House of Lords Journal Volume 37
July 1784 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: July 1784 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 130-141. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116755 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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July 1784 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Morton.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. King.
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 Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, being the Day on which the Cause wherein James Carse Esquire is Appellant, and John Colquhoun and others are Respondents, stands appointed for hearing.

Speaker's Warrants Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as authorises the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown for making out Writs for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Manner therein mentioned, and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Kingswinford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. President.
E. Morton.
E. Effingham.
V. Stormont.
V. Howe.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. King.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.

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 of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dudley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Civil List Debt, Message from his Majesty respecting:

The Lord Sydney acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet)

GEORGE R.

It gives His Majesty great Concern, that not withstanding the Retrenchments which have been already made in the Establishment of His Civil List, he finds Himself under the Necessity of acquainting the House of Lords, that Debts have been incurred by the unavoidable Expences of His Civil Government, to a considerable Amount.

His Majesty, relying on the affectionate Attachment of this House, which he has so often experienced, doubts not of their Readiness to concur in enabling him to provide such Means as shall be judged proper to enable His Majesty to discharge the same.

"G. R."

The Lord Sydney likewise (by his Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

Annual Charge of Civil List Establishment delivered.

"An Account shewing the estimated Annual Charge of His Majesty's Civil Establishment, and the Charge of the same, for One Year, from the 5th Day of April 1783 to the 5th Day of April 1784 (including the Sum of £.50,000, applied to cancel Exchequer Bills made out on Credit of the Civil List Revenues), with the Difference between the said Estimate and the Charge in the above Period."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration His Majesty's most Gracious Message on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Sheffield Assay Bill.

The Earl of Effingham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Launceston Poor Bill.

The Earl of Effingham made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 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," was committed.

Sir Ashton's Lever's Museum Bill.

The Earl of Effingham made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom 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," was committed.

Goodhart's Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Effingham made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ecclesfield Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Effingham also report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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 were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

P. 49. L. 16. After ("made") insert ("provided that no Exchange or Exchanges as aforesaid shall be made by the Vicar of Ecclesfield aforesaid for the Time being, without the Consent and Approbation of the Lord Archbishop of York for the Time being")

P. 52. L. 14. After ("only") insert ("except the Vicar of the Parish Church of Ecclesfield aforesaid, for the Time being")

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Loxley Chace Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Effingham also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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 were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

P. 34. L. 34. After ("Manor") insert ("Provided always that no such Exchange or Exchanges as aforesaid shall be made by the Vicar of Ecclesfield aforesaid, or the Curate of the Chapelry of Bradfield aforesaid, for the Time being, without the Consent and Approbation of the Lord Archbishop of York for the Time being")

P. 48. L. 13. After ("only") insert ("except the Vicar of the Parish Church of Ecclesfield aforesaid, and the Curate of the Chapelry of Bradfield aforesaid, for the Time being")

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Sir J. Nasmyth against Samson:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir James Nasmyth of Posso Baronet, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of November 1783, and 10th of March, 26th of June, and 8th of July 1784; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that David Samson, Factor for the Right Honourable the Earl of Hopetoun, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said David Samson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 18th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Anderson to enter into a Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Andrew Anderson of the Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir James Nasmyth Baronet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

D. Manchester takes the Oaths.

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

E. Craufurd against Lady M. Campbell.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein George Earl of Craufurd and Lindsay is Appellant, and Lady Mary Campbell is Respondent:

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

Oak Bark Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Gould and others:

With a Bill, intituled "An Act to revive and continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate for a limited Time; and for extending several Acts of Parliament relative to the Manufacture of Leather to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Paper Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Gould and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards and Scaleboards, and for explaining certain Doubts respecting the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Speaker's Warrants Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts made in the Tenth and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as authorizes the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for making out Writs for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament in the Manner therein mentioned; and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purposes."

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.

Dudley Enclosure Bill.

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

Kingswinford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Rawdon made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Civil List Debt, Address on His Majesty's Message.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message to this House on Wednesday last; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Message was read by the Clerk.

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His most Gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty of the dutiful and affectionate Attachment of this House to His Majesty's Person and Goment as well as of their Reliance on His constant Attention to the Ease and Welfare of His faithful People; and that, impressed with these Sentiments, this House will readily concur in enabling His Majesty to provide such Means, as shall be thought proper to remove the Difficulties occasioned by the Debt contracted in His Civil Government."

The Question was put thereupon.

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His most Gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty of the dutiful and affectionate Attachment of this House to His Majesty's Per son and Government, as well as of their Reliance on His constant Attention to the Ease and Welfare of His faithful People; and that, impressed with these Sentiments, this House will readily concur in enabling His Majesty to provide such Means as shall be thought proper to remove the Difficulties occasioned by the Debt contracted in His Civil Government.

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

Ecclesfield Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Loxley Chace Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Inclosures within the said Manor of Wadsley, all within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to the Two preceding Bills.

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

To return the said Bills, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Goodhart's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart."

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.

Launceston Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheffield Assay Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 24o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Effingham.

PRAYERS.

Craufurd against Lady M.Campbell.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Earl of Craufurd and Lindsay, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of February, the 8th of August, and 20th of December, 1783, and 3d of February 1784; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Lady Mary Campbell put into the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Declared by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That in hoc Statu the Respondents are entitled to the Production sought for in the Condescendance, without Prejudice to any other Question in this or any other Cause between the Parties:

And it is therefore Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors, therein complained of, be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Sir Ashton Lever's Museum Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 ordered to be 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.

Paper Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, and for explaining certain Doubts respecting the Duties imposed by an Act, made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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.

Oak Bark Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate for a limited Time; and for extending several Acts of Parliament relative to the Manufacture of Leather to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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.

Dudley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingswinford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Message were, severally, ordered to be 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Galloway.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Carse against Colquhoun et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Carse Younger, of Blackhouse, Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th, 16th, and 17th Days of December 1783; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of His Majesty's Advocate and Solicitor General for Scotland, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered, and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the Two Interlocutors complained of, in so far as the same ordain the said James Carse to be carried from the Bar to the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, therein to be imprisoned, be and the same are hereby affirmed; and it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutors, in so far as the same ordain the said James Carse to be carried to and put upon the Pillory, there to stand bareheaded for the space of One Hour, from Twelve at Noon to One in the Afternoon, with a Paper affixed upon his Breast with these Words wrote in large Characters, "Gross Prevaricator and willful Concealer of the Truth upon Oath," and in so far as the same Ordain the Magistrates of Edinburgh to see the Sentence put in Execution; and also in so far as the same declare the said James Carse infamous and incapable in all Time coming, of bearing any Public Trust or of being a Witness in any Action or Cause; and also in so far as the same ordain the Articles of the Sentence hereby reversed, to be recorded in the Books of Sederunt, be and the same are hereby reversed.

Colquhoun against Corbet:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration, the Cause wherein John Colquhoun is Appellant, and John Corbet Esquire is Respondent:

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel on Friday the 16th, Monday the 19th, and Wednesday the 21st Days of this Instant July, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Colquhoun Tenant in Gartcosh; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Council, and Session in Scotland, of the 2d and 17th of July, and 4th of December 1783; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 20th of December 1783; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of John Corbet Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side, in this Cause:

It is hereby Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the Case provided for in the said Submission, namely the Case of the Two Arbitors, Robert Gray and James Carse varying in Opinion, is sufficiently established, and that thereupon David Muir with Robert Gray had competent Authority, according to the Terms of the said Submission, to give forth and pronounce a Decreet Arbitral between the Parties to the Submission;

It is therefore Ordered and Adjudged, that the Interlocutors, complained of in the said Appeal, be and the same are hereby affirmed, without Prejudice to the Pursuer insisting in his said Summons of Reduction, upon any other Head of Objection to the said Decreet Arbitral, or other Proceedings under the said Submission.

Paper 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 Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, and for explaining certain Doubts respecting the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards made in Great Britain; and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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."

Oak Bark Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Oak Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time; and for extending several Acts of Parliament, relative to the Manufacture of Leather, to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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."

Speaker's Warrants Bill.

The House (according to Order), was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as authorises the Speaker of the House of Commons, to issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for making out Writs for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Manner therein mentioned; and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purposes."

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."

Frampton Enclosure Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several small Proprietors of Houses and Toststeads, having Right of Common in a certain Fen, and other Commonable Places in the Parish of Frampton, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on the Behalf of themselves and others, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying, "That the Bill may not pass this Session, nor until such Time as Public Meetings can be held in the Country, to digest and settle many Alterations and new Clauses, so that the Petitioners may not be at once deprived of their just and equal Rights, contrary to their Consent and the true Spirit of Magna Charta, and the justly boasted Laws of this Kingdom; and that Mr. Creassy may be ordered to attend at their Lordship's Bar, if necessary, there to be heard on their Behalf, and that he may also be examined before the Committee in Support of the Allegations of their Petition, and that their Lordships will grant such other Relief to the Petitioners, as in their Wisdom shall be thought just and reasonable:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel or Agent against the said Bill, before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Tugby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places, in Tugby, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Egerton's Bill.

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

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

Hat Manufactory Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation and Encouragement of the Hat Manufactory within this Realm, by preventing the Exportation of British Hare Skins, British Hare Wool, and British Coney Wool, and all undressed or untawed British Coney Skins; and for preventing any of the said Skins from being stained or dyed; and for the Importation of Goats' Hair into this Kingdom Duty Free;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Loxley Chace Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Ecclesfield Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Morton.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Northington.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Portsmouth and Plymouth Docks Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth and Plymouth; and also for revesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Southampton, Cornwall, and Devon, in the former Proprietors thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rowley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Sir William Rowley, to apply Part of the Trust-Monies in rebuilding the Mansion House called Tendring Hall, and Offices, in the County of Suffolk."

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. with it.

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

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

Paper Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, and for explaining certain Doubts respecting the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oak Bark Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time; and for extending several Acts of Parliament, relative to the Manufacture of Leather, to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Hat Manufactory Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation and Encouragement of the Hat Manufactory within this Realm, by preventing the Exportation of British Hare Skins, British Hare Wool, and British Coney Wool, and all undressed or untawed British Coney Skins; and for preventing any of the said Skins from being stained or dyed; and for the Importation of Goats Hair into this Kingdom Duty Free."

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.

Tugby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places in Tugby, in the County of Leicester."

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

Ld. President.
D. Queensberry.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Morton.
E. Balcarras.
E. Northington.
E. Chatham.
E. Clarendon.
L. Bp. Bristol. L. Sydney.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.

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

Dewes's Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Reverend John Dewes Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses," 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.

Insolvent Debtors' Bill, Petition of Debtors in Fleet Prison.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's Prison of the Fleet, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;" and praying, "That the said Bill may be read a Second Time so soon as their Lordships shall see proper:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Fallijeff and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in Saint Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh, his Attorney, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner are Respondents:

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

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords, with White Staves, had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Friday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously."

Hat Manufactory Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation and Encouragement of the Hat Manufactory within this Realm, by preventing the Exportation of British Hare Skins, British Hare Wool, and British Coney Wool, and all undressed or untawed British Coney Skins; and for preventing any of the said Skins from being stained or dyed; and for the Importation of Goats' Hair into this Kingdom Duty free."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Portsmouth and Plymouth Docks Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth and Plymouth; and also for re-vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Southampton, Cornwall, and Devon, in the former Proprietors thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

American Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled "An Act for preventing certain instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America; and to give to His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the said United States;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America; and to give to His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States."

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

Goodhart's naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Harry Haughton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tugby Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places in Tugby, in the County of Leicester," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America; and to give to His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the said United States."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hat Manufactory Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the preservation and encouragement of the Hat Manufactory within this Realm, by preventing the Exportation of British Hare Skins, British Hare Wool, and British Coney Wool, and all undressed or untawed British Coney Skins; and for preventing any of the said Skins from being stained or dyed; and for the Importation of Goats' Hair into this Kingdom Duty free."

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, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Pepys:

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

E. India Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, and of the British Possessions in India; and for establishing a Court of Judicature for the more speedy and effectual Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

General Thanksgiving Day observed.

Then in Order to solemnize this Day being appointed by His Majesty's Proclamation to be observed as a Day of General Thanksgiving:

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to Bp. St. David's, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be and are hereby given to the Lord Bishop of St. David's, for the Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and that he be desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Radnor's Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, repairing, and widening several Roads in the Counties of Radnor and Hereford; and for repairing and widening several other Roads in the said Counties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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 Osborne 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 do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for laying additional Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, and for explaining certain Doubts respecting the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof." "An Act to revive and continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate for a limited Time, and for extending several Acts of Parliament relative to the Manufacture of Leather, to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland." "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America; and to give to His Majesty for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the said United States." "An Act for the Preservation and Encouragement of the Hat Manufactory within this Realm, by preventing the Exportation of British Hare Skins, British Hare Wool, and British Coney Wool, and all undressed or untawed British Coney Skins; and for preventing any of the said Skins from being stained or dyed ; and for the Importation of Goats' Hair into this Kingdom Duty free." "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." "An Act for enabling Sir Ashton Lever to dispose of his Museum, as now exhibited at Leicester House, by Way of Chance." "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 aftermowth of certain Common Lands within the Borough, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned." "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 Agecrost Bridge over Kersal Moor to Singleton Brook, in the said County." "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." 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." "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." "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." 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." "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." "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 Eclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Township of Eclesfield, and the several Sokes or Districts of Southey and Grennofirth, within the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for Naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart." 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-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said 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 Thirtieth 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 Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, and for explaining certain Doubts respecting the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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 to revive and continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate for a limited Time, and for extending several Acts of Parliament, relative to the Manufacture of Leather to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

3. "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to His Majesty for a limited Time certain Powers, for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States."

4. "An Act for the Preservation and Encouragement of the Hat Manufactory within this Realm, by preventing the Exportation of British Hare Skins, British Hare Wool, and British Coney Wool, and all undressed or untawed British Coney Skins, and for preventing any of the said Skins from being stained or dyed, and for the Importation of Goats' Hair into this Kingdom Duty free."

5. "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."

6. "An Act for enabling Sir Ashton Lever to dispose of his Museum as now exhibited at Leicester House, by Way of Chance."

7. "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 Aftermowth of certain Common Lands within the Borough in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

8. "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 Agecrost Bridge over Kersal Moor to Singleton Brook, in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

10. "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."

11. "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."

12. "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."

13. "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."

14. "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."

15. "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 Inclosures, within the said Manor of Wadsley, all within the Parish of Eclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

16. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Township of Eclesfield, and the several Sokes or Districts of Southey and Grennofirth, within the Parish of Eclesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

17. "An Act for Naturalizing Emanuel Goodhart."

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.

Portsmouth and Plymouth Docks Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Portsmouth and Plymouth, and also for revesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Southampton, Cornwall, and Devon, in the former Proprietors thereof, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East India regulation Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made Yesterday for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation, and Management of the Affairs of the East-India Company, and of the British Possessions in India, and for establishing a Court of Judicature, for the more speedy and effectual Trial of Persons, accused of Offences committed in the East-Indies," on Monday next;" be discharged.

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Chisholm Esquire is Appellant, and Donald Macleod is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday next, and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Fallijeff and Sir W. Forbes, against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause, wherein Major Michael Fallijeff Merchant, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next.

Bricks and Tiles Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties, upon Bricks and Tiles made in Great Britain, and for laying additional Duties on Bricks and Tiles, imported into the same ;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Tugby Enclosure Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places in Tugby, in the County of Leicester," 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."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, secundum diem Augusti, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.