House of Lords Journal Volume 37
November 1783 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: November 1783 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 10-15. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116738 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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November 1783 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Novembris 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Temple.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Thurlow.

PRAYERS.

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

Kaye against Bruere:

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause upon the Appeal of Joseph Kaye, complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 30th of May 1783, and praying that the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem meet; to which Appeal Goulston Bruere is Respondent:

Counsel appeared for the said Respondent, but none appearing for the Appellant, the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Appeal dismissed with Costs.

Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

McClure and McCree against Paterson et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs McClure and McCree, Merchants in Ayr; complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 9th of August 1776, and the 27th of February, the 11th of March, and 7th of July 1779; 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 Paterson, and William McCulloch of Chapelrossan, Isobel Young, the Widow of Gabriel McCormick deceased, and Margaret Agnes, John Isobel, and James McCormick, and their Tutors and Curators, if they any have, Executors, and as representing the said Gabriel McCormick, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Paterson, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 19th Day of December 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 a Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messrs. McClure and McCree, Merchants in Ayr, 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.

Kennett against Crawford:

Upon reading the Petition of William Crawford, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Robert Kennett 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.

Jackson against Powell, in Error.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Ralph Jackson is Plaintiff, and Evan Powell Esquire is Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Novembris 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

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

Fraser et al. against Walsh et al.

The Answer of John Walsh Esquire, and others, to the Appeal of Simon Fraser Esquire, and others, was this Day brought in.

Mitchell and Gay against Rodney and Vaughan;

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Writ of Error, wherein John Mitchell and John Gay are Plaintiffs, and Sir George Brydges Rodney, Baronet, (now Lord Rodney) and the Honourable John Vaughan, are Defendants: And for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question of Law proposed to them on Tuesday last:

Judge's Opinions delivered:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinions upon the said Question.

That the Plaintiffs are not entitled to recover "upon this Special Verdict"—And gave his Reasons.

Whereupon,

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Affirmed.

"Whereas by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Error returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King's Bench was brought into this House the 3d of February 1783, wherein John Mitchell and John Gay are Plaintiffs, and Sir George Brydges Rodney Baronet, (now Lord Rodney) and the Honourable John Vaughan, are Defendants; and Counsel having been heard as well on Friday the 14th, Monday the 17th, as Tuesday the 18th of this Instant November, to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error, and the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present being delivered upon a Point of Law to them proposed, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause; It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judgement given in the said Court of King's Bench, be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And that the Record be remitted."

The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record is as follows; (videlicet)

"But because the Court of Parliament aforesaid, now here, is not yet advised what Judgement to give of and concerning the Premises, Day is therefore given as well to the said John Mitchell and John Gay, as to the said Sir George Brydges Rodney, (now Lord Rodney,) and the said John Vaughan, until Monday the 24th Day of November following, to hear their Judgement thereof, on which Day, before the same Court of Parliament at Westminster aforesaid assembled, comes as well the said John Mitchell and John Gay, as the said Lord Rodney and John Vaughan, in their proper Persons; whereupon the said Court of Par liament now here, having seen and fully understood all and singular the Premises, and having diligently examined and inspected as well the Record and Process aforesaid, as all things touching the same, it appears to the same Court of Parliament here, that neither in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, nor in giving of the Judgment aforesaid, there is any Error, and that the Record is in no ways vitious or defective; Therefore, it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgment aforesaid be in all things affirmed, and stand in full Force, Strength, and Effect, in all Things; the Causes and Matters by the said John Mitchell and John Gay, above assigned for Error in any wise notwithstanding: And thereupon the said Record, and also the Process respecting the Premises, had in the same Court of Parliament by the said Court of Parliament, are remitted to the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King Himself wheresoever, &c."

Charteris against Sir A. Hope:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Francis Charteris, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 14th of January 1783, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 27th of February 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom shall seem meet: And that Sir Archibald Hope may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Archibald Hope may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dunn to enterinto Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Dunn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Honourable Francis Charteris, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Dunn may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Pensions granted since April 1783, List of, delivered.

The House being informed, That Mr. Cotton from the Treasury attended;

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of the 22d Year of His present Majesty,

A List of Pensions granted to Persons since the 5th of April 1783, who have served the Crown in foreign Courts, made out pursuant to the Directions of an Act," intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List:"

Also, "A List of Pensions, together with the Names of the Persons to whom the same are granted, since the 5th Day of April 1783, made out pursuant to the directions of the said Act."

And then he withdrew:

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Jackson against Powell, in Error. Petition of one of the Bail for a Nonpros.

Upon reading the Petition of John Lee of Fleet-Street, Haberdasher, one of the Bail in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Ralph Jackson is Plaintiff, and Evan Powell Esquire, Defendant, which stands appointed for hearing on Wednesday next; setting forth, "That final Judgement having been obtained against the Plaintiff, at the Suit of the above-named Defendant, in the Court of King's Bench, in Trinity Term last, for 137l. 10s. 0d. Debt and Costs, a Writ of Error in Parliament was brought thereon, and the Plaintiff being then a Linen Draper in considerable Business, and for aught the Petitioner knew to the contrary, of good Repute, he prevailed on the Petitioner who had had Dealings with him in Business to become one of his Bail therein, which he from Motives of disinterested Friendship alone complied with, being wholly ignorant of the Plaintiff's Circumstances, or the Reasons which induced him to take such Step: That a few Days since the Plaintiff in Error became a Bankrupt, which greatly alarmed the Petitioner, and especially when he only heard on Friday last, that no Steps had been taken by the Plaintiff, or his Agent, to withdraw his Assignment of Errors, but suffered the Agent for the Defendant to bring it to its present Crisis, which he never would have done, had the Bail not been responsible: That the Petitioner having since consulted a Gentleman of the Law how he should act, did, in pursuance of the Advice he received, immediately thereupon send his Agent to the Solicitor for the Defendant with an Offer to deposit the Debt, together with the Costs to that time in his Hands, in case he would make out an Account thereof, and also provided he would use his Endeavours to get a proportionable Share thereof from the other Bail, who was also equally liable, with which Request the Defendant's said Solicitor refused to comply, being, as it is presumed, desirous to bring this Cause to a hearing, in order thereby to obtain extraordinary Costs." And therefore praying their Lordships, "That as the Plaintiff in Error is a Bankrupt, and the Petitioner now liable to the Debt and Costs (without any Relief under the Commission issued against the said Plaintiff) that the Defendant in Error may be ordered to enter a Nonpros on the said Writ with such Costs, as under the present Circumstances of the Case shall appear reasonable, or that the Petitioner may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom and Justice, shall seem meet."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Appeals left with Clerk to be read next Sitting Day.

It being proposed to adjourn beyond the time limited by their Lordships' standing Order for presenting Appeals, (being Fourteen Days from the First Day of every Session):

It is Ordered, That all such Appeals as shall be left at the Parliament Office with the Clerk within the Time limited by the said Standing Order, during the Adjournment of the House, be read the next Sitting Day of the House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Novembris, 1803.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Vis. Sormont, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Temple.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Cardiff.

PRAYERS.

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

Pincke & Thornycroft against Thornycroft.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alured Pincke Esquire, and Ann Thornycroft, Spinster, complaining of a Decree or Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery of the 2d of July 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied, 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 Edward Thornycroft of Preestbury, in the County Palatine of Chester, Esquire, Ann Thornycroft, and Eleanor Thornycroft, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Thornycroft, Ann Thornycroft, and Eleanor Thornycroft, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 10th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Solicitor or Clerk in Court of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

Worsleys' against Marchioness of Tweedale et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Worsley and Robert Worsley Esquires, complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 28th of March 1783, made in two certain Causes, in the one of which, The Right Honourable Henry Frederick Carteret, late Thynne Esquire, was Plaintiff, and the Right Honourable George William Earl of Coventry, The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth and others were Defendants, and in the other of which Causes The Most Honourable Frances Marchioness Dowager of Tweedale was Plaintiff, and the said James Worsley and Robert Worsley Esquires, the said Henry Frederick Carteret, the Honourable George Thynne, the Honourable Thomas Thynne, and Frances Hay Spinster, Infants, by their Guardian, were Defendants; and praying, "That so much of the said Decree as directs an Account to be taken of the Rents and Profits of the Premises therein mentioned, comprized in the Term of twenty-one Years, created by the Testator's Will, may be reversed, and to dismiss the said last mentioned Bill, so far as the same relates to the Petitioners, or that their Lordships will make such other Order in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet: "And that the said Frances Marchioness Dowager of Tweedale, Henry Frederick Carteret, George Thynne, Thomas Thynne, and Frances Hay, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Marchioness Dowager of Tweedale, and the said several other Persons last named may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 10th Day of December next.

Jones to enter into Recognizance on Pincke's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Gilbert Jones, of Salisbury Court, Fleet-Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alured Pincke Esquire, and Ann Thornycroft, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:"

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

Grant against Donaldson & Cumming.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Grant junior, Writer in Edinburgh; complaining of four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 27th of February, 10th of March, and 17th of November 1778, and 19th of January 1779; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet;" and that Robert Donaldson, Writer to the Signet, and John Cumming, Messenger, in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Donaldson, and John Cumming, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 24th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents for the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Stewart against Stewart.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Stewart of Gairth Esquire, eldest Son of William Stewart, late of Gairth, deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of June 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet;" and that Ann Stewart of Inchgairth, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Ann Stewart may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 24th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

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

Splitgerber and Fridag's Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing John Christian Splitgerber, and Sebastian Fridag;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Jackson against Powell:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Petition presented to this House on Monday last, of John Lee, of Fleet-Street, Haberdasher, stating himself in the said Petition to be one of the Bail for Ralph Jackson, Plaintiff, in a Writ of Error which stands appointed for hearing this Day, to which Evan Powell Esquire, is Defendant; praying their Lordships, "That as the Plaintiff in Error is a Bankrupt, and the Petitioner now liable to the Debt and Costs, (without any Relief under the Commission issued against the said Plaintiff,) that the Defendant in Error may be ordered to enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, with such Costs as under the present Circumstances of the Case shall appear reasonable."

Whereupon, The Agent for the Petitioner, and also the Agent for the Defendant were called in and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn,

Writ of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

Ordered, That the Defendant in Error 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 Sixty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

East India Affairs, Accounts, &c. relative to Ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Nett-Produce of the Territorial and other Revenues collected in the Government of Bengal, from May 1771 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, distinguishing each Year."

"An Account of the Civil and Military Expences of Bengal, for the same Period, distinguishing each Year."

"An Account of the Bond and other Debts of the East India Company in Bengal, and also of the Balances in the Treasury in each Year, from May 1771 to the latest Period, to which the same can be made up."

"The like Account for Madras."

"Ditto for Bombay."

"Account of the Supplies furnished by the Governor of Bengal to the Presidencies of Madras and Bombay respectively, from May 1771 to the Time of the latest Accounts received, distinguishing each Year."

"Account of the Sums furnished by the Treasury of Bengal, for or towards the Supply of an Investment of Goods sent to England from May 1771 to 1781, inclusive, distinguishing each Year."

"Account of the Sums furnished by the Treasury of Bengal for the Purchase of Goods in China, or remitted there on account of the East India Company, from May 1771 to the Time of the latest Advices, distinguishing each Year."

"Account of the Cost of the Investment of Goods sent from Bengal, for the Supply of the Years 1782 and 1783, and of the Manner in which the same was defrayed or advanced."

"Copies or Extracts of Letters from the GovernorGeneral, or the Governor-General and Council, relative to the said Investments."

"Account of Bills drawn on the East India Company, by their Servants abroad, from May 1771 to the Time of the last Advices, distinguishing each Year."

"Bengal Consultations of the 10th of August 1778, together with the Estimate laid before the Counsel on that Day, of the Resources and Disbursements to the 30th of April 1779."

"Account of the extraordinary Sums received by the Treasury of Bengal from the 1st May 1778 to November 1780."

"Account of the State of the Bengal Treasury, on the 30th of November 1780."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Proceedings of the Court of Directors of the 8th May 1776."

Do. of the General Court of the 17th do. 1776."

Do. of the Court of Directors of the 16th July 1776."

Do. Do. 31st do. 1776."

Do. Do. 7th August 1776."

"Papers printed by the Court of Directors intituled, Papers ordered to be printed pursuant to a Resolution of the General Court of the 20th November 1776."

"Postscript to Court's Letter to Bengal, dated 25th of October 1776, dated 30th of October 1776."

"Copy of a Letter from General Clavering and Mr. Francis to the Court of Directors, dated 28th June 1777."

"Copy of a Letter from the Governor-General to the Court of Directors, dated 15th August 1777."

"Court's Letter to Bengal, dated 23d December 1778. Paragraph 21 to 39."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Extract of Bengal Secret Consultations, 26th June 1780."

"Letter from the Governor-General to the Court of Directors, dated 29th November 1780."

"Court's Letter to Bengal, dated 25th January 1782. Paragraph 127 to 130."

"Extract of Bengal Secret Consultations, 9th January 1781."

"Letter from the Governor-General to the Secret Committee of the Court of Directors, dated Patna, 20th January 1782."

"Letter from ditto to ditto, dated the 22d May 1782, with two Enclosures."

"Letter from ditto to ditto, dated the 16th December 1782."

"Court's Letter to Bengal, dated the 28th December 1778."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Extract of Bengal Revenue Consultations, the 14th May 1772."

"Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 3d November 1772."

"Secret Letter from Bengal, dated 13th April 1772. Paragraph 3 to 6."

"General Letter from Bengal, dated 5th September 1772. Paragraph 7 to 18."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Bengal Revenue Consultations, 23d November 1773."

"Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 31st December 1773. Paragraph 15."

"Letter to Bengal, dated 3d March 1775. Paragraph 73 to 106."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Revenue Consultations, 1st November 1776."

Ditto, 5th November, ditto."

Ditto, 12th ditto, ditto."

Ditto, 29th ditto, ditto."

Ditto, 3d December, ditto."

Ditto, 6th ditto, ditto."

Ditto, 20th ditto, ditto."

Ditto, 27th ditto, ditto."

Ditto, 10th January, 1777."

"Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 25th November 1776. Paragraph 11 to 15."

"Court's Orders of 4th July 1777. Paragraph 36 to 47."

Ditto, 30th January 1778. Paragraph 60 to 63."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated the 5th May 1781. Paragraph 18 to 43."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 29th November 1780. Paragraph 12 to 20."

Ditto, 5th May, 1781. Paragraph 48 to 54."

Ditto, 1st September, 1781. Paragraph 28 to 33."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Bengal Secret Consultations, 4th January 1781."

"Secret Letter from Bengal, dated 7th January 1781. Paragraph 3 to 7."

"Court's Letter to Bengal, dated 25th January 1782. Paragraph 67."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Secret Letter to Bengal, dated 3d March 1775. Paragraph 49 to 51."

"Copy of the Court's Letter to Bengal, dated 7th March 1775."

"Separate General Letter to Bengal, dated 7th March 1775. Paragraph 1 to 13."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Copy of the Governor-General's Minute on the Court's Orders of 14th February 1779, relative to Mahomed Reza Cawn entered on Bengal General Consultations, 23d November 1779."

"Copy of a Minute of Mr. Barwell on the Court's Orders of 30th January 1778, relative to Mr. Fouke entered on Bengal General Consultations of 20th July 1778."

"Copy of a Minute of Mr. Barwell on the Subject of the Court's Orders of 4th March 1778, entered on Bengal Military Consultations, of the 6th October 1778."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Extract of the Minutes of the Court of Directors of the 15th August and 19th September 1781, so far as they relate to the Appointment of Messrs. Stuart and Sulivan to be Provisional Members of the Supreme Council.

"Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 21st March 1775. Paragraph 28 to 32, and 38, and 39."

"Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 16th May 1775. Paragraph 45."

"Extract of the separate Proceedings of the Governor-General and Council in their Revenue Department of the 12th May 1775, so far as they relate to the Honourable Charles Stuart."

"No. 3, in the Revenue Packet, per Northumberland."

"Revenue Consultations, 29th May 1775."

"Revenue Letter from Bengal, dated 3d August 1775. Paragraph 5 and 6."

"Extract of Fort. St. George General Consultations of the 5th December 1780, so far as relates to Mr. Stephen Sulivan."

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Letter to the Court of Directors from General Clavering, Colonel Monson, and Mr. Francis, 30th November 1774."

"Letter to the Court of Directors from the Governor General, 3d December 1774, together with his Appeal to them of the same Date."

"Mr. Barwell's Minute of the 8th of December 1774."

"Minutes and Proceedings of the Court of Directors, and of the Proprietors on the Subject of the said Letters, from the 10th November to the 6th December 1775, inclusive."

"Letter from the Directors to the Governor-General and Council of Bengal, 15th December 1775."

"Extract of Bengal Secret Consultations, 15th March 1783, on Minute delivered by Sir Eyre Coote."

American Trade, Address for Papers relative to.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty to desire, that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to direct that there be laid before this House, Copies of all Orders in Council issued in pursuance of the Powers given by an Act of Parliament of the last Session intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States."

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, secundum diem Decembris jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.