House of Lords Journal Volume 36
June 1780 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: June 1780 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 150-166. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116668 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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June 1780 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present their Address to His Majesty, to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer:

My Lords,

I thank you heartily for this Address, so full of Duty to me, and of Zeal for your Country: Your Abhorrence of the rebellious Insurrections, and your unanimous Approbation of the Measures taken to suppress them, must have the most salutary Effects; nothing can give me greater Satisfaction than the Confidence you repose in Me: It shall be justified by the whole Tenor of My Reign.

Ordered, That the said Address, together with His Majesty's most gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

East India Company's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe,") as hath expired in the Course of the present Year; and for indemnifying the said Company for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the building of Three Ships of the Line for the Service of the Public;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Capital Messuage with the Appurtenances at Croydon, in the County of Surrey, known by the Name of The Palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Two Closes near thereto adjoining, in Trust to sell the same; and for disposing of and applying the Money to arise thereby, and received on Account of the Dilapidations thereof, and other Money, in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Grewelthorp Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dolphin against Pack et al. Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Lewis Thomas Gentleman, attended in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein George Dolphin Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Pack and others, are Respondents;"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Ld. Amherst's Letters to Col. Twisleton. &c. delivered.

The Lord Amherst (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty on Monday last, for that Purpose;

"Copies of Letters from Lord Amherst to Colonel Twisleton;" together with a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

1. Copy of Lord Amherst's Letter to Colonel Twisleton; dated Whitehall, 12th June 1780, enclosing,

A printed Copy of the Lord Mayor's Plan for arming the City.

2. Copy of Lord Amherst's Letter to Colonel Twisleton, dated Whitehall, 13th June 1780.

3. "Copy of Lord Amherst's Letter to Colonel Twisleton, dated Whitehall, 14th June 1780."

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there," be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Ld. Amherst's Letters, &c. read:

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned,

It was moved, "That the Copy of Lord Amherst's Letter to Colonel Twisleton, dated Whitehall, 12th June 1780, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Copy of the Lord Mayor's Plan for arming the City might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Copy of Lord Amherst's Letter to Colonel Twisleton, dated Whitehall, 13th June 1780, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Copy of Lord Amherst's Letter to Colonel Twisleton, dated Whitehall, 14th June 1780, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Act of the First of William and Mary, Cap. 2. might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Motion to resolve that Ld. Amherst's Letter is an unwarrantable Command, negatived.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That the Letter written on the 13th Instant by the Right Honourable Jeffery Lord Amherst, eldest General Officer on the Staff and commanding the Military, addressed to Lieutenant Colonel Twisleton, then doing Duty with an armed Force in the City of London, directing him " if any Arms are found in the Hands of Persons, except they are of the City Militia, or are Persons authorized by the King to be armed, to order the Arms to be delivered up to him to be safely kept until further Orders," is an unwarrantable Command to deprive the Protestant Subjects of their legal Property, and a dangerous Attempt to violate their Sacred Right, " to have Arms for their Defence suitable to their Conditions, and as allowed by Law," as is expressly vindicated, asserted and declared by the Act (of the First of William and Mary, Session the Second) declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown, to be the true, ancient and indubitable Right and Liberty of the People of this Kingdom, and so shall be esteemed, allowed, adjudged, deemed and taken to be, and shall be strictly holden and observed as therein expressed; and that all Officers and Ministers whatsoever, shall serve their Majesties and their Successors according to the same, in all Times to come."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Chatham Dock Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Dock, Ships and Stores at Chatham;"

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 Jovis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 22o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.

PRAYERS.

Winchester, &c. Elections Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hett and Mr. Bicknell:

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

Brixworth Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

East India Company's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time, so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company as well in India as in Europe,") as hath expired in the Course of the present Year; and for indemnisying the said Company for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the building of Three Ships of the Line for the Service of the Public."

Grewelthorp Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Chatham Dock Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Dock, Ships and Stores at Chatham."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Dartmouth reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ross against Jackson et Ux.

Upon reading the Petition of David Ross Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Jackson Esquire, and Hester his Wife, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner in the Month of May last, presented his Appeal to their Lordships from several Interlocutors of the Sheriff of Edinburgh, and of the Lord Ordinary and Court of Session in Scotland, and is since advised to withdraw the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill, Petitions in favour of.

Upon reading the Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Landholders and other Inhabitants of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley Bingley, and other Parishes within the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders and other the Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverly, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County;" and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may (as it now stands) pass into a Law:"

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Bristal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same;

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the said Bill was read a Second Time:

And Mr. Leigh the Counsel against the Bill having been heard, and Notice being taken that his Objections did not go against the Principle of the Bill, but only against certain Parts thereof;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Devonshire.
D. Manchester.
E. Westmorland.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.

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.

Ordered, That the several Petitions for and against the last-mentioned Bill, be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel before the said Committee, for and against the same.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the said Committee.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 23o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

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 President on his Right Hand, and the Lord Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Yeoman 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:

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 permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom in Foreign Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time." "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; and 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." "An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain, to certain Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions." "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for a limited Time." An Act for vesting in Trustees the Capital Messuage, with the Appurtenances at Croydon, in the County of Surrey, known by the Name of The Palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Two Closes near thereto adjoining, in Trust to sell the same; and for disposing of, and applying the Money to arise thereby, and received on Account of the Dilapidations thereof, and other Money in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned." 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 Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-third Day of June, in the Twentieth 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 permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom, in Foreign Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time."

2. "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; and 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."

3. " An Act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize from Great Britain to certain Towns, Ports or Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Towns, Ports or Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions."

4. "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for a limited Time."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

5. "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Capital Messuage, with the Appurtenances, at Croydon, in the County of Surrey, known by the Name of The Palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Two Closes near thereto adjoining, in Trust to sell the same; and for disposing of, and applying the Money to arise thereby, and received on account of the Dilapidations thereof, and other Money in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced 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.

Chatham Dock Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Dock, Ships and Stores at Chatham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hett and Mr. Bicknell:

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

Wool Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool and other Articles, to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned."

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

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

East India Company's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time, so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe,") as hath expired in the Course of the present Year; and for indemnifying the said Company for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the building of Three Ships of the Line, for the Service of the Public."

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

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

Thrapston Enclosure Bill:

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

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
M. Rockingham.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Poulet.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Onslow.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.

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.

King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor 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."

Grewelthorp Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, 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 next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Brixworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Brixworth otherwife Bricklesworth, in the County of Northampton."

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.

Public Accounts bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom; and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual, and less expensive Manner, the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, 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 eighty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Post Horse Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to Hire, for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to Hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned;" and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Coucurrence of this House.

Starch Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Starch and Hair Powder imported, and upon Starch made in Great Britain, and upon Sweets;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Motion for several Persons to attend, negatived.

Moved, "That Major General Wynyard, McNairne of the 3d Regiment of Guards, Major Gilbert, No. 26 Gerrard Street; Tricquet Esquire, Hart Street, Bloomsbury; Peter Rorke, No. 4. Holborn Court, Gray's Inn; James Mahon, Bow Street, Covent Garden; and Stewart Adjutant to the 3d Regiment of Guards; be ordered to attend this House on Monday next."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

King's Bench and Fleet Prisons, Petitions of Prisoners.

Upon reading the Petition of several of the Prisoners belonging to His Majesty's Prison of The King's Bench, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others belonging to the said Prison; setting forth, "That the Misfortunes and Distresses of the Petitioners have been greatly augmented by the late Proceedings of a riotous Mob, who set the said Prison of The King's Bench on Fire, and thereby forced the Petitioners and others, for the Preservation of their Lives, to quit the same; that the Petitioners being thus driven out of the said Prison, and having taken no Part in aiding or abetting the said Riot, but being always desirous to submit to the Laws and Government of their Country, immediately collected together and offered to surrender themselves to the Marshal of the said Prison, and in every respect to submit to his Directions as lawful Prisoners; that the said Marshal having no proper Place of Reception for the Petitioners, upon Application made to him by the Petitioners he declared he was ignorant how to act in the Concern, and many of the Petitioners have been unable to procure Lodgings within the Rules of the said Prison, both on account of the small Number of Lodgings to be had, and the exorbitant Price demanded for the very few which could be obtained therein; that the Petitioners have been a long Time in Consinement, and in a State of most severe Distress, the greater Part having Wives and Children; yet as Mechanics and Artificers they have, with great Labour, while they possessed a Room to work in, accomplished the Subsistence of themselves and their Families; that the Petitioners most humbly represent that their present unsettled Situation, and more particularly the Dread of fresh Arrests from inferior Courts, which they would not have been liable to whilst Prisoners in The King's Bench, prevents them from pursuing their different Trades and Occupations:" And therefore praying their Lordships, "To take the Premises into Consideration, and grant them such Relief, as, on Account of the very distressing Circumstances of their present Situation, they may be deemed to deserve:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Judges, who by an order of this House on the 19th Instant, were directed to prepare a Bill to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners, in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections.

Upon reading the Petition of several of the Prisoners belonging to His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others belonging to the said Prison; setting forth, That the Misfortunes and Miseries of the Petitioners have been greatly augmented by the late Proceedings of a riotous Mob who set the said Prison of The Fleet on Fire, and thereby forced the Petitioners and others, for the Preservation of their Lives, to quit the same; that the Petitioners being thus driven out of the said Prison, and having taken no Part in aiding or abetting the late Riot, but being always desirous to submit to the Laws and Government of their Country, immediately collected together and offered to surrender themselves to the Warden of the said Prison, and in every respect to submit to his Directions as lawful Prisoners; that the said Warden having no proper Place of Reception for the Petitioners, and they being unable to procure Lodgings within the Rules of the said Prison, both on account of the small Number of Lodgings to be had, and the exorbitant Price demanded for the very few which could be obtained therein, did, on the last Day of the past Term, by their humble Petition, apply to the Honourable Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, praying, an Extension of the said Rules to such Limits as would have comprehended Apartments for the Petitioners and their Families; but the said Judges, after approving the Conduct, and commiserating the Misfortunes of the Petitioners, delivered their Opinion, that it could not then with Convenience and Propriety be done; that the Petitioners have been a long Time in Consinement, and in a State of the most severe Distress, the greater Part having Wives and Children; yet as Mechanics and Artisicers, they have with great Labour, while they possessed a Room to work in, accomplished the Subsistence of themselves and their Families; that the Petitioners most humbly represent, that the present Unsettledness of their Situation, and more particularly the Dread of fresh Arrests from inferior Courts, which they would not have been liable to whilst Prisoners in The Fleet, prevents them from pursuing their different Trades and Occupations;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "to take the Premises into Consideration, and grant them such Relief as on account of the very distressing Circumstances of their present Situation, they may be deemed to deserve:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Judges who, by an Order of this House on the 19th Instant, were directed to prepare a Bill to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners, in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellariusdeclaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 26o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Starch Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Starch and Hair Powder imported, and upon Starch made in Great Britain, and upon Sweets."

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.

Exchequer 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 eighty."

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.

Gloucester Gaol Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of John Pitt of the City of Gloucester, Esquire, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving, and regulating the Streets there;" and praying, That such unjust Requests may not be enacted into a Law, and that he may be heard by himself and Counsel against the same:"

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

Post Horse Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned, and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post and by Time, and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned;" and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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.

Public Accounts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom; and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual, and less expensive Manner, the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public."

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.

Thrapston Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Thrapston, in the County of Northampton," 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."

Brixworth Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Brixworth otherwise Bricklesworth, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Grewelthorn Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

East India Company's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies, for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time, so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe,") as hath expired in the Course of the present Year; and for indemnifying the said Company, for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the Building of Three Ships of the Line, for the Service of the Public."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Oxford reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wool Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool, and other Articles, to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Oxford reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Wednesday next, and that the Petitioner praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel against the same, at the Third Reading thereof; as also Counsel for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen tum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis 27o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. King.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Webb against Freemans:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Webb Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Samuel Flower Freeman and Henry Freeman are Defendants; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has been advised to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and not to prosecute his said Writ of Error any further;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors; and that the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet, the Agent for the said Defendants having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do withdraw his said Assignment of Errors; and that the Defendants do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the end Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

East India Company's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time, so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe," as hath expired in the Course of the Present Year; and for indemnifying the said Company for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the building of Three Ships of the Line for the Service of the Public."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wool Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool, and other Articles, to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thrapston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Thrapston, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grewelthorp Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brixworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Brixworth otherwise Bricklesworth, in the County of Northampton."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Lace Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter the Duties upon Foreign Thread Lace imported into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill.

The Judges, in pursuance of the Order of this House of the 19th of this Instant June, delivered in a Bill prepared by them, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Little Catworth Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Longitude Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making certain Discoveries for finding the Longitude at Sea, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation; and for making Experiments relating thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Copper Bars Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and to restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Mackenzie Humberston's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Hereditaments, situate in the County of Lincoln, (which by the Will of Thomas Humberston Esquire, deceased, were devised to Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston Esquire, for his Life, with several Remainders over, in strict Settlement), in Trustees, for the Purpose of selling the same, and laying out the Monies to arise from such Sale, in the Purchase of certain other Hereditaments, Part of the Estates of the Right Honourable Kenneth Mackenzie Earl of Seaforth, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be settled to the Uses to which the Estates intended to be sold now stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Coffee Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee imported by the East India Company in the Ship Europa, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whale Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts, made in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and the Seas adjacent thereto;" and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and heard Counsel on the several Petitions for and against the Bill, and examined Witnesses in relation thereto; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 2. L. 2. Leave out from ("that") to ("bona") in Line 6, and insert ("Thomas Thornhill, William Walker Senior, John Caygill, John Royds and John Knowles Esquires, the Reverend Henry Wood D.D. the Reverend Robert Charlesworth Clerk, the Reverend Edward Nelson Clerk, William Newby, John Ferguson, John Mitchell Senior, Isaac Hanson, Christopher Rawson, Jeremy Lister, Japhet Lister, John Priestley, William Pollard Senior, Samuel Waterhouse, John Waterhouse, William Threlkeld, John Alexander, John Hamilton, James Cooke, Joseph Bramley, William Bolland, John Hudson, George Pollard, William Smith, John Swire, William Buck, Michael Bairstow, Joseph Benson, Robert Butterfield Senior, Richard Bracken, John Rawson, Christopher Rawden, Benjamin Irvin, John Ramsden and Henry Hamer, being Thirty-nine Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Halifax; that Edward Leedes, Charles Swain, Booth Sharp, Tomis Atkinson, Joshua Field and Abraham Balme Esquires, the Reverend James Sykes Clerk, the Reverend Robert Butler Clerk, John Hustler, John Horner, Charles Booth, Isaac Hollings, William Hardcastle Junior, Thomas Hardcastle the Elder, John Preston, Richard Stocks, Nathan Jowett, John Greenwood, George Greenwood, William North, Abraham Bower, John Jarratt, William Swain, Joshua Firth Senior, Joseph Pollard, Thomas Hodgson, Anthony Wrightson, Robert Ramsbotham, William Wright, Thomas Skelton and Richard Hodsden, being Thirty Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Bradford; that the Reverend Charles Knowlton Clerk, John Chapman, John Craven, the Reverend Samuel Phillips, Jonathan Wright, Thomas Cockshott, James Barwick, James Greenwood, John Greenwood, John Driver, Joseph Smith, John Sugden, Abraham Smith, Thomas Cure, Samuel Blakey, William Newsholme, Michael Cousen, Christopher Smith of Utley, William Guyer, Thomas Horsfall and John Horsfall, being Twenty-one Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Kighley; that Benjamin Ferrand, Henry Wickham, Johnson Atkinson Busfield and John Proctor Esquires, James Murgatroyd, Jonathan Piele, John Booth, Francis Lister and Thomas Cockshott, being Nine Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Bingley; that Walter Spencer Stanhope and William Stanhope Esquires, the Reverend James Willoughby Clerk, John Marshall, Jeremiah Marshall, Richard Clayton, John Brown, Benjamin Hird, Thomas Houlden, John Booth, Thomas Burnett and Hugh Marshall, being Twelve Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Guiseley; that the Reverend Thomas Faber Clerk, John Gott Senior, John Barnes, William Walker, John Radcliffe, Jeremiah Clifford, Henry Slater, John Morehouse and James Booth, being Nine Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Calverley; that John Taylor, Thomas Thompson, Henry Preston Esquires, the Reverend Joseph Hargraves Clerk, John Turton Esquire, Joseph Bennett, Joshua Taylor, William Lister Junior, Samuel Webster, John Sharp, Charles Steer and John Jowett, being Twelve Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Batley; that Joseph Bilton Esquire, Joseph Stainthorp, Jeremiah Rhodes, Martin Charlesworth, John Rhodes, William Charlesworth, Thomas Gommersall, Thomas Walker, Caleb Crowther, John Beevor, Timothy Crowther, Thomas Cockill, Joseph Mann, Richard Rayner, Joseph Sykes, John Green, Benjamin Broadley, John Rangeley, John Wood, Benjamin Wilkinson and Thomas Brooke, being Twenty-one Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Birstal; that Joshua Ingham, Francis Ledgard, Samuel Walker, Joseph Marriott, Joseph Brooke, James Shepley, Robert Holdsworth, Joshua Hirst and Samuel Brooke, being Nine Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Mirfield; that Sir George Armytage Baronet, George Dyson and Samuel Popplewell, being Three Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Hartishead cum Clifton; that Joseph Armitage, John Atkinson, George Armitage, John Dyson, John Farrer, Benjamin Ingham, Joseph Kaye Senior, Robert Scott, Jonathan Shaw, Daniel Taylor, Robert Walker and William Radcliffe, being Twelve Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Almondbury; that Sir John Lister Kaye Baronet, Richard Henry Beaumont Esquire, the Reverend John Burton Clerk, Samuel Walker, John Brooke, Charles Brooke, John Walker, Richard Wheatley, Richard Cockhill, Richard Thewlis, William Walker, Joseph Hinchliffe, Joseph Atkinson, William Yates and Richard Taylor, being Fifteen Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Kirkheaton; that William Horsfall Esquire, Richard Gill, Matthew Booth, John Booth, Benjamin Stocks, Tedbald Tinker, John Tinker, Joseph Firth, Edward Ellis, the Reverend John Harrop Clerk, Uriah Tinker, James Shaw, John Bray, George Moorehouse, Christopher Green, Joseph Wilson, John Kenworthy and Ely Wimpenny, being Eighteen Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Kirkburton; that William Radcliffe Esquire, John Armitage, Joseph Armitage, Michael Atkinson, Joseph Bradley, Edmund Bothamley, Benjamin Haigh, James Dyson, Thomas Holroyd, John Haigh, Thomas Haigh, Abraham Horsfall, John Hudson, John Houghton, John Moorehouse, James Midwood, Jonathan Nichols, Thomas Oldfield, George Styring, William Whitacre, John Whitacre, Benjamin Walker, William Waterhouse and William Walker, being Twenty-four Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Parish of Huddersfield; and that John Tempest Esquire, Richard Stead, Matthias Whitehead, being Three Resiants and Inhabitants within the said Lordship or Liberty of Tong, making in all Two hundred and thirty-seven Persons, who, and their Successors, to be elected in Manner herein-after mentioned being")

L. 22. After ("Entertainment") insert ("together with their Successors, to be elected in Manner herein-after mentioned")

L. 24 and 25. Leave out ("during such Residence")

Pr. 3. L. 9. Leave out from ("ever") to ("and") in Press 4. L. 3. and insert ("at Bradford aforesaid, on the First Wednesday in the said Month of August 1780, and also on the First Wednesday in every Calendar Month then after, for ever; at Kighley aforesaid, on the Second Monday in the Month of September 1780, and also on the Second Monday in the several Calendar Months of December, March, June and September then after, for ever; at Bingley aforesaid, on the Second Monday in the Month of October 1780, and also on the Second Monday in the several Calendar Months of January, April, July and October then after, forever; at Calverley aforesaid, on the Second Monday in the Month of November 1780, and also on the Second Monday in the several Calendar Months of February, May, August and November then after, for ever; at Batley aforesaid, on the Third Monday in the said Month of September 1780, and also on the Third Monday in the said several Calendar Months of December, March, June and September then after, for ever; at Birstal aforesaid, on the Third Monday in the said Month of October 1780, and also on the Third Monday in the said several Calender Months of January, April, July and October then after, for ever; at Clifton aforesaid, on the Third Monday in the said Month of November 1780, and also on the Third Monday in the said several Calendar Months of February, May, August and November then after, for ever; at Huddersfield aforesaid, on the Fourth Manday in the said Month of September 1780, and also on the Fourth Monday in the said several Calendar Months of December, March, June and September then after, for ever; at Almondbury aforesaid, on the Fourth Monday in the said Month of October 1780, and also on the Fourth Monday in the said several Calendar Months of January, April, July and October then after, for ever; at Kirkburton aforesaid, on the Fourth Monday in the said Month of November 1780, and also on the Fourth Monday in the said several Calendar Months of February, May, August and November then after, for ever.")

Pr. 5. L. 18. After ("proper") insert ("Clause A.") And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners, or any Thirteen of them, to choose and elect from Time to Time any other Person or Persons to be a Commissioner or Commissioners, being qualified as aforesaid.")

And the Five First Amendments being again read by the Clerk, were, severally, agreed to by the House,

Then the next Amendment being again read by the Clerk:

The same was objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in the said Amendment?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the rest of the Amendments being again severally, read by the Clerk, were disagreed to by the House.

Starch Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Starch and Hair Powder imported, and upon Starch made in Great Britain, and upon Sweets."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Galloway reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Galloway reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Post Horse Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire, for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned;" and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Galloway reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Public Accounts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom; and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants, which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual, and less expensive Manner, the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.

Starch Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Starch and Hair Powder imported, and upon Starch made in Great Britain, and upon Sweets."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 eighty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Post Horse Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to Hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to Hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Sheriffs Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections:"

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.

Copper Bars Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation and to restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets, for a limited 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.

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making certain Discoveries for finding the Longitude at Sea, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation; and for making Experiments relating thereto:"

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.

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and the Seas adjacent thereto; and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries:"

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.

Coffee Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee imported by the East India Company in the Ship Europa, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five:"

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.

Little Catworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in Little Catworth, in the County of Huntingdon:"

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.

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.

Halifax, &c. Smal Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to Clause (A.):

After ("Commissioners") insert ("or such Commissioners as shall be hereafter elected")

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

Then the following Clause was proposed to be added to the said Bill at the End of Clause (A.):

And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid Parishes and Lordships shall be, and are hereby divided into Five Districts, (that is to say) the Parish of Halifax shall be one District; the several Parishes of Bradford, Guiseley and Calverley, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong another District; the several Parishes of Kighley and Bingley another District; the several Parishes of Birstal, Mirfield, Batley and Hartishead cum Clifton another District; and the several Parishes of Huddersfield, Almondbury, Kirkburton and Kirkheaton another District."

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

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 the former Messengers:

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

Richmond Bridge Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Clement Smith from the Commissioners for building Richmond Bridge attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge, for the Year 1778."

Also, "Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge, for the Year 1779."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof, being read by the Clerk,

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

Thread Lace Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of divers of the Manufacturers of, and Dealers in Bone Thread Lace, in Behalf of themselves and of the Trade in general, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to alter the Duties upon Foreign Thread Lace imported into this Kingdom;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be allowed to adduce Evidence in Support of the Facts in the Petition mentioned, and be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, or to grant them such other Relief as to the House shall seem meet:"

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same;

Counsel were accordingly called in, and the said Bill was read the Third Time.

Mr. Kenyon was heard against the Bill.

Mr. Selwyn was heard in Support of the Bill.

Mr. Erskine was also heard in Support of the Bill.

Mr. Kenyon was heard by way of Reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off till To-morrow.

Public Accounts Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom; and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual, and less expensive Manner, the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public," was committed: That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Riots, Suppressors Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and for the Preservation of the Public Peace;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Little Catworth Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Temple reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in Little Catworth, in the County of Huntingdon," 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."

Vote of Credit Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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.

Papists restraining Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to secure the Protestant Religion in Great Britain from any Encroachments of Popery, by more effectually restraining Papists, or Persons professing the Popish Religion, from teaching or taking upon themselves the Education or Government of the Children of Protestants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Riots Suppressors Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, and for the Preservation of the Public Peace."

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.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections:"

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

General Turnpike Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made and to be made for repairing Roads subsequent to the passing of the said Act."

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;"

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

The following Amendments were proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 35. L. 37. Leave out from ("Justices") to ("Witnesses") in Press 36. L. 14.

Pr. 47. L. 36. After ("notwithstanding") insert the following Proviso:

("Provided, that nothing herein contained shall extend to charge the Parish of Saint Catherine beyond what the same was liable to pay before the passing of this Act.")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell, and Mr. Eames:

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.

Coffee Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Cofsee imported by the East India Company in the Ship Europa in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Whale Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and the Seas adjacent thereto; and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Copper Bars Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and to restain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets, for a limited Time."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Longitude Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making certain Discoveries for finding the Longitude at Sea, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation, and for making Experiments relating thereto."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Junii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancelcellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Sanders against Jones in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein,

John Sanders Gentleman, is Plaintiff,
and
George Jones is Defendant.

Militia Qualifications, &c. delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 28th Day of April last, for that Purpose;

Such Answers as have been received from Lord Lieutenants of Counties, to the Circular Letter written by Lord Viscount Stormont, the 1st of May 1780, together with a List thereof;" which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

"No. 1. Bedfordshire.—The Field Officers and Captains have enrolled their respective Qualifications."

"No. 2. Brecknockshire.—Qualifications of the Militia Officers."

"No. 3. Cambridgeshire.—The Officers have all duly enrolled their Qualifications."

"No. 4. Cornwall.—Qualifications of the Officers."

"No. 5. Derbyshire.—The Qualifications of all Officers required have been returned to the Earl of Hillsborough's Office."

"No. 6. Essex.—All the Officers have given in their Qualifications, except those lately appointed, and one who having omitted it, has been removed."

"No. 7. Lincolnshire.—Qualifications of all the Field Officers and Captains."

"No. 8. Merionethshire.—Qualification of a Captain."

"No. 9. Northamptonshire.—The Officers have duly enrolled their Qualifications."

"No. 10. Pembrokeshire.—The Officers have duly enrolled their Qualifications."

"No. 11. Surrey.—The same.

"No. 12. Warwickshire.—Qualifications of the Officers.'

"No. 13. Wiltshire.—Qualifications of Four Captains."

"No. 14. Radnorshire.—The Major and Captain are qualified."

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

The Lord Viscount Stormont also (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 28th Day of April last, for that Purpose;

List of Counties from whence no Answers have been received to the Circular Letter, written by Lord Viscount Stormont on the 1st of May 1780," which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

"Herefordshire.—Viscount Bateman."

"Huntingdonshire.—Duke of Manchester."

"Monmouthshire.—Duke of Beaufort."

"Nottinghamshire.—Duke of Newcastle."

"Rutlandshire.—Earl of Winchelsea."

"Somersetshire.—Lord North."

"Southampton.—Sir Richard Worsley."

"Yorkshire, West Riding.—Marquis of Carmarthen."

"Caernarvonshire.—Lord Newborough."

"Flintshire.—Sir Roger Mostyn."

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

The Earl of Hillsborough (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 28th Day of April last, for that Purpose,

Such Answers as have been received from the Lord Lieutenants of Counties, to the Circular Letter written by the Earl of Hillsborough 1st May 1780," together with a List thereof, which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

"No. 1. Berkshire.—All the Officers above the Rank of Subaltern have transmitted their Qualifications."

"No. 2. Buckinghamshire.—Qualifications of the Field Officers and Six Captains."

"No. 3. Cardiganshire.—Most of the Officers have been but lately appointed."

"No. 4. Cardiganshire.—Qualifications of the Lieutenant Colonel and Three Captains."

"No. 5. Cumberland and Westmorland.—No Alteration has been made on account of the Clause in the Act of Parliament."

"No. 6. Devonshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

"No. 7. — — Ditto."

"No. 8. Dorsetshire.—Qualification of a Captain."

"No. 9. Hertfordshire.—All the Officers above the Rank of Subalterns have transmitted their Qualifications."

"No. 10. Hampshire.—All the Officers except Three have entered their Qualifications, and these have been appointed since February last."

"No. 11. Kent.—All the Captains of the West Kent have enrolled their Qualifications, and those of the East Kent shall be duly registered."

"No. 12. Lincolnshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

"No. 13. Middlesex.—All the Field Officers and Captains have entered their Qualifications."

"No. 14. Norfolk.—All the Field Officers and Captains have entered their Qualifications."

"No. 15. Northumberland.—All the Field Officers and Captains have entered their Qualifications."

"No. 16. Oxfordshire.—Only Two Officers have entered their Qualifications since the Act of the last Sessions, the others thinking it unnecessary as they had entered theirs before the passing of that Act."

"No. 17.—All the Captains had transmitted their Qualifications except Two, and it was expected they would send theirs, there being no reason to doubt their being qualified."

"No. 18. Staffordshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

"No. 19. Suffolk.—Qualifications of the Field Officers and Captains have been transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant, and also, as he apprehends, to the Secretary of State."

"No. 20. Sussex.—The Clerk of the Peace transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant, the Qualifications of the Field Officers; and also those of all the Captains he had received; the Captain Lieutenant having acted before the 1st July 1779, there remained nothing to be done in consequence of the Act."

"No. 21. Worcestershire.—All the Qualifications of Officers above the Rank of Lieutenant have been transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant, except that of the Captain Lieutenant, and he has not yet had his Commission Six Months."

"No. 22. York, no Battalion.—All the Officers above the Rank of Lieutenant, have transmitted their Qualifications."

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

Lace Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter the Duties upon Foreign Thread Lace imported into this Kingdom," be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to,

Mr. James Pilgrim was called in and sworn, and being asked, "How long he has been in the Lace Trade?" acquainted the House, "That he has been in that Trade from Five Years old, and has been a Manufacturer about Twenty-four Years; that he employs now Eight hundred Hands; that he has some Years since employed upwards of One thousand, and those mostly Women and Children from the Age of Four or Five Years to Eighty; that there are 140,000 Persons and upwards, employed in the Three Counties of Bucks, Northampton and Bedford, in the Lace Manufactory; that from a few Towns that have been numbered lately it is supposed the People employed throughout the Kingdom in the Article of Bone Lace would amount to near 400,000; that the Chief Manufacture of this Kingdom is that of low-priced Laces from 1½d. to 5s. a Yard, where there is One Yard made above Five Shillings, there are 1000 made under; that by the Increase of Smuggling the Manufacture began to decline about Six Years ago, and through this the Witness was obliged to discharge many of the Hands he formerly employed, and before the passing of the Act of last Year the Number was reduced to 700; that by the passing of the Act of last Year he was encouraged to take One hundred more Hands, and that he now employs about Eight hundred; that the Duty of Ten per Cent. ad valorem proposed to be laid on by this Bill, will be the Cause of the entire Ruin of this Manufacture; that French Lace may easily be imported from Holland; that if this Bill passes it will not be possible for any English Manufacturer to go on, he himself must quit it; that the Witness apprehends great Danger from the Manufacturers being deprived of Employ and Subsistence; that the Lace Workers in Olney were numbered by the Manufacturers last Friday or Saturday, and there were found to be 1192 in that Town only; that the Numbers in this Town, have so far exceeded his Imagination, that he has Reason to suppose the Whole employed in the Bone Lace Manufactory would amount to near 400,000 Persons; that Foreign Merchants can afford to sell Foreign Lace imported full Twenty-five per Cent. cheaper than he can make it; that this arises from the heavy Duty upon Raw Materials, the Merchants Profit and Freight, and the higher Price of Labour and Provision here than abroad; that the Witness does not know where the Thread of which Lace is made is manufactured; that he buys what he Uses of the Thread Merchants in Town."

He was directed to withdraw;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be now read a Second Time?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then 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 next.

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making certain Discoveries for finding the Longitude at Sea, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation; and for making Experiments relating thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coffee Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee imported by the East India Company in the Ship Europa, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Copper Bare Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and to restrain the carrying Coastwife, of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets, for a limited Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts, made in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and the Seas adjacent thereto; and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Catworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in Little Catworth, in the County of Huntingdon."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Papists restraining Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to secure the Protestant Religion in Great Britain from any Encroachments of Popery, by more effectually restraining Papists, or Persons prosessing the Popish Religion, from teaching or taking upon themselves the Education or Government of the Children of Protestants."

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

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

General Turnpike Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made, and to be made, for repairing Roads, subsequent to the passing of the said Act."

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

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

Riots, Suppressors Indemnity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and for the Preservation of the Public Peace;"

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

Vote of Credit Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Amherst reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Amherst reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sanders against Jones in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of George Jones, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Sanders Gent. is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Petitioner apprehends the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay, and with Intent to prevent him from having the Effect of his Judgment during the present Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Plaintiff in Error may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:"

It is Ordered, That the Plaintiff in Error do assign Errors on Tuesday next.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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