House of Lords Journal Volume 38
May 1789 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: May 1789 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 411-429. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116858 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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May 1789 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 11o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Stirling against Drummond.

The Answer of Robert Drummond Esquire, late of the Island of Jamaica, now of Edinburgh, to the Appeal of John Stirling Esquire, of Kippendavie, was this Day brought in:

Stewart and Hepburn against Bell.

As was also, The Answer of John Bell, Slater in Muirend, and James Bell, Slater in Scone, to the Appeal of George Stewart younger, of Grandtully, Esquire, and Henry Hepburn.

Stration against Graham:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday the 23d Day of March last, as on Friday last, and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Stration Tenant in Pitmurthly; complaining of Nine Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 10th of February, the 29th of June, the 14th of July, and 24th of December 1785, the 28th of January 1786, the 20th of November and 22d of December 1787, and the 31st of January and 8th of March 1788; and also of Six Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 10th and 28th of February 1786, the 19th of June and 4th of July 1787, and the 20th of February and 6th of March 1788; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordship's great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Thomas Graham Esquire, of Balgowan, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed and Cause remitted.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be and the same are hereby reversed; and it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, to enquire and find what Number of Acres the Defender became bound to cultivate in the Manner set forth in the Form of Tack, mentioned in the Libel after the First Five Years of the Tack therein mentioned, and what Number of such Acres were cultivated in any Manner contrary to the said Agreement; and whether any and what Sum of additional Rent beyond the Annual Sum of Fifty-one Pounds, was incurred and became due before the Twenty-fourth of November 1784, when the Summons in question was raised, and whether any and what Part thereof now remains due.

Lanark and Renfrew Roads Bill.

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

Ely Drainage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, 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," was committed.

Langcliffe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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 Wednesday next.

Congleton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Smithey Green in the Parish of Prestbury, in the County of Chester; and for setting out and making new Roads from Smithey 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."

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

D. Richmond.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. St.David's.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Brandon Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Stourbridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 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 Field Corner, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

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.

Parson's Petition to receive Judges' Report.

Upon reading the Petition of John Parson of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk Esquire; setting forth, "That the Petitioner presented his Petition to their Lordships for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, and the same was ordered to be referred to Two Judges to consider and report; that in pursuance of such Order, Mr. Baron Perryn and Mr. Justice Heath entered upon Consideration of the Bill on the 15th of April last, when the Petitioner by his Solicitor produced before them Proofs in support of the Allegations in the said Bill; but after the said Judges had gone through the same, they desired to have a little Time to consider some Parts of the said Bill before they made their Report, and were afraid they should not be able to do it before the Time limited for receiving Reports upon Private Bills, they being but recently returned from off their Circuits, and having a great Deal of Business upon their Hands; that the said Judges, after having fully considered the said Bill, were perfectly satisfied therewith, and in consequence thereof the said Judges signed their Report, approving the said Bill, on Saturday last;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased, under the Circumstances before stated, to receive the said Report:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Report from the Judges, as desired.

Old Street Road, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

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

Stewart and Hepburn against Bells.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Stewart Esquire and Henry Hepburn are Appellants, and John Bell and James Bell 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.

Callico Printers, &c. Bill.

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

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."

Northumberland Fishery Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, by the Name and Style of the Northumberland Fishery Society; and to enable them, when incorporated, to subscribe a Capital Joint Stock for more effectually supporting, conducting, and increasing such Fishery:"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next.

Whatton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

County Elections Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shaddon Gate Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate near Carlisle, to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside; and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road between Binsey Mires and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skillbeck, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Reed against Lewis et al. in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Nehemiah Reed Esquire is Plaintiff, and Dominique Lewis and others are Defendants:"

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

Shoreham Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

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

Parsons, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Parson of Ipswich, in the County of Sussex, 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 divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, late the Estate of Elizabeth Parson deceased, Wife of John Parson Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Sir P. Hales' Estate Bill.

The Earl of Radnor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Sir Thomas Pym Hales Baronet deceased, in the County of Kent, in Trustees to be sold and disposed of, for the Payment of certain Incumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Sir M. le Fleming's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Radnor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Ashted, otherwise Great Ashted, and several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surrey, therein mentioned, in Trustees to be sold and conveyed, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for investing Part of the Money to arise by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the several Uses therein mentioned or referred unto, and for other Purposes therein expressed," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Congleton Road Bill.

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

Brandon Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale 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 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," was committed.

Stourbridge Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Field Corner, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford," was committed.

Old Street Road, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Shoreham Harbour Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Bp. of St. Asaph takes the Oaths.

This Day Samuel Lord Bishop of Saint Asaph, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Odiham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, within the several Tythings of Odiham, Northwarnborough, Hillside, Rye, and Stapely, in the Parish of Odiham, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bridlington Piers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts passed in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, and in the First, Fifth, and Seventh Years of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for rebuilding, repairing, and amending the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Shoreditch Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Watchhouse 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

County Elections Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

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.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Monday next.

Shaddon Gate Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate, near Carlisle, to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside, and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road between Binsey Mires, and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skillbeck, in the County of Cumberland.',

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

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

Callico Printers Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ely Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Milldenhall 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lanark and Renfrew Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Graves and Mr. Eames:

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

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 Thursday 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, "That they might proceed to make good their Charge."

Whereupon, a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

And several Papers having been read:

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 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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Honywood's Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lord Committees, to whom the 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," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Morton.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Strange.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Sir W. Forbes et al. against Sir John McPherson.

The Answer of Sir John McPherson Baronet, late Governor General of Bengal, to the Appeal of Sir William Forbes of Cragievar Baronet and others, Freeholders of the County of Aberdeen, was this Day brought in.

Mitchell and Robertson against Officers of State in Scotland et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Mitchell and William Robertson Advocate are Appellants, and the Officers of State in Scotland and others are Respondents:

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

Honywood's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir P. Hales' Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Sir Thomas Pym Hales Baronet, deceased, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of for the Payment of certain Incumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Congleton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brandon Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shoreham Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourbridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Old Street Road, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Five 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.

County Elections Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

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."

Militia Pay Bill.

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

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."

Berwick Saint James, &c. Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Tylney Long and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Berwick Saint James and Fisherton Anger, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Roberts to take the Name of Powell, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Annesley Roberts Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Powell, pursuant to the Will of John Powell Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Odiham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, within the several Tythings of Odiham, Northwarnborough, Hillside, Rye, and Stapeley, in the Parish of Odiham, in the County of Southampton."

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

D. Norfolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Morton.
E. Stanhope.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Strange.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Bagot.
L. Rodney.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux. Gloucester.
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 Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
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.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Bine's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the Real Estates late of Francis Bine, of the Town and County of the Town of Kingstonupon-Hull, Merchant, deceased, in Trustees to sell and convey the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Manner and upon the Trusts therein mentioned," 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 One Amendment thereto."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Odiham 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 and Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, within the several Tythings of Odiham, Northwarnborough, Hillside, Rye, and Stapeley, in the Parish of Odiham, in the County of Southampton," was committed.

Shaddon Gate Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate, near Carlisle, to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside; and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road, between Binsey Mires and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skillbeck, in the County of Cumberland," 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."

Shoreditch Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

County Elections Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay Bill;

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Graves and Mr. Eames:

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

Gemsa for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Christopher Gemsa; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christopher Gemsa."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Berwick Saint James, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Berwick Saint James and Fisherton Anger, in the County of Wilts."

Bridlington Piers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts passed in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, and in the First, Fifth, and Seventh Years of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for rebuilding, repairing, and amending the Piers of Bridlington alias Burlington, in the County of York."

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. Chesterfield.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. De la Warr.
E. Talbot.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.

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

Doncaster Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty and the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Doncaster through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook, in the County of Chester."

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.

Roberts to take the Name of Powell, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Arthur Annesley Roberts Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take, use, and bear the Surname and Arms of Powell, pursuant to the Will of John Powell Esquire, deceased."

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.

E. Winchelsea's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing, confirming, and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement between the Reverend John Lowth Vicar of the Parish of Burley-on-the-Hill, in the County of Rutland, and the Right Honourable George Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham, and thereby settling all Disputes and Differences which have arisen in consequence of a Claim of Tythes made by the said Vicar," stands committed, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Saturday next.

Northumberland Fishery Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, by the Name and Stile of the Northumberland Fishery Society; and to enable them, when incorporated, to subscribe a Capital Joint Stock for more effectually supporting, conducting, and increasing such Fishery," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next.

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 rife.

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."

Whereupon, several Papers were read.

Then the Managers for the Commons offered to give in Evidence an Examination of Nundcomar, taken without Oath by the Rest of the Supreme Counsel at Calcutta in Bengal, in the Absence of Mr. Hastings the Governor General, charging Mr. Hastings with corruptly receiving 3,54,105 Rupees, stating, that the said Examination came to the Knowledge of Mr. Hastings, and was by him transmitted to the Court of Directors, as a Proceeding of the said Counsellors, in order to introduce the Proof of his Demeanour thereupon.

The same was objected to by the Counsel for the Defendant, first, as being taken without Oath; secondly, as being in the Absence of Mr. Hastings; thirdly, as taken before an incompetent Jurisdiction; and lastly, for that the said Nundcomar was afterwards convicted of a Forgery, committed by him prior to the said Examination being taken.

The Managers for the Commons being heard in answer to the said Objections, and the Counsel in Reply:

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

The House was resumed.

Question put to Judges:

Proposed, "That the following Question be put to the Judges:

"Whether it be competent for the Managers to produce an Examination, taken without Oath by the Rest of the Council, in the Absence of Mr. Hastings the Governor General, charging Mr. Hastings with corruptly receiving Three Lacks 54,105 Rupees; which Examination came to his Knowledge, and was by him transmitted to the Court of Directors, as a Proceeding of the said Counsellors, in order to introduce the Proof of his Demeanour thereupon, it being alledged by the Managers for the Commons, that he took no Steps to clear himself in the Opinion of the said Directors of the Guilt thereby imputed, but that he took active Means to prevent the Examination by the said Counsellors of his Servant Cantoo Baboo?"

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question:

Ordered, That the Judges do attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question on Wednesday next.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Wednesday 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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 16o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Grant against Earl Morton.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard in the Cause, wherein Alexander Grant, Writer in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and George Earl of Morton is Respondent:

And the first Counsel for the Appellant praying further Time for putting in their Case, having been unavoidably prevented from preparing it by the Illness of the Counsel employed for that Purpose:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Tuesday the 26th of this Instant May; and that the Appellant do pay the Respondent Twenty Pounds for the Costs of the Day.

Walpole Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking the Common Salt Marsh within the Township of Walpole, in the County of Norfolk, and for dividing and enclosing the same, and several other Commons within the said Township;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Berwick Saint James, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice est lecta Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Berwick Saint James and Fisherton Anger, in the County of Wilts."

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

E. Morton. L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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.

Bine's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the Real Estates late of Francis Bine of the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, Merchant, deceased, in Trustees, to sell and convey the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Manner and upon the Trusts therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Reed against Lewis et al. in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Dominique Lewis and others, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Nehemiah Reed Esquire is Plaintiff, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioners apprehend the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay, and to harrass and oppress the Petitioners;" and therefore praying, That their Lordships will be pleased to appoint a short Bye Day for hearing the Errors assigned by the Plaintiff, or that their Lordships will make such other Order in the Premises, as to them shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday the 26th Day of this Instant May.

Hay et al. against Hay.

A Petition of Miss Frances Hay, a Minor, and her Curators, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Hay Esquire, of Drumelzier, is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth "That ever since the late Marquis of Tweeddale's Death the Rents of the Estate of Linplum being in Arrear, is in Danger of being lost, and the Sum of £.13,000 being now in the Hands of the Trustees appointed by the Marquis, who, as they cannot with Safety pay till the present Question is determined, are in Exoneration of their Trust about to consign it in one of the Public Banks in Scotland, which will be attended with great Loss to the Person who shall ultimately appear to be entitled to the said Estates and Monies: From these Considerations, the Court of Session were induced to give the most summary Dispatch to the Cause, and for the same Reasons the Petitioners humbly hope, that their Lordships will appoint an early Day to take the said Cause into Consideration;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order this Cause to be heard on an early Bye Day."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Saturday the 23d Day of this Instant May.

Arabin's Divorce Bill, Petition respecting Notice to Mrs. Arabin.

Upon reading the Petition of William John Arabin Esquire; setting forth, "That on Friday the 8th Day of this Instant May, upon the first Reading of the 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:" It was Ordered, That the said Bill should be read a Second Time on Monday the 25th of this Instant May: That the Petitioner immediately after the making of their said Lordships Order, caused diligent Search and Enquiry to be made after the said Henrietta Arabin, and the Place of her Abode and Residence, and having discovered from different Informations which the Petitioner, his Solicitor and Agents received from divers Persons, that the said Henrietta Arabin had been resident in Lodgings in Edward Street, Portman Square, and in Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square; the Petitioner's Agent on Monday the 11th Instant, went to Edward Street and Wigmore Street aforesaid, with a Copy of the said Bill, and their Lordships said Order of the 8th Instant, for the Purpose of serving the same on the said Henrietta Arabin: That the Petitioner's Agent had used every Endeavour in his Power to find out the said Henrietta Arabin, otherwise Molyneux, and her Place of Abode, to serve her with the said Bill, and the said Order of the 8th Instant, but has not been able to discover the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That Service of the Copy of the said Bill, and of the said Order on Charles Bishop, the Proctor for the said Henrietta Molyneux, may be deemed good Service on her:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 18o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Mitchell and Robertson against Officers of State in Scotland, et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Mitchell and William Robertson Advocate are Appellants, and the Officers of State for the Interest of the Crown in Scotland and others are Respondents:

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

Parson's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manois, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, late the Estate of Elizabeth Parson, deceased, Wife of John Parson Esquire, in Trustees to be sold for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Tankerville.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Sydney.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 2d Day of June next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Walpole Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for embanking the Common Salt Marsh within the Township of Walpole, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and enclosing the same, and several other Commons within the said Township."

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

Odiham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, within the several Tythings of Odiham, Northwarnborough, Hillside, Rye, and Stapely, in the Parish of Odiham, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shoreditch Roads Bill;

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shaddon Gate Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shaddon Gate near Carlisle, to the present Turnpike Road at Mulaside, and from a Place in the said Turnpike Road between Binsey Mires and North Raw Gate, to join the Turnpike Road at Skillbeck, in the County of Cumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to 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. Montagu and Mr. Leeds:

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

Bridlington Piers Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts passed in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of King William the Third; and in the First, Fifth, and Seventh Years of the Reign of King George the First; and in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for rebuilding, repairing, and amending the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in 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."

Doncaster Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook, in the County of Chester," was committed.

His Majesty's Advocate against Milns in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland is Plaintiff, and John Milne Defendant, ex-parte, the Defendant in Error not having put in his Replication agreeable to their Lordships Order of the 8th of this Instant May:"

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

Coniston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Coniston, in the Parish of Swine, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be sum noned:

Members of the Church of England Relief Bill.

The Earl Stanhope presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving Members of the Church of England from sundry heavy Penalties and Disabilities to which by the Laws now in Force they may be liable, and for extending Freedom in Matters of Religion to all Persons (Papists only excepted), and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Northumberland Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, by the Name and Stile of the Northumberland Fishery Society, and to enable them, when incorporated to subscribe a Capital Joint Stock, for more effectually supporting, conducting, and increasing such Fishery."

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 Martis, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 19o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.

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 this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for 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." "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." "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." "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections." "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." "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." "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." 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." "An Act for amending an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for rebuilding the Church of the Parish of Saint Mary Wanstede, alias Wanstead, in the County of Essex." 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 Encroach ments, 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." "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." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Grateney, by Annan, Dumfries, and Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, to the Confines of the County of Ayr, and the Road from Corsenarget to Wanlockhead, in the said County of Dumfries." "An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual several Acts for repairing the Road from Herifordbridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke, and also the Road from Herifordbridge 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." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Odiham, in the County of Southampton, to Farnham, in the County of Surrey." "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, 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." 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." "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." An Act for repairing the Roads in the County of Forfar, and for regulating the Statute Labour within the same." "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." "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." "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." "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 repealcertain 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." 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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in Putton, alias Podington, in the Village or Tything of Easton, in the Parish of Chickerill, alias West Chickerill, in the County of Dorset." "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." "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." 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." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Stinted Pastures, within the Township of Langcliffe, in the West Riding of the County of York." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Anna Elizabeth Jackson." "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Demezy." 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 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 Terms and Words in our Name as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: 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 herein notwithstanding,) as if these Presents had not been had or made, and our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the said most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, 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 Eighteenth Day of May, 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."

1. "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."

2. "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 within Great Britain."

3. "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."

4. "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

5. "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 Ter tories 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."

6. "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."

7. "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."

8. "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 Islesham, 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."

9. "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."

10. "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Publick Passages within the Town of Whitby in the County of York; for preventing Incroachments, 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."

11. "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."

12. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Grateney, by Annan, Dumfries, and Sanquhar, in the County of Dumfries, to the Confines of the County of Ayr, and the Road from Corsenarget to Wanlockhead, in the said County of Dumfries.

13. "An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual several Acts for repairing the Road from Hertford-bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke; and also the Road from Hertford-bridge 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."

14. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Odiham in the County of Southampton, to Farnham in the County of Surrey."

15. "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."

16. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of 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."

17. "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."

18. "An Act for repairing the Roads in the County of Forfar, and for regulating the Statute Labour within the same."

19. "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."

20. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading frnm 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."

21. "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."

22. "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 Field Corner, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

24. "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."

25. "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."

26. "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."

27. "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."

28. "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in Putton, alias Podington, in the Village or Tything of Easton, in the Parish of Chickerill, alias West Chickerill, in the County of Dorset."

29. "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."

30. "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."

31. "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."

32. "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."

33. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Stinted Pastures within the Township of Langcliffe in the West Riding of the County of York."

34. "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."

35. "An Act for naturalizing Anna Elizabeth Jackson."

36. "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Demezy."

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.

Bridlington Piers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts passed in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, and in the First, Fifth, and Seventh Years of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for re-building, repairing, and amending the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Doncaster Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty and the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook in the County of Chester."

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 the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Coniston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Coniston, in the Parish of Swine in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.

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.

Faversham Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Town and Liberty of Faversham, in the County of Kent, and also certain Places near or adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East Malling Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Brick Kilns on East Malling Heath to the Turnpike Road on Pembury Green, and from Brand Bridges to the Four Wents near Matfield Green, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Maii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Coniston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds in the Township of Coniston, in the Parish of Swine, in Holderness in the East 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."

Faversham Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places within the Town and Liberty of Faversham, in the County of Kent and also certain Places near or adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

Ld. President.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Stanhope.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Clifford.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Kenyon.

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.

Webb's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating the Sale of the Freehold Estate of Nathaniel Webb Esquire, and Harriet Ellen his Wife an Infant, at Boreham in the County of Essex," stands committed, be revived and meet on Monday next.

Berwick Saint James, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Berwick Saint James and Fisherton Anger, in the County of Wilts," stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Gemsa takes the Oaths, in order to his Naturalization.

Christopher Gemsa took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christopher Gemsa."

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

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

Normanby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands in the Parish of Normanby next Spittal, in the County of Lincoln," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hastings' Trial, Judges Opinion on Question put to them:

The Order of the Day being read for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question put to them on Thursday last:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges upon the said Question, in the Negative; and gave his Reasons:

Resolution thereupon:

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it is not competent for the Managers for the Commons to produce the Examination of Nundcomar in Evidence, the said Managers not having proved or even stated any Thing as a Ground for admitting such Evidence; which, if proved, would render the same admissible."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Managers for H. C. to be informed thereof:

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, that it is not competent for the Managers for the Commons to produce the Examination of Nundcomar in Evidence, the said Managers not having proved, or even stated any Thing as a Ground for admitting such Evidence; which, if proved, would render the same admissible."

Trial proceeded in:

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 Thursday 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 with the said Resolution, as directed.

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

The Managers for the Commons requested Leave to withdraw for a while; and being returned:

A Paper was read, referring to a Consultation of the 13th March 1775, containing the Examination of Nundconar, and the said Examination was offered by the Managers for the Commons in Evidence, as having been read in the Presence of the Defendant.

The same was objected to by the Counsel for the Defendant.

The Managers for the Commons being heard in Answer to their Objection, and the Counsel in Reply;

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

The House was resumed.

It was proposed to resolve, "That the Circumstance of the Consultation of the 13th of March 1775, being read at a Consultation of the 20th March 1775, at which Mr. Hastings was present, does not of itself make the Matter of such Consultation of the 13th March 1775 admissible Evidence."

The same was agreed to, and resolved accordingly.

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, that the Circumstance of the Consultation of the 13th March 1775, being read at a Consultation of the 20th of March 1775, at which Mr. Hastings was present, does not of itself make the Matter of such Consultation of the 13th March 1775 admissible Evidence."

Then it was agreed by the Lords to go down again into Westminster Hall:

But their Lordships understanding, that the Commons were returned from the Court below, to their own House:

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, presently, in Westminster Hall:

Then the House adjourned again into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as before.

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 with the said Resolution as directed.

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

The Managers for the Commons proposed to read the said Examination as a Part of the Consultation of the 20th of March, in order to introduce the Demeanour of the Defendant thereupon.

The same was objected to by the Counsel for the Defendant.

The Managers for the Commons being heard in Answer to the Objection, and the Counsel in Reply:

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

The House was resumed.

It was proposed to resolve, "That the Consultation of the 13th of March 1775, cannot now be read."

The same was agreed to, and resolved accordingly.

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved that the Consultation of the 13th of March 1775, cannot now be read."

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow Morning, 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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday next.

Robbins and Parker's Bill.

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

Northey's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Northey Esquire, in the County of Wilts, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir J. Ingilby's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, 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," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Crispin or Foster's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating the Sale of certain Estates late of John Foster deceased," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Banham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Adjourn.

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