House of Lords Journal Volume 37
January 1786

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: January 1786', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 386-391. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116782 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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January 1786

Anno 26o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 24o Januarii 1786.

DIE Martis, 24o Januarii 1786, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratiâ Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo Sexto. In quem Diem hæc Tertia Sessio Parliamenti per seperalia Adjournamenta, et Prorogationes continuata fuerat in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.

King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure they attend Him immediately in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

His Majesty was pleased to say,

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Since I last met you in Parliament the Disputes which appeared to threaten an Interruption to the Tranquillity of Europe, have been brought to an amicable Conclusion; and I continue to receive from foreign Powers the strongest Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards this Country.

At Home, My Subjects experience the growing Blessings of Peace in the Extension of Trade, the Improvement of the Revenue, and the Encrease of the public Credit of the Nation.

For the farther Advancement of those important Objects, I rely on the Continuance of that Zeal and Industry which you manifested in the last Session of Parliament.

The Resolutions which you laid before Me, as the Basis of an Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, have been by My Direction communicated to the Parliament of that Kingdom; but no effectual Step has hitherto been taken thereupon which can enable you to make any further Progress in that salutary Work.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I have ordered the Estimates for the present Year to be laid before you: It is My earnest Wish to enforce Economy in every Department, and you will, I am persuaded, be equally ready to make such Provision as may be necessary for the Public Service, and particularly for maintaining Our Naval Strength on the most secure and respectable Footing; above all, let Me recommend to you, the Establishment of a fixed Plan for the Reduction of the National Debt. The flourishing State of the Revenue will, I trust, enable you to effect this important Measure with little Addition to the Public Burdens.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

The Vigour and Resources of the Country, so fully manifested in its present Situation, will encourage you in continuing to give your utmost Attention to every Object of national Concern, particularly to the Consideration of such Measures as may be necessary in order to give farther Security to the Revenue, and to promote and extend, as far as possible, the Trade and general Industry of My Subjects."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned, during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

L. Fortescue takes his Seat:

This Day Hugh Lord Fortescue sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Hugh Lord Fortescue; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

E. Brooke takes the Oaths.

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

Bill pro formâ read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Select Vestries."

His Majesty's Speech reported:

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech; and the same being read by the Clerk;

Motion for an Address thereon:

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty our most humble Thanks for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

To express to His Majesty the Satisfaction which it affords us, to be informed that the Disputes which appeared to threaten an Interruption to the Tranquillity of Europe, have been brought to an amicable Conclusion, and that His Majesty continues to receive from Foreign Powers the strongest Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards this Country.

That the Extension of Trade, the Improvement of the Revenue, and the Encrease of the Public Credit, are Blessings of which we cannot but be deeply sensible.

That the Promotion of the Common Interests, and Prosperity of all His Majesty's Subjects, was the Object of these Resolutions which we humbly laid before His Majesty in the last Session of Parliament, as the Foundation of a permanent and equitable Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, but no effectual Step having been taken in consequence of them by the Parliament of Ireland, the Progress of that Measure, however salutary, cannot properly become the Subject of our present Consideration.

To assure His Majesty that the Vigour and Resources of the Country so fully manifested in its present Situation, cannot fail to excite a still more active Attention to the important Objects of National Concern, which His Majesty is pleased to recommend to our Consideration, and particularly to such Measures as may be necessary to give farther Security to the Revenue, and to promote and extend as far as possible the Trade and general Industry of our Country."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address, pursuant to the said Order; (videlicet)

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Essex.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Clarendon.
E. Leicester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee withdrew to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Address reported and agreed to.

And the Earl of Morton reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them as follows; (videlicet)

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our humble Thanks for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

Impressed with the fullest Conviction of the Blessings which result from a State of General Peace, it affords us great Satisfaction to be informed, that the Disputes which appeared to threaten an Interruption to the Tranquillity of Europe, have been brought to an amicable Conclusion, and that Your Majesty continues to receive from Foreign Powers, the strongest Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards this Country.

Earnestly interested in whatever may contribute to the Strength and Splendor of the Nation, and the Wealth of Your Majesty's Subjects, we cannot but be deeply sensible of the Advantages which must be derived from the Extension of Trade, the Improvement of the Revenue, and the Encrease of the Public Credit.

The Promotion of the common Interest and Prosperity of all Your Majesty's Subjects, was the Object of those Resolutions which we humbly laid before Your Majesty in the last Session of Parliament, as the Foundation of a permanent and equitable Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, but no effectual Step having been taken in consequence of them by the Parliament of Ireland, the Progress of that Measure, however salutary, cannot properly become the Subject of our present Consideration.

We humbly entreat Your Majesty to be persuaded, that the Vigour and Resources of the Country which with heartfelt Satisfaction we observe are so fully manifested in its present Situation, cannot fail to excite a still more active Attention to the important Objects of National Concern, which Your Majesty is pleased to recommend to our Consideration, and particularly to such Measures as may be necessary to give farther Security to the Revenue, and to promote and extend as far as possible the general Industry of our Country."

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

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with white Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

Bp. Worcester to preach on 30th January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Worcester be and he is hereby desired to preach before this House on Monday the 30th Day of this instant January, in the Abbey Church Westminster.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.

P. Wales.
Ld. Chancellor.
Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Leicester.
E. Talbot.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Sundridge.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journals.

Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals of this and former Sessions of Parliament:

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Leicester.
E. Talbot.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L.Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Sundridge.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them, to meet when, where, and as often as they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages leading to this House, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming thereto:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their strict Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within their Jurisdiction, take special Order that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay between Whitehall and the End of Abingdon Street in Westminster from Twelve of the Clock at Noon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts be permitted to stop in the Streets and Passages between the End of Market Lane, in Pall Mall, and the End of Abingdon Street, between the Hours aforesaid, or to pass through the Old Palace Yard, from One of the Clock in the Afternoon until One Hour after the Rising of this House, during the Sitting of this Parliament: And that all Carriages, Drays, or Carts hereby permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages be obliged to go one after another in the Manner following; (that is to say) all Carriages, Drays, or Carts going towards Westminster, to keep on the Side of the Street or Passage next to Saint James's Park, and all those going the contrary Way to keep on the other Side of the Street, and upon no account whatsoever to presume to go Two or more abreast during the Sitting of this Parliament: And herein special Care is to be taken by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House made this Day for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Januarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Morton.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Fortescue.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with white Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with their Lordships' Address; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day at Half an Hour past Two o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Weltje and Mayersbach's Petition for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Louis Weltje and Alexander Von Mayersbach, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Fortescue presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Louis Weltje and Alexander Von Mayersbach."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Murray and Henderson against Haugh.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Murray of Murraythwaite and Robert Henderson of Cleugheads, surviving Trustees of the deceased Robert Dalrymple of Priestfield, Writer to the Signet, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 23d of February and 12th of July 1775, and 12th of September 1776; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there of the 4th of August and 22d of November 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Jean Haugh, Widow of John Nicholson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Jean Haugh may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or her Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Walker against Fletcher.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Walker Attorney in Exchequer, Factor, appointed by the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, upon the sequestrated Estate of Lewis Gordon of Techmurie; complaining of Five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 7th and 11th of August 1784, and 24th of November, and 10th and 22d of December 1785, in so far as concerns the Aliment discerned to be paid to the Pursuer; 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 Mrs. Jean Fletcher, alias Gordon, now Wife of the said Lewis Gordon, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mrs. Jean Fletcher, alias Gordon, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurator or Agent of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Campbells against Macneil.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Archibald Campbell of Inverniel Knight of the Bath, Major General of His Majesty's Forces, and James Campbell Esquire, late Major of the West Fencible Regiment, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th of July 1784; also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 5th of February 1785, in so far as it adheres to the Interlocutor last mentioned; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 16th of November and 3d of December 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that John Macneil, Writer in Inverary, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Macneil may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to recognize on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Archibald Campbell and James Campbell Esquire, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, one of them being abroad, and the other in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Thomson against McMillan.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Thomson, late Commander of the Ship Defiance Letter of Marque, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 7th of July and 1st, 18th, and 24th of December 1784; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 5th of March and 4th of August 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, and that the Interlocutors of the Judge Admiral of the 2d of January, 6th of March, and 13th of July 1781, and 14th of February, 2d of April, 14th of May, and 8th of August 1783, may be affirmed, 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 Malcolm McMillan, Master of the Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Malcolm McMillan may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the known Agent or Counsel of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Colquhoun against Corbet.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Colquhoun, Tenant in Gartcosh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, of the 3d and 24th of December 1785; 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 proper; and that John Corbet Esquire of Tollcross may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Corbet Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of February next; and Service of this OrOrder upon the Agent for the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Clerk against Gordon:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of January, 23d of February, and 10th of March 1785; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 29th of November and 14th and 17th of December 1785; 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 Hugh Gordon, Watchmaker in Aberdeen, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Hugh Gordon may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon any of the known Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Clerk, Merchant in Aberdeen, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 30o Januarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Grosvenor.

PRAYERS.

Cuninghame against Cuningham et al.

The Answer of Henry Drumlanrig Cuningham and others, Creditors on the Estate of Lainshaw, to the Appeal of William Cuninghame of Lainshaw Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Gordon against Tait.

As was also the Answer of John Tait Junior, Writer to the Signet, as Assignee in Trust for sundry Partners of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon Esquire, of Culvennan, Advocate.

Fraser et al. against Hall.

And also the Answer of William Hall Esquire, of Whitehall, to the Appeal of Alexander Fraser of Strichen Esquire, and others.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did on Wednesday last present their Address to His Majesty; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer:"

My Lords,

I thank you for this very dutiful and loyal Address.

I receive, with great Satisfaction, your Assurances that you will give the strictest Attention to the important Objects of National Concern which I have recommended to your Consideration."

Ordered, That the said Address, together with His Majesty's most gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Murray and Henderson's Appeal:

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Murray and Robert Henderson, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

And on Thomson's Appeal:

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

And on Walker's Appeal.

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

Brewster to enter into Recognizance on Colquhoun's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Brewster of Warwick Court in the City of London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Colquhoun, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein George Alexander Gordon is Appellant, and Janet Gordon and others 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.

York Buildings Company against Ld. Elphinstone.

The House being informed, "That John Lord Elphinstone, Respondent to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Sutherland Messenger at Arms, residing in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

York Buildings Company against Pool Finch et al.

The House being informed, "That Doctor Robert Pool Finch and others Respondents to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Sutherland, Messenger at Arms, residing in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Appeals, Time limited for prosecuting, extended.

Notice was taken, "That the Time limited by the standing Orders of this House of the 5th of April 1720, requiring Appeals to be prosecuted within Eight Days from the First Day of every Session or Meeting of Parliament, expires on Wednesday next."

Ordered, That the Time limited for that Purpose be extended to the next Sitting Day of the House.

King Charles's Martyrdom observed.

Then in order to solemnize this Day being appointed by Act of Parliament to be observed as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First.

Adjourn.

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