House of Lords Journal Volume 37
February 1787 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: February 1787 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 598-606. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116805 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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February 1787 21-30

DIE Jovis, 22o Februarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Sibbald and Brown against Dewar.

The Answer of Andrew Dewar Cashier to the Merchant Banking Company of Glasgow, to the Appeal of William Sibbald of Leith Merchant, and William Brown of London Merchant, was this Day brought in.

Dedel's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Solomon Dedel," 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."

New South Wales Judicature Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to establish a Court of Criminal Judicature on the Eastern Coast of New South Wales and the Parts adjacent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wackerbarth's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing George Wackerbarth."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Regulation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual the Laws now in being for suppressing unlawful Lotteries."

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 Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Eames:

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

Deschamps' et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Deschamps of Bucklersbury in the City of London Esquire, and James Dunch of Shepherd Street in the County of Middlesex, Upholsterer (the surviving Executors of the last Will and Testament of Giles Hudson late of London Merchant, deceased), and also of Wentworth Ogle of the City of London, Surgeon, a Bond Creditor of the said Giles Hudson, on Behalf of himself and the other specialty Creditors of the said Giles Hudson; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Ashhurst, and Mr. Baron Perryn, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Cracoe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures within the Township of Cracoe in the Parish of Burnsall, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Morton.
E. Balcarres.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
Ld. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
E. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Fortescue.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Fawkener's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Charles Biggs, Francis Milman, M. D. John Robarts, Elizabeth Jones, William Steel, Alice Valentine, Charlotte Wright, Elizabeth Mayo, William Nicholls, Mary Nicholls, Ann Smith, Hannah Craster, Charles Albert Pezzy, Elizabeth Seddall, Anne Smith, and Richard White do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Fawkener Esquire with Georgiana Ann Poyntz his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Rawdon Hart Boddam Esquire and others are Appellants, and John Ryley Clerk and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Woollens, State of Exports of, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "The State of the Exports of Woollens to Portugal in the Year 1785, and the aggregate Amount of the Exports of Woollens to all the rest of the World in the same Year."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Februarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Osborne on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned, and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) An Act to render more effectual the Laws now in being for suppressing unlawful Lotteries." "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act to enable His Majesty to establish a Court of Criminal Judicature on the Eastern Coast of New South Wales and the Parts adjacent." "An Act for naturalizing George Wackerbarth." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the Most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl Bathurst; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-third Day of February, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

1. "An Act to render more effectual the Laws now in being for suppressing unlawful Lotteries."

2. "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

3. "An Act to enable His Majesty to establish a Court of Criminal Judicature on the Eastern Coast of New South Wales and the Parts adjacent."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

4. "An Act for naturalizing George Wackerbarth."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Conference desired respecting Commercial Interests of the Kingdom:

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

To desire a Conference with this House upon a Matter highly important to the Manufactures and Commercial Interests of this Kingdom.

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in again, and told, That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as desired, and appoint it presently in the Painted Chamber."

Managers named:

The Lords following were named Managers of the Conference; (videlicet)

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
E. Denbigh.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Norwich.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Hawkesbury.

The House being informed, " That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended,

The House was resumed:

Conference reported.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by Mr. Grenville, who acquainted the Managers for the Lords, "That they having taken into their Consideration that Part of His Majesty's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on the 23d Day of January last, which relates to a Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between His Majesty and the Most Christian King, have thereupon come to several Resolutions, and also to an humble Address to His Majesty; to which Address and Resolutions the Commons desire the Concurrence of their Lordships."

Which Resolutions and Address are as follow; (videlicet)

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that all Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, which are not specified in the Sixth Article of the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between His Britannic Majesty and the Most Christian King, signed at Versailles, the 26th of September 1786, shall be imported into this Kingdom on Payment of Duties as low as any which shall be payable on the Importation of the like Articles from any other European Nation.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that Wines of the Produce of the European Dominions of the French King, imported directly into this Kingdom, shall, in no Case, pay any higher Duties than the Wines of Portugal now pay.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty hereafter to be paid upon Vinegar of the Produce or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of Thirty-two Pounds eighteen Shillings and ten-pence upon every Ton, containing two hundred and fifty-two Gallons.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty hereafter to be paid upon Brandy, of the Produce or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at a Rate not exceeding seven Shillings for every Gallon.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that Oil of Olives coming directly from the European Dominions of the French King, shall, for the future, pay no higher Duties on the Importation thereof into this Kingdom, than are now paid for the same from the most favoured Nation.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon Beer, the Produce or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of thirty Pounds per Centum ad valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty hereafter to be paid for all Cabinet Work and Turnery, and for all Instruments of Music, being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of ten Pounds per Centum ad valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty hereafter to be paid for all Articles composed of Iron or Steel separately, or mixed or worked, or mounted with other Substances, such Articles being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, and not exceeding in their Value fifty Shillings by the Hundred Weight, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of five Pounds per Centum ad valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty hereafter to be paid for all Articles composed of Iron or Steel separately, or mixed or worked, or mounted with other Substances, and exceeding in their Value fifty Shillings by the Hundred Weight, and for all Buttons, Buckles, Knives or Scissars, and for all other Articles of Hardware or Cutlery, and for all Articles composed of Copper and Brass separately, or mixed or worked, or mounted with other Substances, such Articles being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of ten Pounds per Centum ad valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient, that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon all Sorts of Cottons and Woollens, whether knit or woven, including Hosiery, the Produce or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of twelve Pounds per Centum ad valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon all Linens made of Flax or Hemp of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be no higher than the Duty which Linens of the Manufacture of Holland or Flanders, imported into this Kingdom, now pay.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty hereafter to be paid for Cambricks and Lawns, being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be for every Demi-Piece of Cambrick, and for every Demi-Piece of Lawn, not exceeding Seven Yards and Three Quarters of a Yard English Measure in Length, and not being above the Value of Fifty Shillings, respectively, Five Shillings, and so in Proportion for any greater Length: And that the Duty for any Cambrick imported in Pieces exceeding Seven-Eighths of a Yard English Measure in Breadth; and for any Lawn imported in Pieces exceeding One Yard and a Quarter English Measure in Breadth, and being above the Value of Fifty Shillings, respectively, shall be Ten Pounds per Centum ad Valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon all Sadlery of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of Fifteen Pounds per Centum ad Valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon Gauzes of all Sorts, of the Manufacture of the European Do minions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of Ten Pounds per Centum ad Valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon the Importation into this Kingdom of Millinery made up of Muslin, Lawn, Cambrick, or Gauze of any Kind, or of any other Article specified in the Sixth Article of the said Treaty of Navigation and Commerce of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, shall be at the Rate of Twelve Pounds per Centum ad Valorem; and that if any Articles not so specified, and which may be legally imported into this Kingdom, shall be used in such Millinery, such Articles shall pay Duties as if separately imported into this Kingdom.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon all Porcelain Earthen Ware and Pottery of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of Twelve Pounds per Centum ad Valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that the Duty of Customs hereafter to be paid upon all Plate Glass and Glass Ware of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall be at the Rate of Twelve Pounds per Centum ad Valorem.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that all Cottons and Linens stained or printed, being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall pay, over and above the Duty of Customs to be paid on the Importation thereof, a further Duty sufficient to countervail the internal Duty actually payable on the like Goods manufactured in Great Britain.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that all Plate Glass and Glass Ware, being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall pay, over and above the Duty of Customs to be paid on the Importation thereof, a further Duty sufficient to countervail the internal Duties actually payable on the like Goods manufactured in Great Britain; and also the Import Duties charged on the raw Materials used therein.

Resolved, That it appears to be expedient that Beer being of the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported into this Kingdom, shall pay, over and above the Duty of Customs to be paid on the Importation thereof, a further Duty sufficient to countervail the internal Duty actually paid on Beer brewed in Great Britain."

Address to His Majesty on the Subject.

Most Gracious Sovereign, We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, having taken into our most serious Consideration the Provisions contained in the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce concluded between Your Majesty and the Most Christian King, beg Leave to approach Your Majesty with our sincere and grateful Acknowledgments for this additional Proof of Your Majesty's constant Attention to the Welfare and Happiness of Your Subjects.

We shall proceed with all proper Expedition in taking such Steps as may be necessary for giving Effect to a System so well calculated to promote a beneficial Intercourse between Great Britain and France, and to give additional Permanence to the Blessings of Peace.

"It is our firm Persuasion, that we cannot more effectually consult the general Interests of our Country, and the Glory of Your Majesty's Reign, than by concurring in a Measure which tends to the Extension of Trade, and the Encouragement of Industry and Manufacture, the genuine Sources of National Wealth, and the surest Foundation of the Prosperity and Happiness of Your Majesty's Dominions."

And the said Resolutions and Address being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Message of the Commons, and the Resolutions thereby communicated, be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

House to be in a Committee on Commons Message:

Ordered, That this House will resolve itself into a Committee on Thursday next, to take into Consideration the said Message and Resolutions, and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Message and Resolutions be referred to the said Committee.

Conventions with France and Spain, and several Accounts referred to the Committee:

Ordered, That the Copy of the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between His Majesty and the Most Christian King, signed at Versailles the 26th of September 1786, and Translation:

And also, Copy of the Convention between His Majesty and the King of Spain, signed at London the 14th of July 1786, and Translation, laid before this House (by His Majesty's Command) on the 31st of January last, be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Copy of the Convention between His Majesty and the Most Christian King, signed at Versailles the 15th of January 1787, and Translation, laid before this House (by His Majesty's Command) on the 5th of February last, be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Account of Imports to and Exports from Portugal in the Year 1772:

Also, An Account of Imports to and Exports from Portugal in the Year 1773:

And also, State of the Trade between the British Dominions and Portugal in the Year 1785, laid before this House (by His Majesty's Command) on the 8th of February Instant, be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Account of the Foreign Produce and Manufactures exported from Great Britain to France between the 5th January 1714 and the 5th January 1787, distinguishing each Year and the Species of Goods.

Also, An Account of the Quantity and Value of British Produce or Manufacture exported from Great Britain to France, from 5th January 1714 to 5th January 1787, distinguishing each Year and the Species of Goods.

And also, An Account of the Quantity and Value of Imports into Great Britain from France between the 5th January 1761 and the 5th January 1787, distinguishing each Year and the Species of Goods, laid before this House (pursuant to an Order of the 5th Instant), be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Account of the Stock of Wine in the Possession of Dealers on the 1st September 1786, and also of Wine imported and consumed between the 5th of July and 31st August 1786:

And also, An Account of the Stock of Wine in the Possession of Dealers on the 5th July and the 29th November 1786 respectively, and also of Wine imported and consumed within that Period, laid before this House, (pursuant to an Order of the 5th instant,) be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Account of the Value of the Imports and Exports to and from England and Portugal from the 5th January 1704, to the 5th January 1761, distinguishing each Year:

Also, An Account of the Quantity and Value of British Manufacture and Produce exported from Great Britain to Portugal between the 5th of January 1761, and the 5th January 1787 distinguishing each Year and the Species of Goods:

Also, An Account of the Quantity and Value of the Imports from Portugal into Great Britain, from the 5th January 1761 to the 5th January 1787, distinguishing the several Articles and Years:

Also, An Account of the Quantity and Value of Foreign Produce and Manufacture exported from Great Britain to Portugal, between the 5th January 1761 and the 5th January 1787, distinguishing each Year and the Species of Goods:

And also, An Account of the Coals exported from Great Britain to France, Holland, and Germany, for the last Fifteen Years, distinguishing each Year, laid before this House (pursuant to Orders of the 8th and 9th Instant), be referred to the said Committee.

Resolutions and Address to be printed.

Ordered, That the said Resolutions and Address, communicated by the Commons at the Conference this Day, be printed.

Kensingland, &c. Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Rous and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Kensingland and Covehithe otherwise North Hales in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cracoe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures within the Township of Cracoe in the Parish of Burnsall in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sutton against Johnstone, in Error.

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer (first propounding it to the House) did rise from his Place and brought in a Writ of Error, wherein Evelyn Sutton Esquire is Plaintiff, and George Johnstone Esquire is Defendant, and made three Obeisances before he came to the Bar, and then after three Obeisances more, he laid it on the Table.

Armstrong against His Majesty's Advocate.

The House being informed, "That Ilay Campbell Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for His Majesty's Interest, Respondent to the Appeal of Mr. David Armstrong Advocate, 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 Charles McKenzie, Writer 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.

Adjourn,

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Februarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Boddam et al. against Ryley et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Rawson Hart Boddam Esquire and others are Appellants, and John Ryley Clerk and Martha his Wife, and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Cracoe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures within the Township of Cracoe in the Parish of Burnsall in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dedels' Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Solomon Dedel."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Fawkener Esquire, with Georgiana Ann Poyntz his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Thursday the 8th Day of March next; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Lords summoned.

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

Woollens, State of Exports of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Irving from the Commissioners of the Customs attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Thursday last,

1. "The State of the Exports of Woollens to Portugal in the Year 1785, and the aggregate Amount of the Exports of Woollens to all the rest of the World in the same Year."

2. Also, "An Account of the aggregate Amount of the Exports of Woollens from England to all the World, Portugal excepted in the Year 1785."

3. And also, "An Account of the Value of the Imports and Exports to and from England and Portugal, from the 5th January 1704, to the 5th January 1761, distinguishing each Year, pursuant to an Order of the 9th Instant."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

He was asked, "Whether he had not already delivered in an Account, entitled in like Manner as the said last mentioned Account?" and he said, "He had; but that the Contents of the said Account did not correspond to the said Title, it being totally a different Account, and the Title put thereto by Mistake."

He was directed to withdraw.

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

Graham et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Graham of Balgowan Esquire, James Maxtone Esquire, Curator Dative to Captain Charles Græme, late of the Royal American Regiment, and John Græme, one of the Clerks to His Majesty's Signet, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Ashhurst and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition, and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Februarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Boddam et al. against Ryley et al:

After Hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon 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 Andriana 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 of October 1785; and praying, " That the same might be reversed or varied, or to make such other Order in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of John Ryley Clerk, and Martha his Wife, Laurence Sulivan and John Moffat Esquires, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Decree or Decretal Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pucklechurch Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and from Pucklechurch aforesaid, to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Woollens, State of Exports, to be printed.

Ordered, That the State of the Exports of Woollens to Portugal in the Year 1785, and the Account of the aggregate Amount of the Exports of Woollens from England to all the World, Portugal excepted, in the Year 1785, laid before the House Yesterday, be printed.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Februarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Setariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Donaldson et al. against Forbes:

This Day being appointed for Hearing the Cause upon the Appeal of Robert Donaldson Writer to the Signet, and others Freeholders of the County of Nairn; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March 1786; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem meet;" to which Appeal Arthur Forbes of Culloden Esquire, is Respondent:

Counsel appeared for the said Respondent (but none appearing for the Appellants,) and the Respondent's Counsel having prayed an Affirmance of the said Interlocutor complained of:

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Interlocutor affirmed.

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven."

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.

Pucklechurch Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge, in the County of Wilts, and from Pucklechurch aforesaid, to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Lothian.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Bathurst.
V. Stormont.
V. Hamilton.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Rolts, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Edward Bayntun Rolt of Spye Park, in the County of Wilts, Baronet, and Andrew Bayntun Rolt Esquire, his Eldest Son; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging divers Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, belonging to Sir Edward Bayntun Rolt Baronet, and Andrew Bayntun Rolt Esquire, from a certain Limitation contained in an Indenture of Release, bearing Date the Twenty-second Day of August One thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven (fn. 1) ."

Nash for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Nash of the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Architect; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Jane Elizabeth Kerr his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again:

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 Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to Dissolve the Marriage of John Nash Architect, with Jane Elizabeth Kerr his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 20th Day of March next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Nash may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Jane Elizabeth Kerr may have a Copy of the said Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Thomas Morgan, Ann Morgan, Mary Lewis, Elizabeth Morgan, Humphry Edwards, and Thomas Edwards, do attend this House on Tuesday the 20th Day of March next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

Bp. Durham takes the Oaths.

This Day Thomas Lord Bishop of Durham took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

France and Portugal, Accounts relative to Trade with, to be printed.

Ordered, That all the Papers and Accounts laid before the House, relative to the Imports, Exports, and Trade to and from Great Britain and France, and to and from Great Britain and Portugal, not already printed, be printed.

Treaty with Portugal in 1703, Motions respecting, negatived.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved to resolve, "That the Treaty made in the Year 1703, between the Crowns of Great Britain and Portugal, called the Methuen Treaty, is a subsisting Treaty, and has invariably been found productive of the greatest Benefits to the Commerce of the two Kingdoms."

2. "That it is highly expedient that any Differences that may have arisen from the Construction of the said Treaty, be amicably adjusted, and such further Arrangements adopted as may effectually secure the uninterrupted Continuation thereof, before we proceed to the Confirmation of the Treaty now pending with France."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree to the First Resolution?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether to agree to the Second Resolution?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Martii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

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