.

“ building a Chapel of Ease in the Town of Worthing, “ and the Vicarage House of Falmer, for a Piece of Land
“ in the County of Sussex.

“ at Falmer, Part of the settled Estates of the Right

“ Honourable Thomas Earl of Chichester, and for a new Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the

“ Parsonage House to be built thereon at the Expence of
Consideration of the Lords Committeesafor enamed :

“ the said Earl.”
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on
the fame Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn Confideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the
as they please.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on
Worthing
Hodie 2° vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act for

Friday the ad Day of June next, at the usual
Improvement amending an Act of the Forty-third Year of His pre Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.
Bill.

“ sent Majesty, for paving and improving the Town of
6 Worthing, in the County of Sussex, and for building Hodie 2* vice lecta eft Billa, intituled,

An Act for D. Norfolk's
“ a Market House and establishing a Market in the said “ extending and enlarging the Powers or Authorities Ettate Bill.
« Town.”

“ given by an Act pafled in the Thirty-seventh Year of ORDERED, That the faid Bill be committed to the

" the Reign His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act

“ for the Enfranchisement of Copyhold and Customary Confideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed :

“ Lands, Parcel of the Manor of Arundel, and other
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on “ Manors entailed by the Act of Parliament of the Third

the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn 66 of Charles the First, and for the Sale of Tithes, also
as they please.

“ entailed by the faid A&t.”

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the Great Wash Hodie 2 vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act for bourne En “ enclosing Lands in the Parish of Great Washbourne, in Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named: closure Bill. " the County of Gloucester.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on

the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the
Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed: -

as they please.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on The House being moved, “ That a Day may be ap- Sir T. Cara

the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn “ pointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Thomas michael
as they please.
" Gibson Carmichaelis Appellant, and Cornelius and against

Elliots.

James Elliot are Respondents, ex parte, the Respon. Woodstone

Hodie 3' vice lecta ell Billa, intituled, “ An Aa for * dents not having put in their Answer thereto, though Enclosure “ enclofing Lands in the Parish of Woodstone, in the

peremptorily ordered so to do ;" Bill. « County of Huntingdon.

It is ORDERED, That the House will hear the said
ORDERED, That the faid Bill be committed to the Cause ex parte, by Counsel at the Bar,the first vacant Day
Confideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed :

for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respon-
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on

dents put in their Answer thereto in the mean Time.
the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn
as they please.

This Day Howe Peter Lord Monteagle sat first in Ld. Mont-
Parliament, after the Death of his father John Denis eagle takes

Lord Monteagle; his Lordship having first at the Table his Seat. Oswestry

Hodie 2* vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An A& for taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declara-
Paving Bill.

“ paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and other. tion, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjura-
“ wise improving the Streets and other public Passagestion, pursuant to the Statutes.
“ and Places in the Town and Borough of Oswestry in
“ the County of Salop.

The Lord Walsingham reported from the Lords Com- Stokintin.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the mittees, appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, head Enclo-
Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed: “ An Act for enclosing Lands in the Parish of Stokintin- sure Bill (pe.

cially reTheir Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on head, in the County of Devon :“That the Committee

ported. “ had met and considered the said Bill, and examined the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn « the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; as they please.

" and that the Parties concerned had given their Con

6 sents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, except John York Bridges Hodie 2* vice le&ta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act for

Row, John Stephens, and George Nickells, who, together Bill :

" widening and altering Ouse Bridge over the River Ouse,
« and Foss Bridge, over the River Foss, in the City

“ with Eight other Persons named in the Bill, or some
“ of York; for widening, raising, and improving certain

“ of them, are the Owners or Proprietors of certain “ Streets, Lanes and Paftages leading and near to the said

“ Estates, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments within

“ the faid Parish of Stokintinhead, and as such are en“ Bridges, and for making certain other Improvements « titled to the Soil and Rights of Pasturage on the « in the said City.”

« Commons or Waste Lands therein mentioned, as well ..ORDERED, That the faid Bill be committed to the

" as to the Manors or reputed Manors of Minicombe, Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

“ otherwise Maidencombe, and Gabwell : That it was
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on “ proved that the faid John Row was in Newfoundland,

the same Day, at the fame Place; and to adjourn " and that the said John Stephens and George Nickells had
as they please.

6 dissented to the Bill; but that the Eight other Owners or

Proprietors

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“ Proprietors had consented and signed the Bill; and Trent, in the County of Stafford, to Abbotts-Bromley,
" that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and “ and from thence to the present Uttoxeter and Stafford
“ directed him to report the same to their Lordlhips, Turnpike Road at Ammerton, in the faid County,"
“ without any Amendment.”

was committed : “ That they had considered the said

“ Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which Which Report, being read by the Clerk

were found to be true; and that the Committee had Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments Table.

66 thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as folTilbury to The House being moved, " That Thomas Tilbury, of

low; (videlicet) enter into Re- “ Bedford Row, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, cognizance on “ may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for

* In the Title of the Bill : Wilan's Ap- « John Willan, on Account of his Appeal, depending in “ L. 4. Leave out (“ thence") and insert (Bagets 6 this House :"

Bromley); and in the fame Line and Line 5. leave It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Tilbury may

“ out (Uttoxeter and Stafford")

“ L. 6. Leave out (“ Ammerton") and insert (“ or enter into Recognizance for the said Appellans, as

near Shirley Wich).
defired.

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time,
Friskney The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “ That were agreed to by the House.
Drainage

“ His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of
Bill, King's
Consent “ the Bill
, intituled, “ An Ad for embanking, enclosing

The Lord-Walfingham reported from the Lords Com- North Duffignified. “ and draining Lands within the Parish of Friskney, in mittees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An A& for en. field Enclo

" the County of Lincoln," was pleased to consent (as " closing Lands in the Township of North Duffield, in fure Bill. “ far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That their

“the Parish of Skipwith, in the East Riding of the “ Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think “ County of York," was committed : “ That they had « fit.”

“ considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations

“ thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties Dublin The Lord Walsingham reported from the Lords Com “ concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction Water Bill. mittees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Ad for the

“ of the Committee; and that the Committee had “ better supplying the City of Dublin with Water," was

gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment
committed: “ That they had considered the said Bill,

« thereto :"
“ and examined the Allegations thereof, which were Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows;
“ found to be true ; and that the Committee had gone (videlicet)
“ through the Bill, and directed him to report the same
to the House, without any Amendment.”

“ Pr. 2. L. 14. Leave out (William ") and insert

(Elizabeth ").” Edenfield The Lord Walsingham made the like Report from the And the faid Amendment, being read a Second Time, Road Bill. Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An

was agreed to by the House. “ Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of “ an Act of the Thirty-seventh. Year of His present Ma The Lord Walfingham also reported from the Lords Auftwick

jesty, for amending the Road from or near Edenfield Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for Enclosure « Chapel, to the Township of Little Bolton, and for

“ enclosing, and reducing to a Stint, several Commons Bill. “ making and maintaning a Road from the said Road, “ and Walte Grounds within the Township and Manor " at or near Booth Pits, to or near Bury Bridge, in the of Austwick, in the Parish of Clapham, in the West “ County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed. " Riding of the County of York,was committed :

" That they had considered the said Bill, and examined Reading The Lord Walsinghan made the like Report from the " the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; Road Bill

Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An " that the Parties concerned had given their Confents,
« Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of « to the Satisfaction of the Committee ; and that the
“ Two Acts of His present Majesty, for repairing the « Committee had gone through the Bill, and made
« Road leading from Reading, in the County of Berks, " several Amendments thereto.
" through Henley, in the County of Oxford, and Great
" Marlow, to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford; and

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as fol-
“ also the Road leading out of the said Road at Marlow

low; (videlicet)
" over Great Marlow Bridge, through Byfham, to or “ Pr. 16. L. 8. Leave out from (“the”) to (“Lord")
“ near the Thirty Mile Stone in the Road leading

.66 in Line to.
6 from Maidenhead to Reading aforesaid,” was com-

“ L. 11 & 12. After (“ Manor”) insert (" for mitted.

“ the Time being, in such and the like Manner as if this

“ Act had not been made") Temple Bar, The Lord Walsingham made the like Report from the

“ L. 14. After (“ have”) insert (“as”) &c. Improve- Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An

L. 19. Leave out from (" as ") to (" and ") ment Bill.

“ Ac to revive and continue the Term and Powers of “ in Line 25, and insert (“ if this Act had not been
“ certain Acts for widening and improving the Entrance
“ into the City of London,

near Temple Bar, for making
a more commodious Street at Snow Hill, and for

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time,
“ raising, on the Credit of the Orphans' Fund, certain were agreed to by the House.
“ Sums of Money for those Purposes,” was committed.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Ld. Thurkeigate, &c. The Duke of Norfolk made the like Report from the Edward Lord Thurlow and others; setting forth, “That low’s et al.

Petition Small D bts Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An

“ the Petitioners presented a Petition to this House, on

to receive Bill. “ AX for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small

“ the 27th Day of March last, praying Leave to bring in Judges « Debts within the Hundreds of Reigate, Wotton, and

“ a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned; which Pe. Report : Tandridge, in the County of Surrey," was committed.

“tition their Lordships were pleased to refer to the

« Consideration of the Lord Chief Baron and Mr. Justice ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time

- Heath : That Catherine Thurlow presented a Petition on this Day Three Months.

to this House on the 12th Day of this inftant May,

praying Leave to introduce certain Clauses and Pro. Burton-upon The Lord Walsing ham reported from the Lords Com « visions into the faid Bill, which were not referred to Trent Roadmittees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for as in the said first-mentioned Petition: That the PetitionBill, “ repairing and maintaining the Road from Burton-upon. " ers have been delayed in proceeding upon the said

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“ Reference

“ made").”

« Reference by the Illness of a material Witness, who " the Police of the Town and Liberties of Kinsale, and
66 has been for some Time unable to attend the said “ for the Regulation and Improvement of the Port and
“ Judges : That the said Judges have now gone through

“ Harbour of the said Town, and of the Fisheries
" the aid Bill, and have signed the same, together with “ thereof, and for other Purposes, therein mentioned;"
“ their Report thereon ; but the Time prescribed by and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to
" their Loidships for receiving the Reports of Judges their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

upon Private Bills is expired; and therefore praying “ their Lordships, That the said Report may be now A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Marlworth 66 received :" by Mr. Richard Long and others :

Enclosure

Bill. It is ORDERED, That the said Report be now To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for enclosing received.

“ Lands in the Parith of Marsworth, in the County of Ld. Thurlow Accordingly, After reading and confidering the Re

Buckingham ;” and to acquaint this House, That they
et al. Leave
for a Bill:
port of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made

thereto.
of the Right Honourable Edward Lord Thurlow and
others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the
Purposes therein mentioned :

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

Bridge Bill
It is ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Ad for building a Bridge
Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

“ across the River Thames, from or near Vauxhall

Turnpike, in the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, in Bill read : Hodie s vice lefta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act to

“ the County of Surrey, to the opposite Shore in the
empower the Trustees under the Will of the Right

“ Parish of Saint John, in the City and Liberty of West-
“ Honourable Edward late Lord Thurlow, to grant in
“ Fee upon Fee Farm Rents, or for long Terms of « convenient Roads thereto;" to which they desire the

minster and County of Middlesex, and for making
“ Years, certain Estates by the same Will devised in Concurrence of this House.
Trust for Sale, and to pull down the Mansion House
“ called Knight's Hill, and to make Roads, and to en-

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Flitton, &c.
“ franchise Copyholds, and for other Purposes."
by Mr. Aftell and others :

Enclosure

Bill: Borthwick The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Con

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for enclosing Lands Peerage, sideration the Report made from the Lords Committees

" in the Parishes of Flitton-cum-Silsoe and Pulloxbill,
Consideration for Privileges, to whom was referred the Petition of “ in the County of Bedford;" to which they desire the
of Reort
deferred.

Archibald Borthwick, claiming the Title and Dignity of Concurrence of this House.
Lord Borthwick, together with His Majesty's Reference
thereof to this House :

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, West King

ton EncloOrdered, That the said Report be taken into Con. by Mr. Richard Long and others :

fure Bill. fideration on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess

With a Bill, intituled, “ An A& for enclosing Lands at Whitsuntide.

« in the Manor or Lordship of West Kington, in the

“ Parish of West Kington, in the County of Wilts ;' to Powlett's The Order of the Day being read, for taking into which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Divorce Bill. Consideration the Petition of Thomas Norton Powlett the younger, Esquire, praying their Lordships, “ That he A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Dartford

Roads Bill
may have Permission to appear by his Counsel, and by Mr. Aftell and others :
“ adduce further Evidence in Support of the Bill, inti With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for continuing the
“ tuled, “ An Act to diffolve the Marriage of Thomas “ Term and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts of the
Norton Powlett the younger, Esquire, with Letitia “ Sixth and Twenty-eighth Years of His present Ma-
Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry jesty, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town

again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, “ of Dartford, in the County of Kent ;" to which they
presented to the House on Friday last :"

desire the Concurrence of this House.
ORDERED, That the said Petition be taken into Con.
sideration To-morrow.

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

Enclosure

Bill. Long Wit A Message was brought from the House of Commons, With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for enclosing Lands tenham En. by Mr. John Fane and others :

“ in the Parish of Gateshead, in the County of Durham;" closure Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Ad for allotting to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
“ Lands in the Manor and Parish of Long Wittenbam,
" in the County of Berks ;” and to acquaint this House,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Gateshead

Church Bill. That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments by Mr. Astell and others : made thereto.

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for building a

“ Church on Gateshead Fell, in the Parish of Gateshead;" Abdon, &c. A Message was brought from the House of Commons, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Enclosure

by Mr. Aftell and others : Bill. To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for enclosing

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Merthyr

Tidfil, &c. « Lands in the Manors of Abdon and Stoke Saint Mil. by Mr. Aftell and others : borough, in the County of Salop;” and to acquaint

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the more easy Bill. this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships «s and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parish Amendments made thereto.

“ of Merthyr Tidfil, and other Places therein mentioned,

“ in the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecon, and Monmouth;"' Weft Wellow

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, to which they define the Concurrence of this House.
Enclosure by Mr. Aftell and others :
Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for enclosing A Message was brought from the House of Commons, I ds Im“ Lands in the Parish of Weft Wellow, in the County of by Mr. Aftell and others :

provement

Bill. Wilts ;and to acquaint this House, That they have With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to amend and enagreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

“ large the Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth

“ Year of His present Majesty, for better supplying the Kinsale A Message was brought from the House of Commons,

“ Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County Police Bill. by Mr. Aftell and others :

« of York, with Water, and for more effe&tually lighting To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for regulating and cleanling the Streets and other Places within the

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Small Debts

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" said Town and Neighbourhood, and for removing Q. “Do you remember Friday the roth of June last;
“ and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein,“ the Day after Maddinton Races ?”
"s and for erecting a Court House and Prison for the A. “ Yes."
“ Borough of Leeds, and for widening and improving

Q.
“ the Streets and Passages in the said Town;" to which

“Do you recollect Mrs. Powlett řeturning Home

“ in the Evening ?” they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A. “ Yes.” Barmouth

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Q. “ Was Mr. Powlett absent that Day on a Water Road, &c. Bill. by Mr. Aftell and others :

“ Party ?”

A... He was.” With a Bill, intituled, “ An A& for making and “ maintaining a Road leading from Barmouth, in the Q. “ Did Mr. Powlett see Mrs.Powlett that Day after “ County of Merioneth, to Traethmawr, in the County " his Return in the Evening?" " of Caernarvon, and for building a Bridge at Traeth A. “He did not." ” - back, in the said County of Merionetb;" to which

Q.

" What Time did Mrs. Powlett return ?"
they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A. “ About Five in the Afternoon."
The said Nine Bills were, severally, read the First

Q. “ Did Mrs.Powlett retire at the usual Time to Rest
Time.

“ that Night ?"

A. “ She did not undress herself that Night; I was Adjourn. Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen

“ with her the whole Night.” tum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Q. “ Did you see her as soon as the arrived at Aurora, Dominis fic decernentibus.

" Home ?”

A. “ I did.”

Q. “ In the Course of that Night, or next Morning,

“ did you observe any Thing upon the Dress of , 19

« Mrs. Powlett?"

A. " Yes.”
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
fuerunt:

Q. « I understand you are a married Woman ?"

A. “ Yes.” Archiep. Cantuar. Dux GLOUCESTER. Ds. Walsingham.

Q. “ What Facts appeared to you peculiar in the Epus. Roffen.

Ds. Upper Ofory.
Ds. Eldon, Cancel.
larius.
Ds. Redesdale.

6. Dress, and about the Person of Mrs. Powlett?" Ds. Arden.

A. “ I saw such Marks upon her Linen as left no Comes Camden, Ds. Sheffield.

“ Doubt that an improper Intercourse had taken place.” Præses. Ds. Erskine.

Q. “Do you mean an Intercourse between a Man and March. Winchester.

66 Woman?”

A. “ Yes.”
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Graham.

Q. “ Have you any Doubt that that was the Cause of

6 what you saw ?"
Comes Fitzwilliam.

A. “ I have no Doubt of it."
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Liverpool.

Q. “ At what Time was it that Mrs.Powlett changed
Comes Rosslyn.

• her Linen ?"
Comes Limerick.

A. “ Between Five and Six in the Morning."
Comes Nelson.
Comes Grey.

Q. “ Do you mean to say that it was at that Time

you made those Observations ?”
Viscount Sidmouth.

A. “. Yes, it was.”
Viscount Mountjoy.

Q. “ When she changed her Dress, she put on other
PRAYERS,

Linen, of course?”
Powlett's

A. « Yes."
The Order of the Day being read for taking into Con-
Divorce Bill:
sideration the Petition of Thomas Norton Powlett the

Q. you say any Thing to Mrs. Powlett?» younger, Esquire, praying their Lordships that he may Ã. “ I had before desired her to change her Linen, have Permission to appear by his Counsel, and adduce 66 and she refused

very

much."
further Evidence in Support of the Bill, intituled, “ An
“ Act to diffolve the Marriage of Thomas Norton Powlett

Q. “ Did you continue to persuade her, or did she

66 afterwards do it of herself ?”
" the younger, Esquire, with Letitia Mary his now Wife,
“ and to enable him to marry again, and for other Pur.

A. “I continued to persuade her; at last she

66 did it.”
“ poses therein mentioned ::
Counsel were called in; and Mr. Serjeant Lens and

Q. “ Did you immediately upon her changing her

« Linen make this Observation ?
Mr. Burroughs appearing as Counsel for the Peti-

A. “ Yes, I did.”
Mr. Thomas Lys was called in; and, being sworn, Q. “ When had Mrs. Powlett changed her Linen

rs before ?"
produced a Paper, and was examined as follows:

A. “ The Morning before she went to Winchester ?" Q. “ Did you serve a Copy of this Petition on 66 Mrs. Powlett?

Q. “ Was Mr. Powlett gone from the House at that A. “I served it personally on Mrs.Powlett on the 15th “ Time ?” 6 of May Instant, and also the Order of the House at A. “ He went whilst she was dressing." 66 the fame Time."

Q. “ Can you take upon you to say that Mr. Powlett The Witness was directed to withdraw.

did not see her from the Time she dressed in the More

“ ning till the returned home in the Evening ?”
Then Joan Barber was called in ; and, being sworn, A. He did not.”
was examined as follows:

Q. “ Did you come away with Mrs.Powlett from
Q. “ How long were you waiting Maid to Mrs.

" Southampton ?"
« Powlett?"

A. “I did."
A. “ About Four Years."
VOL. XLVII.

Q. “ Did

66 Did

tioner ;

4 A

Q. “ Did Mr. Fowlett see her from the Time you have
“ been speaking of till she came away altogether ?"
A. “ No, he did not.

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

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Q. “Do you recollect having furnished Mr. Burroughs and me, as Counsel, with the Substance of the “ fupposed Evidence of Mrs. Barber, who appeared at « Bar ?"

A. “ I do."

Q. “ Do you recollect that we thought it best to con“ fine our Cafe to the Evidence that had been given in " the Court below ?"

A. “ I do."

Q.“ As far as you know or believe, was that the “ Reason why that Evidence was not tendered at this 66 Bar?”

A. “I certainly understood that that was the only 6 Reason why it was not.”

(Question by a Lord.) “ When you communicated to

your Counsel what you had heard respecting Joan Barber, did you communicate it in Substance as you " then understood it ??"

A. “I certainly did, as I then understood it ; I wish " to state, that I had no Communication with Mrs. Bar" ber respecting her Testiinony. I relied on the In« formation I had received from my Clerk ; and upon my

Arrival in Town, and seeing her here, I thought 66 it not necessary to examine her as to the Facts."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

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Then Mr. Il'illiam Curry was called in ; and the Evidence of Joan Burber was read over to the Witness.

Then the Witness was sworn, and examined as follows:

Q. “ Did you ever before hear her communicate
" those Circumstances of Fact ?"

A. “ Never.”
Q. “ Did the ever inform you of it ?”
A. “She did not."

Q. “ Had you any conversation with her about her
66 Mistress ?”

A.“ Before the Trial at Winchester I had, and at that
" Time she denied all Knowledge of the Transaction
« alluded to."
Q.

“ When did you first hear that she pretended to
56 have any Knowledge ?"

A. “ I was acquainted by a Friend of Colonel Pow, " lett's just previous to this Divorce Bill coming on in « this House, that if I made Application to Mrs. Barber, " that something material might be obtained from her; “ I accordingly sent my managing Clerk to Bath, who s did obtain Information, but I have never myfelf ques- tioned her

upon

the Faat.”
« Was that Information obtained before or dur-
“ ing the Time that the Proceedings were carrying on
( in this House?”

A. " Before the Proceedings commenced in this
66 House.

Q. “ Did your Clerk communicate to you, before the

Proceedings commenced in this House, what Informaution he had received."

A. “He did."

Q. “ What Information did he state to you that he 6 had received ?”

A.“ The Information varies certainly from the Evi-
“dence she has given at this Bar, inasmuch as I under-
6 stood from him that she had not examined Mrs. Pow-
" lett's Linen, or seen any Marks on her Linen, till she
“ arrived at Alresford ; that was the Impression made

upon my Mind from what the Clerk stated.”
Q. “ Is your Clerk in Town?"
A. " He is not.'
9.“ Where is he?"
A. “ He is at Southampton.
Q. “ What is your Clerk's Name?”
A. Thomas Gillingham, an Attorney at Law.
Q. “ You mentioned that some Gentleman had told

you, that you might get some Information from Joan
6 Barber?"

A. “ That was Richard Crewe Esquire, an Acquaint-
ance of Mr. Powlett's."

Q. “ Was it communicated to you by any Person
“ confidentially, so as to make you object to give Evi.
<dence?"

A. "No."

Then Mr. Serjeant Lens ftated, that with their Lordships Leave he would ascertain the Faa, that he had communicated this to Mr. Burroughs and himself before. they appeared at the Bar,

Then Joan Barber was again called in, and examined, as follows:

(Question by a Lord.) “I think you said it was on Friday the 10th of June that your Mistress came home?”

A. “ Yes."

Q. At what Place were you when you saw the “ Marks upon the Linen?”

A. “ At Southampton.
A. “ At what Time of the Day or Night, at South-

ampton, was it that you saw those Marks upon the 66 Linen ?”

A. “ The next Morning, after her Return."
Q. “ Are you sure it was at Southampton ?
A. 66 Yes.”

Q. “ When was it that you first mentioned this Cir. “ stance to any Body?”

A. “ Before the last Time that the Witnesses came to
Town.”
Q. “ Who was the Person that you first mentioned it

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A. “ To Mr. Curry's Clerk, I believe.”

Q. “ Did you go to Mr. Curry's Clerk to mention it “ to him, or did he come to talk with you about the “ Matter?"

A. He came to me."

Q. “ Do you happen to know at all what Reason he “ had for coming to you?"

A. “No, not the least.”

Q. “ Are you positively sure that you never men“ tioned this to any Body before him?"

A. “ Quite sure.”

Q. “ Do you recollect at what Time of the Year “ it was that Mr. Curry's Clerk came to you?”

A. “ I cannot exactly say at what Time it was.”

Q. “ Was the Account you gave to Mr. Curry's « Clerk the same as you have given here To-day?”

A. “ Just the same.”

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