House of Lords Journal Volume 38
June 1788 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: June 1788 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 204-219. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116836 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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June 1788 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 2o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Wool Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners and Growers of Wool in the County of Suffolk, assembled at a Public Meeting held at Ipswich in the said County, the 29th of May last, 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, 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 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 Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Bolton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 and widening the said Roads, except from the said Guide Post near Golbourne Dale to Winwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southwark Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Billington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Covent Garden Church Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Stage Coaches Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chimney Sweepers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Party Walls Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating Buildings and Party Walls within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill.

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

Counsel were accordingly called in; and having been heard for and against the said Bill; several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined in relation thereto.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hertford.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ilchester.
E. De la Warr.
E. Spencer.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Hereford.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Cathcart.
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 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.

Interlude Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Proprietors of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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 Theft and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Public Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses, so far as the same relate to Persons representing Interludes, Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Plays, Farces, or other Entertainments of the Stage; and to Persons keeping any House, Room, Garden, or other Place for Public Dancing, Music, or other Entertainment of the like Kind, in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as, if carried into a Law, would so materially affect the Rights and Property of the Petitioners, or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to the House shall seem meet:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill, as may affect them, and that the same may not pass as it now stands, or with any Clauses therein of the Nature and Tendency mentioned therein, or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to the House shall seem meet:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of George Colman, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to give Leave for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill passing into a Law:"

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

Wool Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of 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, 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," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next: and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Elections Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was, accordingly, 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.

Sir T. Acland's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom 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," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Dumfries Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dumfries by Æ Bridge, to Moffatt in the County of Dumfries," 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."

Taunton Street Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom 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 committed.

Brown against Phillips.

Upon reading the Petition of John Phillips, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Joseph Brown is Plaintiff:

Hanson against Yeats and Brown.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Timothy Yeats and Timothy Brown Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Isaac Hanson is Plaintiff:

Davies against Doe:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Warden, Fellows, &c. of the College of Gods Gift Dulwich, Lessors of John Doe Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Mainwaring Davies is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writs of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writs of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners in each of the said Writs of Error do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiffs in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendants in each of the said Writs of Error the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Frame Work Knitting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more effectual Protection of Stock ing 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 House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 10th of this Instant June.

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.

Interludes Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of 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."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 10th of this Instant June.

Coal Dealers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and having been heard for and against the said Bill:

Several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined in relation thereto.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Wednesday the 11th Day of this Instant June.

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the present Court House and Gaol and erecting and building a new 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."

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the 12th Day of this Instant June.

Insurance Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the 12th Day of this Instant June.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 3o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
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 Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
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. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
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. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Malldraeth Drainage Bill.

Ordered, That the 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," be re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Friday the 13th Day of this Instant June.

Sir T. Acland Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Taunton Street Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Benjamin Hammet 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dumfries Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Chimney Sweepers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices."

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 Friday next.

East Florida Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses of all such Persons who have suffered in their Properties, in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quarantine Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to secure the Performance of Quarantine, and for amending several Laws relating to the Revenue of Customs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Henvill's Debt. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Edward Henvill, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising by the Sale thereof, in Discharge of a Debt owing by him to the Crown;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine Duty, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks of Customs and Excise, payable on the Importation and Exportation of Wine, (except Wine the Produce of the European Dominions of the French King, Rhenish, German, and Hungary Wine, Portugal and Madeira Wine, and Wine of the Produce of Spain, or of any of the Dominions of the King of Spain), and for granting other Duties and Drawbacks in lieu thereof; to repeal the Duty of Excise upon Foreign Green Glass Bottles imported, and for charging an additional Duty of Customs in lieu thereof; for ascertaining the Duty on Carriages, the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported directly from thence; for obviating a Doubt with respect to the Duties on White Woollen Cloths exported, and for reserving to His Majesty the Hereditary and other Revenues of the Crown in Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Consolidated Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Streetmarshal, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

E Camden's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Lord Webb Seymour, Thomas Alderson Esquire, the Reverend John Leroo Clerk, and of the several other Persons 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 Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Long Sutton, otherwise Sutton in Holland, in the County of Lincoln;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel before the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed, against such Parts of the Bill as shall appear to affect their Rights and Interest, 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 be referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

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 Friday 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."

Mr. Sheridan was then heard in Part to observe upon the Evidence given upon the Second Article of Charge.

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 next.

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, quintum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 5o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bang
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Spencer.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Wool Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of 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, 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 Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, "An Act for the winding of Wool;" which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Saturday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Newsoundland Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make such Regulations as may be necessary to prevent the Inconvenience which might arise from the Competition of His Majesty's Subjects and those of the Most Christian King in carrying on the Fishery on the Coasts of the Island of Newfoundland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Curates Licences Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to exempt certain Licences granted to stipendiary Curates from Stamp Duties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Holland Goods Duty, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Duties on the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of the European Dominions of the States General of the United Provinces into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. India Company's Bond Debt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to borrow a further Sum of Money upon Bond;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Northfield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the Bell Inn at Northfield in the County of Worcester, to the Wootton Turnpike in the Great Turnpike Road leading from Stratford-upon-Avon in the County of Warwick, to Birmingham in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Guerry's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Reverend Lewis Guerry;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East Florida Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses of all such Persons who have suffered in their Properties in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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.

Consolidated Fund Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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.

Wine Duty, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks of Customs and Excise payable on the Importation and Exportation of Wine (except Wine the Produce of the European Dominions of the French King, Rhenish, German, and Hungary Wine, Portugal, and Madeira Wine, and Wine of the Produce of Spain, or of any of the Dominions of the King of Spain) and for granting other Duties and Drawbacks in lieu thereof, to repeal the Duty of Excise upon Foreign Green Glass Bottles imported, and for charging an additional Duty of Customs in lieu thereof; for ascertaining the Duty on Carriages the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported directly from thence; for obviating a Doubt with respect to the Duties on White Woollen Cloths exported; and for reserving to His Majesty the Hereditary and other Revenues of the Crown in Scotland."

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.

Quarantine Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to secure the Performance of Quarantine, and for amending several Laws relating to the Revenue of Customs."

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.

Bristol Party Walls Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating Buildings and Party Walls within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof."

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

D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Spencer.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Sydney.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Henvill's Debt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Edward Henvill in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising by the Sale thereof in discharge of a Debt owing by him to the Crown."

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.

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, for 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," to be committed for Friday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

East India Company, Accounts respecting, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of all Bills on the East India Company, including those now due, accepted, or advised, and stating the Dates at which they were drawn and accepted, and the Dates of their becoming payable."

Also, "An Account of the Sales of Goods from the East Indies, between the 1st Day of March 1787, and the 1st Day of March 1788, with the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout; together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of East India Goods from the 1st Day of March 1788, to the 1st Day of March 1790, distinguishing each Year, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout in each Year."

Also, "An Account of the Sales of the Goods from China, between the 1st Day of March 1787, and the 1st Day of March 1788, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize, paid or to be paid thereout; together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of China Goods from the 1st Day of March 1788, to the 1st Day of March 1790, distinguishing each Year, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout in each Year."

Also, "Amount of the Bond and other Debts of the East India Company in Great Britain, as the same stood upon the 1st Day of March 1788."

And also, "An Account of the Balance of Cash which remained in the Treasury of the East India Company on the 1st Day of March 1787, and of their Receipts and Payments in England from the 1st Day of March 1787, to the 1st Day of March 1788; together with an Estimate of the Receipts and Payments from the 1st Day of March 1788, to the 1st Day of March 1790; distinguishing each Year."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
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. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
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. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Newfoundland Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make such Regulations, as may be necessary to prevent the Inconvenience which might arise from the Competition of His Majesty's Subjects, and those of the Most Christian King, in carrying on the Fishery on the Coasts of the Island of Newfoundland."

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.

Holland Goods, Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Duties on the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of the European Dominions of the States General of the United Provinces into this Kingdom."

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.

East India Company's Bond Debt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to borrow a further Sum of Money upon Bond."

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.

Curates Licences Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exempt certain Licences granted to Stipendiary Curates from Stamp Duties."

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.

East Florida Commissioners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses of all such Persons who have suffered in their Properties, in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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."

Consolidated Fund 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 out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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."

Wine Duty, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks of Customs and Excise payable on the Importation and Exportation of Wine (except Wine the Produce of the European Dominions of the French King, Rhenish, German, and Hungary Wine, Portugal and Madeira Wine, and Wine of the Produce of Spain, or of any of the Dominions of the King of Spain), and for granting other Duties and Drawbacks in lieu thereof; to repeal the Duty of Excise upon Foreign Green Glass Bottles imported, and for charging an additional Duty of Customs in lieu thereof; for ascertaining the Duty on Carriages, the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported directly from thence; for obviating a Doubt with respect to the Duties on White Woollen Cloths exported, and for reserving to His Majesty the Hereditary and other Revenues of the Crown in Scotland."

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."

Quarantine Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to secure the Performance of Quarantine; and for amending several Laws relating to the Revenue of Customs."

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."

Henvill's Debt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Edward Henvill in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising by the Sale thereof, in Discharge of a Debt owing by him to the Crown."

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."

Northfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the Bell Inn at Northfield in the County of Worcester, to the Wootton Turnpike, in the Great Turnpike Road leading from Stratford upon Avon in the County of Warwick, to Birmingham in the same County."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
M. Lansdown.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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

Twiss's Divorce Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Chimney Sweepers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices:"

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

Stage Coaches Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages."

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 Wednesday next.

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 Tuesday 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."

Mr. Sheridan was then heard further to observe upon the Evidence given upon the Second Article of Charge.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 7o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

East Florida Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses of all such Persons who have suffered in their Properties in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wine Duty, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks of Customs and Excise payable on the Importation and Exportation of Wine, (except Wine the Produce of the European Dominions of the French King, Rhenish, German, and Hungary Wine, Portugal and Madeira Wine, and Wine of the Produce of Spain or of any of the Dominions of the King of Spain), and for granting other Duties and Drawbacks in lieu thereof; to repeal the Duty of Excise upon Foreign Green Glass Bottles imported, and for charging an additional Duty of Customs in lieu thereof; for ascertaining the Duty on Carriages, the Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, imported directly from thence; for obviating a Doubt with respect to the Duties on White Woollen Cloths exported; and for reserving to His Majesty the Hereditary and other Revenues of the Crown of Scotland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Quarantine Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to secure the Performance of Quarantine, and for amending several Laws relating to the Revenue of Customs."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Henvill's Debt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Edward Henvill in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Money arising by the Sale thereof in Discharge of a Debt owing by him to the Crown."

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 the Four preceding Bills:

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

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

Holland Goods Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Duties on the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of the European Dominions of the States General of the United Provinces into this Kingdom."

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."

Newfoundland Fishery Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make such Regulations as may be necessary to prevent the Inconvenience which might arise from the Competition of His Majesty's Subjects and those of the Most Christian King in carrying on the Fishery on the Coasts of the Island of Newfoundland."

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."

East India Company's Bond Debt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to borrow a further Sum of Money upon Bond."

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."

Curates Licences Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to exempt certain Licences granted to Stipendiary Curates from Stamp Duties."

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:"

Twiss's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to 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 the same being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

E. India Company, Accounts delivered.

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

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

No. 1. "Account of all Bills on the East India Company, including those now due, accepted, or advised, and stating the Dates at which they were drawn and accepted, and the Dates of their becoming payable."

2. "Account of the Sales of Goods from the East Indies, between the 1st Day of March 1787, and the 1st Day of March 1788, with the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout, together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of East India Goods from the 1st Day of March 1788 to the 1st Day of March 1790, distinguishing each Year, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout in each Year."

3. "Account of the Sales of the Goods from China, between the 1st Day of March 1787, and the 1st Day of March 1788, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout, together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of China Goods, from the 1st Day of March 1788, to the 1st Day of March 1790, distinguishing each Year, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout in each Year."

4. "Amount of the Bond and other Debts of the East India Company in Great Britain, as the same stood upon the 1st Day of March 1788."

5. "Account of the Balance of Cash which remained in the Treasury of the East India Company on the 1st Day of March 1787, and of their Receipts and Payments in England, from the 1st Day of March 1787, to the 1st Day of March 1788, together with an Estimate of the Receipts and Payments from the 1st Day of March 1788, to the 1st Day of March 1790, distinguishing each Year, together with a List thereof."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Wool Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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, 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 for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the several Petitions praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, were read.

Then Counsel were heard on Behalf of the Petitioners against the said Bill.

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

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Monday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Motion for printing the Evidence negatived.

Moved, "That the Evidence given this Day upon the said Bill, be printed."

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, nonum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 9o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Clerk of the Parliaments, Patent appointing G. Rose Esq.

This Day a Patent dated the Twenty-fourth Day of February in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, appointing George Rose Esquire Clerk of the Parliaments, was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, to all to whom these Presents shall come greeting: Whereas Our late Royal Great Grandfather King George the First, by his Letters Patent made under the Great Seal of Great Britain, bearing Date at Westminster the First Day of January in the First Year of His Reign, amongst other Things therein contained, did for Himself, his Heirs and Successors, give and grant unto his well-beloved William Cowper Son of Spencer Cowper Esquire the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments, of himself, his Heirs and Successors, to have, enjoy, and exercise the said Office unto him the said William Cowper by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, for the Term of his natural Life, immediately after the Decease of Matthew Johnson Esquire, or when the said Office should then first and next happen to become void, or devolve, fall, and come into the Hands of Our said Royal Great Grandfather, his Heirs or Successors, by the Surrender or Forfeiture of the said Office by the said Matthew Johnson, or by any other Means whatsoever: And whereas Our said Royal Great Grandfather by his Letters Patent above recited, amongst other Things therein contained, did for Himself, his Heirs and Successors, further give and grant unto his well-beloved Ashley Cowper, another Son of the said Spencer Cowper, the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments, of Himself, his Heirs, and Successors, to have, enjoy, and exercise the said Office, unto him the said Ashley Cowper, by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, for the Term of his natural Life, immediately after the Decease of the said Matthew Johnson and William Cowper, or when the said Office should first and next happen to devolve, fall, and come into the Hands of Our said Royal Great Grandfather, his Heirs or Successors, by the Surrender or Forfeiture of the said Office by the said Matthew Johnson and William Cowper, or by any other Means whatsoever: And whereas the said Matthew Johnson by an Instrument in Writing under his Hand and Seal, bearing Date the Fifth Day of January in the Second Year of the Reign of Our said Royal Great Grandfather, duly enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, did surrender and yield up unto Our said Royal Great Grandfather, his Heirs and Successors, the said Office of Clerk of the Parliaments, with the Fee of Forty Pounds by the Year, and all other Fees, Profits, Advantages, and Pre-eminences thereunto belonging; and all his Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim, and Demand whatsoever of, in, and to the said Office belonging, by virtue of the Letters Patent of His late Majesty King Charles the Second, in the said Surrender recited or otherwise; and also all Houses, Edifices, Offices, and other Places whatsoever, to the said Office of Clerk of the Parliaments belonging, or any ways appertaining, together with their and every of their Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, and also the said Letters Patent themselves to be vacated and cancelled, which said Surrender Our said Royal Great Grandfather did accept as in and by the said first-mentioned Letters Patent and Surrender, Relation being thereunto severally and respectively had, may more fully and at large appear: And whereas the said William Cowper, by Means of the said Surrender, came into the full Possession and Exercise of the said Office: And whereas the said William Cowper is since deceased, and the said Ashley Cowper is still living, and now is in the full Possession and Exercise of the said Office: Now know ye, that we of Our especial Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, and for divers other good Causes and Considerations, Us hereunto especially moving, have given and granted, and by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, do give and grant unto Our trusty and well-beloved Samuel Strutt Esquire, the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments, of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, and him the said Samuel Strutt Clerk of the Parliaments of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors: We do, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, ordain and constitute by these Presents, to have, enjoy, and exercise the said Office unto him the said Samuel Strutt, by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, for and during the Term of his natural Life, immediately after the Decease of him the said Ashley Cowper, or when the said Office shall first and next happen to become void, or devolve, fall, and come into the Hands of Us, Our Heirs, or Successors, by the Surrender or Forfeiture of the said Office by the said Ashley Cowper, or by any other Means whatsoever; and further, of Our more ample Grace, We have given and granted, and by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and grant unto the said Samuel Strutt for the Exercise and Occupation of the said Office the Sum of Forty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain by the Year, to have and yearly to receive the said Forty Pounds during the Term of his natural Life, immediately after the Decease of the said Ashley Cowper, or when the said Office shall first and next happen to become void, or to devolve, fall, and come into the Hands of Us, Our Heirs, or Successors, or unto the Gift, Disposal, or Grant of Us, Our Heirs, or Successors, by the Surrender or Forfeiture of the said Office by the said Ashley Cowper, or by any other Means whatsoever, to be paid out of the Issues, Profits, and Revenues arising out of the Hanaper of the Chancery of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, by the Hands of the Keeper or Clerk of the same Hanaper of the Chancery of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, for the Time being, at the Feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Birth of Our Lord Christ, by equal Portions, the first Payment thereof to begin at that Feast of the Feasts aforesaid, which shall first and next happen after the Decease of the said Ashley Cowper, or after the first Vacancy of the said Office as aforesaid, together with all and all Manner of Liberties and Privileges antiently belonging to the said Office, and with all other Profits, Advantages, Pre-eminences, and Emoluments whatsoever and howsoever belonging or appertaining to the same Office, and in as ample Manner and Form as the said Matthew Johnson, William Cowper, and Ashley Cowper, or any other Person or Persons, now hath or have had and received, or ought to have had and received, in or for the Execution of the said Office; and further, of Our more ample especial Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, and for divers other good Causes and Considerations Us hereunto especially moving, We have given and granted, and by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and grant unto Our trusty and well-beloved George Rose Esquire, the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors; and him the said George Rose, Clerk of the Parliaments of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors; We do, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, ordain and constitute by these Presents, to have, enjoy, and exercise the said Office unto him the said, George Rose by himself, or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies for and during the Term of his natural Life, immediately after the Decease of the said Ashley Cowper and Samuel Strutt, or when the said Office shall first and next happen to become void, or devolve, fall, and come into the Hands of Us, Our Heirs, or Successors, by the Surrender or Forfeiture of the said Office by the said Ashley Cowper and Samuel Strutt, or by any other Means whatsoever; and further, of Our more ample Grace, We have given and granted, and by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and grant unto the said George Rose for the Exercise and Occupation of the said Office the Sum of Forty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain by the Year, to have and yearly to receive the said Forty Pounds during the Term of his natural Life, immediately after the Decease of the said Ashley Cowper and Samuel Strutt, or when the said Office shall first and next happen to become void, or to devolve, fall, and come into the Hands of Us, Our Heirs, or Successors, or unto the Gift, Disposal, or Grant of Us, Our Heirs, or Successors, by the Surrender or Forfeiture of the said Office by the said Ashley Cowper and Samuel Strutt, or by any other Means whatsoever, to be paid out of the Issues, Profits, and Revenues arising out of the Hanaper of the Chancery of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, by the Hands of the Keeper or Clerk of the same Hanaper of the Chancery of Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, for the Time being, at the Feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael the Archangel, and the Birth of Our Lord Christ, by equal Portions; the first Payment thereof to begin at that Feast of the Feasts aforesaid, which shall first and next happen after the Decease of the said Ashley Cowper and Samuel Strutt, or after the first Vacancy of the said Office as aforesaid, together with all and all Manner of Liberties and Privileges antiently belonging to the said Office, and with all other Profits, Advantages, Pre-eminences, and Emoluments whatsoever and howsoever, belonging or appertaining to the same Office, and in as ample Manner and Form as the said Matthew Johnson, William Cowper, and Ashley Cowper, or any other Person or Persons now hath or have had and received, or ought to have had and received in or for the Execution of the said Office: And lastly, We will, and by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do grant unto the said Samuel Strutt and George Rose respectively, that these Our Letters Patent or the Enrolment thereof shall and may be in, and by all Things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual in the Law, against and concerning Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, notwithstanding the misnaming or not certain naming the Office and Premises aforesaid, or either of them, and notwithstanding the mis-reciting, or not certain or not full reciting of any Gift or Gifts, Grant or Grants of the Office and Premises aforesaid, or either of them, being or not being of Record heretofore made or granted by Us, or by any of Our Progenitors, Kings, or Queens of England or Great Britain, to any Person or Persons, or any other Omission, Imperfection, Defect, Matter, Cause, or Thing whatsoever, to the contrary hereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

By Writ of Privy Seal.

"Wilmot."

Takes the Oaths.

Then the said George Rose took the Oath of Supremacy and the Oath of Allegiance, kneeling before the Lord Chancellor, the Clerk of the Crown also kneeled, and also held a Roll of Parchment, out of which the said George Rose read the said Two Oaths, the Clerk of the Crown also held the Testament: Then the said Clerk of the Crown and the said George Rose stood up, and the said Clerk of the Crown held the Testament, and read the Oath prescribed for the Clerk of the Parliaments to take, the which Oath is set down in the said Roll, amongst the Oaths of the great Officers.

The Tenor of which Oath followeth:

"Ye shall be true, faithful, and Trouth ye shall bear to our Sovereign Lord the King, and to his Heirs, and Successors, ye shall nothing know that shall be prejudicial to His Highness, His Crown, Estate, and Dignity Royal, but that ye shall resist it to your Power, and with all Speed ye shall advertise His Grace thereof, or at the least some of His Council, in such wise as the same may come to His Knowledge; ye shall also well and truly serve His Highness in the Office of Clerk of His Parliaments, making true Entries and Records of the Things done, and past in the same; ye shall keep secret all such Matters as shall be treated in His said Parliaments, and not disclose the same before they shall be published, but to such as it ought to be disclosed unto; and generally ye shall well and truly do and execute all Things belonging to you, to be done appertaining to the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments: As God you help, &c."

Bristol Party Walls Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating Buildings and Party Walls within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof," 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."

Northfield Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the Bell Inn at Northfield in the County of Worcester, to the Wootton Turnpike, in the Great Turnpike Road leading from Stratford upon Avon in the County of Warwick, to Birmingham in the same County," was committed.

Consolidated Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newfoundland Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make such Regulations as may be necessary, to prevent the Inconvenience which might arise from the Competition of His Majesty's Subjects, and those of the Most Christian King, in carrying on the Fishery on the Coasts of the Island of Newfoundland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holland Goods Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Duties on the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of the European Domi nions of the States General of the United Provinces, into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East India Company's Bond Debt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to borrow a further Sum of Money upon Bond."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Curates Licences Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exempt certain Licences granted to Stipendiary Curates from Stamp Duties."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Twiss's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Jonathan Twiss Esquire, with Frances Dorrill his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The 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.

Wool Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of 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 King Henry the Eighth, intituled, "An Act for the winding of Wool;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and heard in support of the said Bill.

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

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Wednesday next:

Which being objected to:

It was moved, "To leave out the Word ("Wednesday") and insert the Word ("Monday")"

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("Wednesday") shall stand Part of the said Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, that the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Wednesday next.

Evidence to be printed

Ordered, That the Evidence given upon the said Bill be printed.

Elections Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill.

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

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

Hastings' Trial: Passages into Galleries to be shut during Procession.

Ordered, That the several Passages into the Galleries in Westminster Hall, opening into the Passage by which the Peers do pass, be shut during the Times that the Procession be passing to or from the Hall.

Black Rod to attend.

Ordered, That the Usher of the Black Rod or his Deputy, do attend To-morrow Morning in Westminster Hall before Nine, and report To-morrow Morning at the Sitting of this House, how far the Orders of the 8th Day of February last, respecting the Admission of Persons into the Hall, have been complied with.

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom 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," stands committed, be added thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

The Earl Bathurst sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Bristol Party Walls Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating Buildings and Party Walls within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the Bell Inn at Northfield in the County of Worcester, to the Wootton Turnpike in the Great Turnpike Road leading from Stratford-upon-Avon in the County of Warwick, to Birmingham in the same County."

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 the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Justices of Peace Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to act as such, in certain Cases, out of the Limits of the Counties in which they shall act."

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-morow.

Hastings' Trial, Order for Attendance, Black Rod discharged.

The Order of the Day being read for the Attendance of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, or his Deputy:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Deputy Great Chamberlain to attend.

Ordered, That the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain do attend on Friday Morning in Westminster Hall, before Nine, and report on Friday Morning at the Sitting of this House, how far the Orders of the 8th Day of February last, respecting the Admission of Persons into the Hall, have been complied with.

Theatrical Representations Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to license Theatrical Representations occasionally under the Restrictions therein contained;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hides and Skins Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Buck or Deer Skins, undressed Buck or Deer Skins, Indian half-dressed and Elk Skins undressed, imported, and on Hides and Skins dressed in Oil in this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for laying a Duty on Stuffs printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain, allowing Deer and other Skins, the Produce of Florida, to be sold by Auction, free from the Duty charged on such Sales; for amending several Laws relative to the Revenue of Excise, and to prevent the Sale of Sweets for Consumption in the Houses of Retailers thereof, who shall not have Licences to sell Beer or Ale;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rum, Importation into Quebec, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum or other Spirits from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty under certain Conditions and Restrictions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, 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 Friday 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 Speaker to rise.

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

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

Mr. Sheridan was then heard further to observe upon the Evidence given upon the Second Article of Charge.

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 next.

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

Interludes Bill.

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

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

Frame Work Knitting Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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 framework-knitted Pieces, Stockings, and other Articles and Goods used and made in the Hosiery or frame-workknitted 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."

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."

Adjourn.

Comes Bathurst declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.