House of Lords Journal Volume 38
August 1789

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: August 1789 ', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 515-525. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116866 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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August 1789

DIE Lunæ, 3o Augusti 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Committee for Privileges to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet To-morrow.

Whereas George Crossley Plaintiff in a Writ of Error brought into this House, with a Transcript of the Record of the Court of King's Bench, wherein Judgement is entered for Sir Richard Arkwright Knight, Defendant in the said Writ, has assigned Errors, and alledging Diminution, has prayed, "That His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari may be awarded on his Behalf:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari be forthwith issued out (on the Behalf of the said Plaintiff) and directed in such usual Manner, as in the like Cases is accustomed, for the more perfect certifying of the said Record into this House within Ten Days next ensuing the Date of this Order.

Crossley against Sir R. Arkwright, in Error:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Arkwright Knight, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein George Crossley is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having obtained a Judgement in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench against the Plaintiff in Error, he for Delay brought a Writ of Error returnable before their Lordships in Parliament; and the Record having been transmitted, was, together with the said Writ of Error, brought into this House the 23d of July last; that the said Plaintiff did on the 31st of July last assign certain Matters for Error, and for further Delay hath prayed a Writ of Certiorari, which the Petitioner apprehends is intended merely to harrass and oppress the Petitioner, and that in regard of the approaching Recess of Parliament, during which Time all Proceedings will be stayed; the Petitioner therefore humbly prays their Lordships, that the said Plaintiff in Error may be ordered to return the said Writ of Certiorari on a shorter Day than is required by the Standing Order of this House:"

Plaintiff to return Writ of Certiorari in Two Days.

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiff in Error do return the said Writ of Certiorari in Two Days.

East India Company, Accounts of Annual Revenues and Charges of, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House,

"An Account of the Annual Revenues of the East India Company, in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and from Benares and Oude, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Post Office Collections, Banares Revenue, Oude Subsidy, Land Revenues, Customs, and the Receipts from the Sales of Salt and Opium, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "An Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company, in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and in Banares and Oude, distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, and Marine, the Charges of Buildings and Fortifications, of collecting the Revenues and Customs, and the Advances and Charges on account of Salt and Opium for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "A Comparison of the estimated and actual Amount of the Revenues of the East India Company, in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and from Benares and Oude, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Post Office Collections, Benares Revenue, Oude Subsidy, Land Revenues, Customs, and the Receipts from the Sales of Salt and Opium for the Year 1787-8, and of the Charges defrayed by the said Company in the said Provinces, and in Benares and Oude, distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, and Marine, the Charges of Buildings and Fortifications, of collecting the Revenues and Customs, and the Advances and Charges on Account of Salt and Opium for the said Year."

Also, "An Account of the Annual Revenues of the East India Company, at the Presidency of Fort Saint George, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, and in the Carnatic and Northern Circars, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Sea or Land Customs, Subsidy from the Nabob of Arcot and Rajah of Tanjore, Land Revenues, and Farms and Licences, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "An Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company, at the Presidency of Fort Saint George, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, and in the Carnatic, and in the Northern Circars, distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications, and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "A Comparison of the estimated and actual Amount of the Revenues of the East India Company, at the Presidency of Fort Saint George, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, and in the Carnatic, and Northern Circars, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Sea or Land Customs, Subsidy from the Nabob of Arcot, and Rajah of Tanjore, Land Revenues, and Farms and Licences, for the Year 1787-8, and of the Charges defrayed for the same Year by the said Company, in the said Presidency and Settlements, and in the Carnatic and Northern Circars, distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications, and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs, so far as the same can be made up."

Also, "An Account of the Annual Revenues of the East India Company at the Presidency of Bombay, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, under the Heads of Land Revenues, Customs, and Farms and Licences, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "An Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company at the Presidency of Bombay, and the Settlement subordinate thereto, distinguishing the same, under the respective Heads of Civil, Marine, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications, and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "A Comparison of the estimated and actual Amount of the Revenues of the East India Company at the Presidency of Bombay, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, under the Heads of Land Revenues, Customs, and Farms and Licences for the Year 1787-8, and of the Charges defrayed for the same Year by the said Company in the said Presidency and Settlements, distinguishing the same, under the respective Heads of Civil, Marine, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications, and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs."

Also, "An Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company, for the Management of their Trade and Commerce in Bengal, Madras, and Bombay, so far as can be distinguished from the Civil or other Charges of those Presidencies respectively, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "An Account of the Expences of the Residency of Fort Marlborough and its Dependencies, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, a Paper, intituled, "Return to the Honourable House of Commons, of the 15th of June 1789, requiring an Abstract of the Estimate of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Bengal Government, from the 30th Day of April 1788 to the 1st Day of May 1789."

Also, "An Abstract of the Estimate of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Madras Government, from the 30th Day of April 1788 to the 1st Day of May 1789."

Also, "An Abstract of the Estimate of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Bombay Government, from the 30th Day of April 1788 to the 1st Day of May 1789."

Also, a Paper, intituled, "Return to the Order of the Honourable House of Commons of the 15th of June 1789, requiring a General Abstract of the Estimates of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Presidencies of Fort William, Fort Saint George, and Bombay, between the 30th Day of April 1788 and the 1st Day of May 1789, according to the latest Advices."

Also, "An Account of the Amount received at the several Presidencies of Fort William, Fort Saint George, and Bombay, for Sales of Import Goods and Stores, and for Certificates on the Court of Directors within the last Three Years respectively, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

Also, "The Amount of the Bond and other Debts owing by the East India Company at their several Presidencies in the East Indies, according to the latest Advices, the Rates of Interest which such Debts respectively carry, and the Annual Amount of such Interest."

Also, "An Account of the Sales of Goods from the East Indies between the 1st Day of March 1788 and the 1st Day of March 1789, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout, together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of East India Goods, from the 1st Day of March 1789 to the 1st Day of March 1790, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout."

Also, "An Account of the Sales of the Goods from China, between the 1st Day of March 1788 and the 1st Day of March 1789, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout, together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of China Goods, from the 1st Day of March 1789 to the 1st Day of March 1790, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout."

Also, "The Amount of the Bond and other Debts of the East India Company in Great Britain, as the same stood upon the 1st Day of March 1789."

Also, "An Account of the Balance of Cash which remained in the Treasury of the East India Company on the 1st Day of March 1788, and of their Receipts and Payments in England from the 1st Day of March 1788 to the 1st Day of March 1789, together with an Estimate of the Receipts and Payments from the 1st Day of March 1789 to the 1st Day of March 1790."

Also, (to form an Appendix to Account No. 16. presented by the East India Company the 23d Instant,) "A State of the Bond and Certificate Debts of the East India Company in Bengal, according to the latest Advices."

Also, (to form an Appendix to Account No. 6. presented by the East India Company the 23d Instant,) "Extract of a Letter from Sir Archibald Campbell to the Court of Directors of the East India Company, dated the 5th of August 1788, relative to the Failure in the estimated Amount of the Revenues under the Presidency of Madras for the Year 1787–8."

Also, "An Account explaining the Difference between the Amount of the Debts of the East India Company in England, as it was estimated in 1788 that it would stand on the 1st March 1789, and as it actually stood on the 1st March 1789."

Also, "A Comparison between the Estimate and actual Amount of the Sales of the East India Company from March 1786 to March 1789; also, between the Estimate of the Sales from March 1789 to March 1790, as formed in 1786 and in 1789."

And also, "A Statement of the Debts of the East India Company (exclusive of the Debts transferred from India, agreeable to the Orders of the 15th of September 1785 and the 31st of July 1787,) and a Statement of the Effects of the Company in England, and afloat outwards as they stood respectively on the 31st January 1788, and the 31st of January 1789."

Carmichael et al. against E. Hyndford et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Carmichael of Skirling Esquire, and his Guardians, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of June 1789; also of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 9th, 17th, 24th and 31st of July 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that Thomas Earl of Hyndford, Captain Andrew Carmichael his Brother, Sir John Anstruther of Anstruther Baronet, and Philip Anstruther Esquire, eldest Son of the said Sir John Anstruther, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Earl of Hyndford, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Monday the 31st Day of this Instant August; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Carmichael Esquire, and his Guardians, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Consolidated Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; and for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Coffee Drawback Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of Coffee, imported by the East India Company in the Ship Lord Camden, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Tea Drawback Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the like Drawback on Teas exported to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and to Gibraltar, and other Places on the Continent of Europe, and to Africa, as is now allowed on Teas exported to Ireland or America."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

American Commissioners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East India Company's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock."

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Customs Fees Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, to appoint Two of the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and One of the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, to enquire into the annual Amount of the Emoluments of Officers of the Customs, and other Persons employed in that Revenue."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 4o Augusti 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Consolidated Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; and for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coffee Drawback Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of Coffee, imported by the East India Company in the Ship Lord Camden, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tea Drawback Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the like Drawback on Teas exported to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and to Gibraltar, and other Places on the Continent of Europe, and to Africa, as is now allowed on Teas exported to Ireland or America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Gaols Regulation Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Execution of the Laws respecting Gaols."

And the same, being read Three Times by the Clerk' were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

East India Company, Accounts of Annual Revenues and Charges of, delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Yesterday,

No. 1. "Account of the Annual Revenues of the East India Company, in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and from Benares and Oude, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Post Office Collections, Benares Revenue, Oude Subsidy, Land Revenues, Customs, and the Receipts from the Sales of Salt and Opium, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

2. "Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company, in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and in Benares and Oude, distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, and Marine, the Charges of Buildings and Fortifications, of collecting the Revenues and Cus toms, and the Advances and Charges on Account of Salt and Opium, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

3. "A Comparison of the estimated and actual Amount of the Revenues of the East India Company, in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and from Benares and Oude, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Post Office Collections, Benares Revenue, Oude Subsidy, Land Revenues, Customs, and the Receipts from the Sales of Salt and Opium for the Year 1787–8, and of the Charges defrayed by the said Company in the said Provinces, and in Benares and Oude, distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, and Marine, the Charges of Buildings and Fortifications, of collecting the Revenues and Customs, and the Advances and Charges on Account of Salt and Opium, for the said Year."

4. "Account of the Annual Revenues of the East India Company at the Presidency of Fort Saint George, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, and in the Carnatic and Northern Circars, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Sea or Land Customs, Subsidy from the Nabob of Arcot and Rajah of Tanjore, Land Revenues, and Farms, and Licences, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

5. "An Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company at the Presidency of Fort Saint George and the Settlements subordinate thereto, and in the Carnatic, and in the Northern Circars; distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications, and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same."

6. "A Comparison of the estimated and actual Amount of the Revenues of the East India Company at the Presidency of Fort Saint George, and the Settlements subordinate thereto, and in the Carnatic, and Northern Circars, under the Heads of Mint or Coinage Duties, Sea or Land Customs, Subsidy from the Nabob of Arcot and Rajah of Tanjore, Land Revenues, and Farms, and Licences, for the Year 1787–8, and the Charges defrayed for the same Year by the said Company in the said Presidency and Settlements, and in the Carnatic and Northern Circars; distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications; and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs, so far as the same can be made up. (With Appendix.)"

7. "Account of the Annual Revenues of the East India Company at the Presidency of Bombay and the Settlements subordinate thereto, under the Heads of Land Revenues, Customs, and Farms and Licences, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices; together with the latest Estimate of the same."

8. "Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company at the Presidency of Bombay and the Settlements subordinate thereto; distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Marine, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications, and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices; together with the latest Estimate of the same."

9. "A Comparison of the estimated and actual Amount of the Revenues of the East India Company at the Presidency of Bombay and the Settlements subordinate thereto, under the Heads of Land Revenues, Customs, and Farms and Licences, for the Year 1787–8; and of the Charges defrayed for the same Year by the said Company in the said Presidency and Settlements; distinguishing the same under the respective Heads of Civil, Marine, Military, Buildings, and Fortifications; and the Charges of collecting the Revenues and Customs."

10. (a) "Account of the Annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company for the Management of their Trade and Commerce in Bengal, Madras, and Bombay, so far as can be distinguished from the Civil or other Charges of those Presidencies respectively, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices; together with the latest Estimate of the same."

10. (b) "Account of the Expences of the Residency of Fort Marlborough and its Dependencies, for Three Years, according to the latest Advices; together with the latest Estimate of the same."

11. A Paper intituled, "Return to the Order of the Honourable House of Commons of the 15th of June 1789, requiring an Abstract of the Estimate of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Bengal Government, from the 30th Day of April 1788 to the 1st Day of May 1789."

12. "Abstract of the Estimate of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Madras Government, from the 30th Day of April 1788 to the 1st Day of May 1789."

13. "Abstract of the Estimate of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Bombay Government, from 30th April 1788 to 1st May 1789."

14. "A General Abstract of the probable Resources and Disbursements of the Presidencies of Fort William, Fort Saint George, and Bombay, between the 30th Day of April 1788 and the 1st Day of May 1789, according to the latest Advices."

15. "Account of the Amount received at the several Presidencies of Fort William, Fort Saint George, and Bombay, for Sale of Import Goods and Stores, and for Certificates on the Court of Directors, within the last Three Years respectively, according to the latest Advices; together with the latest Estimate of the same."

16. "Amount of the Bond and other Debts owing by the East India Company at their several Presidencies in the East Indies, according to the latest Advices; the Rates of Interest which such Debts respectively carry, and the annual Amount of such Interest. (With Appendix.)"

17. "Account of the Sales of Goods from the East Indies between the 1st Day of March 1788 and the 1st Day of March 1789, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout; together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of East India Goods, from the 1st Day of March 1789, to the 1st Day of March 1790, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout."

18. "Account of the Sales of the Goods from China between the 1st Day of March 1788 and the 1st Day of March 1789, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize paid or to be paid thereout; together with an Estimate of the expected Sales of China Goods from the 1st Day of March 1789 to the 1st Day of March 1790, and the Amount of Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize to be paid thereout."

19. "The Amount of the Bond and other Debts of the East India Company in Great Britain, as the same stood upon the 1st Day of March 1789."

20. "Account of the Balance of Cash which remained in the Treasury of the East India Company on the 1st Day of March 1788, and of their Receipts and Payments in England, from the 1st Day of March 1788 to the 1st Day of March 1789, together with an Estimate of the Receipts and Payments from the 1st Day of March 1789 to the 1st Day of March 1790."

21. "Account, explaining the Difference between the Amount of the Debts of the East India Company in England as it was estimated in 1788, that it would stand on 1st March 1789, and as it actually stood on 1st March 1789."

22. "A Comparison between the Estimate and actual Amount of the Sales of the East India Company, from March 1786 to March 1789; also between the Estimate of the Sales from March 1789 to March 1790, as formed in 1786 and in 1789."

23. "A Statement of the Debts of the East India Company (exclusive of the Debts transferred from India, agreeable to the Orders of the 15th September 1785 and the 31st of July 1787,) and a Statement of the Effects of the Company in England and afloat outward, as they stood respectively on the 31st of January 1788 and the 31st January 1789."

(To form an Appendix to Account No. 16, presented by the East India Company the 23d Instant:)

"A State of the Bond and Certificate Debts of the East India Company in Bengal, according to the latest Advices."

(To form an Appendix to Account No. 6, presented by the East India Company the 23d Instant) "Extract of a Letter from Sir Archibald Campbell to the Court of Directors of the East India Company, dated the 5th of August 1788, relative to the Failure in the estimated Amount of the Revenues under the Presidency of Madras, for the Year 1787–8, together with a List thereof."

And then he withdrew.

And the said List being read by the Clerk:

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

Customs Fees Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, to appoint Two of the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and One of the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, to enquire into the Annual Amount of the Emoluments of Officers of the Customs, and other Persons employed in that Revenue."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Standing Order, No. 25, to be considered.

Moved, "That the Standing Order No. 25, be dispensed with."

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

East India Company's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock."

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Augusti 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Customs Fees Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, to appoint Two of the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and One of the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, to enquire into the Annual Amount of the Emoluments of Officers of the Customs, and other Persons employed in that Revenue."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Committee for Privileges to meet

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet To-morrow.

Auction Duty, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to exempt all Piece Goods wove in this Kingdom, and which shall be sold by Auction, from the Duty imposed on such Sales; for exempting Persons licensed to retail Spirituous Liquors from the Payment of the Duties imposed on such Licences, who shall leave off retailing such Liquors before the Expiration of the Time for which such Licences shall be granted, and for obliging Persons who shall deal in Brandy, not being Retailers, Rectifiers, or Distillers, to take out Licences for that Purposes."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East India Company's Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock:"

East India Revenue, Accounts referred to Committee.

Moved, "That the several Accounts delivered Yesterday relative to the East India Company, be referred to the said Committee."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Hopetoun reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Standing Order, No. 25, Order for considering, discharged.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order No. 25:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Cocoa Nuts Duty, &c. Bill, committed.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging a Duty on Foreign Cocoa Nuts imported into the British Plantations; for reviving an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the Removal of Sheep from the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth to Cowes; and for permitting the Removal of Sheep and Lambs, and all other Goods (not liable to Duty on Exportation, or prohibited to be exported) between the said Ports reciprocally without Cocket or Bond, under certain Regulations and Restrictions; for empowering the Collectors and Comptrollers of Customs to grant Licences to open Boats of certain Descriptions, free from Stamp Duties on the Bonds, for subjecting Tub Boats of cer tain Built and Dimensions, and Vessels of certain Tonnage to which they belong, (except Square rigged Vessels,) and also Vessels with sliding or moveable Keels to Forfeiture."

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.

Standing Order, No. 25, read:

Moved, "That the Standing Order, No. 25, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Instructions to Committee:

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee on the last-mentioned Bill, to leave out the First and Second Clauses in the said Bill, imposing a Duty of Twopence on Cocoa Nuts, and appropriating the same.

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff; and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof:"

The Lord Walsingham accordingly reported the said Amendment.

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

Pr. 80. L. 40. After ("Great Britain") insert ("unless such Place or Places shall be a City or Suburbs thereof, or a Market Town within Three Miles of some Port into which Tobacco may be imported under this Act, and in which the Manufacture of Tobacco or Snuff shall be carried on at the Time of passing this Act")"

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be read the Third Time To-morrow.

East India Company's Revenue, Accounts to be printed.

Ordered, That the several Accounts delivered Yesterday relative to the East India Company, be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Augusti 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Auction Duty, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exempt all Piece Goods wove in this Kingdom, and which shall be sold by Auction, from the Duty imposed on such Sales; for exempting Persons licensed to retail Spirituous Liquors from the Payment of the Duties imposed on such Licences, who shall leave off retailing such Liquors before the Expiration of the Time for which such Licences shall be granted; and for obliging Persons who shall deal in Brandy, not being Retailers, Rectifiers, or Distillers, to take out Licences for that Purpose."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Cocoa Nuts, Duty, &c. Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging a Duty on Foreign Cocoa Nuts imported into the British Plantations; for reviving an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the Removal of Sheep from the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth to Cowes; and for permitting the Removal of Sheep and Lambs, and all other Goods (not liable to Duty on Exportation or prohibited to be exported) between the said Ports reciprocally without Cocket or Bond, under certain Regulations and Restrictions; for empowering the Collectors and Comptrollers of the Customs to grant Licences to open Boats of certain Description free from Stamp Duties on Bonds, for subjecting Tub Boats of certain Built and Dimensions, and Vessels of certain Tonnage, to which they belong, (except Square rigged Vessels,) and also Vessels with sliding or moveable Keels to Forfeiture:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

York Buildings Company against Ld. Stourton et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th of July 1783 and 25th of July 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Charles Lord Stourton, and the Honourable Edward Petre, eldest Son of Ann Lady Petre, deceased, Representatives of the now deceased Edward Duke of Norfolk and of others, the Partners of the said Duke, or their Representatives, Parties to the Suit in the Court of Session in Scotland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Lord Stourton, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 3d Day of September next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Troward to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Troward of the Middle Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Governor and Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Crossley against Sir R. Arkwright, 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 George Crossley is Plaintiff, and Sir Richard Arkwright Knight is Defendant:"

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.

East India Company's Bill.

The Lord Walsingham (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock."

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

Pr. 6. L. 9. Leave out from ("Company") to ("and") in Line 31."

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

Housekeeper's Petition respecting her Apartments:

A Petition of Margaret Quarme, Widow of Robert Quarme, late Yeoman Usher of the House of Peers, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That His Majesty has been most graciously pleased by Letters Patent, dated 21st April 1789, to appoint the Petitioner to the Office of Housekeeper to this Right Honourable House, in Consideration of the long and faithful Services of her late Husband: That the Apartments allotted for the Housekeeper, are in so ruinous a Situation, as to render them perfectly uninhabitable, by which Circumstance the Petitioner is deprived of a great Part of the Comforts and Profits of her Employment;" and therefore most humbly praying their Lordships, "To take her Case into their Consideration, and to grant her such Relief, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet."

Address to His Majesty thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions to the Officers of the board of Works to view the Condition of the Apartments of the Housekeeper to this House, and to make such Repairs and other Conveniences for the Accommodation of the said Housekeeper in Discharge of her Duty there, as shall be found necessary.

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

Hastings' Trial, East India Company's Petition for Records to be re-delivered.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Morton on Behalf of the Court of Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, setting forth, "That several of the Records belonging to the said Company have been delivered in as Evidence at their Lordships Bar in Westminster Hall on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings Esquire, and that the Business of the said Company will be much impeded if the same shall be detained from their Custody;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order the same to be re-delivered:"

It is Ordered, That the said Records be re-delivered during the Adjournment of the Trial.

Tobacco Duty Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof;" with the Amendment:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "To disagree to the said Amendment."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Augusti 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

East India Company's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Peers' Pedigrees reported.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Pedigrees of several Peers, "That the Committee had met, and considered of the Pedigrees of Francis Duke of Leeds, George Earl of Pomfret, Thomas Viscount Sydney, and Joseph Lord Dover; and had examined Garter King at Arms upon Oath in relation thereto, at the Bar, who had fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords had respectively signed and certified the same to be true to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour; pursuant to the Orders of the House."

East India Company's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Sir M. Le Fleming's Estate Bill.

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

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

Stevenson against Black et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Stevenson late of Virginia, now residing at Mill of Durn in North Britain; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 15th of June 1789; also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 24th of June and 30th of July 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Black, Merchant in Aberdeen, James Bruce Father of John Bruce, Merchant in Virginia, Doctor James Beattie Professor of Philosophy in the Marischal College of Aberdeen, and Ninian Johnston, Merchant in Aberdeen, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Black, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 4th Day of September next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Stevenson on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 11o Augusti 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Morton.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

African Company, Accounts delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wright, from the Admiralty Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of the 23d Year of His late Majesty,

"Copies of Reports to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the States and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in Possession of the Company of Merchants trading thither, made by Captain John Nicholson Inglefield, Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Adventure;" together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "State and Condition of Apolonia Fort, 1st of February 1789."

2. "State and Condition of Commenda Fort, 9th of February 1789."

3. "State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, the 15th of February 1789."

4. "State and Condition of Tantumquerry Fort, 25th February 1789."

5. "State and Condition of William's Fort at Whydah, 5th of March 1789."

6. "State and Condition of James' Fort, Accra, 11th of March 1789."

7. "State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, February 1789."

And then he withdrew.

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

Longs against Webster:

Upon reading the Petition of John Webster, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Joshua Long the Elder and Joshua Long the Younger are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, That the said Writ of Error may be Nonpros'd, with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Kinloch et al. against Craigs 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 George Farquhar Kinloch and others are Plaintiffs, and James Craig is Defendant:"

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.

Macnanght and Murison against Loch and Dickson:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Mr. John Macnaught Minister of the Gospel in the Parish of Girthon, and William Murison Brewer in Edinburgh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March and 4th of August 1789; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 22d of July 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Loch and John Dickson, Writers to the Signet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Loch and John Dickson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 8th Day of September next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Reverend Mr. John Macnaught and William Murison, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

Bills passed by Commission:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant Two several Commissions to His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and several Lords therein named, one for declaring His Royal Assent to the several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, and the other for proroguing the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes,) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Duke of Leeds on his Right Hand and the Lord Viscount Sydney on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear the Commissions 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, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us, in His Absence, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts in this House, 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 granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed." "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof." "An Act to exempt all Piece Goods wove in this Kingdom, and which shall be fold by Auction, from the Duty imposed on such Sales; for exempting Persons licensed to retail Spirituous Liquors from the Payment of the Duties imposed on such Licences, who shall leave off retailing such Liquors before the Expiration of the Time for which such Licences shall be granted; and for obliging Persons who shall deal in Brandy, not being Retailers, Rectifiers, or Distillers, to take out Licences for that Purpose." "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of Coffee, imported by the East India Company in the Ship Lord Camden, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six." "An Act for allowing the like Drawback on Teas exported to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and to Gibraltar, and other Places on the Continent of Europe, and to Africa, as is now allowed on Teas exported to Ireland or America." "An Act to authorize the Lord High Treasurer or the Commissioners of the Treasury to appoint Two of the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and One of the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, to enquire into the Annual Amount of the Emoluments of Officers of the Customs, and other Persons employed in that Revenue." "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to regulate for a limited Time, the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa." "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government." "An Act for the more effectual Execution of the Laws respecting Gaols." "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet." 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 Our most dear Son and faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales, Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brothers and faithful Counsellors William Duke of Gloucester, Henry Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor William Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; 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; Edward Duke of Somerset, Charles Duke of Richmond, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Harry Duke of Bolton, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Duke of Marlborough, William Henry Duke of Portland, John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Henry Duke of Newcastle, George Duke of Montagu, George Marquis of Buckingham, William Marquis of Lansdown, George Marquis Townshend, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Edward Earl of Derby, Francis Earl of Huntingdon, Basil Earl of Denbigh, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, George Bussy Earl of Jersey, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, William Earl of Dartmouth, Charles Earl of Tankerville, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, George Earl Waldegrave, John Earl of Ashburnham, Thomas Earl of Effingham, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Francis Earl of Hertford, Charles Earl Cornwallis, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, William Earl of Mansfield, George Earl of Leicester, Richard Earl Howe, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, George Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, Thomas Viscount Sydney; the right Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor Beilby Lord Bishop of London; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellors George Lord Onslow, William Lord Ponsonby, Thomas Lord Pelham, John Lord Cardiff, Jeffery Lord Amherst, Alexander Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas; Thomas Lord Walsingham, Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, Richard Lord Carleton, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Joseph Lord Dover, James Lord Malmsbury, 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. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eighth Day of August, 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 the Commission, which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled; that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

2. "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof."

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

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

3. "An Act to exempt all Piece Goods wove in this Kingdom, and which shall be sold by Auction, from the Duty imposed on such Sales; for exempting Persons licensed to retail Spirituous Liquors from the Payment of the Duties imposed on such Licences, who shall leave off retailing such Liquors before the Expiration of the Time for which such Licences shall be granted; and for obliging Persons who shall deal in Brandy, not being Retailers, Rectifiers, or Distillers, to take out Licences for that Purpose."

4. "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of Coffee, imported by the East India Company in the Ship Lord Camden, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six."

5. "An Act for allowing the like Drawback on Teas exported to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and to Gibraltar, and other Places on the Continent of Europe, and to Africa, as is now allowed on Teas exported to Ireland or America."

6. "An Act to authorize the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, to appoint Two of the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and One of the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, to enquire into the Annual Amount of the Emoluments of Officers of the Customs, and other Persons employed in that Revenue."

7. "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to regulate for a limited Time, the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

8. "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

9. "An Act for the more effectual Execution of the Laws respecting Gaols."

10. "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by further increasing their Capital Stock."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

11. "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."

12. "An Act for naturalizing Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Lords Commissioners Speech.

Then the Lord Chancellor, in pursuance of His Majesty's Commands to the Lords Commissioners, spake as follows:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"We have it in Command from His Majesty, to express to you the Satisfaction with which His Majesty has observed the continued Proofs, which you have given during the present Session, of your uniform Attention to the Public Business, and of your zealous Concern for the Honour and Interests of His Crown, and the Welfare and Prosperity of His People.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty has particularly directed us to return you His Thanks for the Readiness with which you have granted the necessary Supplies for the several Branches of the Public Service.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Although the good Offices of His Majesty and His Allies have not hitherto been effectual for restoring the general Tranquillity of Europe, He has the Satisfaction of seeing that the further Extension of Hostilities has been prevented, and that the Situation of Affairs continues to promise to this Country the uninterrupted Enjoyment of the Blessings of Peace."

Then the Commission for proroguing the Parliament was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

"GEORGE R.

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our most dear Son and faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales, Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brothers and faithful Counsellors William Duke of Gloucester, Henry Duke of Cumberland; 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, Our Chancellor of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor William Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; 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; Edward Duke of Somerset, Charles Duke of Richmond, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Harry Duke of Bolton, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George, Duke of Marlborough, William Henry Duke of Portland, John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Henry Duke of Newcastle, George Duke of Montagu, George Marquis of Buckingham, William Marquis of Lansdown, George Marquis Townshend, James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household, Edward Earl of Derby, Francis Earl of Huntingdon, Basil Earl of Denbigh, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, George Bussy Earl of Jersey, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, William Earl of Dartmouth, Charles Earl of Tankerville, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, George Earl Waldegrave, John Earl of Ashburnham, Thomas Earl of Effingham, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Francis Earl of Hertford, Charles Earl Cornwallis, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, William Earl of Mansfield, George Earl of Leicester, Richard Earl Howe, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, George Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, Thomas Viscount Sydney, the right Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor Beilby Lord Bishop of London, Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellors George Lord Onslow, William Lord Ponsonby, Thomas Lord Pelham, John Lord Cardiff, Jeffery Lord Amherst, Alexander Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, Thomas Lord Walsingham, Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, Richard Lord Carleton, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Joseph Lord Dover, and James Lord Malmesbury, Greeting: Whereas We did lately for divers difficult and pressing Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin and to be holden at Our City of Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and holden, and from thence by several Adjournments and Prorogations was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Twentieth Day of November last past, and there now holden: Know ye, that for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit to prorogue Our said Parlialiament; therefore, We, confiding very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners, giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority in Our Name, on Tuesday the Eleventh Day of this Instant August, to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, from the said Tuesday the Eleventh Day of this Instant August until and unto Thursday the 29th Day of October now next following, there then to be holden and sit; and therefore, We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid; We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquisses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns, now met at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you in executing the Premises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords; and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Twenty-ninth Day of October next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-ninth Day of October next."