House of Lords Journal Volume 36
July 1783 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: July 1783 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 712-724. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116733 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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July 1783 1-10

DIE Martis, 1o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bangor.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Comes Carlisle, C. P. S.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Foleys against Grant et al.

The Answer of John Grant and others, to the Appeal of the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley an Infant, by the said Andrew Foley his next Friend, was this Day brought in.

King's Answer to Addresses.

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

Brass Exportation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Acts made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, and the Second and Third Years of King Edward the Sixth, so far as they prohibit the Exportation of Brass from this Kingdom, or carrying the same Coastwise; and for laying a Duty upon Brass exported from Great Britain."

Moved, "That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off for Two Months."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Medicine Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carriage Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Stage Coaches, and other Carriages therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

St. James's Paving Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint James, and certain Places adjoining thereto, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:"

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

Pr. 2. L. 33. Leave out ("June") and insert ("July")

Pr. 3. L. 2. Leave out ("June") and insert ("July")

Pr. 4. L. 35. Leave out ("Twelve") and insert ("Twenty-five")

L. 36. Leave out ("Two") and insert ("Five")

L. 38. Leave out ("Four") and insert ("Five")

Pr. 5. L. 3. Leave out ("Members of")

L. 6. Leave out from the first ("the") to ("annual") in Press 6. Line 3.

Pr. 6. L. 4. Leave out ("Inhabitants") and insert ("Vestrymen")

Pr. 6. L. 7. Leave out from ("appointed") to ("provided") in Press 8. Line 1."

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

Sheppard's Shord Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent," 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."

Whitechapel Paving Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and regulating Church Lane, in and near the Parishes of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and Saint George, in the County of Middlesex, and several other Streets, Avenues and Places within the same Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and preventing Annoyances therein; and for enabling the Inhabitants of the said Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, to raise Money to desray the Expences incurred in repairing the Parish Church," stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional and new Duties upon stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper, and also for repealing certain Exemptions from the Stamp Duties."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

County Gaols Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sandys reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 2o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

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

St. James's Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint James, and certain Places adjoining thereto, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Gilpin or Power's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effectuate a Partition or Division of certain Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, heretofore the Estates of Jonathan Power Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sheppard's Shord Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Medicine Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent."

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

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

Public Accounts, Tenth Report of Commissioners, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Neave and Mr. Drummond, Two of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the public Accounts of the Kingdom, attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"The Tenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

And then they withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Carriage Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Stage Coaches, and other Carriages 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.

County Gaols Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties."

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

Pr. 2. L. 7. After ("Peace") insert ("to the Number of Five or more")

L. 10. Leave out from ("Peace") to ("upon") in Line 12.

L. 19. After ("for") insert ("building")

Pr. 3. L. 31. After ("Reward") insert the following Proviso:

"Provided always, and it is hereby declared, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend to authorize the said Justices, or any of them, to begin to build or rebuild such Gaol, until the Plan and Contract upon which the same is proposed to be built or rebuilt shall have been agreed to and approved of at the next Quarter Sessions."

"L. 38. After ("different") insert ("Sexes and"), and in the same Line after ("Descriptions") insert ("the Men from the Women, and Criminals from Debtors")

Pr. 4. L. 2. After ("and") leave out ("a Third for") and insert ("one for Male and one for Female")

"Pr. 4. L. 15. After ("Peace") insert ("to the Number of Five or more")"

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

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

Pr. 2. L. 7. After ("Peace") leave out ("to the Number of Five or more") and insert ("not less than Five in Number")

Pr. 3. L. 6. After ("for") insert ("building")

L. 33. After ("for") insert ("building or")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Edwards against Sir J. Warren:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Borlase Warren Baronet, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Edwards is Plaintiff, setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Lambeth Poor Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rate, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Sheridan was heard against the Bill.

Mr. Hargrave was heard relating to Amendments offered to be made to accommodate the Petitioners.

Mr. Bearcroft was heard in support of the Bill.

Mr. Hargrave was heard also in support of the Bill.

Mr. Sheridan was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the said Bill stood committed, be added to the said Committee.

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Compensation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, purchased in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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.

Portsmouth Docks Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the further securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Portsmouth, and for the more safe and convenient carrying on of His Majesty's Gunpowder Works and Mills near the Town of Faversham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt Duties Composition Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away from the Commissioners of Excise in England and Scotland the Power of compounding with Persons making Malt, not to sell, but to be consumed in their own private Families;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hanwell Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming, establishing, and making effectual the Enclosure of the Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, Cow Pasture, Heath and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 3o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill, Petition against, rejected:

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Prisoners for Debt confined in His Majesty's Prisons of the Fleet and King's Bench on Behalf of themselves, and all the other Prisoners confined in the said Prisons, and in all the Prisons of England, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;" and praying their Lordships to order, That the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel in some early Stage of the Progress of the said Bill, and to produce such Evidence, as they shall be advised to be necessary thereon at their Lordships Bar:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Order for Second Reading:

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases," be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Motion for Witnesses to attend, negatived.

Moved, "That the Reverend Green, the Reverend James Ray, Thomas Mante, Edward Leacrost, Charles Hart, Robert Brownwell, Thomas Wright, John Thomas Cotton, Charles Fox, George Chapman, Akerman, Hill Deputy Marshal of the King's Bench, Eyles Warden of the Fleet, James Bruin, Sarah Landy, and the Reverend Doctor Cockayne, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last mentioned Bill."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

County Gaols Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Malt Duty Composition Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away from the Commissioners of Excise in England and Scotland, the Power of compounding with Persons making Malt, not to sell, but to be consumed in their own private Families."

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.

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Compensation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, purchased in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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.

Portsmouth Docks Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the further securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Portsmouth; and for the more safe and convenient carrying on of His Majesty's Gunpowder Works and Mills near the Town of Faversham."

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.

Medicine Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent."

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."

Carriage Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Stage Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned."

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."

African Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa," and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, together with all the Property, Estate and Effects of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements and their Dependencies in His Majesty; and for securing, extending and improving the Trade to Africa; and for vesting James Fort, in the River Gambia, and its Dependencies, and all other the British Forts and Settlements between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; and for securing and regulating the Trade to Africa."

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.

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

DIE Veneris, 4o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

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

Medicine Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carriage Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Stage Coaches, and other Carriages therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lambeth Poor Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rate, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary Lambeth, in the County of Surrey; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 1. L. 8. Leave out from ("the") to ("have") in Line 11, and insert ("Poors Rate, and other Rates and Monies herein-after mentioned within the said Parish")

L. 13. Leave out from ("the") to ("May") in Line 31, and insert ("having a special Officer for collecting the said Rates, and a Treasurer for safe Custody of the Monies arising from such Collection, may ensure the better Collection and Application of the said Rates in future")

Pr. 2. L. 1. Leave out from ("same") to ("and") in Press 7. Line 18, and insert ("That the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, and the Parishioners of the said Parish, paying to Church and Poor therein, or any Nine or more of them, shall and may assemble and meet together in the Vestry Room, or, if necessary, the Parish Church of the said Parish, within Twenty Days next after the passing of this Act, and from thenceforth annually on the Fourth Tuesday in April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, or oftener, from Time to Time, as Occasion shall require, and then and there choose and appoint one or more sit Person or Persons to be Treasurer or Treasurers, and one or more fit Person or Persons to be Collector or Collectors of all Monies to be hereafter collected or payable from or by the Householders or Inhabitants of the said Parish, for any Rate or Assessment for the Relief of the Poor, or any Rate or Assessment for repairing or well-ordering the Church, and for any Scavenger's Rate for cleansing the Streets, Lanes and Places within the said Parish, or any Rate, Payment, or Composition for repairing the Highways therein, and of all other Monies whatsoever hereafter to become due and payable for all or any of the Purposes aforesaid; and shall and may from Time to Time remove such Treasurer or Treasurers, Collector or Collectors, and choose and appoint any other Person or Persons in his or their Room and Stead; and shall allow to such Collector or Collectors out of the said Rates, such Sum or Sums as the said Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Collectors of the Scavengers Rate, and Parishioners of the said Parish, or any Nine or more of them, at a Public Vestry to be held for that Purpose, or the major Part of them, shall from Time to Time direct, for his or their Trouble in collecting the same, such Sum or Sums not exceeding Sixpence in the Pound"); and also insert Clauses (A) (B) (C) and (D) "And be it further enacted, That such Collector and Collectors is and are hereby authorized to collect and levy and receive all such Rates, Assessments and Monies as aforesaid, and to have and use all the same Powers and Remedies for Recovery thereof, in the same Manner as Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, and Officers for collecting the Scavengers Rates within the said Parish, would be entitled to have and use respectively, if this Act had not been made.

And be it further enacted, That all and every such Collector and Collectors shall keep separate Books of Account of all such Monies as he or they shall receive under this Act; (that is to say,) one Book for the Poors Rate, one for the Church Rate, one for the Scavengers Rate, and one for the Highways; and shall pay over all such Monies to the Treasurer or Treasurers so to be appointed as aforesaid, immediately after the Receipt thereof, or when thereunto required by such Treasurer or Treasurers.

And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all the Monies so to be paid into the Hands of such Treasurer or Treasurers as aforesaid, shall be applicable for such Purposes only as the same would have been in the Hands of the Churchwardens, Overseers, Officers for collecting the Scavengers Rates, and Surveyors of the Highways respectively, in case this Act had not been made, and shall be drawn for by them respectively, as Occasion shall or may require, in Discharge of the Duties of their respective Offices; and the said Treasurer or Treasurers shall from Time to Time pay the same accordingly, and keep the like separate Accounts thereof.

And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Treasurer or Treasurers, and the said Collector or Collectors so to be appointed as aforesaid, shall respectively give such Security for his or their faithful accounting for and paying all such Monies, as he or they shall receive by virtue of his or their Office, to such Person or Persons, and in such Way, Manner and Form, as the said Churchwardens, Overseers, Surveyors and Collectors of the Scavengers Rate for the Time being, or the major Part of them shall require; and such Treasurer or Treasurers, Collector or Collectors respectively, shall account quarterly, or oftener if thereunto required, to the said Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, and Officers for collecting the Scavengers Rates respectively, for all the Monies to be by them respectively received and paid by virtue of this Act, and pay such Money as shall appear to be remaining in his or their Hands, to such Person or Persons as the said Churchwardens, Overseers, Surveyors, and Officers for collecting the Scavengers Rate respectively shall appoint, to be applied to and for the several Uses and Purposes for which the same were levied and raised; and if any such Treasurer or Treasurers, Collector or Collectors respectively, shall refuse or neglect to render such Account, or pay the Money remaining in his or their Hands as aforesaid, he or they so neglecting or refusing, shall be liable to such Distress, Penalty and other Remedy for enforcing such Account or Payment as Overseers of the Poor are in like Cases by Law now liable unto."

Pr. 7. L. 18. After ("and") insert ("for better Management of the Poor of the said Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth")

L. 22. Leave out ("of Saint Mary, Lambeth")

Pr. 9. L. 13. Leave out from ("Realm") to ("and") in Press 10. Line 22.

Pr. 11. L. 4. Leave out ("have") and insert ("receive")

Pr. 12. L. 36. Leave out ("moderate Correction")

Pr. 13. L. 2. Leave out from ("notwithstanding") to ("and") in Press 19. Line 34. and insert Clause (E) ("And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That Two of the present Overseers of the Poor for the said Parish shall or may be by virtue of this Act, discharged by an Order of Vestry at a Meeting to be held in pursuance of this Act in the Week immediately preceding the Michaelmas Day next after the passing this Act, at which Time Two others shall be chosen in their Stead according to the Mode hitherto used in the said Parish, and who shall continue in such Office for the Space of One Year then next ensuing; and in the Easter Week then next after the other Two of the present Overseers shall be discharged from their said Office and Two others chosen and appointed in their Stead to serve for One Year then next ensuing; and from thenceforth ever afterwards Two such Overseers shall be chosen in Easter Week to serve such Office for One Year, and Two in the Week next before Michaelmas to serve the said Office for the like Period; any Usage or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.")

Pr. 20. L. 4 and 5. Leave out from ("notwithstanding") to ("Provided") in Press 22. Line 7.

Pr. 22. L. 19. Leave out ("in") and insert ("or if necessary the Parish Church of")

L. 20. Leave out from ("Parish") to ("and") in Press 28. Line 24.

Pr. 28. L. 29. Leave out from ("Monies") to ("by") in Line 30. and insert ("which shall come to the Hands of the Treasurer or Treasurers to be appointed")

In the Title of the Bill:

L. 1. Leave out ("ascertaining and") and insert ("better") and in the same Line after ("collecting") insert ("and securing")

L. 2. after ("Rate") insert ("and other Rates") and in the same Line leave out ("for better")

L. 4. Leave out ("for other Purposes therein mentioned") and insert ("for newly regulating the Election of Overseers of the Poor within the said Parish")"

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

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Compensation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, purchased in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament 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 Fitzwilliam reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Portsmouth Docks Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the further securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Portsmouth; and for the more safe and convenient carrying on of His Majesty's Gunpowder Works and Mills near the Town of Faversham."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Malt Duty Composition Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away from the Commissioners of Excise in England and Scotland the Power of compounding with Persons making Malt, not to sell, but to be consumed in their own private Families."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

African Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa," and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies, as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, together with all the Property, Estate and Effects of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements, and their Dependencies, in His Majesty; and for securing, extend ing and improving the Trade to Africa; and for vesting James Fort in the River Gambia, and its Dependencies, and all other the British Forts and Settlements between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; and for securing and regulating the Trade to Africa."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Whitechapel Pavin, Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and regulating Church Lane, in and near the Parishes of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and Saint George, in the County of Middlesex, and several other Streets, Avenues and Places within the same Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and preventing Annoyances therein; and for enabling the Inhabitants of the said Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, to raise Money to defray the Expences incurred in repairing the Parish Church," 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Kaye against Brucre.

The Answer of Goulston Bruere, to the Appeal of Joseph Kaye, was this Day brought in.

Lambeth Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poor's Rate, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Whitechapel Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and regulating Church Lane, in and near the Parishes of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and Saint George, in the County of Middlesex, and several other Streets, Avenues and Places within the same Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and preventing Annoyances therein; and for enabling the Inhabitants of the said Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, to raise Money to defray the Expences incurred in repairing the Parish Church."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Portsmouth and Chatham Docks Compensation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, purchased in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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.

Portsmouth Docks Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the further securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Portsmouth, and for the more safe and convenient carrying on His Majesty's Gunpowder Works and Mills near the Town of Faversham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Malt Duty Composition Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away from the Commissioners of Excise in England and Scotland, the Power of compounding with Persons making Malt, not to sell, but to be consumed in their own private Families."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

African Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa;" and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies, as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, together with all the Property, Estate and Effects of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements and their Dependencies in His Majesty; and for securing, extending and improving the Trade to Africa; and for vesting James Fort in the River Gambia, and its Dependencies, and all other the British Forts and Settlements between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; and for securing and regulating the Trade to Africa."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Kaye against Bruere.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Joseph Kaye is Appellant, and Goulston Bruere is Respondent."

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Waggons, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Waggons, Wains, Carts and other such Carriages not charged with any Duty under the Management of the Commissioners of Excise;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dominica Free Port Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue so much of Two Acts made in the Six and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica, for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes as relates to the Island of Dominica;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Public Accounts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foreign Spirits Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the illegal Importation of Foreign Spirits, and for putting a Stop to the private Distillation of British made Spirituous Liquors; for explaining such Part of the Act imposing a Duty upon Male Servants, as relates to the Right of Appeal from the Justices of the Peace; to amend and rectify a Mistake in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, with respect to the Removal of Tea from one Part of this Kingdom to other Parts thereof; and for preventing vexatious Actions against Officers of Excise, acting in pursuance of the Authority given by Excise Statutes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, George Viscount Townshend, and Augustus Viscount Keppel, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first at the Table delivered in Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Burials, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjutant General's, &c. Franking Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Adjutant General of His Majesty's Forces, and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, "That the Reverend Mr. Green be called in."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protests thereupon.

1st. "Because whether a Bill be brought in by order of the House or by an Individual Member, yet if the Propriety of its passing into a Law depend on the Truth or Falsehood of certain Allegations, there can be no Impropriety in hearing Evidence as to the Matter of Fact.

2dly. "Because, however it may be consistent with the compassionate Feelings of the House, to take any Facts for granted, on which it is meant to ground an Act of Humanity, yet it is doubtless more consistent with its Dignity and Wisdom to have them established by Evidence; more especially as it was so strongly urged in Debate by the Side, which opposed the Admission of Evidence; that Compassion to Debtors might be Cruelty, and even Injustice to their Creditors.

"Effingham."

Then it was moved, "That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to this Day Two Months."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Because after admitting in Debate, that the Facts on which any Bill rests, are in some Degree true, and refusing to hear Evidence as to the Extent to which they are true, it seems hard to reject such Bill without shewing that the Provisions of it are not properly applicable to the Facts so admitted.

"Effingham."

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to this Day Two Months.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Portland.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Fraser and Maxton against Walsh et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Simon Fraser, Merchant in London, and John Maxton, Cashier to the Perth United Company, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 2d of July 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, 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 Walsh, Francis Barlow and Alexander Gerard Esquires, Trustees for the Deed of Trust Creditors of the York Buildings Company, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Walsh, Francis Barlow and Alexander Gerard Esquires, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 5th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Simon Fraser Merchant and another, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Adjutant General's, &c. Franking Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Adjutant General of His Majesty's Forces, and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

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

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

Public Accounts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

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.

Burials, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings."

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.

Waggons, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other such Carriages, not charged with any Duty under the Management of the Commissioners of Excise."

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.

Jackson against Powell in Error.

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

Ralph Jackson is Plaintiff,
and
Evan Powell Esquire is Defendant.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dominica Free Ports Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue so much of Two Acts made in the Sixth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica, for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes as relates to the Island of Dominica."

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.

Exchequer Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gilpin or Power's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effectuate a Partition or Division of certain Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, heretofore the Estates of Jonathan Power Esquire deceased," and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Foreign Spirits Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the illegal Importation of Foreign Spirits, and for putting a Stop to the private Distillation of British made Spirituous Liquors; for explaining such Part of the Act imposing a Duty upon Male Servants, as relates to the Right of Appeal from the Justices of the Peace; to amend and rectify a Mistake in an Act of the last Session of Parliament with respect to the Removal of Tea from one Part of this Kingdom to other Parts thereof; and for preventing vexatious Actions against Officers of Excise acting in pursuance of the Authority given by Excise Statutes."

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.

Petitions of Distillers of London and Bristol against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, Distillers and Rectifiers of Spirits in the City of London and Neighbourhood thereof, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Distillers and Rectifiers of Spirits resident within the City of Bristol, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill, and praying to be heard by themselves or Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, "That the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands; and that they may have such further and other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Comes Carlisle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Portland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

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

Public Accounts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjutant General's, &c. Franking Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Adjutant General of His Majesty's Forces and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Burials, &c. Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births and Christenings."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Waggons, &c. Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to his Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other such Carriages not charged with any Duty under the Management of the Commissioners of Excise."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer Regulation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer."

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.

Nelson against Wright and Dupree in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Thomas Nelson is Plaintiff, and Stephen Wright and Noah Dupree are Defendants:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Flax and Cotton Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ld. Rodney's Annuity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity on George Lord Rodney, and the Two next Persons to whom the Barony of Rodney shall descend, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by the said George Lord Rodney to His Majesty and the Public;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

General Eliot's Annuity Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Burgoyne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Right Honourable Sir George Augustus Eliott, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

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

Smalts, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as took off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts; and for granting Relief to the Owners or Proprietors of Tobacco of the Growth of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, which shall not be worth the Duties imposed thereon by an Act of the last Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corn Exportation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Exportation of Corn, Grain or Meal with a Bounty, during the Operation of Two Acts, passed in this present Session of Parliament, for allowing the Importation of Corn;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Foreign Spirits Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the illegal Importation of Foreign Spirits, and for putting a Stop to the private Distillation of British made Spirituous Liquors; for explaining such Part of the Act, imposing a Duty upon Male Servants, as relates to the Right of Appeal from the Justices of the Peace; to amend and rectify a Mistake in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, with respect to the Removal of Tea from one Part of this Kingdom to other Parts thereof; and for preventing vexatious Actions against Officers of Excise acting in pursuance of the Authority given by Excise Statutes;" and for hearing Counsel against the same:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East India Company's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Fletcher and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, by allowing further Time for the Payment of certain Sums due, and to become due, to the Public; and by advancing to the said Company, on the Terms therein mentioned, a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and to enable the said Company to make a Dividend of Four Pounds per Centum to the Proprietors at Christmas One thousand seven hundred and eightythree; and to regulate the future Payment of Debentures of Drawbacks on East India Goods;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

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

Exchequer further Loans Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burials, &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births and Christenings."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waggons, &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other such Carriages, not charged with any Duty under the Management of the Commissioners of Excise."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Public Accounts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foreign Spirits Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the illegal Importation of Foreign Spirits; and for putting a Stop to the private Distillation of British made Spirituous Liquors; for explaining such Part of the Act, imposing a Duty upon Male Servants, as relates to the Right of Appeal from the Justices of the Peace; to amend and rectify a Mistake in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, with respect to the Removal of Tea from one Part of this Kingdom to other Parts thereof; and for preventing vexatious Actions against Officers of Excise acting in pursuance of the Authority given by Excise Statutes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Adjutant General's, &c. Franking Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Adjutant General of His Majesty's Forces, and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, 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.

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

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

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

Exchequer Regulation Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Flax and Cotton Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton 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.

L. Rodney's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity on George Lord Rodney and the Two next Persons to whom the Barony of Rodney shall descend, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by the said George Lord Rodney to His Majesty and the Public."

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

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

General Eliott's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Right Honourable Sir George Augustus Eliott Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country."

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-three; 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.

Corn Exportation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Exportation of Corn, Grain or Meal with a Bounty, during the Operation of Two Acts passed in this present Session of Parliament, for allowing the Importation of Corn."

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.

East India Company's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, by allowing further Time for the Payment of certain Sums due, and to become due, to the Public, and by advancing to the said Company, on the Terms therein mentioned, a certain Sum of Money to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and to enable the said Company to make a Dividend of Four Pounds per Centum to the Proprietors at Christmas One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three; and to regulate the future Payment of Debentures of Drawbacks on East India Goods."

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.

Smalts Duty, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as took off the Duties payable upon the Importation of that Species of Blue called Smalts; and for granting Relief to the Owners or Proprietors of Tobacco of the Growth of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, which shall not be worth the Duties imposed thereon by an Act of the last 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.

Civil List Debt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, to pay off and discharge the Debts due and owing on the Civil List;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Loyalists Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties and Professions, during the late unhappy Diffentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine and Sugar Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Frauds in the landing and removing of Wine in this Kingdom, and to prevent the relanding of resined Sugar entered for Exportation, to obtain the Drawback or Bounty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coffee and Cocoa Nuts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further encouraging the Growth of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts in His Majesty's Islands and Plantations in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Muslins, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Duties and Drawbacks upon plain Muslins, unrated Muslins and Calicoes, and Nanquin Cloths;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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