House of Lords Journal Volume 37
June 1784 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: June 1784 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 89-96. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116751 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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June 1784 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Kerr.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day John Earl of Dunmore, and John Earl Kerr, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Public Accounts, Twelfth Report of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Drummond and Mr. Roe, two of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

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

And then they withdrew.

And the title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Dalton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend James Dalton Clerk, Rector of the Parish Church of Stanmore Magna, otherwise Great Stanmore, in the County of Middlesex, 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.

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. King.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Dalrymple against Hunter.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein James Dalrymple of Orangefield is Appellant, and Robert Hunter of Thurston Esquire, and others, are Respondents:

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

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day John Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, and Richard Lord Bishop of Landaff, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Ld. Sydney takes the Oaths.

This Day Thomas Lord Sydney, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes. His Lordship having first at the Table delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

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, Two Writs of Error,

In the first of which,

Freeland against Murthwaite.

Robert Freeland Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Murthwaite Esquire is Defendant.

And in the other,

Johnston against Murthwaite.

William Johnston is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Murthwaite is Defendant.

Longnor Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hungerford, and others, with a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, alloting, and enclosing the Open Fields, undivided Inclosures, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Lordship of Longnor, the Parish of Allstonfield, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Milton's Petition to receive Judges' Report after time limited.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Joseph, Lord Milton, setting sorth, "That the Petitioner has presented a Petition to their Lordships for Leave to bring in a Bill for removing the Free School from Milton to the Town of Dorchester, and for vesting a Messuage, or Tenement, Garden, and Premisses of the Petitioner, in Dorchester aforesaid, in the Feoffees, or Trustees of the said School, or their Successors, for ever, in Lieu thereof, which has been referred to Mr. Justice Ashburst, and Mr. Baron Hotham: That the Petitioner is unable to procure a Report upon his said Petition, within the Time limited by their Lordships' Order for receiving Reports from the Judges, upon Petitions for Private Bills:" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to receive the Judges' Report, after the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges on Private Bills:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Radcliffe's Petition, claiming Earldom of Newburgh.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of the Right Honourable James Bartholomew Radcliffe, Earl of Newburgh, Viscount Kinnaird, Baron Levingston of Flacraig, in the Kingdom of Scotland, to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity therein mentioned, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House. Which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follows; (videlicet)

To the King's most Excellent Majesty,

The Humble Petition of the Right Honourable James Bartholomew Radcliffe, Earl of Newburgh, Viscount Kinnaird, Baron Levingston of Flacraig, in the Kingdom of Scotland,

Sheweth,

That His late Majesty King Charles the Second was pleased, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal, dated on the Thirtieth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty, to grant unto your Petitioner's Great-Grandfather James (then Lord Viscount Newburgh) and his Heirs, the Honour, Title and Dignity of Earl of Newburgh, Viscount Kinnaird, Baron Levingston of Flacraig, in the Kingdom of Scotland.

That the said James Earl of Newburgh was succeeded in Title and Estate by his eldest Son Charles, late Earl of Newburgh.

That your said Petitioner's Mother, the late Charlotte Countess of Newburgh, was the only Child and Heiress of the said Charles late Earl of Newburgh.

That your Petitioner is the eldest Son of the said Charlotte late Countess of Newburgh by Charles Radcliffe Esquire, her late Husband, and was born in France, in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and twenty-five.

Now, in order to obviate any Objections which may have arisen, or which may arise against your Petitioner's enjoying the Dignity and Privileges of Peerage, because he was born in a foreign Country, whilst his Father was attainted of High Treason,

May it therefore please Your Majesty graciously to declare, that your Petitioner is rightfully entitled as well to the Honour and Dignity of the Earldom of Newburgh, as to all the Rights and Privileges which are annexed to the Peerage of this Realm.

And your Petitioner shall ever pray.

"Newburgh".

Whitehall, 3d June 1784.

His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Sydney".

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Brune et al. Petition to receive Judges' Report after Time limited.

Upon reading the Petition of George Pearson Gentleman, Agent for Charles Morton Pleydell Brune Esquire, and others, setting forth, "That by their Lordships' Order of the 28th of May last, the Petition of Charles Morton Pleydell Brune Esquire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, was referred to two Judges to consider and report; that the Petitioner has used his utmost Endeavour to proceed on the said Order, and left Copies of the said Bill with each of the Judges last Saturday, but the Lord Chief Baron, from other Engagements in Business, informed the Petitioner, that he could not make any Appointment to proceed on the said Bill till Wednesday Evening next: And therefore praying, their Lordships will be pleased to receive the said Judges' Report, though the same cannot be obtained within the Time limited by their Lordships' Order:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Dalton et al. leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Dalton, of the City of Bath, Esquire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Power vested in John Dalton Esquire, to grant Leases so far as it concerns certain Lands and Hereditaments within the Town or Precincts of Lancaster, called the Fryerage; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

Dewes et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition as well of the Reverend John Dewes of Calwich, in the County of Stafford, Clerk, for and on behalf of himself and John Dewes, his infant Son, as also of Bernard Dewes, of Hagley, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, for and on behalf of himself and of Court Dewes his infant Son, and of Court Dewes, of Wolsburn, in the County of Warwick, Esquire, and likewise of the several other Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, interested in Remainder in the Estates therein mentioned, 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.

Lady Gray against Blair.

Upon reading the Petition of Margaret Lady Dowager Gray, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mrs. Isabel Blair and others are Respondents, setting forth, "That in February 1783, the Appellant presented her Appeal to their Lordships against several Interlocutors of the Court of Session, pronounced in a Cause wherein she was Pursuer, and the said Mrs. Blair and John Blair of Balthyock Esquire, were Defenders, relative to the Division of the Lands of Inchysa, in which the Parties are severally interested, to which Appeal Answers were put in for the said Mrs. Blair and John Blair, and the Cause was set down for hearing; that the said John Blair is since dead, leaving David Blair, his eldest Son and Heir, entitled to his Share of the Estate in Question, who is under Age, against whom the Petitioner is advised to revive her said Appeal before it can be regularly brought to a hearing;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Appeal may stand revived against the said David Blair, and that the said David Blair be ordered to put in his Answer thereto by his Guardians; and that Service of their Lordships' Order upon any of the known Counsel or Agents of the said David Blair or his Guardians, in the Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service; and in the mean time, till Service of the Order, that the Hearing of the said Appeal may be postponed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal do stand revived against the said David Blair, as desired; and that he, by his Guardians, do put in his Answer thereto on or before Monday the 12th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service; and that in the mean time the Hearing of the said Appeal be postponed.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

Upon reading the Petition of John Colquhoun, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Corbet Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having appealed to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, pronounced in an action at his instance against the said John Corbet, finds himself, by reason of Poverty, unable to prosecute the said Appeal, unless he is by their Lordships admitted so to do in formâ pauperis; his Poverty is instructed by the Affidavit and Certificate annexed, and it will appear that the Petitioner has a good and probable Ground for proceeding in the said Appeal by a Certificate under the Hands of his Counsel, also annexed;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be admitted to prosecute his said Appeal in formâ pauperis, and to assign for his Counsel Andrew Crosbie and William Charles Little Esquires, who were his Counsel in the Court below, and for his Solicitor James Chalmer:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be admitted to prosecute his Appeal in formâ pauperis in this House, as desired.

Lords summoned.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Ds. King.

PRAYERS.

Dalrymple against Hunter et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein James Dalrymple of Orangefield is Appellant, and Robert Hunter of Thurston Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein George Duncan junior and others are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen and others are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Scotch Protestants Oath Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath, by certain Persons Protestants of the ancient Church of Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 16o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

E. Inchiquin against Fitzmaurices.

The Answer of the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife, and John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, to the Appeal of the Right Honourable Morough O'Brien, Earl of Inchiquin, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was this Day brought in.

D. Marlborough takes the Oaths.

This Day George Duke of Marlborough took the Oaths and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Dalrymple against Hunter et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein James Dalrymple of Orangefield is Appellant, and Robert Hunter of Thurston Esquire, and others are Respondents:

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

Bank of Scotland Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ld. Milton's Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges' Report.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton, setting forth, "That by an Order made by their Lordships the Time for receiving the Petitioner's Report of the Judges on his Petition for a private Bill was enlarged until Monday next the 21st Instant; that by reason of the Judges being engaged until Tuesday next, and the Petitioner having a Witness to be summoned from a great Distance, he is unable to procure the Judges' Report within the Time limited by the said Order;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That leave may be given to receive the Judges' Report until Thursday the 24th Instant:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday the 24th Instant, as desired.

Wharton's Petition to enlarge Time for receiving Judges' Reports.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wharton Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented a Petition to their Lordships for a private Bill, the same was referred to two Judges; that the Petitioner, the other Parties concerned in the Bill, and the necessary Witnesses, are all in Town, and on Monday Evening attended the Judges upon the Petition and Bill; that previous to the Petitioner's attending the Judges, he was taken ill, and was so much indisposed before the Judges that they did not think it proper to examine him touching his Consent to the Bill; that the Petitioner has been under the Direction of his Physician, and has taken proper Remedies for restoring his Health, which he is in hopes a few Days will perfectly establish;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That a further Day beyond this Day may be appointed for receiving the Judges' Report upon his said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday the 24th Instant.

Judges' Reports, Time enlarged for receiving.

Ordered, That the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges on Petitions presented to this House for private Bills be enlarged to Thursday the 24th Day of this instant June.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 17o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Frederic Augustus Earl Berkeley, and John Earl of Buckinghamshire, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Dalrymple against Hunter et al:

After hearing Counsel as well on Monday and Tuesday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Dalrymple of Orangefield; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of March 1783, and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Robert Hunter of Thurston Esquire, and others, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

It is Ordered, and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutor, therein complained of, be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Rowley et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Admiral Joshua Rowley, and Sarah his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Son, and others; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes thereinmentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Sir William Rowley, to apply Part of the Trust Monies, in rebuilding the Mansion House called Tendring Hall, and Offices in the County of Suffolk."

Ld. Grey de Wilton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Grey de Wilton, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein-mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees named in the Will of Samuel Egerton Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of certain Parts of the Estates thereby devised, and for vesting Part of the Timber on certain other Parts of the Devised Estates in Trustees, to be sold for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Dalrymple et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Dalrymple Esquire, and Eleanor his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes thereinmentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for replacing the Sum of Five thousand Five hundred Pounds, raised by Sale of Six-thousand Two hundred and six Pounds Four Shillings, Three per Cent consolidated Annuities, Part of Seventeen thousand Pounds like Annuities, mentioned in the Marriage Settlement of John Dalrymple Esquire and Eleanor his Wife, and applied in the Purchase of certain Freehold, Leasehold, and Copyhold Estates in the County of Southampton, and for vesting such Estates in Edward Morant Esquire."

Hamilton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Hamilton Esquire, of Rosehall, and Lieutenant Colonel John Hamilton, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein-mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Dalziell, lying in the County of Lanerk, in James Hamilton Esquire, and others, in Fee-Tail, under the Conditions and Limitations therein-mentioned; and for vesting in the said James Hamilton, his Heirs, and Assigns, in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Rosehall, lying in the same County, in Lieu thereof."

Lingard et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Lingard, and John Hewitt, in Behalf of themselves and the other Creditors of Thomas Barlow late of Barlow Hall, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire deceased, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for investing the Estates, late of Thomas Barlow Esquire deceased, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money, to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Annuities, Incumbrances, and Legacies charged upon and affecting the same Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Rev. J. Dalton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend James Dalton Clerk, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange, agreed upon between the Reverend James Dalton Rector of the Parish of Stanmore, in the County of Middlesex, and George Drummond Esquire, of certain Lands within the said Parish."

Bank of Scotland Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company."

Longnor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Lordship of Longnor, in the Parish of Allstonfield, in the County of Stafford."

Dalton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Power vested in John Dalton Esquire, to grant Leases, so far as it concerns certain Lands and Hereditaments, within the Town or Precincts of Lancaster, called the Fryerage; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Berkeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Balcarres.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Weymouth.
V. Courtenay.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 2d of July next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bruce against the Carron Company:

Upon reading the Petition of James Bruce Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of the Carron Company, et è contra, Respondents thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, "That the Subject-matter in Dispute between the said Parties, being now finally settled by Arbitration, they are desirous that the Appeal may be withdrawn;" and therefore praying, "That the said Appeal be withdrawn without Costs:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Peers' Pedigrees referred to Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Pedigrees of George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, George Earl of Abergavenny, James Earl of Lonsdale, Thomas Viscount Hampden, George Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, John Lord Talbot, Aubrey Lord Vere, Henry Lord Stawell, William Lord Gage, Thomas Lord Camelford, Edward Lord Eliot, Thomas James Lord Bulkeley, Thomas Lord Grey de Wilton, and Noel Lord Berwick, be referred to the Committee of Privileges.

Prisoners for Debt, Motion for Committee to take into Consideration negatived.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That a Committee be appointed to take into Consideration, the State of Prisoners for Debt, and Report the same with their Opinions thereon to the House:"

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Uxbridge.
Ds. Oshorne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Duncan et al against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein George Duncan junior, and others are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town-Council of Aberdeen, and others, are Respondents, et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause, be put off to Monday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Milligan, Minister of the Gospel at Kirkden, is Appellant, and Sir John Wedderburne of Idvies, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

American Trade Bill passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Osborne 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 Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentleman 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 an Act, which has been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Title whereof is particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded Us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said Act, 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 an Act agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and indorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Title and Name of which Act hereafter doth particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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." And albeit the said Act by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, is fully agreed and consented unto, yet neverthless the same is not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Act; 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 Act, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Act; willing that the said Act and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales, the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council, Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, 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, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, first Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; 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 Act 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 Act 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 Act shall be taken, accepted, and admitted a good, sufficient, and perfect Act of Parliament, and Law, 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 Eighteenth Day of June, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That his Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the said Act in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

1. "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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."

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

"Le Royle veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Hamilton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Dalziell, lying in the County of Lanerk, in James Hamilton Esquire, and others, in Fee-tail, under the Conditions and Limitations within mentioned, and for vesting in the said James Hamilton, his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Rosehall, lying in the same County, in Lieu thereof."

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

Ld. President.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Uxbridge.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 5th Day of July next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dalrymple's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for replacing the Sum of Five thousand Five hundred Pounds, raised by Sale of Six thousand Two hundred and six Pounds Four Shillings, Three per Cent. consolidated Annuities, Part of Seventeen thousand Pounds like Annuities, mentioned in the Marriage Settlement of John Dalrymple Esquire, and Eleanor his Wife, and applied in the Purchase of certain Freehold, Leasehold, and Copyhold Estates, in the County of Southampton, and for vesting such Estates in Edward Morant Esquire."

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

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

Rowley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Sir William Rowley, to apply Part of the Trust Monies in re-building the Mansion House called Tendring Hall and Offices, in the County of Suffolk."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday, the 6th Day of July next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Rev. J. Dalton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend James Dalton Rector of the Parish of Stanmore, in the County of Middlesex, and George Drummond Esquire, of certain Lands within the said Parish."

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

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

Bank of Scotland Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company."

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

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

Longnor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Lordship of Longnor, in the Parish of Allstonfield, in the County of Stafford."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum primum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.