House of Lords Journal Volume 37
July 1784 11-20

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July 1784 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingbam.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Foleys against Grant et al.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley are Appellants, and John Grant and others are Respondents; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the First and Second Counsel for the Appellants having been heard;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend; and that Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Frampton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Parcels of Common, Fen, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Frampton, in the Parts of Holland in the County of Lincoln, and also certain Plots of Land, called the Reaches, Marsh, and Holmes's, in and near to the said Parish of Frampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lower Brailes Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Lower Brailes in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Stonehouse Road Bill.

The Earl of Galloway reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Shambles in the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, through Franckfort Gate, to Stonehouse Bridge, and from the West End of the said Bridge to the Inner Barrier Gate next the Playhouse, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the said County, for lighting, watching, and watering the said Road, and for regulating the Stands and Fares of Carriages using the same," 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."

Ld. Milton's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee, to whom the Bill, 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," stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Lords summoned.

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

Tavistock &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend, and render more effectual, so much of two Acts made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth, and other Places in the County of Devon, and for repairing, and widening the Road from the Guildhall in Tavistock aforesaid, through Matthew Street, and Lower Brook Street, to Cherrybrook, and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road, to Morwelham and New Quay in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound near Plymouth Dock."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Alford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 two preceding Bills.

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

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

Totnes Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty, King George the Third, for amending and widening several Roads leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon."

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

Ld. President.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Milton.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, 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 Cleghorn.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Bruce Shipmaster is Appellant, and Robert and Alexander Cleghorn are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Spottiswoode to enter into a Recognizance on Johnston's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Johnstone Writer to the Signet, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

E. Derby's Estate Bill.

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

To return 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 FeeSimple, and for settling 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Goodhart for a Naturalization Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Emanuel Goodhart; 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.

Accordingly, the Lord Walsingham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Foleys against Grant et al:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley are Appellants, and John Grant and others are Respondents; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Respondents' Counsel having been heard;

As also one Counsel for the Appellant by Way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to Judges.

Proposed, That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

Question to Judges.

"Whether Edward Foley had such Interest in the Plate in Question in this Cause, as rendered the same liable to an Execution at the Suit of the Creditor, or whether the Plaintiff had any such Interest therein, as barred such Execution?"

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Thursday next; and that the Judges do then attend, to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question:

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery."

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.

Stonehouse Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Shambles in the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon, through Frankfort Gate, to Stonehouse Bridge, and from the West End of the said Bridge, to the Inner Barrier Gate next the Playhouse, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the said County, for lighting, watching, and watering the said Road, and for regulating the Stands and Fares of Carriages using the same."

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. Pepys and Mr. Thomson:

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

Aliens Goods Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue the Petty Custom on Aliens Goods imported into Great Britain, and the Duty of One per Centum on Goods exported to, or imported from the Mediterranean Seas in unqualified Ships; and for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as enacts, that no Part of the Old Subsidy shall be drawn back, upon Goods exported to the British Colonies or Plantations in America."

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein John Colquhoun is Appellant, and John Corbet Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

E. Egremont takes the Oaths.

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

Bushby against Copland et al.

The Answer of William Copland Esquire and others, to the Appeal of John Bushby, Sheriff Clerk of Dumfries, was this Day brought in.

Bishop St. David's to preach on Thanksgiving Day.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of St. David's be and he is hereby desired to preach before this House on Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant July, in the Abbey Church Westminster, being the Day appointed by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, for a General Thanksgiving.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons, who shall attain, or attempt to attain Possession of Goods or Money, by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in public Houses by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices;" so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods, and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bishop St. David's Exchange Bill.

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

To return 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:" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Poulain's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Newburgh Claim of Peerage, Order for Committee to meet discharged.

It being moved, "That the Order of the 8th Day of this instant July, appointing the Committee for Privileges to meet this Day to consider of 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, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House might be now read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Aliens Goods Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue the Petty Custom on Aliens' Goods, imported into Great Britain; and the Duty of One per Centum on Goods exported to, or imported from, the Mediterranean Seas in unqualified Ships; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as enacts, that no Part of the Old Subsidy shall be drawn back upon Goods exported to the British Colonies, or Plantations in America."

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.

Insolvent Debtor's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Salford &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak, in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads; and also for making, altering and widening the Road from a Place called South Sea, in Pendlebury, to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence through Hilton Lane to Dawson Lane End; and also from Agecroft Bridge over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lower Brailes Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain open and common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Lower Brailes, in the County of Warwick."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Egremont.
E. Radnor.
E. Norwich.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Milton.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Carse against Colquhoun et al.

Upon reading the Petition of James Carse Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Colquhoun and others are Respondents, setting forth, "That the Appellant presented his Appeal to their Lordships in December last, against certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session, and the Cause now stands for Hearing on Monday next; that by sundry Accidents the Appellant has been prevented from getting his Case settled and printed; but he now expects to have the same ready on Monday or Tuesday next; and therefore humbly hopes that their Lordships (the Respondents consenting) will delay the Hearing of the Cause till Monday Sev'night;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To delay the Hearing of this Cause till Monday the 26th instant, or such other Day as their Lordships think proper:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 26th instant, as desired.

L. Milton's Estate Bill specially reported:

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of a Bill, 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." "That the Committee had met and considered the Matter to them referred, and had heard Counsel, as well on the Behalf of the Petitioners for the Bill, as on Behalf of the Petitioners against it, and had examined several Witnesses relative thereto.

That the Committee find that the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is seised of a large capital Mansion House, called Milton Abbey, together with the Manor, and other Estates belonging thereto, formerly the Possessions of the Abbot and Convent of the dissolved Monastery of Milton; that his Lordship hath lately rebuilt the said Mansion House, and been at great Expence in making the Park, and in other Improvements; that he hath entirely taken down the old Town of Milton, excepting two or three Houses that are held of his Lordship by Leases on Lives, and which he intends to take down when the Leases expire; and excepting a certain School House of the Foundation of one of the Abbots of the said Convent, which stands within little more than 30 Yards of Lord Milton's Mansion House, and is now vested in the Feoffees of the said School, who are the Petitioners against the Bill; that Lord Milton hath built a new Town, containing about 36 Houses, inhabited chiefly by Labourers and Manufacturers, at the Distance of half a Mile from the Place where the old Town lately stood.

That the said School standing so near the House, and half a Mile within the Park Wall, must be a great Annoyance and Inconvenience to Lord Milton, who is desirous of removing the same to Dorchester, which is about ten Miles distant from Milton; that his Lordship has a large convenient House at Dorchester, that he is desirous to give in Exchange, on Condition that the School may be removed to Dorchester, and the School House of Milton vested in him and his Heirs; that there is already one free Grammar School, and two other Schools in the Town of Dorchester; that the School of Milton is also a free Grammar School, and was intended for the Use and Benefit of the Inhabitants of that Town, and of the Neighbouring Towns and Villages.

That it appears to the Committee, that the Feoffees have offered to remove the School to some other convenient Situation; but are averse from its being removed so far as Dorchester.

That in the present Situation of the Town of Milton, it doth not seem probable that the Inhabitants, consisting wholly of Labourers and Mechanics, will reap much Benefit from the Foundation, or be likely to send their Children to be educated in the learned Languages, which are chiefly taught in that School.

It appeared also from a Decree in the High Court of Chancery in 1775, that Reading, Writing, and English ought to be taught in that School, and that the Children of the Inhabitants of the Town of Milton were the proper Objects of the said Charity.

That Lord Milton appeared personally before the Committee, and most humbly prayed the passing of the Bill.

"That the Committee had gone through the Bill, without Amendment; but beg Leave to submit to their Lordships' Wisdom and Consideration, whether it may be proper to pass the same without the Consent of the Feoffees of the said Charitable Foundation."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Bankes, and Francis John Browne Esquires, on Behalf of themselves, and the other Feoffees of Abbey Milton School, in the County of Dorset, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill, and praying, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Third Reading thereof, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, at the Third Reading thereof; as also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

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

L. Grey de Wilton's Estate Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Scotch Protestants Oath Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Totnes Road Bill.

The Lord Sommers reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of his present Majesty, King George: the Third, for amending and widening several Roads leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon," 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."

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state the public Accounts of the Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Candles Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon all Candles, (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles), and for more effectually securing the Duties upon Candles;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Okill's Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir Ashton Lever's Museum Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Sir Ashton Lever to dispose of his Museum, asnow exhibited at Leicester House, by way of Chance."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Loughbourough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Foleys against Grant et al.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley are Appellants, and John Grant and others are Respondents; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question of Law put to them on Tuesday last:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, That the Judges were not prepared to answer the Question of Law put to them upon hearing the said Cause, and desired further Time for that Purpose.

Moved, "That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Annuity and Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Totnes Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, for amending and widening several Roads leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon."

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 two preceding Bills.

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

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

L. Grey de Wilton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Sir R. Sutton's Estate Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Rowley's Bill.

The Lord Camelford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estate 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," 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 One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Lower Brailes Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Lands within the Parish of Lower Brailes, in the County of Warwick," 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."

Commissioners Public Account Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles) and for more effectually securing the Duties upon Candles."

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.

Salford &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads, leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for making more effectual Provision, for repairing and widening the said Roads; and also for making, altering, and widening the Road, from a place called South Sea in Pendlebury, to Agecrost Bridge, and from thence through Hilton Lane, to Dawson Lane End, and also from Agecroft Bridge over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook in the said County."

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

E. Derby.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Berkeley.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Galloway.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Kerr.
E. Egremont.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Milton.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.
L. Sommers.

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain; Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in public Houses by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices:" so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods; and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned."

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.

Johnston against Murthwaite.

Upon reading the Petition of William Johnston, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Murthwaite is Defendant, setting forth, "That the Petitioner is advised to withdraw his Assignment of Errors, and doth not intend further to prosecute his said Writ:" and therefore praying, That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and that the said Writ may be non-pros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet, the Agent for the Defendant in Error having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Writ of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and that the Defendant in Error do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further that the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Bushby against Copland et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Bushby is Appellant, and William Copeland Esquire and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

Upon reading the Petition of John Colquhoun (a Pauper) Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Corbet Esquire is Respondent, setting forth, That in the Appeal in this Cause, an Interlocutor of the Court of Session, refusing a Petition of the Appellant's reclaiming against another Interlocutor, which is appealed from, has been neglected to be inserted:" the Petitioner is therefore obliged to apply to their Lordships for Leave to amend the Appeal, by inserting after the Words of the Interlocutor, of 2d July 1783, the following, "The Petitioner having presented his Petition reclaiming against the Interlocutor, the Court, upon the 17th of July 1783, pronounced the following Interlocutor, "The Lords having advised this Petition, they without Answers refuse the Desire thereof, and adhere to the Interlocutor reclaimed against:" and in the concluding Paragraph of the Appeal after the Words, "2d Day," to insert, "and 17th Day," and in Place of the Word, "four," to insert "five." That the Application is not meant to delay the Hearing, as the Parties have in their printed Cases stated the said Interlocutor, and argued upon it as appealed from, and therefore praying, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his Appeal as above proposed, he amending likewise the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired, he amending the Respondent's Copy.

Lord Milton's Estate Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third reading of the Bill, 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; and for hearing Counsel for and against the said Bill:"

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Pigot was heard against the Bill.

Mr. Maddox was heard in Support of the Bill.

Mr. Erskine was also heard in Support of the Bill.

Mr. Pigot was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. withit.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Colquhoun is Appellant, and John Corbet Esquire is Respondent:

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 George Earl of Crauford and Lindsay are Appellants, and Lady Mary Campbell and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Bills 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 several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury 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 divers Acts, which has been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded Us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows;

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery." "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, further to encrease the Capital Stock of the said Company." An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, or in the Militia, or any Corps of Fencible Men, since the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to exercise Trades." "An Act for establishing certain Regulations, concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, between Great Britain and Ireland." "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." "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." "An Act for explaining certain Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, concerning Manufactories; and for extinguishing the Claims, made by the Proprietors of the Two Manufactories, called the Rope and Soap Manufactories of Glasgow, to certain Exemptions, from Customs and Duties, and for making Compensation in Lieu thereof." "An Act to authorise the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland, to cancel Bonds given for the High Duties, on certain Parcels of Corn, imported into Great Britain, on certain Conditions therein mentioned." "An Act for enlarging the Market Place, and regulating the Markets, within the Town of Sheffield, in the WestRiding 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." "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." "An Act for incorporating the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorised 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, authorised 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." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Meeting House in the Parish of Llanegwad to the Lime-Kilns, in the Parish of Llanddarog, and from Dan-yr-Allt, in the said Parish of Llanegwad, to Pont-y-Berem in the Parish of Llangendeirne, in the County of Carmarthen." "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." "An Act for amending several Roads leading from Woodstock through Kiddington and Enstone to Rollright Lane, and from Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxford." "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of two Acts made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places, in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guildhall, in Tavistock aforesaid, through Matthew Street, and Lower Brook Street to Cherry-Brook, and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwelham and New Quay, in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound, near Plymouth Dock." "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." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Shambles, in the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, through Frankfort Gate, to Stone House Bridge, and from the West End of the said Bridge to the Inner Barrier Gate next the Playhouse, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the said County, for lighting, watching, and watering the said Road; and for regulating the Stands and Fares of Carriages using the same." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, for amending and widening several Roads leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon." "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 Free-Simple, and for settling an Estate of the said pre sent Earl of Derby, in the County of Lancaster, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same." "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange, agreed upon between the Lord Bishop of Saint 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." "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." "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." 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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset." "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." "An Act for naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain." And albeit the said Acts by you, Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently, at this Time, be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you, Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor, 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 Counsellor, 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 Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts, in the Parliament-Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent, given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified, as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent:

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of July, 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 several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, and for establishing a Lottery."

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

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

2. "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company."

3. "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, or in the Militia, or any Corps of Fencible Men, since the second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to exercise Trades."

4. "An Act for establishing certain Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post between Great Britain and Ireland."

5. "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."

6. "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."

7. "An Act for explaining certain Acts of the Parliament of Scotland concerning Manufactories, and for extinguishing the Claims made by the Proprietors of the Two Manufactories, called the Rope and Soap Manufactories of Glasgow, to certain Exemptions from Customs and Duties, and for making Compensation in Lieu thereof."

8. "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland to cancel Bonds given for the High Duties on certain Parcels of Corn imported into Great Britain, on certain conditions therein mentioned."

9. "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 SlaughterHouses within the said Town, and erecting others in a more proper Situation."

10. "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."

11. "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."

12. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Meeting House in the Parish of Llanegwad, to the Lime Kilns in the Parish of Llanddarog, and from Dan-yr-Allt, in the said Parish of Llanegwad, to Pont-y-Berem, in the Parish of Llangendeirne, in the County of Carmarthen."

13. "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."

14. "An Act for amending several Roads leading from Woodstock through Kiddington and Enstone to Rollright Lane, and from Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxford."

15. "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of Two Acts, made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places in the County of Devon, and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guildhall, in Tavistock aforesaid, through Matthew Street and Lower Brook Street to Cherrybrook and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwelham and New Quay, in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House, in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate, in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound, near Plymouth Dock."

16. "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."

17. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Shambles, in the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, through Franckfort Gate to Stonehouse Bridge, and from the West End of the said Bridge to the Inner Barrier Gate next the Playhouse, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the said County; for lighting, watching, and watering the said Road; and for regulating the Stands and Fares of Carriages using the same."

18. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty, King George the Third, for amending and widening several Roads leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

19. "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 settling 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."

20. "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."

21. "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."

22. "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."

23. "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."

24. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset."

25. "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."

26. "An Act for naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Launceston Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act of the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunhevet, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall, and for vesting the After-mowth of certain Common Lands within the Borough in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheffield Assay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending an Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for appointing Wardens and Assay Masters for assaying wrought Plate in the Towns of Sheffield and Birmingham, so far as relates to the said Town of Sheffield;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Loxley Chance Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Tract of Common or Waste Ground, called Loxley Chance, lying Part within the Manor of Sheffield and Part within the Manor of Wadsley; and also certain other Commons or Waste Grounds and certain Common Fields and Mesne Enclosures within the said Manor of Wadsley, all within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ecclesfield Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Township of Ecclesfield and the several Sokes or Districts of Southey and Grennofirth, within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners of Public Accounts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

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. Pepys and Mr. Thomson:

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

Candles Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles), and for more effectually securing the Duties upon Candles."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sydney reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein John Colquhoun is Appellant, and John Corbet Esquire is Respondent:

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein George Earl of Craufurd and Lindsay is Appellant, and Lady Mary Campbell is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Ecclesfield Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Township of Ecclesfield and the several Sokes or Districts of Southey and Grennofirth, within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Loxley Chace Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Tract of Common or Waste Ground, called Loxley Chance, lying Part within the Manor of Sheffield and Part within the Manor of Wadsley, and also certain other Commons or Waste Grounds and certain Common Fields and Mesne Enclosures within the said Manor of Wadsley, all within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Launceston Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act of the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunheved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall, and for vesting the After-mowth of certain Common Lands within the Borough in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Sheffield Assay Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending an Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for appointing Wardens and Assay Masters for assaying wrought Plate in the Towns of Sheffield and Birmingham," so far as relates to the said Town of Sheffield."

Bowes' Bill.

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

Barlow's Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Goodhart takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Emanuel Goodhart took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Lower Brailes Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Lower Brailes, in the County of Warwick."

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. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Rev. J. Dalton's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Dundas and others:

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dalton's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Michael Fleming and others:

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kingswinford Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Lyttleton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Lands, Commonable Woods, and Commonable Places, within the Manor and Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dudley Enclosure Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Manor and Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hamilton's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Candles Duty Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles,) and for more effectually securing the Duties upon Candles, and for the Lords to be summoned:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill do pass?"

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

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.

Sir Ashton Lever's Museum Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Sir Ashton Lever to dispose of his Museum, as now exhibited at Leicester House, by Way of Chance," be read a Second Time To-morrow.

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

Talbot's Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot Esquire, deceased, in the County of Wilts, entailed by his Will in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale, in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Aliens Goods Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue the Petty Custom on Aliens Goods imported into Great Britain, and the Duty of One per Centum on Goods exported to or imported from the Mediterranean Seas, in unqualified Ships; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as enacts that no Part of the Old Subsidy shall be drawn back upon Goods exported to the British Colonies or Plantations in America."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, withany Amendment."

Elrington Allotment Bill.

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

Pawnbroker's Bill.

The Lord Rawdon also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons, who shall attain or attempt to attain Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in public Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices," so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned," 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."

Salford &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Rawdon made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak, in Worsley and Duxbury Stocks, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads, and also for making, altering, and widening the Road from a Place called South Sea in Pendlebury to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence through Hilton Lane to Dawson Lane End, and also from Agecroft Bridge over Kersal Moor to Singleton Brook, in the said County," was committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Abergavenny.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Howard de Walden Claim of Peerage, Report from the Committee:

The Lord Walsingham reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges appointed, to consider of the Petition of Sir John Griffin Griffin to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity therein mentioned, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, "That the Committee had met, and directed him to report to the House, That no regular Notice of the hearing of this Claim had been given to the Earl of Suffolk, and had also directed him to move the House, That the Committee do meet again, to consider of the said Claim."

And His Lordship moved the House accordingly.

Committee to meet again.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet again to consider of the said Claim on Thursday next, and that Notice thereof be given to the Earl of Suffolk, and His Majesty's Attorney General.

Dalrymple's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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 Centum 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sheffield Assay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending an Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for appointing Wardens and Assay Masters, for assaying wrought Plate in the Towns of Sheffield and Birmingham," so far as relates to the said Town of Sheffield."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Effingham.
E. Chatham.
E. Abergavenny.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.

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

Ecclesfield Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Ecclesfield, and the several Sokes or Districts of Southey and Grennofirth, within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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.

Loxley Chace Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Tract of Common or Waste Ground called Loxley Chace, lying Part within the Manor of Sheffield, and Part within the Manor of Wadsley, and also certain other Commons or Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields and Mesne Enclosures, within the said Manor of Wadsley, all within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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.

Bills 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 several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury 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 divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded Us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter doth particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for laying additional Duties upon all Candles, (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles), and for more effectually securing the Duties upon Candles." "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state the public Accounts of the Kingdom." "An Act for dividing and inclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Lands within the Parish of Lower Brailes, in the County of Warwick." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot Esquire, deceased, in the County of Wilts, entailed by his Will in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor, 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 House; 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 Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of July, 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 several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills, to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for laying additional Duties upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles) and for more effectually securing the Duties upon Candles."

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

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

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

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

"Le Roy le veult."

3. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Lower Brailes, in the County of Warwick."

4. "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."

5. "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."

6. "An Act for vesting the Estate of Dalziell, lying in the County of Lanark, 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 Feesimple, the Estate of Rosehall, lying in the same County, in Lieu thereof."

7. "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot Esquire, deceased, in the County of Wilts, entailed by his Will in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale, in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Barlow's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Aliens Goods Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue the Petty Custom on Aliens' Goods imported into Great Britain, and the Duty of One per Centum on Goods exported to or imported from the Mediterranean Seas, in unqualified Ships; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as enacts, that no Part of the Old Subsidy shall be drawn back upon Goods exported to the British Colonies or Plantations in America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elrington Allotment Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak, in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads; and also for making, altering, and widening the Road from a Place called South Sea, in Pendlebury, to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence through Hilton Lane to Dawson Lane End, and also from Agecroft Bridge over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook, in the said County.

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.

Sir Ashton Lever's Museum Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Sir Ashton Lever to dispose of his Museum, as now exhibited at Leicester House, by Way of Chance."

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

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

Goodhart's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart."

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.

Frampton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Parcels of Common, Fen, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Frampton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln, and also certain Plots of Land called the Reaches, Marsh, and Holmes's, in and near to the said Parish of Frampton."

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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Launceston Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an act of the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunheved otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Cornwall, and for vesting the After-mowth of certain Common Lands within the Borough in Trustees, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dudley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places within the Manor and Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester."

Kingswinford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Lands, Commonable Woods, and Commonable Places within the Manor and Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford."

Adjourn.

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