House of Lords Journal Volume 36
June 1781 11-20

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June 1781 11-20

DIE Martis, 12o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Athol.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Hanbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester."

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

Ld. President.
D. Grafton.
D. Athol.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Salisbury.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abingdon.
E. Poulet.
E. Glencairn.
E. Galloway.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Percy.
L. Paget.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Vernon.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.

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.

Marriages Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Beauchamp, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render valid certain Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Public Chapels, in which Banns had not usually been published before or at the Time of passing an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of clandestine Marriages;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Robinson, 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-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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.

Bowater's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent, (being Part of his settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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.

Linen Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Tenth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, to British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, or stained in Great Britain; and to Buckrams and Tilletings exported during the Time therein limited; and for taking off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts."

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.

Isle of Man Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of the Isle of Man, and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly named;" and to ascertain and establish the Jurisdiction of the Manerial Courts of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl in the said Island; and to enable the said Duke and his Heirs to exercise and enjoy certain Rights, Powers, and Remedies 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.

Winchester, &c. Election Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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 Election of Members to serve in Parliament 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.

Coventry Election Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry."

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

Smuggling Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen."

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

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money, as shall arise from or in respect of any Prizes to be condemned and sold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea, and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof."

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

Coventry Election Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the City of Coventry, under their Common Seal, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry;" and praying their Lordships, That their Petition may be taken into Consideration, and that they may have such Relief against the objectionable Parts of the said Bill, as in the great Goodness and Wisdom of their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Causes deferred.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Southampton.

PRAYERS.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

Bowater's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion, of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent, (being Part of his settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors."

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, 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."

Plymouth Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better maintaining and regulating of the Poor within the Town of Plymouth Dock and Parish of Stoke Damarell, in the County of Devon; and for paving, cleansing and watching the Streets, Lanes and Passages, and removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances and Annoyances; and regulating the Drivers of Coaches, Chaises and Carts, and also Chairmen and Porters within the said Town."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oxford Improvement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for performing several Works, and making Improvements within the University and City of Oxford, and the Suburbs thereof, and in the adjoining Parish of Saint Clement."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Grinshill &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw and Cllve, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment 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 one Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

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 certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Linen Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Tenth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, to British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted or stained, in Great Britain; and to Buckrams and Tilletings exported during the Time therein limited; and for taking off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Smuggling Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Winchester, &c. Election Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hanbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester," 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 made one Amendment thereto."

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

Pr. 25. L. 40. After("other") insert ("Provided always, that no Exchange shall be made of all or any Part of the Allotment to be set out by virtue of this Act to the said William Burslem or his Successors, as Rectors of the said Parish, without the Consent and Approbation, under the Hand and Seal of the Bishop of Worcester for the Time being.")

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

Almanack Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Almanacks printed on one Side of any one Sheet or Piece of Paper, and for allowing a certain annual Sum out of the said Duty to each of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, in lieu of the Money heretofore paid to the said Universities by the Company of Stationers of the City of London for the Privilege of printing Almanacks."

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

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

Stepney and Hackney Court Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of proceeding in the Court of Record within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same."

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

Ld. President.
D. Athol.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Galloway.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Southampton.

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.

Marriages Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render valid certain Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Public Chapels in which Banns had not usually been published before or at the Time of passing an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of clandestine Marriages."

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 Thursday the 21st of this Instant June.

Isle of Man Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Merchants, Traders, and Owners of Ships residing at the Port of Lancaster, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl the Proprietors of the Isle of Man, and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly named;" and to ascertain and establish the Jurisdiction of the Manerial Courts of the most Noble John Duke of Athell in the said Island; and to enable the said Duke and his Heirs to exercise and enjoy certain Rights, Powers and Remedies therein mentioned;" and praying, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, and that they may have such Relief as to this Right Honourable House shall seem meet:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of John Taubman Esquire, on Behalf of himself and John Stevenson Esquire, Creditors of the Harbour Funds in the Isle of Man, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying, "That the Bill may not pass into a Law in its present Form, but that either the Clause respecting the Herring Custom may be omitted, or some Clause providing a Security for the Petitioner, and the said John Stevenson, may be added; and also, that the Petitioner may be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill, and that he may have such other Relief as to this Right Honourable House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of John Cosnahan Esquire, a Member of the House of Keys, (who are the Representatives of the People of the Isle of Man), and Agent for the Inhabitants of the said Isle, on Behalf of the said House of Keys, and the rest of the Inhabitants of the said Island:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Harbours in the Isle of Man, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying, "The same may not pass into a Law, (as it now stands), and that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and may have such other Relief as to this Right Honourable House shall seem meet:"

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

Coventry Election Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry:"

It was moved, "That the Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the City of Coventry, presented to this House Yesterday, might be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sandys reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Bill, and directed him to desire "That another Time may be appointed for the Committee to fit again."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee to consider further of the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Downes's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire, with Caroline Hervey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Tuesday next, be put off to Friday the 22d of this Instant June, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day do then attend.

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money as shall arise from or in respect of any Prizes to be condemned and fold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea, and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof:"

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

Stower Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for making the River Stower navigable from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk," in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act, who are since dead, and for explaining and amending the said Act, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.

PRAYERS.

Stepney and Hackney Court Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record, within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Linen Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Tenth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, "for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, to British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, or stained, in Great Britain, and to Buckrams and Tillettings exported during the Time therein limited; and for taking off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Smuggling Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Winchester, &c. Election Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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.

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

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

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

Hanbury Enclosure Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment 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 One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

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.

Bowater's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent, (being Part of his settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors."

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.

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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.

E. Salisbury's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting the Inheritance in Fee Simple of divers Manors, Messuages, Farms, Rectories, Advowsons, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, Rents, and Hereditaments of the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, out of Charles Banks, and his Heirs; and for vesting the same in Trustees, and their Heirs, to, for, and upon such of the several Uses, Trusts, Powers, Provisoes, Ends, Intents, and Purposes mentioned and declared in and by an Indenture of Release of the Nineteenth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight, as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Sunday, Abuses on, Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day called Sunday:"

It was moved, "That the House be adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Smith's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to William Smith Doctor of Physic, for his diligent and humane Attendance upon the Sick and diseased Prisoners, confined in several Prisons within and near this Metropolis for Four Years;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grinshill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw, and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Bowater's Bill. King's Consent to it.

The Lord Viscount Stormont acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent, (being Part of his settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

D. Hamilton's Petition to His Majesty for a Writ as Duke of Brandon.

The Lord Viscount Stormont (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, "A Petition of the most Noble Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon," to His Majesty, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House; and the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereto annexed; which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follows:

To the King's most Excellent Majesty,

The humble Petition of the most Noble Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon,

Sheweth,

That Her late Majesty Queen Anne was pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain, bearing Date the Tenth Day of September, in the Tenth Year of Her Reign, to create your Petitioner's Great Grandfather James then Duke of Hamilton, Baron of Dutton, in the County Palatine of Chester, and Duke of Brandon, in the County of Suffolk, with a Limitation to the Heirs Male of his Body, and with a further Limitation to the Heirs Male of the Bodies of William and Ann, late Duke and Duchess of Hamilton.

That the said James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon is long since dead; and your Petitioner is the Heir Male of his Body, and as such entitled to the Honours of Baron Dutton and Duke of Brandon:

May it therefore please Your Majesty, graciously to give Directions, that a Writ be issued to summon your Petitioner to Parliament by the Title of Duke of Brandon:

And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.

Hamilton and Brandon."

St. James's, 14th June 1781.

His Majesty being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Stormont."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships having considered thereof, and heard such Persons concerning the same, as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Greenwich Hospital Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money, as shall arise from or in respect of any Prizes, to be condemned and fold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea, and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Kington Enclosure Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Land, within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester:"

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill 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 made Several Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 1. L. 7. At the End of the Line add ("and Emma his Wife.")

L. 9. After ("Lords") insert ("and Lady")

L. 11. Leave out ("is") and insert ("and Emma his Wife are")

L. 15. Leave out ("is") and insert ("are")

L. 16. Leave out ("Impropriator") and insert ("Impropriators")

L. 30. Leave out ("is Impropriator") and insert ("and Emma his Wife are impropriators")

L. 32. After ("Cecil") insert ("and Emma his Wife")

Pr. 7. L. 9. After ("Cecil") insert ("and Emma his Wife")

L. 11. After ("Lords") insert ("and Lady")

Pr. 8. L. 16. Leave out ("Impropriator") and insert ("Impropriators")

L. 39. Leave out ("Impropriator") and insert ("Impropriators")

Pr. 9. L. 5. Leave out from the beginning of the Line to ("the") in Line 10. and insert ("authorized and required by Examination of Witnesses upon Oath, (which Oath any one of the said Commissioners is hereby authorized and empowered to administer), and by such other Evidence, Enquiry, and Satisfaction as they shall think proper, to enquire into, ascertain and fix the true Average Value (for the Term of Seven Years next preceding the passing of this Act) of all the Tythes, both Great and Small, and Dues in lieu of Tythes, so extinguished as aforesaid, which Average Value so to be ascertained and fixed, shall be deemed to be the true Annual Value of all the said Tythes, and Dues in lieu of Tythes; and after such Value shall have been ascertained and fixed as aforesaid,")

L. 33. Leave out from ("the") to ("as") in Line 34; and insert ("Value to be ascertained and fixed")

L. 37. Leave out ("his") and insert ("Emma his Wife and their")

Pr. 10. L. 35. Leave out ("Impropriator") and insert ("Impropriators")

Pr. 11. L. 33. After ("Act") insert ("and the said Impropriators and Rector shall and may have and exercise such and the same Powers and Remedies for recovering the said respective yearly Rents or Sums of Money when the same shall be in Arrear, as by Law are provided and given to Landlords for the Recovery of Rack Rents in Arrear")

Pr. 12. L. 5. After ("Act") insert (Clause A.) ("And the better to enable the said Commissioners to ascertain and fix the Value of the said Tythes and Dues in lieu of Tythes so extinguished as aforesaid, and also the Average Price of the said Wheat; Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, by Writing under their Hands, to summon and call before them at such Time and Place as shall be mentioned in such Summons all such Witnesses as they shall think necessary and proper to be examined, in order to the better ascertaining and fixing the Value of the said Tythes, and Dues in lieu of Tythes, and of the said Wheat: and all Persons who shall be so summoned shall and are hereby required to appear before the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, pursuant to such Summons, and to be sworn and give Evidence touching the Matters before mentioned.")

Pr. 18. L. 32. Leave out ("his") and insert (Emma his Wife and their")

Pr. 20. L. 24. After ("Lords") insert ("and Lady")

Pr. 44. L. 22. After ("Lords") insert ("and Lady")

L. 32. After ("Lords") insert ("and Lady")

Pr. 45. L. 3. Leave out ("he or")

The First Eleven of the said Amendments being again read, were agreed to by the House.

The Two next Amendments, being again read, were (upon the Question) disagreed to by the House.

The rest of the Amendments, being again read, were agreed to.

Moved, "To re-commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Preston Bissett Enclosure Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and other Commonable Lands and Grounds lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks," 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 Com mittee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 19. L. 39. After ("being") insert ("and the Lord Bishop of Lincoln for the Time being")

Pr. 43. L. 25. After ("whatsoever") insert ("Provided, that no Exchange shall be made by the said Henry Quartley or his Successors, Rectors as aforesaid, of any Part of the said Rectory without the Consent in Writing of the Lord Bishop of Lincoln for the Time being.")

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

Kington Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester," be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Preston Bissett Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and other Commonable Lands and Grounds lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks," be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Isle of Man Bill, Lutwidge to attend.

Ordered, That Charles Lutwidge Esquire, Receiver General of His Majesty's Customs in the Isle of Man, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl the Proprietors of the Isle of Man, and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly named; and to ascertain and establish the Jurisdiction of the Manerial Courts of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl in the said Island; and to enable the said Duke and his Heirs to exercise and enjoy certain Rights, Powers and Remedies therein mentioned," stands committed.

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the engrossed Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, by and between the most Reverend Father in God Frederick, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Jacob Earl of Radnor, touching the Enfranchisement of the Impropriate Rectory of Folkestone, in the County of Kent, under certain Conditions therein mentioned," was re-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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Say and Sele Barony, D. Newcastle's Petition relative to.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Duke of Newcastle; setting forth, "That the Petitioner finds that Colonel Thomas Twisleton hath presented his Petition to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Say and Sele as Heir General of Sir James Fynes, which Petition hath been by His Majesty referred to the Attorney General, and upon his Report referred by His Majesty to this Honourable House, and now stands for Hearing before the Committee for Privileges on Friday the 15th Day of June Instant; that the Petitioner hath a Claim to the Barony of de Say, otherwise Say, as a Descendant from Sir Geoffry de Say Baron de Say, otherwise Say, whose eldest Daughter and at length Co-heiress, Idonia de Say, intermarried with John Lord Clinton, Baron Clinton of Maxtock, an Ancestor of the Petitioner's; that the Petitioner hath been lately informed that his Claim to the Barony of de Say, otherwise Say, may be affected by the Claim of the said Colonel Thomas Twisleton to the Barony of Say and Sele, should the said Colonel Thomas Twisleton be adjudged to be entitled thereunto by the said Committee of Privileges;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That the said Committee for Privileges, upon the Petition of the said Colonel Thomas Twisleton, may be appointed to meet on a future Day, to enable the Petitioner to collect proper Evidence respecting his said Claim to the Barony of de Say, otherwise Say; or that if their Lordships should think fit to determine the said Petition, that it may be without Prejudice to the Petitioner's Claim to the Barony of de Say, otherwise Say:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Colonel Thomas Twisleton, claiming the Barony of Say and of Sele, stands referred.

Stower Navigation Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk," in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act who are since dead; and for explaining and amending the said Act, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Greenwich Hospital Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen, at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money as shall arise from or in respect of any Prizes to be condemned and fold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea; and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sunday, Abuses on, Prevention Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day called Sunday."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stepney and Hackney Court Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record, within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Exchequer Further 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-one."

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."

Bowater's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent (being Part of his Settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors."

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."

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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:

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, Payment of Balances into, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to direct the Payment into the Exchequer, of the respective Balances remaining in the Hands of the several Persons therein named, for the Use and Benefit of the Public; and for indemnifying the said respective Persons, and their Representatives, in respect of such Payments, and against all future Claims relating thereto; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 18o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwillim.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

E. Hardwicke takes the Oaths.

This Day Philip Earl of Hardwicke took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Bristow against Stringer, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein
John Bristow is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Stringer is Defendant.

Exchequer further Loans Bills:

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-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bowater's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent, (being Part of his Settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, 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 the 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stower Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk," in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act who are since dead; and for explaining and amending the said Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Kington Enclosure Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land, within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Preston Pisset Enclosure Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with Amendments to the two preceding Bill.

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

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

Exchequer, Payment of Balances into, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to direct the Payment into the Exchequer of the respective Balances remaining in the Hands of the several Persons therein named, for the Use and Benefit of the Public, and for indemnifying the said respective Persons and their Representatives, in respect of such Payments, and against all future Claims relating thereto; and for other 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.

Isle of Man Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution a Contract made pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the Twelfth of His late Majesty King George the First, between the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl, the Proprietors of the Isle of Man, and their Trustees, for the Purchase of the said Island and its Dependencies, under certain Exceptions therein particularly named," and to ascertain and establish the Jurisdiction of the Manerial Courts of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl in the said Island, and to enable the said Duke and his Heirs to exercise and enjoy certain Rights, Powers and Remedies therein mentioned;" as also for hearing Counsel for the Bill;

The Counsel were called in:

And the Counsel for the several Petitioners against the Bill were asked, "Whether they desired to be heard "against the whole Bill, or only against Parts thereof?" and they declaring, "They only desired to be heard against such Parts of the said Bill as affected the Rights of their Clients;"

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Isle of Man, Address for Papers relative to.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, Copy of the Memorial of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Harbours in the Isle of Man to the Lords of the Treasury, 21st April 1780;" also, "Copy of the Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General on the Memorial of his Grace the Duke of Atholl, touching the Bill depending to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty respecting the Isle of Man, dated 7th June 1780;" also, "Copy of the Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General on the Memorial of his Grace the Duke of Atholl, touching the Bill depending to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty respecting the Isle of Man, dated 30th April 1781;" also, "Case touching the granting Leases of the Harbour Fisheries in the Isle of Man, with the Opinion of the Attorney General, dated 16th July 1766;" also, "Copy of the Attorney General's Opinion, dated 27th October 1766, relative to the Right of Fishings in the Sea;" also, "Copy of the Opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General, dated 15th April 1767, on a Cafe respecting the Property of Goods taken up at Sea, the Owners of which are not known, adjoining the Coasts of the Isle of Man;" also, "Copy of Opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General, dated 14th July 1779, on a Cafe respecting the Property of a Part of the Sea Beach in the Harbour of Douglas, Isle of Man;" and also, "Copy of the Report of the Law Officers of the Isle of Man, on the Memorial of his Grace the Duke of Atholl, touching the Bill depending to explain and amend an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty respecting the Isle of Man."

Bill proceeded in.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Then the Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the last mentioned Bill;

Ordered, That the several Petitions presented to this House against the said Bill be referred to the Committee.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sandys reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Bill, and directed him to desire, That another Time may be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee to consider further of the said Bill on Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock.

Memorial of D of Atholl, Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "Copy of a Memorial of his Grace the Duke of Atholl to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, in the Year 1774."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Downes's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire, with Caroline Hervey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 19o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Addresses.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Addresses of Yesterday for the Copies therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

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 Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Amherst on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Road 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 for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one." "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-one." "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day called Sunday." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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." An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, within several Ports and Places therein mentioned." "An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Tenth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, to British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, or stained in Great Britain, and to Buckrams and Tilletings, exported during the Time therein limited; and for taking off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts." "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to Forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates, and Seamen." "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a Dock Yard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent, (being Part of his Settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, in Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors." "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money, as shall arise from, or in respect of any Prizes, to be condemned and sold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea; and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof." "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, in 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 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 to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom." "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed, for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, as lies in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record, within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same." "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York; and for confirming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tythes certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid." An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town." "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching, and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes, and Passages within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wilts; and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein." "An Act for the better maintaining and regulating of the Poor within the Town of Plymouth Dock, and Parish of Stoke Damarell, in the County of Devon; and for paving, cleansing, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, and removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and, Annoyances; and regulating the Drivers of Coaches, Chaises, and Carts, and also Chairmen and Porters within the said Town." "An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for performing several Works, and making Improvements within the University and City of Oxford, and the Suburbs thereof, and in the adjoining Parish of Saint Clement." "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk, in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act who are since dead, and for explaining and amending the said Act, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh, through Wantage, to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts; and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford, through Halspenny Lane, to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lambourn, in the said County of Berks; and for amending the Road through Pidgeon Lane, instead of the said Road through Halspenny Lane." "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley, and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton, in the County of Lancaster; and from Skipton through Gisburn and Clitheroe to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster," as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge." "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks; to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field, in the said County of Bucks, and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge, in the said County." An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor; and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road, through Ilmister, to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge, in the County of Hereford, to the New Inn in the Parish of Winstantow in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall near Mortimer's Cross, to Aymestrey, in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge." "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees to be fold, and for laying out the Monies to arise therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof." "An Act for divesting the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of divers Manors, Messuages, Farms, Rectories, Advowsons, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, Rents and Hereditaments of the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury out of Charles Banks and his Heirs; and for vesting the same in Trustees and their Heirs, to, for, and upon such of the several Uses, Trusts, Powers, Provisoes, Ends, Intents, and Purposes, mentioned and declared in and by an Indenture of Release of the Nineteenth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight, as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect." "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Edmund Mapes Esquire, in Honeing, in the County of Norfolk, in the said Edmund Mapes in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Edmund Mapes in Rollesby Burgh alias Burrow and Repps, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof." "An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Kent, being Part of the Settled Estates of John Radcliffe of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, situate and being in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the like Uses." "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of John Baker Esquire, in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker, in Fee-Simple; and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal Value in lieu thereof." "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estates of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster; and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement." "An Act for effectuating the Sale of a Freehold Estate of Ann Pinnock an Infant, at New Windsor, in the County of Berks, pursuant to an Agreement with Thomas Tildesley Gentleman." An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore, deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Moors, Commons and Waste Lands, called Mark Moor, otherwise Thurll Moor, Mark Liberty Moor, otherwise Yonder Moor, and Fole Moors and Commons, situate within the Parish of Mark, in the County of Somerset." An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Dale Moor or Stanton Moor, within the Manors of Dale and Stanton, or one of them, in the County of Derby." "An Act for enclosing certain Lands within the Parish of Ensham, in the County of Oxford, and for setting out and regulating Part thereof as a Common Pasture; and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands within the said Parish." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop." An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, and other unenclosed Lands, Meadows, and Commonable Places of and belonging to Cropston, in the Parish of Thurcaston, and County of Leicester." 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 Wellbeloved 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, Our right trusty and right Wellbeloved 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; Frederick Earl of Carlisle, 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 Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also, to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and 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 Nineteenth Day of June, in the Twenty-first 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."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows;

1. "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

2. "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-one."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

3. "An Act for preventing certain Abuses and Profanations on the Lord's Day, called Sunday."

4. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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."

5. "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain within several Ports and Places therein mentioned."

6. "An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, and in the Tenth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, to British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, or stained in Great Britain, and to Buckrams and Tilletings exported during the Time therein limited; and for taking off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts."

7. "An Act for further securing the Property of the Owners in such Ships or Vessels as are liable to forfeiture, for importing Spirits or other Goods, by the Misconduct of the Masters, Mates and Seamen."

8. "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases in Possession or Reversion of a DockYard and Land at Woolwich, in the County of Kent (being Part of his Settled Estate) to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, on behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors."

9. "An Act for the more effectually securing to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, all such forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Prize and Bounty Money as shall arise from, or in respect of any Prizes to be condemned and sold in His Majesty's Dominions beyond the Sea, and to compel the more speedy Payment thereof."

10. "An Act for continuing an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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 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."

11. "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation to foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

12. "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn as lies in the County of Middlesex."

13. "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record within the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, the Hamlets and Liberties of the same."

14. "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York; and for confirming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tythes certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid."

15. "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town."

16. "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes, and Passages within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wilts; and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances and Obstructions therein."

17. "An Act for the better maintaining and regulating of the Poor within the Town of Plymouth Dock, and Parish of Stoke Damarell, in the County of Devon; and for paving, cleansing and watching the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, and removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances and Annoyances, and regulating the Drivers of Coaches, Chaises and Carts, and also Chairmen and Porters within the said Town."

18. "An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for performing several Works, and making Improvements, within the University and City of Oxford, and the Suburbs thereof, and in the adjoining Parish of Saint Clement."

19. "An Act for appointing new Commissioners for continuing to carry into Execution the Trusts and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable, from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk," in the Room and Place of those named in the said Act, who are since dead; and for explaining and amending the said Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

20. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh, through Wantage to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford, through Halfpenny Lane, to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lambourn in the said County of Berks; and for amending the Road through Pidgeon Lane instead of the said Road through Halfpenny Lane."

21. "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton, through Gisburn and Clitheroe to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster, " as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge."

22. "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field, in the said County of Bucks, and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge in the said County."

23. "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road, through Ilmister to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks, over Ilford Bridges, to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset."

24. "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge, in the County of Hereford, to the New Inn, in the Parish of Winstantow, in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall, near Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey, in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

25. "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments therein mentioned, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies to arise therefrom in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses instead thereof."

26. "An Act for diversting the Inheritance in FeeSimple, of divers Manors, Messuages, Farms, Rectories, Advowsons, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, Rents, and Hereditaments of the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, out of Charles Banks, and his Heirs; and for vesting the same in Trustees, and their Heirs, to, for, and upon such of the several Uses, Trusts, Powers, Provisoes, Ends, Intents, and Purposes, mentioned and declared in and by an Indenture of Release of the Nineteenth Day of June One thousand seven Hundred and twenty-eight, as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect."

27. "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Edmund Mapes Esquire, in Honeing, in the County of Norfolk, in the said Edmund Mapes, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Edmund Mapes, in Rollesby Burgh alias Burrow and Repps, in the same County, of greater Value in lieu thereof."

28. "An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Kent, being Part of the Settled Estates of John Radcliffe, of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, or one of them, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

29. "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of John Baker Esquire, in Folkestone, in the County of Kent, in the said John Baker in Fee-Simple; and for settling another Estate of the said John Baker, in the said County of Kent, of equal Value, in lieu thereof."

30. "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estates of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster; and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement."

31. "An Act for effectuating the Sale of a Freehold Estate of Ann Pinnock an Infant, at New Windsor, in the County of Berks, pursuant to an Agreement with Thomas Tildesley Gentleman."

32. "An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates in the Counties of Stafford and Salop; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

33. "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland, in America, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms, and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned."

34. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, and Waste Lands, called Mark Moor, otherwise Thurll Moor, Mark Liberty Moor, otherwise Yonder Moor, and Fole Moors and Commons situate within the Parish of Mark, in the County of Somerset."

35. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, called Dale Moor, or Stanton Moor, within the Manors of Dale and Stanton, or one of them, in the County of Derby."

36. "An Act for enclosing certain Lands within the Parish of Ensham, in the County of Oxford, and for setting out and regulating Part thereof as a Common Pasture; and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands within the said Parish."

37. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw, and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop."

38. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields and other uninclosed Lands, Meadows, and Commonable Places of and belonging to Cropston, in the Parish of Thurcaston, and County of Leicester."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desirè."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed:

Dunchurch Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Dun Cow, in the Town of Dunchurch, to the Town of Hillmorton, in the County of Warwick, and from thence to Saint James's End, in the Parish of Duston, in the County of Northampton; and for repealing the several Laws now in Force relating to the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Parochial Clergy Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to promote the Residence of the Parochial Clergy, by making Provision for the more speedy and effectual building, rebuilding, repairing, or purchasing Houses and other necessary Buildings and Tenements for the Use of their Benefices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hanbury Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Smith's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to William Smith, Doctor of Physic, for his diligent and humane Attendance upon the sick and diseased Prisoners confined in several Prisons within and near this Metropolis, for Four Years."

American Prisoners, Petition from.

Upon reading the most humble Representation and Petition of upwards of Two Hundred American Prisoners at present confined in Mill Prison, at Plymouth, in Behalf of themselves and others their Countrymen and fellow Captives, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That under the peculiar Nature and Circumstances of their Commitment to Prison, they are debarred of the many Benefits, Favours, and Indulgences, which are usually and generally shewn to all other Prisoners and Captives, particularly in the following Instances: In their being at present and during the inclement Season of Winter, almost naked and barefooted, by the Government's having ceased supplying them with Cloathing, as they had been heretofore accustomed to do at the Period of every Three Months: In their being allowed and supplied with only Two Thirds the Quantity of Bread usually and daily allowed to the Prisoners and Captives of France, Spain, and Holland, the Whole of which Allowance as is issued to, and received by them, being no more than One sufficient and satisfactory Repast for Men, who have no other present Enjoyment than that of perfect Health; the Prisoners and Captives of France, Spain, and Holland, being enabled to supply themselves with such Deficiencies of Provision or Food from the Open Market at the Gates of the Prison, by the Annuities which they receive monthly, together with a full Supply of Cloathing at the Period of every Three Months, from the Agents for their several and respective States, a Privilege whereof they are debarred, by the Non-existence of an Agent in Great Britain for the Purpose of supplying them with such necessary Articles, and which Deficiencies of Food or Provision hath heretofore, for certain Periods of Time, been made up to them in Part, by the humane and benevolent People in the several Parts of Great Britain having raised several Sums of Money for their Relief, all which being now quite or nearly expended for their Use, they are therefore again reduced to their former miserable and calamitous half starved Condition, a few of their Number only excepted, who are gratefully indebted to the Bounty of their Friends for some small Supplies of Money, towards alleviating the immediate and most consequent Wants of Nature, in this their deplorable and unhappy Situation of Captivity and Distress;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That in Commiseration of their unhappy Situation, Sufferings, and Distress, they will be graciously pleased to hear and grant the Prayer of their Petition, by their being supplied with Cloathing at the Period of every Three Months as had been heretofore customary, and which on Account of the inferior Quality of the Cloathing is not too frequent; by their being allowed and being supplied with the same Quantity of Bread daily allowed to the Prisoners and Captives of France, Spain, and Holland, whereby they may, for the Support of Nature, have more than One Repast during the present long Course of the Day, it not being in their Power to supply themselves, for the Want of those customary Annuities which all other Prisoners and Captives receive monthly from their respective Agents; wherefore they most servently pray their speedy Relief, and the Petitioners as in Duty bound will ever pray."

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration on Monday the 2d Day of July next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Commissioners of Sick and Hurt Office to attend.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt do attend this House on Monday the 2d Day of July next.

Exchequer, Payment of Balances into Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to direct the Payment into the Exchequer of the respective Balances remaining in the Hands of the several Persons therein named, for the Use and Benefit of the Public; and for indemnisying the said respective Persons and their Representatives in respect of such Payments, and against all future Claims relating thereto; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Coventry Election Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry;"

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sandys reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Bill, and directed him to desire, that another Time may be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee to consider further of the said Bill on Wednesday the 27th Day of this Instant June.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Mountfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Papists Bill.

The Lord President presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Third Year of King George the First, intituled, "An Act for explaining an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to oblige Papists to register their Names and Real Estates; and for enlarging the Time of such registering; and for securing Purchases made by Protestants."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Exchequer, Payment of Balances into, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to direct the Payment into the Exchequer of the respective Balances remaining in the Hands of the several Persons therein named, for the Use and Benefit of the Public; and for indemnifying the said respective Persons and their Representatives, in respect of such Payments, and against all future Claims relating thereto; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Parochial Clergy Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to promote the Residence of the Parochial Clergy, by making Provision for the more speedy and effectual building, re-building, repairing or purchasing Houses and other necessary Buildings and Tenements for the Use of their Benefices."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Dunchurch Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Dun Cow in the Town of Dunchurch, to the Town of Hillmorton, in the County of Warwick, and from thence to Saint James's End, in the Parish of Duston, in the County of Northampton, and for repealing the several Laws now in force relating to the said Road."

Preston Bissett Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Kington Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Almanack Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Almanacks printed on one Side of any one Sheet or Piece of Paper; and for allowing a certain annual Sum out of the said Duty to each of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in Lieu of the Money heretofore paid to the said Universities by the Company of Stationers of the City of London, for the Privilege of printing Almanacks."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sandys 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 Jovis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.