House of Lords Journal Volume 36
July 1782

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: July 1782 ', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 552-568. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116710 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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July 1782

DIE Lunæ, 1o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Earl of Mansfield 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 Earl of Mansfield in the Middle, with the Lord President on his Right Hand, and the Lord Viscount Keppel on his Left; commanded the Gentleman 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 Earl of Mansfield 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 granting an additional Duty upon White or Manufactured Bees Wax imported into Great Britain." "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for raising and training the Militia, as relates to Persons paying the Sum of Ten Pounds being liable to serve again in the Militia at the Expiration of Three Years; and also to oblige Substitutes to make Oath respecting their Place of Settlement." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of King George the Second, "for the more effectual disarming the High lands in Scotland, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," as restrains the Use of the Highland Dress." "An Act to prevent the seducing of Artificers or Workmen employed in printing Callicoes, Cottons, Muslins and Linens, or in making or preparing Blocks, Plates, or other Implements used in that Manufacture, to go to Parts beyond the Seas; and to prohibit the exporting to Foreign Parts of any such Blocks, Plates or other Implements." "An Act for the amending and rendering more effectual the Laws in being relative to Houses of Correction." "An Act for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom; and for restraining him, in case of his Return, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating of the same." "An Act to provide that the Proceedings on the Bill now depending in Parliament, for inflicting certain Pains and Penalties on Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, for certain Breaches of Public Trust, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors committed by them whilst they respectively held the Offices of Governor and President, Counsellors and Members of the Select Committee of the Settlement of Fort Saint George, on the Coast of Coromandel, in the East Indies, shall not be discontinued by any Prorogation or Dissolution of the Parliament." "An Act for the more easy Discovery and effectual Punishment of Buyers and Receivers of Stolen Goods." "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting Part of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, and such Part of Old Bond Street as lies within the Parish of Saint James in the said County; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein." "An Act for the Improvement of Portman Square, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bonne, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts, one made in the Eleventh and the other in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for paving certain Streets in the Parishes of Saint John of Wapping, and Saint George, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes; and for extending the Provisions of the said Acts to other Parts of the said Parishes; and and also for opening certain Communications within the said Parish of Saint George." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate, in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden and Northiam, to Rye, in the said County of Sussex; and from Highgate aforesaid, to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake, in the said County of Kent, as relates to the Road from Highgate to Tubb's Lake; and for enlarging the Term and Powers of the said Act with respect to the other Roads therein contained." "An Act to enable the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, his Heirs, Executors or Administrators, to open a Street from the Strand, at or near the East End of the New Church, to the South End of Stanhope Street, in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster; and to make a more commodious Communication between the North End of Stanhope Street aforesaid, and Wylde Street, in the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts passed in the Eleventh, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Common Downs, in the Hamlet or Tything of Eastington, otherwise Northleach Foreign, in the Manor of Eastington and Parish of Northleach, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called The Marsh, within the Parish (fn. 1) and Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford; and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poors Rates of the said Parish and Borough." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Commonable Places, within the Lordship or Liberty of Sandiacre, in the County of Derby." An Act for confirming a certain Piece of Ground, Part of the Common of Norwood, in the Parish of Batcombe, in the County of Somerset, to the Rector of the said Parish; and for vesting the same, together with an additional Piece of Ground, other Part of the said Common, in him and his Successors, in lieu of all Right of Common and Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Batcombe, in or within the said Common of Norwood; and for confirming all the several other Parts of the said Common to the several Proprietors thereof, discharged of all Right of Common and Tithes belonging to the said Rectory." 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 Council; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; George Duke of Manchester, Chamberlain of Our Houshold; Charles Duke of Richmond, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, George Duke of Montagu, Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Marquis of Rockingham, First Commissioner Our Treasury; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, 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 First Day of July, in the Twenty-second Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Earl of Mansfield 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 Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for granting an additional Duty upon White or manufactured Bees Wax imported into Great Britain."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words; (videlicet)

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

2. "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for raising and training the Militia, as relates to Persons paying the Sum of Ten Pounds, being liable to serve again in the Militia at the Expiration of Three Years, and also to oblige Substitutes to make Oath respecting their Place of Settlement."

3. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of King George the Second, (for the more effectual disarming the Highlands in Scotland, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned,) as restrains the Use of the Highland Dress."

4. "An Act to prevent the seducing of Artificers or Workmen employed in printing Callicoes, Cottons, Muslins and Linens, or in making or preparing Blocks, Plates, or other Implements used in that Manufactory, to go to Parts beyond the Seas, and to prohibit the exporting to Foreign Parts of any such Blocks, Plates, or other Implements."

5. "An Act for the amending and rendering more effectual the Laws in being relative to Houses of Correction."

6. "An Act for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom; and for restraining him, in case of his Return, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating of the same."

7. "An Act to provide that the Proceedings on the Bill now depending in Parliament, for inflicting certain Pains and Penalties on Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, for certain Breaches of Public Trust and High Crimes and Misdemeanors committed by them whilst they respectively held the Offices of Governor and President, Counsellors and Members of the Select Committee of the Settlement of Fort Saint George, on the Coast of Coromandel in the East Indies, shall not be discontinued by any Prorogation or Dissolution of the Parliament."

8. "An Act for the more easy Discovery and effectual Punishment of Buyers and Receivers of Stolen Goods."

9. "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting Part of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, and such Part of Old Bond Street as lies within the Parish of Saint James, in the said County; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

10. "An Act for the Improvement of Portman Square, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bonne, in the County of Middlesex."

11. "An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts, one made in the Eleventh, and the other in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for paving certain Streets in the Parishes of Saint John of Wapping, and Saint George, in the County of Middlesex, and for other Purposes; and for extending the Provisions of the said Acts to other Parts of the said Parishes; and also for opening certain Communications within the said Parish of Saint George."

12. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate, in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid, to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake, in the said County of Kent, as relates to the Road from Highgate to Tubb's Lake; and for enlarging the Term and Powers of the said Act, with respect to the other Roads therein contained."

13. "An Act to enable the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, his Heirs, Executors or Administrators, to open a Street from the Strand, at or near the East End of the New Church, to the South End of Stanhope Street, in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster; and to make a more commodious Communication between the North End of Stanhope Street aforesaid, and Wylde Street, in the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

14. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts passed in the Eleventh, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

15. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Common Downs, in the Hamlet or Tything of Eastington, otherwise Northleach Foreign, in the Manor of Eastington, and Parish of Northleach, in the County of Gloucester."

16. "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land, called The Marsh (fn. 2) , within the Parish and Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rates of the said Parish (fn. 2) and Borough."

17. "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places, within the Lordship or Liberty of Sandiacre, in the County of Derby."

18. "An Act for confirming a certain Piece of Ground, Part of the Common of Norwood, in the Parish of Batcombe, in the County of Somerset, to the Rector of the said Parish; and for vesting the same, together with an additional Piece of Ground, other Part of the said Common, in him and his Successors, in lieu of all Right of Common and Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Batcombe, in or within the said Common of Norwood; and for confirming all the several other Parts of the said Common to the several Proprietors thereof, discharged of all Right of Common and Tithes belonging to the said Rectory."

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.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be further heard in the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Brownlow Lord Brownlow is Appellant, and James Devie Clerk is Respondent.

Mr. Ambler was heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Mansfield was heard for the Respondent.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Ten o'Clock.

Customs and Excise Duties 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 the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain;" 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.

Fowler's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Eggers Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Eggers;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Borough Court of Record Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record 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," 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 several Amendments thereto."

Ordered, That the said Report of Amendments be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Civil List Debt Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues; and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List;" be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Corps Disciplining Bill, Conference on with H. C.

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

To acquaint them, "That the Lords do agree to a present Conference with that House, as desired by them on Friday last in the Painted Chamber."

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

The Lords following were appointed Managers for the Conference:

E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Abingdon.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Keppel.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Sandys.
L. Wycombe.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Ashburton.

Then 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 Earl of Suffolk reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which was managed on their Part by General Conway, 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 Amendment made by your Lordships in Press 1. Line 17. the immediate Purpose and Effect of which is, to prevent Lieutenants of Counties or others who may be specially authorized by His Majesty, from granting Commissions to any Officers of Corps or Companies, so as to entitle such Corps or Companies to Army Pay on their marching against any Rebels or Invaders of the Kingdom, the Commons disagree; because they conceive that in vesting the Power of granting such Commissions in the Lieutenants of Counties, they have followed the Example set them by all former Acts of Parliament respecting the Militia; and also by the late Acts of the Legislature (which in the framing of them were well attended to) under which the Militia and certain Volunteer Corps are at present established; and they also considered that those were the Persons, who, by the Common Law and the Constitution, have at all Times been charged with the arraying and bringing into Action the Force and Power of the Country in all Cases of Danger and Necessity: The Commons therefore, (without entering into an Enumeration of the particular Conveniences resulting from this ancient Practice, which will easily occur) do not think themselves justified in departing from a Method which has been found to be honourable for the Crown and safe and beneficial to the Public; and they also conceive that this Power is absolutely requisite for carrying this Bill (at this Time so important) effectually into Execution. The Commons do not apprehend that the Lords take any special Objection to the latter Words proposed to be omitted by this Amendment, respecting "other Persons" to be appointed by the Crown for the Purposes before mentioned; those Words being intended to relate only to that Part of the United Kingdom where the Office of Lieutenants of Counties does not exist, and where only the Power of such Appointment will be exercised, to the End that both Parts of the United Kingdom may be put on the same Footing, and be in a Condition of arming themselves for their Defence with equal Advantage and Facility.

To the Second Amendment made by your Lordships in Press 1. Line 24. the Commons agree.

To so much of the Third Amendment made by your Lordships in Press 1. Line 26. as proposes after ("Kingdom") to leave out ("they") the Commons agree; but to so much of the said Amendment as proposes to insert ("having Permission so to do from proper Authority") instead thereof, the Commons disagree; because the Words "proper Authority" are too vague and uncertain, and the Corps may be prevented from acting at all while they are considering the Propriety of the Authority under which they are to act; but supposing the Authority to be well defined, if it is at a Distance (which probably would be the Case) the Opportunity might be lost, and this Plan defeated, one of whose principal Excellencies is, that the Force is diffused every where, and ready to act with Expedition and Effect on all, and particularly on sudden Emergencies: The Commons therefore, think that there is no Occasion for such inconvenient Restraints, but that the Corps may be well left to the Command of their Officers under such Instructions and Regulations as His Majesty in His Wisdom shall think proper to give, especially when it is considered that no such Corps will be entitled to Pay on their marching, which may be considered as a Motive for their doing so improperly, except in the Case of an actual Rebellion or Invasion, and their marching for the Purpose of acting against such Rebels or Invaders.

To the Fourth Amendment made by your Lordships in Press 1. Line 32. the Commons agree.

To the Fifth Amendment made by your Lordships in Press 1. Line 33. the Commons disagree.

Because it is the Plan of the Bill that no Corps shall be subject to Military Discipline, except in the Case of actual voluntary Service, on the Occasions mentioned in the Bill, and the Receipt of Pay. These are plain Propositions all depending on each other; nor would it be possible to extend the Power of Military Discipline beyond those specific Cases, (which as it seems, is intended to be done by this Amendment) without departing from that main Principle of the Bill; that all the Service under it must be voluntary.

To the last Amendment made by your Lordships in Press 1. Line 36. the Commons agree.

For these Reasons the Commons hope, That your Lordships will not insist on the Amendments proposed to be made by your Lordships to this Bill, to which the Commons have disagreed, as by that Means the passing of the Bill may be risked, or the Effect of it may be weakened, at a Time when not only your Lordships who have so high an Interest in providing an efficient Defence for your Country, from the Perils with which it is surrounded, but every Individual in it is called upon to stand forward and contribute his Assistance; and when every possible Exertion is become necessary for our Preservation."

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

Report to be considered.

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

Commander in Chief's franking Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, and the Secretary to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Excise Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel exclusive of such Duties; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for granting additional Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and also additional Duties on Sope made in Great Britain; and upon the Produce of the said additional Duties on Coaches and on other Carriages; and for the better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and also for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise, who may hear Causes depending before them relative to the Duties on Male Servants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strachey 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-two, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, secundum diem instantis Julii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 2o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Ld. Brownlow against Devie:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard in the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Brownlow Lord Brownlow is Appellant, and James Devie Clerk is Respondent.

Mr. Partridge was heard for the Respondent.

Mr. Serjeant Hill was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Justice Willes was heard to make his Report of what passed at the Trial of this Cause at the Assizes at Huntingdon.

Which done,

The following Order and Judgement was made:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Brownlow Lord Brownlow, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 28th of May 1782; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and to grant a new Trial of the Issues, 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 James Devie Clerk put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by 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 Order, therein complained of, be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Royal Hospitals Agreement Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Hospitals of Edward King of England the Sixth, of Christ, Bridewell and Saint Thomas the Apostle, and of the Hospitals of Henry the Eighth, King of England, called the House of the Poor, in West Smithfield, near London, and of the House and Hospital called Bethelem, and the Presidents, Treasurers and acting Governors of the said several Hospitals;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hungarian and German Drugs, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit Drugs, the Product of Hungary or Germany, to be imported from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, upon Payment of the single Duty; to allow the Importation of Hungary or German Wines, and organized Thrown Silk from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, into Great Britain; and of Timber and other Goods from any Part of Europe; in Ships the Property of Subjects under the same Sovereign as the Country of which the Goods are the Growth, Produce or Manufacture."

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 Friday next.

Customs and Excise Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

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.

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

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

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

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

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

Gaming Prevention Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the pernicious Practice of Gaming."

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

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

Scotch Tobacco bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, (intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland);" and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the Growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited Time, under certain Restrictions."

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.

Silks Importation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to prohibiting the Importation of foreign wrought Silks and Velvets."

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

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

Commissioners Meetings Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or other Persons, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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

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

Ships, to prevent Enemies Supply of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent His Majesty's Enemies from being supplied with Ships or Vessels from Great Britain."

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.

Limehouse Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and freeing from Nuisances and Annoyances the several Streets, Ways and Places within the Parish of Saint Anne, in the County of Middlesex, and Queen Street and London Street, in the Hamlet of Ratcliffe, within the said Parish; and for making Ways or Streets into the Street called Risby's Rope Ground, and through or across Shoulder of Mutton Alley, and a Street called Ropemaker's Fields, to Three Colt Street; and from the Bridge in the said Street called Risby's Rope Ground, into Three Colt Street aforesaid."

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

D. Chandos.
E. Poulet.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Radnor.
E. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.

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.

Poor Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

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

Excise Duties Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for granting additional Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and also additional Duties on Sope made in Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said additional Duties on Coaches and on other Carriages; and for the better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and also for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them relative to the Duties on Male Servants."

Commander in Chief's Franking Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enalbe the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, and the Secretary to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

Raskelf Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands within the Township of Raskelf in the Parish of Easingwould, in the North Riding of the County of York."

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Julii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 3o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux. Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Customs and Excise Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Scotch Tobacco 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 made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, (intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland;") and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco the Growth of Scotland into England, for a limited Time, under certain Restrictions."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Silks Importation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to prohibiting the Importation of Foreign wrought Silks and Velvets."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Commissioners Meetings Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the First Meetings of Commissioners or other Persons for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ships, to prevent Enemies Supply of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent His Majesty's Enemies from being supplied with Ships or Vessels from Great Britain."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Gaming Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the pernicious Practice of Gaming."

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

Colonies Offices Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the granting in future any Office to be exercised in any Colony or Plantation now or at any Time hereafter belonging to the Crown of Great Britain, for any longer Term than during such Time as the Grantee thereof, or Person appointed thereto, shall discharge the Duty thereof, and behave well therein;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Paymaster of the Forces Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Portsmouth and Chatham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Excise Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for granting additional Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and also additional Duties on Sope made in Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said additional Duties on Coaches and on other Carriages; and for the better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and also for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them relative to the Duties on Male Servants."

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

Commander in Chief's Franking Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, and the Secretary to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

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

Colonies Offices Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the granting in future any Office to be exercised in any Colony or Plantation, now or at any Time hereafter, belonging to the Crown of Great Britain, for any longer Term than during such Time as the Grantee thereof, or Person appointed thereto, shall discharge the Duty thereof, and behave well therein."

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

And a Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Thomson to acquaint them therewith.

Civil List Debt Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

It was moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

Which being objected to.

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 4o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

Vote of Credit Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Customs and Excise Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Excise Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for granting additional Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and also additional Duties on Sope made in Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said additional Duties on Coaches and on other Carriages, and for the better securing the Duty upon Tea and other Duties of Excise; and also for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them, relative to the Duties on Male Servants."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Tobacco Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, (intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland), and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco the Growth of Scotland into England for a limited Time under certain Restrictions."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Silks Importation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to prohibiting the Importation of Foreign wrought Silk and Velvets."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Commissioners Meetings Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the First Meetings of Commissioners or other Persons, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ships, to prevent Enemies Supply of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent His Majesty's Enemies from being supplied with Ships or Vessels from Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Commander in Chief's Franking Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, and the Secretary to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills.

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

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

Borough Court of Record Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom 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," was committed with the Amendments; and for the Lords to be summoned.

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

"Pr. 9. L. 25. Leave out ("Twenty-fourth") and insert ("Fifteenth")

"L. 26. Leave out ("June") and insert ("July")

"L. 41. After ("aforesaid") insert ("and within the ancient Jurisdiction of the said Court")

"Pr. 12. L. 14. Leave out from ("examine") to ("Witnesses") in Line 16; and in the same Line, after ("respectively") insert ("upon Oath")

"L. 23. After ("Witnesses") insert ("upon Oath, unless such Witness be a Quaker, and then upon his solemn Affirmation")

"L. 28. After ("and") insert ("in like Manner")

"L. 38. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("and") in Line 40.

"Pr. 18. L. 31. After ("Non-attendance") insert ("and also the Money in the Hands of the Prothonotary for the Time being, and which shall not then be claimed for the Space of Three Years as aforesaid")

"L. 37. and 38. Leave out ("and the major Part of the Jury")

"Pr. 19. L. 38. and 39. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to the second ("and") in Press 20. Line 13, and instead thereof insert Clause (A.)

"And whereas Writs of Prohibition, Habeas Corpus, Certiorari, Writs of Error and false Judgements, are frequently brought for Vexation and Delay; be it therefore enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the said Fifteenth Day of July 1782, no Plaint to be entered in the Court as aforesaid, nor any Verdict or Assessment of Damages, nor any Order or Orders or Judgement or Judgements, or other Proceedings to be had thereupon by virtue of this Act, shall be stayed or delayed, or removed out of the said Court by any Writ of Prohibition, Habeas Corpus, Certiorari, or Writ of Error or false Judgement, or otherwise howsoever, unless such Person or Persons in whose Name or Names such Writ of Prohibition, Habeas Corpus, Certiorari, Writ of Error or false Judgement, or other Writ, shall be brought, with Two sufficient Securities, such as the Steward of the said Court or his Deputy for the Time being shall allow and approve of, shall, within Three Days next after the suing forth and Allowance of any such Writ as aforesaid, enter into a Recognizance to the Plaintiff, in such Plaint wherein such Writ shall be sued as aforesaid before the said Steward or his Deputy, or the Prothonotary of the said Court, (which Recognizance they are hereby authorized and empowered to take), in the Penalty of Twenty-five Pounds, to prosecute the said Writ of Prohibition, Habeas Corpus, Certiorari, Writ of Error or false Judgement with Effect; and also to satisfy and pay all and singular the Debts, Damages and Costs which shall be assessed, allowed or adjudged upon any Verdict or Assessments of Damages to be given, or Affirmance of any former Judgement on any such Plaint which shall or may be levied in the said Court as aforesaid."

"Pr. 23. L. 29. Leave out from ("Value") to ("and") in Line 37.

"Pr. 25. L. 40. Leave out ("Twenty-fourth") and insert ("Fifteenth"); and in the same Line, leave out ("June") and insert ("July")

Pr. 26. L. 7. After ("aforesaid") insert ("and within the ancient Jurisdiction of the said Court")

L. 24. After ("aforesaid") insert ("and within the ancient Jurisdiction of the said Court")

Pr. 28. L. 35. and 37. Leave out ("and Eastern Half of the Hundred of Brixton")

Pr. 30. L. 14. Leave out from ("notwithstanding") to ("and") in Press 37. Line 30, and instead thereof insert Clause (B.)

("And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend the Jurisdiction of the said Court, in Point of Locality, to any Place or Places not already of Right within the Jurisdiction of the said Court")

In the Title of the Bill,

L. 4. Leave out from ("Value") to the End of the Title.

Motion to put off Report negatived.

Moved, "That the Consideration of the said Report and Amendments be put off to this Day Two Months."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

Corps Disciplining Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report of the Commons Reasons for disagreeing to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and disciplining of such Corps or Companies of Men as shall voluntarily enroll themselves for Defence of their Towns or Coasts, or for the general Defence of the Kingdom during the present War;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the same be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Civil List Debt Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Plymouth and Chatham Docks Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Portsmouth and Chatham."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 5o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord President on his Right Hand and the Lord Ashburton on his Left, commanded the Gentleman 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 enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned." "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-two; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament." "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain." "An Act for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for granting additional Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and also additional Duties on Sope made in Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said additional Duties on Coaches and on other Carriages; and for the better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and also for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them relative to the Duties on Male Servants." "An Act to explain an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland;" and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the Growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited Time, under certain Restrictions." "An Act for continuing so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty as relates to prohibiting the Importation of Foreign wrought Silks and Velvets." "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the First Meetings of Commissioners or other Persons, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament." "An Act more effectually to prevent His Majesty's Enemies from being supplied with Ships or Vessels from Great Britain." "An Act to enable the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, and the Secretary to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage." "An Act to prevent the granting in future, any Patent Office to be exercised in any Colony or Plantation, now or at any Time hereafter belonging to the Crown of Great Britain, for any longer Term than during such Time as the Grantee thereof, or Person appointed thereto, shall discharge the Duty thereof in Person, and behave well therein." "An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Hospitals of Edward King of England the Sixth, of Christ, Bridewell and Saint Thomas the Apostle, and of the Hospitals of Henry the Eighth King of England, called The House of the Poor in West Smithfield near London; and of the House and Hospital called Bethelem, and the Presidents, Treasurers and acting Governors of the said several Hospitals." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Henry Eggers." 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; George Duke of Manchester, Chamberlain of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; George Duke of Montagu; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Augustus Viscount Keppel, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Lord Wycombe, 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 Fifth Day of July, 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 enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

2. "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 eightytwo; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

3. "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

4. "An Act for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for granting additional Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and also additional Duties on Sope made in Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said additional Duties on Coaches and on other Carriages; and for the better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and also for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them relative to the Duties on Male Servants."

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."

5. "An Act to explain an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland;" and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco the Growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited Time, under certain Restrictions."

6. "An Act for continuing so much of an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty as relates to prohibiting the Importation of Foreign wrought Silks and Velvets."

7. "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the First Meetings of Commissioners or other Persons for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

8. "An Act more effectually to prevent His Majesty's Enemies from being supplied with Ships or Vessels from Great Britain."

9. "An Act to enable the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, and the Secretary to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

10. "An Act to prevent the granting in future any Patent Office, to be exercised in any Colony or Plantation now or at any Time hereafter belonging to the Crown of Great Britain, for any longer Term than during such Time as the Grantee thereof, or Person appointed thereto, shall discharge the Duty thereof in Person, and behave well therein."

11. "An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Hospitals of Edward King of England the Sixth, of Christ, Bridewell and Saint Thomas the Apostle, and of the Hospitals of Henry the Eighth, King of England, called, The House of the Poor in West Smithfield, near London, and of the House and Hospital called Bethelem, and the Presidents, Treasurers and acting Governors of the said several Hospitals."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

12. "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."

13. "An Act for naturalizing Henry Eggers."

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.

Civil List Debt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon his Civil List Revenues; and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Poor Relief Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor;" 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.

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

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

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

Corps Disciplining Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report of the Commons Reasons for disagreeing to the Amendments made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and disciplining of such Corps or Companies of Men as shall voluntarily enroll themselves for Defence of their Towns or Coasts, or for the general Defence of the Kingdom during the present War."

The House proceeded to take the same into Consideration.

The First, Third and Fifth Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, were read by the Clerk.

Lords do not insist on their Amendments.

Proposed, "Not to insist on the said Amendments."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Paymaster or the Forces Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces."

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.

Borough Court of Record Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Saint David's reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record 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," 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 several Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 9. L. 30. Leave out ("and their respective Deputies for the Time being")

Pr. 10. L. 4 and 5. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 11. L. 12 and 13. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 31 and 32. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 12. L. 7 and 8. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 13. L. 14 and 15. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 14. L. 5 and 6. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 20 and 21. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 35 and 36. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 15. L. 5 and 6. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 19 and 20. Leave out ("and his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 23 and 24. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 18. L. 1 and 2. Leave out ("and his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 10 and 11. Leave out ("and his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 36 and 37. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 19. L. 10. Leave out ("or his Deputy")

L. 28 and 29. Leave out ("and his Deputy for the Time being")

Clause (A) Page 2. L. 1. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 8. Leave out ("or his Deputy")

Pr. 20. L. 19 and 20. Leave out ("and his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 29 and 30. Leave out ("and his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 37 and 38. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

Pr. 23. L. 12. Leave out ("Deputies")

L. 29. Leave out from ("Value") to ("and") in Press 24. Line 29."

Pr. 27. L. 7 and 8. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

L. 10 and 11. Leave out ("or his Deputy for the Time being")

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Gaming Prevention Bill.

The House according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the pernicious Practice of Gaming."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Radnor reported from the Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and had made some Progress therein, and desired, "That another Time might be appointed for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill."

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

Hungarian and German Drugs, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Drugs, the Product of Hungary or Germany, to be imported from the Austrian Netherlands or any Part of Germany, upon Payment of the single Duty; to allow the Importation of Hungary or German Wines, and Organizined Thrown Silk from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, into Great Britain, and of Timber and other Goods from any Part of Europe, in Ships the Property of Subjects under the same Sovereign as the Country of which the Goods are the Growth, Produce or Manufacture."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 8o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Limehouse Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Osborne reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and freeing from Nuisances and Annoyances the several Streets, Ways and Places, within the Parish of Saint Anne, in the County of Middlesex; and Queen Street and London Street, in the Hamlet of Ratcliffe, within the said Parish; and for making Ways or Streets into the Street called Risby's Rope Ground, and through or across Shoulder of Mutton Alley, and a Street called Ropemaker's Fields, to Three Colt Street, and from the Bridge in the said Street called Risby's Rope Ground, into Three Colt Street aforesaid," 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."

Blyth Marsh, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Osborne made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Hungarian and German Drugs, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit Drugs, the Product of Hungary or Germany, to be imported from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, upon Payment of the single Duty; to allow the Importation of Hungary or German Wines and Organzined Thrown Silk from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, into Great Britain, and of Timber and other Goods from any Part of Europe, in Ships the Property of Subjects under the same Sovereign as the Country of which the Goods are the Growth, Produce or Manufacture."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Bill:

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

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

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

Borough Court of Record Bill, Third Reading negatived.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record 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."

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Paymaster of the Forces Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Gaming Prevention Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put again into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the pernicious Practice of Gaming."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported from the Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and had made a further Progress therein, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the House to be in a Committee again to consider further of the said Bill."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again to consider further of the said Bill To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. King.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Blyth Marsh &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Limehouse Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and freeing from Nuisances and Annoyances the several Streets, Ways and Places, within the Parish of Saint Anne, in the County of Middlesex, and Queen Street and London Street, in the Hamlet of Ratcliffe, within the said Parish; and for making Ways or Streets into the Street called Risby's Rope Ground, and through or across Shoulder of Mutton Alley, and a Street called Ropemaker's Fields to Three Colt Street, and from the Bridge in the said Street called Risby's Rope Ground into Three Colt Street aforesaid."

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. Anguish and Mr. Eames:

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

Gaming Prevention Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the pernicious Practice of Gaming."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham 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 Mercurii, decimum diem instantis Julii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 10o Julii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Provost, &c. of Glasgow, against Glasford et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Lord Provost and Magistrates of the City of Glasgow, for themselves, and as representing the Common Council and Community of the said City, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 21st of June 1782; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Glasford, Peter Murdoch, Thomas Hopkirk, John McAll, . . . . Warroch, Patrick Millar, John Cowan, Robert Cowan and James Gordon, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Glasford, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Seton to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Seton of John Street, Golden Square, in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Lord Provost and Magistrates of the City of Glasgow on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Seton may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Paymaster of the Forces Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Leeds:

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

Gaming Prevention Bill:

The Lord Walsingham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the pernicious Practice of Gaming."

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

Pr. 1. L. 7. Leave out from ("same") to ("be it enacted") in the 18th Line of the same Press, and instead thereof insert (And whereas, besides the Games heretofore forbidden divers other Games of Chance have been invented and used by different Names, and may hereafter be invented and used")

Pr. 1. L. 24. Leave out from ("same") to the End of the Bill, and instead thereof insert ("That from and after the passing of this Act the Game of E. O. and every other Game of Chance only, whether by Cards, Dice, Tables, Balls, or other Instrument or Device heretofore invented or hereafter to be invented, shall be deemed and taken to be an unlawful Game, in the same Sense and Manner as by the Laws now in being, the Games of Rowley Powley, Passage, Ace of Hearts, Faro, Basset and Hazard, are made or declared to be unlawful Games.

And be it further enacted, That the same Proceedings shall and may be had against, and the same Penalties, Forfeitures and Punishments shall be incurred by any Person or Persons who shall keep, use or frequent any Room or Place for the aforesaid Game of E. O. or any other such Game of Chance, as aforesaid, only as by any Law now in being might be had against or would be incurred by any Person or Persons keeping, using or frequenting the said Games of Rowley Powley, Passage, Ace of Hearts, Faro, Basset or Hazard.

And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for any Justice of the Peace on Complaint and Information on Oath, that any such Tables, Instruments or Devices are kept or prepared for the playing or using any such Games of Chance as aforesaid, by Warrant under his Hand and Seal, to empower and require any Constable or Peace Officer to break or otherwise destroy the said Table, Instrument or Device.")

The First Amendment again read and agreed to.

The Second Amendment again read.

Moved, "To disagree with the Committee in this Amendment."

Which being objected to.

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the said Amendment was agreed to.

The Rest of the Amendments again read and agreed to.

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendment to it.

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

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

Motion to adjourn.

Moved, "To adjourn."

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 21o Februarii 1806.

Hitherto examined by us,
Walsingham.
Wodehouse.
Arden.

DIE Jovis, 11o Julii 1782.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend him immediately in this House."

Who being come with their Speaker:

He, after a Speech to His Majesty in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon his Civil List Revenues, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List."

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

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

2. "An Act for the Encouragement and disciplining of such Corps or Companies of Men as shall voluntarily enroll themselves for Defence of their Towns or Coasts, or for the general Defence of the Kingdom, during the present War."

3. "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores, at Portsmouth and Chatham."

4. "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces."

5. "An Act to permit Drugs, the Product of Hungary or Germany, to be imported from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, upon Payment of the Single Duty; to allow the Importation of Hungary or German Wines, and Organzined Thrown Silk, from the Austrian Netherlands, or any Part of Germany, into Great Britain, and of Timber and other Goods from any Part of Europe, in Ships the Property of Subjects under the same Sovereign as the Country of which the Goods are the Growth, Produce or Manufacture."

6. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor."

7. "An Act for paving and freeing from Nuisances and Annoyances the several Streets, Ways and Places within the Parish of Saint Anne, in the County of Middlesex, and Queen Street and London Street, in the Hamlet of Ratcliffe, within the said Parish; and for making Ways or Streets into the Street called Risby's Rope Ground, and through or across Shoulder of Mutton Alley, and a Street called Ropemaker's Fields to Three Colt Street; and from the Bridge in the said Street called Risby's Rope Ground, into Three Colt Street aforesaid."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak, as follows; (videlicet)

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

The unwearied Assiduity with which you have persevered in the Discharge of your Duty in Parliament during so long a Session, bears the most honourable Testimony to your Zeal and Industry in the Service of the Public, for which you have provided, with the clearest Discernment of its true Interests, anxiously opening every Channel for the Return of Peace, and furnishing with no less Vigilance the Means of carrying on the War, if that Measure should be unavoidable.

The extensive Powers with which I find myself invested to treat for Reconciliation and Amity with the Colonies which have taken Arms in North America, I shall continue to employ in the Manner most conducive to the Attainment of those Objects, and with an Earnestness suitable to their Importance.

The Zeal which my Subjects in Ireland have expressed for the Public Service, shews that the Liberality of your Proceeding towards them is felt there as it ought, and has engaged their Affections equally with their Duty and Interest in the Common Cause.

The Diligence and Ardour with which you have entered upon the Consideration of the British Interests in the East Indies, are worthy of your Wisdom, Justice and Humanity. To protect the Persons and Fortunes of Millions in those distant Regions, and to combine Our Prosperity with their Happiness, are Objects which amply repay the utmost Labour and Exertion.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I return you my particular Thanks for the very liberal Supplies which you have granted with so much Cheerfulness and Zeal for the Service of the current Year. I reflect with extreme Regret upon the heavy Expence which the Circumstances of Public Affairs unavoidably call for. It shall be My Care to husband your Means to the best Advantage, and, as far as depends on Me, to apply that Oeconomy which I have endeavoured to set on Foot in my Civil Establishment, to those more extensive Branches of Public Expenditure in which still more important Advantages may be expected.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

The important Successes which, under the Favour of Divine Providence, the Valour of My Fleet in the West Indies hath obtained, promise a favourable Issue to Our Operations in that Quarter. The Events of War in the East Indies have also been prosperous. Nothing, however, can be more repugnant to my Feelings, than the long Continuance of so complicated a War.

My ardent Desire of Peace has induced me to take every Measure which promised the speediest Accomplishment of My Wishes; and I will continue to exert my best Endeavours for that Purpose. But if, for want of a corresponding Disposition in Our Enemies, I should be disappointed in the Hope I entertain of a speedy Termination of the Calamities of War, I rely on the Spirit, Affection and Unanimity of My Parliament and People, to support the Honour of My Crown and the Interests of My Kingdoms, not doubting that the Blessing of Heaven, which I devoutly implore upon Our Arms, employed as they are in Our just and necessary Defence, will enable Me to obtain fair and reasonable Terms of Pacification. The most triumphant Career of Victory would not excite Me to aim at more; and I have the Satisfaction to be able to add, that I see no Reason which should induce Me to think of accepting less."

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

My Lords and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Third Day of September next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Third Day of September next."

Footnotes

1 (Parish and) have been erased in every previous Mention of this Bill.
2 Sic.