House of Lords Journal Volume 38
December 1788 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: December 1788 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 266-270. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116842 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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December 1788 1-10

DIE Jovis, 4o Decembris 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux York.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Portland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Comes Howe.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hamilton.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

E. Guilford takes the Oaths.

This Day Francis Earl of Guilford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. Howe introduced:

Richard Viscount Howe being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 19th Day of August, in the 28th Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Howe, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl Camden and the Earl of Ailesbury (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Garter King at Arms preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; to Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Richard Earl Howe, Greeting: Whereas by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until Thursday the Twenty-fifth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We strictly enjoining command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs. Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of August in the Twenty-eighth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Lords excused Attendance.

The Lord Chancellor informed the House, "That in consequence of the Order of this House of the 20th of November last, for Letters to be sent to every Peer, requesting their Attendance on this Day, he had received Letters from the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Berkeley, the Earl Ferrers, the Earl of Strafford, the Earl of Portsmouth, the Earl of Darlington, and the Lord Rodney, desiring to be excused in regard of their ill State of Health."

Ordered, That the said Lords be excused.

The Earl of Coventry acquainted the House, "That he was desired by the Lord Sandys to request their Lordships, that his Attendance might be excused on account of his ill State of Health."

Ordered, That the said Lord be excused.

The like Request was made on the Part of the Lord Heathfield, on the Motion of the Earl of Macclesfield.

Ordered, That the said Lord be excused.

The like Request was made on the Part of the Duke of Bolton, on the Motion of the Earl of Lonsdale.

Ordered, That the said Duke be excused.

Report of Evidence taken before the Privy Council, relative to His Majesty's Health, delivered.

The Lord President (with Leave of the House) presented a Copy of a Report of the Evidence, taken on Wednesday the 3d Day of this Instant December, before the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council, relative to the State of His Majesty's Health.

The same was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

"At the Council Chamber Whitehall, the 3d of December 1788.

"Present,

"The Lords of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.

"Dr. Richard Warren called in and sworn, and examined as follows:

Q. "You are desired to acquaint this Board, whether the State of His Majesty's Health is such as to render Him incapable of coming in Person to His Parliament, or of attending to any Kind of Public Business?"

A. "Certainly incapable."

Q. "What are the Hopes you entertain of His Majesty's Recovery?"

A. "The Probability of Cure can only be determined by past Experience, by which I learn, that the greater Number of Persons who have fallen into the same State in which His Majesty now is, including all the Species of the Disorder, have been cured."

Q. "Can you form any Judgement or probable Conjecture of the Duration of His Majesty's Illness?"

A. "The Time necessary for obtaining the Cure cannot be ascertained."

Q. "Whether in that particular Species of the Disorder, that His Majesty has fallen into, it has been found from Experience, that the greater Number of Persons so affected have been cured?"

A. "It is not in my Power to ascertain the Species, because no known Distemper has preceded, that can account for it."

Q. "Whether so far as Experience enables Dr. Warren to judge of His Majesty's Disorder, he thinks it more probable that His Majesty will or will not recover so as to render Him capable of attending to Publick Business?"

A. "I have not, and I believe it is impossible for any one, to have Data sufficient for the Answer to this Question."

Q. "What Degree of Experience has Dr. Warren had himself, or does he know others to have had, in this particular Species of Disorder?"

A. "It has fallen to my Lot to see a great Number of Persons in the Course of 27 or 28 Years Practice, who have had the same Disorder with which His Majesty is now afflicted; I have generally attended them for a short Space of Time, and have seen some of them get well sometimes under my sole Care, sometimes in Conjunction with Physicians who profess this Branch of Medicine only; it has frequently happened, but not always, that if the Patient did not soon get well, I left him under the Care of the Physicians who professed this particular Branch of Medicine only, who sometimes afterwards sent for me in Consultation."

"Sir George Baker Baronet called in and sworn, and examined as follows:

Q. "You are desired to acquaint this Board, whether the State of His Majesty's Health is such, as to render Him incapable of coming in Person to His Parliament, or of attending to any Kind of Public Business?"

A. "His Majesty in His present State is unfit for any Public Business."

Q. "What are the Hopes you entertain of His Majesty's Recovery?"

A. "The Hopes that I entertain of His Majesty's Recovery, depend upon the Experience of Physicians, particularly those who attend the Public Hospitals, by which we learn, that the greater Part of those who have been affected as His Majesty now is, have been cured."

Q. "Can you form any Judgement or probable Conjecture of the Duration of His Majesty's Illness?"

A. "I can form no Conjecture of the Duration of His Majesty's Illness."

"Sir Lucas Pepys Baronet called in and sworn, and examined as follows:

Q. "You are desired to acquaint this Board, whether the State of His Majesty's Health is such, as to render Him incapable of coming in Person to His Parliament, or of attending to any Kind of Public Business?"

A. "Undoubtedly the State of His Majesty's Health is such."

Q. "What are the Hopes you entertain of His Majesty's Recovery?"

A. "There is a Probability of His Majesty's Recovery."

Q. "Does Sir Lucas Pepys found the Opinion given in his Answer to the preceding Question upon the particular Symptoms of His Majesty's Disorder, or upon general Experience in other Cases of the same Nature, or upon both?"

A. "I do not found my Opinion of the Probability of His Majesty's Recovery on any particular Symptom or Circumstance peculiar to the Case of His Majesty, but on the general Consideration that the Majority of those who are afflicted with Symptoms of a similar Disorder do recover."

Q. "Can you form any Judgement or probable Conjecture of the Duration of His Majesty's Illness?"

A. "It will be impossible to form any Opinion upon that."

Q. "What Degree of Experience has Sir Lucas Pepys had himself, or does he know others to have had of this particular Species of Disorder?"

A. "I have occasionally attended Patients, who have had a similar Disorder, but more frequently with those Physicians who have made it their particular Practice to attend such Patients."

"Dr. Henry Revell Reynolds called in and sworn, and examined as follows:

Q. "You are desired to acquaint this Board, whether the State of His Majesty's Health is such, as to render Him incapable of coming in Person to His Parliament, or of attending to any Kind of Public Business?"

A. "I think the State of His Majesty at present is such, as will prevent Him from doing that."

Q. "What are the Hopes you entertain of His Majesty's Recovery?"

A. "I think that the Probability is in favour of His Majesty's Recovery."

Q. "Does Dr. Reynolds found the Opinion given in his Answer to the preceding Question upon the particular Symptoms of His Majesty's Disorder, or upon general Experience in other Cases of the same Nature, or upon both?"

A. "Upon general Experience, upon my own Experience, and upon the Experience of Gentlemen older in the Profession than myself, with whom I have conversed upon such Subjects."

Q. "Can Dr. Reynolds form any Judgement or probable Conjecture of the Duration of His Majesty's Illness?"

A. "No, I cannot, it may be some Weeks, it may be some Months, but it is impossible to ascertain the Time."

Q. "What Degree of Experience has Dr. Reynolds had himself, or does he know others to have had in this particular Species of Disorder?"

A. "I have been very near Twenty Years in the Practice of my Profession; I have seen several Persons afflicted with the Malady with which His Majesty is afflicted, both singly and in Consultation with Gentlemen who have dedicated themselves to that particular Branch."

"Dr. Anthony Addington called in, and sworn and examined as follows:

Q. "You are desired to acquaint this Board whether the State of His Majesty's Health is such as to render Him incapable of coming in Person to His Parliament, or of attending to any Kind of Public Business?"

A. "Most certainly it is."

Q. "What are the Hopes you entertain of His Majesty's Recovery?"

A. The same Hopes that I should have of any other Patient in whose Family this Disease is not Hereditary. His Majesty has no Symptom whatever that I know of, but what I have seen in other Patients who have recovered."

Q. "Can you form any Judgement or probable Conjecture of the Duration of His Majesty's Illness?"

A. "I protest I cannot, with any Kind of Certainty."

Q. "Whether, so far as Experience enables Dr. Addington to judge of His Majesty's Disorder, he thinks it more probable that His Majesty will or will not recover, so as to render Him capable of attending to Public Business?"

A. "I should think it more probable that His Majesty will recover, so as to be in Health to enable Him to attend to Public Business, by which I mean in as good Health as He was before He had the Misfortune to labour under His present Illness."

Q. "What Degree of Experience has Dr. Addington had himself, or does he know others to have had, of this particular Species of Disorder?"

A. "It is impossible to be a Physician for any Length of Time without being concerned with Patients afflicted with this Disorder. They were so common in the Neighbourhood of Reading that I built an House contiguous to my own Dwelling House for the Reception of such unfortunate Patients. In this House I had constantly Patients, attended by myself every Day, unless I was ill, for Five Years. The House usually contained Eight or Ten such Patients. Of those I believe I never saw an Instance of any (who was not reasonably deemed to be an Incurable before he or she were brought to my House) but what recovered within the Year, and many in much less Time. I never saw but Two Patients of my own confined longer than one Year. Perhaps it may be material to say, that several of these Patients had been afflicted for Two or Three Years before they came into my House."

"A true Copy.
Steph. Cottrell."

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

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, octavum diem instantis Decembris, horâ undecimâ Aurora, Dominus sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 8o Decembris 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux York.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Howe.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Committee appointed to examine His Majesty's Physicians:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Copy of a Report of the Evidence taken on Wednesday the 3d Instant, before the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council relative to the State of His Majesty's Health, presented to this House on Thursday last; and for the Lords to be summoned.

Moved, "That a Select Committee be appointed to examine the Physicians who have attended His Majesty during His Illness, touching the State of His Majesty's Health; and to report such Examination to the House.

"That the Committee do consist of Twenty-one Lords.

Lords to deliver in Lists.

"That each Lord do deliver in to the Clerk before the Sitting of the House on the next Sitting Day, a List, signed with his Name, of Twenty-one Lords to compose the said Committee."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Physicians to attend

Ordered, That Doctor Richard Warren, Sir George Baker, Sir Lucas Pepys, Doctor Henry Revell Reynolds, Doctor Anthony Addington, Doctor Thomas Gisborne, and Doctor Francis Willis, do attend this House Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Decembris 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux York.
Ds. Thurlow Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassilis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Howe.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Lords excused Attendance.

The Lord Chancellor informed the House, "That in consequence of the Order of this House of the 20th of November last, for Letters to be sent to every Peer, requesting their Attendance on the 4th of this Instant December, he had received Letters from the Earl of Aberdeen, the Earl of Norwich, the Lord Milton, and the Lord Gage, desiring to be excused in regard of their ill State of Health."

Ordered, That the said Lords be excused.

Lord Romney takes the Oaths.

This Day Robert Lord Romney took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lists of Lords delivered in, referred to a Committee:

Moved, "That the Lists of Twenty-one Lords delivered in to the Clerk, pursuant to the Order of Yesterday, be referred to a Committee to examine the same, and to report the Names of such Lords as appear upon a Majority of the said Lists."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to examine the said Lists:

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
V. Stormont.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee withdrew to examine the said Lists.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Report from Committee.

And the Lord Privy Seal reported from the said Committee, "That the Committee had met and examined the said Lists, and the Titles of the following Lords were the Majority of Names appearing upon such Lists so given in:

"Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lord Chancellor.

Lord President.

Lord Privy Seal.

Duke of Norfolk.

Duke of Chandos.

Duke of Richmond.

Duke of Portland.

Earl of Salisbury.

Earl of Derby.

Earl of Carlisle.

Earl Fitzwilliam.

Earl of Chatham.

Earl Bathurst.

Viscount Weymouth.

Viscount Stormont.

Lord Osborne.

Lord Sydney.

Lord Loughborough.

Lord Grantley.

Lord Kenyon."

Select Committee appointed to examine His Majesty's Physicians.

Ordered, That the said several Lords last named be appointed a Committee to examine the Physicians who have attended His Majesty during His Illness, touching the State of His Majesty's Health; and report such Examination to the House.

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

Ordered, That no Person but the Lords of the said Committee, and the Clerk attending the same be there present.

Physicians sworn.

The House being informed, "That Doctor Richard Warren, Sir George Baker, Sir Lucas Pepys, Doctor Henry Revell Reynolds, Doctor Anthony Addington, Doctor Thomas Gisborne, and Doctor Francis Willis, were attending (pursuant to the Order of Yesterday;)" they were called in, and severally sworn at the Bar.

And then they withdrew.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, undecimum diem instantis Decembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.