House of Lords Journal Volume 38
March 1789 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: March 1789 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 359-364. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116851 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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March 1789 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 2o Martii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Brandon.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leicester.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

V. Dudley & Ward takes his Seat:

This Day William Viscount Dudley and Ward sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Brother John Viscount Dudley and Ward; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

V. Leinster takes the Oaths.

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

Bradley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Ings or Meadow Ground, called Bradley Ings, and Two Moors or Commons, called Upper Bradley Common and Lower Bradley Common, within the Manor of Bradley, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Forehoe Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution the Purposes of certain Acts of the Sixteenth and Twenty-third Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundred of Forehoe, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

East India Company's Accounts of Revenues and Charges delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty,

No. 1. "An Account (made up according to the latest Advices) of the Annual Produce of the Revenues of Bengal, and of the Annual Charges at the said Presidency, distinguishing the same under the several Heads thereof."

2. "An Account (made up according to the latest Advices) of the Annual Produce of the Revenues of Fort St. George, and of the Annual Charges at the said Presidency, distinguishing the same under the several Heads thereof."

3. "An Account (made up according to the latest Advices) of the Annual Produce of the Revenues of Bombay, and of the Annual Charges at the said Presidency, distinguishing the same under the several Heads thereof."

4. "An Account (made up according to the latest Advices) of the Annual Produce of the Revenues of Fort Malbro', and of the Annual Charges at the said Presidency, distinguishing the same under the several Heads thereof."

5. "Amount of the Bond and other Debts owing by the East India Company at their several Presidencies in the East Indies, according to the latest Advices, the Rate of Interest which such Debts carry, and the Annual Amount of such Interest;" together with a List thereof.

And then he withdrew.

And the said List being read by the Clerk:

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

Hallett's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Hallett of Farringdon, in the County of Berks, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Scott against Seton's Creditors:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 9th of July and 27th of November 1788, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 27th of February last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton of Touch may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said objecting Creditors may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 30th Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon the Common Agent appointed by them who carried on the Process before the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Regency 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 provide for the Care of His Majesty's Royal Person, and for the Administration of the Royal Authority during the Continuance of His Majesty's Illness;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Sheridan's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Fortick Sheridan Esquire, with Lydia Fergussone his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Martii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux York.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Scott against Creditors of H. Seton.

The Answer of the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton of Touch, and of James Bremner, Common Agent in the ranking of said Creditors to the Appeal of Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, was this Day brought in.

Bradley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Ings or Meadow Ground called Bradley Ings, and Two Moors or Commons called Upper Bradley Common and Lower Bradley Common, within the Manor of Bradley, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the County of York."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bedford.
D. Montagu.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Tankerville.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Abergavenny.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. Walpole.
L. Sondes.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Ducie.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Eliot.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Dover.
L. Malmesbury.

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

Scott against Creditors of Seton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Walter Scott Writer to the Signet is Appellant, and the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton of Touch are Respondents:"

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

Regency 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 provide for the Care of His Majesty's Royal Person, and for the Administration of the Royal Authority during the Continuance of His Majesty's Illness;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Sheridan's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Fortick Sheridan Esquire, with Lydia Fergussone his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons, who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Martii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Commission for declaring further Causes for holding the Parliament:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That it not being convenient for His Majesty to be Personally present here this Day, He had been pleased to cause a Commission under the Great Seal, to be prepared in order to open and declare certain further Causes for holding this Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure for the Lords Commissioners to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then Six of the Lords Commissioners being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chamberlain, and the Lord Osborne, on his Right Hand, and the Lord Steward and the Lord Sydney on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

Who bieng come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"His Majesty not thinking fit to be present here this Day in His Royal Person, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under His Great Seal, authorizing and commanding the Commissioners who are appointed by former Letters Patent to hold this Parliament, to open and declare certain further Causes for holding the same; 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 all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas We did lately for divers difficult and pressing Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held, and from thence by several Adjournments and Prorogations was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Twentieth Day of November last past: And whereas by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Third Day of February last past, We did give and grant to the most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville, Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Francis Lord Osborne, one of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, and any Three of them, full Power in Our Name to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared the Causes of holding the same, and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us for the Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and other Our Dominions thereunto belonging, should be there to be done: And whereas by virtue of Our said Letters Patent certain Causes for holding Our said Parliament were opened and declared in Our said Parliament at Westminster, on the said Third Day of February: And whereas We think it expedient that certain further Causes for holding Our said Parliament should now be opened and declared: And forasmuch as for certain Causes, We cannot conveniently be present in Our Royal Person in Our said Parliament: Know ye, that We trusting in the Discretion, Fidelity, and Care of the most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Francis Lord Osborne, one of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; by the Advice of Our Council, do give and grant by the Tenor of these Presents unto the said most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Francis Lord Osborne, one of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, and any Three of them, full Power to open and declare, or cause to be opened and declared, certain further Causes for holding Our said Parliament; which Causes We have, by the Advice of Our Privy Council, given them in charge; and We do hereby further declare, that Our said Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Third Day of February last past, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing therein contained, are and shall be in as full Force and Strength (these Our Letters Patent, or any Thing herein notwithstanding) as if these Presents had not been had or made; and Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the said most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Francis Lord Osborne, one of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, and any Three or more of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patent mentioned and expressed, that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Tenth Day of March, in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Which being done:

The Lord Chancellor said,

Lords Commissioners Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both Commissions already mentioned to you, (One of which has now been read,) We proceed to lay before you such further Matters as His Majesty has judged proper to be now communicated to His Parliament.

"His Majesty being, by the Blessing of Providence, happily recovered from the severe Indisposition with which he has been afflicted, and being enabled to attend to the Public Affairs of His Kingdoms, has commanded us to convey to you His warmest Acknowledgments for the additional Proofs which you have given of your affectionate Attachment to His Person, and of your zealous Concern for the Honour and Interests of His Crown, and the Security and good Government of His Dominions.

"The Interruption which has necessarily been occasioned to the public Business, will, His Majesty doubts not, afford you an additional Incitement to apply yourselves, with as little Delay as possible, to the different Objects of National Concern which require your Attention.

"His Majesty has likewise ordered us to acquaint you, that since the Close of the last Session, he has concluded a Treaty of defensive Alliance with His good Brother the King of Prussia, Copies of which will be laid before you. That His Majesty's Endeavours were employed, during the last Summer, in Conjunction with His Allies, in order to prevent as much as possible, the Extension of Hostilities in the North, and to manifest his Desire of effecting a general Pacification: That no Opportunity will be neglected on His Part to promote this salutary Object; and that He has, in the mean Time, the Satisfaction of receiving from all Foreign Courts, continued Assurances of their friendly Dispositions to this Country.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"We are commanded by His Majesty to acquaint you, that the Estimates for the current Year will forthwith be laid before you, and that He is persuaded of your Readiness to make the necessary Provisions for the several Branches of the public Service.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"We have it particularly in Charge from His Majesty, to assure you, that you cannot so effectually meet the most earnest Wish of His Majesty's Heart, as by persevering in your uniform Exertions for the Public Welfare, and by improving every Occasion to promote the Prosperity of His faithful People, from whom His Majesty has received such repeated and affecting Marks of invariable Zeal, Loyalty, and Attachment, and whose Happiness He must ever consider as inseparable from his own."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Lords Commissioners Speech reported:

The Lord Chancellor reported the Speech of the Lords Commissioners.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for Address thereon:

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return our most humble Thanks for the gracious Speech which His Majesty has commanded to be made to both Houses of Parliament.

"To congratulate His Majesty on His happy Recovery from his late Indisposition, and upon His being again enabled to attend to the urgent Concerns of His Kingdoms, and to exercise Personally His Royal Authority.

"To assure His Majesty, that we acknowledge with all possible Thankfulness, the Goodness of Almighty God, in attending to the Prayers of a loyal, affectionate, and afflicted People, and in restoring His Majesty to the Wishes of His faithful Subjects; and to express our earnest Hope that the Blessing of His Majesty's just and benevolent Government may long be continued to us.

"To express our Gratitude to His Majesty, for His gracious Acceptance of our best Endeavours to prove our zealous and affectionate Attachment to His Person, and our anxious Concern for the Honour and Interests of His Crown, and the Security and good Government of His Dominions.

"To assure His Majesty, that we will without Delay, apply ourselves to the Consideration of the different Objects of National Concern which require our Attention.

"To return His Majesty our humble Thanks for the Orders which He has been graciously pleased to give, for laying before this House a Copy of the Treaty of defensive Alliance which His Majesty has concluded with the King of Prussia. That His Majesty's Endeavours, in Conjunction with His Allies, to prevent as much as possible the Extension of Hostilities in the North of Europe, and to contribute to the Restoration of general Tranquillity, are the natural Result of His Majesty's known Wisdom and Humanity; and that we have a full Reliance on the Continuance of His Exertions towards the promoting so salutary an Object. That we hear with Satisfaction that His Majesty continues to receive from all Foreign Courts the strongest Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards this Country.

"To assure His Majesty, that we are conscious that we ensure to ourselves the Approbation of His Majesty when we attend to the public Welfare, and to the Advancement of the Prosperity of His People, whose Zeal, Loyalty, and Attachment to His Majesty, are the natural and spontaneous Effects of their uniform Experience of His Majesty's Virtues, and of the constant Blessings derived from His mild and auspicious Government."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address pursuant to the said Order; (videlicet)

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Morton.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Effingham.
E. Ailesbury.
V. Weymouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Hawkesbury.

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 prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Address reported and agreed to.

And the Earl of Chesterfield reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them as follows; (videlicet)

"Most gracious Sovereign,

"We Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to approach Your Throne, and return our most humble Thanks for the gracious Speech which Your Majesty has commanded to be made to both Houses of Parliament.

"We most sincerely congratulate Your Majesty on Your happy Recovery from Your late Indisposition, and upon Your being again enabled to attend to the urgent Concerns of Your Kingdoms, and to exercise Personally Your Royal Authority.

"We acknowledge with all possible Thankfulness, the Goodness of Almighty God in attending to the Prayers of a loyal, affectionate, and afflicted People, and in restoring Your Majesty to the Wishes of Your faithful Subjects; and we most earnestly hope, that the Blessings of Your Majesty's just and benevolent Government may long be continued to us.

"We humbly offer to Your Majesty, our most sincere Expressions of Gratitude, for Your gracious Acceptance of our best Endeavours to prove our zealous and affectionate Attachment to Your Person, and our anxious Concern for the Honour and Interests of Your Crown, and the Security and good Government of Your Dominions.

Your Majesty may be assured, that we will without Delay, apply ourselves to the Consideration of the different Objects of National Concern which require our Attention.

We most humbly thank Your Majesty for the Orders which You have been graciously pleased to give, for laying before this House a Copy of the Treaty of defensive Alliance which Your Majesty has concluded with the King of Prussia.

We are sensible that Your Majesty's Endeavours, in Conjunction with Your Allies, to prevent as much as possible the Extension of Hostilities in the North of Europe, and to contribute to the Restoration of general Tranquillity, are the natural Result of Your Majesty's known Wisdom and Humanity; and we have a full Reliance on the Continuance of Your Exertions towards promoting so salutary an Object.

We hear with Satisfaction, that Your Majesty continues to receive from all Foreign Courts the strongest Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards this Country.

"We are conscious, Sir, that we ensure to ourselves the Approbation of Your Majesty, when we attend to the public Welfare, and to the Advancement of the Prosperity of Your People, whose Zeal, Loyalty, and Attachment to Your Majesty, are the natural and spontaneous Effects of their uniform Experience of Your Majesty's Virtues, and of the constant Blessings derived from Your mild and auspicious Government."

Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Congratulatory Message to the Queen on His Majesty's Recovery.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House to the Queen, humbly to congratulate Her Majesty on His Majesty's happy Recovery, in which, while we feel the dearest Interest for the Public, we take the most lively Share in the peculiar Happiness which Her Majesty receives from so joyful an Event; and to assure Her Majesty, that we shall always regard with the utmost Satisfaction, every Circumstance which can add to Her Majesty's Felicity.

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to Her Majesty by the Earl of Morton and Lord Hawkesbury.

Bine et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Bine, the Widow of Francis Bine, late of the Town and County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, Merchant, deceased, on the Behalf of herself and Elizabeth Bine, Ann Bine, Caroline Bine, Mary Bine, and Frances Bine, her Children, all under the Age of Twenty-one Years; and of Henry Frederick Belleroche, on the Behalf of himself and Catherine his Wife, late Catherine Bine, another of the Children of the said Elizabeth Bine Widow, and also under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Wood et al. against Hamilton:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs John Wood and Company, Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow, Messieurs Brown and Company of the Saltcoate Rope Work, Alexander Macmillan, Wright in Port Glasgow, John Ritchie, Smith there, and Messieurs Dunlop King Junior and Company, of Port Glasgow, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of June and 12th of December 1787, the 29th of July 1788, and 24th of February 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Archibald Hamilton, Merchant in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Hamilton may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 7th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messieurs John Wood and Company, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Regency Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Care of His Majesty's Royal Person, and for the Administration of the Royal Authority during the Continuance of His Majesty's Illness;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

The Lord Kenyon, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein

Jones et al. against Roe in Error.

Owel Jones Esquire and others are Plaintiffs, and Richard Roe is Defendant.

Ld. Milford, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Milford, in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates devised by the Will of Sir John Philipps Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for investing the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses devised by the said Will of the Estates so to be vested in Trustees to be sold."

Sir J. Ingilby, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir John Ingilby, of Ripley in the County of York Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Ingilby Baronet, to charge his settled Estates in the County of York, in the Manner therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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