House of Lords Journal Volume 38
June 1790

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: June 1790', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 659-685. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116882 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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June 1790

DIE Martis, 1o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

Scotch Distillers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain in Scotland, in respect of the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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.

Willis's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to settle a certain Annuity on the Reverend Francis Willis Doctor of Physic."

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.

Womens' Sentences Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Judgement which has been required by Law to be given against Women convicted of certain Crimes, and substituting another Judgement in lieu thereof."

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.

Workhouses Inspection Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Justices and other Persons to visit Parish Workhouses or Poor Houses, and examine and certify the State and Condition of the Poor therein, to the Quarter Sessions."

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.

Hitchin Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the 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 following:

L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.

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.

Westminster Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, amend, and render more effectual several Acts made for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for putting certain Streets therein mentioned, commonly called Optional Streets, under the Management of Parochial Committees, subject to the Controul of the Commissioners appointed by or in pursuance of the said several Acts; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments in the said Streets and other Places, and for other Purposes."

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

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

Banbury Church Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Jamaica, &c. Free Ports Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah la Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica; in the Port of Saint George, in the Island of Grenada; in the Port of Roseau, in the Island of Dominica; and in the Port of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions; and for regulating the Duties on the Importation of Goods and Commodities, the Growth and Production of the Countries bordering on the Province of Quebec."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Yucatan Goods Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exempt Goods and Chattels imported from the Settlement of Yucatan in South America, and sold by Auction in Great Britain, from the Duty imposed on such Sales; and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Goods exported to Yucatan."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cashew Gum Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Importation of Cashew Gum from His Majesty's West India Islands, upon Payment of the like Duty as is paid upon the Importation of Gum Arabic, or Gum Senega."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Settlers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging new Settlers in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Felons Sentences remit Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to authorize His Governor, or Lieutenant Governor of such Places beyond the Seas, to which Felons or other Offenders may be transported, to remit the Sentences of such Offenders."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hackney Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

E. Wemyss against Sir A. Hope.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Francis Charteris Earl of Wemyss; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 27th of February and 1st of March 1790, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 27th of May 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir Archibald Hope may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Archibald Hope may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 29th Day of this Instant June; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dunn to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Dunn, of Lincoln's Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Francis Charteris Earl of Wemyss, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, secundum diem instantis Junii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 2o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Hubberston Docks, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, his Heirs and Assigns, to make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers, and other Erections; and to establish a Market, with proper Roads and Avenues thereto respectively, within the Manor or Lordship of Hubberston and Pill, in the County of Pembroke."

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. Derby.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Milton.
L. Digby.
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 Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Willis's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to settle a certain Annuity on the Reverend Francis Willis, Doctor of Physic."

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."

Scotch Distillers Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain in Scotland, in respect of the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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."

Womens' Sentences Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Judgement which has been required by Law to be given against Women convicted of certain Crimes, and substituting another Judgement in lieu thereof."

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."

Workhouses Inspection Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Justices, and other Persons, to visit Parish Workhouses or Poor Houses, and examine and certify the State and Condition of the Poor therein to the Quarter Sessions."

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."

Hitchin Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the 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 Heriford 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 directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Westminster Paving Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, amend, and render more effectual, several Acts made for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, and for putting certain Streets therein mentioned, commonly called Optional Streets, under the Management of Parochial Committees, subject to the Controul of the Commissioners appointed by or in pursuance of the said several Acts; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, in the said Streets and other Places, and for other Purposes," was committed.

D. Newcastle's Estate Bill.

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

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

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Question put to them on the 20th of May last:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges upon the said Question: "That it is not competent for the Managers on the Part of the Commons to give any Evidence on the Seventh Article of the Impeachment, to prove that the Letter of the 5th of May 1781 is false, in any other Particular, than that wherein it is expressly charged to be false;" and gave his Reasons.

Resolution thereupon:

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it is not competent for the Managers on the Part of the Commons to give any Evidence on the Seventh Article of the Impeachment, to prove that the Letter of the 5th of May 1781 is false, in any other Particular than that wherein it is expressly charged to be false."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Managers for H. C. to be informed thereof:

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, "That it is not competent for the Managers on the Part of the Commons to give any Evidence on the Seventh Article of the Impeachment, to prove that the Letter of the 5th of May 1781 is false, in any other Particular than that wherein it is expressly charged to be false."

Hastings' Trial proceeded in:

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

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as on the 20th of May last.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The Lords have resolved, That it is not competent for the Managers on the Part of the Commons to give any Evidence on the Seventh Article of the Impeachment, to prove that the Letter of the 5th of May 1781 is false, in any other Particular than that wherein it is expressly charged to be false."

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

Whereupon, several Papers were read; and several Witnesses 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 Monday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 3o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Petribu.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Buckingham.
March. Townshend.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Howe.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeiey.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Stage Coaches Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, and amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages, and for regulating the Conduct of the Drivers and Guards thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Hubberston Docks, &c. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, his Heirs and Assigns, to make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers, and other Erections, and to establish a Market, with proper Roads and Avenues thereto respectively, within the Manor or Lordship of Hubberston and Pill, in the County of Pembroke," 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. 31. L. 13. After ("Law") insert ("Saving always to the King's most Excellent Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and to all and every other Person and Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate, his, her, or their Heirs, Successors, Executors, and Administrators, all such Right, Title, Estate, and Interest (other than those meant and intended to be barred or regulated by this Act) as they, or every or any of them, had and enjoyed of, in, to, or out of the said Manors, Pills, Pills Lands, and Avenues to the same, directed to be enclosed and regulated as aforesaid, or any Part thereof, before the passing of this Act or could or might have had and enjoyed in case this Act had not been made.")"

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

Warwick Gaol Bill, Report of Conference:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report of the Conference on Thursday last with the Commons, upon the Subject Matter of the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick."

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

And the First Amendment made by their Lordships in Press 19, L. 30 & 31, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed to insist on the said Amendment.

Then the Amendment made by their Lordships in Press 21, Line 7, to which the Commons disagree, was read.

And it was agreed to insist on the said Amendment.

Further Conference to be had, and Committee to prepare Reasons to be offered.

Ordered, That the Managers of the former Conference, and all the Lords present, be appointed a Committee to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Commons at another Conference for the Lords insisting on the said Amendments to the said Bill.

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

Scotch Distillers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain, in Scotland, in respect of the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Willis's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to settle a certain Annuity on the Reverend Francis Willis, Doctor of Physic."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Womens' Sentences Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Judgement which has been required by Law to be given against Women convicted of certain Crimes, and substituting another Judgement in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Workhouses Inspection Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Justices and other Persons to visit Parish Workhouses or Poor Houses, and examine and certify the State and Condition of the Poor therein to the Quarter Sessions."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hitchin Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, amend, and render more effectual several Acts made for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for putting certain Streets therein mentioned, commonly called Optional Streets, under the Management of Parochial Committees, subject to the Controul of the Commissioners appointed by or in pursuance of the said several Acts; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments in the said Streets and other Places; 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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Slave Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament for regulating the Shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

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 Monday next.

American Loyalists Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Right and Properties, during the late unhappy Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government; for making Compensation to Persons who furnished Provisions, or other necessary Articles, to the Army or Navy in America during the War, or whose Property was used, seized, or destroyed, for the carrying on the Public Service there; and also for making Compensation to such Persons as have suffered in their Properties in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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 Monday next.

Lottery Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery:"

Ordered, That the said Report of the Amendments be taken into Consideration on this Day Three Months.

Penn's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Heirs and Descendants of William Penn Esquire, the original Proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in Consideration of the meritorious Services of the said William Penn, and of the Losses which his Family have sustained in consequence of the unhappy Dissensions in America."

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 Monday next.

Offenders Employment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Custody and Employment of Offenders in certain Cases, and for the Regulation and Government of the Places in which such Offenders may be confined."

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 Monday next.

Elphinstone and Gardner against Falliesse and Sir W. Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardner, late Master of the Paiseley of Carron, a private Ship of War; complaining of certain Parts of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 9th and 27th of February, and 8th of March 1787; also of Seven Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there of the 20th July 1787, the 11th of March, 25th of June, 18th of July, and 9th of August 1788, and 14th of February, and 3d March 1789; also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 18th of November 1789; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 8th of March 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the Petitioners have been subjected to the Claims of the Pursuers, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Major Michael Fallieffe, of Saint Petersburgh, Merchant, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, his Attorney, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Major Michael Fallieffe and Sir William Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 1st Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Greys against Hope.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Grey Esquire, one of the Knights of the Shire for the County of Northumberland, and of James Grey, Writer in Edinburgh, his Attorney; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 24th of February and 18th of May 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, in so far as the same are complained of, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Charles Hope Esquire, Advocate, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Hope may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 1st Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dalrymple against Macclery:

Upon reading the Petition of John Dalrymple Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Macclery is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioner lately presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, whereby the Petitioner conceives excessive Damages have been given against him; but the Petitioner having since presenting his said Appeal paid the full Damages with Costs of Suit;" the Petitioner therefore humble prays Their Lordships will be pleased to order that the said Appeal be dismissed, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal.

Cocoa Nuts Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging a Duty on Foreign Cocoa Nuts, imported into the British Plantations:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Three Months.

Strickland's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of and in certain Hereditaments, heretofore the Estate of Sir Roger Strickland Knight, deceased, in Catterick and Tunstall, in the County of York, and for vesting the same in the several Persons entitled to the said Hereditaments; and for extinguishing and destroying a certain Term of One hundred Years, for which the said Hereditaments were limited in Trust for His late Majesty King George the First, His Heirs, and Successors:"

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

Rape seed, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty on the Importation from any of the Provinces in North America, of Rape Seed, and all other Seeds used for extracting Oil; and for allowing the Importation from the said Provinces of Rape Cakes, or Cakes made of Rape Seed used for Manure, Duty free;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coasting Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Coast Trade of Great Britain, for exempting certain Coast Documents from Stamp Duties, and for abolishing the Bond, usually called The Isle of Man Bond;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Silk against Wilson, in Error.

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

Thomas Silk is Plaintiff,
and
John Wilson is Defendant.

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 5o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Consolidated Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hubberston Docks, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, his Heirs, and Assigns, to make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers, and other Erections, and to establish a Market, with proper Roads and Avenues thereto respectively, within the Manor or Lordship of Hubberston and Pill, in the County of Pembroke."

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.

Stage Coaches Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, and amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches, or other Carriages, and for regulating the Conduct of the Drivers and Guards thereof."

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 Tuesday next.

Rape Seed, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty on the Importation from any of the Provinces in North America of Rape Seed, and all other Seeds used for extracting Oil; and for allowing the Importation from the said Provinces of Rape Cakes or Cakes made of Rape Seed, used for Manure, Duty free."

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 Tuesday next.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Grey's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Grey Esquire, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in different Countries:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desire.

Bray against Doe, in Error.

Ordered, That this House will hear the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Thomas Bray is Plaintiff, and John Doe is Defendant, by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Hastings' Trial, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That George Dallas Esquire, and Captain Blair, do attend on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to give Evidence at the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, in Westminster Hall.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovell & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Moray against Haldane.

The Answer of George Haldane of Gleneagles Esquire, to the Appeal of Charles Moray of Abercairny, was this Day brought in.

E. Hardwicke takes his Seat:

This Day Philip Earl of Hardwicke sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Uncle Philip Earl of Hardwicke; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Tontine Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for converting certain Annuities to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship in Classes, established by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, into certain Annuities for an absolute Term of Years; and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to nominate Lives for the Shares so converted;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine and Spirits Licences Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Licences for retailing Wine and Sweets, and upon Licences for retailing distilled Spirituous Liquors; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hubberston Docks, &c. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, His Heirs and Assigns, to make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers, and other Erections, and to establish a Market with proper Roads and Avenues thereto respectively, within the Manor or Lordship of Hubberston and Pill, in the County of Pembroke;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Corn Act, continuing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time certain Provisions contained in an Act made in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution certain Orders of Council respecting the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain; and also certain Orders issued by the Governor General of His Majesty's Colonies in America; for preventing Suits in consequence of the same; and for making further Provisions relative thereto, relating to the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain; and to authorize His Majesty to permit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour; and to prohibit the Importation thereof on the Low Duties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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 Wednesday 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 Papers were read; and several Witnesses called in, sworn, and examined.

Then Mr. Fox was heard in Part to sum up the Evidence upon the 6th, 7th, and 14th Articles of Charge.

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

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

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

Penn's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Heirs and Descendants of William Penn Esquire, the Original Proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in Consideration of the meritorious Services of the said William Penn, and of Losses which his Family have sustained in consequence of the unhappy Dissensions in America."

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."

American Loyalists Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government; for making Compensation to Persons who furnished Provisions or other necessary Articles to the Army or Navy in America during the War, or whose Property was used, seized, or destroyed, for the carrying on the Public Service there; and also, for making Compensation to such Persons as have suffered in their Properties, in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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."

Slave Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time several Acts of Parliament for regulating the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

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."

Strickland's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of and in certain Hereditaments heretofore the Estate of Sir Roger Strickland Knight, deceased, in Catterick and Tunstall, in the County of York, and for vesting the same in the several Persons entitled to the said Hereditaments; and for extinguishing and destroying a certain Term of One hundred Years, for which the said Hereditaments were limited in Trust for His late Majesty King George the First, His Heirs and Successors."

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."

Offenders Employment Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Custody and Employment of Offenders in certain Cases, and for the Regulation and Government of the Places in which such Offenders may be consined."

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."

Tobacco Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act 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:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Report of the Amendment be received on this Day Three Months.

Coasting Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Coast Trade of Great Britain; for exempting certain Coast Documents from Stamp Duties, and for abolishing the Bond, usually called The Isle of Man Bond."

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.

Moray against Haldane.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Charles Moray, of Abercairnay, is Appellant, and George Haldane, of Gleneagles, Esquire, 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.

Warwick Gaol Bill: Report of Lords Reasons for insisting on Amendments.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Commons at another Conference, for the Lords insisting on the Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick:" "That the Committee had met, and agreeable to the Instructions of the House, had prepared Reasons, which appear to them to be proper to be offered to the Commons at a Conference for insisting on the Amendments made by the Lords to the said Bill, if the House shall think fit to adopt the same.

"The Lords, earnestly desirous to cultivate a good Understanding with the Commons, embrace with much Satisfaction the Opportunity afforded by the present Conference to explain the Grounds and Reasons of the Amendments proposed in the Bill sent up by the Commons, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and better regulating the Gaol for the County of Warwick."

"The Burden of building, re-building, and repairing County Gaols, upon Presentment of the insufficiency thereof, was by the Statute of 11 & 12 W. 3. C. 19. distributed among the Divisions of the County, to be levied by separate Rates on each respectively.

"The Manner of raising this and other County Charges by so many distinct Assessments being found inconvenient, the same were by the 12 G. 2. C. 29. directed to be assessed upon each Parish, in such Proportions as the same had been usually assessed thereon, and made payable out of the Money collected on the Poor Rates, or there being none such, by Rates to be made in like Manner.

"By the Act of the 14th of His present Majesty, Cap. 59. the Charge of adding Infirmaries, Baths, and other Conveniences to be provided in Prisons was to be desrayed in the like Manner, out of the County Rates.

By the Act of the 24th of His present Majesty, C. 54. Provision was made for removing, enlarging, building, re-building, or repairing; and also for providing separate Apartments for various Classes of Prisoners, and a Chapel and other Accommodations; Power is also given for purchasing Lands, enabling disabled Persons to sell, and compelling Persons who refuse; Salaries are given to Gaolers in lieu of their former Profits.

All the Money requisite for these extraordinary Purposes is to be raised in the same Manner, as Rates are directed to be raised by the above-mentioned Act of the 12 G. 2. C. 29. with this Provision, that when the Sum required exceeds One-half of the Average Amount of the County Rates for the last 5 Years, the same may be raised by Mortgage, to be paid off in 14 Years.

"The Law therefore, as it now stands, has provided for all the Purposes of the present Bill, except in building across a Lane adjoining the present Gaol, and of raising the Money requisite by the Sale of Annuities, with an Addition to the former Laws, and also in the Two Particulars now in Question, wherein the former Laws are repealed as to the County of Warwick.

As to the First, the Bill sent up by the Commons provides, that the Money shall be assessed, collected, received, levied, paid, and accounted for, as the County Rates have usually been or may be, by the Act of 12 G. 2. C. 29.

The last-mentioned Act confirmed and enforced by the 14th and 24th of the present King, must have been the indispensible Rule of such Proceedings: No Deviation can have happened without supposing Error or worse Abuse: No such Deviations have been suggested; and if any such exist in fact, the Lords conceive it would be unfit to give them the Sanction of Law, especially without knowing them: Nor can the Lords conceive what Sort of Inconveniency or Difficulty can attend the due Execution of the Laws in being; the Commons have pointed out none such.

As to the Second, the Bill provides, that all Tenants shall deduct their Payments from their respective Lessors: This, in the Case of what are commonly called beneficial Leases, will probably exhaust the whole reserved Rent, and that in favour of the Beneficial Proprietor. In some Cases, the Mesne Tenant may have a Term of nearly the same Extent, and of less Value, than the Estate of the Occupier, who holds of him; and in all Leases the Bill rescinds the Contract, by compelling the Lessor to pay what he has bargained with the Lessee that the last shall pay.

It may be true, that where an extraordinary Sum is to be raised in any One Year, the Burden may fall heavier on the Occupier than he might have expected in fact; although he must be presumed to know, that he became liable to it, when he took the Farm. However, the Legislature has thought sit to enter so far into this Consideration, as to divide such Sums into Fourteen Years, in order to lessen the Yearly Burden. This the Lords think the utmost Relief which in Justice can be afforded on the Occasion.

These Reasons, with others, which the Lords for the present for bear to urge, make it necessary for the Lords to insist on all their Amendments: And if the Commons continue to think that the Loss of the Bill will be attended with considerable public Inconvenience, that Consideration will afford an additional Reason for their Concurrence."

Which being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Reasons be communicated to the Commons at a Conference To-morrow.

Lottery Bill.

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Chandos Peerage, Order for Committee to meet, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on the 31st of May last, for the Committee for Privileges to meet to consider the Petition of Edward Tymewell Brydges, Clerk, claiming the Title and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, To-morrow, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Causes put off.

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 Day of April last, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to the next Session of Parliament.

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 To-morrow, be put off to the next Session of Parliament.

Ordered, That the further hearing of the Cause, wherein William Waddel is Appellant, and Elizabeth, Agnes, and Ann Waddel and others, are Respondents, be put off to the next Session of Parliament.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Hemp and Flax, Accounts of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Mitford, from the Treasury, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions contained in an Act of the 26th Year of His present Majesty,

"Account of the Quantities of Hemp and Flax certified to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called England; and of the Monies directed to be issued to the Order of the Quarter Sessions of the different Counties within mentioned, between 9th May 1789 and 9th May 1790."

Amount of Sums allowed by the Justices of the Peace for the within mentioned Counties, to the several Clerks of the Peace for Business done under the Acts for encouraging the Growth of Hemp and Flax, and paid by Order of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, between 9th May 1789 and 9th May 1790."

Whale Fishery, Account of Scotch Ships employed, delivered.

Mr. Mitford also delivered at the Bar, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, pursuant to an Act of the 26th of His present Majesty.

An Account of what Number of Ships or Vessels from Scotland, have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens from whence they were sitted out, and at what Port discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Blubber, or Whale Fins each Ship has imported, from the 10th October 1788, to the 10th of October 1789."

And then he withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery."

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

Tontine Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for converting certain Annuities, to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship in Classes, established by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, into certain Annuities for an absolute Term of Years, and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to nominate Lives for the Shares so converted."

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

Wine and Spirit Licences Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Licences for retailing Wine and Sweets, and upon Licences for retailing distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

Corn Act continuing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time certain Provisions contained in an Act made in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution certain Orders of Council, respecting the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, and also certain Orders issued by the Governor General of His Majesty's Colonies in America; and for preventing Suits in consequence of the same; and for making further Provisions relative thereto, relating to the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain; and to authorize His Majesty to permit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour; and to prohibit the Importation thereof on the Low Duties."

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

Penn's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Heirs and Descendants of William Penn Esquire, the original Proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in Consideration of the meritorious Services of the said William Penn, and of the Losses which his Family have sustained in consequence of the unhappy Dissensions in America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Loyalists Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government; for making Compensation to Persons who furnished Provisions, or other necessary Articles to the Army or Navy in America during the War, or whose Property was used, seized, or destroyed, for the carrying on the Public Service there; and also for making Compensation to such Persons as have suffered in their Properties, in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Slave Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament, for regulating the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Strickland's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of and in certain Hereditaments, heretofore the Estate of Sir Roger Strickland Knight, deceased, in Catterick and Tunstall, in the County of York; and for vesting the same in the several Persons entitled to the said Hereditaments; and for extinguishing and destroying a certain Term of One hundred Years, for which the said Hereditaments were limited, in Trust for His late Majesty King George the First, His Heirs and Successors."

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 Mr. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Scotch Distillery Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

Moved, "That the Bill do pass."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

"DISSENTIENT.

Protest against passing it.

"Because this is an Act to continue the Operation of a Law, which does, in the most unequivocal Manner, violate no less than Four of the Articles of Union; (viz.) the 4th, 6th, 7th, and 18th, but more especially the Two last; whereby it is solemnly agreed, that from and after the Union all Parts of the United Kingdoms shall be for ever liable to the same Excises upon all Exciseable Liquors: And also by the 18th Article, which enacts, "That the Laws concerning Regulation of Trade, Customs, and such Excises to which Scotland is by virtue of this Treaty to be liable, be the same in Scotland from and after the Union, as in England."

"Because this Act was originally adopted by the Legislature at the End of a long Sessions of Parliament, under the Idea that under the Pressure of the Confusion in which the Distillers of both Ends of the Island were at that Time involved, it was admissible as a temporary Expedient, in order to give Time for adopting in another Sessions of Parliament some permanent Law on the Subject of Distillery, which might operate equally on all Parts of the United Kingdoms.

"Because also, this is now the Third Time this House has been called upon (towards the very End of a long Sessions of Parliament), to sanction a Bill, which in its Principle not only violates the Articles of Union, but by various Clauses puts the Subjects of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in respect of the Power of exporting their distilled Spirits into any of the English Ports on a worse Footing than the Subjects of the British Colonies in respect of their Rums and thereby does in Fact exclude them from the English Market in as far as relates to that Manufacture.

Kinnaird."

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.

Offenders Employment Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Custody and Employment of Offenders in certain Cases, and for the Regulation and Government of the Places in which such Offenders may be confined."

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 5. L. 15. Leave out from ("Transportation") to ("and") in Line 34.

Pr. 19. L. 16. Leave out from ("and") to ("may") in Line 20.

Pr. 24. L. 4. Leave out from ("otherwise") to the End of the Bill."

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Perkins et al against Doe, Defendant's Petition to amend Transcripts:

Upon reading the Petition of John Doe, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Perkins and others are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the original Ejectment Cause, wherein the Writ of Error was brought, was tried at the last Lent Assizes for the County of Buckingham, when a Verdict was given for the Petitioner against all the Defendants, who were Twenty-four Tenants, except Two; (viz.) John Nash and Joseph Mander: That Judgement was signed in the Court of King's Bench on the 27th Day of April last, and the Plaintiffs in Error the same Day, brought a Writ of Error returnable before their Lordships in Parliament, and the Transcript was brought up the 12th Day of May last, and on the 20th, the Plaintiffs assigned general Errors, to which the Petitioner replied there is no Error, and the Cause was set down in their Lordships Paper of Causes of course for Argument: That the Petitioner not being aware of any Inaccuracy in the Record, and as the Plaintiffs in Error had assigned general Errors, the Petitioner on the 28th Day of May last, preferred his Petition to their Lordships, praying that a short Bye Day might be appointed for arguing the Errors assigned by the Plaintiff in Error, when their Lordships were pleased to order the printed Cases to be laid before their Lordships on Wednesday the 2d Day of June Instant, which were accordingly done: That the Petitioner having discovered some Inaccuracy in the Postea, the same hath been amended by the Associate on the Norfolk Circuit, by Order of the Right Honourable Alexander Lord Loughborough, who tried the Cause, and the Judgement Roll hath also been amended by Order of the Court of King's Bench: That a Copy of the said Amendments was delivered to the Agent of the Plaintiff in Error upon the 28th Day of May last, in order that he might be apprized of the Purport thereof: That it will be therefore necessary to amend the Transcript, so as to make it agreeable to the Roll in the Court of King's Bench, and as the Petitioner's Lessor is materially injured by being kept out of the Possession of his Property;" the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, "That their Lordships will be pleased to direct the Transcript to be amended agreeably to the Judgement Roll in the Court of King's Bench, and that their Lordships will be pleased to appoint a short ByeDay for Argument of the Errors assigned by the Plaintiffs in Error, or that their Lordships will make such other Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their Wisdom, shall think proper:"

Counter Petition.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Thomas Perkins and others, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Doe is Defendant; setting forth, "That the Petitioners in obedience to an Order of the House did on the 2d of June last, deliver their printed Case, therein stating the Reasons why the Judgement obtained against them by the Defendant in Error, should be reversed: That the Defendant in Error having discovered that the Verdict and Judgement thereupon were erroneous applied to the Judge of Nisi Prius, and to a Judge of the Court of King's Bench to have the same amended, which the Petitioner is informed, is ordered to be done this Afternoon: That the Petitioners Agent last Night received a Notice from the Defendant in Error, that he should this Day Petition the House, that the Transcript before their Lordships might be amended by the Roll of the Court of King's Bench, and that a short Bye-Day may be appointed for arguing the Errors assigned by the Petitioners;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That they may be heard by Counsel at their Lordships Bar against the proposed Amendment of the said Transcript, and that a Day may be appointed for that Purpose, previous to any Bye Day being fixed for the hearing the said Errors, they having this Day obtained a Rule to shew Cause for a new Trial:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by Counsel upon their said Petitions To-morrow.

Chandos Peerage, Claim to be heard at the Bar.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Edward Tymewell Brydes Clerk; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented his Petition to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Chandos of Sudeley, His Majesty was graciously pleased to refer the same to His Attorney General: That His Majesty's Attorney General having made his Report thereon, His Majesty was pleased to refer the same to the Consideration of this House, and the same having been referred by their Lordships, to the Lords Committees for Privileges, the same was appointed to be heard as on this Day before the said Committee: That the Business depend ing in this House being such, as not to admit of the Petitioner's Claim being fully heard before the said Committee of Privileges before the Close of this Session of Parliament, their Lordships were pleased to discharge the Order, appointing the Hearing of the Petitioner's said Claim before the Lords Committees for Privileges on this Day: That Elizabeth Dowdeswell, of Chaceley, in the County of Worcester, Widow, who is of the Age of Seventy-seven Years and upwards, and Thomas Waldron, of Tueksbury, in the County of Gloucester, who is of the Age of Eighty Years and upwards, are, as the Petitioner is advised, very material Witnesses in Support of the Petitioner's Claim, and have for some Days past been and are now attending to give their Testimony on the said Claim: That from the very advanced Time of Life of the said Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Thomas Waldron, the Petitioner conceives there is great Danger of his being deprived of the Benefit of their Testimony, unless they are examined during the present Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That his said Claim of Peerage may be appointed to be heard before their Lordships at the Bar of the House To-morrow, for the Purpose only of examining the said Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Thomas Waldron upon the Petitioner's said Claim, for the Preservation of their Testimony thereon:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner's said Claim be heard at the Bar of the House To-morrow, for the Purpose only of examining the said Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Thomas Waldron upon the said Claim, for the Preservation of their Testimony thereon.

Coasting Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Coast Trade of Great Britain, for exempting certain Coast Documents from Stamp Duties, and for abolishing the Bond, usually called The Isle of Man Bond."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Three Months.

Message to H. C. for further Conference on Warwick Gaol Bill:

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

To desire a present Conference with that House in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.

Managers appointed:

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference:

D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Sandwich.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the Commons were ready in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference;

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

Conference reported.

And the Duke of Leeds reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by Mr. Comptroller of the Household, and had communicated to them their Lordships Reasons as directed, and left the Bill and the Amendment with them."

D. Norfolk's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, in the County of Sussex, in him the said Duke in Fee, and for settling other Estates of the said Duke in the same County, of equal or greater Value, in lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

D. Bolton's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Fisherton Delamere, otherwise Fisherton Delamore, and other Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Charles formerly Duke of Bolton, with the Appurtenances, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution certain Decrees or Decretal Orders of the Court of Chancery for the Sale of the said Estates;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E. Abergavenny's Estate Bill.

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

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

Sir Peter Burrell's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Partition of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Skendleby, and other Parishes in the County of Lincoln, in which Sir Peter Burrell Baronet, in Right of the Right Honourable Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and the Reverend Edward Brackenbury, have now undivided Moieties or Half Parts;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Hatchett's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Richard Hatchett Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, in the County of Chester, and Part of their settled Estates in the County of Salop, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir Peter Burrell's Estate Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Partition of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Skendleby, and other Parishes in the County of Lincoln, in which Sir Peter Burrell Baronet, in Right of the Right Honourable Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and the Reverend Edward Brackenbury, have now undivided Moieties or Half Parts."

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

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

Land Revenue Commissioners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, belonging to the Crown; and to sell or alienate Fee Farm, and other unimproveable Rents."

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."

County Elections Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, touching the Election for Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England."

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."

Stage Coaches Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, and amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches, or other Carriages, and for regulating the Conduct of the Drivers and Guards thereof."

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."

Rape Seed, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty on the Importation from any of the Provinces in North America, of Rape Seed, and all other Seeds used for extracting Oil, and for allowing the Importation from the said Provinces of Rape Cakes, or Cakes made of Rape Seed, used for Manure, Duty Free."

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."

Seizures Charges Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs to defray Charges on Seizures out of His Majesty's Share of Seizures in general."

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."

Tobacco Duty Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Junii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

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

"GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government; for making Compensation to Persons who furnished Provisions, or other necessary Articles, to the Army or Navy in America, during the War, or whose Property was used, seized, or destroyed for the carrying on the Public Service there; and also for making Compensation to such Persons as have suffered in their Properties in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain." "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Heirs and Desendants of William Penn Esquire, the original Proprietor of the Province of Pensylvania, in Consideration of the meritorious Services of the said William Penn, and of the Losses which his Family have sustained in consequence of the unhappy Dissensions in America." "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." "An Act for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain in Scotland, in respect to the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty." "An Act to enable His Majesty to settle a certain Annuity on the Reverend Francis Willis, Doctor of Physic." "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah la Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica; in the Port of Saint George, in the Island of Grenada; in the Port of Roseau, in the Island of Dominica; and in the Port of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions;" and for regulating the Duties on the Importation of Goods and Commodities, the Growth and Production of the Countries bordering on the Province of Quebec." "An Act to exempt Goods and Chattels imported from the Settlement of Yucatan, in South America, and sold by Auction in Great Britain, from the Duty imposed on such Sales, and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Goods exported to Yucatan." "An Act for permitting the Importation of Cashew Gum from His Majesty's West India Islands, upon Payment of the like Duty as is paid upon the Importation of Gum Arabic or Gum Senega." "An Act for encouraging new Settlers in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America." "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time several Acts of Parliament for regulating the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa." "An Act for enabling His Majesty to authorize His Governor or Lieutenant Governor of such Places beyond the Seas, to which Felons or other Offenders may be transported, to remit the Sentences of such Offenders." "An Act for discontinuing the Judgement which has been required by Law to be given against Women convicted of certain Crimes, and substituting another Judgement in lieu thereof." "An Act to empower Justices and other Persons to visit Parish Workhouses or Poor Houses, and examine and certify the State and Condition of the Poor therein to the Quarter Sessions." "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." "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." "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of and in certain Hereditaments, heretofore the Estate of Sir Roger Strickland Knight, deceased, in Catterick and Tunstall, in the County of York, and for vesting the same in the several Persons entitled to the said Hereditaments; and for extinguishing and destroying a certain Term of One hundred Years, for which the said Hereditaments were limited in Trust for his late Majesty King George the First, his Heirs and Successors." "An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, his Heirs and Assigns, to make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers, and other Erections, and to establish a Market with proper Roads and Avenues thereto respectively, within the Manor or Lordship of Hubberstone and Pill, in the County of Pembroke." "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." "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 Navigation." "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." "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire 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." "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." "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex." "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." "An Act to alter, explain, amend, and render more effectual several Acts made for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster and Parts adjacent, and for putting certain Streets therein mentioned, commonly called Optional Streets, under the Management of Parochial Committees, subject to the Controul of the Commissioners appointed by or in pursuance of the said several Acts, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments in the said Streets and other Places, and for other Purposes." "An Act for vesting the Estate and Property of the Trustees of Westminster Fish Market in the Marine Society, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for discontinuing the Powers of the said Trustees." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Stirling and Dumbarton." "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Denbigh, to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Afon Wen, to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint." "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 Lyne, 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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the 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." "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 Not tingham 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." "An Act for the 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." "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." "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." "An Act for exchanging the Settled Estate of the Reverend John Templer, in the County of Kent, for another Estate of greater Value in the County of Devon, to be settled in lieu thereof." "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." "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the Settled Estates of Thomas Estcourt Esquire, in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts, in Trustees to be sold and exchanged, and for laying out Part of the Money arising by Sale in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses; and for applying the Residue in Discharge of Incumbrances." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, in the County of Sussex, in him the said Duke in Fee; and for settling other Estates of the said Duke in the same County, of equal or greater Value, in lieu thereof." "An Act for vesting the Manor of Fisherton Delamere, otherwise Fisherton Delamore, and other Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Charles formerly Duke of Bolton, with the Appurtenances in Trustees discharged of the Uses and Trusts of the said Will, for the Purpose of more effectually carrying into Execution certain Decrees or Decretal Orders of the Court of Chancery, for the Sale of the said Estates." "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 Monmoúth, 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." "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Richard Hatchett Esquire, and Katharine his Wife, in the County of Chester, and Part of their Settled Estates in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Bowbrickhill and Hamlet of Fenny Stratford, in the County of Buckingham." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York." "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." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Francoise Antoinette de Luc." "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto: Yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without our Royal Assent given, and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts: Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most dear and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brothers and faithful Counsellors William Duke of Gloucester, Henry Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Arch bishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Henry Earl Bathurst; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords, and the Commons of Our Parliament, thereto be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will that after this Our Royal Assent given, and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Ninth Day of June, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission, which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled; that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

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

1. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

2. "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties, during the late unhappy Dissensions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government; for making Compensation to Persons who furnished Provisions, or other necessary Articles to the Army or Navy in America during the War, or whose Property was used, seized, or destroyed, for the carrying on the Public Service there; and also, for making Compensation to such Persons as have suffered in their Properties, in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

3. "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of the Heirs and Descendants of William Penn Esquire, the original Proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in Consideration of the meritorious Services of the said William Penn, and of the Losses which his Family have sustained in consequence of the unhappy Dissensions in America."

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

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

5. "An Act for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain in Scotland, in respect to the Duties imposed by an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

6. "An Act to enable His Majesty to settle a certain Annuity on the Reverend Francis Willis, Doctor of Physic."

7. "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah la Mar; Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica; in the Port of Saint George, in the Island of Grenada; in the Port of Roseau, in the Island of Dominica; and in the Port of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, One of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions;" and for regulating the Duties on the Importation of Goods and Commodities, the Growth and Production of the Countries bordering on the Province of Quebec."

8. "An Act to exempt Goods and Chattels, imported from the Settlement of Yucatan, in South America, and sold by Auction in Great Britain, from the Duty imposed on such Sales, and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Goods exported to Yucatan."

9. "An Act for permitting the Importation of Cashew Gum from His Majesty's West India Islands, upon Payment of the like Duty as is paid upon the Importation of Gum Arabic or Gum Senega."

10. "An Act for encouraging new Settlers in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America."

11. "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament for regulating the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

12. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to authorize His Governor, or Lieutenant Governor of such Places beyond the Seas, to which Felons or other Offenders may be transported, to remit the Sentences of such Offenders."

13. "An Act for discontinuing the Judgement which has been required by Law to be given against Women convicted of certain Crimes, and substituting another Judgement in lieu thereof."

14. "An Act to empower Justices and other Persons to visit Parish Workhouses or Poor Houses, and examine and certify the State and Condition of the Poor therein to the Quarter Sessions."

15. "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."

16. "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."

17. "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of and in certain Hereditaments, heretofore the Estate of Sir Roger Strickland Knight, deceased, in Catterick and Tunstall, in the County of York, and for vesting the same in the several Persons entitled to the said Hereditaments; and for extinguishing and destroying a certain Term of One hundred Years, for which the said Hereditaments were limited in Trust for His late Majesty King George the First, His Heirs and Successors."

18. "An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, his Heirs and Assigns, to make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers, and other Erections, and to establish a Market with proper Roads and Avenues thereto respectively, within the Manor or Lordship of Hubberstone and Pill, in the County of Pembroke."

19. "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."

20. "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."

21. "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."

22. "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire 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."

23. "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."

24. "An Act for paving and otherwise improving the City and Township of Peterborough."

25. "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."

26. "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."

27. "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."

28. "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."

29. "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex."

30. "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."

31. "An Act to alter, explain, amend, and render more effectual, several Acts made for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, and for putting certain Streets therein mentioned, commonly called Optional Streets, under the Management of Parochial Committees, subject to the Controul of the Commissioners appointed by, or in pursuance of the said several Acts; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, in the said Streets and other Places, and for other Purposes."

32. "An Act for vesting the Estate and Property of the Trustees of Westminster Fish Market in the Marine Society, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for discontinuing the Powers of the said Trustees."

33. "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."

34. "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."

35. "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."

36. "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."

37. "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."

38. "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."

39. "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."

40. "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."

41. "An Act for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Stirling and Dumbarton."

42. "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Denbigh, to the Turnpike Road between Northop and Holywell, and from Afton Wen, to the Town of Mold, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint."

43. "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."

44. "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."

45. "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."

46. "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."

47. "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts, for repairing the Road from the Town of Hitchin, through Shefford, to the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

48. "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."

49. "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."

50. "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."

51. "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."

52. "An Act for exchanging the settled Estate of the Reverend John Templer, in the County of Kent, for another Estate of greater Value, in the County of Devon, to be settled in lieu thereof."

53. "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."

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

55. "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."

56. "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."

57. "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, in the County of Sussex, in him the said Duke, in Fee, and for settling other Estates of the said Duke in the same County, of equal or greater Value, in lieu thereof."

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

59. "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."

60. "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Richard Hatchett Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, in the County of Chester, and Part of their settled Estates in the County of Salop, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

61. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Bowbrickhill, and Hamlet of Fenny Stratford, in the County of Buckingham."

62. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester."

63. "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."

64. "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."

65. "An Act for dividing and enclosing Tickton Carr or Common, in the County of York."

66. "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."

67. "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."

68. "An Act for naturalizing Francoise Antoinette De Luc."

69. "An Act for naturalizing August Leberecht Schonberg."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Seager's Petition to be discharged out of Custody:

Upon reading the Petition of William Seager; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having justly incurred the Displeasure of this House, by his offensive and riotous Behaviour, and by assaulting, beating, and ill treating the Marshalman attending his Duty at the Doors thereof; the Petitioner is heartily sorry for having so done, and most humbly intreats their Lordships, that in Consideration of his Situation as a Servant, his longer Consinement will be the means of the future loss of his Service;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That in regard thereof, and his sincere Contrition, he may be discharged from his present Consinement:"

To be brought to the Bar.

It is Ordered, That the said William Seager be brought to the Bar of this House.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tontine Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for converting certain Annuities, to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship in Classes, established by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, into certain Annuities for an absolute Term of Years, and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to nominate Lives for the Shares so converted."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corn Act continuing Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, certain Provisions contained in an Act made in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution certain Orders of Council respecting the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, and also certain Orders issued by the Governor General of His Majesty's Colonies in America; and for preventing Suits in consequence of the same, and for making further Provisions relative thereto, relating to the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain, and to authorize His Majesty to permit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, and to prohibit the Importation thereof on the low Duties."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wine and Spirit Licences Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Licences for retailing Wine and Sweets, and upon Licences for retailing distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rape Seed, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty on the Importation from any of the Provinces in North America, of Rape Seed, and all other Seeds used for extracting Oil; and for allowing the Importation from the said Provinces of Rape Cakes, or Cakes made of Rape Seed used for Manure, Duty free."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Revenue Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, belonging to the Crown; and to sell or alienate Fee Farm, and other unimproveable Rents."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Seizures Charges Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs to defray Charges on Seizures, out of His Majesty's Share of Seizures in general."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

County Elections Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, touching the Election for Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stage Coaches Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter, explain, and amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches, or other Carriages, and for regulating the Conduct of the Drivers and Guards thereof."

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 Nine preceding Bills.

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

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

Tobacco Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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 Monday 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."

Mr. Fox was then heard to sum up the rest of the Evidence upon the 6th, 7th, and 14th Article of Charge.

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 the First Tuesday in the next Session of Parliament, at Ten of the Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Bray against Doe, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the Hearing of Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Thomas Bray is Plaintiff, and John Doe is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement of the Court of King's Bench for the said Defendant:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Seager discharged out of Custody.

The House being informed, "That William Seager was attending (according to Order):"

He was brought to the Bar, where he on his Knees receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor, was ordered to be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

And then he was taken from the Bar.

Chandos Peerage, Witnesses examined.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel upon the Petition of the Reverend Edward Tymewell Bridges, Clerk, claiming the Title and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, at the Bar of the House, for the Purpose only of examining Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Thomas Waldron, upon the said Claim, for the Preservation of their Testimony thereon:

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And Mr. Solicitor General for the Claimant, acquainted the House, "That the Point to which he wished to examine the said Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Thomas Waldron was to prove, "That John Bridges Esquire, of the Mythe, in Tewkesbury, as described in the Claimant's Pedigree died without Issue."

Accordingly, Mrs. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Widow, was called in, and being sworn, was examined as follows:

Q. "What Age are you?"

A. "Seventy-eight."

Q. "Did you know Mr. John Bridges of the Mythe?"

A. "Yes."

Q. "At what Time of your Life did you first know him?"

A. "I have known him as long as I can remember any Thing, from my Infancy to the Day of his Death."

Q. "Did you live with him in the Family?"

A. "Yes, in the House. He died in the Year 1731."

Q. "Did you marry into any Part of his Family?"

A. "I married the Nephew of his first Wife."

Q. "What was his Name?"

A. "Richard Buckle."

Q. "Was that Marriage had with the Approbation of Mr. John Bridges?"

A. "By his desire. Mr. Buckle lived in the Family after my Marriage, and before my Marriage."

Q. "Had Mr. John Bridges any Children?"

A. "Never any that I know. He had Two Wives, but no Children by either."

Q. "Did you know of any of his Brothers?"

A. "None in my Time; they were dead before I can remember."

Q. "Did you ever hear of any Nephews he had?"

A. "No, none but by the Sisters, and they are all dead."

Q. "What became of the Fortune of Mr. John Bridges of the Mythe after his Death, of his Real Estate."

A. "He left it to my Husband and me, the Executors and Executrix of his Will, and to the longer Liver of us."

Q. "Has the Property been in your Enjoyment?"

A. "Yes, ever since."

Q. "And you have got it?"

A. "Yes, I have the Land."

Q. "What was the Name of the House where he lived?"

A. "The Mythe near Tewkesbury."

Then several Papers were shewn to the Witness; and Mr. Solicitor General said to the Witness,

"Cast your Eye on these Papers."

The Witness said,

"These are the Dates of Letters, I have seen them."

Q. "Did you mark them, when you found them?"

A. "Yes, after Mr. Bridges' Death in 1731, and I have kept them in my Possession ever since."

Q. "How do you know the Papers again?"

A. "I know them extremely well."

Q. "All these Papers you found in the Possession of Mr. Bridges of the Mythe?"

A. "Yes, a Hundred of them."

Then a Paper marked A. was shewn to the Witness, and she was desired to look at it.

The Witness said, "I know this Paper, the Hand Writing is one Parsons, a Gentleman who did Business for him, I have seen him write, he was his Attorney; I am sure it is his Hand Writing."

Q. "Was Mr. Parsons in the Habit of Writing his Letters?"

A. "He generally did."

Q. "What was the Reason that Mr. Parsons was usually employed in Writing the Letters of Mr. John Bridges of the Mythe?"

A. "He was very infirm and not well for several Years together, and Mr. Parsons used to be there, and he used to say to him, write such and such Letters."

Q. "How do you know that he was employed in any Thing else?"

A. "He was employed in making Leases."

Q. "Did he ever write any other Letters for him?"

A. "Hundreds I suppose."

Q. "I observe by the Top of this Paper, that there appears some Part of it cut off, and unless my Eye deceives me, it has been cut off lately?"

A. "I cut it off myself."

Q. "When?"

A. "Two or Three Days before I set out for London."

Q. "What became of the Part you cut off?"

A. "I believe I threw it into the Fire. It was nothing concerning Mr. Bridges' Business."

Q. "What was the Substance of it?"

A. "A Solicitation to the Duke to get Mr. Matthews into some Office or Place."

Q. "When was you told to bring these Papers up?"

A. "I was not told to do so, but put them into my Pocket, because I thought they would be of Use."

Q. "How came you to cut them?"

A. "There was so much of them, I could not put them into my Pocket Book."

Q. "How much did you cut off?"

A. "About a Sheet of Paper."

Q. "How many did you bring up in your Pocket Book?"

A. "Four or Five Letters."

Q. "Whether you had communicated to the Claimant, or any Body concerned for him, the Fact of your having these Letters?"

A. "Not before I told them."

Q. "But before you came to Town, they did know you had them?"

A. "Yes, they knew I had Papers, but not this particular Letter, they were never seen by any Body, but since I came to Town."

Then the Papers were delivered in, and read by the Clerk, and are as follow:

"Yor Honr does me a very great Favour & Honr to ranke me & my Family in the Genealogy of Yor Lp~p~s; it has alwayes been in esteem with me, that I am a Descendant from Yor Lp~p~s Ancestor, but much the more for that, I have soe often received the Honr of beinge admitted a Relac~on by the greatest Lord of that Honb~le Family even at this Day. My Father Charles was younger Brother to Yor Hones Grandfather. My Father had 3 Sonns and one Daughter, (viz.) Charles, John, Giles, and Anne; Charles dyed at Constantinople, (attending Yor Hones Father there); I marryed (for my first Wife) Eleanor, the Daughter of William Buckle Esq. she dyed many Years agoe, and about 7 Years since I marryed Elizabeth Daughter of Edward Michell Esq. but never had any Child by either. My Brother Giles dyed a Batchelor; my Sister Anne married first with one Mr. Thomas Neast; by whome she had noe Child. Mr. Neast dyeinge, she after married with Wm. Higford Esq. but she has been severall Years dead, and Mr. Higford has since had 2 other Wives. If I have but in explaininge myselfe ay knew my Mistakes that it may by,

Yor Hones obedient and faithfull Servant,

"J. B."

"Dear Cozen,

"Oct. 16th, 1718.

I have received ye Favour of yours in Behalf of Mr. Matthews, whom I shall be very glad to be able to serve as long as he is recommended by one for whom I have so true an Esteem: That no Time might be lost in compassing a Matter, wch you wish so much, I was this Afternoon with Mr. Townsend, ye Commissioner of ye Excise, and he hath very oblidgingly given me his Word, that he will provide for him: He tells me, he is not yet out of ye Leather Business, nor doth he know whether 'twill be his Fate to be one of the Reduct' or not; but let that happen as it will, you may be assured, he will not be long out of Business. I shall be very glad at all Times to receive your Commands, and think myself fortunate when I can meet with ye like Success, in executing them.

I must now mention another Affair to you, wch I shall be glad if you can give me any Light into. I am making out a Genealogy of our Family (to wch you after my Two Sons, and Dr Brydges and his Son, are the next Heir, and upon this Occasion I cannot forbear acquainting you, I have taken care, if ever that Day should happen, the Honr shall not descend to you so bare as it did to my Father), and desire you will furnish me with what Materials you have, relating to that Part of it wch setled in Gloucestersh'; and as I bring it down to the present Time, pray be so kind as to favr me with the Acct of your first and present Lady, I am ignorant likewise, whether you have or have had any Children; in a Matter of this Nature, ye more exact one is in Particulars ye better ye Work is performed. You'l pardon this Trouble, and believe me to be most sincerely,

"Sr,
Your very affect' Kinsman, and
Most humble Servant,
Carnarvon."

"Dear Cozen,

Apr. 28th, 1719.

I should be very unworthy ye Friendship you make me so oblidging an Offer of in yours of ye 18th, (which I received but last Post) if I omitted returning you by this first Opportunity my most humble Thanks for it; and to assure you, you have gained very absolutely in me a Servant, whom you may upon all Occations command. I have not heard any Thing of the News you acquaint me with, relating to the Chancellor of the Dutchy, and am of Opinion ye Discourse of his being made a Peer, arises more from ye Sense ye World hath of his Merits, than from any Intention there is of rewarding them in that Manner before next Sessions; if it should fall out otherwys, I'l take ye Liberty to give you as early Notice of it as I can. I am very glad ye Service I did Mr. Matthews hath proved to your Satisfaction as well as his Benefit. You may depend upon it, that ye Interest of your Friends will alwaies be readily espoused by me. I have a Quantity of very good French Claret coming over, pray let me know how I shall send you down an Hogshead of it.

His Majesty having been pleased to advance me to an higher Degree of Honr in ye Peerage, I must subscribe myself by a different Title to what I did in ye last I wrote you, but 'tis such an One, as I believe you will not dislike, it being our old Family Title.

"I am, Sir,
Your most affect' Kinsman,
and faithfull humble Servant,
Chandos.

The Gentleman who conveyed me your last Letter, is one I am perfectly well acquainted with, and with whom I have had a Friendship of many Years standing; I believe he deserves ye Character you give him, and shall very gladly do him at any Time what Service lies in my Pow'r."

"Dear Cozen,

"Jul. 19: 1721.

"'Tother Day ye Earl of Essex show'd me a Roll drawn up for Subscriptions for a Plate to be run for at Tewksbury, and upon sight of your Name, I very readily joyn'd mine, being proud to follow so good an Example; I was also not a little pleased to see you wrote your Name Bruges, which is ye true and ancient Name of ye Family, and as you have begun it, I'l pursue it, and my Sons shall continue to spell theirs in ye same Manner. I heartily wish you all Health and Happiness, and that you may enjoy at your Horse Race all the Diversion and Satisfaction you propose from it. I hope to have ye Favr of seeing you at Glocester this Summer in my Way to Herefordsh.

"I am,
Dear Sir,
Your most affect' Kinsman,
and faithfull Servant,
Chandos."

"Coz. Bruges."

Then the Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Waldron was called in, and being sworn, was examined as follows:

Q. "How old are you?"

A. "More than Eighty-two."

Q. "Did you know Mr. John Bridges of Tewkesbury?"

A. "Yes, as well as I knew any One at that Time."

Q. "Have you lived in Tewkesbury all your Time?"

A. "I was born in Tewkesbury, and never lived out of it Six Weeks at one Time since I was born."

Q. "What was the Name of Mr. John Bridges' House?"

A. "The Mythe, in the Parish of Tewkesbury."

Q. "Do you recollect when Mr. John Bridges died?"

A. "In the Spring of the Year 1731."

Q. "Had he any Children that you know of?"

A. "I never heard that he had any Child, Son or Daughter."

Q. "Do you know Mrs. Elizabeth Dowdeswell?"

A. "Very well."

Q. "Was she related to Mr. John Bridges of the Mythe?"

A. "No, her Father was intimate with Mr. Bridges, and her Mother and Father both died, when she was a Child, and her Father appointed Mr. Bridges her Guardian."

Q. "Did she live with Mr. Bridges after her Father's Death?"

A. "Yes."

Q. "Do you know whether Mr. John Bridges had Brothers and Sisters?"

A. "He had one Brother, Gyles, who died before I knew him."

Q. "Did Mrs. Dowdeswell marry any Body related to Mr. John Bridges?"

A. "Mr. Bridges' first Wife was Justice Buckle's Daughter, of Chacely, and the Justice had one Son, who was brought up to the Law, who was his eldest, his youngest Son was Richard."

Q. "Who did Mrs. Dowdeswell marry?"

A. "Mr. Richard Buckle."

Q. "He was the Nephew of Mr. John Bridges' first Wife?"

A. "He was."

Q. "Did they live with Mr. John Bridges after that Marriage?"

A. "Mr. Bridges died a few Days after they married, in a very few Days, not more than a Week."

Q. "Had he any Real Estate?"

A. "Yes, the Mythe Estate."

Q. "What became of the Property after his Death?"

A. "The second Wife had a Jointure out of his Real Estate, but the Personal Estate was Mr. Buckle's."

Q. "You say you don't know of any Brothers, do you know of any Nephews of Mr. John Bridges?"

A. "I never heard of any."

Q. "Do you know where Mr. John Bridges was buried?"

A. "In the Chancel of Tewkesbury Church."

Q. "Had he any Sisters?"

A. "One, who was married to Thomas Neast."

Q. "You do not know the Sister?"

A. "I do not personally know her."

Q. "You was Twenty Years old when Mr. John Bridges died?"

A. "More."

Q. "What became of the Mythe Estate after the Death of Mr. Bridges' Second Wife?"

A. "It was then Mr. Buckle's."

Q. "By whom has it been enjoyed since that Time?"

A. "By Mr. and Mrs. Buckle."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Perkins et al. against Doe, Defendant's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari:

Upon reading the Petition of John Doe, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Perkins and others are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the Petitioner brought his Ejectment in the Court of King's Bench by Original against the Plaintiffs in Error, together with John Nash and Joseph Mander, upon the several Demises of John Barker Church and John Philipps Esquires, for the Recovery of the Premises in the Declaration in Ejectment mentioned, and the general Issue having been pleaded in the Cause, came on to be tried at the last Lent Assizes for the County of Buckingham, and a Verdict was given for the Defendant in Error against the said several Plaintiffs in Error, upon which Judgement was signed on the 27th Day of April last, and a Writ of Error brought the same Day by the said Plaintiffs in Error: That on the 20th Day of May last, the Plaintiffs assigned general Errors, and the Cause has been set down for Argument before their Lordships: That the Associate having made a Mistake in drawing up the Postea, the same hath been duly amended by the Judges Notes who tried the Cause; and the Record having been likewise duly amended, and there being no Error now apparent upon the Face of the said Record, and the said Writ of Error if proceeded in, being merely for Delay, and a Copy of the intended Amendments which have been accordingly made, having been delivered to the Plaintiffs in Error, on the 28th Day of May last, and in regard general Errors have been already assigned by the Plaintiffs;" the Petitioner therefore prays, "That a Writ of Certiorari may issue returnable Instanter to bring up the said amended Record before their Lordships, and that a short Bye-Day may be appointed to argue the Plaintiffs Errors:"

Counter Petition.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Thomas Perkins and others, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Doe is Defendant; setting forth, "That the Petitioners Agent was this Day, while the House was sitting, served with a Notice that the Defendant in Error would petition the House, that a Writ of Certiorari at the Instance of the said Defendant might issue returnable Instanter, to bring up the amended Record, and that the Plaintiff in Error should forthwith assign Errors, and that a short Bye-Day might be appointed to argue the same: That the Petitioners Yesterday obtained a Rule of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, for the Defendant in Error to shew Cause on Thursday next, why a new Trial should not be granted between the Parties, and the said Court by the said Rule did direct, that all further Proceedings should be stayed in the mean Time;" and therefore praying, "That such Certiorari may not be granted, or that if their Lordships should be pleased so to do, that then the Petitioners may have a reasonable Time to advise on such new Record, and assign new Errors, if any; and also, that they may be heard by their Counsel in support of this Petition:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10o Junii 1790.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Bray against Doe, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Writ of Error, wherein Thomas Bray is Plaintiff, and John Doe Defendant:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

The following Order and Judgement was made:

"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 12th Day of May 1790, wherein Thomas Bray is Plaintiff, and John Doe Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement of the Court of King's Bench for the said Defendant; and Counsel having been heard Yesterday to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error, and due Consideration had this Day 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; (videlicet)

"On which Day before the said Lord the King and Peers in the same Court of Parliament now here at Westminster, in the said County of Middlesex, assembled, come as well the said Thomas Bray, as the said John Doe, in their proper Persons: Whereupon all and singular the Premises having been seen, and by the said Court of Parliament now here fully understood, as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgement thereupon given, as also the said Causes and Matters by the said Thomas Bray above assigned for Error, being diligently examined and inspected, 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 and Proceedings aforesaid, or in giving 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 Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said Thomas Bray in anywise notwithstanding: And thereupon the aforesaid Record, and also the Proceedings aforesaid, had in the said Court of Parliament, are here sent back to the Court of our said Lord the King Himself, wheresoever He shall be in England, to the End Execution may be done thereupon."

Tobacco Duty Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

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

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

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

African Company's Accounts delivered.

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

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

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

No. 1. "State and Condition of Accra Fort, dated 27th February 1790."

2. "State and Condition of Tantumquerry Fort, the 22d of February 1790."

3. "State and Condition of Winnebah Fort, dated the 23d of February 1790."

4. "State and Condition of Whydah Fort, dated the 28th February 1790."

5. "State and Condition of Apolonia Fort, the 3d February 1790."

6. "State and Condition of Commenda Fort, dated the 8th February 1790."

7. "State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, dated the 5th February 1790."

8. "State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, 1790."

And then he withdrew.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to Robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery."

2. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

3. "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Licences for retailing Wine and Sweets, and upon Licences for retailing distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

4. "An Act for laying a Duty on the Importation from any of the Provinces in North America of Rape Seed, and all other Seeds used for extracting Oil; and for allowing the Importation from the said Provinces, of Rape Cakes, or Cakes made of Rape Seed, used for Manure, Duty free."

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

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

5. "An Act for converting certain Annuities, to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship in Classes, established by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, into certain Annuities, for an absolute Term of Years, and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to nominate Lives for the Shares so converted."

6. "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."

7. "An Act to continue for a limited Time certain Provisions contained in an Act made in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution certain Orders of Council respecting the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain; and also, certain Orders issued by the Governor General of His Majesty's Colonies in America, and for preventing Suits in consequence of the same; and for making further Provisions relative thereto, relating to the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain; and to authorize His Majesty to permit the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, and to prohibit the Importation thereof on the Low Duties."

8. "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the State and Condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues belonging to the Crown, and to sell or alienate Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents."

9. "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, touching the Election for Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called England."

10. "An Act to alter, explain, and amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages," and for regulating the Conduct of the Drivers and Guards thereof."

11. "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs to defray Charges on Seizures out of His Majesty's Share of Seizures in general."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

12. "An Act for the Partition of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Skendleby and other Parishes, in the County of Lincoln, in which Sir Peter Burrell Baronet, in Right of the Right Honourable Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and the Reverend Edward Brackenbury, have now undivided Moieties or Half Parts."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows;

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

"The necessary Public Business being now concluded, I think it right to put an End to this Session of Parliament.

"I have not hitherto received the Answer of the Court of Spain to the Representation which I have directed to be made at that Court, in Support of the Dignity of My Crown and of the Interests of My People. I continue to entertain the strongest Desire for the Maintenance of Peace on just and honourable Grounds; but, under the present Circumstances, I feel it indispensably necessary to proceed with Expedition and Vigour in those Preparations, the Objects of which have already received your unanimous Concurrence.

"The Assurances and Conduct of My Allies, on this interesting Occasion, have manifested in the most satisfactory Manner their Determination to fulfil the Engagements of the existing Treaties; and I trust, that our mutual good Understanding and Concert will be productive of the happiest Effects in the present Conjuncture of Affairs in Europe.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I return you My particular Thanks for the Readiness with which you granted the Supplies for the current Service, and for your Unanimity and Dispatch in enabling me to take those Measures which the present Crisis has rendered necessary."

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"As I think it may be of material Convenience that the Election of a new Parliament should take place without Delay, it is My Intention forthwith to give Directions for dissolving the present, and for calling a new Parliament. But in signifying to you this Intention, I cannot omit to assure you of the deep and grateful Sense which I must ever entertain of that affectionate and unshaken Loyalty, that uniform and zealous Regard for the true Principles of our invaluable Constitution, and that unremitting Attention to the Happiness and Prosperity of My People, which have invariably directed all your Proceedings.

"The rapid Encrease of our Manufactures, Commerce, and Navigation, the additional Protection and Security afforded to the distant Possessions of the Empire, the Provisions for the good Government of India, the Improvement of the Public Revenue, and the Establishment of a permanent System for the gradual Reduction of the National Debt, have furnished the best Proofs of your Resolution in encountering the Difficulties with which you had to contend, and of your Steadiness and Perseverance in those Measures which were best adapted to promote the essential and lasting Interests of My Dominions.

"The Loyalty and Public Spirit, the Industry and Enterprize of My Subjects, have seconded your Exertions; on their Sense of the Advantages which they at present experience, as well as on their uniform and affectionate Attachment to My Person and Government, I rely for a Continuance of that Harmony and Confidence, the happy Effects of which have so manifestly appeared during the present Parliament, and which must at all Times afford the surest Means of meeting the Exigencies of War, or of cultivating with increasing Benefit the Blessings of Peace."

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Third Day of August next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Third Day of August next."

Die Mercurii, 25o Januarii 1809.

Hitherto examined by us,

Napier.
Walsingham.
Arden.

END OF VOL. XXXVIII.