House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1782 21-30

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May 1782 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 27o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

Contractors Bill, Conference on, at desire of H. C.

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

To desire a Conference with this House upon the Subject Matter of the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person concerned in any Contract, Commission, or Agreement made for the Public Service from being elected, or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons."

To which the House agreed,

And the Messengers were called in and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference as is desired, an appoint the same presently in the Painted Chamber."

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference; (videlicet)

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. Montagu.
E. Derby.
E. Salisbury.
E. Sandwich.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Keppel.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Paget.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsirgham.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the Commons were ready in the Painted Chamber;"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over;

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference;

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

Report of Conference:

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which was managed on their Part by Sir George Yonge, who delivered to them the Bill with the Amendments, and also a Paper containing as follows; (videlicet)

The Commons have desired this Conference with your Lordships, in order to preserve that good Correspondence between the Two Houses, which it is always the Desire of the Commons to maintain.

To the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Amendments made by your Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person concerned in any Contract, Commission, or Agreement made for the Public Service from being elected, or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons;" the Commons do agree.

To the Sixth Amendment made by your Lordships, which is to insert the Words ("except such Wares and Merchandize as shall be of his own Growth, Production, or Manufacture, and also except such Houses, Warehouses, Lands, and Tenements, as shall be hired out or contracted for, for the Service of the Public;") the Commons do disagree.

Because,

First, They cannot suggest to themselves any Reason, for excluding from a Seat in the House of Commons the Merchant who shall furnish for the Public Service, those Wares and Commodities which the Course of his Dealings with Foreign Countries may enable him to do, which Reason is not equally applicable to the Farmer, the Grazier, the Grower of Timber, the Manufacturer, and every other Person deriving a Profit from the Rent of his Houses, Warehouses, or Lands; that undue Influence, which it is the Object of this Bill to destroy, resides equally in every Contract or Agreement that is made with the Commissioners of the Treasury, or any of the Public Boards, and therefore the Contractor under such Circumstances, of whatever Denomination he may be, ought equally to be restrained from being elected, or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons.

Secondly, Another Reason which induces the Commons to disagree with this Amendment, is, that in their Opinion it gives great Opportunities for Fraud and Collusion, and opens a very wide Door for evading the principal Object of the Bill; there are very many Articles, furnished for the Public Service, which are of the Growth, Production, and Manufacture of Great Britain, and it will be a very easy Matter for any Person furnishing these Articles, who wishes to be a Member of the House of Commons, to give them such a Colour and Appearance of their being of his own Growth, Production, or Manufacture, as it will be extremely difficult, if not totally impossible to detect.

For these Reasons the Commons hope that your Lordships, who have shewn your Approbation of the Principle of the Bill, will not insist upon an Amendment, which in their Opinion, tends to render the Provisions of the Bill fruitless and nugatory."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

Report to be considered.

Ordered, That the same be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and the Lords summoned.

Sir G. B. Rodney, &c. Thanks of the House to.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, "That the Thanks of this House be given to Sir George Brydges Rodney Baronet, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, for his able and gallant Conduct in the late most brilliant and decisive Victory obtained over the French Fleet in the West Indies, by the Fleet under his Command."

Sir S. Hood and others, Thanks of the House to.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, "That the Thanks of this House be given to Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, Rear Admiral Drake, Commodore Affleck and Sir Charles Douglas, and to the several Captains and Officers of the Fleet under the Command of Sir George Brydges Rodney, for their Bravery and gallant Conduct on the said late most glorious Occasion; and that Sir George Brydges Rodney do signify the same to them."

Resolved, Nemine Dissentiente, "That this House doth highly approve of and acknowledge the Services of the Seamen, Marines and Soldiers on board the Ships under the Command of Sir George Brydges Rodney, in the late glorious Victory over the French Fleet; and that the Captains of the several Ships do signify the same to their respective Crews, and do thank them for their gallant Behaviour."

Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do transmit the above Resolutions of this House to Sir George Brydges Rodney.

Address to His Majesty on the Success of His Fleet.

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to congratulate His Majesty on the late signal Successes obtained by His Fleet in the West Indies, and to express our Reliance in the Divine Providence that those Successes may obtain a farther Extent from the Bravery of His Majesty's Forces, the approved Conduct of their Commanders and the Wisdom of His Majesty's Councils."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made thereto, by leaving out ("Fleet in the West Indies")

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ("Fleet in the West Indies") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was proposed after the Words ("obtained by His") to insert the Word ("Fleets").

The same was agreed to.

Then it was proposed to leave out from the Word ("Fleets") to the End of the Motion.

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to congratulate His Majesty on the late signal Successes obtained by His Fleets.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Richard Legrand Esquire is Appellant, and Mrs. Maria Stewart his Wife is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Hunter Esquire and others are Appellants, and John Buchan Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday next.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Charles Earl of Aboyne is Appellant, and George Earl of Aberdeen is Respondent, which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off till after all the Causes already appointed.

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 eightytwo, and for consolidating certain Annuities which were made one joint Stock, by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, with certain Annuities consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and several subsequent Acts."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Bills of Exchange Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes or other Notes, payable otherwise than upon Demand."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for better securing the Freedom of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, by disabling certain Officers employed in the Collection or Management of His Majesty's Revenues, from giving their Votes at such Elections;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of the 17th of this Instant May; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 28o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Lancaster Bridge Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Bridge instead of the present ancient Bridge, commonly called Lancaster Bridge, at a more convenient Place, over the River Loyne, near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Newton's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire, with Catherine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir F. Basset's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Manor of Imley otherwise Evenley, and divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Imley, otherwise Evenley aforesaid, and elsewhere in the County of Northampton, Part of the Estate of Sir Francis Basset of Tehidy Park, in the County of Cornwall, Baronet, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts declared concerning the same, in and by the last Will and Testament of Francis Basset, late of Tehidy Park aforesaid Esquire, deceased; and for settling another Manor and other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value in lieu thereof, to the like Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cholwich's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Settled Estates of John Burridge Cholwich Esquire, in the County of Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling other Estates in the said County in lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Salt Duty 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 additional Duties upon Salt, and certain Dutie upon Glauber or Epsom Salts; and also on Mineral Alkali or Flux for Glass, made from Salt; and to prevent Frauds in the Duties on Foul Salt to be used in manuring Land;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law. and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wool, Silk and Linen Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Persons wilfully and maliciously destroying any Woollen, Silk, Linen, or Cotton Goods, or any Implements prepared for or used in the Manufacture thereof; and for repealing so much of Two Acts made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Punishment of Persons destroying any Woollen or Silk Manufactures, or any Implements prepared for or used therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poor Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Blyth Marsh Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Second and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as the same relate to the Road from Blyth Marsh to the Road leading from Ashborne to Buxton, near Thorp; and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge; and from the same Road to the Road at or near Ruehill Gate, in the Counties of Stafford and Derby," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great and Little Creaton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Parish of Great Creaton, in the County of Northampton, and the Hamlet of Little Creaton in the Parish of Spratton, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thormanby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Carr or Common called Thormanby Carr, within the Parish of Thormanby, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Winstone Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable and Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Winstone, in the County of Gloucester," 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. 17. L. 19. After ("whatsoever") insert ("Provided always, That the said Rector and his Successors shall not make any Exchange as aforesaid, without the Consent and Approbation as well of the said Lord Bishop of Gloucester for the Time being, as of the said Commissioners and their Successors, or the major Part of them")

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

Calverton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, and Grounds in the Manor of Calverton, with the West Side of Stoney Stratford, in the County of Buckingham," 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 some Amendments thereto:"

Ordered, That the said Report and Amendments be taken into Consideration on Thursday the 6th Day of June next; and that the Evidence of the Committee be laid on the Table.

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-two; and for consolidating certain Annuities which were made one Joint Stock by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, with certain Annuities consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and several subsequent Acts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bills of Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand."

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. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Fowler's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates, late in Jointure, to Dame Sarah Fowler Widow, in Trustees, to be sold, conveyed, and settled, pursuant to a Decree of the Court of Exchequer."

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

Ld. President.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Stamford.
E. Jersey.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Stormont.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Ashburton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the Twelfth of June next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

St Luke's Workhouse Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to enable the Inhabitants of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire, or erect a Workhouse within or near the said Parish, for the better Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Edinburgh Market Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Slaughtering of Cattle within the City of Edinburgh; and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stanton St. Quintin Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Stanton Saint Quintin, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pitt's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Agreements entered into by John Pitt Esquire, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests, with Benjamin Planner and others, relating to certain Waste Lands and other Lands, in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, and for vesting the same in the said John Pitt and his Heirs, in Trust, for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Freedom of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, by disabling certain Officers employed in the Collection or Management of His Majesty's Revenues from giving their Votes at such Elections;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale 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 on Thursday next.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 30o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously."

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 Duke of Richmond on his Right Hand, and the Lord Ashburton on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:"

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded Us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

"George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and for consolidating certain Annuities which were made one joint Stock by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, with certain Annuities consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, Thirty second, and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and several subsequent Acts." "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand." "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Agreements entered into by John Pitt Esquire, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests, with Benjamin Planner and others, relating to certain Waste Lands and other Lands, in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey; and for vesting the same in the said John Pitt and his Heirs, in Trust, for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for discharging Part of the settled Estates of John Burridge Cholwich Esquire, in the County of Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Estates in the said County, in lieu thereof." "An Act for discharging the Manor of Imley otherwise Evenley, and divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Imley, otherwise Evenley aforesaid, and elsewhere in the County of Northampton, Part of the Estate of Sir Francis Basset of Tehidy Park, in the County of Cornwall, Baronet, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts declared concerning the same, in and by the last Will and Testament of Francis Basset, late of Tehidy Park aforesaid Esquire, deceased; and for settling another Manor and other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value in lieu thereof, to the like Uses." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire, with Catharine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Counsel; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Charles Duke of Richmond; Our Right Trusty and Entirely-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Marquis of Buckingham, First Commissioner of Our Treasury; Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Augustus Viscount Keppel, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors William Lord Wycombe, one of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and John Lord Ashburton, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also, to 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 Thirtieth Day of May in the Twenty-second 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; (videlicet)

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-two; and for consolidating certain Annuities, which were made one joint Stock by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, with certain Annuities, consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and several subsequent Acts."

2. "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand."

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 confirming and carrying into Execution certain Agreements entered into by John Pitt Esquire, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests, with Benjamin Planner and others, relating to certain Waste Lands, and other Lands in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey; and for vesting the same in the said John Pitt, and his Heirs, in Trust, for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned."

4. "An Act for discharging Part of the Settled Estates of John Burridge Cholwich Esquire, in the County of Devon, from the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling other Estates in the said County in lieu thereof."

5. "An Act for discharging the Manor of Imley, otherwise Evenley, and divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Imley, otherwise Evenley aforesaid, and elsewhere in the County of Northampton, Part of the Estate of Sir Francis Basset of Tehidy Park, in the County of Cornwall, Baronet, from the Uses, Estates and Trusts declared concerning the same, in and by the last Will and Testament of Francis Basset late of Tehidy Park aforesaid Esquire deceased; and for settling another Manor, and other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value in lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

6. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire, with Catharine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

American Truce Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to conclude a Peace or Truce with certain Colonies in North America therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wookey Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevelyan and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting certain Moors, Commons or Waste Lands, lying and being within the Parish of Wookey, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Orton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Orton on the Hill, in the County of Leicester, and the Lands within the Ring of the said Fields, reputed to belong formerly to the Abbey of Merevale;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tea, Act to rectify Mistake in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "Act Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act of this Session of Parliament, with respect to preventing the Importation and Running of Tea in this Kingdom, in armed Vessels, having Letters of Marque, or other Commissions from the Admiralty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Countess of Oxford's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance in Fee of Part of the Estates heretofore of the Right Honourable Henrietta Cavendish Holles, Countess of Oxford, and Countess Mortimer, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge the Debts, Legacies and other remaining Incumbrances affecting the Whole of the Estates late of her the said Countess, which were devised by her Will, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Earl of Holdernesse's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of Robert late Earl of Holdernesse, deceased, in the County of York, in Trustees, for a Term of Years, for raising and Payment of the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, charged by the Will of the said Earl on his said Estates;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hatton's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an annual Fee Farm Rent of One hundred Pounds, payable to the See of Ely out of certain Estates in and near Hatton Garden, in the County of Middlesex; and for applying the Money to arise from such Sale in Manner therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

Gallery, Committee to consider of erecting.

Moved, "That a Committee be appointed to consider and report to the House their Opinion, whether, under any and what Regulations, and upon what Occasions, it may be proper to admit any Persons, and whom, into a Gallery in this House, and whether the same can be commodiously, and in what Manner erected."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out after ("into") the Words ("a Gallery in").

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words, ("a Gallery in") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Motion, as at first proposed, was agreed to.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be appointed a Committee to consider and report to the House their Opinion, whether, under any and what Regulations, and upon what Occasions, it may be proper to admit any Persons, and whom, into a Gallery in this House, and whether the same can be commodiously, and in what Manner erected.

Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers and Records.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Edinburgh Market Bill, Petition in support of:

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors of Houses and Inhabitants of the City of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Slaughtering of Cattle within the City of Edinburgh, and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom;" and praying, "To be allowed to be heard by themselves, or their Counsel, in Support of the said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves, or their Counsel, in support of the said Bill before the said Committee.

Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Freemen Fleshers of the City of Edinburgh, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, That they may be permitted to be heard by Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect the Petitioners, or that they may have such other Relief as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet."

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Conveners of the Trades of the City of Edinburgh, also taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not be permitted to pass into a Law in the Form in which it now stands; and that the Petitioners may be permitted to be heard by Counsel against the same."

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee 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.

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

Contractors Bill, Lord, do not insist on their Amendment.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report of the Commons Reasons for disagreeing to the Amendment made to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person concerned in any Contract, Commission, or Agreement, made for the Public Service, from being elected, or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House proceeded to take the same into Consideration.

And the Sixth Amendment to which the Commons have disagreed, being read,

It was proposed, "Not to insist on the said Amendment."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put, "Whether to insist on the said Amendment?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Hett, to acquaint them therewith.

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Freedom of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, by disabling certain Officers employed in the Collection or Management of His Majesty's Revenues, from giving their Votes at such Elections."

The Earl Fitzwilliam accordingly reported the said Amendments.

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

Pr. 1. L. 10. After ("the") leave out ("Twenty-fifth Day of June") and instead thereof, insert ("First Day of August")

L. 36. After ("any") leave out ("Commissioner") (fn. 1)

Pr. 2. L. 9. After ("thereof") insert ("nor any Captain, Master or Mate of any Ship, Packet or other Vessel employed by or under the Postmaster or Postmasters General, in conveying the Mail to and from Foreign Ports")

L. 29. After ("Act") insert ("such Votes so given, shall be held null and void to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, and")

Pr. 3. L. 29. After ("Persons") leave out ("acting by or under the Appointment of the") and instead thereof, insert ("for or by Reason of his or their being a Commissioner or Commissioners of the Land Tax, or for or by Reason of his or their acting by or under the Appointment of such")

In Clause (B)

L. 6. After ("said") leave out ("Twenty-fifth Day of June") and instead thereof, insert ("First Day of August")

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire from going out of this Kingdom, for a limited Time; and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and the Lords summoned; and that Counsel be then heard against and for the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 31o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

Legrand against Stewart:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Richard Legrand, of Bonington, in the County of Edinburgh, Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, of the 23d of November and 11th of December 1781, and 25th of February 1782; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of March 1782; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Mrs. Maria Stewart, Wife of Richard Legrand, of Bonington, in the County of Edinburgh, Esquire, put into the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors, therein complained of, be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Sydney Barony, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Perry, of Penshurst Place, in the County of Kent, claiming the Barony of Sydney; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's printed Cases having been delivered or lodged on their Lordships Table;" the Petitioner humbly prays their Lordships will be pleased to order, "That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of this Claim on Monday the 17th Day of June next, or such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint:"

It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim on Monday the 17th Day of June next, as desired; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Stanton St. Quintin Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Stanton Saint Quintin, in the County of Wilts."

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

Ld. Steward.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Sandwich.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Harrowby.
L. Grantley.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Borough, Court of Record, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record of the Town and Borough of Southwark, with respect to Debts and Damages under a certain Value; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Court as to the Recovery of such Debts and Damages to the several Parishes and Places within the Eastern Half of the Hundred of Brixton, in the County of Surrey," be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

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