House of Lords Journal Volume 38
May 1788 21-30

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May 1788 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Bp. St. David's takes the Oaths.

This Day Samuel Lord Bishop of St. David's took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. Poulet takes his Seat:

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Brightside Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Brightside, in the Manor and Parish of Sheffield in the West Riding of the County of York."

Rotherham Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Rotherham, to the Four Lane Ends, near Wortley, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for discharging the Trustees from the Care of the Road from the Four Lane Ends aforesaid, to Hartcliffe Hill."

Shropshire Canal Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from the Canal at Donnington Wood in the County of Salop, to or near a Place called Southall Bank, and from thence by two several Branches, to communicate with the River Severn, one near Coalbrook Dale, and the other near Madeley Wood, in the said County, and also certain Collateral Cuts to join such Canal."

Featherstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and also a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground, within the Township of Featherstone in the West Riding of the County of York."

Frame-work-knitting Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more effectual Protection of Stocking Frames, and the Machines or Engines annexed thereto or used therewith, and for the Punishment of Persons destroying or injuring of such Stocking Frames, Machines, or Engines, and the Frame-work-knitted Pieces, Stockings, and other Articles and Goods used and made in the Hosiery or Frame-work-knitted Manufactory, or breaking or destroying any Machinery contained in any Mill or Mills used, or any way employed in preparing or spinning of Wool or Cotton for the Use of the Stocking Frame."

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and enlarge the Powers of so much of Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade in the County of Wilts, as relates to the Navigation of the said Rivers from the Boundary of the Jurisdiction of the City of London, near Staines in the County of Middlesex, to the said Town of Cricklade."

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

Exchequer Further Loans Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade and Business of Pawnbrokers."

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the more effectually encouraging the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

Northern Light Houses Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for erecting certain Light Houses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain."

E. Camden's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Charles Earl Camden to grant in the Manner therein mentioned, Building Leases of the Prebendal Lands at Kentish Town in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Derby Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge over the River Derwent at or near the Town and Borough of Derby, and for improving the Avenues or Approaches thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Doncaster Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Carmarthen Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Carmarthen to Lampeterpontstephen in the County of Cardigan, and from Llandovery in the County of Carmarthen, to Lampeterpontstephen aforesaid."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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.

Williams et al. against Wright.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Williams and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Robert Wright Respondent thereto; setting forth, "That this Cause stands first for hearing in their Lordships Paper of Causes, but as Counsel of either Side who were prepared to argue it, have been obliged to leave Town, the Parties are desirous that the Hearing should be delayed till the next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships shall be pleased to put off the Hearing of this Cause till the next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Bolton Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place near Bolton-in-theMoors to Leigh, and thence to the Guide Post near Golbourne Dale, and to the South End of Newton Bridge, and from the said Guide Post to Winwick, and from Newton by Parr Stocks to the Guide Post in Parr in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads, except from the said Guide Post near Golbourne Dale to Winwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Peter-le-Poor Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for pulling down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint Peter-le-Poor within the City of London, and for widening the Street adjacent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Debtors in Custody of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, List of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Sheriffs of London attended:"

They were called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 8th of this Instant May,

"A List of Debtors in the Custody of the Sheriff of Middlesex:"

And also, "A List of Debtors in Ludgate, in Custody of the Sheriffs of London."

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Tanner against Hanbury.

Upon reading the Petition of Jane Hanbury Widow, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein David Tanner Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the said Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired, 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 Forty Pounds for her Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

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 Witnesses were 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, To-morrow Morning at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 22o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
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.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the more effectually encouraging the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to the preventing the clandestine running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

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.

Northern Light Houses Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for erecting certain Light Houses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain."

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

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

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and enlarge the Powers of so much of Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis, from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade in the County of Wilts, as relates to the Navigation of the said Rivers, from the Boundary of the Jurisdiction of the City of London, near Staines in the County of Middlesex, to the said Town of Cricklade."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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.

St. Peter-le-Poor Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for pulling down and re-building the Parish Church of Saint Peter-le-Poor within the City of London, and for widening the Street adjacent."

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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Rotherham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Rotherham to the Four Lane Ends, near Wortley in the West Riding of the County of York; and for discharging the Trustees from the Care of the Road from the Four Lane Ends aforesaid, to Hartcliffe Hill."

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.

Brightside Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Brightside in the Manor and Parish of Sheffield, 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 Time; and to adjourn as they please.

Featherstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and also a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground within the Township of Featherstone 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.

Guerry takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

The Reverend Lewis Guerry Clerk took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Reverend Lewis Guerry."

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.

Writs of Error delivered:

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table Four Writs of Error:

Foley against Burnell and Armstrong:

In the First of which,
Andrew Foley Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
John Burnell and James Armstrong are Defendants;

Brown against Phillips:

In the Second,
Joseph Brown is Plaintiff,
and
John Phillips is Defendant;

Hanson against Yeats and Brown:

In the Third,
Isaac Hanson is Plaintiff,
and
Timothy Yeats and Timothy Brown are Defendants:

Davies against Doe:

And in the last,
Mainwaring Davies is Plaintiff,
and
John Doe, on the Demise of the Master, Warden, &c. of Dulwich College, are Defendants.

Sir T Acland's Estate Bill specially reported.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Will of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Baronet, to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estates thereby devised; and to grant Leases of Part of the same Estates upon Fines; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the Will:"—"That the Committee had met, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred, and had gone through the Bill with Amendments; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Orders of the House had been complied with to the Satisfaction of the Committee, except in the Case of John Acland Esquire, a Remainder Man, who has signed his Consent to the Bill, and assigned the Indisposition of his Wife as the Cause of his Nonattendance; for which Non-attendance an Affidavit also was produced, stating, that his Wife was brought to Bed on the 10th Instant at Fairfield in the County of Somerset, which he hoped would be considered as a sufficient Cause for his not being present."

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee, and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Wednesday next.

Insurance Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for regulating Insurances on Ships, and on Goods, Merchandizes, or Effects;" and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purpose in lieu thereof," be read a Second Time on Friday the 30th of this Instant May.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Mrs. Ann Ogilvie is Appellant, and Miss Mary Gordon is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday the 30th of this Instant May; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Shrewsbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and from Wrexham to Chester; and also from Broughton to Mold in the County of Flint, and several other Roads therein mentioned; and for making and repairing a Road from the said Wrexham and Chester Road to the Wrexham and Ruthin Road in the said County of Denbigh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chester Gaol Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Gaol of the Castle of Chester, the Prothonatory's Office, the Exchequer Record Rooms, and other Offices and Buildings adjoining or near to the said Gaol; and for making proper Yards and Conveniencies thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stafford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop to Nantwich in the County of Chester; and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Tarvin in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid, as relates to the Second and Third Districts of Road comprized in the said Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, and for including the Road from Vicar's Cross to the Turnpike Road leading from Flookersbrook Bridge to Frodsham in the said Third District;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Christ Church Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Rows, Lanes, Alleys, and other Public Passages, and Places within the Parish of Christ Church in Middlesex, and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and for preventing the like for the future, and for paving and regulating such Parts of Brick Lane as are not within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sir S. Glynne's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne Baronet, an Infant, and also Francis Glynne Esquire, and likewise the Guardians of the several Persons who may hereafter become entitled to the Estates in the County of Flint, comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Conway Glynne Esquire, deceased, and the Will of Sir John Glynne Baronet, also deceased, to grant Leases of the Coal and other Mines within the said Estates;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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 Friday the 30th Day of this Instant May.

Wakefield Roads Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

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 Witnesses were 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 Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Walker, to acquaint them therewith:

Coal Dealers Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships, and others, to advance the Price of Coals in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade;" and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade, and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures under both or either of the said Acts," be read a Second Time on Monday the 2d Day of June next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Chester Gaol, &c. Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Sydney acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and rebuilding the Gaol of the Castle of Chester, the Prothonatory's Office, the Exchequer Record Rooms, and other Offices and Buildings adjoining or near to the said Gaol, and for making proper Yards and Conveniencies thereto," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Sawley Bridge Bill.

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

With the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Trent, at or near Sawley Ferry in the Counties of Derby and Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Streetmarshal, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Streetmarshal, Tirimynech, and Deytheur in the County of Montgomery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Wool Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament several Laws now in being for preventing the Exportation of live Sheep, Rams, and Lambs; Wool, Woolfels, Mortlings, Shortlings, Yarn, and Worsted; Cruels, Coverlids, Waddings, and other Manufactures, or pretended Manufactures, made of Wool slightly wrought up, or otherwise put together, so as the same may be reduced to and made use of as Wool again, Mattrasses, or Beds stuffed with Combed Wool, or Wool fit for combing, Fuller's Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom, and from the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Man, into Foreign Parts; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, An Act for the winding of Wool," be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 3d of June next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Townshend.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Twiss's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the 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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Russell appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and Mr. Garrow appearing as Counsel for Mrs. Twiss; Mr. Russell was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof:

Mr. Clarke was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he did not know Mrs. Twiss, but that she had been pointed out to him on the 16th Instant, and he had then served her in Wells Street, Marybone, with a Copy of the Order of this House, upon the first Reading of the Bill on the 8th Instant, and at the same Time delivered to her a Copy of the Bill."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Webb was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he has known Mrs. Twiss ever since the Year 1781; that she then lived at Paddington; that he is by Profession a Surgeon, and has attended Mrs. Twiss from Time to Time ever since he first knew her; that he is also acquainted with Mr. Vann, who in the Month of March 1781, employed him to attend on Mrs. Twiss, when he delivered her of a Child; that Mrs. Twiss then lived in the Edgeware Road; that Mr. Vann did not live in the same House with Mrs. Twiss, but was frequently with her, and that he the Witness has several Times had Money from Mr. Vann to give to her; that Mr. Vann and Mrs. Twiss were both Strangers to him before the Year 1781, but he has been acquainted with them from that Time to the present Hour."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Hornby Esquire was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was Governor of Bombay from the Year 1771 to 1784; that he knew Captain Twiss at Bombay, but not Mrs. Twiss; that Captain Twiss arrived in India first in the Year 1767; that he resided at Bombay as a Lieutenant of the Marines on board the armed Vessels; that he resided there from the Year 1776 to 1784, and used to go from Part to Part, and was employed on Ship board the Whole of that Time, except occasionally being on shore Two or Three Months in a Year; that he understood when Captain Twiss landed in Bombay, he was married; that he don't recollect having seen Mrs. Twiss, but she resided at Bombay while her Husband was on board; that he heard she left Bombay in the Year 1779."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Captain Money was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he commanded the Dutton East Indiaman in the Year 1775; that Mrs. Twiss and Miss Dorrill were Passengers in his Ship, and that he understood she was going to a Mr. Watson, a Relation of her's, in Bombay; that they were married at Anjengo on the Coast of Malabar, and he the Witness was present at the Marriage; that it was performed by the Secretary there, there being no Clergyman in the Place; that he has been Two or Three Times at Anjengo, but was never present there at any other Marriage; that the Ceremony was performed the same as the Church of England, that the Whole was all read, and in every other Respect the same, except being performed by the Secretary, not a Clergyman, and in a Lay Habit; that he never saw a Burial at Anjengo, but in other Parts of India, where there are no Priests; that he has seen Burials performed by the Secretary in the same Manner; that Anjengo is about Fourteen or Fifteen Degrees from Bombay; that he arrived at Bombay, and landed Mr. and Mrs. Twiss there about the 10th of January, and that he left Anjengo in November preceding; that there was a Clergyman at Bombay, but he does not know that they were married again there; that he knew them both at Bombay, that they went by his Name from the Time of leaving Anjengo; that he was frequently there, and she received Visits, and returned them as Mrs. Twiss; that they were received in different Families as Man and Wife."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Hornby Esquire was again called in, and acquainted the House, "That he frequently has known Marriages performed in the Manner described."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Smith was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he remembers Mrs. Twiss and a Mr. Vann arriving at Madras some Time at the latter End of the Year 1779; that he took a House for them; that they came with Letters of Recommendation from Chinglayput, and staid Two or Three Months; that she went by the Name of Twiss; that nobody visited her because she was understood to have eloped from her Husband; that she and Mr. Vann lived together in the same House, and had but one Bed."

Being cross-examined, said, "That he never knew or heard of her before she came to Madras; that he went with Mr. Webb to see whether she was the same Person, as he saw at No. 115 in Holborn, at an Apothecary's Shop."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Bye was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That Mr. Twiss sailed on the 25th of February 1787 from Bombay, and arrived in August 1787 in England; that he knew him from the Year 1782 to the Year 1787; that he belonged to one of the Ships; that he was cruizing backwards and forwards; that he came home with him; that he was positive therefore, he was in India from the Year 1782 to 1787."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce against the said Frances Dorrill, for Adultery committed by her with the said Mr. Vann.

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Edge was called in, and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Record of the Court of King's Bench of a Judgement given in that Court, in Easter Term last, against the said Mr. Vann, for Criminal Conversation with the said Frances Dorrill, for Damages besides Costs of Suit.

The same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Garrow was heard for Mrs. Twiss.

Mr. Russell was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

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

Wakefield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Eames and Mr. Walker:

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

Carmarthen Road Bill.

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

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and enlarge the Powers of so much of Two Acts, passed in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis, from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade in the County of Wilts, as relates to the Navigation of the said Rivers, from the Boundary of the Jurisdiction of the City of London, near Staines in the County of Middlesex, to the said Town of Cricklade," was committed.

Rotherham Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Rotherham to the Four Lane Ends, near Wortley in the West Riding of the County of York; and for discharging the Trustees from the Care of the Road from the Four Lane Ends aforesaid, to Hartcliffe Hill," was committed.

Brightside Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Brightside, in the Manor and Parish of Sheffield 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."

Featherstone Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and also a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Grounds, within the Township of Featherstone, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Yafforth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the several Townships of Yafforth, Thruntost, Little Langton, and Danby upon Wisk, some or one of them, in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Guerry's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Reverend Lewis Guerry," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Grassington Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows:

"Pr. 29. L. 9. Leave out ("Beast") and insert ("Cattle")"

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

Christ Church Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Roads, Lanes, Alleys, and other Public Passages and Places within the Parish of Christ Church in Middlesex, and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future, and for paving and regulating such Parts of Brick Lane as are not within the said Parish."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Weymouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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.

Bolton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place near Bolton-in-the-Moors to Leigh, and thence to the Guide Post near Golbourne Dale, and to the South End of Newton Bridge, and from the said Guide Post to Winwick, and from Newton by Parr Stocks to the Guide Post in Parr in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads, except from the said Guide Post near Golbourne Dale to Winwick."

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.

Shrewsbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and from Wrexham to Chester, and also from Broughton to Mold in the County of Flint, and several other Roads therein mentioned; and for making and repairing a Road from the said Wrexham and Chester Road to the Wrexham and Ruthin Road in the said County of Denbigh."

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.

Chester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down and rebuilding the Gaol of the Castle of Chester, the Prothonatory's Office, the Exchequer Record Rooms, and other Offices and Buildings adjoining or near to the said Gaol, and for making proper Yards and Conveniencies thereto."

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.

Streetmarshal, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Streetmarshal, Tyrymynech, and Deytheur in the County of Montgomery."

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.

Theatrical Representations Bill, Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Saint Mary Whitechapel, Saint John Wapping, Saint Paul Shadwell, Saint Botolph Aldgate, Saint George Ratcliffe Highway, Saint Anne Limehouse, Saint Dunstan Stepney, Saint Mary at Stratford Bow, Saint John Hackney, Saint Leonard Shoreditch, Saint Matthew Bethnal Green, Christ Church Spitalfields, and the Old Artillery in the City of London and County of Middlesex, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying their Lordships, "To take their Case into Consideration, and that a Clause may be inserted in the said Bill to empower the Justices of the Liberty and Hamlets of the Tower in Sessions assembled, to grant a Licence to the Proprietor or Proprietors of the Royalty Theatre for the Time being, upon Application by Petition for the Performance of Tragedies, Comedies, Interludes, Operas, Plays, or Farces in such and the same Manner, and under such and the same Conditions and Regulations as by the said Bill is proposed, with respect to the Authority of Justices in Sessions at a Distance from the Metropolis to grant such Licences, or for such other Time and under such other Regulations and Restrictions as to their Lordships may seem meet:"

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

Elections Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bristol Nuisances, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Annoyances, and other Nuisances within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof, and for licensing and better regulating Hackney Coaches, Chairs, Waggons, Carts, and other Carriages, and the Owners, Drivers, and Carriers thereof respectively, and Porters and other Persons within and for certain Distances round the said City and Liberties, and for better regulating the Shipping and Trade, and the Rivers, Wharfs, Backs, and Quays, and the Markets within the same City and Liberties, and for other Purposes," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Openings Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and rendering commodious a certain Street called Broad Street within the City of Bristol, and for enlarging the Council House and Guildhall of the said City, and providing Public Offices thereto, and Repositories for the Books, Papers, and Records of the said City;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Theatrical Representations Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be printed.

Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity Bill.

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

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

Expiring Laws, Linens, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on the Exportation of certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax, and to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for continuing and amending several Laws relating to the Imprisonment and Transportation of Offenders;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for relief of Protestant Purchasers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tyne Keelmen Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a permanent Fund for the Relief and Support of Skippers and Keelmen employed on the River Tyne, who by Sickness or other accidental Misfortunes, or by Old Age shall not be able to maintain themselves and their Families, and also for the Relief of the Widows and Children of such Skippers and Keelmen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tyne Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twelfth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, made for building a temporary Bridge, and compleating a new Stone Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in the County of Durham, and making the Avenues to and the Passages over the same more commodious; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances in the Streets, Lanes, or Avenues leading to the said new Stone Bridge, within the Town of Gateshead in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tynemouth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, alloting, and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called Tynemouth Moor, Shire Moor, Billy Moor, or Billy Mill Moor, within the Manor of Tynemouth, otherwise Tynemouthshire, otherwise Tynemouth with Tynemouthshire, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Petition of Debtors in Wood Street Compter, praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Majority of the Debtors in Wood Street Compter, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Treaty with the States General presented.

The Lord Osborne (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

"Copy of the Treaty of Defensive Alliance between His Majesty and the States General of the United Provinces, signed at the Hague, the 15th of April 1788."— And Translation.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Sawley Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Trent, at or near Sawley Ferry in the Counties of Derby and Leicester."

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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

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."

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

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."

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the more effectually encouraging the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures, to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

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."

Insolvent Debtors Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors and of Bankrupts in certain Cases."

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Elections Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections," be read a Second Time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Christ Church Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Rows, Lanes, Alleys, and other Public Passages and Places within the Parish of Christ Church in Middlesex, and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Brick Lane as are not within the said Parish," 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."

St. Peter-le-Poor Church Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for pulling down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint Peter-le-Poor within the City of London, and for widening the Street adjacent," was committed.

Streetmarshal, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Streetmarshal, Tyrymynech, and Devtheur in the County of Montgomery," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, and are as follows; (videlicet)

"Pr. 2. L. 15. Leave out ("and Tythes")

"L. 20. Leave out from ("Glebes") to ("and") in Line 24."

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

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer further Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the more effectually encouraging the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures, to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Yafforth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the several Townships of Yafforth, Thruntoft, Little Langton, and Danby-upon-Wisk, some or one of them, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carmarthen Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Carmarthen to Lampeter-ponstephen in the County of Cardigan, and from Llandovery in the County of Carmarthen, to Lampeter-pontstephen aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and enlarge the Powers of so much of Two Acts passed in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade in the County of Wilts, as relates to the Navigation of the said Rivers from the Boundary of the Jurisdiction of the City of London, near Staines in the County of Middlesex, to the said Town of Cricklade."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rotherham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Rotherham to the Four Lane Ends near Wortley in the West Riding of the County of York, and for discharging the Trustees from the Care of the Road from the Four Lane Ends aforesaid to Hartcliffe Hill."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brightside Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Brightside, in the Manor and Parish of Sheffield in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Featherstone Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and also a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Grounds, within the Township of Featherstone in the West Riding of the County of York."

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 Nine preceding Bills.

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

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

Grassington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Guerry's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Reverend Lewis Guerry."

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.

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery."

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.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time 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.

Expiring Laws (Linens, &c.) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on the Exportation of certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for continuing and amending several Laws relating to the Imprisonment and Transportation of Offenders."

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.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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.

Shropshire Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Canal at Donnington Wood in the County of Salop, to or near a Place called Southall Bank, and from thence by Two several Branches to communicate with the River Severn, one near Coalbrook Dale, and the other near Madeley Wood, in the said County, and also certain Collateral Cuts to join such Canal."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Selkirk.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Audley.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.
L. Delaval.
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.

Tyne Keelmen Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a permanent Fund for the Relief and Support of Skippers and Keelmen employed on the River Tyne, who by Sickness or other accidental Misfortunes, or by old Age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their Families, and also for the Relief of the Widows and Children of such Skippers and Keelmen."

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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Tyne Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twelfth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, made for building a temporary Bridge, and completing a new Stone Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in the County of Durham, and making the Avenues to and the Passages over the same more commodious; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances in the Streets, Lanes, or Avenues, leading to the said new Stone Bridge, within the Town of Gateshead in the County of Durham."

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.

Tynemouth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called Tynemouth Moor, Shire Moor, Billy Moor, or Billy Mill Moor, within the Manor of Tynemouth, otherwise Tynemouthshire, otherwise Tynmouth with Tynmouthshire, in the County of Northumberland."

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.

Billington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons or Waste Grounds within the several Manors or Lordships of Billington and Wilpshire, otherwise Wilpshire with Dinckley, in the Parish of Blackburn and Honour of Clitheroe, in the Hundred of Blackburn and County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Taunton Street, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Benjamin Hammett Knight, to lay out and build a new Street from Fore Street to the Church of Saint Mary Magdalen within the Town of Taunton in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bristol Openings, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and rendering commodious a certain Street called Broad Street, within the City of Bristol, and for enlarging the Council House and Guildhall of the said City, and providing Public Offices thereto, and Repositories for the Books, Papers, and Records of the said City."

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.

Bristol Nuisances &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Annoyances, and other Nuisances within the City of Bristol, and the Liberties thereof, and for licensing and better regulating Hackney Coaches, Chairs, Waggons, Carts, and other Carriages, and the Owners, Drivers, and Carriers thereof respectively, and Porters and other Persons within and for certain Distances round the said City and Liberties, and for better regulating the Shipping and Trade, and the Rivers, Wharfs, Backs, and Quays, and the Markets within the same City and Liberties."

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.

Twiss's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Theatrical Representations Bill.

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

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Northern Light House Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for erecting certain Light Houses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Frame-work-knitting Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more effectual Protection of Stocking Frames and the Machines or Engines annexed thereto, or used therewith, and for the Punishment of Persons destroying or injuring of such Stocking Frames, Machines, or Engines, and the frame-worked-knitted Pieces, Stockings, and other Articles and Goods used and made in the Hosiery or frame-work-knitted Manufactory, or breaking or destroying any Machinery contained in any Mill or Mills used or any Way employed in preparing or spinning of Wool or Cotton for the Use of the Stocking Frame."

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

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

Stafford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Tarvin in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid," as relates to the Second and Third Districts of Road comprized in the said Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, and for including the Road from Vicker's Cross to the Turnpike Road leading from Flookersbrook Bridge to Frodsham in the said Third District."

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.

Interludes Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale 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 Monday the 2d Day of June next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Stafford.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
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. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Theatrical Representations Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to licence Theatrical Representations occasionally, under the Restrictions therein contained."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Christ Church Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Rows, Lanes, Alleys, and other public Passages and Places, within the Parish of Christ Church in Middlesex; and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Brick Lane as are not within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Peter-le-Poor Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for pulling down and re-building the Parish Church of Saint Peter-le-Poor, within the City of London, and for widening the Street adjacent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northern Light Houses Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for erecting certain Light Houses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Streetmarshal, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Streetmarshall, Tyrymynech, and Deytheur in the County of Montgomery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Expiring Laws (Linens, &c.) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on the Exportation of certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for continuing and amending several Laws relating to the Imprisonment and Transportation of Offenders."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Papists Deed and Wills Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Billington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons or Waste Grounds within the several Manors or Lordships of Billington and Wilpshire, otherwise Wilpshire with Dinckley, in the Parish of Blackburn and Honour of Clitheroe, in the Hundred of Blackburn and County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
M. Lansdown.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarres.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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

Bristol Openings, &c. Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and rendering commodious a certain Street, called Broad Street, within the City of Bristol, and for enlarging the Council House and Guildhall of the said City, and providing Public Offices thereto, and Repositories for the Books, Papers, and Records of the said City," 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."

Bristol Nuisances, &c. Bill.

The Duke of Portland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Annoyances, and other Nuisances, within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof; and for licensing and better regulating Hackney Coaches, Chairs, Waggons, Carts, and other Carriages, and the Owners, Drivers, and Carriers thereof respectively, and Porters and other Persons within, and for certain Distances round the said City and Liberties; and for better regulating the Shipping and Trade, and the Rivers, Wharfs, Backs, and Quays, and the Markets within the same City and Liberties; and for other Purposes," was committed.

Shropshire Canal Bill.

The Marquis of Stafford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Canal at Donnington Wood in the County of Salop, to or near a Place called Southall Bank, and from thence by Two several Branches, to communicate with the River Severn, one near Coalbrook Dale, and the other near Madeley Wood in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to join such Canal," was committed.

Chester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down and rebuilding the Gaol of the Castle of Chester, the Prothonotary's Office, the Exchequer Record Rooms, and other Offices and Buildings adjoining or near to the said Gaol, and for making proper Yards and Conveniencies thereto," was committed.

Stafford Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repeasing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Tarvin in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester, and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid, as relates to the Second and Third Districts of Road comprized in the said Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for including the Road from Vicker's Cross to the Turnpike Road leading from Flookersbrook Bridge to Frodsham in the said Third District," was committed.

Shrewsbur Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and from Wrexham to Chester; and also from Broughton to Mold in the County of Flint, and several other Roads therein mentioned; and for making and repairing a Road from the said Wrexham and Chester Road, to the Wrexham and Ruthin Road in the said County of Denbigh," was committed.

Tynemouth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Land called Tynemouth Moor, Shire Moor, Billy Moor or Billy Mill Moor, within the Manor of Tynmouth otherwise Tynmouthshire otherwise Tynemouth with Tynmouthshire in the County of Northumberland," 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."

Taunton Street Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Benjamin Hammett Knight to lay out and build a new Street from Fore Street to the Church of Saint Mary Magdalen within the Town of Taunton in the County of Somerset," was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Benjamin Hammett Knight to lay out and build a new Street from Fore Street to the Church of Saint Mary Magdalen within the Town of Taunton in the County of Somerset."

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Southwark Street Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for paving the Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Places adjacent in the County of Surrey, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the same, and also the Courts, Yards, Alleys, and Passages adjoining thereto, and for preventing Annoyances therein; to open, widen, and better regulate the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages within the East Division in the said Act described;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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 several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

Then 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.

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

Covent Garden Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Church of the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex, for repairing and improving the Gates and Avenues leading to the said Church, and for removing the present Watch House, and providing another for the Use of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grassington Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
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 Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
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.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws (Linens, &c.) Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on the Exportation of certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for continuing and amending several Laws relating to the Imprisonment and Transportation of Offenders."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shropshire Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal at Donnington Wood in the County of Salop to or near a Place called Southall Bank, and from thence by Two several Branches to communicate with the River Severn, one near Coalbrook Dale, and the other near Madeley Wood in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to join such Canal."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tynemouth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called Tynemouth Moor, Shire Moor, Billy Moor or Billy Mill Moor, within the Manor of Tynemouth otherwise Tynemouthshire otherwise Tynmouth with Tynmouthshire, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chester Gaol, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Gaol of the Castle of Chester, the Prothonotary's Office, the Exchequer Record Rooms, and other Offices and Buildings adjoining or near to the said Gaol, and for making proper Yards or Conveniencies thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Openings, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and rendering commodious a certain Street called Broad Street within the City of Bristol; and for enlarging the Council House and Guildhall of the said City; and providing Public Offices thereto, and Repositories for the Books, Papers, and Records of the said City."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Nuisances, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Annoyances, and other Nuisances within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof; and for licensing and better regulating Hackney Coaches, Chairs, Waggons, Carts, and other Carriages, and the Owners, Drivers, and Carriers thereof respectively, and Porters and other Persons within and for certain Distances round the said City and Liberties; and for better regulating the Shipping and Trade, and the Rivers, Wharfs, Backs, and Quays, and the Markets within the same City and Liberties; and for other Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stafford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester; and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Tarvin in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid, as relates to the Second and Third Districts of Road comprized in the said Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, and for including the Road from Vicker's Cross to the Turnpike Road leading from Flookersbrook Bridge to Frodsham, in the said Third District."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shrewsbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and from Wrexham to Chester; and also from Broughton to Mold in the County of Flint, and several other Roads therein mentioned, and for making and repairing a Road from the said Wrexham and Chester Road to the Wrexham and Ruthin Road in the said County of Denbigh."

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 Eleven preceding Bills.

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

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

Southwark Streets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for paving the Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Southwark and certain Places adjacent in the County of Surrey, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the same, and also the Courts, Yards, Alleys, and Passages adjoining thereto, and for preventing Annoyances therein; to open, widen, and better regulate the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages within the East Division in the said Act described."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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

Covent Garden Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Church of the Parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex; for repairing and improving the Gates and Avenues leading to the said Church; and for removing the present Watch House, and providing another for the Use of the said Parish."

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.

Malldraeth Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Marsh called Malldraeth and Corsddaugau in the County of Anglesey, and for embanking the said Marsh, and for making Cuts, Channels, and other Works, for draining and preserving the same; and for allowing the free Use of such Cuts or Channels with Boats or other Vessels, upon the Payment of certain Rates, to be applied towards supporting the said Embankments and Works;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dumfries Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dumfries by Æ Bridge, to Moffat in the County of Dumfries;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Nantes Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill:

Ordered, That the 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," be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Lord Webb Seymour, Thomas Alderson Esq. the Reverend John Leroo Clerk, and of the several other Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Occupiers of old enclosed Land, lying in the Level of South Holland in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, Common Fen, and other Grounds, in the Parish of Long Sutton, otherwise Sutton in Holland in the County of Lincoln;" and severally praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees appointed by or by virtue of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the High Bridge in Spalding, to a certain Place called Tydd Coat in the County of Lincoln, and from Sutton Saint Marys' to Sutton Wash in the said County," (which Act has been enlarged to a further Term of Years by a certain Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty); and of the several Persons who have advanced considerable Sums of Money on the Credit of the Tolls collected by virtue of the said Act, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel or Agent before the Committee against such Parts of the Bill, as shall appear to affect their Rights and Interests, and that such Provision may be made in the said Bill for Relief of the Petitioners, as to their Lordships shall appear to be just and reasonable:"

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

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That James Creassy, Robert Millington, John Burrows, Robert Stevenitt, John Hursthouse, John Winters, and the Clerk to the Dutchy Office, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

Tyne Bridge Bill.

The Earl of Morton reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Twelfth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, made for building a temporary Bridge, and completing a new Stone Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in the County of Durham, and making the Avenues to and the Passages over the same more commodious; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances in the Streets, Lanes, or Avenues, leading to the said new Stone Bridge within the Town of Gateshead in the County of Durham," 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."

Sawley Bridge Bill.

The Earl of Morton made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Trent, at or near Sawley Ferry in the Counties of Derby and Leicester" was committed.

Tyne Keelmen Bill.

The Earl of Morton also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a permanent Fund for the Relief and Support of Skippers and Keelmen employed on the River Tyne, who by Sickness or other accidental Misfortunes or by old Age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their Families; and also for the Relief of the Widows and Children of such Skippers and Keelmen," was committed.

Wool Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Occupiers of Lands in the East Riding of the County of York, whose names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament several Laws now in being, for preventing the Exportation of live Sheep, Rams, and Lambs, Wool, Woolsels, Mortlings, Shortlings, Yarn and Worsted, Cruels, Coverlids, Waddings, and other Manufactures, or pretended Manufactures made of Wool slightly wrought up, or otherwise put together, so as the same may be reduced to and made use of as Wool again, Mattrasses, or Beds stuffed with combed Wool, or Wool fit for combing, Fullers Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco Pipe Clay, from this Kingdom, and from the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Man, into Foreign Parts; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, An Act for the winding of Wool;" and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie 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 Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

And several Papers were read.

Then 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 Friday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Elections Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections," which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Insurance Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for regulating Insurances on Ships, and on Goods, Merchandizes, or Effects, and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purpose in lieu thereof," which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next.

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 Friday next, be put off to Monday next.

Twiss's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House, upon the 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," which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Maii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Sinclair et al. against Thriepland and Farquharson.

The Answer of Doctor Stuart Thriepland Physician in Edinburgh, and Alexander Farquharson Writer in Edin burgh, his Trustee to the Appeal of Henrietta and Janet Sinclair, and their Husbands for their Interests, and of James Sinclair of Duren, Trustee for the deceased Mrs. Katherine Sinclair, was this Day brought in:

Stration against Graham.

As was also, The Answer of Thomas Graham Esquire of Balgowan, to the Appeal of Andrew Stration Tenant in Pitmurthly.

Wool Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of certain Land Owners and Growers of Wool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament, several Laws now in being for preventing the Exportation of live Sheep, Rams, Lambs, Wool, Woolfels, Mortlings, Shortlings, Yarn, and Worsted, Cruels, Coverlids, Waddings, and other Manufactures, or pretended Manufactures made of Wool slightly wrought up, or otherwise put together, so as the same may be reduced to and made Use of as Wool again, Mattrasses or Beds stuffed with combed Wool, or Wool fit for combing, Fullers Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom, and from the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Man, into Foreign Parts; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, "An Act for the winding of Wool;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against such Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof on Tuesday next; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Sawley Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Trent at or near Sawley Ferry in the Counties of Derby and Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tyne Keelmen Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a permanent Fund for the Relief and Support of Skippers and Keelmen employed on the River Tyne, who by Sickness or other accidental Misfortunes, or by old Age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their Families, and also for the Relief of the Widows and Children of such Skippers and Keelmen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tyne Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twelfth and Nineteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, made for building a temporary Bridge and compleating a new Stone Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead in the County of Durham, and making the Avenues to and the Passages over the same more commodious; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances in the Streets, Lanes, or Avenues leading to the said new Stone Bridge within the Town of Gateshead in the County of Durham."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Malldraeth Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Marsh called Malldraeth and Corsddaugau in the County of Anglesey, and for embanking the said Marsh, and for making Cuts, Channels, and other Works, for draining and preserving the same, and for allowing the free Use of such Cuts or Channels with Boats or other Vessels, upon the Payment of certain Rates to be applied towards supporting the said Embankments and Works."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarres.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Radnor.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. St.David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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.

King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to Consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Dumfries Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dumfries by Æ Bridge to Moffat in the County of Dumfries."

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.

Stration against Graham.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Andrew Stration is Appellant, and Thomas Graham Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Sinclair et al. against Thriepland and Farquharson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Henrietta and Janet Sinclair and others are Appellants, and Doctor Stuart Thriepland and Alexander Farquharson are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Stewart against D. Atholl:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Stewart Baronet, and George Stewart Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Duke of Atholl is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dis pute in this Cause having been referred to Arbitration, and the Arbitrator having made his Award," the Petitioners humbly pray, "Their Lordships will be pleased to allow them to withdraw their said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the said Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade and Business of Pawnbrokers," be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Mrs. Ann Ogilvie is Appellant, and Miss Mary Gordon is Respondent et e contra, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Bolton Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Place near Boltonin-the-Moors to Leigh, and thence to the Guide Post near Golbourne Dale, and to the South End of Newton Bridge, and from the said Guide Post to Winwick, and from Newton by Parr Stocks to the Guide Post in Parr in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads, except from the said Guide Post near Golbourne Dale to Winwick," 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."

Southwark Streets Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for paving the Streets and Lanes within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and certain Parts adjacent in the County of Surrey, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the same, and also the Courts, Yards, Alleys, and Passages adjoining thereto, and for preventing Annoyances therein; to open, widen, and better regulate the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages within the East Division in the said Act described," was committed.

Covent Garden Church Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Church of the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex, for repairing and improving the Gates and Avenues leading to the said Church, and for removing the present Watch House and providing another for the Use of the said Parish," was committed.

Billington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons or Waste Grounds within the several Manors or Lordships of Billington and Wilpshire otherwise Wilpshire with Dinckley in the Parish of Blackburn and Honour of Clitheroe in the Hundred of Blackburn and County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

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 Wednesday 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 Witnesses were 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 Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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 Lunæ, secundum diem Junii, jam. prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.