§ A new writ was issued for the election of a member, in the room of James Hare, Esq. deceased.—A message from the Lords informed the House, that their Lordships had agreed to the Expiring Laws Bill, to the Flax-Seed Importation Bill, and several private bills.—An account was laid on the table, by Mr. Steele, of the amount of the Army Extraordinaries up to the 24th Dec. 1803. Ordered to lie on the table, and to be printed.—A particular account was also laid upon the table from the Treasury, of the different sums stated in the disposition-paper, stating how much of them had been paid into the Treasury, and how much yet remained to be paid in. Ordered to lie on the table.—The Pancras Poor Bill was read a third time, and passed.—A petition was presented from the malsters of the county of Essex against the malt duty. Ordered to lie on the table.—Lord Marsham appeared at the bar, and stated, that he was requested by the committee, of which he had the honour to be president, to represent to the House that the committee had now been sitting for eight weeks; that the counsel on both sides were of opinion, that no ultimate delay would be occasioned in the decision of the case before them, even were they allowed to adjourn for a few days; on the contrary, they should be better enabled to proceed in the business, by having this leisure time allowed them; nor would the adjournment give rise to any additional increase of expense. On these grounds, he trusted the House would permit the committee to adjourn, on their 1060 rising to-morrow, till Monday the 9th of April next. The noble Lord concluded with a motion to that effect.—The Speaker observed, that there were several instances of such indulgence having been granted to election committees at this season of the year.—The question was then put and agreed to without opposition.—The further consideration of the report of the committee appointed to inquire into and adjust the differences between the cotton manufacturers and the persons employed by them, was deferred till Monday, the of April next,—Mr. Curwen moved for an account of the different duties paid in the ports of the lsle of Man, from the year 1798 to the year 1S04, distinguishing the sums paid for bounties, and also the sums that remained. Ordered.