House of Lords Journal Volume 38
May 1790 1-10

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May 1790 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Kinloch et al. against Craig, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein George Farquhar Kinloch and others are Plaintiffs, and James Craig is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Second Counsel for the Defendant having been heard:

As also, the First Counsel for the Plaintiffs by way of Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question put to Judges.

Proposed, That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

"Whether the Money received by the Produce of the Cargo of the Ceres in the Special Verdict mentioned, was upon the Matter had and received to the Use of the Plaintiffs?"

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

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

Gibson and Johnson against Minet and Fector, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Hughes Minet and James Peter Fector are Defendants, and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Questions of Law put to them on Monday last, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday the 14th Day of this Instant May.

Bp. Bristol or Wilson's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Richard Wilson Esquire deceased, in the County of York, and for settling other Estates in the County of the City of York in lieu thereof," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

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

Tobacco Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Manchester Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a new Poor House for, and for the better Relief and Government of the Poor of the Township of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tickton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds Water, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Water, and for more effectually lighting and cleansing the Streets and other Places within the said Town and Neighbourhood; and removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Encroachments, and Obstructions therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tunstall Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Littleton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Tunstall, in the County of Stafford, to Bosley, in the County of Chester, and from Great Chell, to Shelton, in the said County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gold and Silver Wares Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Frauds and Abuses in Gold and Silver Wares;" and also so much of another Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported, and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Wrought Plate made in Great Britain, as relates to the Marking of Silver Wares;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shawbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the Turnpike Road in Shawbury, in the County of Salop, to Drayton in Hales, in the said County, and from thence to Newcastle under Line, in the County of Stafford, and from Shawbury aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road in High Ercall, in the said County of Salop, and from Shawbury aforesaid, to Wem, in the said County, and from thence to the Turnpike Road in Sandford, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 4o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.

PRAYERS.

Lutterworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester."

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Duke of Leeds acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

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

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

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges upon the said Question; "That it is not competent to the Managers for the Commons to put the following Question to the Witness upon the 7th Article of Charge; (viz.) Whether more Oppressions did actually exist under the new Institution than under the old?" And gave his Reasons.

Resolution thereupon.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it is not competent to the Managers for the Commons to put the following Question to the Witness upon the Seventh Article of Charge; (videlicet) "Whether more Oppressions did actually exist under the new Institution than under the old?"

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Managers for H. C. to be informed thereof.

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, "That it is not competent to the Managers for the Commons to put the following Question to the Witness upon the Seventh Article of Charge; (videlicet) "Whether more Oppressions did actually exist under the new Institution than the old?"

Bradford Water Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Works made for supplying the Town of Bradford, in the County of York, and Part of the Township of Horton, in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid with Water; for the more easy Recovery of the Rents for the said Water, and to enable the Proprietors thereof to borrow Money for the improving such Works," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ouze Towing Paths Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Persons navigating Boats, Barges, and other Vessels in the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, to hale or tow with Horses or other Beasts on the Banks or Sea Walls of the said River, and for making Satisfaction to the Owners of the said Banks or Sea Walls," was committed.

Saint Laurence Chapel Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Chapel at Ramsgate, in the Parish of Saint Laurence, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, as a Chapel of Ease to the Church of the same Parish," was committed.

Truro Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and widening the Streets, Lanes, and Passages; for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances, and for regulating the Porters and Drivers of Carts within the Borough of Truro, and Part of the adjoining Parishes, in the County of Cornwall," was committed.

Abingdon Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone, in Abingdon, in the County of Berks, through Cumner, to the antient Horse Road at Swinford, in the said County," was committed.

Polebrook Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Polebrook, in the County of Northampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said, "Gentlemen, Managers for the Commons, and you, Gentlemen, who are of Counsel for the Defendant;

"The Lords have resolved, That it is not competent to the Managers for the Commons to put the following Question to the Witness upon the Seventh Article of Charge; (videlicet) "Whether more Oppressions did actually exist under the new Institution than under the old?"

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

Whereupon several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Vessels captured by Spain, Message from His Majesty respecting.

The Duke of Leeds acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty has commanded him to deliver to their Lordships:"

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet)

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty has received Information that Two Vessels belonging to His Majesty's Subjects, and navigated under the British Flag, and Two others, of which the Description is not hitherto sufficiently ascertained, have been captured at Nootka Sound, on the North Western Coast of America, by an Officer commanding Two Spanish Ships of War; that the Cargoes of the British Vessels have been seized, and that their Officers and Crews have been sent as Prisoners to a Spanish Port.

"The Capture of One of these Vessels had before been notified by the Ambassador of his Catholic Majesty, by Order of his Court, who at the same Time desired that Measures might be taken for preventing His Majesty's Subjects from frequenting those Coasts, which were alledged to have been previously occupied and frequented by the Subjects of Spain. Complaints were also made of the Fisheries carried on by His Majesty's Subjects in the Seas adjoining to the Spanish Continent, as being contrary to the Rights of the Crown of Spain. In consequence of this Communication, a Demand was immediately made by His Majesty's Order, for adequate Satisfaction, and for the Restitution of the Vessel, previous to any other Discussion.

"By the Answer from the Court of Spain, it appears that this Vessel and her Crew had been set at Liberty by the Vice Roy of Mexico, but this is represented to have been done by him on the Supposition that nothing but the Ignorance of the Rights of Spain encouraged the Individuals of other Nations to come to those Coasts for the Purpose of making Establishments or carrying on Trade, and in Conformity to his previous Instructions, requiring him to shew all possible Regard to the British Nation.

"No Satisfaction is made or offered, and a direct Claim is asserted by the Court of Spain to the exclusive Rights of Sovereignty, Navigation, and Commerce, in the Territories, Coasts, and Seas, in that Part of the World.

"His Majesty has now directed His Minister at Madrid to make a fresh Representation on this Subject, and to claim such full and adequate Satisfaction as the Nature of the Case evidently requires; and under these Circumstances His Majesty having also received Information that considerable Armaments are carrying on in the Ports of Spain, has judged it indispensably necessary to give Orders for making such Preparations as may put it in His Majesty's Power to act with Vigour and Effect in Support of the Honour of His Crown and the Interests of His People. And His Majesty doubts not but He shall have the Concurrence and Support of this House (on whose Affection and Zeal He perfectly relies) in taking such Measures and making such Augmentation of His Forces, as may be eventually necessary for this Purpose.

"It is His Majesty's earnest Wish, that the Justice of His Majesty's Demands may ensure from the Wisdom and Equity of his Catholic Majesty, the Satisfaction which is so unquestionably due; and that this Affair may be terminated in such a Manner as to prevent any Grounds of Misunderstanding in future, and to continue and confirm that Harmony and Friendship which has happily subsisted between the Two Courts, and which His Majesty will always endeavour to maintain and improve by all such Means as are consistent with the Dignity of His Majesty's Crown and the essential Interests of His Subjects.

"G. R."

And the same being read by the Clerk:

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

Message from H. C. for a Witness to be summoned on Hastings' Trial:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Grey and others, as follows; (videlicet)

"My Lords,

"The Commons desire, That John Shore Esquire may be summoned to attend as a Witness to be examined to make out the Impeachment against Warren Hastings Esquire, on Thursday Morning next."

Answer thereto.

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords will give Order for summoning the Witness to be produced at the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, as desired.

Peterborough Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hastings' Trial deferred.

Moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday for the House to proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow, 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 Tuesday Morning 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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Tobacco Duty Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons subscribing, being Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff in the Port of London, on Behalf of themselves and others, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof;" and praying, "That the Survey of Excise may be removed from their Manufactures, in the Bill now under their Lordships Consideration, and that in Proof of their Allegations they may be heard at their Lordships Bar by themselves and Counsel:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, as desired, at the Second Reading thereof.

D. Newcastle's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle to lay out Part of his Settled Money in the Purchase of a Leasehold Manor, Messuages, Farms, Lands, Tythes, Tenements, and Hereditaments lying intermixed or convenient to be enjoyed with his Settled Estates in the Counties of Nottingham and York, upon the like Trusts and with the like Powers as his said Estates now stand settled upon or are subject or liable to."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. St. Alban's.
D. Leeds.
D. Brandon.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Buckingham.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.

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

D. Bolton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors of Fisherton Delamere, otherwise Fisherton Delamore, and other Hereditaments in the County of Wilts, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Charles formerly Duke of Bolton, with the Appurtenances, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution certain Decrees or Decretal Orders of the Court of Chancery, for the Sale of the said Estates."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 21st Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

D. Norfolk Leave for a Bill

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Charles Howard Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal and Hereditary Earl Marshal of England; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, in the County of Sussex, in him the said Duke in Fee, and for settling other Estates of the said Duke in the same County, of equal or greater Value, in lieu thereof."

Lutterworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Anderson takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Jacob Anderson took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Bowbrickhill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Bowbrickhill and Hamlet of Fenny Stratford, in the County of Buckingham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 26. L. 34. After ("otherwise") insert ("provided always, that no such Exchange or Exchanges shall be made by the said Rector of Bowbrickhill or Vicar of Lathbury, without the Consent of the Bishop of Lincoln, for the Time being, given under his Hand and Seal")

Pr. 41. L. 26. Leave out ("or his") and insert ("and the said Vicar of Lathbury or their") and after ("Successors") insert ("respectively")"

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

Sir P. Burrell et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Peter Burrell of Langley Park, in the County of Kent, Baronet, and Deputy Great Chamberlain of England, for and on the Behalf of himself and his Infant Children, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Partition of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Skendleby and other Parishes in the County of Lincoln, in which Sir Peter Burrell Baronet, in Right of Lady Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and the Reverend Edward Brackenbury, have now undivided Moieties or Half Parts."

Leeds and Liverpool Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool, to vary the Line of the said Canal Navigation, and to raise a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of completing the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes."

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

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

Hatchett et ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Hatchett of Ellesmere, in the County of Salop, Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Richard Hatchett Esquire and Katherine his Wife, in the County of Chester, and Part of their Settled Estates in the County of Salop, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses."

Bp. Bristol or Wilson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Richard Wilson Esquire, deceased, in the County of York, and for settling other Estates in the County of the City of York, in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hans Town Streets Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for forming and keeping in Repair the Streets and other Public Passages and Places within a certain District in the Parish of Saint Luke, Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, called Hans Town, and for otherwise improving the same."

Warwick Gaol Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick."

Stirling Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of so much of Two Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Linlithgow and Stirling, as relates to the Roads lying within the County of Stirling; and for repairing the Road from Loanhead to Saint Ninian's, in the said County of Stirling."

Stirling and Dumbarton Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Stirling and Dumbarton."

Manchester Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a new Poor House for and for the better Relief and Government of the Poor of the Township of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster."

Ticton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux York.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Sir P. Burrell's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Partition of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in Skendleby and other Parishes in the County of Lincoln, in which Sir Peter Burrell Baronet, in Right of Lady Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and the Reverend Edward Brackenbury, have now undivided Moieties or Half Parts."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.
L. Malmesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 21st Day of this Instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hans Town Streets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for forming and keeping in Repair the Streets and other Public Passages and Places within a certain District in the Parish of Saint Luke, Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, called Hans Town, and for otherwise improving the same."

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

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

Leeds Water, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Water, and for more effectually lighting and cleansing the Streets and other Places within the said Town and Neighbourhood, and removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Encroachments, and Obstructions therein."

D. Norfolk's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, in the County of Sussex, in him the said Duke in Fee; and for settling other Estates of the said Duke in the same County, of equal or greater Value in lieu thereof."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 24th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Peterborough Paving Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough."

Ouze Towing Paths Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Persons navigating Boats, Barges, and other Vessels in the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, to hale or tow with Horses or other Beasts on the Banks or Sea Walls of the said River, and for making Satisfaction to the Owners of the said Banks or Sea Walls."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Polebrook Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in the Parish of Polebrook, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cotgrave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish the Division, Allotments, and Enclosure of the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Cotgrave, in the County of Nottingham, and also several Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Watton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Windmill in the Town of Watton, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Linlithgow Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of so much of Two Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Linlithgow and Stirling, as relates to the Roads lying within the County of Linlithgow."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsgate Chapel Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Chapel at Ramsgate, in the Parish of Saint Lawrence, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, as a Chapel of Ease to the Church of the same Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Abingdon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon, in the County of Berks, through Cumner to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford, in the said County.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Truro Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and widening the Streets, Lanes, and Passages; for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances; and for regulating the Porters and Drivers of Carts within the Borough of Truro, and Part of the adjoining Parishes, in the County of Cornwall."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradford Water Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Works made for supplying the Town of Bradford, in the County of York, and Part of the Township of Horton, in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid, with Water; for the more easy Recovery of the Rents for the said Water; and to enable the Proprietors thereof to borrow Money for the improving such Works."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills.

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

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

Bowbrickhill, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Bowbrickhill, and Hamlet of Fenny Stratford, in the County of Buckingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Denbigh Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Denbigh, to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Afon Wen, to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Stourport Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation, to improve the Navigation of the River Severn, from Stourport, in the County of Worcester, to a Place called Diglis, near the City of Worcester."

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

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

His Majesty's Message respecting Vessels captured by Spain, considered:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most Gracious Message to this House Yesterday; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Message was read by the Clerk.

And Consideration being had thereof:

Address thereon.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His Most Gracious Message, acquainting this House with those Circumstances relative to the Capture of British Vessels on the North Western Coast of America, and to the Conduct of the Court of Spain on this Occasion, which have induced His Majesty to give Orders for making such Preparations, as may put it in His Majesty's Power to act with Vigour and Effect in Support of the Honour of His Majesty's Crown, and the Interests of His People, and to assure His Majesty of our ready Concurrence and Support in taking such Measures, and in making such Augmentation of His Majesty's Forces as may eventually be necessary on this Occasion.

"That we trust that the Justice of His Majesty's Demands will ensure, from the Wisdom and Equity of His Catholic Majesty, the Satisfaction which is so unquestionably due to His Majesty, and that we shall sincerely rejoice in such a Termination of the Discussions now depending as may prevent any Grounds of Misunderstanding in future, and may continue and confirm that Harmony and Friendship which has happily subsisted between Great Britain and Spain; but that we at the same Time feel it our indispensable Duty to assure His Majesty of the Determination of this House, to concur with His Majesty in the most zealous and effectual Manner, in such Measures, as may become requisite for maintaining the Dignity of His Majesty's Crown, and the essential Interests of His Majesty's Dominions."

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

Southern Whale Fishery, State of, ordered.

Moved, "That the proper Officer do lay before this House, a State of the Trade carried on from Great Britain to the North Western Coast of America, as likewise a State of the Southern Whale Fishery."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out from ("a State") to the Words ("of the Southern.")

After short Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words proposed to be left out, shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether to agree to the said Motion so amended?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Motion for Address for Intelligence respecting Vessels captured by Spain, and concerning Spanish Armaments, negatived.

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to direct that the Intelligence received by His Majesty's Ministers, concerning the Capture of the Ships mentioned in His Majesty's Most Gracious Message, be laid before this House; and that it may further please His Majesty, to order that Extracts of Letters containing Information received by His Majesty's Ministers concerning the Armaments in the Spanish Ports, be also laid before this House."

Which being objected to;

It was moved, "That the Entry in the Journal of the 7th of May 1778 be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

"Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House, Copies or Extracts of all Letters and other Papers containing any Intelligence received by any of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, or any other of His Majesty's Ministers, in relation to the Equipment of the French Fleet lately sailed from Toulon."

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

Then it was moved, "That the Entry in the Journal of the 18th of May 1778 might be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

"The Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty, of the 7th of this Instant May, for that Purpose,

"Extract and Substance of several Letters and Papers received by His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs, in relation to the Equipment of the French Fleet lately sailed from Toulon."

"Also, "Extracts of Intelligence received by the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, &c. in relation to the French Fleet lately sailed from Toulon."

After short Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree to the said Motion for an Address?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had, (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that He was pleased to receive the same very graciously."

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Duke of Leeds on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

"GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland." "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution Two Acts of the Sixteenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Stourbridge Navigation, to the Birmingham, and Birmingham and Fazely Canal Navigations, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford." "An Act for authorizing and enabling the Right Honourable George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and Reginald Pole Carew Esquire, to establish and maintain a Common Ferry over and across the River Tamer, between a certain Place North of Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the County of Devon, and Torpoint, in the Parish of Antony Saint Jacob, otherwise Antony in the East, in the County of Cornwall." "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the Town of Honiton, in the County of Devon." "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and widening the Streets, Lanes and Passages; for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances; and for regulating the Porters and Drivers of Carts, within the Borough of Truro, and Part of the adjoining Parishes, in the County of Cornwall." "An Act for preserving the Works made for supplying the Town of Bradford, in the County of York, and Part of the Township of Horton, in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid, with Water; for the more easy Recovery of the Rents for the said Water, and to enable the Proprietors thereof to borrow Money for the improving such Works." "An Act for establishing a Chapel at Ramsgate, in the Parish of Saint Lawrence, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, as a Chapel of Ease to the Church of the same Parish." "An Act for empowering Persons navigating Boats, Barges, and other Vessels, in the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, to hale or tow with Horses or other Beasts on the Banks or Sea Walls of the said River, and for making Satisfaction to the Owners of the said Banks or Sea Walls." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Windmill in the Town of Watton, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act to continue the Term, and alter the Powers of so much of Two Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Linlithgow and Stirling, as relates to the Roads lying within the County of Linlithgow." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon, in the County of Berks, through Cumner to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford, in the said County." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows and Pastures, Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberty or Lordship of Mickleover, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of a certain Common or Waste Land, called Road Common, within the Manor of Road and Langham, in the Parishes of Road and North Bradley, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bleatarn, in the Parish of Warcop, in the County of Westmorland." "An Act to confirm and establish the Division, Allotments, and Enclosure of the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Cotgrave, in the County of Nottingham, and also, several Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Polebrook, in the County of Northampton." 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 publicly 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 Counselsellor 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 and entirely beloved Son and most 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 Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Henry Earl Bathurst; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Seventh Day of May, in the Thirtieth 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."

1. "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

2. "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution Two Acts of the Sixteenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Stourbridge Navigation to the Birmingham, and Birmingham and Fazely Canal Navigations, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

3. "An Act for authorizing and enabling the RighHonourable George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and Reginald Pole Carew Esquire, to establish and maintain a Common Ferry over and across the River Tamer, between a certain Place North of Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the County of Devon and Torpoint, in the Parish of Antony Saint Jacob, otherwise Antony in the East, in the County of Cornwall."

4. "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the Town of Honiton, in the County of Devon."

5. "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and widening the Streets, Lanes, and Passages; for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances; and for regulating the Porters and Drivers of Carts within the Borough of Truro, and Part of the adjoining Parishes in the County of Cornwall."

6. "An Act for preserving the Works made for supplying the Town of Bradford, in the County of York, and Part of the Township of Horton, in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid, with Water; for the more easy Recovery of the Rents for the said Water, and to enable the Proprietors thereof to borrow Money for the improving such Works."

7. "An Act for establishing a Chapel at Ramsgate, in the Parish of Saint Laurence, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, as a Chapel of Ease to the Church of the same Parish."

8. "An Act for empowering Persons navigating Boats, Barges, and other Vessels, in the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, to hale or tow with Horses or other Beasts on the Banks or Sea Walls of the said River, and for making Satisfaction to the Owners of the said Banks or Sea Walls."

9. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich to the Windmill in the Town of Watton, in the County of Norfolk."

10. "An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of so much of Two Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Linlithgow and Stirling, as relates to the Roads lying within the County of Linlithgow."

11. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon, in the County of Berks, through Cumner, to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford, in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

12. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows and Pastures, Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberty or Lordship of Mickleover, in the County of Derby."

13. "An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of a certain Common or Waste Land, called Road Common, within the Manor of Road and Langham, in the Parishes of Road and North Bradley, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts."

14. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bleatarn, in the Parish of Warcop, in the County of Westmorland."

15. "An Act to confirm and establish the Division, Allotments, and Enclosure of the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Cotgrave, in the County of Nottingham, and also several Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish."

16. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Polebrook, in the County of Northampton."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Waddel against Waddel et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein William Waddel is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Agnes, and Anne Waddel and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next, and that the Cause which stands for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Lutterworth Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Templer's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging the settled Estate of the Reverend John Templer, in the County of Kent, for another Estate of greater Value, in the County of Devon, to be settled in lieu thereof," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Estcourt's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the settled Estates of Thomas Estcourt Esquire, in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts, in Trustees to be sold and exchanged, and for laying out Part of the Money arising by Sale in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for applying the Residue in Discharge of Incumbrances," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bowbrickhill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Bowbrickhill, and Hamlet of Fenny Stratford, in the County of Buckingham;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Hitchin Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts, for repairing the Road from the Town of Hitchin through Shefford, to the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bedwin, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting several Open and Common Lands and Grounds, within the Parishes of Great Bedwin, Little Bedwin, and Preshute, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whychurch, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, and also a certain Open Common Meadow, within the Manors of Whychurch and Milborne, and Little Somerford, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tobacco and Snuff, Accounts respecting, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Quantity of Tobacco delivered out of the Warehouses in Great Britain for Manufacture for Six Years preceding the 5th Day of January 1790, distinguishing each Quarter."

Also, "An Account shewing the Average Quantities of Tobacco delivered out of His Majesty's Warehouses in Great Britain, for Home Manufacture, and Duties paid thereon in the several Quarters, ending the 5th of January, the 5th of April, the 5th of July, and the 10th of October, for Six Years, preceding the 10th of October 1789; also, the Quantities delivered out of His Majesty's Warehouses, with the Duties of Customs and Excise paid thereon, in the Quarters ending the 5th of January and the 5th of April 1790."

Also, "An Account of the total Quantity of Tobacco manufactured within the Limits of the Chief Office of Excise in London, between the 10th of October 1789 and the 10th of March 1790, distinguishing the different Sorts of Tobacco and Snuff into which the same has been manufactured, specifying in what Quantities of each Sort, the Credits given by Law have agreed with the Quantities manufactured, or have been greater or less than the same, and in what Proportions."

Also, "An Account of the Duty on Tobacco received since the passing the Act of the last Session of Parliament, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up."

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Tobacco, Tobacco Stalk, and Snuff of every Description, Specification, or Denomination, manufactured and in Operation, in Possession of all the Manufacturers, Cutters, and Grinders of and Dealers in Tobacco and Snuff in England, at the first Time of Stock taking by the Officer after the Commencement of the Tobacco Excise Act, and also a similar Account at the last Time of Stock taking."

Also, "An Account of the Number of Persons who have taken out Licences in North Britain as Manufacturers of and Dealers in Tobacco or Snuff, together with the Produce of the Duties on such Licences."

And also, "An Account of the Duty of Excise on Tobacco in North Britain, since the passing of the Act of the last Session of Parliament, to the 5th of April 1790, the latest Period to which the same can be made up."

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause, wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Allan, Steuart, and Company are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Monday the 17th Day of this Instant May.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Strathallan Peerage, Report from Committee:

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, appointed to consider of the Petition of Andrew John Drummond Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Service to His Majesty, claiming the Titles and Dignity of Viscount Strathallan, Lord Madertie, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House: "That the Committee had met and considered of the said Petition, and heard Counsel and Witnesses for the Petitioner, as also His Majesty's Attorney General on behalf of the Crown; and having been attended by the learned Judges in pursuance of their Lordships Order for that Purpose, the several Allegations in the Claimant's Case were fully proved to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet)

"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the following Question should be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

"Whether James Drummond Esquire, eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount Strathallan, was or was not attainted by virtue of the Statute 19th Geo. 2d. C. 26?"

Evidence referred to Judges.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken before the Committee for Privileges, upon the Claim of the Petitioner Andrew John Drummond, be referred to the Judges.

Question put to Judges.

Ordered, That the following Question be referred to the Judges:

"Whether James Drummond Esquire, eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount Strathallan, was or was not attainted by virtue of the Statute 19 Geo. 2d. C. 26?"

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

Kinloch et al. against Craig, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Writ of Error, wherein George Farquhar Kinloch and others are Plaintiffs, and James Craig is Defendant; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question of Law put to them on Monday last:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Writ of Error, and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question, be put off to Friday next.

Gibson and Johnson against Minet and Fector, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Writ of Error, wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Hughes Minet and James Peter Fector are Defendants; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Questions of Law put to them on the 26th of April last, which stands appointed for Friday the 14th Day of this Instant May, be put off to Monday the 17th Day of this Instant May.

Tickton Enclosure Bill, King's Consent given.

The Duke of Leeds acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Hitchin Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts, for repairing the Road from the Town of Hitchin, through Shefford to the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford."

Tunstall Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Tunstall, in the County of Stafford, to Bosley, in the County of Chester, and from Great Chell to Shelton, in the said County of Stafford."

Shawbury Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the Turnpike Road in Shawbury, in the County of Salop, to Drayton in Hales, in the said County, and from thence to Newcastle under Line, in the County of Stafford, and from Shawbury aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road in High Ercall, in the said County of Salop, and from Shawbury aforesaid to Wem, in the said County, and from thence to the Turnpike Road in Sandford, in the said County."

Great Bedwin, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting several Open and Common Lands and Grounds within the Parishes of Great Bedwin, Little Bedwin, and Preshute, in the County of Wilts."

Tobacco Duty Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned; and that Counsel be then heard against the same.

Coventry Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the City of Coventry, and the Suburbs thereof; and removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for regulating the Public Wells and Pumps within the said City and Suburbs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Southern Whale Fishery, State of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Irving, from the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 6th of this Instant May,

"A State of the Southern Whale Fishery in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, and 1789."

Tobacco, Accounts respecting, delivered.

Mr. Irving also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 7th of this Instant May,

"An Account of the Quantity of Tobacco delivered out of His Majesty's Warehouses in Great Britain for Manufacture for Six Years, preceding the 5th January 1790, distinguishing each Quarter."

"An Account shewing the Average Quantities of Tobacco delivered out of His Majesty's Warehouses in Great Britain for Home Manufacture, and the Duties paid thereon in the several Quarters, ending 5th of January, the 5th of April, the 5th of July, and the 10th of October, for Six Years, preceding the 10th of October 1789; and also the Quantity delivered out of His Majesty's Warehouses, and the Duties of Customs and Excise paid thereon in the Quarters ending the 5th of January and the 5th of April 1790."

"An Account of the Duty on Tobacco received since the passing the Act of the last Session of Parliament, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

E. Abergavenny's Estate Bill, specially reported.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm a Lease lately made by Henry Nevill Earl of Abergavenny, of certain entailed Mines and other Hereditaments, in the County of Monmouth, and to enable granting future Leases of the said entailed Mines and other Hereditaments, and also of all other Estates of which the said Earl is seized as Tenant in Tail Male, under an Act of Parliament passed in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Philip and Queen Mary, and under the Limitations in the last Will of George Lord Abergavenny, in the said Act of Philip and Mary mentioned:"

"That the Committee had met and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that all the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the said Bill, except William Morgan Esquire.

"That Jeremiah Robinson Esquire, and the said William Morgan, are Co-Trustees of a Sum of £.18,000, directed to be raised by the present Earl of Abergavenny's Marriage Settlement, which is recited in the Bill, in Trust for the said Earl of Abergavenny, and Mary Countess of Abergavenny his Wife, and their Daughters and younger Sons, in Manner in the said Settlement expressed.

"That by the said Settlement, the entailed Estates in Question, or some Parts thereof, are vested in William Chaytor Esquire, and the Honourable and Reverend William Nevill Clerk, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, for 99 Years, (if the said Earl of Abergavenny shall so long live); upon Trust amongst other Things to raise £.500 a Year till the said Sum of £.18,000 shall be raised, and to pay the said £.500 a Year when received into the Hands of the said Jeremiah Robinson and William Morgan, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, as Trustees of the said Sum of £.18,000, but that the said Jeremiah Robinson and William Morgan have no Term or Interest in the said Estates vested in them.

"That the said Jeremiah Robinson and William Morgan are also Co-Trustees in the same Marriage Settlement, in Trust for the said Earl and Countess, and their Daughters and younger Sons, in Manner therein-mentioned, of a Sum of £.7,000, other Part of the Marriage Portion of the said Mary Countess of Abergavenny, secured to the said Jeremiah Robinson and William Morgan, by a Bond from John Robinson Esquire, one of the Parties named in the said Indenture of Settlement.

"That a printed Copy of the Bill in Question was sent to the said William Morgan, the Receipt of which he has acknowledged by a Letter under his Hand.

"That the said William Morgan by the said Letter makes no Objection to any Part of the Bill, but declared his Resolution not to consent till some Difference between him and the said John Robinson was settled, on a subject Matter relative to the said £.7,000.

"That the Ground upon which the said William Morgan declines to give his Consent to the Bill, is a Matter which the Bill doth not in any Manner affect, nor is any Right the said William Morgan may have within the Exception of the general Saving Clause: It appears therefore to the Committee, that the Want of a Consent from the said William Morgan is in nowise material; and that it will be of Advantage to the Tenants in Tail and the Infants, if the said Bill should pass into a Law; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Clayworth Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating certain Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Liberty of Clayworth, in the Parish of Clayworth, in the County of Nottingham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Laurie's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing the Lands of Quintinespie, Kirklands, and others, and the Teinds, Patronage, and Vicarage of the Lands of Redcastle and others, lying in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, to and in Favour of Mistress Margaret Laurie, of Redcastle, Widow of the deceased Andrew Laurie Esquire, of Redcastle, and the same Series of Heirs in Fee Tail, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in Two Deeds of Entail, made in the Years One thousand seven hundred and twenty-seven, and One thousand seven hundred and thirty-three, by Mr. Walter Laurie, of Redcastle, and for vesting in the aforesaid Mrs. Margaret Laurie and her Heirs and Assigns in Fee Simple, the Lands of Mool and Cairn, and others, in the County of Wigton," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Stourport Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation, to improve the Navigation of the River Severn, from Stourport, in the County of Worcester, to a Place called Diglis, near the City of Worcester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sir J. Riddell's Estate Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Riddell Baronet, to use the Surname and Arms of Buchanan, pursuant to the Will of Archibald Buchanan Esquire, deceased, and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Bedford and Bucks, devised by the said Will, to the Uses therein mentioned, in Trustees to sell the same, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and to lay out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands to be settled to the same Uses, and for other Purposes," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Schonberg for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of August Leberecht Schonberg, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Cathcart presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Whychurch, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, and also a certain Open Common Meadow, within the Manors of Whychurch and Milborne, and Little Somerford, in the County of Wilts."

De Luc's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francoise Antoinette De Luc."

Gold and Silver Wares Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Frauds and Abuses in Gold and Silver Wares;" and also so much of another Act made in the Twenty fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported, and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate made in Great Britain," as relates to the making of Silver Wares."

Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland."

Stirling and Dumbarton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Stirling and Dumbarton."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Lonsdale.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.
L. Kenyon.

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

Peterborough Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough."

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

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

Leeds Water, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Water, and for more effectually lighting and cleansing the Streets and other Places within the said Town and Neighbourhood, and removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Encroachments, and Obstructions therein."

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

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

Stirling Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter the Powers of so much of Two Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Linlithgow and Stirling, as relates to the Roads lying within the County of Stirling; and for repairing the Road from Loanhead to Saint Ninian's, in the said County of Stirling."

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

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

Cheadle Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Cheadle to Botham House, and from thence to Butterton Moor End, in the County of Stafford."

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

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

Waterbeach Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeach Level, in the County of Cambridge, and to establish an Agreement made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor."

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

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

Hatchett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Richard Hatchett Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, in the County of Chester, and Part of their settled Estates in the County of Salop, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 25th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

East Grinstead Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex."

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

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

Denbigh Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Denbigh; to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Afon Wen, to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint."

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

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

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for forming a Junction between the Forth and Clyde Navigation and the Monkland Navigation; and for altering, enlarging, and explaining several former Acts passed for making and maintaining the said Navigations."

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

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

Tickton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York."

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

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

Estcourt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the settled Estates of Thomas Estcourt Esquire, in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts, in Trustees to be sold and exchanged, and for laying out Part of the Money arising by Sale in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for applying the Residue in Discharge of Incumbrances."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Templer's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging the settled Estate of the Reverend John Templer, in the County of Kent, for another of greater Value, in the County of Devon, to be settled in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lutterworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester."

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 Martis, undecimum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.