House of Lords Journal Volume 38
May 1789 1-10

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

402-411

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: May 1789 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 402-411. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116857 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

May 1789 1-10

DIE Martis, 5o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Allan et al. against Stirling Banking Company.

The Answer of Henry Jaffray and the other Partners of the Stirling Banking Company and other Creditors of James Stein, Distiller at Kilbagie, and of the said James Stein to the Cross Appeal of Robert Allan and others, Merchants, was this Day brought in.

Robbins and Parker's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Tenants for Life, and other Persons in Possession or entitled to the Rents of the Estates, comprized in certain Indentures of Settlement, one made pursuant to Articles entered into upon the Marriage of Benjamin Parker of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gentleman, with Ann his Wife, and the others made pursuant to Articles entered into upon the Marriage of John Robbins of Birmingham aforesaid, Gentleman, with Mary his Wife, to grant Leases; and for other Purposes."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Kenyon.

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

Urchfont, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Open Downs, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Urchfont and Beeching Stoke, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Stafford and Chester 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 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, together with a certain other Road therein mentioned, so far as relates to the first District of the said Roads."

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.

Perth Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth; and for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways, Bridges, and Ferries, in the County of Perth."

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.

Forfar Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads in the County of Forfar, and for regulating the Statute Labour within the same."

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.

Quebec, &c. Provision Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to authorize in case of Necessity, the Importation of Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, from any of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, into the Province of Quebec, and all the Countries bordering on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and the Islands within the said Gulf, and to the Coast of Labrador."

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

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

Stirling against Drummond.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Stirling Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Drummond is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Squibb against Bromfeild:

Upon reading the Petition of William Bromfeild Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein James Squibb is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be non-pros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgment given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for his Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Catholic Dissenters' Petition praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and other Catholic Dissenters of England; setting forth, "That Sentiments unfavourable to the Petitioners as Citizens and Subjects, have been entertained by English Protestants, and that the Petitioners are subject to various Penal Laws on account of Principles which are asserted to be maintained by the Petitioners and other Persons of their Religion; and which Principles are dangerous to Society, and totally repugnant to Political and Civil Liberty: That the Petitioners think it a Duty which they owe to their Country as well as to themselves, to protest, in a formal and solemn Manner, against Doctrines that they condemn, and that constitute no Part whatever of their Principles, Religion, or Belief: That the Petitioners are the more anxious to free themselves from such Imputations, because divers Protestants, who profess themselves to be real Friends to Liberty of Conscience, have nevertheless avowed themselves hostile to the Petitioners, on account of the Opinions which the Petitioners are so supposed to hold; and the Petitioners do not blame those Protestants for their Hostility, if it proceeds (as the Petitioners hope it does) not from an intolerant Spirit in Matters of Religion, but from their being misinformed as to Matters of Fact: That the Petitioners acknowledge that they should merit the Reproach of being dangerous Enemies to the State, if it were true that they had adopted the Maxims that are erroneously imputed to them, but the Petitioners detest those unchristian-like and execrable Maxims; and the Petitioners severally claim (in common with Men of all other Religions) as a Matter of natural Justice, that the Petitioners ought not to suffer for or on Account of any wicked or erroneous Doctrines that may have been holden, or that may be held by any foreign Roman Catholics, which Doctrines the Petitioners publicly disclaim, any more than any of the British Protestants ought to be rendered responsible for any dangerous Doctrines that may be held by any Foreign Protestants; which Doctrines they the said British Protestants disavow: 1st. That the Petitioners have been accused of holding as a Principle of their Religion, that Princes excommunicated by the Pope and Council, or by Authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or other Persons; but so far is the above mentioned unchristian-like and abominable Position from being a Principle, that the Petitioners hold, that they reject, abhor, and detest it, and every Part thereof, as execrable and impious; and the Petitioners do solemnly declare, that neither the Pope either with or without a General Council, nor any Prelate, nor any Priest, nor any Assembly of Prelates or Priests, nor any Ecclesiastical Power whatever, can absolve the Subjects of this Realm, or any of them, from their Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Third, who is, by Authority of the Legislature, the lawful King of this Realm, and of all the Dominions thereunto belonging: 2dly. That the Petitioners have also been accused of holding as a Principle of their Religion, that implicit Obedience is due from them to the Orders and Decrees of Popes and General Councils; and that, therefore, if the Pope, or any General Council, should, for the good of the Church, command the Petitioners to take up Arms against Government, or by any Means to subvert the Laws and Liberties of this Country, or to exterminate Persons of a different Religion from the Petitioners, the Accusers of the Petitioners assert that the Petitioners hold themselves "bound to obey such Orders or Decrees on Pain of eternal Fire:"—Whereas the Petitioners positively deny that they owe any such Obedience to the Pope and General Council, or to either of them; and the Petitioners believe, that no Act that is in itself immoral or dishonest, can ever be justified by or under Colour that it is done either for the Good of the Church, or in Obedience to any Ecclesiastical Power whatever: The Petitioners acknowledge no Infallibility in the Pope; and they neither apprehend nor believe that their Disobedience to any such Orders or Decrees (should any such be given or made) could subject the Petitioners to any Punishment whatsoever: That the Petitioners do solemnly declare, that no Church, nor any Prelate, nor any Priest, nor any Assembly of Prelates or Priests, nor any Ecclesiastical Power whatever, hath, have, or ought to have any Jurisdiction or Authority whatsoever within this Realm, that can directly or indirectly affect or interfere with the Independence, Sovereignty, Laws, Constitution, or Government thereof, or the Rights, Liberties, Persons, or Properties of the People of the said Realm, or of any of them, save only and except by the Authority of Parliament; and that any such Assumption of Power would be an Usurpation: 3dly. That the Petitioners have likewise been accused of holding as a Principle of their Religion, that the Pope, by virtue of his Spiritual Power, can dispense with the Obligations of any Compact or Oath taken or entered into by any Person of the Religion of the Petitioners; that, therefore, no Oath of Allegiance or other Oath can bind the Petitioners, and consequently that the Petitioners can give no Security for their Allegiance to any Government: That the Petitioners admit that this Conclusion would be just, if the original Proposition upon which it is founded, were true; but the Petitioners positively deny that they hold any such Principle; and they do solemnly declare, that neither the Pope, nor any Prelate, nor any Priest, nor any Assembly of Prelates or Priests, nor any Ecclesiastical Power whatever, can absolve the Petitioners, or any of them from, or can previously or subsequently dispense with the Obligations of any Compact or Oath whatsoever: 4thly, That the Petitioners have also been accused of holding as a Principle of their Religion, That not only the Pope, but even a Priest has Power, at his Will and Pleasure, to pardon the Sins of Persons of the Religion of the Petitioners; and therefore, that no Person of the Religion of the Petitioners can possibly give any Security for his Allegiance to any Government, inasmuch as the Pope or a Priest can pardon Perjury, Rebellion, and High Treason: That the Petitioners acknowledge also the Justness of this Conclusion, if the Proposition upon which it is founded were not totally false; but the Petitioners do solemnly declare, that, on the contrary, they believe that no Sin whatever can be forgiven at the Will of any Pope, or of any Priest, or of any Person whomsoever; but that a sincere Sorrow for past Sin, a firm Resolution to avoid future Guilt, and every possible Atonement to God and the injured Neighbour, are the previous and indispensable Requisites to establish a well founded Expectation of Forgiveness. 5thly. That the Petitioners have also been accused of holding as a Principle of their Religion, That "Faith is not to be kept with Heretics;" so that no Government which does not profess the same Religion as the Petitioners, can have any Security from the Petitioners for their Allegiance and peaceable Behaviour: That the Petitioners reject, reprobate, and abhor the Doctrine that, "Faith is not to be kept with Heretics," as being contrary to Religion, Morality, and common Honesty; and the Petitioners do hold and solemnly declare, that no Breach of Faith with, or Injury to, or Hostility against any Person whomsoever, can ever be justified by Reason of or under Pretence that such Person is an Heretic or an Infidel: That the Petitioners further solemnly declare, that they do make this Declaration and Protestation, and every Part thereof, in the plain and ordinary Sense of the Words of the same, without any Evasion, Equivocation, or mental Reservation whatsoever; and that the Petitioners humbly conceive, that the Petitioners who thus solemnly disclaim, and from their Hearts abhor the above mentioned abominable and unchristian-like Principles, ought not to be put upon a Level with any other Men who may hold and profess those Principles;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to grant such Relief to the Petitioners, as their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall deem to be just:"

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

Calico Printers, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Arts of designing and printing Linens, Cottons, Callicoes, and Muslins, by vesting the Properties thereof in the Designers, Printers, and Proprietors, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grooby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Commonable Places, and Waste Lands, in the Lordship or Liberties of Grooby, in the Parish of Ratby and County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hastings Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, improving, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, and for repairing the Highways within the Parish of Saint Clement, in the Town and Port of Hastings, in the County of Sussex; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments within the said Town and Port;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Smelting Lead Company Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing certain Difficulties respecting the Qualification of the Proprietors of Shares in the Company for smelting down Lead with Pit Coal and Sea Coal;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

County Elections Suspension Bill.

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

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

Lanark and Renfrew Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made in the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to certain Roads leading through the Counties of Lanark and Renfrew;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Moland's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Moland Esquire, natural Guardian of his Infant Daughters Elizabeth Moland, Anna Maria Moland, Lætitia 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," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mechen-Iscoed, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Michen-Iscoed and Plas y Dinas, in the County of Montgomery," was committed.

Stokenchurch Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stokenchurch, in the County of Oxford, to Wheatley Bridge; and from the said Bridge to Enslow Bridge; and from Wheatley Bridge to the Mile-way leading towards Magdalen Bridge; and from the Mile-way leading from Saint Giles's Church, near the City of Oxford, by Begbroke, to New Woodstock, in the said County; and for making, amending, completing, and keeping in Repair a Road from the Bottom of Cheyney Lane up Headington Hill, to join the present Enslow Branch of Road in the Parish of Holton, in the said County of Oxford, to be used instead of the present Road up Cheyney Lane and Shotover Hill, to the West End of the Town of Wheatley; and for amending and widening the Road from the West End of the said Town to the said Enslow Branch of Road," 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."

The King against Amery in Error.

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

The King is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Amery Defendant.

Ely Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render effectual an Act of the Thirty-first Year of King George the Second, for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge, between the Cam, otherwise Grant, Ouse, and Mildenhall Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the Hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands; and for laying certain Rates on Vessels navigated upon the said River, towards supporting the Banks thereof."

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Langcliffe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain stinted Pastures within the Township of Langcliffe, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hastings' Trial:

The Order of the Day being read for the Proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as on the 25th of April last.

And their Lordships being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance:

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

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

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

And Mr. Burke being further heard to open the Sixth Article of Charge:

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do further proceed in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Thursday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Wanstead Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for re-building the Church of the Parish of Saint Mary Wanstede, alias Wanstead, in the County of Essex."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, 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 Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 6o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Pomfret.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Whatton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.

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

Pr. 8. L. 20. Leave out ("several")

L. 21. Leave out from ("out") to ("in") in Line 22.

L. 31. After ("proper") insert ("so that the Part or Share thereof to be set out and allotted to the Vicar of the said Parish, be in the Judgement of the said Commissioners of the Annual Value of Thirty Pounds at the least")"

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

The next Amendment read; and the following Amendment was proposed to be made by the House thereto at the End thereof:

"After ("least") insert ("and so declared by them")"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Moland's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Moland Esquire, natural Guardian of his Infant Daughters Elizabeth Moland, Anna Maria Moland, Lætitia 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 Molety 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Walker:

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

Stokenchurch Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stokenchurch, in the County of Oxford, to Wheatley Bridge, and from the said Bridge to Enslow Bridge, and from Wheatley Bridge to the Mile-way leading towards Magdalen Bridge, and from the Mile-way leading from St. Giles's Church near the City of Oxford by Begbroke, to New Woodstock, in the said County; and for making, amending, compleating, and keeping in Repair, a Road from the Bottom of Cheyney Lane up Headington Hill, to join the present Enslow Branch of Road in the Parish of Holton, in the said County of Oxford, to be used instead of the present Road up Cheyney Lane and Shotover Hill, to the West End of the Town of Wheatley; and for amending and widening the Road from the West End of the said Town, to the said Enslow Branch of Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mechen-Iscoed, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Mechen Iscoed and Plas y Dinas, in the County of Montgomery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Langcliffe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain stinted Pastures within the Township of Langcliffe, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Stamford.
E. Morton.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Pomfret.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
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.

Grooby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Commonable Places, and Waste Lands, in the Lordship or Liberties of Grooby, in the Parish of Ratby and County of Leicester."

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.

Quebec, &c. Provisions Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to authorize in case of Necessity, the Importation of Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, from any of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, into the Province of Quebec, and all the Countries bordering on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and the Islands within the said Gulf and to the Coast of Labrador."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, septimum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 7o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Shoreham Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for erecting Piers and other Works for the Security and Improvement of the Harbour of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex, and for keeping the same in Repair;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Congleton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Congleton to Colley Bridge, and from the said Bridge to Smithy Green, in the Parish of Prestbury, in the County of Chester; and for setting out and making new Roads from Smithy Green aforesaid, to join a Branch from the Leek Turnpike Road at Thatchmarsh Bottom, in the Parish of Hartington, in the County of Derby, and from the first mentioned Road to the Havannah Mills;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brandon Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Bridge on the Old River at Barton, to Brandon Bridge, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stourbridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the late Market House in Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, and for repealing certain Acts of Parliament, so far as relates to the said Roads, and for amending the Road from Coalbourne Brook, through Wollaston to Churchill Fields Corner, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hallett's Bill.

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

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

Militia Pay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Banham Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Wodehouse and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Heaths, Fen Grounds, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Banham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ld. Milford or Sir J. Philipps' Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Smith and others:

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

Buckworth to take the Name of Shakerley, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hoghton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Watkin John Buckworth Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms of Shakerley, pursuant to the Will of Peter Shakerley Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Old Street Road, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Smith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening Old Street Road in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and also for repairing and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Worship Street to Crown Street, along the East Side of Moorfields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shoreditch Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hoghton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from the Stones End, in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road in the Parish of Enfield, and from the Place where the Watch-house in Edmonton formerly stood, to the Market Place in Enfield, in the County of Middlesex, and for lighting, watching, and watering Part thereof; and for repealing certain Acts of Parliament relating to the said Roads; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Newington Green to Bush Hill, in the Parish of Edmonton, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fitzherbert's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Rann or Slaney's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers undivided Parts of certain Estates in Staffordshire, the settled Property of the Reverend Jonas Slaney and Mary his Wife, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in entire Estates, to be settled to the same Uses," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Urchfont, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Open Downs, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Urchfont and Beechingstoke, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Grooby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Commonable Places, and Waste Lands, in the Lordship or Liberties of Grooby, in the Parish of Ratby and County of Leicester," was committed.

Stafford and Chester Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also 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 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, together with a certain other Road therein mentioned, so far as relates to the first District of the said Roads," 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."

Perth Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth; and for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways, Bridges, and Ferries, in the County of Perth," was committed.

Forfar Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads in the County of Forfar, and for regulating the Statute Labour within the same," was committed.

Wanstead Church Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for re-building the Church of the Parish of Saint Mary Wanstede, alias Wanstead, in the County of Essex," was committed.

Hastings' Trial:

The Order of the Day being read for the proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as on Tuesday last.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance:

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

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

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

And Mr. Burke being further heard to open the Sixth Article of Charge:

Several Papers were read:

And a Witness having been called in, sworn, and examined:

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Ely Drainage Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render effectual an Act of the Thirty-first Year of King George the Second, for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, between the Cam, otherwise Grant, Ouse, and Mildenhall Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the Hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands; and for laying certain Rates on Vessels navigated upon the said Rivers towards supporting the Banks thereof," stands committed, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 8o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Stration against Graham.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Andrew Stration is Appellant, and Thomas Graham Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

Shoreham Harbour Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for erecting Piers and other Works for the Security and Improvement of the Harbour of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex; and for keeping the same in Repair."

Congleton Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Congleton to Colley Bridge, and from the said Bridge to Smithy Green, in the Parish of Prestbury, in the County of Chester; and for setting out and making new Roads from Smithy Green aforesaid, to join a Branch from the Leek Turnpike Road at Thatchmarsh Bottom, in the Parish of Hartington, in the County of Derby, and from the first mentioned Road to the Havannah Mills."

Brandon Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Bridge on the Old River at Barton, to Brandon Bridge, in the County of Suffolk."

Stourbridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the late Market House in Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, and for re pealing certain Acts of Parliament, so far as relates to the said Roads; and for amending the Road from Coalbourne Brook through Wollaston to Churchill Field Corner, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

Banham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Heaths, Fen Grounds, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Banham, in the County of Norfolk."

Shoreditch Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from the Stones End, in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Enfield; and from the Place where the Watch House in Edmonton formerly stood, to the Market Place in Enfield, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting, watching, and watering Part thereof; and for repealing certain Acts of Parliament relating to the said Roads; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Newington Green to Bush Hill, in the Parish of Edmonton, in the said County."

Old Street Road, &c. Bills.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening Old Street Road in the Parishes of Saint Luke, and Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and also for repairing and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Worship Street to Crown Street, along the East Side of Moorfields."

Arabin's Divorce Bill presented.

The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 20th of April last) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William John Arabin Esquire, with Henrietta Molyneux his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 25th Day of this Instant May, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said William John Arabin may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Henrietta Molyneux may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Lanark and Renfrew Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made in the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to certain Roads leading through the Counties of Lanark and Renfrew."

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

D. Beaufort.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Bagot.

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

Callico Printers, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Arts of designing and printing Linens, Cottons, Callicoes, and Muslins, by vesting the Properties thereof in the Designers, Printers, and Proprietors, for a limited Time."

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

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

Quebec, &c. Provisions Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to authorize, in case of Necessity, the Importation of Bread, Flour, Indian Corn, and Live Stock, from any of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, into the Province of Quebec, and all the Countries bordering on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and the Islands within the said Gulf, and to the Coast of Labrador."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Urchfont, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Open Downs, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Urchfont and Beechingstoke, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grooby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Commonable Places, and Waste Lands, in the Lordship or Liberties of Grooby, in the Parish of Ratby and County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stafford and Chester 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 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Perth Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth, and for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways, Bridges, and Ferries, in the County of Perth."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Forfar Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads in the County of Forfar, and for regulating the Statute Labour within the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wanstead Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for re-building the Church of the Parish of Saint Mary, Wanstede, alias Wanstead, in the County of Essex."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Whatton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Fitzherbert's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rann or Slaney's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers undivided Parts of certain Estates in Staffordshire, the settled Property of the Reverend Jonas Slaney, and Mary his Wife, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in entire Estates to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Grant against E. Morton.

Upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Morton, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Grant is Appellant; setting forth, "That the Petitioner upon the 19th Day of November 1784, obtained a Decree of Ejectment before the Sheriff of the County of Edinburgh, against Alexander Rodger, Tenant in certain Farms of his Estate in that County; but Rodger by Application to the Court of Session, and Proceedings at Law in various Shapes, found Means to keep himself in Possession till November last, when he was at length ejected; with the View of keeping Possession, the Appellant on the 27th Day of March last presented his Appeal to their Lordships from an Interlocutory Order refusing his Bill; that the Respondent immediately put in his Answer to the Appeal, and the Cause was set down for Hearing in Course, and at the same Time Notice was given to the Appellant's Agent, that Application would be made to this House to hear it on an early Day, as has been customary in Appeals taken in Actions of this Nature;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that this Cause may be heard on such early Day as their Lordships may think most proper:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Saturday the 16th Day of this Instant May.

His Majesty's Advocate against Milne in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Milne is Defendant; setting forth, "That the Record with the Writ of Error was brought into this House on the 25th of March last, and the Plaintiff assigned his Errors on the 1st Day of April last, but the Defendant hath not yet rejoined, and the Plaintiff is thereby defeated from prosecuting his Writ of Error;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Defendant may be ordered forthwith to rejoin to the said Errors:"

It is Ordered, That the Defendant in Error do join Issue in a Week.

Sir W. Forbes et al. against Sir J. Macpherson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir William Forbes Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and Sir John Macpherson Baronet is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Langcliffe Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Radnor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Stinted Pastures within the Township of Langcliffe, 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; 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."

Honywood's Bill.

Ordered, That the said Bill, 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," be re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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