House of Lords Journal Volume 37
June 1784 21-30

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June 1784 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Spencer.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bulkeley.

PRAYERS.

Duncan et al. against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al.

After hearing Counsel further 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 till To-morrow.

Bank of Scotland Bill.

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

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."

Newburgh claim of Peerage, Committee to meet.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider the 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, on Tuesday the 6th Day of July next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Foleys against Grant et al.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley are Appellants, and John Grant, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 29th Day of this instant June.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Duncan et al. against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al.

After hearing Counsel further 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 Friday 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 To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Judges Reports, Time enlarged for receiving.

Ordered, That the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges, upon Petitions presented to this House for private Bills, be enlarged to Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

E. Derby takes the Oaths.

This Day Edward Earl of Derby took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Duncan et al. against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al.

After hearing Counsel further 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.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold and others:

Alford Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Blagdon Enclosure Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Wrottesley and others:

Suffolk Woollen Manufactures Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool, Worsted, Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Devizes Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for completing, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from Rowd Ford, through the Devizes Market Place, to Sheppard's-Shord, and from the East End of Devizes, to the Top of Red Hone in the County of Wilts, and for changing and altering Part of the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Lemon and others:

Dixon's Composition Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to compound a Debt due to the Crown from Francis Dixon Esquire, deceased, and his Sureties, and for vesting his Estates in Trustees, and for other Purposes thereinmentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

L. Milton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton; 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 a Cottage or Tenement, used as and for a School House, and other Hereditaments in or near the Town of Milton, in the County of Dorset, in Joseph Lord Milton and his Heirs, in Lieu of and in Compensation for a Messuage, or Tenement and Garden, situate and being in the Town of Dorchester, of greater Value."

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

Birmingham Canal Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, to be made from Birmingham to Bilstone and Autherley, with the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to be made from Birmingham to Fazeley, and for consolidating their Shares, and amending the said last mentioned Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew Ridley and others:

Elrington Allotment Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting Part of the Town Fields, and the whole of the Town Green of Elrington, in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sheffield Market Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Market Place, and regulating the Markets within the Town of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for widening and rendering more safe and commodious several Streets adjoining, or leading into the said Market Place; and for taking down the present Slaughter Houses within the said Town, and erecting others in a more proper Situation;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hextrope Enclosure Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Manors and Lordships of Hextrope, with Balby and Long Sandall in the Soke of Doncaster, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Shrewsbury Poor Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to several Parishes within the Town of Shrewsbury, and the Liberties thereof, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

East India Dividend Bill.

With a Bill, intituled "An Act to empower the East India Company to make a Dividend to the Proprietors of East India Stock at Midsummer, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Four;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the East India Company to make a Dividend to the Proprietors of East India Stock at Midsummer, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Four."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Lougborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Boringdon.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

William Duke of Devonshire.

George James Earl of Cholmondeley.

Philip Earl Stanhope.

Hugh Lord Percy.

Edward Lord Eliot.

Ld. Milton's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Cottage or Tenement used as and for a School House, and other Hereditaments, in or near the Town of Milton, in the County of Dorset, in Joseph Lord Milton and his Heirs, in Lieu of and in Compensation for a Messuage or Tenement and Garden, situate and being in the Town of Dorchester, of greater Value."

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

Ld. President.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Ferrers.
E. Stanhope.
E. Powis.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Lonsdale.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Percy.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Milton.
L. Cardiff.
L. Rivers.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.
L. Eliot.
L. Boringdon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 13th 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.

East India Dividend Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the East India Company to make a Dividend to the Proprietors of East India Stock at Midsummer One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty-four."

Moved, "That the Bill do pass?"

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

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. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Foley's against Grant et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley are Appellants, and John Grant, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Duncan et al. against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al.

Ordered, That the further 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 è contra, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Junii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abercorn.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Peers' Pedigrees, Report from Committee.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, appointed to consider of the Pedigrees of several Peers, "That the Committee had met, and considered of the Pedigrees of George John Earl Spencer, Thomas Lord Camelford, Edward Lord Eliot, Thomas Lord Bulkeley, and John Lord Boringdon, and had examined Garter King at Arms upon Oath in relation thereto at the Bar, who had fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords had respectively signed and certified the same to be true to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of the House."

Duncan et al. against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al.

After hearing Counsel further 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 Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

E. Derby's Estate Bill specially reported.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Derby, deceased, in the several Counties of Warwick, Chester, and Cambridge, in the Right Honourable Edward the present Earl of Derby, in Fee-simple; and for vesting an Estate of the said present Earl of Derby, in the County of Lancaster, of greater Value in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same; that in obedience to their Lordships' Commands the Committee had met, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred; that they had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; that the Earl of Derby appeared personally before the Committee, and prayed the passing of the Bill on Behalf of himself, and also on the Behalf of Edward commonly called Lord Stanley his Son, an Infant of the Age of Nine Years or thereabouts; that the Consents of Lady Mary Stanley, Lady Isabella Dorothea Stanley, and Lady Jane Stanley, were proved by a Witness who proved their Hands to two printed Copies of the Bill; and that these are all the Parties who appear to the Committee to be interested in the Consequences thereof.

That the Object of the Bill is for vesting a small Part of the Earl of Derby's Estates, entailed by the Will of his Grandfather, the late Earl, in the Counties of Warwick, Chester, and Cambridge, in his Lordship, in Fee-simple, which Estates were proved to be of the clear Value of £ 64. 18s. 6½d. per Annum, and for settling another Estate in the County of Lancaster, of which his Lordship is seized in Feesimple, of the clear annual Value of £ 230. 10s. 0d. in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same.

That it appears to the Committee that the Exchange proposed will be beneficial to his Lordship, and to all Persons who may hereafter claim under the Will of the late Earl, not only on account of the superior Value of the Estate proposed to be substituted in Lieu of the other, but also on account of its contiguity to the Family Seat, and the Bulk of his Lordship's other Estates in the County of Lancaster.

That the Ladies Mary, Isabella, Dorothea, and Jane Stanley, the Daughters of the late Earl of Derby, are only so far concerned in the Consequences of the Bill as relates to an Annuity of £. 50 each, so long as they remain unmarried, which Annuities are charged upon Estates that were proved to be of the Value of £.4000 per Annum; that two of the Ladies live at Bath, one of whom is very infirm, and that the other resides constantly in Cheshire.

"That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, but beg Leave to submit to their Lordships' Wisdom and Consideration whether it may be proper to pass the same, as the said Ladies Mary, Isabella Dorothea, and Jane Stanley, did not appear personally before the Committee to signify their Consents to the Bill, agreeable to their Lordships' Standing Order."

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

Fol. 4. L. 8. Leave out from ("Son") to ("doth") in Line 10.

Fol. 9. L. 19. Leave out from the third ("and") to ("all") in Line 24, and instead thereof insert ("the said Ladies Mary, Isabella, Dorothea, and Jane Stanley")

And the first of the said Amendments, being again read, was agreed to by the House.

And the second Amendment, being again read, was agreed to by the House.

Then the third and last Amendment, being read a second time, was disagreed to, leaving the Word ("and") out in Line 19.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Blagdon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset."

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

Ld. President.
D. Queensberry.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Abercorn.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Longnor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Okill's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Will of John Okill, deceased, to sell certain Leasehold Estates in Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, in Preference to his Estates of Inheritance, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir R. Sutton's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the settled Estates late of Sir Robert Sutton Knight, deceased, situate in the County of Lincoln, in Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, his Heirs and Assigns, and for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, the Estate of the said Sir Richard Sutton, situate in Bleazby and Southwell, in the County of Nottingham, in Lieu thereof to the same Uses," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bp. St. David's Exchange Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange agreed upon between the Lord Bishop of St.David's, Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Battesford, in the County of Gloucester, and Thomas Edwards Freeman Esquire, of certain Grounds and other Hereditaments within the said Parish," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Dewes et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend John Dewes, of Calwich, in the County of Stafford, Clerk, 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 vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Reverend John Dewes, Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses."

Sheffield Market Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Market Place, and regulating the Markets within the Town of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for widening and rendering more safe and commodious several Streets adjoining or leading into the said Market Place, and for taking down the present Slaughter-Houses within the said Town, and erecting others in a more proper Situation."

Hextrope Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Manors and Lordships of Hextrope, with Balby and Long Sandall, in the Soke of Doncaster, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Devizes Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for completing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Rowd Ford, through the Devizes Market Place to Sheppard's Shord, and from the East End of Devizes to the Top of Red Hone, in the County of Wilts, and for changing and altering Part of the said Road."

Shrewsbury Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to several Parishes within the Town of Shrewsbury and the Liberties thereof, in the County of Salop."

Birmingham Canal Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, to be made from Birmingham to Bilstone and Autherley, with the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to be made from Birmingham to Fazeley, and for consolidating their Shares, and amending the said last-mentioned Act."

Suffolk Woollen Manufacturers's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses, committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the County of Suffolk."

Elrington Allotment Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting Part of the Town Fields, and the whole of the Town Green of Elrington in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

Alford Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln."

Bowes et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Margaret Bowes of Carlton, in the County of York, Spinster, 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 empower Margaret Bowes Spinster, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Thoroton and Anne his Wife, and the Reverend Robert Croft and Elizabeth his Wife, to grant Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Northumberland and County Palatine of Durham, and for vesting certain Parts of the same Estates in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Ld. Grey de Wilton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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 the 14th Day of July next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Barlow's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting 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 and Incumbrances charged upon and affecting the same Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Whitworth, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Whitworth Esquire, 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 Part of the several Estates of Richard Whitworth Esquire, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees to be exchanged for Part of his unsettled Estates in the same County, of greater value."

Dixon's Composition Bill, King's Consent given.

The Lord Sydney acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to compound a Debt due to the Crown from Francis Dixon Esquire, deceased, and his Sureties, and for vesting his Estates in Trustees, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" was pleased to Consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned,) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to compound a Debt due to the Crown, from Francis Dixon Esquire, deceased, and his Sureties, and for vesting his Estates in Trustees, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Collins against Sir H. Gough et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Henry Gough Baronet and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Daniel Collins Clerk, is Appellant; setting forth, "That the Petitioner Sir Henry Gough, filed his Bill in the Court of Chancery against the Appellant and others, stating a Modus for a Farm called Kingston Grange Farm, in the County of Warwick, and after various proceedings in that Suit, an Issue at Law was directed to try the validity of the Modus: That the Petitioners are under the necessity of paying the Appellant the Tythes in kind, arising from the said Farm, or annually compounding for the same, which, in the Event of the Modus being found for them, may be greatly to their Injury: That the Cause now stands appointed for hearing, but the Petitioners observing there are a great number of Causes upon their Lordships' Paper, which stand before it, are fearful their Cause will not be heard in the present Session, unless their Lordships will be pleased to hear the same on a Bye-Day, the consequence of which will be, (as the Petitioners conceive,) that they shall pay another Year's Tythe in their own Wrong;" and therefore praying, That their Lordships will be pleased to order this Cause to be heard on Thursday the 8th of July next, or some other Bye-Day as their Lordships shall appoint:"

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

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 Wedder burne of Idvies, and others, are Respondents; which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Freeland against Murthwaite:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Murthwaite Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Robert Freeland Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff hath 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.

Poulain for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Joseph Mary Poulain, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly the Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

East India Dividend 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 Lord Osborne on his Right Hand, and the Lord Sydney on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to 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 en dorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Title and Name of which Act hereafter doth particularly ensue, (that is to say,) "An Act to empower the East India Company to make a Dividend to the Proprietors of East India Stock at Midsummer One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four." 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 nevertheless 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-bebeloved 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 right 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 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 Twenty-ninth 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 to empower the East India Company to make a Dividend to the Proprietors of East India, Stock, at Midsummer, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Julii jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.