House of Lords Journal Volume 37
August 1784 1-10

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August 1784 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 2o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Wills Earl of Hillsborough, George Lord Audley, and Edmund Lord Boyle took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Santa Margaretta Head Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy, to pay to the Officers and Men, belonging to His Majesty's Ships Santa Margaretta, the like Bounty for taking the French Frigate, called L'Amazone, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on Board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Barlow's Bill.

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

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

East India Regulation Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, " To commit the Bill."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Moved, "That the House do resolve itself into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Wednesday next."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Portsmouth and Plymouth Docks Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tugby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Montagu and Mr. Thomson:

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

Frampton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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 follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 29. L. 11. Leave out ("Four") and insert ("Five")

L. 13. Leave out ("Five") and insert ("Six") and in the same Line after ("Acres") insert ("Quality and Situation considered")

Pr. 31. L. 35. Leave out ("Four") and insert ("Five")

L. 40. After ("Acres") insert ("and an half")

Pr. 32. L. 32. Leave out ("Four") and insert ("Five")

L. 33. Leave out ("Five") and insert ("Six")

L. 34. After ("Acres") insert ("and an half")

L. 35. Leave out ("Two") and insert ("Three") and in the same Line leave out ("and an")

L. 36. Leave out ("half")

L. 39. Leave out from ("to") to ("and") in Press 33, Line 2, and insert ("make such additional Allotments as are herein-after specified and directed to the Owners of Houses herein after named")

Pr. 33. Line 38. Leave out from ("be") to ("And") in Press 34. Line 37, and insert Clause (A.) Clause (A) "And whereas Samuel and William Hazlewood, William Jarvis, William Andrew, Matthew Bacon a Minor, the Heirs of John Crooks, deceased, Henry Blaxley and James Foster, Ann Smith, Thomas Smith, Thomas Money, Sir Charles Frederick, Thomas Barber, John Garfit, James Harvey, Robert Boyall, William Ancill, Thomas Cope, Martin Bacon, and the Heirs of John Shearcroft, deceased, are the Owners of certain Houses, which have Right of Common on the said Fen, and the same are so situated by reason of their Vicinity thereto, as to enable the Owners thereof at present, to reap a greater Advantage from the said Fen than the Owners of other Common Right Houses, at a greater Distance from the same: Be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, be and they are hereby authorized and required, to make an additional Allotment to the said Samuel and William Hazlewood, William Jarvis, William Andrew, Matthew Bacon a Minor, the Heirs of the said John Crooks, Henry Blaxley, and James Foster, Ann Smith, Thomas Smith, Thomas Money, Sir Charles Frederick, Thomas Barber, John Garsit, James Harvey, Robert Boyall, William Ancill, Thomas Cope, Martin Bacon, and the Heirs of the said John Shearcrost, as will make up the Allotments herein-before directed to be made to them respectively, for each Commonable House equal to Six Acres of the Medium Value of the Lands to be enclosed, under and by Virtue of this Act."

Pr. 38. L. 32. Leave out from ("them") to ("And") in Press 39. Line 3. and insert ("in the Proportion which the annual Value of the Allotments so to be made to the said John Tunnard, his Heirs and Assigns, as aforesaid, and of the Tythes of the Sea Marsh herein after mentioned, shall in the Judgement of the said Commissioners or any Two of them, bear to the annual Value of the Allotments, so to be made to the said Robert Barlow, his Heirs and Assigns, in respect of such Glebe Lands as aforesaid, and the annual Value of such Glebe Lands")

Pr. 60. L. 3. Leave out ("Rent or")

L. 6. Leave out from ("Assigns") to ("held") in Line 7. and insert ("for or on Account of any Lands to be allotted under this present Act, in respect of any Lands or Tenements now")

L. 7. After ("held") insert ("by Leases")

L. 11. After ("any") insert ("Lands to be allotted under this Act, in respect of any")

L. 14. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("in") in Line 19.

L. 20. Leave out ("such") and insert ("any")

L. 25. After (" Hereditaments") insert ("so to be allotted.")

L. 26. After ("be") insert ("respectively.")

Pr. 82. L. 17. After ("made") insert Clause ("B.")

Clause (B) "Provided always and be it enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing contained in this Act shall extend, or be construed to extend, to affect or prejudice any Right which the said Brownlow Earl of Exeter hath, or may claim to have as Grantee of the Crown, to the said Plot of Land called the Reaches Marsh, provided he makes any such Claim on or before the First Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and eighty-five."

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

Radnor Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Newcastle.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Nottingham.
E. Chatham.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Audley.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Boyle.
L. King.
L. Talbot.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.

Their Lordships, or any Five 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.

Bricks and Tiles Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in St. Petersburg, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh, his Attorney, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 3o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Grosvenor.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Howard of Walden Barony, Report of Committee:

The Lord Walsingham reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Sir John Griffin Griffin Baronet, to His Majesty, relating to the Barony of Howard of Walden, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, "That the Committee had met and considered the Matter to them referred, and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses upon Oath, and inspected Records produced before them, as well on Behalf of the Petitioner, as on Behalf of the Crown, and had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet)

"Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That the Barony of Howard of Walden is in Abeyance; and that the Petitioner is one of the Co-heirs of James the last Lord Howard of Walden."

Which Report was read by the Clerk;

And the said Resolution, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Resolution thereupon.

Accordingly, Resolved by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Barony of Howard of Walden is in Abeyance; and that the Petitioner is one of the Co-heirs of James the last Lord Howard of Walden.

Ordered, That the said Resolution be laid before His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Hackney Coaches Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying an additional Duty on Hackney Coaches, and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lockton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness to join the said Canal, at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth;" to which they desire the Concurreuce of this House.

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

Santa Margaretta Head Money Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Officers and Men belonging to His Majesty's Ship Santa Margaretta the like Bounty for taking the French Frigate called L'Amazone, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

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.

Bricks and Tiles Duty Bill.

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

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."

Radnor Roads Bill.

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

Frampton Enclosure Bill :

Hodie 3a 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."

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 it.

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

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

Speaker's Warrant Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

D. Chandos takes the Oaths.

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

African Company, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Sir Henry Parker, from the Admiralty, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Direction of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His late Majesty,

"Copies of Reports made by Captain Edward Thompson, of His Majesty's Ship the Grampus, to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the States and Conditions of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in Possession of the Company of Merchants trading thither;" together with a Schedule thereof, which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

1. "Copy of a Letter from Captain Edward Thompson, enclosing the Reports, dated on board the Grampus, in Accra Road, the 21st of May 1784."

2. "State and Condition of St. Apolonia Fort, dated the 25th of April 1784."

3. "State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, dated the 26th of April 1784."

4. " State and Condition of Commenda Fort, dated the 28th of April 1784."

5. "State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, dated the 30th of April 1784."

6. "State and Condition of Tantumquerry Fort, dated the 10th of May 1784."

7. "State and Condition of Winnebah Fort, dated the 16th of May 1784."

8. "State and Condition of Accra, Pramprem, and Whydah Forts, dated the 19th of May 1784."

9. "State and Condition of Annamaboe Fort, dated May 1784."

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

Bricks and Tiles Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Radnor Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of 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."

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. Montagu and Mr. Thomson:

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

Hackney Coaches Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying an additional Duty on Hackney Coaches; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches."

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.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness to join the said Canal, at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarras.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Chatham.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Aylesbury.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.

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

Lockton 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, enclosing, and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North Riding of the County of York," was pleased to Consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Santa Margaretta Head Money Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorising the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Officers and Men belonging to His Majesty's Ship Santa Margaretta the like Bounty for taking the French Frigate called L'Amazone, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

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."

East India Regulation Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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:"

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Dalrymple, Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Dalrymple, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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 effec tual Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies;" and praying, "That he may not suffer for serving the Public disinterestedly, but that an Exception may be made in the Bill in favour of his just Pretensions to return to India hereafter, in case his Services should not be wanted in England:"

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 Jovis, quintum diem instantis Augusti, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 5o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

East India Regulation Bill.

The Lord Walsingham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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."

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

P. 12. L. 15. Leave out ("and") and insert ("or")

"P. 20. L. 20. After ("Directors") insert ("or from the Secret Committee of the said Court of Directors")

L. 34. After ("Directors") insert ("or from the Secret Committee of the said Court of Directors")

L. 38. After ("Directors") insert ("or from the Secret Committee of the said Court of Directors")

"P. 22. L. 10. After ("Directors") insert ("or of the Secret Committee of the said Court of Directors")

"P. 23. L. 31. After ("Directors") insert ("or from the Secret Committee of the said Court of Directors")

"P. 29. L. 22. After ("the") leave out ("House of Commons") and insert ("two Houses of Parliament")

P. 32. L. 30. After ("Service") insert ("or from the Company of Cadets in the Royal Regiment of Artillery")

"P. 34. L. 19. After ("be") leave out ("and the same is hereby"); and in Lines 19 and 20, after ("repealed") insert ("from and after the First Day of January One Thousand seven Hundred and eighty-five, provided that no Prosecutions or other Suits already commenced, or to be commenced before the First Day of January One Thousand seven Hundred and eighty-five, upon the said Act, shall be affected by such Repeal")

P. 35. L. 23. Leave out ("whatsoever") and insert ("whomsoever")

P. 38. L. 2 and 3. Leave out ("whatsoever") and insert ("whomsoever")

L. 20. After ("Persons") leave out ("so as last")

L. 25. After ("has") insert ("or they have")

"P. 49. L. 4. Leave out ("January") and insert ("March")

L. 30. After ("and") leave out ("so soon as") and insert ("when")

L. 35. Leave out ("forthwith") and insert ("within Ten Days")

L. 38. After ("provided") insert ("upon a Motion to be made within a Time to be limited by the said Court of King's Bench for that Purpose")

"P. 51. L. 39. After ("Prosecutor") insert ("and also to the Party accused")

"P. 53. L. 17. After ("Voice") insert Clause (A)

Clause (A) "And be it further enacted, That the Members of the House of Peers hereby directed to be named, by the said House for the Purposes aforesaid, shall be chosen, nominated, and appointed in the Manner following (that is to say), That at any Time within Thirty Days from the Commencement of the next and every future Session of Parliament, when it shall appear that there are Fifty Lords Spiritual and Temporal, at the least then present, the Lords shall be called, and if there are Fifty present, the Lords shall thereupon proceed to deliver in at the Table Lists, each of which Lists shall contain the Names of Twenty-six Lords, and shall be signed by the Lord who delivers such List, which List being delivered in, shall be referred to a Committee of Lords to be then appointed, who shall examine the said Lists, and forthwith report to the House the Name of every such Lord, whose Name shall appear on Ten such Lists, and if the Names so returned, shall not amount to Twenty-six at the least, the Lords present shall be required to deliver in fresh Lists, each List containing a Number of Names, equal to that Number by which the List returned shall fall short of Twenty-six, and so as often as the Case shall happen, and no Lord present when the House shall be called over, shall depart until the said Lists of Twenty-six Peers, shall be made as aforesaid."

Pr. 55. L. 22. Leave out from ("Challenges") to ("to") in Line 24 of the same Press.

L. 26. After ("out") insert ("and to assign for Cause of Challenge, any such Matter, as in the Opinion of the Three Judges or the Majority of them, shall appear in their Discretion sufficient to set them aside, for the Purpose of obtaining them equal Justice")

Pr. 56. L. 29. After ("to") insert ("appoint and")

Pr. 60. L. 11. Leave out from ("remain") to ("and") in Line 13 of the same Press, and insert ("for such Time as the said special Commissioners shall appoint, unless the said Commissioners shall order them to be released sooner, which they are hereby empowered to do")

Pr. 64. L. 22. Leave out from ("same") to ("to") in Line 23 of the same Press.

L. 30. After ("directed") insert Clause (B)

Clause (B) " Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted, That no Information, or Plea, or Deposition which by this Act is directed to be delivered over by the Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, or one of the Judges of the said Court, to the Lord High Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, or Lords Commissioners, for the Custody of the Great Seal of Great Britain, shall be so delivered over at any other Time, than during some One of the Three usual and accustomed Terms herein-after mentioned, that is to say, Hilary Term, Easter Term, or Michaelmas Term."

Pr. 65. L. 38. Leave out from ("Witnesses") to ("upon") in Press 66. Line 1.

Pr. 66. L. 4. After ("Purpose") insert ("or by Commission, as the Case shall require")

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

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

Foreigners Ordination Bill.

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Bishop of London for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon, or Priest, Persons being Subjects or Citizens of Countries, out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance, as appointed by Law."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lockton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Walsingham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Santa Margaretta Head Money Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Officers and Men, belonging to His Majesty's Ship Santa Margaretta, the like Bounty for taking the French Frigate called L'Amazone, as is allowed to the Officers and Men, on Board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

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.Montagu and Mr. Thomson:

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

Hackney Coaches Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying an additional Duty on Hackney Coaches, and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament, relating to Hackney Coaches."

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."

Franking of Letters, Message from H. C. respecting:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr.Rose and others, who delivered a Paper to the following Effect; (videlicet)

That a Message be sent to the Lords to acquaint them, that this House hath come to a Resolution, That from and after the present Session of Parliament, no Member of this House do frank any Letter or Pacquet, unless the whole Superscription be in his own Hand Writing, and unless, together with the Name of such Member, the Name of the Post Town from which the said Letter or Pacquet is intended to be sent, and the Day of the Month and Year, when the same shall be put into the Post Office, shall be at the same Time superscribed upon such Letter or Pacquet, which Day of the Month shall be in Words at length, and that no Member of this House do permit any Letter or Pacquet to be directed to him at any Place, except where he shall actually be at the Time of Delivery thereof, or at his usual Place of Residence in London, or at the Lobby of this House."

And the same being reported by the Lord Chancellor:

The Messengers were called in again, and told, "That the Lords will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own."

And it being moved, "That the said Message be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk:

And Consideration being had thereof;

Resolutions thereupon:

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, "That from and after the End of the present Session of Parliament, no Member of this House do frank any Letter or Pacquet, unless the whole Superscription be in His own Hand-writing; and unless, together with the Name of such Member, the Name of the Post Town from which the said Letter or Pacquet is intended to be sent, and the Day of the Month and Year when the same shall be put into the Post-Office shall be at the same Time superscribed upon such Letter or Pacquet, which Day of the Month shall be in Words at length."

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, "That from and after the End of the present Session of Parliament, no Member of this House do permit any Letter or Pacquet to be directed to him at any Place, except where he shall actually be at the Time of Delivery thereof, or at his usual Place of Residence in London."

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

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

To acquaint them, "That the Lords have taken the Subject-Matter of their Message into Consideration, and have come to the said Resolutions."

Ale &c. Licences 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 an additional Duty upon Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other excisable Liquors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East India Company's Payments Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the East India Company, with respect to the Payment of certain Sums due to the Public, and to the Acceptance of certain Bills drawn upon the said Company; and for regulating the Dividends to be made by the said Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sedbergh &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirkby-Steven High Lane-Head, in the County of Westmoreland, through Sedbergh to Greeta Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lanacaster, and from Bracken Bar-Gate, near Askrigg, in the County of York, through Sedbergh to Kirkby Kendal, and also the Road from the Four Lane-Ends in Marthwaite, to the Turnpike Road, on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal, in the said County of Westmoreland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Gammill against Wright:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Gammill, Merchant in Greenock, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 30th of July 1784, and praying, " That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Wright, late of New York, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Wright may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday, the the 2d Day of September next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel, or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into a Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Gammill Merchant, 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.

Fallijeff and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in St. Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh, his Attorney, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard of Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

L. Howard of Walden takes his Seat:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That Sir John Griffin Griffin Chevalier, was attending with his Writ of Summons to Parliament, directed to him by His Majesty, in pursuance of the Resolution of this House, of the 3d of this instant August, laid before His Majesty, relating to the Barony of Lord Howard of Walden."

And thereupon,

The Lord Howard of Walden was called in; and having presented his Writ of Summons to the Lord Chancellor, the same was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

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 well-beloved John Griffin Howard of Walden Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifth Day of August, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Which done;

The Lord Howard of Walden took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and then took his Place on the Baron's Bench, next after the Lord St. John of Bletsoe.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House;

Treaty with Nabob Tippoo Sultaun Bahauder delivered.

"Treaty of Peace with the Nabob Tippoo Sultaun Bahauder, signed the 11th Day of March, 1784."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Frampton Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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:" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto, with Amendments to them, to which they desire their Lordships' Concurrence.

Rowley's Bill.

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

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

Foreigners Ordination Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Bishop of London for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon, or Priest, Persons being Subjects or Citizens of Countries out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance, as appointed by Law."

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.

Whitworth's Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the several Estates of Richard Whitworth Esquire, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be exchanged for Part of his unsettled Estates in the same County, of greater Value," 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.

East India Company Payment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the East India Company, with respect to the Payment of certain Sums due to the Public, and to the Acceptance of certain Bills drawn upon the said Company, and for regulating the Dividends to be made by the said Company."

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

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

Alc, &c. Licences Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Licences, for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors."

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.

Hackney Coaches Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying an additional Duty on Hackney Coaches, and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lockton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

East India Regulation Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass."

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protest against passing it:

"Because we think the Principle of the Bill false, unjust, and unconstitutional; False, inasmuch as it provides no effectual Remedy for the Evils it affects to cure; Unjust, as it indiscriminately compels all Persons returning from India, to furnish the Means of Accusation and Persecution against themselves; and Unconstitutional, because it establishes a new Criminal Court of Judicature, in which the Admission of incompetent Evidence is expressly directed, and the Subject is unnecessarily deprived of his most inestimable Birthright, a Trial by Jury."

Portland.

Carlisle.

Devonshire.

Cholmondeley.

Northington.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Pawnbrokers Bill, Petition in Support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves, and others, carrying on the Trade and Business of a Pawnbroker, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying their Lordships, for the Reasons therein mentioned, " To take their Case into Consideration, and that a Day may be appointed for the Third reading of the said Bill, and that they may then be heard by themselves or Counsel in Support of the Allegations contained in the said Bill, and to grant them such Relief in the Premises, as the Circumstances of the Case may require:"

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, in Support of the said Bill, at the Third reading thereof.

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

Bowes' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act to empower Margaret Bowes Spinster, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Thoroton, and Anne his Wife, and the Reverend Robert Croft, and Elizabeth his Wife, to grant Leases of their settled Estates, in the County of Northumberland, and County Palatine of Durham, and for vesting certain Parts of the same Estates in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dewes's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Reverend John Dewes Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Exchequer Loan's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Four;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Horse 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 Duties on Horses kept for the Purpose of Riding, and on Horses used in drawing certain Carriages, in respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bank of England Payment Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to postpone the Payment of the Sum of Two Millions, advanced by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch forfeited Estates Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees, by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second; and to repeal the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Fisherton Prison, Debtors Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of the Poor and distressed Debtors, consined in the Prison of Fisherton Anger, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, and praying, for the Reasons therein mentioned, That their Lordships will be pleased to take their distressed Case into Consideration, and to grant them such Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Fallijeff and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

Ordered, That the hearing of 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, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Whitworth's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the several Estates of Richard Whitworth Esquire, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be exchanged for Part of his unsettled Estates, in the same County, of greater Value."

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.

County Gaols Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Foreigners Ordination Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Bishop of London for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon, or Priest, Persons being Subjects or Citizens of Countries, out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance, as appointed by Law."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Bishop of London for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon, or Priest, Persons being Subjects or Citizens of Countries out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance, as appointed by Law."

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.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes, and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped, and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ale, &c. Licences Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors."

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."

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

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.

Bank of England Payment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to postpone the Payment of the Sum of Two Millions, advanced by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

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.

Frampton Enclosure Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the 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."

And the same, being read three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, " An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dunbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth;" stands committed, be revived, and meet Tomorrow.

Horse Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Horses kept for the Purpose of riding, and on Horses used in drawing certain Carriages, in respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable."

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.

Adjourn.

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