House of Lords Journal Volume 37
February 1786 1-10

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February 1786 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 6o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

Mercer against Williamson.

The Answer of the Reverend Robert Williamson Minister of the Parish of Lethindy, to the Appeal of Charles Mercer of Lethindy Esquire, was this Day brought in;

Sturrock and Stewart against Porter and Ogilvie.

As was also the Answer of William Porter, Merchant in Saint Petersburgh, and Alexander Ogilvie his Attorney, to the Appeal of Messieurs Sturrock and Stewart Merchants in Dundee.

Thanks given to Bp. Worcester for his Sermon.

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

Public Accounts, Fourteenth Report of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Drummond and Mr. Roe, Two of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and state the public Accounts of the Kingdom, attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

The Fourteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and state the public Accounts of the Kingdom."

And then they withdrew.

And the Title thereof, being read by the Clerk:

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

East India Goods, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the several Acts of Parliament, the Return of the said Commissioners, with the following Accounts; (videlicet)

No. 1. "An Account of Prohibited East India Goods imported into Saint Helen's and private Trade Warehouses in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1784 to Michaelmas 1785, what delivered out for Exportation during that Period, and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1785."

2. "An Account of Prohibited East India Goods imported into Leadenhall Warehouse in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1784 to Michaelmas 1785, also what exported during that Period, and what remained in the said Warehouse at Michaelmas 1785."

3. "An Account of Prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1784, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1785."

4. "An Account of East India Goods Prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1784, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1785."

5. "An Account of Prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Helen's, Leadenhall, Billiter Lane, and the Custom House in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1784, in order to be dyed, glazed, and refreshed, what have been since returned, and what remained out at Michaelmas 1785."

6. "An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1784 to Michaelmas 1785."

7. "An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England, commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1784 to Michaelmas 1785."

8. "An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery, to Davis's Streights, and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged, and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1785."

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Pensions, List of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Alcock from the Treasury attended:"

He was called in and delivered at the Bar,

A List of Pensions together with the Names of the Persons to whom the same are granted since the 11th Day of February 1785, being the Date of the last Return made out pursuant to the Directions of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues, and for pre venting the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List."

Also, "List of Pensions, together with the Names of the Persons to whom the same are granted, since the 11th Day of February 1785, (being the Date of the last Return) who have served the Crown in Foreign Courts, made out pursuant to the Directions of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Mr. Alcock also delivered in at the Bar,

Whale Fishery, Account of Scotch Ships employed in, delivered.

"An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged, and also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported from the 10th of October 1784 to the 10th of October 1785."

And then he withdrew:

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

East Indies, List of Offices in Establishments, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Morton from the East India Company attended."

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty;

List of all Offices, Places, and Employments, in the Civil and Military Establishments of the East India Company in the East Indies, with the Salary or Pay and Emoluments belonging thereto, or allowed or paid by the said Company in respect thereof, according to the latest Advices received from India."

And then he withdrew:

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Johnston against Allan.

Upon reading the Petition of William Johnston Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Allan Merchant in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of William Hunter late of Clerkington, Merchant in Edinburgh, is Respondent, setting forth, "That the Petitioner in July 1784 exhibited his Appeal to their Lordships from Two Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland: That One of the said Interlocutors is by Mistake stated to have been pronounced upon the 23d Day of June 1784, whereas the same bears Date the 22d Day of the said Month of June 1784;" and therefore praying, "That he may be allowed to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the above mentioned Interlocutor from the 23d Day of June 1784 to the 22d of that Month, he amending the Respondent's Copy."

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

Hill against Buchanan.

Upon reading the Petition of James Hill, Writer in Glasgow, Trustee upon the sequestrated Estate of Messieurs Wilson and Brown of Glasgow, Merchants, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Buchanan of Glasgow, and John Buchanan of Greenock, Merchants, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner in March last exhibited his Appeal to their Lordships, from Two Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland: That in the said Appeal both the Respondents are by Mistake described of Glasgow, Merchants, whereas the said John Buchanan is a Merchant in Greenock;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Description of the Respondents from "George and John Buchanans of Glasgow, Merchants, to "George Buchanan of Glasgow, and John Buchanan of Greenock, Merchants;" he amending the Respondents' Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal by altering the Description of the Respondents from ("George and John Buchanans of Glasgow, Merchants,") to ("George Buchanan of Glasgow, and John Buchanan of Greenock, Merchants,") as desired; he amending the Respondents' Copy."

Newfound land Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confining, for a limited Time, the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland, to Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence, according to the Form hereunto annexed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Emmerich's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andreas Emmerich;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Inglis against Douglas and Co.

Upon reading the Petition of Lawrence Inglis Writer in Edinburgh, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, late Bankers in Ayr, and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner some Time ago exhibited his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland: That on looking into the said Appeal, he observes, that one of the Interlocutors is by Mistake stated to have been pronounced on the 24th Day of June 1781, whereas the same bears Date the 26th Day of that Month;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the above-mentioned Interlocutor from the 24th to the 26th Day of June 1781; he amending the Respondents Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the above-mentioned Interlocutor, as desired, he amending the Respondents' Copy.

Fraser against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Fraser of Lovat, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House to which His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Matters in Issue by the said Appeal being now in a Train of Negotiation for a Settlement," the Petitioner humbly prays their Lordships, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be postponed till Monday the 27th Day of March next, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 27th Day of March next, as desired.

Gordon against Gordon et al.

Upon reading the Petition of George Alexander Gordon, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Janet Gordon and others Respondents thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioners are desirous that the Hearing of this Cause be put off to the 20th of March next;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of this Cause to the 20th Day of March next, or to such other Day in the present Session as to their Lordships shall seem proper:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 20th Day of March next, as desired.

Pagan against Campbell:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Pagan, Son and Executor, decerned and confirmed to William Pagan, Tenant in Kyle, deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 16th of February 1781; also of Six Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there of the 15th and 18th of February, and 16th and 17th of December 1783, and 2d and 3d of March 1784; also of Four other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 13th and 30th of July, and 25th of November, and 10th of December 1784; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 18th of January 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that Margaret Campbell, otherwise McGill, Widow of David McGill, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Margaret Campbell, otherwise McGill, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 6th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Martin to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Martin of Lyon's Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Pagan, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Colquhoun and Little john against Buchanan et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Colquhoun, late of Craigallian, now of Garscadden Esquire, and Alexander Littlejohn Writer in Stirling, Procurator Fiscal of the Sheriff Court of the County of Stirling; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 25th of January and 8th of March 1785; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there of the 26th of July, 9th of August, and 10th of December 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Buchanan in Auchineer, Walter Buchanan Brother of the said John Buchanan, Archibald Edmonstone in Spittal, and James Dougal Huntsman in Hardgate, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Buchanan and the said other Respondents may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 6th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon any of the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance 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 James Colquhoun Esquire and Alexander Littlejohn, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Robertson against Kemps:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Katherine Robertson formerly McLean, Wife of John Robertson of the City of Edinburgh Staymaker, and of the said John Robertson for his Interest, complaining of Seven Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of December 1778, the 4th of March and 4th of August 1779, the 26th of January 1780, the 26th of July and 18th of December 1781, and 26th of June 1783; 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 Helen Henderson otherwise Kemp and George Kemp may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Helen Henderson otherwife Kemp, and George Kemp, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Monday the 6th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Martin to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Martin of Lyon's Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Katherine Robertson and John Robertson on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Bank of England against Pulteney

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Pulteney Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioners presented their Appeal to their Lordships on the 24th of March last from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that their Lordships were pleased to order the Respondent to answer the said Appeal within the usual Time; that the original Order was sent down to the Petitioners' Agent in Scotland to be served, and the Petitioners have been informed the same was duly served, but no Affidavit of such Service has been transmitted to the Petitioners' Solicitor in London; that as no Answer is yet put in to the said Appeal," the Petitioners humbly pray their Lordships, "That the said Respondent may be ordered to put in his Answer to the said Appeal within the usual Time:"

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal on or before Monday the 6th Day of March next.

Weltje and Mayersbach take the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Louis Weltje and Alexander von Mayersbach took the Oaths appointed in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Louis Weltje and Alexander von Mayersbach."

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

E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Bathurst.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St.David's.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Ducie.
L. Amherst.
L. Southampton.
L. Rodney.

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

Ld. Ducie introduced:

Francis Lord Ducie, claiming by virtue of a special Limitation in Remainder contained in a Patent granted to Matthew Lord Ducie, bearing Date the 27th of April in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Scarsdale and the Lord Rodney (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding. His Lordship on his Knee presented the said Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read as follows:

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 wellbeloved Francis Ducie of Tortworth 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 Twenty-fourth Day of January, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed in his due Place.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 7o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Newfoundland Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confining for a limited Time the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland to Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British-built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

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.

Emmerich's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andreas Emmerich."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Effingham.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Boddam et al. against Ryley et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Rawson Hart Boddam, and Nathaniel Stackhouse Esquires, Executors in India of John Spencer Esquire deceased, William Williams Clerk, and Sarah his Wife Administratrix, with the Will and Codicil annexed of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said John Spencer in England, for the Use of John Spencer his only Son, and One of his Residuary Legatees residing at Bombay, the said John Spencer the Son and Edward Nugent and Adriana his Wife, the other Residuary Legatee of the said John Spencer deceased, complaining of certain Parts of a Decree or Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 31st October 1785; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied, or to make such other Order in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that John Ryley Clerk and Martha his Wife, and Lawrence Sullivan and John Moffatt Esquires, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Ryley Clerk, and Martha his Wife, and Lawrence Sullivan and John Moffatt Esquires, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 21st Day of this instant February; and Service of this Order upon the Clerks in Court of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

Tod et al. against Young et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein William Tod and others are Appellants, and Margaret Young and others are Respondents:

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

Debtors' Relief Bill.

The Earl of Effingham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to oblige Debtors who shall continue in Execution in Prison beyond a certain Time, and for Sums not exceeding what are mentioned in the Act, to make Discovery of, and deliver upon Oath, their Estates for their Creditors' Benefit."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Weltje and Mayersbach's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Louis Weltje and Alexander von Mayersbach," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Emmerich's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andreas Emmerich," was committed.

Newfoundland Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confining for a limited Time, the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America, and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland to Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Judges report on Bills, Limitation of.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Report from the Judges, upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills, after Monday the Seventeenth Day of April next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10o Februarii 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Moray.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

PRAYERS.

Newfoundland Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confining for a limited Time, the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America, and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland, to Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Emmerich's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andreas Emmerich."

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. Holford and Mr. Thomson:

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

Weltje and Mayersbach's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Louis Weltje and Alexander Von Mayersbach."

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.

Judges' Reports on private Bills, Limitation of.

Moved, "That the Order made on Wednesday last, that this House will not receive any Report from the Judges upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills, after Monday the 17th Day of April next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Report from the Judges upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills, after Monday the 10th Day of April next.

Tod et al. against Young et al:

Upon reading the Petition of William Tod and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Margaret Young and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for a further Hearing this Day; setting forth, "That the Petitioners are desirous to withdraw their Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, upon Payment of £50 Costs to the Respondents, in respect of the said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of £50 Costs to the Respondents, in respect of the said Appeal.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of this House on Wednesday next, to nominate and appoint Twenty-six Lords Members of this House, pursuant to the Directions of an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, for regulating the Affairs of the East India Company, and for establishing a Court of Judicature for the Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies.

Adjourn.

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