House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1784 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: March 1784 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 66-72. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116748 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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March 1784 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 22o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein James Dalrymple is Appellant, and Robert Hunter Esquire and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next, and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Newhaven Bridge Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Ouse at Newhaven, in the County of Suffix," 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."

Bradford Poor Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer, for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Newhaven Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Ouse at Newhaven, in the County of Suffix."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradford Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer, for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wright against Sir T. Burnett, et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Wright Writer in Edinburgh, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th and 11th Days of this instant March; 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 Sir Thomas Burnett Baronet and others, Trustees of Bishop Burnett's Mortification to the Marischall College of Aberdeen, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Thomas Burnett Baronet, and others, the said Trustees, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers, on or before Monday the 19th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into a Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Wright, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Andevor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Woods, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places in the Parish of Andevor, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lewes to take the name of Lloyd, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable David Edward Lewes Esquire, to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Lloyd, pursuant to the Will of Richard Lloyd late of Werne Newith, in the County of Cardigan Esquire deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Isle of Wight Carriage Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Rates for the Carriage of Passengers and Goods for Hire, to and from the Isle of Wight;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Linen Bounty Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty upon the Exportation of British and Irish Buckrams and Tilletings, British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Militia Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; and for lessening the Number of Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace, to act in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Douglas and Co:

Upon reading the Petition of David Russell Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Appellant lately brought his Appeal from an Interlocutor of the Court of Session to their Lordships, but he is now advised to withdraw the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Papists' Deeds and Wills Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers:"

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

Spalding Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln:"

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sydney.
L. Camelford.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Convicts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases, and to amend the Laws respecting the Transportation of Offenders."

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.

Scotch Protestants Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath, by certain Persons Protestants of the ancient Church of Scotland:"

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, when it shall be printed.

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

American Trade Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for pre venting 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;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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 Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Militia Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; and for lessening the Number of Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace to act in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia."

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

Linen Bounty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty upon the Exportation of British and Irish Buckrams and Tilletings, British and Irish Linens, British Calicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, stained, or dyed, in Great Britain, for a limited Time."

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

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

DIE Martis, 23o Martii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

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

Isle of Wight Carriage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Rates for the Carriage of Passengers and Goods for Hire to and from the Isle of Wight."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Temple.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Sydney.
L. Camelford.

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

Andevor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and inclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Woods, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Andevor, in the County of Southampton."

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

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

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; and for lessening the Number of Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace to act in Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Linen Bounty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty upon the Exportation of British and Irish Buckrams and Tilletings, British and Irish Linens, British Callicoes and Cottons, or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, stained or dyed, in Great Britain, for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Papists' Deeds and Wills Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Election Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Bribery and Expence in the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Andevor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Woods, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Andevor, in the County of Southampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Spalding Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown, to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Isle of Wight Carriage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Rates for the Carriage of Passengers and Goods for Hire to and from the Isle of Wight," was committed.

Andevor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Woods, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places in the Parish of Andevor, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spalding Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown, to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Isle of Weight Carriage Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Rates for the Carriage of Passengers and Goods for Hire to and from the Isle of Wight."

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 the former Messengers;

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

Davidson against Mutter.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Duncan Davidson Esquire, Merchant in London, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February and 11th of March 1784; 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 William Mutter Esquire, of Annefield, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Mutter Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Convict's Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases, and to amend the Laws respecting the Transportation of Offenders."

After some Time, the House was resumed,

And the Lord Scarsdale 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 to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases, and to amend the Laws respecting the Transportation of Offenders."

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.

Scotch Protestants' Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath by certain Persons, Protestants of the ancient Church of Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed,

And the Lord Scarsdale 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 Tomorrow.

Spitalfields Workhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for providing a Workhouse within the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Middlesex, and for raising Money for that Purpose, and to discharge Debts already contracted on account of the Poor, and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor and Treasurer of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 24o Martii 1784.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

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

Grubbe's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Hunt Grubbe Esquire and Walter Hunt Grubbe Gentleman, and after their several Deaths the Guardians of their respective Issue, to make Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Wilts and in the City of Bristol;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

D. Bolton's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Bolton, deceased, devised and settled by his Will in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Limitations limited, created and expressed in the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution a Decree and certain Orders of the High Court of Chancery, for Sale of the same Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

Bp. Norwich's Estate Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Jacob Preston Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dalrymple et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Dalrymple Esquire, and Eleanor his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children Robert Dalrymple and John Herbert Dalrymple, and also of Edward Morant Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Davidson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, of Brewer-Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Duncan Davidson Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in the Country:"

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

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;

Bills passed.

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed severally as follows; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

2. "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

3. "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four;" together with those named in two former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax, and with those named in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three."

4. "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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."

5. "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, and for lessening the Number of Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace to act in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia."

6. "An Act to continue the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty upon the Exportation of British and Irish Buckrams and Tilletings, British and Irish Linens, British Calicoes and Cottons or Cotton mixed with Linen, printed, painted, stained, or dyed, in Great Britain, for a limited Time."

7. "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

8. "An Act to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases, and to amend the Laws respecting the Transportation of Offenders."

9. "An Act for settling the Rates for the Carriage of Passengers and Goods for Hire to and from the Isle of Wight."

10. "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of a certain Piece or Parcel of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Caroline Baroness of Greenwich and her Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration."

11. "An Act for regulating and rendering more effectual the Exaction of the Statute Work, within the Shire of Edinburgh, and for authorizing the Trustees for putting in Execution several Acts, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to borrow upon the Credit of the Tolls arising within the District of Laswade, a further Sum of Money to be applied for Payment of certain Sums borrowed, on the Personal Security of the said Trustees; and for further repairing the Roads within the said District."

12. "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Ouse at Newhaven, in the County of Suffex."

13. "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer, for the better Government of the Poor of of the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts."

14. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon."

15. "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cosham, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Chichester."

16. "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Third Year of the, Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Fourteen Mile Stone in the Parish of Mothvey, to Tavern Spite, in the County of Carmarthen, and for repairing, amending, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads within the said County."

17. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

18. "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Bolton, deceased, devised and settled by his Will in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Limitations limited, created, and expressed in the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution a Decree and certain Orders of the High Court of Chancery for Sale of the same Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

19. "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement, made, between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Jacob Preston Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk."

20. "An Act to enable William Hunt Grubbe Esquire, and Walter Hunt Grubbe Gentleman, and after their several Deaths the Guardians of their respective Issue, to make Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Wilts and City of Bristol."

21. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the Manor of Leyburn and Parish of Wensley, in the North Riding of the County of York."

22. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Woods, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places in the Parish of Andevor, in the County of Southampton."

23. "An Act to enable David Edward Lewes Esquire to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Lloyd, pursuant to the Will of Richard Lloyd, late of Werne Newith, in the County of Cardigan, 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."

His Majesty's Speech.

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

My Lords and Gentlemen,

On a full Consideration of the present Situation of Affairs, and of the extraordinary Circumstances which have produced it, I am induced to put an End to this Session of Parliament: I feel it a Duty which I owe to the Constitution and to the Country, in such a Situation, to recur as speedily as possible to the Sense of My People, by calling a new Parliament.

I trust that this Measure will tend to obviate the Mischiefs arising from the unhappy Divisions and Distractions which have lately subsisted; and that the various important Objects which will require Consideration may be afterwards proceeded upon with less Interruption and with happier Effect.

"I can have no other Object but to preserve the true Principles of our free and happy Constitution, and to employ the Powers entrusted to Me by Law for the only End for which they were given—the Good of My People."

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

My Lords and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

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

Die Mercurii, 3o Februarii 1808.

Hitherto examined by us:

G. Exeter.

Walsingham.

Arden.

Anno 24o Georgii Tertii.

(fn. 1) By the KING.

A Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the Calling of another.

GEORGE R.

Whereas We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Tuesday the Sixth Day of April next: We do, for that End, publish this Our Royal Proclamation; and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly: and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, are discharged from their Meeting and Attendance on Tuesday the said Sixth Day of April next. And We being desirous and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our People, and to have their Advice in Parliament, do hereby make known to all Our loving Subjects Our Royal Will and Pleasure to call a New Parliament: And do hereby further declare, That, with the Advice of Our Privy Council, We have this Day given Order to Our Chancellor of Great Britain to issue out Writs, in due Form, for calling a New Parliament; which Writs are to bear Teste on Friday the Twenty-sixth of this Instant March, and to be returnable on Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of May following.

"Given at Our Court at the Queen's House, the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign."

"God save the King."

Footnotes

1 This Proclamation is printed and bound up with the original Journal.