House of Lords Journal Volume 38
May 1788 1-10

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May 1788 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Spann Smithy Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Spann Smithy in the County of Chester, to Talk in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Lingen Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Staplebar to Lingen, and from thence by Boresford to Willey's Oak, and from Kingsham to the Kington and Radnor Turnpike Roads near the Rod, and from Lingen aforesaid, to Walford in the County of Hereford."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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.

Weber's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Philip Weber."

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.

Bagby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons within the Township of Bagby, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Richard Williams and others are Appellants, and Robert Wright is Respondent, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Whitsuntide, and that the Cause, wherein Ann Ogilvie is Appellant, and Mary Gordon Respondent, be removed in course.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and of Bankrupts in certain Cases," which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Monday the 19th Day of this Instant May.

Hastings' Trial; Resolution relative to the Application of Defendant's Counsel.

Resolved, That the House does not think fit to proceed further upon the Application made by the Counsel for the Defendant, and that the Lord Chancellor do acquaint both Parties of the same.

Trial proceeded in:

The Order of the Day being read for the Proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

The Lord Chancellor informed the Counsel for the Defendant, "That he was commanded by the Lords to acquaint them, That the House does not think fit to proceed further upon their Application."

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Whereupon, several Papers were read.

And several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial Tomorrow.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.

PRAYERS.

East India Company against Tod, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the further rehearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies are Plaintiffs, and James Tod is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And One Counsel for the Plaintiffs having been heard by Way of Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question put to Judges.

Proposed, "That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

1. "Whether by the Charter Party the Defendant in Error was liable to make Satisfaction to the Plaintiffs in Error, for Damage done to Goods on board the Ship by Storms, in the Voyage therein mentioned?"

2. "Whether the Third and Fourth Pleas be sufficient to bar the Action?"

3. "Whether the Evidence given be sufficient to sustain any of the Pleas?"

The same was agreed to; and the said Questions were accordingly put to the Judges.

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Questions:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to the First Tuesday after the Recess at Whitsuntide; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Leith Harbour, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the Harbour of Leith, for making a new Bason, Quays, Wharfs, or Docks; for building Warehouses, for making new Roads, and widening others leading into and from the said Harbour, and for empowering the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, to purchase Lands, Houses, and Areas, and to borrow Money for these Purposes."

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

E. Hopetoun.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Norwich.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Chedworth.
L. Loughborough.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Delaval.

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

Petition against, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of John Scougall Assistant Master, and Andrew Cassels Depute Master of the Incorporation of Ship-masters in Leith, praying to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the said Committee, be added thereto.

Cambridge Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Town of Cambridge, for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances, and for widening the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages within the said Town."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Mitchell et al. against Officers of State in Scotland.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Mitchell and others are Appellants, and the Officers of State for the Interest of the Crown in Scotland are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Nantes takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Daniel Nantes took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the present Court House and Gaol, and erecting and building a new Court House and Gaol in and for the Town and County of Inverness, and for appropriating the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus arising from the forfeited Estates in North Britain, towards erecting and building the same;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the First Friday after the Recess at Whitsuntide; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Faikney against Holland.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Faikney Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Edward Holland Esquire is Defendant; setting forth, "That the Petitioner brought a Writ of Error returnable before their Lordships, which was brought up into this House on the 20th Day of March last, together with the Record thereof, whereupon the Petitioner assigned certain Matter for Error; that the Petitioner is since advised to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and doth not intend further to prosecute his said Writ;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, and that the said Writ of Error may be Nonpros'd with such Costs as their Lordships shall please to direct, the Agent for the said Defendant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Assignment of Errors, as desired, and that the Defendant in Error do forthwith enter a Nonpros on the said Writ of Error, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error the Sum of £.40 for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Scotch Elections Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Johnstone and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Elections and Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Thread Regution Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Manufacture of Ounce Thread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

White Ashes Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, "An Act against the carrying of White Ashes out of the Realm;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carmarthen Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Carmarthen to Lampeter-pontstephen in the County of Cardigan, and from Llandovery in the County of Carmarthen, to Lampeter-pontstephen aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Strathallen Claim of Peerage, Committee put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Andrew John Drummond, Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Service, claiming the Honours and Dignity of Viscount of Strathallen, Lord Madertie, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, is referred, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the First Monday after the Recess at Whitsuntide; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland; and that the Judges do then attend.

Exeter Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising further Sums of Money for the better Relief of the Poor of the City and County of the City of Exon, and to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the said City and County, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lever's Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Governors of the Free Grammar School of the Town and Parish of Bolton in the Moors in the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Foundation of Robert Lever, late of London, Gentleman, deceased; and for enlarging the Trusts and Powers of the said Governors for the Benefit of the said School;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 3o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

PRAYERS.

Carnan against Truman, Green, and Malin:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel upon the Petition of John Truman, Defendant in a Writ of Error, wherein Thomas Carnan is Plaintiff; also, upon the Counter Petition of the said Thomas Carnan, Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error: and also for hearing Counsel upon Three of His Majesty Writs of Error, returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, which Records of the Court of King's Bench were brought into this House the 20th of March 1788:—In the First of which, the said Thomas Carnan is Plaintiff, and the said John Truman Defendant:—In the Second, the said Thomas Carnan is Plaintiff, and John Green Defendant:— And in the Third, the said Thomas Carnan is Plaintiff, and George Malin Defendant. Counsel were accordingly called in, and having been heard upon the said Petitions, and also upon the said Writ of Error, in which the said Thomas Carnan is Plaintiff, and John Truman Defendant:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Writs of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, (by Consent of both Parties,) That the Assignment of Errors upon the said several Writs of Error be withdrawn, and that the Defendant in Error do forthwith enter a Non-pros, upon the said First mentioned Writ of Error without Costs, and that the Defendant in Error do (by Consent of both Parties) forthwith enter a Non-pros, upon the said Writ of Error next mentioned, upon Payment by the Plaintiff of Twenty-five Pounds Costs to the said Defendant; and that the Defendant in Error in the said last-mentioned Writ of Error (by Consent of both Parties) do forthwith enter a Non-pros upon the said Writ of Error, upon Payment of Twenty-five Pounds Costs by the Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error to the said Defendant: And it is further Ordered, That the said several Records be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the several Judgements given by that Court therein respectively, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House.

Bagby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons within the Township of Bagby, in the North Riding of the County of York" was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Cambridge Paving Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made Yesterday for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Town of Cambridge, for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances; and for widening the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages within the said Town," to be committed for this Day, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the Committee do meet on the said Bill on Monday next.

Nantes' Naturalization Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made Yesterday for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes," to be committed for this Day, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the Committee do meet on the said Bill on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Bagby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons within the Township of Bagby in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Exeter Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising further Sums of Money for the better Relief of the Poor of the City and County of the City of Exon, and to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the said City and County, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Selkirk.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Stanhope.
E. Darlington.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rodney.
L. Douglas.
L. Heathfield.

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.

Petition of Debtors in Newgate Gaol, praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's Gaol of Newgate, on Behalf of themselves and Families, as well as all those unhappy Fugitives in Foreign Countries, who dreading the Horrors of a Prison, are suffering severe Hardships by being driven from their Country, their Business, Family, and Connections, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Interludes Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants into one Act of Parliament, and for the more effectual punishing such Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants, and sending them whither they ought to be sent," as relates to common Players of Interludes; and also an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Public Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses," so far as the same relate to Persons representing Interludes, Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Plays, Farces, or other Entertainments of the Stage, and to Persons keeping any House, Room, Garden, or other Place for Public Dancing, Music, or other Entertainment of the like Kind, in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof;" and for hearing Counsel in Support of the Petitions presented to the House on Monday last:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Hawke reported, "That the Committee had made a Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on the First Day of Meeting, after the Recess at Whitsuntide.

Theatrical Representations Bill.

The Earl of Radnor presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants into one Act of Parliament, and for the more effectual punishing such Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants, and sending them whither they ought to be sent," as relates to common Players of Interludes."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Thread Regulation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Manufacture of Ounce Thread."

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.

White Ashes Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act against the carrying of White Ashes out of the Realm."

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.

Leith Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the Harbour of Leith; for making a new Bason, Quays, Wharfs, or Docks; for building Warehouses; for making new Roads and widening others leading to and from the said Harbour; and for empowering the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, to purchase Lands, Houses, and Areas, and to borrow Money for these Purposes," 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."

Cambridge Paving Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Town of Cambridge, for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances, and for widening the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages within the said Town," was committed.

Nantes' Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, sextum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 6o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Leith Harbour, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the Harbour of Leith; for making a new Bason, Quays, Wharfs, or Docks; for building Warehouses; for making new Roads and widening others leading to and from the said Harbour; and for empowering the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, to purchase Lands, Houses, and Areas; and to borrow Money for these Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cambridge Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Town of Cambridge, for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances, and for widening the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages within the said Town."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Nantes' Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes."

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.

Thread Regulation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Manufacture of Ounce Thread."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

White Ashes Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, "An Act against the carrying of White Ashes out of the Realm."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Southern Whale Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the Encouragement of the Southern Whale Fishery, and for making further Provisions for that Purpose;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lingen Roads Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Staplebar to Lingen, and from thence by Boresford to Willey's Oak, and from Kingsham to the Kington and Radnor Turnpike Roads near the Rod, and from Lingen aforesaid, to Walford in the County of Hereford," 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."

Exeter Poor Bill.

The Lord Rawdon made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising further Sums of Money for the better Relief of the Poor of the City and County of the City of Exon, and to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the said City and County, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there," was committed.

Hastings' Trial.

The Order of the Day being read for the proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as on Thursday last.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Whereupon, several Papers were read.

And a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To morrow Morning at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial To-morrow.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, septimum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 7o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Southern Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the Encouragement of the Southern Whale Fishery, and for making further Provisions for that Purpose."

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.

Lingen Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Staplebar to Lingen, and from thence by Boresford to Willey's Oak, and from Kingsham to the Kington and Radnor Turnpike Roads near the Rod, and from Lingen aforesaid, to Walford in the County of Hereford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exeter Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising further Sums of Money for the better Relief of the Poor of the City and County of the City of Exon; and to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the said City and County, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thread Regulation Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Manufacture of Ounce Thread."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

White Ashes Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act against the carrying of White Ashes out of the Realm."

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, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Errington's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Errington Esquire with Harriet Coren his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Derby Bridge Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord George Augustus Henry Cavendish and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Derwent at or near the Town and Borough of Derby, and for improving the Avenues or Approaches thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Yafforth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the several Townships of Yafforth, Thruntoft, Little Langton, and Danby upon Wish, some or one of them, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to the Road from Doncaster through Ferrybridge to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wakefield Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the Red House near Doncaster to the South End of Wakefield Bridge; and from Wakefield to Pontefract, and from thence to Weeland in the Township of Hensall; and from Pontefract to Wentbridge in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Birmingham Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second and the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Birmingham in the County of Warwick, through Elmdon, to a Lane leading by the End of Stone Bridge in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grassington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Stinted Pastures called Old Pasture, New Pasture, Botton, and Losgill Bank in the Township of Grassington in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Gossip's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew White Ridley and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Timber to be cut upon certain Estates settled by the Will and a Codicil of William Gossip Esquire, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom in making Repairs on the same Estates, and laying out the Remainder in Purchases of other Estates to be settled to same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Templer's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of James Templer Esquire in the County of Devon in him and his Heirs, in Exchange for another Estate of greater Value in the same County to be settled in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tanner against Hanbury 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 David Tanner Esquire is Plaintiff, and Jane Hanbury Widow is Defendant; and made Three Obeisances before he came to the Bar; and then, after Three Obeisances more, he laid it on the Table.

Hastings' Trial:

The Order of the Day being read for the proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Whereupon, several Papers were read.

And a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow Morning at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial To-morrow.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, octavum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 8o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
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 Sydney on his Left, commanded the Yeoman 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; (videlicet)

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 well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight." "An Act for the better Regulation of the Manufacture of Ounce Thread." "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act against the carrying of White Ashes out of the Realm." "An Act for raising further Sums of Money for the better relief of the Poor of the City and County of the City of Exon; and to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the said City and County, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there." "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge over the River Rea, at the Town of Birmingham, called Deritend Bridge, and widening the Avenues thereto, and for widening and varying the Course of the said River near the said Bridge, and making a Weir and other necessary Works to prevent the lower Part of the said Town from being overflowed." "An Act for enlarging and improving the Harbour of Leith, for making a new Bason, Quays, Wharfs, or Docks; for building Warehouses; for making new Roads, and widening others, leading to and from the said Harbour, and for empowering the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, to purchase Lands, Houses, and Areas, and to borrow Money for these Purposes." "An Act for paving the Footways, and cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Public Passages and Places, within the Borough of Hertford; and removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein." "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Town of Cambridge; for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances; and for widening the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages, within the said Town." "An Act for supplying with Water the Town of South Shields, and Parts adjacent, and the Shipping resorting to the said Town." "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Paddington in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Pentre Rock, near the Town of Flint, to Greenfield in the County of Flint." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Three Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as relates to that Part of the Road from the City of Glasgow to the Town of Dumbarton, which leads through the County to the Town of Dumbarton." "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Maidstone, through Debtling, to Key Street in the Parishes of Borden and Bobbing in the County of Kent." "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying some of the Provisions of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks, in Doddington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop." "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston upon Hull, to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Pool, through Oswestry to Wrexham, from Knockin to Llanrhaiadr, from Whitehurst's House, in the Road between Oswestry and Wrexham, to Llangollen, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Denbigh, and for discharging the Trustees for repairing the Bala and Dolgelley Roads from the Care of the Road between Llangollen and the Confines of the County of Denbigh, and for making Provision for the future Repair of the said Road." "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, and for amending the said Act." "An Act for amending, widening, turning, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Town of Walsall to Hamstead Bridge, and the Road leading from the said Town, to a Common called Sutton Coldfield, and the Road leading from the said Town to a certain Brook called Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Walsall and Wolverhampton, all in the County of Stafford." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike, in Liberty of Blidworth, to the Mile Oak, in the Parish of Kirkby in Ashfield in the County of Nottingham, and from thence through Pinxton to Carter Lane, in the Parish of South Normanton, and from Pinxton to the Colliery, near Pinxton Green in the County of Derby." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, near Foston Lane, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-laZouch in the said County of Leicester." "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Township of Saltney in the County of Flint, to the Town of Flint in the said County." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry in the County of Pembroke." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Township of Huddersfield in the West Riding of the County of York, to Woodhead in the County Palatine of Chester, and from thence to a Bridge over the River Mersey, called Enterclough Bridge, on the Confines of the County of Derby." An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Spann Smithy in the County of Chester, to Talk in the County of Stafford." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Staplebar to Lingen, and from thence by Boresford to Willey's Oak, and from Kingsham to the Kington and Radnor Turnpike Roads, near the Rod, and from Lingen aforesaid, to Walford in the County of Hereford." "An Act for divesting Sir Henry Clinton and his Heirs of the Trusts of divers Castles, Honours, Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, and for vesting the same in another Trustee upon the same Trusts, and with the like Powers as are mentioned and declared in an Indenture of Release of the Twentieth Day of May One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, or such of them as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect." "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of the late Hugh Lord Viscount Falmouth, situate in the Borough of Tregony and Parish of Cuby in the County of Cornwall, in Trustees to be sold and conveyed to Sir Francis Basset Baronet, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable Elisha Biscoe Esquire, to grant Building Leases of Part of the Estates devised by the Will of his late Father Elisha Biscoe Esquire, deceased." "An Act to enable Charles Bowyer Adderley Esquire, and the future Tenants for Life, of the Estates devised by the Will of Bowyer Adderley Esquire, to grant Building and Repairing Leases thereof." "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend Philip Puleston, Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Ruabon in the County of Denbigh, and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments within the said Parish." "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of William Chafin Clerk, in the Counties of Dorset and Wilts, for paying certain Portions charged thereon, and for other Purposes." "An Act to exchange Lands and Hereditaments between the Trustees of a Charity Estate in Hesslewood, in the Parish of Hessle in the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and Joseph Robinson Pease Esquire." "An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates devised by the Will of Sir George Amyand Baronet, deceased, in Trustees to sell the same, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses." "An Act for incorporating the Governors of the Free Grammar School of the Town and Parish of Bolton in the Moors in the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Foundation of Robert Lever, late of London, Gentleman, deceased, and for enlarging the Trusts and Powers of the said Governors, for the Benefit of the said School." "An Act for allowing Timber to be cut upon certain Estates settled by the Will of and a Codicil of William Gossip Esquire, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom, in making Repairs on the same Estates, and laying out the Remainder in the Purchases of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses." "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of James Templer Esquire, in the County of Devon, in him and his Heirs, in Exchange for another Estate of greater Value, in the same County, to be settled in lieu thereof." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Errington Esquire with Harriet Coren his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Townships or Parishes of Swaby and Belleau in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing the Common and Waste Ground called Castlemartin Corse, within the Manor and Parish of Castlemartin in the County of Pembroke." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Wollaston in the County of Northampton." "An Act for extinguishing all Right of Common on the several Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, (except Mangotsfield Common, Emerson's Green, and Vinney Green,) and for vesting the said Commons and Waste Grounds in Charles Bragge Esquire, Lord of the said Manor, discharged from the said Right of Common, and for securing a Rent Charge issuing out of the same, for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Kirkbymoorside, Fadmoor, and Gillamoor, in the Parish of Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing, allotting; and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands in the Hamlet of Little Farringdon in the Parish of Langford in the County of Berks." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Stretton in the Dale in the County of Salop." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Open Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Netherhaven, otherwise Netheravon, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Heath, Waste, and Commonable Lands, within the Manors and Townships of North and South Rauceby in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Compton Martin in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common or Moor, and Waste Grounds, within the Hamlet or Liberty of Spondon in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons, within the Township of Bagby in the North Riding in the County of York." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts: Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain: And also commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales, the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquiss 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 wellbeloved 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 Eighth Day of May, in the Twenty-eighth 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 for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

2. "An Act for the better Regulation of the Manufacture of Ounce Thread."

3. "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, "An Act against carrying of White Ashes out of the Realm."

4. "An Act for raising further Sums of Money for the better Relief of the Poor of the City and County of the City of Exon, and to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the said City and County, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."

5. "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge over the River Rea at the Town of Birmingham, called Deritend Bridge, and widening the Avenues thereto, and for widening and varying the Course of the said River near the said Bridge, and making a Weir and other necessary Works to prevent the lower Part of the said Town from being overflowed."

6. "An Act for enlarging and improving the Harbour of Leith; for making a new Bason, Quays, Wharfs, or Docks; for building Warehouses; for making new Roads, and widening others leading to and from the said Harbour; and for empowering the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, to purchase Lands, Houses, and Areas, and to borrow Money for these Purposes."

7. "An Act for paving the Footways, and cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Public Passages and Places within the Borough of Hertford, and removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

8. "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Town of Cambridge, for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances, and for widening the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages within the said Town."

9. "An Act for supplying with Water the Town of South Shields, and Parts adjacent, and the Shipping resorting to the said Town."

10. "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of Paddington in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish."

11. "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Canal from Pentre Rock near the Town of Flint, to Greenfield in the County of Flint."

12. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Three Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as relates to that Part of the Road from the City of Glasgow to the Town of Dumbarton, which leads through the County to the Town of Dumbarton."

13. "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Maidstone, through Debtling, to Key Street in the Parishes of Borden and Bobbing in the County of Kent."

14. "An Act for continuing the Term and varying some of the Provisions of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid, to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop."

15. "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, to and through the Town of Anlaby; and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella in the County of the said Town of Kingston-upon-Hull."

16. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Pool through Oswestry to Wrexham, from Knockin to Llanrhaiadr, from Whitehurst's House in the Road between Oswestry and Wrexham to Llangollen, and several other Roads therein mentioned in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Denbigh; and for discharging the Trustees for repairing the Bala and Dolgelley Roads, from the Care of the Road between Llangollen and the Confines of the County of Denbigh; and for making Provision for the future Repair of the said Road."

17. "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, and for amending the said Act."

18. "An Act for amending, widening, turning, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Walsall to Hamstead Bridge, and the Road leading from the said Town to a Common, called Sutton Coldfield, and the Road leading from the said Town to a certain Brook, called Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Walsall and Wolverhampton, all in the County of Stafford."

19. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike in the Liberty of Blidworth, to the Mile Oak in the Parish of Kirkby in Ashfield in the County of Nottingham, and from thence through Pinxton to Carter Lane in the Parish of South Normanton, and from Pinxton to the Colliery near Pinxton Green in the County of Derby."

20. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, near Foston Lane, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the said County of Leicester."

21. "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Township of Saltney in the County of Flint, to the Town of Flint in the said County."

22. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry in the County of Pembroke."

23. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Township of Huddersfield in the West Riding of the County of York, to Woodhead in the County Palatine of Chester; and from thence to a Bridge over the River Mersey, called Enterclough Bridge, on the Confines of the County of Derby."

24. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Spann Smithy in the County of Chester, to Talk in the County of Stafford."

25. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Staplebar to Lingen, and from thence by Boresford to Willey's Oak, and from Kingsham to the Kington and Radnor Turnpike Roads near the Rod, and from Lingen aforesaid, to Walford in the County of Hereford."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

26. "An Act for divesting Sir Henry Clinton and his Heirs, of the Trusts of divers Castles, Honours, Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, and for vesting the same in another Trustee, upon the same Trusts, and with the like Powers as are mentioned and declared in an Indenture of Release of the Twentieth Day of May One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, or such of them as remain to be performed, or are capable of taking Effect."

27. "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of the late Hugh Lord Viscount Falmouth, situate in the Borough of Tregony and Parish of Cuby in the County of Cornwall in Trustees to be sold and conveyed to Sir Francis Basset Baronet; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

28. "An Act to enable Elisha Biscoe Esquire to grant Building Leases of Part of the Estates devised by the Will of his late Father Elisha Biscoe Esquire, deceased."

29. "An Act to enable Charles Bowyer Adderley Esquire, and the future Tenants for Life of the Estates devised by the Will of Bowyer Adderley Esquire, to grant Building and Repairing Leases thereof."

30. "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend Philip Puleston, Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Ruabon in the County of Denbigh, and Sir Watkin Williams Wynne Baronet, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments within the said Parish."

31. "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of William Chasin Clerk, in the Counties of Dorset and Wilts, for paying certain Portions charged thereon; and for other Purposes."

32. "An Act to exchange Lands and Hereditaments between the Trustees of a Charity Estate in Hesslewood in the Parish of Hessle in the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and Joseph Robinson Pease Esquire."

33. "An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates devised by the Will of Sir George Amyand Baronet, deceased in Trustees to sell the same, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

34. "An Act for incorporating the Governors of the Free Grammar School of the Town and Parish of Bolton in the Moors in the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Foundation of Robert Lever, late of London, Gentleman, deceased, and for enlarging the Trusts and Powers of the said Governors for the Benefit of the said School."

35. "An Act for allowing Timber to be cut upon certain Estates settled by the Will and a Codicil of William Gossip Esquire, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom in making Repairs on the same Estates; and laying out the Remainder in Purchases of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

36. "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of James Templer Esquire, in the County of Devon, in him and his Heirs, in Exchange for another Estate of greater Value in the same County, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

37. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Errington Esquire, with Harriet Coren his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

38. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Com Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds within the Townships or Parishes of Swaby and Belleau in the County of Lincoln."

39. "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing the Common and Waste Ground called Castlemartin Corse within the Manor and Parish of Castlemartin in the County of Pembroke."

40. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Wollaston in the County of Northampton."

41. "An Act for extinguishing all Right of Common on the several Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, (except Mangotsfield Common, Emmerson's Green, and Vinney Green,) and for vesting the said Commons and Waste Grounds in Charles Bragge Esquire, Lord of the said Manor, discharged from the said Right of Common; and for securing a Rent Charge issuing out of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish."

42. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Townships of Kirkbymoorside, Fadmoor, and Gillamoor, in the Parish of Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of the County of York."

43. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, in the Hamlet of Little Farringdon in the Parish of Longford in the County of Berks."

44. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Stretton in the Dale in the County of Salop."

45. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Open Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Netherhaven, otherwise Netheravon, in the County of Wilts."

46. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Heath, Waste, and Commonable Lands within the Manors and Townships of North and South Rauceby in the County of Lincoln."

47. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Lands within the Parish of Compton Martin in the County of Somerset."

48. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common or Moor, and Waste Grounds within the Hamlet or Liberty of Spondon in the County of Derby."

49. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons within the Township of Bagby in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Southern Whale Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign for the Encouragement of the Southern Whale Fishery; and for making further Provisions for that Purpose."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hastings' Trial:

The Order of the Day being read for the proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated, and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Whereupon, a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

And several Papers having been read:

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday the 20th Day of this Instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Morning, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial on Tuesday. Twiss's Divorce Bill.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys to acquaint them therewith.

The Lord Hawke presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 28th of February last) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Jonathan Twiss Esquire with Frances Dorrill 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 Friday the 23d Day of this Instant May, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Jonathan Twiss 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 Frances Dorrill 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.

Derby Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Derwent, at or near the Town and Borough of Derby, and for improving the Avenues or Approaches thereto."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Beaufort.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Selkirk.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
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.

Wakefield Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the Red House near Doncaster, to the South End of Wakefield Bridge, and from Wakefield to Pontefract, and from thence to Weeland, in the Township of Hensall, and from Pontefract to Wentbridge, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Doncaster Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to the Road from Doncaster through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross in the County of York."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Birmingham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Birmingham in the County of Warwick, through Elmdon, to a Lane leading by the End of Stone Bridge in the said County."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, Common Fen, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Long Sutton, otherwise Sutton in Holland, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Strathallen Claim of Peerage, Committee put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Andrew John Drummond, Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Service, claiming the Honours and Dignity of Viscount of Strathallen, Lord Madertie, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, is referred, which stands appointed for Monday the 19th Day of this Instant May, be put off to Friday the 23d Instant; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland; and that the Judges do then attend.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and of Bankrupts in certain Cases," which stands appointed for Monday the 19th Day of this Instant May, be put off to Friday the 23d Day of this Instant May.

Interludes Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for reducing the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants, into one Act of Parliament, and for the more effectual punishing such Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants, and sending them whither they ought to be sent," as relates to Common Players of Interludes;" and also an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Public Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping Disorderly Houses," so far as the same relate to Persons representing Interludes, Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Plays, Farces, or other Entertainments of the Stage, and to Persons keeping any House, Room, Garden, or other Place for Public Dancing, Music, or other Entertainments of the Stage, and to Persons keeping any House, Room, Garden, or other Place for Public Dancing, Music, or other Entertainment of the like Kind, in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof," on the First day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday the 26th of this Instant May.

Debtors committed to King's Bench, List of, with amount of their Debts, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That the Marshal of the Court of King's Bench do deliver to this House, "A List of the Names of all Persons committed to his Custody for Debt, between the 1st Day of November 1784, and the 1st Day of February 1785, specifying the Names of the Plaintiffs at whose Suit they were committed, and the Amount of the Debts for which they were committed:"

Also, That the said Marshal do deliver to this House, "A List of the Names of all Persons discharged out of his Custody for Debt between the 1st Day of May 1785, and the 1st Day of November 1785, specifying the Names of the Plaintiffs, at whose Suits they were committed, and the Amount of the Debts for which they were committed, distinguishing in such List who and how many have been so discharged who were committed between the said 1st Day of November 1784, and the 1st Day of February 1785:"

And, That the said Marshal do deliver to this House, "Like Lists between the 1st Day of November 1785, and the 1st Day of February 1786, and between the 1st Day of May 1786, and the 1st Day of November 1786."

And that in case it shall appear by such Lists, that the Number of Prisoners committed or discharged within either of these Periods, shall exceed the Number committed or discharged within any other of those Periods, the said Marshal shall state in such Lists what, according to his Observation, has been the Cause thereof.

Adjourn.

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