House of Lords Journal Volume 38
May 1790 11-20

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May 1790 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
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. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Glamorganshire Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Merthyr Tidvile, to and through a Place called The Bank, near the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Durham Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Public Passages and Places, within the City of Durham, and Borough of Framwelgate, and the Suburbs thereof, and Streets thereto adjoining; for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Encroachments, and Obstructions therein; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Public Passages and Places; and for regulating and improving the Markets within the said City and Suburbs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hans Town Streets Bill.

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

Whychurch, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Dacre.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.
L. Delaval.
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.

De Luc's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francoise Antoinette De Luc."

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.

Hitchin Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Coventry Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Manchester Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Great Bedwin, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Schonberg takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

August Leberecht Schonberg took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg."

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.

Clayworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourport Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Laurie's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing the Lands of Quintinespie, Kirklands, and others, and the Tiends, Parsonage, 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 Mistress Margaret Laurie and her Heirs and Assigns in Fee Simple the Lands of Mool and Cairn, and others, in the County of Wigton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir J. Riddell's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Tuesday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Hamilton.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

E. Abergavenny's Estate Bill:

It was moved, "That the special Report made from the Committee on Monday last on 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;" be taken into Consideration on Friday next."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Standing Order 94, to be considered.

It was moved, "That the Standing Order No. 94, be taken into Consideration on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Glamorganshire Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Merthyr Tidvile, to and through a Place called The Bank, near the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan."

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.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Exeter.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Audley.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.

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

Gold and Silver Wares Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 marking of Silver Wares."

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

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

Shawbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Tunstall Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Strathallan Peerage:

The Order of the Day being read for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question put to them on Monday last; (videlicet)

"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. II. c. 26.?"

Judges Opinion delivered:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, upon the said Question; "That James Drummond Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount Strathallan, was attainted by virtue of the Statute 19 Geo. II. c. 26;" and gave his Reasons.

Resolution that the Claimant hath no Right to the Titles.

Resolved and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Andrew John Drummond Esquire hath no Right to the Titles and Dignity of Viscount Strathallan, Lord Madertie, and Lord Drummond of Cromlix, or either of them.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Baillie against Chalmers.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Baillie is Appellant, and Mrs. Elizabeth Chalmers Widow is Respondent:"

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the further hearing of the Cause wherein William Waddel is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Agnes, and Ann Waddel and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday the 19th of this Instant May; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Friday the 21st of this Instant May; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Schonberg's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Cheadle Road Bill.

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

De Luc's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francoise Antoinette De Luc," was committed.

Leeds and Liverpool Navigation Bill.

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

Whychurch, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

Colhoun and Eton Co'lege Exchange Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effectuate and establish an Exchange between William Colhoun Esquire, with the Provost and College of Eton, of the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Consolidated or United Rectories of Creeting All Saints and Creeting Saint Olaves, in the County of Suffolk, for the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of East Wretham, in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Hitchin Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Albans to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

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

Pr. 4. L. 32. Leave out from ("pass") to ("and") in Line 40."

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

White's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of the Reverend Stephen White Doctor of Laws, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, and Hertfordshire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses; and for enabling the Trustees in the mean Time to grant building and repairing Leases," 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.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made by the House to the said Bill:

Pr. 3. L. 1. Leave out ("fit for building upon")"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

Writs of Error delivered:

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

Perkins et al. against Doe:

In the First of which,
Thomas Perkins and others are Plaintiffs,
and
John Doe is Defendant.

Bray against Doe.

And in the last,
Thomas Bray is Plaintiff,
and
John Doe is Defendant.

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

Elections Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Prevention of Delay in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," be read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by adding the Words "on this Day Three Months."

After short Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the said Words shall be added to the said Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Three Months.

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Petition of the several Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff in the Port of London, on behalf of themselves and others, praying to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, was read.

Then Mr. Douglas was heard for the Petitioners against the said Bill.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Laing against Watson and Mollison.

The House being informed, "That James Watson and Thomas Mollison, Respondents to the Appeal of Patrick Laing, Turner and Burgess of Brechin, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Robert Playfair of Edinburgh, Solicitor, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

White's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of the Reverend Stephen White, Doctor of Laws, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, and Hertfordshire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for enabling the Trustees in the mean Time, to grant building and repairing Leases."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Colhoun and Eton College Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effectuate and establish an Exchange between William Colhoun Esquire, with the Provost and College of Eton, of the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Consolidated or United Rectories of Creeting All Saints and Creeting Saint Olaves, in the County of Suffolk, for the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of East Wretham, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Schonberg's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Three 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.

Whychurch, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cheadle Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

De Luc's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francoise Antoinette De Luc."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hitchin Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Albans to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Peterborough Paving Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough," 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."

Stirling Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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 Loan Head to Saint Ninian's, in the said County of Stirling," was committed.

Stirling and Dumbarton Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lord Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Stirling and Dumbarton," was committed.

Glamorganshire Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Merthyr Tidvile to and through a Place called the Bank, near the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan," was committed.

Denbigh Roads Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads 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," was committed.

Colhoun and King's College Exchange Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effectuate and establish an Exchange between William Colhoun Esquire, and the Provost and Scholars of the King's College of Blessed Mary and Saint Nicholas of Cambridge, of the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of Hepworth, in the County of Suffolk, and certain Pieces of Land and Hereditaments in Hepworth aforesaid, for the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of West Wretham, in the County of Norfolk," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for forming a Junction between the Forth and Clyde Navigation and the Monkland Navigations, and for altering, enlarging and explaining several former Acts passed, for making and maintaining the said Navigations," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

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

Pr. 8. L. 8. Leave out from ("thereof") to ("and") in Line 36."

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

Gold and Silver Wares Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Post Horse Duty, farming, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, to let to Farm the Duties granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, on Horses let to hire for travelling Post, and by Time, to such Persons as should be willing to contract for the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Alfreton Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Roads leading from Alfreton, in the County of Derby, through Carter Lane, to a certain Place in the Town of Mansfield, called Stockwell, and from the Bridle Gate at the Division of the Liberties of Blackwell and Hucknall, through the Town of Sutton in Ashfield, to the Mansfield and Newark Turnpike, at or near Python Hill, in the Forest of Sherwood, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch Distillery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for discontinuing for a limited Time the several Duties payable in Scotland, upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors, there used in the Distillation of Spirits; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue for a limited Time the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies, and for amending the said Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hutton Bushell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Hutton Bushell, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Kinloch et al. against Craig in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause, 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 the 3d Day of this Instant May:

Judges Opinion delivered:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, upon the said Question; "That the Money received by the Produce of the Cargo of the Ceres in the Special Verdict mentioned, was not upon the Matter had and received to the Use of the Plaintiffs;" and gave his Reasons.

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made; (videlicet)

"Whereas by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Error returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King's Bench was brought into this House the 23d Day of July 1789, wherein George Farquhar Kinloch and others are Plaintiffs, and James Craig is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench for the said Defendant: And Counsel having been heard as well on Wednesday the 28th and Friday the 30th Days of April last, as on Monday the 3d Day of this Instant May, to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error, and hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement affirmed.

"It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement of the Court of King's Bench be and the same is hereby affirmed; and that the Record be remitted to the End such Proceeding may be had thereupon as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House."

The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record is as follows:

"But because the Court of Parliament now here, is not yet advised what Judgement to give of and concerning the Premises, Day is therefore given to the said Parties before Our said Lord the King, until Friday the Fourteenth Day of May in the 30th Year of the Reign of Our said Lord the King to hear their Judgement thereon; on which Day before Our said Lord the King and the Peers in the same Court of Parliament now here at Westminster, in the said County of Middlesex, assembled, came as well the said George Farquhar Kinloch, John Pooley Kensington, and Thomas Everett, by their Attorney aforesaid, as also the said James Craig by his Attorney aforesaid: Whereupon all and singular the Premises having been seen, and by the said Court of Parliament here fully understood, as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, as also the Matter aforesaid above assigned for Error by the said George Farquhar Kinloch, John Pooley Kensington, and Thomas Everett, being diligently examined, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had, it appears to the said Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error either in the Record or Proceedings aforesaid, or in the giving of the Judgement aforesaid; and that the Record is in no wise vicious or defective: Therefore, it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgement aforesaid, given in the Court of Our said Lord the King before the King Himself, be in all Things affirmed and in full Force and Effect, the said Cause and Matter above assigned for Error by the said George Farquhar Kinloch, John Pooley Kensington, and Thomas Everett, in anywise notwithstanding: And thereupon the aforesaid Record, and also the Proceedings aforesaid, had in the said Court of Parliament, are sent back to the Court of Our said Lord the King before the King Himself, wheresoever he shall be in England, to the End that Execution may be done thereupon."

Tobacco Duty Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That John Harding, John Pike, Thomas Stevens, Benjamin Spiller, Joseph Sutton, Jeremiah Searle, and Richard Jones, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of 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."

Lords summoned.

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

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel against the same:

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined for the Petitioners against the Bill.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Beaumont Peerage, Committee deferred.

Ordered, That the sitting of the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of Thomas Stapleton Esquire to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beaumont, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Attorney General's Report thereunto annexed, is referred, which stands appointed for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

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 Monday the 26th of April last, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday the 8th Day of June next.

E. Abergavenny's Estate Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Special Report made from the Committee on 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;" and also the Standing Order No. 94; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Standing Order, 94, deferred.

Ordered, That the said Report and Standing Order be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

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 Friday the 21st Day of this Instant May.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Stormont.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Hamilton.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovell & Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Hans Town Streets Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gold and Silver Wares Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 marking of Silver Wares."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stirling 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 Stirling; and for repairing the Road from Loanhead to Saint Ninian's, in the said County of Stirling."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stirling and Dumbarton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Stirling and Dumbarton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Peterborough Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Denbigh Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Denbigh to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Ason Wen to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Colhoun and King's College Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effectuate and establish an Exchange between William Colhoun Esquire, and the Provost and Scholars of the King's College of Blessed Mary and Saint Nicholas of Cambridge, of the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of Hepworth, in the County of Suffolk, and certain Pieces of Land and Hereditaments in Hepworth aforesaid, for the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of West Wretham, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Glamorganshire Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Merthyr Tidvile, to and through a Place called The Bank, near the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill; (videlicet)

Pr. 77. L. 5. Leave out from ("Act") to ("every") in Line 9."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Warwick Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Brandon.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Fortescue.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Craven.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Dr. Willis, 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 had 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 being desirous of conferring a special Mark of His Favour on the Reverend Doctor Willis, by granting him a Pension of One thousand Pounds a Year Net for Twenty-one Years, but not having the Means of rendering such Grant effectual without the Assistance of Parliament, recommends it to the House of Lords, for their Concurrence and Support, in such Measures, as shall be thought most proper, to enable His Majesty to settle such a Provision for the Term proposed, in the most effectual Manner on the said Doctor Willis, his Heirs, or Assigns.

"G. R."

And the same having been again read by the Clerk:

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

Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers delivered.

The Duke of Leeds (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, "Returns of the Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers, which have been transmitted to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Act of Parliament;" together with a List thereof:

Which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "Anglesey.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

No. 2. "Bedfordshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

3. "Buckinghamshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

4. "Berkshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

5. "Berkshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

6. "Breconshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

7. "Carnarvonshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

8. "Cheshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

9. "Cornwall.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

10. "Cornwall.—Deputy Lieutenants."

11. "Cardiganshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

12. "Carmarthenshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

13. "Derbyshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

14. "Dorsetshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

15. "Devonshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

16. "Essex.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

17. "Flint.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

18. "Gloucestershire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

19. "Glamorgan.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

20. "Huntingdonshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

21 "Hertfordshire.—Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

22. "Herefordshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

23. "Kent.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

24. "Leicestershire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

25. "Lancashire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

26. "Lincolnshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

27. "Middlesex.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

28. "Merionethshire.—Deputy Lieutenants."

29. "Monmouthshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

30. "Montgomeryshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

31. "Northumberland.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

32. "Nottingham.—Deputy Lieutenants."

33. "Norfolk.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

34. "Northamptonshire.—Deputy Liutenants and Militia Officers."

35. "Oxfordshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

36. "Oxfordshire.—Deputy Lieutenants."

37. "Pembroke.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

38. "Radnorshire.—Deputy Lieutenants."

39. "Radnorshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

40. "Rutlandshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

41. "Southampton.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

42. "Somersetshire.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

43. "Somersetshire.—Deputy Lieutenants."

44. "Suffolk.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

45. "Surrey.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

46. "Surrey.—Deputy Lieutenants."

47. "Staffordshire.—Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

48. "Sussex.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

49. "Wiltshire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

50. "Worcestershire.—Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers."

No. 51. "York, (City of)—Deputy Lieutenants."

52. "York, East Riding.—Deputy Lieutenants."

53. "York, East Riding.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

54. "York, West Riding.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

55. "York, North Riding.—Qualifications of Militia Officers."

56. "York, North Riding.—Deputy Lieutenants."

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

Hutton Bushel Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Hutton Bushel, in the North Riding of 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Post Horse Duty, farming, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to let to Farm the Duties granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, on Horses let to hire for travelling Post, and by Time, to such Persons as should be willing to contract for the same."

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

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

Scotch Distillery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for discontinuing for a limited Time the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used, in the Distillation of Spirits, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "To discontinue for a limited Time the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies," and for amending the said Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign."

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

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

Alfreton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Roads leading from Alfreton, in the County of Derby, through Carter Lane, to a certain Place in the Town of Mansfield, called Stockwell, and from the Bridle Gate, at the Division of the Liberties of Blackwell and Hucknall, through the Town of Sutton in Ashfield, to the Mansfield and Newark Turnpike, at or near Python Hill, in the Forest of Sherwood, in the County of Nottingham."

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.

Tickton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

East Grinstead Church Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex," 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."

Tobacco, Accounts respecting, and Evidence on Tobacco Bill to be printed.

Ordered, That the several Accounts relative to Tobacco, delivered on the 10th of this Instant May, be printed.

Ordered, That the Evidence already taken, and that may be taken on the Second Reading of 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 printed.

E. Abergavenny's Estate Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the special Report made from the Committee on 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;" and also the Standing Order No. 94.; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Standing Order, 94, deferred.

Ordered, That the said Report and Standing Order be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel against the same:

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined for the Petitioners against the Bill.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Wednesday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

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

It was moved, "That His Majesty's Message, delivered to the House on the 5th of this Instant May, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Motion for Address for Date of Communication of the Capture of a British Vessel by Spain, negatived.

Then it was moved, "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 the Date of the Communication made by the Ambassador of His Catholic Majesty, by Order of His Court, to His Majesty's Ministers, respecting the Capture of a British Vessel by Two Spanish Ships of War at Nootka Sound, referred to in His Majesty's most gracious Message to this House on the 5th Instant."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Waddel is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Agnes, and Anne Waddel and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o 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.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.

PRAYERS.

St. James's Burial Ground Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Kent and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament for providing an additional Burying Ground for the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, and erecting a Chapel adjoining thereto; and also a House for the Residence of a Clergyman to officiate in burying the Dead;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the East End of Bromham Bridge, in the County of Bedford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Wellenborough to Olney, in the County of Bucks; and also the Road from the said Turnpike Road at or near the South End of the Town of Olney aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading from Northampton to Newport Pagnell, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hackney Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Church and Tower belonging to the Parish of Saint John at Hackney, in the County of Middlesex; and for building another Church and Tower for the Use of the said Parish; and for making an additional Cemetery or Church Yard;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Durham Paving Bill, &c.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Public Passages and Places within the City of Durham and Borough of Framwelgate, and the Suburbs thereof, and Streets thereto adjoining; for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Encroachments, and Obstructions therein; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Public Passages and Places; and for regulating and improving the Markets within the said City and Suburbs."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Fortescue.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Dacre.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Delaval.

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

Tickton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East Grinstead Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Post Horse Duty, farming, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, to let to Farm the Duties granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, on Horses let to Hire for travelling Post and by Time, to such Persons as should be willing to contract for the same."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Warwick Gaol Bill.

The Earl of Aylesford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 19. L. 30. Leave out from ("Rates") to ("may") in Line 31.

L. 33. Leave out ("present") and insert ("late")

Pr. 21. L. 7. Leave out from ("levied") to ("and") in Line 29."

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

Waterbeach Drainage Bill.

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

Leeds Water, &c. Bill.

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

Shawbury 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 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," was committed.

Coventry Paving Bill.

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

Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade Bill.

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

Streatham Poor Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Workhouse for, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Streatham, in the County of Surrey, and for appointing an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the said Parish," was committed.

Great Bedwin, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Leeds Water, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the 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;" be read the Third Time on Monday the 31st Day of this Instant May.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Managers for the Commons proposed to give Evidence of the Enormities actually committed by Deby Sing.

The Counsel for the Defendant objected to the same.

The Managers for the Commons being heard in answer to the said Objection:

House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament:

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

The House was resumed.

Moved to resolve, "That it is not competent for the Managers for the Commons to give Evidence of the Enormities actually committed by Deby Sing, the same not being charged in the Impeachment."

The same was agreed to, and resolved accordingly.

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, that it is not competent for the Managers for the Commons to give Evidence of the Enormities actually committed by Deby Sing, the same not being charged in the Impeachment."

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

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

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

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

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

Beaumont Peerage, Order for Committee to meet, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last for the Committee for Privileges to meet to consider of the Petition of Thomas Stapleton Esquire, to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beaumont, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Attorney General's Report thereunto annexed, To-morrow, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Dr. Willis, His Majesty's Message respecting, considered:

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

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty our most humble Thanks for His Majesty's most gracious Message; and to assure His Majesty, that we will readily concur in such Measures as may be necessary to carry His Majesty's most gracious Intentions into Execution."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly, Nemine Dissentiente.

Address thereon.

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

Hastings' Trial further proceeded in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor 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 for the Managers for the Commons to give Evidence of the Enormities actually committed by Deby Sing, the same not being charged in the Impeachment."

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

Then a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined; and several Papers read.

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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Tunstall Road Bill.

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

Alfreton Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Roads leading from Alfreton, in the County of Derby, through Carter Lane, to a certain Place in the Town of Mansfield, called Stockwell, and from the Bridle Gate at the Division of the Liberties of Blackwell and Hucknall, through the Town of Sutton in Ashfield, to the Mansfield and Newark Turnpike at or near Python Hill, in the Forest of Sherwood, in the County of Nottingham," was committed.

Bromham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the East End of Bromham Bridge, in the County of Bedford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Wellingborough to Olney, in the County of Bucks; and also the Road from the said Turnpike Road at or near the South End of the Town of Olney aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road leading from Northampton to Newport Pagnell in the same County."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Plymouth.
E. Morton.
E. Selkirk.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

St. James's Burial Ground Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for providing an additional Burial Ground, for the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, and erecting a Chapel adjoining thereto, and also a House for the Residence of a Clergyman, to officiate in burying the Dead."

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.

Warwick Gaol Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick."

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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Walker:

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.

Shawbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coventry Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Bedwin, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waterbeach Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Streatham Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Workhouse for, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Streatham, in the County of Surrey; and for appointing an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Scotch Distillery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for discontinuing for a limited Time the several Duties payable in Scotland, upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "To discontinue for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies;" and for amending the said Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

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 Friday next, be put off to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide.

Waddel against Waddel et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Waddel is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Agnes, and Ann Waddel and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide.

Banbury Church Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel North and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Church, Chancel and Tower belonging to the Parish of Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and for re-building the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bp. Bristol or Wilson's Bill.

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

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

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Dundas and others:

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

E. Abergavenny's Estate Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the special Report made from the Committee on 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;" and also the Standing Order No. 94.; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee, and that they do meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Post Horse Duty, farming, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, to let to Farm the Duties granted by an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, on Horses let to Hire for travelling Post and by Time, to such Persons as should be willing to contract for the same."

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.

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel against the same:

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And a Witness was called in, sworn, and further examined for the Petitioners, against the Bill.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Maii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Glamorganshire Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Merthyr Tidvile, to and through a Place called The Bank, near the Town of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Schonberg's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Clerkenwell Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of, and rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for pulling down the Church of Saint James at Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a new Church and making a new Church Yard or Cemetery in the said Parish, with convenient Avenues and Passages thereto; and for purchasing Pentonville Chapel, and making the same a Chapel of Ease to the said Church;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D. Newcastle's Estate Bill.

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

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

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

Tunstall Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Alfreton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the High Roads leading from Alfreton, in the County of Derby, through Carter Lane, to a certain Place in the Town of Mansfield called Stockwell; and from the Bridle Gate at the Division of the Liberties of Blackwell and Hucknall, through the Town of Sutton in Ashfield, to the Mansfield and Newark Turnpike, at or near Python Hill, in the Forest of Sherwood, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Banbury Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Church, Chancel, and Tower belonging to the Parish of Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and for re-building the same."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Dacre.
L. Cathcart.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Milton.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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

Tobacco Duty Bill, Evidence of last Session to be printed.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken in the last Session of Parliament upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff; and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof," be printed.

Chandos Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Tymewell Brydges Clerk, claiming the Title and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley; setting forth, "That His Majesty having been graciously pleased to refer the Petitioner's Claim to the Consideration of their Lordships, the same has been referred by their Lordships to the Committee of Privileges; that the Petitioner did on the 4th Day of May Instant deliver his printed Cases to this House, and being ready to prove the several Matters contained in the Petitioner's Petition of Claim;" the Petitioner therefore humbly prays their Lordships, To appoint the said Claim to be heard on Friday the 28th of May, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall think fit:"

It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim on Wednesday the 2d Day of June next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Tobacco, Account of, delivered for Home Trade, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Quantities of Tobacco delivered for Home Trade to Manufacturers residing in London, from the 10th of October 1787, to the 5th of April 1788; and from the 10th of October 1788, to the 5th of April 1789; also from the 10th of October 1789, to the 5th of April 1790."

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then it was proposed by the Managers for the Commons to read a Letter from Mr. Hastings bearing Date the 13th of April 1781, to falsify the Letter of Mr. Hastings bearing Date the 5th of May 1781, already given in Evidence.

The Counsel for the Defendant objected to the same.

The Managers being heard in answer to the Objection, and the Counsel in Reply:

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

The House was resumed.

Question put to Judges:

It was proposed, "That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

"Whether the Letter of the 13th of April 1781 can be given in Evidence by the Managers for the Commons, to prove that the Letter of the 5th of May 1781, already given in Evidence relative to the Abolition of the Provincial Council, and the subsequent Appointment of the Committee of Revenue was false in any other Particular, than that which is charged in the Seventh Article of Charge?"

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question:

Ordered, That the Judges to attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question on Tuesday the 1st Day of June next.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday Morning the 1st Day of June next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Hutton Bushell Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

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 the Open Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Hutton Bushell, in the North Riding of 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."

Tobacco and Snuff, Accounts of Stock, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of all the Stock of Tobacco, Snuff, and Snuff Work, that was in Hand of the Dealers or Manufacturers thereof, at the Time of the First Stock taking after the 10th of October 1789."

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Tobacco, Snuff Work, and Snuff, in the Hand of the Dealers or Manufacturers thereof, at the last Time of Stock taking."

Manchester Poor Bill.

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

Bromham Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the East End of Bromham Bridge, in the County of Bedford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Wellingborough to Olney, in the County of Bucks; and also the Road from the said Turnpike Road, at or near the South End of the Town of Olney aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road leading from Northampton to Newport Pagnell, in the same County," was committed.

Adjourn.

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