House of Lords Journal Volume 36
June 1781 21-30

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June 1781 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

Say and Sele Barony, Report from Committee:

PRAYERS.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Colonel Thomas Twisleton to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Say and Sele; and also the Case of Lord Say and Sele, together with His Majesty's References thereof to this House, "That the Committee had met and considered the Matter to them referred, and had heard Counsel and examined Witnesses upon Oath, and inspected Records produced before them on Behalf of the Petitioner, and had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet)

"Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That the Petitioner Colonel Thomas Twisleton has made out his Claim as Heir General of the Body of Sir Richard Fenys, Baron of Say and Sele, and is entitled to the Barony of Say and Sele, created by Letters Patent in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First."

Which Report was read by the Clerk, and the said Resolution being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Accordingly,

Resolution that Petitioner has made out his Claim.

"Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner Colonel Thomas Twisleton has made out his Claim as Heir General of the Body of Sir Richard Fenys, Baron of Say and Sele, and is entitled to the Barony of Say and Sele created by Letters Patent in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First."

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgment be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Radnor reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester, and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving, and regulating the Streets there," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration To-morrow.

Hurst and Allen against Geen, 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 Hurst and Thomas Williams Allen are Plaintiffs, and William Silvey Geen is Defendant.

Dunchurch Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

D. Rutland.
D. Queensberry.
D. Atholl.
D. Chandos.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Sandwich.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Grantham.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.

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.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o 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.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Papists Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Third Year of 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."

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.

Glowcester Gaol, &c. Bill.

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

The said Amendaments were read by the Clerk as follows; (viz.)

Pr. 32. L. 15. After ("specified") insert Clause (A.)

"Provided always nevertheless, and it is hereby enacted and declared, That none of the Powers and Authorities in this Act contained relating to the said new intended Gaol, shall extend or be deemed or construed to extend, in any Respect or Degree, to Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments within such Part of any of the Parishes aforesaid as do not lie within the County of the City of Gloucester."

"Pr. 38. L. 21. Leave out from ("Appellant") to ("any") in Line 25."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Isle of Man Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon 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."

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 further 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 Tuesday next; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock.

Papers relative to, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty on Monday last,

"Copies of Papers relative to the Isle of Man," together with a Lift thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "Copy of the Memorial of the Commissioners of the Harbours in the Isle of Man, dated 21st April 1780:

2. Copy of the Attorney and Solicitor General's Report on the Memorial of the Duke of Atholl, touching the Bill now depending, dated 7th June 1780:

3. Copy of the Attorney and Solicitor General's Report touching the said Bill, dated 30th April 1781:

4. Copy of Case touching the granting Leases of the Harbour Fisheries in the Isle of Man, with the Attorney General's Opinion, dated 16th July 1766:

5. Copy of the Attorney General's Opinion, dated 27th October 1766, relative to the Right of fishing in the Sea:

6. Copy of the Attorney and Solicitor General's Opinion, dated 15th April 1767, on a Case respecting the Property of Goods taken up at Sea adjoining the Coasts of the Isle of Man:

7. Copy of like Opinion, dated 14th July 1779, on a Case respecting the Property of Part of the Sea Beach there:

8. Copy of the Report of the Law Officers in the said Isle on the Duke of Atholl's Memorial, touching the said Bill now depending:

9. Copy of the Memorial of the Duke of Atholl to the Treasury in the Year 1774."

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

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

Moved, "That the Bill do pass:"

Which being objected to,

The Minutes of the Committee to whom the said Bill stood referred, were read:

After Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o 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 Chandos.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Dunchurch Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the 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," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving, and regulating the Streets there."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Hemp and Flax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual so much of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax," as relates to the distributing and paying the Proportion of the Fund thereby appropriated, for the Encouragement of the Crowth of Hemp and Flax in that Part of Great Britain called England, by applying a Sum not exceeding Fifteen thousand Pounds per Annum, out of the said Arrears and Duties, to the Purposes aforesaid, for a Time limited;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Papists Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Third Year of 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."

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."

Marriages Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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."

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 made one Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Longitude Bill.

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

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

Bank of England Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of Two Millions, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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 this Day, be put off to Tuesday the 3d Day of July next; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on this Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o 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 Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Marriages Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render valid certain Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and publick 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 Report be received Tomorrow.

Dunchurch Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Bank of England Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of Two Millions towards the Supply 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.

Writs of Error delivered:

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table Three Writs of Error:

In the First of which,

Fann against Cockerill.

Owen Fann Gentleman is Plaintiff, and Francis Cockerill is Defendant;

In the Second,

Townson against Ward.

Ann Townson, otherwise Ann Harding Widow, is Plaintiff, and Joseph Ward is Defendant;

And in the last,

Butcher against Wilson.

Thomas Butcher Esquire is Plaintiff, and George Willson Esquire is Defendant.

Papists Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Third Year of 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 Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Hemp and Flax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual so much of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom, and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax," as relates to the distributing and paying the Proportion of the Fund thereby appropriated for the Encouragement of the Growth of Hemp and Flax in that Part of Great Britain called England, by applying a Sum not exceeding Fifteen thousand Pounds Per Annum, out of the said Arrears and Duties, to the Purposes aforesaid, for a Time limited."

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

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

Longitude Bill.

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

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

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

Parochial Clergy Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

Almanack Duty Bill.

Ordered, That 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," be read the Third Time on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Isle of Main Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon 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 pur suant 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."

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Gloucester Gaol Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Guise, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester, and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Phillips's Powder Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to Henry Phillips, on his making a proper Discovery, for the Use of the Public, of the Composition of his Powder for the Destruction of Insects;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 27o 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 Grafton.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.

PRAYERS.

Bank of England Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of Two Millions, towards the Supply 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."

Hemp and Flax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual so much of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom, and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax, as relates to the distributing and paying the Proportion of the Fund thereby appropriated for the Encouragement of the Growth of Hemp and Flax, in that Part of Great Britain called England, by applying a Sum not exceeding Fifteen thousand Pounds per Annum, out of the said Arrears and Duties, to the Purposes aforesaid, for a Time limited."

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."

Longitude Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord 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."

Dunchurch Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Marriages Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to the 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed; and that the Committee do meet to consider the same Tomorrow.

Phillips's Powder Bill:

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to Henry Phillips on his making a proper Discovery for the Use of the Public of the Composition of his Powder for the Destruction of Insects," be read a Second Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Account of Stores damaged by Insects, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, An Account of the Quantity of Bread and Dry Stores, which have been returned as damaged, and rendered unfit for Use by Weevils and other Insects on board His Majesty's Ships of War, since the 1st of January 1778, distinguishing each Year."

Coventry Election Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again 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."

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 made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Southampton.

PRAYERS.

Bank of England Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for advancing the Sum of Two millions towards the Supply 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.

Hemp and Flax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual so much of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom, and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax," as relates to the distributing and paying the Proportion of the Fund thereby appropriated for the Encouragement of the Growth of Hemp and Flax in that Part of Great Britain called England, by applying a Sum not exceeding Fifteen thousand Pounds per Annum, out of the said Arrears and Duties to the Purposes aforesaid, for a Time limited."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Longitude Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Insects, Account of Stores damaged by, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office attended:"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Yesterday:

"An Account of the Quantity of Bread and dry Stores, that appear to have been damaged and rendered unfit for Use by Weevils and other Insects on board His Majesty's Ships of War, since the 1st of January 1778, distinguishing each Year, as far as the Surveys have yet been transmitted to the Victualling Office."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Smith's Bill:

Moved, "That the 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," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned:"

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word ("next") and inserting ("Four Weeks")

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("next") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether the Words ("Four Weeks") be inserted in the said Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday Four Weeks.

Almanack Duty Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers,

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

Coventry Election Bill.

The Lord Sandys (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry."

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

Pr. 1. L. 37. Leave out from the Word ("Month") to the Word ("for") in Press 2. Line 4.

Pr. 2. L. 20. After the Word ("Council") insert ("and that the Council which shall be holden on the First Tuesday in each Month shall assemble at Ten in the Morning, and continue open a convenient Time for receiving such Claims as shall then be preferred; and the Council which shall be holden on the last Tuesday in each Month shall continue open from the Hour of Ten in the Morning till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, or for such shorter Time as shall be found sufficient for hearing and determining any Claims which shall then have been preferred; and if any such Claims shall then remain unheard or undetermined, the said Council shall be adjourned from Day to Day and continue open on each Day in Manner aforesaid for hearing and determining such Claims")

Pr. 3. L. 31. After the Word ("of") insert ("all Persons claiming to be admitted Freemen, and of")

Pr. 4. L. 1. & 2. After the Word ("for") leave out the Words ("the Admission of Persons") and instead thereof insert ("receiving Claims of Persons claiming to be admitted")

L. 20. After ("Apprenticeship") insert ("and that you have served Seven Years Apprenticeship to one and the same Trade, in the said City or the Suburbs thereof")

At the End of the Bill insert Clause (A.)

"And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Dates of all Deeds or Indentures of Apprenticeship, together with the Names of the Parties, and their Places of Abode, which from and after the passing of this Act shall be made and executed between any Person or Persons residing in the said City of Coventry, or the Suburbs thereof, and his, her, or their Apprentice or Apprentices, under which such Apprentice or Apprentices may hereafter have a Right to be admitted to the Freedom of the said City, shall be registered in a Book to be kept for that Purpose by the Town Clerk of the same City for the Time being, within the Space of Six Calendar Months next after the Execution thereof, which the said Town Clerk is hereby required to register, and on such Deeds or Indentures to indorse a Certificate of such Register; and in Default thereof such Deeds or Indentures shall to all Intents and Purposes be null and void."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Third Time To-morrow."

Philips's Powder Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to Henry Phillips on his making a proper Discovery for the Use of the Public of the Composition of his Powder for the Destruction of Insects," and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time:"

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion by leaving out the Word ("now") and after ("Time") inserting ("on this Day Four Weeks").

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Two Commissioners of the Vietualling Office to attend.

Ordered, That Joah Bates Esquire, and Jonas Hanway Esquire, Two of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Victualling Office, do attend this House To-morrow.

Marriage Act, to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of clandestine Marriages," and for removing Doubts with respect to certain Marriages therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cocoa Nuts Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Chocolate made in Great Britain, and for granting certain Inland Duties upon Cocoa Nuts in lieu thereof; for the better and more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise, and of the Inland Duties under the Management of the Commissioners of Excise; and for preventing Frauds therein, for the more punctual and ready Payment of the Allowances to be made to Brewers out of the additional Duties imposed on Malt; and for rectifying a Mistake in an Act made in this present Session of Parliament, with respect to the exempting of Candles from the additional Duty of Five Pounds per Centum upon the Duties of Excise, imposed by the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marriages Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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."

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 made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Parochial Clergy Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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, re-building, repairing, or purchasing Houses, and other necessary Buildings and Tenements, for the Use of their Benefices."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 29o Junii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux. Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Marriages Bill.

The Lord Sandys (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the 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."

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

Pr. 2. L. 7. After ("who") insert ("before the Tenth Day of July One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one shall")

L. 8. After ("solemnized") leave out ("or shall solemnize")

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

Coventry Election Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry."

Then it was proposed, That the following Amendment be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 4. L. 33. After ("Election") to insert ("so help you God")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Marriage Act, to amend, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of clandestine Marriages, and for removing Doubts with respect to certain Marriages therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

East India Judicature Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe, as relates to the Administration of Justice in Bengal; and for the Relief of certain Persons imprisoned at Calcutta in Bengal, under a Judgment of the Supreme Court of Judicature; and also for indemnifying the Governor General and Council of Bengal, and all Officers who have acted under their Orders or Authority in the Resistance made to the Process of the Supreme Court;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time,

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

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

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

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

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

Papists Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Third Year of 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Coventry Elections Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Bank Buildings Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Parish Church of Saint Christopher le Stocks, in the City of London, and the Materials and Scite thereof, and the Church Yard thereto adjoining, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and their Successors for ever; and for uniting the said Parish to the Parish of Saint Margaret Lothbury, in the said City;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cocoa Nuts Duty Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Chocolate made in Great Britain; and for granting certain Inland Duties upon Cocoa Nuts in lieu thereof; for the better and more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise, and of the Inland Duties under the Management of the Commissioners of Excise, and for preventing Frauds therein; for the more punctual and ready Payment of the Allowances to be made to Brewers out of the additional Duties imposed on Malt; and for rectifying a Mistake in an Act made in this present Session of Parliament, with respect to the exempting of Candles from the additional Duty of Five Pounds per Centum upon the Duties of Excise imposed by the said Act."

Parochial Clergy Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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, re-building, repairing or purchasing Houses and other necessary Buildings and Tenements, for the Use of their Benefices."

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

Phillips's Powder Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to Henry Phillips, on his making a proper Discovery, for the Use of the Public, of the Composition of his Powder for the Destruction of Insects;" and for the Attendance of Jonas Hanway and Joah Bates, Two of the Commissioners of the Victualling Office.

Ordered, That a Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Quantity of Bread and dry Stores that appear to have been damaged and rendered unfit for Use by Weevils and other Insects, on board His Majesty's Ships of War, since the 1st of January 1778, distinguishing each Year, as far as the Surveys have yet been transmitted to the Victualling Office," laid before the House by Mr. Jackson on Thursday last, 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 had directed him to desire, "That another Time might 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 Tuesday next.

A Witness to attend:

Ordered, That David Grimwood, Nursery Man, do attend this House on Tuesday next.

Letter from the Commissioners of the Victualling to Mr. Stephens ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Victualling to Mr. Stephens, Secretary to the Admiralty, dated 8th December 1780, respecting Mr. Phillips's Powder for destroying Vermin on board Ships."

Adjourn.

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