House of Lords Journal Volume 38
June 1788 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: June 1788 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 219-241. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116837 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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June 1788 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Earl Bathurst said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Tem poral, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight." "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." "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery." "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." 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." "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." "An Act to enable the East India Company to borrow a further Sum of Money upon Bond." "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." "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." "An Act to exempt certain Licences granted to Stipendiary Curates from Stamp Duties." An Act for amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the Encouragement of the Southern Whale Fishery, and for making further Provision for that Purpose." "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." "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." "An Act more effectually to secure the Performance of Quarantine, and for amending several Laws relating to the Revenue of Customs." "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 Light Houses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain." "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." "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers." "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." "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to licence Theatrical Representations occasionally, under the Restrictions therein contained." "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 compleating 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." "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." "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." "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." 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." "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." "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 and Conveniencies thereto." "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Derwent at or near the Town and Borough of Derby, and for improving the Avenues or Approaches thereto." "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." "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Trent at or near Sawley Ferry in the Counties of Derby and Leicester." "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." "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." "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." "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." An Act for regulating Buildings and Party Walls within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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 from 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." An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dumfries by Æ Bridge to Moffatt in the County of Dumfries." "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 Wotton Turnpike in the Great Turnpike Road leading from Stratford upon Avon in the County of Warwick to Birmingham in the same County." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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 Tynemouth with Tynemouthshire in the County of Northumberland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons or Waste Grounds within the several Manors or Lordships of Billington and Wilpshire or Wilpshire with Dinckley, in the Parish of Blackburn and Honor of Clitheroe in the Hundred of Blackburn and County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Streetmarshal Tirymyneck, and Deytheur in the County of Montgomery." "An Act for naturalizing Philip Weber." "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes." "An Act for naturalizing the Reverend Lewis Guerry." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts: Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with the Great Seal of Great Britain; and also, commanding Our Most Dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the Most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquiss of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl Bathurst; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also, to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of June in the Twenty-eighth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Earl Bathurst said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

1. "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."

2. "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."

3. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

5. "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."

6. "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."

7. "An Act to enable the East India Company to borrow a further Sum of Money upon Bond."

8. "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."

9. "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."

10. "An Act to exempt certain Licences granted to Stipendiary Curates from Stamp Duties."

11. "An Act for amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the Encouragement of the Southern Whale Fishery, and for making further Provisions for that Purpose."

12. "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."

13. "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."

14. "An Act more effectually to secure the Performance of Quarantine, and for amending several Laws relating to the Revenue of Customs."

15. "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."

16. "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."

17. "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

18. "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."

19. "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to license Theatrical Representations occasionally, under the Restrictions therein contained."

20. "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 compleating 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."

21. "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."

22. "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."

23. "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."

24. "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."

25. "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."

26. "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 and Conveniences thereto."

27. "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Derwent, at or near the Town and Borough of Derby, and for improving the Avenues or Approaches thereto."

28. "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."

29. "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Trent, or at near Sawley Ferry in the Counties of Derby and Leicester."

30. "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."

31. "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."

32. "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."

33. "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."

34. "An Act for regulating Buildings and Party Walls, within the City of Bristol and the Liberties thereof."

35. "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 Southside of Tadcaster Cross in the County of York."

36. "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."

37. "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."

38. "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."

39. "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."

40. "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 comprised 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 Flookers-brook Bridge, to Frodsham in the said Third District."

41. "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."

42. "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 from 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."

43. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Dumfries by Æ Bridge, to Moffat in the County of Dumfries."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

45. "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."

46. "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."

47. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common within the several Townships of Yafforth, Thruntoft, Little Langton, and Danby-uponWisk, some or one of them, in the North Riding of the County of York."

48. "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."

49. "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."

50. "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."

51. "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."

52. "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."

53. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Streetmarshal, Tirymynech, and Deytheur in the County of Montgomery."

54. "An Act for naturalizing John Philip Weber."

55. "An Act for naturalizing Daniel Nantes."

56. "An Act for naturalizing the Reverend Lewis Guerry."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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, 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 further heard in Support of the Bill.

As also one Counsel by Way of Reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Coal Dealers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration 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."

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Monday next.

Hides and Skins Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Rum, Importation into Quebec, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Chimney Sweepers Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Stage Coaches Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages."

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 Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 12o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

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

Stage Coaches Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Holford and Mr. Graves:

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

Chimney Sweepers Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 6. L. 17. Leave out from ("Apprentices") to ("and") in Line 29."

"Pr. 8. L. 28. Leave out from ("Michaelmas") to ("and") in Line 30."

In the Schedule of the Bill.

"Pr. 13. L. 18. Leave out from the Blank to ("the") in Line 19, and insert ("of")

"Pr. 16. L. 20. Leave out from ("Michaelmas") to the first Blank in Line 22."

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

Hides and Skins Duty Bill.

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

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."

Rum, Importation into Quebec, Bill.

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

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."

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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some 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.

Sir T. Acland's Estate Bill.

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

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

Controverted Elections Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trials of controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

American Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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 Tuesday next.

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 Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

Comes Bathurst declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Junii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 13o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
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 Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
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 Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
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.

Malldraeth Drainage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom 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," 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, as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 1. L. 2. Leave out ("Lordship") and insert ("Lordships"), and in the same Line and Line 3, leave out ("the Lordship of") and insert ("Aberfraw and")

"L. 36. Leave out from ("Majesty") to ("that") in Line 39, and insert ("is Lord of the Manor of Aberfraw, which comprehends all")

"Pr. 2. L. 5. Leave out from ("Ledwigan") to ("and") in Line 10.

"Pr. 13. Line 28. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("and") in Press 15. Line 19.

"Pr. 21. L. 5. Leave out ("that Part") and insert ("those Parts")

L. 6. Leave out ("his") and insert ("lie")

L. 7. Leave out ("Lordship") and insert ("Lordships")

L. 8. Leave out from the first ("and") to the first ("and") in Line 17, and insert ("Aberfraw")

"Pr. 43. L. 29. Leave out from ("paid") to ("and") in Press 44. Line 16."

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

Hides and Skins Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rum, Importation into Quebec, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, 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 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."

Chimney Sweepers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill 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 Concurence.

American Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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.

Wool Bill.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

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 fully to observe upon the Evidence 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 the First Tuesday in the next Session of Parliament, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Justices of Peace Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to act as such in certain Cases out of the Limits of the Counties for which they shall act:"

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

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 Wednesday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 14o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Malldraeth Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Graves:

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 Concurence.

American 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 and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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."

Wool Bill.

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

American Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Elections Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections:"

Moved, "That the said Report be received Tomorrow."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Lord Scarsdale reported the said Amendments.

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

"Pr. 2. L. 17. After ("Italic") insert ("and there shall be an Abstract of this Act printed in the Margin of every such Copy")

"Pr. 3. L. 15. Leave out ("separate and distinct") and insert ("joint")

"L. 21. Leave out ("or Persons")

"L. 26. After ("he") leave out ("or they") and in the same Line after ("is") leave out ("or are")

"L. 27. After ("such") insert ("and where there shall be for any Parish (or District) as aforesaid joint Collectors of the Land Tax, the Person first named for Collector in the Instrument appointing such joint Collectors shall be the Register Keeper for such Parish (or District) and in case of the Death, Illness, or Absence of the Person so first named, then the next Person authorized by Law to act as Collector, shall and is hereby authorized and required to act as Register Keeper for such Parish (or District)")

"Pr. 4. L. 1. Leave out ("the Office") and insert ("or performing the same or the like Duty as that")

"L. 31. After ("aforesaid") insert ("and if any Register Keeper shall be duly qualified according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, to have his Name enrolled in the Register of Freeholders in his Custody, it shall be lawful for him to enrol his own Name in such Register")

"Pr. 7. L. 23. After ("Register Keeper") insert ("on any Day")

"L. 37. After ("Day") insert ("or on any Day set apart by Authority for General Fasting or Thanksgiving")

"Pr. 8. L. 3. Leave out ("that") and insert ("whether")

"Pr. 12. L. 26. Leave out from ("Enrolment") to ("and") in Line 27.

"Pr. 17. L. 35. After ("and") leave out ("every") and insert ("the")

"L. 36. After ("Tax") insert ("for each Parish or District")

"Pr. 18. L. 8. Leave out ("written or")

"L. 9. Leave out ("exact")

"L. 13. After ("Act") insert ("which Charge shall be of the Form specified in the Schedule hereunto annexed, No. 8.")

"Pr. 19. L. 18. After ("following") insert ("deliver or")

"Pr. 21. L. 9. Leave out ("carrying") and insert ("making Enrolments in pursuance of"), and in the same Line after ("Act") leave out to the End of the Clause.

"Pr. 22. L. 31. Leave out from ("Forms") to ("an") in Line 34, and insert ("of Enrolments on single half Sheets mentioned in this Act")

"Pr. 23. L. 8. After ("Oath") insert ("or upon solemn Affirmation if he shall be one of the People called Quakers")

"L. 28. After ("Oath") insert ("or Affirmation")

"Pr. 30. Line ult. After ("Day") insert ("or a Day set apart by Authority for General Fasting or Thanksgiving")

"Pr. 31. L. 2. After ("Day") insert ("or a Day set apart as aforesaid")

"Pr. 33. L. 11. After ("County") insert ("Riding or Division")

"Pr. 34. L. 30. After ("Leave") insert ("and all Copies of Enrolments shall be made upon the blank Forms of Enrolments on single half Sheets mentioned in this Act, or otherwise but in the Form of the original Enrolment")

"Pr. 36. L. 5. Leave out ("separate and distinct") and insert ("joint")

"L. 24. After ("Justices") insert ("or upon solemn Affirmation if he shall be one of the People called Quakers")

"Pr. 45. L. 19. After ("no") insert ("such") and in the same Line after ("Freeholder") insert ("as aforesaid")

"Pr. 52. L. 19 and 20. In the Schedule No. 5. leave out ("the Parish of")

"L. 23. After ("the") insert ("said"), and in the same Line after ("County") leave out ("of") and fill up the Blank.

"Pr. 54. At the End of the Schedule (No. 7.) insert Schedule (No. 8.)

"No. 8."

"Schedule referred to by this Act, stating the Form of the Charge, to be delivered by the Clerks of the Peace to the Register Keepers.

To the Register Keeper for in the County of

By virtue and in pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections," (a Copy of which Act is contained in the Register sent you herewith); I do hereby charge you,

That (some Time in the Month of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine), you leave or cause to be left at the usual Place of Abode, of every Freeholder residing within your District, One of the printed Notices sent you herewith, and that you do subscribe your Name and your Place of Abode to every such Notice before you leave the same.

And also, That (on some one or more of the Sundays in the said Month of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine), you affix or cause to be affixed one of the said printed Notices (subscribed by you as aforesaid) on the principal Door of the Church or Chapel (if any such there be) within your District before the usual Hour of Morning Service, or if there be no Morning Service, then immediately before the usual Hour of Evening Service.

And I also charge you, That when any Person shall apply to you to make any Enrolment in the said Register, you do inform him, "That if any Person shall (either by Personal Application or by Attestation) cause his Name to be enrolled therein, without such Person actually having at the Time of such Enrolment a Freehold, or if such Estate shall not (at such Time) be of the clear yearly Value of Forty Shillings over and above the Interest of any Money secured by Mortgage upon the said Estate, and also over and above all Rents and Outgoings payable out of or in Respect of the said Estate other than Parliamentary, Public, or Parochial Taxes, or if the Whole or some Part of the said Estate shall not lie in the Parish (or District) in the Register of Freeholders, for which such Person shall have caused his Name to be enrolled or issue out of Lands or Tenements within such Parish (or District), or if such Person (at the Time of the making of such Enrolment) shall not be by himself, or others in the actual Possession or Receipt of the Rents or Profits of such Estate for such Person's own Use, or if any Person who shall cause his Name to be enrolled in any such Register of Freeholders shall be possessed of no Freehold Estate, but of such as shall have been granted to him fraudulently, or in which his Interest shall be nominal or fictitious, or shall upon Personal Application to be enrolled, mis-state any of the Particulars directed by this Act to be specified in his Enrolment, every Person who shall be found guilty of any of the said Offences, shall forfeit the Sum of Twenty Pounds, and that no Freeholder under the Age of Eighteen Years has a Right to cause his Name to be enrolled in the said Register.

And also, That you do enrol (or in your Presence cause to be enrolled) the Name of every Person who shall (by Personal Application or by Attestation, and at your Dwelling House on any Day and at a seasonable Hour) request to be enrolled in the said Register, without your taking upon yourself to decide upon the Right of any such Person to be enrolled, but you are not compellable to make any such Enrolment before the Sixth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, or on a Sunday, a Good Friday, or a Christmas Day, or on any Day set apart by Authority for General Fasting or Thanksgiving.

"And also, That you do carefully make every Enrolment according to the Manner set forth in the Blank Forms in the said Register, and that you date and sign every such Enrolment, and that you make every such Enrolment "gratis"

And also, That you permit every Person applying to you to make any Enrolment as aforesaid, to be present, and to examine whether the same be correctly entered in the Register, and to see that you sign such Enrolment forthwith.

And also, That if any Person shall by Attestation apply to you to be enrolled, you are to demand the said Attestation to be left with you, and you are to deliver "gratis" unto every Person who shall produce to you any such Attestation, a Copy of the Enrolment which you shall make in consequence thereof, provided the said Copy be demanded on the Day on which such Attestation shall be so produced to you.

And I also charge you, That you be ready at your Dwelling House on the First Monday in May One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, (between the Hours of Nine in the Forenoon, and of Three in the Afternoon,) in order to make Enrolments.

And also, That if any Freeholder residing within your District, shall have neglected to come to you to be enrolled, on or before the said First Monday in May One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, you do, before the First Day of June One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, deliver or cause to be safely delivered to every such Freeholder a printed or written Summons, in the following Words; videlicet, By an Act of Parliament made and passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections; it is enacted, that if you have a Freehold of the clear yearly Value of Forty Shillings within my District, and if you shall not cause your Name to be enrolled in the Register of Freeholders in my Custody, before the Second Thursday in the Month of June One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, then and in such Case you shall appear before me at my Dwelling House on the said Day, and between the Hours of Nine in the Forenoon, and of Three in the Afternoon of the said Day, in order then and there to cause your Name to be enrolled, for you will not be entitled to vote at any Election of any Knight or Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament, in virtue of the said Freehold, without having had your Name enrolled in such Register of Freeholders, at least Twelve Calendar Months before the Day on which you shall tender your Vote at such Election; and that you do subscribe your Name and your Place of Abode to every such Summons before you leave the same, and that if any such Summons shall have been so delivered as aforesaid, then you are to be ready at your Dwelling House on the Second Thursday in June One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, (between the Hours of Nine in the Forenoon, and of Three in the Afternoon) in order to make Enrolments.

And I also charge you, That (previous to the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, which shall be held for the said County, Riding, or Division) in July One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, you make or cause to be made (upon the blank Forms of Enrolments printed on single half Sheets, which you receive herewith) an exact and correct Copy of every Enrolment contained in the said Register, and of the progressive Number of every such Enrolment, and that you do then carefully examine every such Copy with the corresponding original Enrolment in the said Register, and that you bring and deliver all such Copies to me (or to the then Clerk of the Peace) at the said General Quarter Sessions; and that you do then and there declare upon Oath (or upon solemn Affirmation if a Quaker), that the said Copies are exact and true Copies of the respective Originals.

"And also, That you do in the Months of January and July in every following Year, bring and deliver to me (or to the then Clerk of the Peace) at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, which shall (in such respective Months) be held for the said County, (Riding, or Division,) a Copy (as aforesaid) of every Enrolment that shall have been made in the said Register in the half Year immediately preceding such respective General Quarter Sessions, and that then and there you do verify the said Copies upon Oath (or upon solemn Affirmation if a Quaker), to be true Copies of the respective Originals in the said Register, and that you make all and every of the aforesaid Copies gratis."

And also, That at every such General Quarter Sessions aforesaid, you deliver to me (or to the then Clerk of the Peace) all such Attestations as shall have been left with you in the half Year immediately preceding such respective General Quarter Sessions.

And also, That if no Enrolment shall have been made in the said Register since the last Copy which shall have been delivered to me (or to the then Clerk of the Peace) as aforesaid, then and in such Case you shall deliver (or safely transmit sealed up) to me (or to the then Clerk of the Peace) at the said General Quarter Sessions, a Notice in the following Form; (videlicet)

"I the Register Keeper of the Register of Freeholders for in the County of do hereby give Notice to the Clerk of the Peace for the said County, that the progressive Number of the last Enrolment entered in the said Register of Freeholders is (specifying the said Number) and that the Day of One thousand hundred and is the Date of the said last Enrolment. Witness my Hand this Day of One thousand hundred and which Notice must be signed by you."

And I do also charge you, That you do in May One thousand seven hundred and ninety, (and in the same Month in every following Year,) carefully examine all the Enrolments entered in the Register in your Custody, and if any Person whose Name is enrolled therein, shall be then dead, or shall have disposed of his Freehold Estate within your District, then and in either of the said Cases you are in the said Month of May (or in the Month of June then next following) to carry the said Register to some Justice of the Peace for the said County, (Riding, or Division,) and you are at the same Time to carry to such Justice a true Copy of the Enrolment of every Person who shall be dead, or who shall have disposed of his Freehold as aforesaid, in order that such Justice (upon your Application) may (in pursuance of the said Act) fill up the Blanks in the Memorandum at the End of such original Enrolment in the Register, and that such Justice may also fill up the Blanks in the Memorandum at the End of the said Copy, and that he may sign his Name at the End of each such Memorandum; and you are in the Month of July then next following, to bring and deliver such Copy to me (or to the then Clerk of the Peace) at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace which shall be held for the said County, (Riding, or Division).

"And (by the said Act) the said Register is always to remain in the Custody of the Person who shall act as Register Keeper for the Time being, and the said Register is not upon any Occasion or under any Pretence whatever, to be carried to any Distance from your District, except when the said Register shall be carried to any Justice of the Peace for the said County, (Riding, or Division) in the particular Cases above specified, and except when you shall be duly required to produce the said Register at any Assizes to be held for the said County.

"And I also charge you, That you permit all Persons who shall at seasonable Times request Leave to inspect the said Register, or any Attestation in your Custody, to inspect the same respectively, every such Person first paying to you One Shilling for every such Inspection.

"And also, That you deliver a true and exact Copy or Copies of any Enrolment or Enrolments of any Attestation or Attestations in your Custody, unto all Persons who shall demand the same respectively, every such Person first paying to you Two-pence for every such Copy of an Enrolment, and at the Rate of One Penny for every Thirty Words in any such Attestation; and you are to subscribe your Name to every such Copy, and all Copies of Enrolments are to be made upon the Blank Forms of Enrolments on single Half Sheets which you receive herewith (or otherwise but in the Form of the original Enrolment).

"And you are to take Care to be at all Times provided with a sufficient Number of Blank Forms of Enrolments on single Half Sheets, and if at any Time you shall have but few such Blank Forms left, or if the Register in your Custody shall be materially damaged, or if such Register be nearly filled with Enrolments, then and in any such Case you are to apply to the Clerk of the Peace for the Time being, to provide you with more Blank Forms, or with a new Register (as the Case may require).

"And you are carefully to preserve the said Register, and the same (together with this Charge) is to be safely delivered to your Successor in Office."

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

Coal Dealers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration 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."

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 Thursday next; and that the Evidence taken thereupon, be referred to the said Committee.

Wool Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to 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."

The Lord Scarsdale accordingly reported the said Amendments.

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 2. L. 37. Leave out from ("Clay") to ("to") and insert ("as relates")

"Pr. 13. L. 26. After ("said") insert ("last mentioned")

"Pr. 14. L. 1. Leave out ("aforesaid") and insert ("said last mentioned")

"L. 7 and 8. Leave out ("aforesaid") and insert ("mentioned")

"L. 13. Leave out ("aforesaid") and insert ("said last mentioned")

"L. 14. After ("Sea") insert ("for the Purpose aforesaid")

"Pr. 18. L. 3. After ("Island") insert ("and")

"L. 7. Leave out ("Isle") and insert ("Isles") and in the same Line after ("Guernsey") leave out to ("and") in Line 12, and insert ("Alderney")

"Pr. 19. L. 38. Leave out ("Isle") and insert ("Isles")

"L. 39. After ("Guernsey") insert ("Alderney and Sark")

"Pr. 20. L. 3. Leave out from ("Guernsey") to ("and") in Line 21, and insert ("Four hundred Tods for Alderney, and Two hundred Tods for Sark")

"Pr. 25. L. 26. Leave out ("of the Customs")

"Pr. 32. L. 36. Leave out from ("Wool") to ("and") in Press 33. Line 17.

"Pr. 70. L. 21. After ("after") insert ("such Conviction")

"Pr. 71. L. 25. After ("that") insert ("every Information to be made under this Act shall be made upon Oath, and that")

"L. 26. After ("the") insert ("Justice or")

"L. 28. After ("been") insert ("so") and in the same Line after ("made") leave out ("upon Oath")

"L. 29. After ("them") insert ("at the Instance of either Party")

"L. 32. After ("the") insert ("said")

"L. 34. After ("before") insert ("him or")

"Pr. 71. L. 36. Leave out from ("and") to ("And") in Press 72. L. 31. and insert ("the Person so summoned shall appear at the Time and Place specified, and submit in all Things to be examined as a Witness in the Premises")

"Pr. 79. L. 25. After ("Wool") insert ("or that any Clay, Sand, or Earth which shall be found in such Fleece, was not intentionally put there to make the Fleece more weighty, but became mixed or connected with the same by reason of the necessary pasturing, folding, or keeping of the Sheep whereupon such Fleece shall have been grown subsequent to the rivering or washing of such Sheep")

"Pr. 84. L. 18. Leave out from ("Deceit") to ("And") in Line 38, and insert ("And whereas all Winders now to be sworn, do repair to the Mayor of the Staple at Westminster for the Purpose of being so sworn, whereby the Persons so desirous of being sworn are subjected to great Expence and Inconvenience; be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace who shall hereafter be assembled at any General Quarter Sessions of the Peace within the Kingdom of Great Britain, or any Adjournment thereof, and they are hereby empowered and required to administer to every such Person as shall be desirous of becoming a sworn Winder of Wool, and shall produce a Certificate under the Hands of any Two Growers of Wool, testifying to the Satisfaction of such Justices that such Person is properly qualified to become a sworn Winder of Wool, an Oath to the following Purport and Effect, that is to say, I A. B. do swear, that I will truly and justly, without Deceit, wind and sold all and singular the Wool which I shall take upon me to wind and fold, without leaving or putting any Clay, Lead, Stones, Sand, Tails, deceitful Locks, Cots, Comber Lambs Wool, or any other Thing whereby the Fleece may be made more weighty to the Deceit and Loss of the Buyer; and that I will not use any other Deceit, Craft, Guile, or Fraud in the winding or folding of any such aforesaid Wool. So help me God. An Entry of the administering and taking of which Oath shall be made in the Records of the said Sessions, and a Certificate thereof shall be delivered by the Clerk of the Peace or other proper Officer to the Person who shall have taken the same.

"Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to hinder or prevent any one from employing any Person in winding or folding of Wool, although such Person shall not have been sworn in Manner before mentioned."

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

Then it was moved, "That the Statute 20th Geo. 3d, Cap. 55. relating to the restraining of Wool, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the 24th enacting Clause, which relates to preventing Wool being removed or carried towards the Sea, within Five Miles of the Sea Coast between Sun setting and Sun rising, be left out."

The Question was put, "Whether the said Clause shall stand Part of the Bill?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Suffolk Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

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

Elections Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made to the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the said Bill:

"In the Amendment, Press 34, after ("otherwise") leave out ("but") insert ("provided always, that the said Copies be")

"In the Schedule No. 8. Page 12. Line 20. after ("otherwise") leave out ("but") and insert ("provided always, that the said Copies be")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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 Mr. Montagu and Mr. Eames:

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.

Controverted Elections Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trials of controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in 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.

Frame-work-knitting Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made to the said Bill:

"Pr. 3. L. 37. Leave out from ("Month") to ("and") in Press 4. Line 16. and insert Clauses (A.) and (B.)

Clause (A.) "And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person so renting or taking to hire any Stocking Frame, with or without any such Machine or Engine as aforesaid, shall at any Time from and after the passing of this Act, sell, or otherwise unlawfully dispose of any such Stocking Frame, or the Machine or Engine therewith let (if any such there shall be) without the Consent of the Owner or Owners thereof, every such Offender being thereof lawfully convicted upon any Indictment to be found against him, shall suffer solitary Imprisonment in the Common Gaol or House of Correction of the County, Riding, Division, City, Liberty, Town, or Place, wherein such Offence shall have been committed, without Bail or Mainprize for a Space not less than Three Calendar Months, nor exceeding Twelve Calendar Months."

Clause (B.) "And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person or Persons shall wilfully and knowingly receive or purchase any such Stocking Frame Machine or Engine so sold, or unlawfully disposed of as aforesaid, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, and shall thereof be lawfully convicted on any Indictment to be found against him or them, every such Offender or Offenders shall be subject to such and the like Punishment as by this Act is inflicted or provided to be inflicted on such Person so selling or unlawfully disposing of any such Stocking Frame, Machine, or Engine, as aforesaid."

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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.

Malldraeth Drainage Bill.

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

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

Twiss's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Major Scott and others:

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

Chimney Sweepers Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Scotch Distillery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time, the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof, and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Sufferers Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government; and for making Compensation to such Persons as 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.

D. St. Alban's Annuity 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 grant a certain Annuity to the Most Noble Aubrey Duke of Saint Alban's;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Watson's Annuity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Brook Watson Esquire, late Commissary General in North America, in Consideration of his diligent and meritorious Services in that Office;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lady M. Carlton's Annuity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of Lady Maria Carlton, Wife of Sir Guy Carlton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Guy Carlton, and Thomas Carlton, Sons of the said Sir Guy Carlton, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, 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," 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."

Moved, "That the Report of the said Amendments be put off till To-morrow."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 4. L. 3. After ("Fen") insert ("and other") and in the same Line and Line 4, leave out ("and other commonable Places")

Pr. 20. L. 36. Leave out ("Eight") and insert ("Ten")

In the Title of the Bill:

"L. 2. After ("and") insert ("other")"

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Whitehaven Harbour, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Lowther and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts of Parliament relating to the Harbour of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and to the Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven, and for further enlarging the said Harbour; and for lighting the said Town and supplying the same with Water; and for regulating the Carmen there; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from Calder Bridge to Egremont, and directing how the said Road shall be repaired; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 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.

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 To-morrow.

E. Newburgh's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging several Estates in the County of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Durham, settled upon the late Charles Radcliffe, deceased, for Life, with Remainder to his First and other Sons in Tail Male, with the Payment of a clear yearly Rent Charge of Two thousand five hundred Pounds, payable to the Grandson of the said Charles Radcliffe, the Right Honourable Anthony James Earl of Newburgh, and the Heirs Male of his Body to be begotten;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

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

American Sufferers Relief Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government; and for making Compensation to such Persons as 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.

E. Newburgh's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging several Estates in the Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Durham, settled upon the late Charles Radcliffe, deceased, for Life, with Remainder to his First and other Sons in Tail Male, with the Payment of a clear yearly Rent Charge of Two thousand five hundred Pounds, payable to the Grandson of the said Charles Radcliffe, the Right Honourable Anthony James Earl of Newburgh, and the Heirs Male of his Body to be begotten."

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.

Lady M. Carlton's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of Lady Maria Carlton, Wife of Sir Guy Carlton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Guy Carlton and Thomas Carlton Sons of the said Sir Guy Carlton, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee the said Bill To-morrow.

Watson's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act so obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Brook Watson Esquire, late Commissary General in North America, in consideration of his diligent and meritorious Services in that Office."

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.

D. St. Albans' Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to the Most Noble Aubrey Duke of Saint Alban's."

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

Ordered, That the whole House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Whitehaven Harbour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts of Parliament relating to the Harbour of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and to the Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven; and for further enlarging the said Harbour; and for lighting the said Town, and supplying the same with Water; and for regulating the Carmen there; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from Calder Bridge to Egremont, and directing how the said Road shall be repaired; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned in the said County."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Bathurst.
E. Leicester.
E. Beaulieu.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Rawdon.
L. Douglas.
L. Delaval.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill, with the Amendments, do pass."

After Debate;

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 Mr. Montagu and Mr. Eames:

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.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Crown Land Revenues, Third Report of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Harrison, from the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Land Revenues of the Crown, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar,

"The Third Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimprovable Rents, together with a Plan of the Forest of Dean, referred to in the said Report."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Controverted Elections Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trials of controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Insurance Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Purposes in lieu thereof."

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.

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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Chedworth 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 To-morrow.

Wool Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill.

"Pr. 16. L. 19. After the Word ("notwithstanding") insert ("Provided also, and be it further enacted, That in case any Sheep shall be shorn between the First Day of March and the First Day of July in each Year, for the sole Purpose of sending them to Market, and in case the Owner or Owners of such Sheep shall not remove or otherwise dispose of the Wool or Fleeces which shall be shorn from such Sheep from the Places where the same were first carried after shearing, without first certifying in Three Days in Manner aforesaid, it shall not be necessary for such Owner or Owners to certify the true Quantity of the said Wool and Number of such Fleeces, and where the same are housed, until such Owner or Owners shall certify in Manner before mentioned the Quantity of the Wool and Number of the Fleeces shorn from the Whole of the Flock or Flocks belonging to such Owner or Owners after the general Shearing for that Season of the said Flock or Flocks")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

"Pr. 71. L. 36. After the Word ("Premises") insert ("Provided always, that no Person shall be compellable so to appear to give Evidence, unless the Person serving such Summons shall tender him or her his or her Expences, as in the Case of a Subpœna in Civil Action")

The Question was put, "Whether the said Proviso shall be inserted in the said Amendment?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

"Pr. 84. L. 29. in the Amendment, after the Words "deceitful Locks") leave out ("Cots, Cals, and Comber")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Moved, "That the said Bill, with the Amendments, do pass."

After Debate,

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 several Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Frame work-knitting Bill

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

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

Slave Trade Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Dolben and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships to the West Indies and elsewhere;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Justices of Peace Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to act as such in certain Cases out of the Limits of the Counties for which they shall act:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

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 Chedworth 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 Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

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

Controverted Elections Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trials of controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 8. L. 18. After ("them") insert ("is and")

"Pr. 23. L. 31. Leave out ("future") and insert ("subsequent")"

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

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

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 1. L. 11 and 12. Leave out ("made perpetual") and insert ("continued for a further Time")

"L. 27. Leave out ("made") and insert ("continued")

"L. 28. Leave out ("perpetual") and insert ("in Force for one Year, from the First Day of June One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and from thence to the End of the next Sessions of Parliament.")

In the Title of the Bill:

"L. 1. After ("and") leave out ("make perpetual") and insert ("continue for a limited Time")"

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

Interludes Bill.

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

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 4. L. 2. After ("County") insert ("Liberty or Place")

"Pr. 5. L. 6. After ("County") insert ("Liberty or Place")

"L. 23. Leave out ("there is within") and insert ("the several Places following, that is to say, a certain Place called Sadlers Wells, situate in")

"L. 24. After ("Clerkenwell") insert ("a certain other Place called the Royalty Theatre, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, both")

"L. 25. Leave out ("House or") and insert "other")

"L. 26. Leave out from ("called") to ("been") in Line 30, and insert ("the Royal Grove Amphitheatre, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, and a certain other Place called the Royal Circus, situate in the Parish of St. George the Martyr, both in the County of Surrey")

"L. 31. Leave out ("a Place") and insert ("Places")

"L. 33. Leave out from ("Pantomime") to ("and") in Line 34, and in the same Line after ("and") leave out ("has") and insert ("have")

"L. 35. Leave out from ("been") to ("licensed") in Line 36.

"L. 38. Leave out ("County") and insert ("said Counties"), and in the same Line after ("Middlesex") insert ("and Surrey respectively")

"L 39 and 40. Leave out ("an House or Place") and insert ("Places")

"Pr. 6. L. 4. Leave out ("long")

"L. 5. Leave out ("Place") and insert ("Places") and in the same Line after ("as") leave out ("a Place") and insert ("Places")

"L. 6. After ("and") leave out ("its") and insert ("their"), and in the same Line leave out from ("been") to ("licensed") in Line 7, and insert ("so")

"L. 8. Leave out from ("Magistrates") to ("the") in Line 11, and insert ("as aforesaid")

"L. 13. After ("said") leave out ("Place") and insert ("Places"), and in the same Line leave out from ("have") to ("been") in Line 18.

"L. 22 and 23. Leave out from ("Entertainments") to ("be") in Line 26.

"L. 28. Leave out from ("said") to ("to") in Line 29, and insert ("several Places respectively")

"L. 35. Leave out ("Licence") and insert ("Licences")

"L. 37. Leave out ("County") and insert ("Counties")

"L. 38. After ("Middlesex") insert ("and Surrey respectively")

"L. 39. Leave out from ("said") to ("a") in Line 40, and insert ("Places respectively")

"Pr. 7. L. 10. After ("Proprietor") insert ("or Proprietors"), and in the same Line leave out from ("said") to ("in") in Line 11, and insert ("Places respectively")

"L. 17. Leave out from ("said") to ("and") in Line 18, and insert ("Places")

"L. 25. Leave out from ("said") to ("to") in Line 26, and insert ("Places respectively")

"L. 37. Leave out from ("said") to ("to") in Line 38, and insert ("Places respectively")

"Pr. 8. L. 7. Leave out from ("Chamberlain") to ("and") in Line 23, and insert Clause (A.)

Clause (A.) "Provided always, That it shall not be lawful for the Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Places, or for any other Person whatever to sell, give, or supply any Spirituous Liquors, Wine, or Beer, within the said Places of Entertainment during the Time of any Exhibition therein, notwithstanding any Licence which such Proprietor or Proprietors or other Person may have for selling such Liquors, and that every Licence to be granted to any of the said Places as aforesaid, shall contain a Clause prohibiting the selling of the said Liquors as herein-before mentioned, and in case the Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Places, or of any of them, shall offend against the same, the Licence to such Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Places respectively so offending, shall be and the same is hereby declared to be void."

"L. 25. Leave out from ("said") to ("shall") in Line 26, and insert ("Places, or any of them")

"L. 36. Leave out from ("said") to ("in") in Line 37, and insert ("Places respectively, or any of them")

"Pr. 9. L. 7. Leave out from ("said") to ("in") in Line 8, and insert ("Places respectively, or any of them")

"L. 17. Leave out from ("said") to ("to") in Line 18, and insert ("Places respectively, or any of them")

"L. 31. Leave out from ("at") to ("any") in Line 32, and insert ("the said Places respectively, or any of them")

"L. 40. Leave out from ("said") to ("or") in Press 10, Line 1, and insert ("Places respectively, or any of them")

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

Causes, no more to be heard this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes during this Session of Parliament.

American Sufferers Relief Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government; and for making Compensation to such Persons as 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, wi Amendment."

D. St. Alban's Annuity 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 grant a certain Annuity to the Most Noble Aubrey Duke of Saint Alban's."

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."

Watson's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Brook Watson Esquire, late Commissary General in North America, in Consideration of his diligent and meritorious Services in that Office."

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."

Lady M. Carlton's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity, for the Use of Lady Maria Carlton, Wife of Sir Guy Carlton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Guy Carlton and Thomas Carlton, Sons of the said Sir Guy Carlton, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country."

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."

E. Newburgh's Estate Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging several Estates in the Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Durham, settled upon the late Charles Radcliffe, deceased, for Life, with Remainder to his first and other Sons in Tail Male, with the Payment of a clear yearly Rent Charge of Two thousand five hundred Pounds, payable to the Grandson of the said Charles Radcliffe, the Right Honourable Anthony James Earl of Newburgh, and the Heirs Male of his Body to be begotton."

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."

Insurance Bill.

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

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."

Justices of Peace Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to act as such in certain Cases out of the Limits of the Counties for which they shall act."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some 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 Saturday next.

Interludes Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of George Colman, 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 Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Public Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses," so far as the same relate to Persons representing Interludes, Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Plays, Farces," or other Entertainments of the Stage; and to Persons keeping any House, Room, Garden, or other Place for Public Dancing, Music, or other Entertainment of the like Kind, in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof;" and praying that 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 Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect him, on Monday next.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Proprietors of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane; also,

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 severally 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 that they may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, on Monday next.

Trade Bill, Petitions against.

A Petition of the Merchants and others of the City of London, trading to the Coast of Africa, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, A Petition of James Jones of the City of Bristol, Merchant, on Behalf of himself, and other Merchants and Traders concerned in the African and West India Trade from that City:

And also, A Petition of Thomas Leyland, William Blundell, Joseph Ward, and others, on Behalf of themselves, and all other Persons of the Town of Liverpool, carrying on or concerned in the African Trade, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, were severally presented and read, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and severally praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel at their Lordships Bar, against the said Bill passing into a Law."

And thereupon the Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Saturday next; and the Lords summoned; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same; and that Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Elections Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Long Sutton Enclosure Bill.

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

To return 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 to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Wool Bill.

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

To return 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 to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Scotch Distillery Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time, the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors, there used in the Distillation of Spirits, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies;" be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Coal Dealers 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 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some 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 Saturday next.

Hay, Exportation to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Chedworth reported from the Committee, "That they had made a further 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 next.

Adjourn.

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