House of Lords Journal Volume 36
July 1783 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: July 1783 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 724-732. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116734 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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July 1783 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Flax and Cotton Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

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."

L. Rodney's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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."

General Eliott's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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."

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-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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."

Smalts Duty, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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."

Corn Exportation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 eighty-three; and to regulate the future Payment of Debentures of Drawbacks on East India Goods."

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."

American Loyalists Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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

Civil List Debt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Coffee and Cocoa Nuts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further encouraging the Growth of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts in His Majesty's Islands and Plantations in America."

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

Muslins, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Duties and Drawbacks upon plain Muslins, unrated Muslins, and Callicoes and Nanquin Cloths."

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

Wine and Sugar Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Frauds in the landing and removing of Wine in this Kingdom, and to prevent the relanding of refined Sugar entered for Exportation, to obtain the Drawback or Bounty."

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

Jackson against Powell in Error.

A Petition of Evan Powell Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Ralph Jackson is Plaintiff, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner apprehends the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay, and to harrass and oppress the Petitioner with Intent to prevent him from having the Effect of his Judgement during the present Session of Parliament; and therefore praying their Lordships will be pleased to appoint a short Day for the said Plaintiff in Error to assign Error or Errors in the said Cause, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order in the Premises for his Relief, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Plaintiff in Error do assign Errors in Two Days.

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 Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord President 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 to His Majesty several additional and new Duties upon stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and also for repealing certain Exemptions from the Stamp Duties." "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." "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Stage Coaches, and other Carriages therein mentioned." "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." "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings." "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." "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." "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." An Act to enable the Adjutant General of His Majesty's Forces and the Comptroller of Army Accounts, to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage." "An Act to allow the Drawback of the whole Duty of Customs upon the Exportation of Rice." "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom." "An Act for the Sale of Prize Goods secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, for which the Duties are not paid, or the Goods exported within a limited Time." An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer." "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." 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." "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." "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 Parliament." "An Act for further continuing so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of the Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same," as relates to restraining the said Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from alienating or otherwise disposing of their respective real Estates." 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." "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." 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." "An Act to effectuate a Partition or Division of certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in the County of Wilts, heretofore the Eilates of Jonathan Power Esquire, deceased." 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 Alexander Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, and Our trusty and well-beloved Sir William Henry Ashurst Knight, One of Our Justices assigned to hold Pleas before Us, and Sir Beaumont Hotham Knight, One of the Barons of Our Court of Exchequer, Our Commissioners for the Custody of Our Great Seal 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 well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor David Viscount Stormont President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Henry Duke of Portland, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, George Duke of Montagu, Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl of Dartmouth, Steward of Our Houshold; Francis Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; 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, and Augustus Viscount Keppel, and the said Alexander Lord Loughborough; 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 Eleventh Day of July, in the Twenty-third 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 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 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."

2. "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."

3. "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Stage Coaches, and other Carriages therein mentioned."

4. "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."

5. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings."

6. "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 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."

7. "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."

8. "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."

9. "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."

10. "An Act to allow the Drawback of the whole Duty of Customs upon the Exportation of Rice."

11. "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

12. "An Act for the Sale of Prize Goods secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, for which the Duties are not paid, or the Goods exported within a limited Time."

13. "An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer."

14. "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."

15. "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."

16. "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."

17. "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 Misdemeanours 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 Parliament."

18. "An Act for further continuing so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same," as relates to restraining the said Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet and Peter Perring Esquire, from alienating or otherwise disposing of their respective Real Estates."

19. "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."

20. "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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

21. "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."

22. "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."

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.

Dominica Free Port Bill.

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

Moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

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

Civil List Debt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Lift."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East India Company's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Flax and Cotton Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wine and Sugar Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Frauds in the landing and removing of Wine in this Kingdom; and to prevent the relanding of refined Sugar, entered for Exportation, to obtain the Drawback or Bounty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coffee and Cocoa Nuts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further encouraging the Growth of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts in His Majesty's Islands and Plantations in America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Smalts Duty, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Muslins Duty, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Duties and Drawbacks upon plain Muslins, unrated Muslins and Callicoes, and Nanquin Cloths."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Loyalists Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corn Exportation Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Nine preceding Bills.

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

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

Writs of Error delivered:

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

Jackson against Hankinson and Haydock:

In the First of which,

Ralph Jackson is Plaintiff,
and
John Hankinson and James Haydock are Desendants.

Plimley against Bowles:

In the Second,
Thomas Plimley Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
George Bowles Gentleman is Defendant.

Potter against Weatherall et al.:

In the Third,

Christopher Potter Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Weatherall the Elder and others, are Defendants.

Reynolds against Scott:

In the Fourth,

John Reynolds Gentleman is Plaintiff,
and
Samuel Scott Esquire is Defendant.

Johnson against Jenkins:

In the Fifth,
John Johnson is Plaintiff,
and
James Jenkins is Defendant.

Wynne against Longman and Broderip:

In the Sixth,
George Wynne is Plaintiff,
and
James Longman and Francis Fane Broderip are Defendants.

Johnson against Mann:

In the Seventh,
John Johnson is Plaintiff,
and
Richard Mann is Defendant.

Gentil against Carne:

In the Eighth,
John Henry Gentil is Plaintiff,
and
Richard Carne is Defendant.

Kennett against Crawford:

In the Ninth,
Robert Kennett is Plaintiff,
and
William Crawford is Defendant.

Johnson against Baillie.

And in the last,
John Johnson is Plaintiff,
and
James Baillie Esquire is Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Julii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Comes Carlisle, C. P. S.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

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

Robertson against Henderson and Kemp.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Katherine Robertson, formerly McLean, one of the Legatees under the Will of Captain John McLean in the Service of the East India Company, her Brother deceased and Wife to John Robertson of the City of Edinburgh Gentleman, and of the said John Robertson her Husband for his Interest; complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Justice Clerk Ordinary in Scotland, of the 14th of December 1778, the 4th of March and 4th of August 1779, and 20th of January 1780; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Stonefield Ordinary there, of the 26th of July and 18th of December 1781, and 26th of June 1783; 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 Helen Henderson Wife of George Kemp, and the said George Kemp her Husband may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Helen Henderson and George Kemp her Husband 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 12th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel, Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

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 Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Loughborough on his Left, commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The 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 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." 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 Cenium 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 (fn. 1) ." "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." "An Act for altering the Duties and Drawbacks upon Plain Muslins, Unrated Muslins, and Callicoes and Nanquin Cloths." 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 Dissentions in America, in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government." "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain." An Act for the better preventing Frauds in the landing and removing of Wine in this Kingdom; and to prevent the relanding of refined Sugar entered for Exportation, to obtain the Drawback or Bounty." 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." An Act for the further encouraging the Growth of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts in His Majesty's Islands and Plantations in America." 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 thenceforth 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 Alexander Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, and Our trusty and well-beloved Sir William Henry Ashurst Knight, One of Our Justices assigned to hold Pleas before Us, and Sir Beaumont Hotham Knight, One of the Barons of Our Court of Exchequer, Our Commissioners for the Custody of Our Great Seal 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 well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor David Viscount Stormont, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and rightwell-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Henry Duke of Portland; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; George Duke of Montagu; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl of Dartmouth, Steward of Our Household; Francis Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; 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, and Augustus Viscount Keppel, and the said Alexander Lord Loughborough, 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 Fifteenth Day of July, in the Twenty-third 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 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 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."

2. "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."

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

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

3. "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."

4. "An Act for altering the Duties and Drawbacks upon Plain Muslins, unrated Muslins and Callicoes, and Nanquin Cloths."

5. "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 Dissentions in America, in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

6. "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

7. "An Act for the better preventing Frauds in the landing and removing of Wine in this Kingdom; and to prevent the relanding of refined Sugar, entered for Exportation, to obtain the Drawback or Bounty."

8. "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."

9. "An Act for further encouraging the Growth of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts in His Majesty's Islands and Plantations in America."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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-three; 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.

L. Rodney's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

General Eliott's Annuity Bills.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 16o Julii 1783.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Comes Carlisle, C.P.S.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Portland.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day, Edward Lord Bishop of Saint David's, and Christopher Lord Bishop of Bristol took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

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.

Brantingham against De Gruchy et al. in Error.

Thomas Brantingham is Plaintiff,
and
Philip De Gruchy and others are Defendants.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to Robe.

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 Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

Bills passed;

1. "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."

2. "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."

3. "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 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."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

The advanced Season of the Year requires some Remission from your long and laborious Attention to the Public Service. The Exigencies of that Service may oblige Me to call you together again at an early Period; and I persuade Myself, from My uniform Experience of your Affection to Me, and your Zeal for the Public Good, that you will chearfully submit to a temporary Inconvenience for the permanent Advantage of your Country.

"The Consideration of the Affairs of the East Indies, will require to be resumed as early as possible, and to be pursued with a serious and unremitting Attention.

"I expected to have had the Satisfaction of acquainting you before the End of the Session, that the Terms of Pacification were definitively settled; but the complicated State of the Business in Discussion, has unavoidably protracted the Negotiation. I have, however, every Reason to believe, from the Dispositions shewn by the several Powers concerned, that they are perfectly well inclined to such a Conclusion as may secure the Blessings of Peace, so much and so equally to be desired by all Parties.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I thank you for the Supplies you have so liberally granted for the Public Service; for facilitating My Arrangements towards a separate Establishment for the Prince of Wales, and for enabling Me, without any new Burthen on My People, to discharge the Debt which remained on My Civil List.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I earnestly recommend to you an Attention towards promoting among My People in your several Countries, that Spirit of Order, Regularity, and Industry, which is the true Source of Revenue and Power in this Nation, and without which all regulations for the Improvement of the one, or the Increase of the other, will have no Effect."

Then the Earl of Mansfield, having received Directions from his Majesty, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the 9th Day of September next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the 9th Day of September next."

Footnotes

1 The Title of this Bill is entered in the Original Commission prior to the Act for granting Relief to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, &c. But the said Bill received the Royal Assent in the Order in which it stands in this Entry.