House of Lords Journal Volume 38
April 1789 1-10

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April 1789 1-10

DIE Mercurii, 1o Aprilis 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hopetoun.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Mitchell against Officers of State in Scotland.

The Answer of the Heirs of Sir John Mitchell of Westhore, Baronet, and others, to the Appeal of the Reverend Mr. William Mitchell, was this Day brought in:

Wood and Co. against Hamilton.

As was also, The Answer of Archibald Hamilton, Merchant in Glasgow, Trustee upon the sequestrated Estate of James and Patrick Hunter and Company, Merchants in Port Glasgow, to the Appeal of John Wood and Company.

Scott against Creditors of Hugh Seton.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, is Appellant, and the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Secretan's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Samuel Secretan, otherwise called Samuel Frederick Secretan," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bishop Wearmouth Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering, raising, widening, repairing, and preserving the Road leading from the Town of Bishop Wearmouth, near Sunderland, in the County of Durham, to the Town of Norton, near Stockton, in the said County," was committed.

Sunderland Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sunderland, near the Sea, to the City of Durham, in the County of Durham," was committed.

Bromley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to Beggar's Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex."

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

E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Golford Green Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road at Golford Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Sandhurst; and from the Green near Benenden Church, to the Bull Inn at Rolvenden Cross, in the County of Kent."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Armstrong against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of David Armstrong Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That they are desirous the Hearing of this Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of the said Cause to the next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause, by Consent of the Agents on both Sides, be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Thrussington Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields and several other Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Thrussington, otherwise Thurstanton, otherwise Trussington, in the County of Leicester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Glasgow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow, in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr; and from thence to the Confines of the said County of Ayr, towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Demezy's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Demezy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Barthomley Church, &c. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary Alsager, Margaret Alsager, and Judith Alsager, to finish and complete a new Church or Chapel in the Parish of Barthomley, in the County of Chester, and to endow the same; and to establish a Charity School within the said Parish, and vesting the Right of Presentation to the said Church or Chapel in them and the future Lords and Ladies of the Manor of Alsager, within the said County;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Stafford and Chester Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening 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, together with a certain other Road therein mentioned, so far as relates to the First District of the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

County Elections Suspension Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to suspend for a limited Time, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections; and for indemnifying the Persons required to carry the said Act into Execution from the Penalties they may have incurred in not executing all the Provisions of the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wiswell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Wiswell Moor, in the Township of Wiswell and Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 3o Aprilis 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Stirling Banking Company et al. against Allan and Co.

The Answer of Messieurs Allan, Stuart, and Company, Merchants in Leith, to the Appeal of the Stirling Banking Company, and others, was this Day brought in:

Hay et al. against Hay.

As was also, The Answer of Robert Hay Esquire, to the Appeal of Frances Hay and her Curators.

Scott against Creditors of H. Seton.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, is Appellant, and the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton and others are Respondents:

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

Sunderland Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sunderland, near the Sea, to the City of Durham, in the County of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bishop Wearmouth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, raising, widening, repairing, and preserving the Road leading from the Town of Bishop Wearmouth, near Sunderland, in the County of Durham, to the Town of Norton, near Stockton, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Glasgow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow, in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr, and from thence to the Confines of the said County of Ayr, towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith."

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

E. Denbigh.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Wiswell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Wiswell Moor, in the Township of Wiswell and Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Demezy's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Demezy."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hallett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of William Hallett Esquire, to exchange or sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stanwell, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable and Meadow Grounds, and Lammas Lands and Commons, Moors, and Waste Lands, within the Manors of Stanwell and Hammonds, otherwise Shipcot, and in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whatton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Whatton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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

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

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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

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

Secretan's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Samuel Secretan, otherwise called Samuel Frederick Secretan."

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 the former Messengers:

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

County Elections Suspension Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to suspend for a limited Time the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections; and for indemnifying the Persons required to carry the said Act into Execution from the Penalties they may have incurred in not executing all the Provisions of the said Act."

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

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

Parsons' Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Parson of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, 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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Grant's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Grant, Writer in Edinburgh, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Wood and Co. against Hamilton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Messrs. John Wood and Company and others are Appellants, and Archibald Hamilton, Merchant in Glasgow, is Respondent:"

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

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messrs. Allan, Steuart, and Company, 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.

Rochied against Sir D. Kinlock et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Rochied Esquire is Appellant, and Sir David Kinlock Baronet, and others, 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.

Magistrates of Edinburgh against Erskine et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, and George McQueen are Appellants, and the Honourable Henry Erskine and others 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.

Hay et al. against Hay.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Francis Hay and others are Appellants, and Robert Hay is Respondent:"

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

Golford Green Roads Bill.

The Earl of Morton reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road at Golford Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Sandhurst, and from the Green near Benenden Church, to the Bull Inn at Rolvenden Cross, in the County of Kent," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bromley Road Bill.

The Earl of Morton also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to Beggar's Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex," was committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 6o Aprilis 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Scott against Creditors of H. Seton.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, is Appellant, and the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Jackson's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anna Elizabeth Jackson;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheridan's Divorce Bill.

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

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

E. Winchelsea's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable George Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham; 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 Mr. Justice Gould 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.

Robbins et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Robbins of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Iron Founder, and Mary his Wife, late Mary Harris, Spinster, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; Benjamin Parker of Birmingham aforesaid, Gentleman, and Ann his Wife, late Ann Fox, Spinster, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; John Fox of Parliament Street, in the City of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for and on Behalf of himself and his Infant Children; and William Keay of Birmingham aforesaid, and Ann his Wife, late Ann Harris, Spinster, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; 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.

Sir J. Long et. al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Tylney Long Baronet, and also of Hannah Dawkins, the Wife of James Dawkins Esquire, and Thomas Phipps Esquire, which said Hannah Dawkins and Thomas Phipps, with the said Sir James Tylney Long, are the Testamentary Guardians, and the said Hannah Dawkins is the Mother of Emma Long Spinster, an Infant, and of Dorothy Long, Spinster; 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 Mr. Justice Gould 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.

Golford Green Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road at Golford Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Sandhurst, and from the Green near Benenden Church to the Bull Inn at Rolvenden Cross, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromley Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice est lecta Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to Beggar's Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Allan and Co. against Jaffray et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Robert Allan, David Steuart, and Alexander Sommervaill, Merchants in Company, trading under the Firm of Allan, Steuart, and Company, Merchants in Leith, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 5th of March 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 Henry Jaffray and the other Partners of the Stirling Banking Company, and other Creditors of James Stein, Distiller at Kilbagie, concurring with Henry Jaffray and his Partners in opposing the Restitution claimed by the Petitioners, and the said James Stein, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Jaffray, and the said several other Persons last named, 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 4th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Andrew Foley Esquire is Plaintiff, and John Burnell and James Armstrong are Defendants, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to the first Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; and that the Judges do then attend.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause, wherein Andrew Stration, Tenant in Pitmurthly, is Appellant, and Thomas Graham Esquire, of Balgowan, is Respondent, which stands appointed for the first Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, be put off to the second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; and that all the other Causes be removed in Course.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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."

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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."

County Elections Suspension Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to suspend for a limited Time, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections; and for indemnifying the Persons required to carry the said Act into Execution, from the Penalties they may have incurred in not executing all the Provisions of the said 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 One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Glasgow Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow, in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr, and from thence to the Confines of the said County of Ayr towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Wiswell Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Wiswell Moor, in the Township of Wiswell and Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Sir J. Ingilby's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Ingilby Baronet, to charge his settled Estates in the County of York, in the Manner therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet on the second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Wakefield Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 7o Aprilis 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Hopetoun.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Bruce et al. against Stewart et al.

The Answer of James Stewart, Sheriff Substitute of Kinross, and his Trustees, to the Appeal of Patrick Crawford Bruce and others, was this Day brought in.

Scott against Creditors of H. Seton:

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday and Friday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon 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 1789; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of the objecting Creditors of Hugh Seton of Touch, and of James Bremner, Common Agent in the ranking of said Creditors; and the Answer of Gideon Gray, Factor, upon the sequestrated Estate of Hugh Seton of Touch Esquire, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed.

County Elections Suspension Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to suspend for a limited Time, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections, and for indemnifying the Persons required to carry the said Act into Execution, from the Penalties they may have incurred in not executing all the Provisions of the said Act."

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

Pr. 1. L. 19. Leave out from ("the") to ("unless") in Line 22, and insert ("5th Day of April, which shall be in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety, and that every Act, Matter, or Thing, directed by the said Act to be done, or performed, or to commence on any Day or any Month in any Year, shall respectively be done, or performed, or commence on the like Day of the same Month on the Year next following")"

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

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wakefield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield, to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Campbell's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Campbell Esquire, of Blythswood, Lieutenant Colonel of His Majesty's Ninth Regiment of Foot; 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. Justice Ashhurst, 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.

Stanwell, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable and Meadow Grounds, and Lammas Lands and Commons, Moors, and Waste Lands, within the Manors of Stanwell and Hammonds, otherwise Shipcot, and in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex."

Whatton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Whatton, in the County of Nottingham."

Jackson's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anna Elizabeth Jackson."

Bruce et al. against Stewart et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Patrick Crawford Bruce Esquire and others are Appellants, and James Stewart and others 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.

Sir P. Hales et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Philip Hales Baronet, Marrianne Hales, and Jane Hales, Spinsters, Daughters of Sir Thomas Pym Hales Baronet, deceased, by Dame Mary Hales, now his Widow; and also the said Dame Mary Hales and Margaretta Pechell, Widow, Guardians of Elizabeth Hales, Harriot Hales, and Caroline Hales, Spinsters, Infant Daughters of the said Sir Thomas Pym Hales and Dame Mary Hales; 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.

Webb's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Nathaniel Webb of Saville Row, in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, a Lieutenant in His Majesty's Coldstream Regiment of Guards, for and on the Behalf of himself and Harriet Ellen his Wife, an Infant, late Harriet Ellen Hoare Spinster; 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 Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Perryn, 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.

Dickinson et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Baron Dickinson Esquire, and of the Reverend George Watson Hand Clerk, on Behalf of himself and of Newton Dickinson Hand an Infant, his eldest Son, and of James Farrer Gentleman; 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.

Glasgow Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow, in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr, and from thence to the Confines of the said County of Ayr, towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Demezy's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Demezy," was committed.

Wiswell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Wiswell Moor, in the Township of Wiswell and Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Fitzherbert, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Bazil Fitzherbert of Swinnerton, in the County of Stafford, Esquire; 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 Parts of the Settled Estates of Bazil Fitzherbert Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in discharge of the Incumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the Uses of the Parts of the Settled Estates remaining unsold."

Hertfordbridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual several Acts for repairing the Road from Hertfordbridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke, and also the Road from Hertfordbridge Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Odiham, in the County of Southampton; and for extending the Limits of the said last mentioned Road from the present Termination thereof, in the said Town of Odiham, to the Road leading from thence through the said Town, to the Great Western Road at Bartley Heath, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Odiham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Odiham, in the County of Southampton, to Farnham, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitby Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Public Passages within the Town of Whitby, in the County of York; for preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; for regulating the Carriages, Cartmen, and Porters there; and for making convenient Approaches to the Bridge over the River Esk, within the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Aprilis 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor 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 Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Sydney on his Left, commanded the Gentleman 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 Lord Chancellor 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, who are appointed by former Letters Patent, to open and hold this Parliament 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 Temporal, 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 the 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 continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine." "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine." "An Act for building a new Shire House for the County of Essex." "An Act to enable Mary Alsager, Margaret Alsager, and Judith Alsager, to finish and complete a new Church or Chapel in the Parish of Barthomley, in the County of Chester, and to endow the same; and to establish a Charity School within the said Parish, and vesting the Right of Presentation to the said Church or Chapel in them, and the future Lords and Ladies of the Manor of Alsager, within the said County." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sunderland, near the Sea, to the City of Durham, in the County of Durham." "An Act for altering, raising, widening, repairing, and preserving the Road leading from the Town of Bishop Wearmouth near Sunderland, in the County of Durham, to the Town of Norton, near Stockton, in the said County." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road at Golford Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Sandhurst, and from the Green near Benenden Church to the Bull Inn, at Rolvenden Cross, in the County of Kent." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to Beggar's Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons, and Commonable Lands in the Manor and Parish of Lower Swell, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Downs, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Marshes, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Broughton, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and several other Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Thrussington, otherwise Thurstanton, otherwise Trussington, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Samuel Secretan, otherwise called Samuel Frederick Secretan." 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 Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the most Reverend Father in 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 Marquis 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, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Henry Earl Bathurst; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, 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 Term 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: 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 (now Francis Duke of Leeds) 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: 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 therein 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, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Duke of Montagu, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, 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 Eighth Day of April, in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both the Commissions already mentioned, One of 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 follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

2. "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

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

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

3. "An Act for building a new Shire House, for the County of Essex."

4. "An Act to enable Mary Alsager, Margaret Alsager, and Judith Alsager, to finish and complete a new Church or Chapel, in the Parish of Barthomley, in the County of Chester, and to endow the same; and to establish a Charity School within the said Parish, and vesting the Right of Presentation to the said Church or Chapel, in them and the future Lords and Ladies of the Manor of Alsager, within the said County."

5. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sunderland, near the Sea, to the City of Durham, in the County of Durham."

6. "An Act for altering, raising, widening, repairing, and preserving the Road leading from the Town of Bishop Wearmouth, near Sunderland, in the County of Durham, to the Town of Norton, near Stockton, in the said County."

7. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road at Golford Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Sandhurst; and from the Green near Benenden Church, to the Bull Inn, at Rolvenden Cross, in the County of Kent."

8. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to Beggar's Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tunbridge Wells, to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex."

9. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield, to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

10. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Fortick Sheridan Esquire, wih Lydia Fergussone his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

11. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons, and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Lower Swell, in the County of Gloucester."

12. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Downs, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Marshes, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Parish of Broughton, in the County of Southampton."

13. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and several other Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Thrussington, otherwise Thurstanton, otherwise Trussington, in the County of Leicester."

14. "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Samuel Secretan, otherwise called Samuel Frederick Secretan."

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.

Shop Tax repeal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord John Townshend and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal Two Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

House acquainted that His Majesty will go to St. Paul's on the Thanksgiving Day:

The Lord Chamberlain (by His Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had appointed Thursday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant April to be observed as a Day of Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for that signal Interposition of His good Providence, which has removed from His Majesty the late Illness with which he has been afflicted; and for the greater Solemnity on that Day, His Majesty will go to Saint Paul's Church, to return Thanks to Almighty God, for the great Mercy which hath been extended to him."

House to attend His Majesty at St. Paul's.

Ordered, That this House do attend His Majesty at Saint Paul's Church, on Thursday the 23d Instant, being the Day appointed for a Public Thanksgiving.

Surveyor of the Works to provide convenient Places for the Lords; and to attend to give an Account thereof.

Ordered, That Sir William Chambers His Majesty's Surveyor of the Works, do provide convenient Places in Saint Paul's Church, on the Day of Thanksgiving, for the Lords not to be mixed with others; and that he attend this House on Monday the 20th Day of this Instant April to give an Account of what he hath done in the Premises'

Demezy's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Demezy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Glasgow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the City of Glasgow, in the County of Lanark, to Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr; and from thence to the Confines of the said County of Ayr, towards Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, and other Roads communicating therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wiswell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Wiswell Moor, in the Township of Wiswell and Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

County Elections Suspension Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to suspend for a limited Time, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections; and for indemnifying the Persons required to carry the said Act into Execution, from the Penalties they may have incurred in not executing all the Provisions of the said Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stanwell, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable and Meadow Grounds, and Lammas Lands and Commons, Moors, and Waste Lands, within the Manors of Stanwell and Hammonds, otherwise Shipcot, and in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex."

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

D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Stanhope.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Sydney.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.
L. Dover.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 20th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Whatton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Whatton, in the County of Nottingham."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 28th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Whitby Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Public Passages within the Town of Whitby, in the County of York; for preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; for regulating the Carriages, Cartmen, and Porters there; and for making convenient Approaches to the Bridge over the River Esk, within the said Town."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 20th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Jackson's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anna Elizabeth Jackson."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Honywood's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing Timber to be cut upon certain Estates settled by the Will of General Philip Honywood, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom, in paying off a Mortgage now due and owing on the same Estates, and laying out the Remainder in Purchases of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 29th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Crispin et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Crispin of Chancery Lane, in the Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, John Benwell of Saint Martin's Lane, in the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields, in the same County, Coachmaker, and Henry Capel of Northumberland Street, in the Strand, in the same County, Esquire, Devisees in Trust, and Executors named in and appointed by the last Will and Testament of John Foster, late of Long Acre, in the said Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, Coachmaker, deceased; and of Richard Houlditch, Edward Houlditch, Thomas Houlditch, John Houlditch, James Houlditch, Henry Houlditch, and Ann Houlditch, the only Children of Richard Houlditch of Bow, in the County of Middlesex, Merchant, by Mary his Wife, the Sister of the said John Foster; 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 Mr. Baron Perryn and Mr. Justice Heath, 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.

Robertson and Brodie against Forbes et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Robertson, surviving Partner of James Robertson and Company, late Merchants in Portsoy, and of William Brodie, Writer in Edinburgh, Trustee on the sequestrated Estate of the said Company, with Concurrence of Four-fifths in Number and Value of the Creditors of the said Alexander Robertson; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 20th of March, and 3d of April 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, 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 Forbes of Deskry, James Imlach, Merchant in Banff, Alexander Milne, in Braehead, Gavin Young, and Company, Merchants in London, and David Morice, Advocate in Aberdeen, their Attorney, John Wilson in Montgrave, and James Sim in Floors, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Forbes, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 6th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Moland, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Moland of Springfield House, in the County of Warwick, Esquire, for and on Behalf of his Infant Children, 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 Richard Moland Esquire, natural Guardian of his Infant Daughters Elizabeth Moland, Anna Maria Moland, Laetitia Martha Moland, and Margaret Lucy Moland, and in case of his Death, the future Guardian or Guardians of his said Daughters during their Minorities, to grant building Leases of one undivided Moiety of certain Lands, in the Parishes of Birmingham, and Aston near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and to lay out convenient Streets, Ways, and Passages to the Buildings to be erected thereon."

Nantes takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Henry Nantes took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Nantes."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 20th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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