House of Lords Journal Volume 38
January 1790

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: January 1790', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 528-535. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116869 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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January 1790

Anno 30o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Jovis, 21o Januarii 1790.

DIE Jovis, 21o Januarii 1790, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratiâ, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo, in quem Diem hæc Septima Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, & præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Georgius Princeps Walliæ

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Bath.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Howe.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hamilton.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

Ld. Kenyon appointed Speaker by Commission:

The Lord Viscount Sydney signified to the Lords, "That His Majesty had granted a Commission under the Great Seal, constituting and appointing Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, to supply the Place of Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in this House, as Speaker."

Commission read.

And 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 wellbeloved Counsellor Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Greeting: Whereas by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of Great Britain, bearing Date at Westminster, the First Day of May, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign, We did constitute, name, and authorize Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, from Time to Time during Our Pleasure to use, occupy, and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, in Our Upper House of Parliament, then holden at Westminster, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, and to do and execute divers Powers in Our said Letters Patent contained and specified, as by Our said Letters Patent more at large appears: Now know ye, that We have revoked, determined, and made void, and by these Presents do revoke, determine, and make void, Our said recited Letters Patents, and all Things therein contained: And further know ye, that We, trusting in the approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion of you the said Lloyd Lord Kenyon, have constituted, named, and appointed, and by these Presents do constitute, name and authorize you from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy, and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, in Our Upper House of Parliament, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, and then and there to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal should or might in that Behalf do, if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room: Wherefore, We will and command you the said Lloyd Lord Kenyon to attend and execute the Premises with Effect, and these Our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, we have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of January, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Which done,

The Lords called upon the Lord Kenyon to take his Place upon the Woolsack, and appointed the Mace to be laid thereupon, and to be carried before him.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure they attend Him immediately in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker, His Majesty was pleased to say,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

"Since I last met you in Parliament, the Continuance of the War on the Continent, and the internal Situation of different Parts of Europe, have been productive of Events which have engaged My most serious Attention.

"While I see with a just Concern the Interruption of the Tranquillity of other Countries, I have at the same Time great Satisfaction in being able to acquaint you, that I receive continued Assurances of the good Disposition of all Foreign Powers towards these Kingdoms, and I am persuaded, that you will entertain with Me a deep and grateful Sense of the Favour of Providence in continuing to My Subjects the encreasing Advantages of Peace, and the uninterrupted Enjoyment of those invaluable Blessings which they have so long derived from Our excellent Constitution.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I have given Directions that the Estimates for the present Year should be laid before you, and I rely on your Readiness to grant such Supplies, as the Circumstances of the several Branches of the Public Service may be found to require.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Regulations prescribed by the Act of the last Session of Parliament relative to the Corn Trade, not having been duly carried into Effect in several Parts of the Kingdom, there appeared Reason to apprehend, that such an Exportation of Corn might take Place, and such Difficulties occur in the Importation of Foreign Corn as would have been productive of the most serious Inconvenience to My Subjects; under these Circumstances, it appeared indispensably necessary to take immediate Measures for preventing the Exportation, and facilitating the Importation of certain Sorts of Corn, and I therefore, by the Advice of My Privy Council, issued an Order for that Purpose, a Copy of which I have directed to be laid before you.

"I have only further to desire, that you will continue to apply yourselves to those Objects which require your Attention with the same Zeal for the Public Service, which has hitherto appeared in all your Proceedings, and of which the Effects have been so happily manifested in the Encrease of the Public Revenue, the Extension of the Commerce and Manufactures of the Country, and the general Prosperity of My People."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

House acquainted several Lords were to be introduced.

The Lord Speaker acquainted the House, "That there were several Lords without ready to be introduced."

E. Mount Edgcumbe introduced:

Whereupon, George Lord Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 1st Day of August 1789, in the 29th Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl Harcourt and the Earl Beaulieu (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshal, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

The Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"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 Cousin and Counsellor George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Greeting: Whereas by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until Thursday the Twenty-ninth Day of October now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We strictly enjoining Command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

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

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

E. Fortescue introduced:

Hugh Lord Fortescue being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the First Day of September 1789, in the 29th Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Fortescue, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl of Chesterfield and the Earl of Leicester (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshal, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"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 Cousin Hugh Earl Fortescue, Greeting: Whereas by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until Thursday the Twenty-ninth Day of October now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We strictly enjoining Command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

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

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

M. of Bath introduced:

Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 25th Day of August 1789, in the 29th Year of His present Majesty, created Marquis of Bath, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Privy Seal and the Earl of Leicester (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshal, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"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 entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Thomas Marquis of Bath, Greeting: Whereas by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until Thursday the Twenty-ninth Day of October now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We strictly enjoining Command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

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

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the Earls' Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

M. of Salisbury introduced:

James Earl of Salisbury being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 25th Day of August 1789, in the 29th Year of His present Majesty, created Marquis of Salisbury, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Privy Seal and the Marquis of Bath (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshal, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"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 entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor James Marquis of Salisbury, Greeting: Whereas by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until Thursday the Twenty-ninth Day of October now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We strictly enjoining Command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

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

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the Earls' Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

V. Hamilton introduced:

John James Viscount Hamilton claiming, by virtue of a special Limitation in a Patent granted to his late Uncle James Viscount Hamilton, deceased, bearing Date the 24th Day of August 1786, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Viscount Falmouth and the Lord Viscount Wentworth (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshal, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"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 wellbeloved Cousin John James Viscount Hamilton, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We strictly enjoining Command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of January, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed in his due Place.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Bill pro forma read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Select Vestries."

His Majesty's Speech reported.

The Lord Speaker reported His Majesty's Speech; and the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for Address thereon:

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return His Majesty our humble Thanks for His most gracious Speech from the Throne.

"To express that we are sensible of the Importance of the Events produced by the Continuance of the War on the Continent, and the internal Situation of different Parts of Europe, which have naturally attracted His Majesty's most serious Attention.

"To assure His Majesty, that while we see with a just Concern the Interruption of the Tranquillity of other Countries, we feel the truest Satisfaction from His Majesty's most gracious Assurances of the good Disposition manifested by all Foreign Powers towards these Kingdoms, and that we entertain with His Majesty, a deep and grateful Sense of the Favour of Providence, in continuing to these Kingdoms the increasing Advantages of Peace, and the uninterrupted Enjoyment of those invaluable Blessings which His Majesty's most faithful Subjects have so long derived from our excellent Constitution.

"To beg Leave to return His Majesty our dutiful Thanks for the Communication which His Majesty has been pleased to make to this House, of the Reasons which induced His Majesty to take such immediate Measures as appeared indispensably necessary for preventing the Exportation, and facilitating the Importation of Corn, and for His Majesty's gracious Condescension in directing to be laid before this House a Copy of the Order, which His Majesty, by the Advice of His Privy Council, thought proper to issue for that Purpose.

"To beg Leave to offer to His Majesty our humble Acknowledgements for the gracious Approbation He is pleased to declare of our former Conduct; and to assure His Majesty, that, animated by the same Zeal for the Public Service, which hitherto has directed our Proceedings, and gratefully acknowledging the Happiness and Security which we experience under His Majesty's auspicious Government, we will diligently continue to apply ourselves to those Objects which require our Attention, and may best contribute to the Maintenance of the Public Revenue, the Extension of the Commerce and Manufactures of the Country, and the general Prosperity of these Kingdoms."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address, pursuant to the said Order:

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Bath.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Chatham.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Hawkesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee withdrew to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Address reported and agreed to.

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them as follows; (videlicet)

Most gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our humble Thanks for Your most gracious Speech from the Throne.

"We are sensible of the Importance of the Events produced by the Continuance of the War on the Continent, and the internal Situation of different Parts of Europe, which have naturally attracted Your Majesty's most serious Attention.

"We beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that while we see with a just Concern the Interruption of the Tranquillity of other Countries, we feel the truest Satisfaction from the Assurances Your Majesty has been graciously pleased to give us, of the good Disposition manifested by all Foreign Powers towards these Kingdoms, and that we entertain with Your Majesty a deep and grateful Sense of the Favour of Providence, in continuing to these Kingdoms the increasing Advantages of Peace, and the uninterrupted Enjoyment of those invaluable Blessings which Your Majesty's most faithful Subjects have so long derived from our excellent Constitution.

"We return Your Majesty our dutiful Thanks for the Communication which Your Majesty has been pleased to make to us, of the Reasons which induced Your Majesty to take such immediate Measures, as appeared indispensably necessary for preventing the Exportation, and facilitating the Importation of Corn, and for Your Majesty's gracious Condescension in directing to be laid before this House, a Copy of the Order which Your Majesty, by the Advice of Your Privy Council, thought proper to issue for that Purpose.

"Permit us, Sir, to offer to Your Majesty our humble Acknowledgements, for the gracious Approbation which Your Majesty is pleased to declare of our former Conduct, and to give Your Majesty the strongest Assurances, that animated by the same Zeal for the Public Service, which has hitherto directed our Proceedings, and gratefully acknowledging the Happiness and Security which we experience under Your Majesty's auspicious Government, we will diligently continue to apply ourselves to those Objects which may require our Attention, and may best contribute to the Maintenance of the Public Revenue, the Extension of the Commerce and Manufactures of the Country, and the general Prosperity of these Kingdoms."

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

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

Committee for Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament:

P. Wales.
D. Gloucester.
D. Cumberland.
Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Bath.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Essex.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Aylesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Talbot.
E. Beaulieu.
E. Howe.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
E. Fortescue.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Hamilton.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Audley.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Douglas.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journals.

Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals of this and former Sessions of Parliament:

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Bath.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Essex.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Aylesbury.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Talbot.
E. Beaulieu.
E. Howe.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
E. Fortescue.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Hamilton.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Audley.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Douglas.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them, to meet when, where, and as often as they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to pre-

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages leading to this House, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming thereto:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their strict Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within their Jurisdiction, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and the End of Abingdon Street in Westminster, from Twelve of the Clock at Noon, until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to stop in the Streets and Passages between the End of Market Lane in Pall Mall, and the End of Abingdon Street, between the Hours aforesaid, or to pass through the Old Palace Yard from One of the Clock in the Afternoon until One Hour after the Rising of this House, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that all Carriages, Drays, or Carts, hereby permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, be obliged to go One after another, in the Manner following; (that is to say) all Carriages, Drays, or Carts, going towards Westminster, to keep on the Side of the Street or Passage next to Saint James's Park, and all those going the contrary Way, to keep on the other Side of the Street, and upon no Account whatsoever to presume to go Two or more abreast during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House made this Day for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Januarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 22o Januarii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves, had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with their Lordships Address; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day, at Half past Two o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James's."

Arbuthnott against Smart.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable John Arbuthnott, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 1st and 17th of July and 4th of August 1789; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 11th of August 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 Robert Smart, Merchant in Marykirk, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Smart may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 19th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon any One of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Fraser to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Fraser of Staples Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Honourable John Arbuthnott, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Bp. Carlisle to preach on 30th January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Carlisle be and he is hereby desired to preach before this House, on Saturday the 30th Day of this Instant January, in the Abbey Church, Westminster.

Hastings' Trial deferred:

Moved, "That the Order made on the 8th Day of July last, for the House to proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on the First Tuesday in the next Session of Parliament, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 26o Januarii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Dux Leeds.
Comes Pomfret.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Stevenson against Black.

The Answer of James Black of Aberdeen, Merchant, to the Appeal of George Stevenson, late of Virginia, now residing at Mill of Durn in North Britain, was this Day brought in:

Waddel against Waddel.

As was also, The Answer of Elizabeth, Agnes, and Ann Waddel and others, to the Appeal of William Waddel:

Stewart against Colquhoun et al.

Also, The Answer of Sir James Colquhoun Baronet and others, to the Appeal of Charles Stewart of Dalguise Esquire:

Carmichael et al. against E. Hyndford et al.

Also, The Answer of Thomas Earl of Hyndford and others, to the Appeal of John Carmichael of Skirling, and his Guardians:

York Buildings Company against Ld. Stourton et al.

And also, The Answer of Charles Lord Stourton and the Honourable Robert Edward Petre, Representatives of the deceased Edward Duke of Norfolk and others, to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings."

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Speaker reported, "That the House did on Friday last present their Address to His Majesty; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer;

"My Lords,

"I receive, with great Pleasure, your dutiful and loyal Address.

"The first Object of My Wishes being the Prosperity of My People, I cannot but express My Satisfaction at receiving such strong Assurances of your Disposition to apply your Attention to those important Objects which I have recommended to your Consideration."

Ordered, That the said Address, together with His Majesty's most gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

Crichton against Mackay.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Crichton, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mary Mackay is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner some Time ago presented an Appeal to their Lordships from several Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that One of the Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal is by Mistake stated to have been pronounced on the 25th of June 1788, whereas the same truly bears Date the 28th Day of that Month;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the said Interlocutor from the 25th of June 1788 to the 28th of June 1788, he amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the said Interlocutor from the 25th of June 1788 to the 28th of June 1788, as desired; he amending the Respondent's Copy.

Macdonald against Bruce et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Macdonald, late Taylor in Dundee, now Prisoner in the Gaol of Canongate of Edinburgh, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of January 1790; 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 William Bruce, Grandson and Heir of the late William Bruce, Shipmaster in Dundee, and his Tutors and Guardians, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Bruce and his Tutors and Guardians 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 23d Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Carmichael et al. against E. Hyndford et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Carmichael of Skirling Esquire and his Guardians are Appellants, and Thomas Earl of Hyndford and others are Respondents:"

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

York Buildings Company against Ld. Stourton et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings are Appellants, and Charles Lord Stourton and others are Respondents."

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

Waddel against Waddel et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Waddel is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Agnes, and Anne Waddel and others are Respondents:"

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

Stewart against Sir J. Colquhoun et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Stewart of Dalguise Esquire is Appellant, and Sir James Colquhoun Baronet and others are Respondents:"

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

Hastings' Trial, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Captain Broome and Captain Charles Hamilton do attend on Monday the 1st Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to give Evidence at the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire in Westminster Hall.

Gibson and Johnson against Minet and Fector, in Error.

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

Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs,
and
Hughes Minet and James Peter Fector are Defendants.

Menzies against Menzies and another.

The House being informed, "That Elizabeth Mackenzie Menzies and her Factor, Respondents to the Appeal of John Menzies of Culdairs Esquire, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of David Walker, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the King is Plaintiff and Thomas Amery Defendant, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next, and that the Judges do then attend; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

East India Goods, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the several Acts of Parliament, "The Return of the said Commissioners," with the following Accounts;

No. 1. "An Account of prohibited East India Goods imported into Saint Helen's, and Private Trade Warehouses in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1788 to Michaelmas 1789; what delivered out for Exportation during that Period, and what remained in the said Warehouse at Michaelmas 1789."

2. "An Account of prohibited East India Goods imported into Leadenhall Warehouse in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1788 to Michaelmas 1789; also, what exported during that Time, and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1789."

3. "An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1788, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1789."

4. "An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports at Michaelmas 1788, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1789."

5. "An Account of prohibited East India Goods, which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Helen's, Leadenhall, Biliter Lane, and the Custom House, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1788, in order to be dyed, glazed, and refreshed, what have been since returned, and what remained out at Michaelmas 1789."

6. "An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1788 to Michaelmas 1789."

7. "An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England, commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1788 to Michaelmas 1789."

8. "An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged, and also what Quantity of Blubber each Ship imported in the Year 1789."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 30o Januarii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the King is Plaintiff, and Thomas Amery Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next, and that the Judges do then attend; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Hastings' Trial deferred:

Moved, "That the Order made on Friday the 22d of this Instant January, for the House to proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire on Monday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Monday the 8th Day of February next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu, to acquaint them therewith.

King Charles's Martyrdom observed.

Then in order to solemnize this Day, being appointed by Act of Parliament, to be observed as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First:

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, secundum diem Februarii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.