House of Lords Journal Volume 39
May 1791 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: May 1791 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 180-198. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116901 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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May 1791 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

V. Hereford takes the Oaths.

This Day George Viscount Hereford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Sir J. Henderson against Henderson:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Henderson, of Fordel, Baronet, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 21st of January and 1st of June 1790, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 2d of July 1790; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet; as also upon the Answer of Robert Bruce Henderson Esquire, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:"

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the City of Worcester, in Common Council convened:

Birmingham Canal Bill, Petitions in Support of.

Also, upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of Merchant Venturers in the City of Bristol:

And also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, of or belonging to the City of Bristol, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and severally praying, That the said Bill may be passed into a Law:"

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

Beaumont Peerage, E. Abingdon's Petition against Claim of:

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Willoughby Earl of Abingdon; setting forth, "That Thomas Stapleton of Carleton, in the County of York, Esquire, having preferred a Petition to His Majesty, claiming the ancient Barony of Beaumont, and His Majesty having been graciously pleased to refer the Matter of the said Petition to Their Lordships, who have referred the same to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges, the same now stands for Hearing on Thursday the 12th Day of this instant May: That on the Death of William Viscount and Baron Beaumont, in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, the said ancient Barony of Beaumont became in Abeyance between Joan and Frideswide his two Nieces and Coheiresses: That the said Thomas Stapleton, by his Pedigree, states himself to be lineally descended from, and the Heir General, of the said Joan the Elder of the said Two Nieces and Coheiresses of the said William Viscount and Baron Beaumont: That the Petitioner is lineally descended from and is the Heir General of the said Frideswide, the Younger of the said Two Nieces and Coheiresses of the said William Viscount and Baron Beaumont: That the said Thomas Stapleton claims the said entire Barony of Beaumont, by reason that the younger Son of the said Frideswide, through whom the Petitioner derives his Title, was, as the said Thomas Stapleton alledges, attainted of High Treason, though he admits that the Son and Heir of the said alledged attainted Ancestor of the Petitioner was afterwards, by Act of Parliament, restored in Blood: That the Petitioner is advised that if his Ancestor were attainted of High Treason, yet that his Heir having been restored in Blood by Act of Parliament, the Petitioner's Title in the said Barony is in no wise affected by such Attainder, and he is desirous of being heard by Counsel against the Claim of the said Thomas Stapleton, to the said ancient Barony of Beaumont;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "For Leave to be heard by Counsel against the said Thomas Stapleton's Claim of the said ancient Barony of Beaumont:"

Committee deferred.

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Thomas Stapleton Esquire to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beaumont, stands referred, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Claim as desired, before the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Thomas Stapleton Esquire, to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beaumont, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Attorney General's Report thereunto annexed, is referred, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday the 18th Day of this instant May; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Chandos Peerage, Evidence to be printed:

Ordered, That the Evidence taken before the Committee for Privileges, to whom is referred the Petition of the Reverend Edward Tymewell Brydges, Clerk, to His Majesty, claiming the Title and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, be printed.

Claimant's Petition to produce further Evidence:

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Tymewell Brydges Clerk; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented his humble Petition to His Majesty, praying, That His Majesty would be graciously pleased to admit his Claim to the Honour and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, and that a Writ might issue to summon the Petitioner to Parliament by the said Title of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, His Majesty was graciously pleased to refer the said Petition to Mr. Attorney General to consider thereof, and report his Opinion what might be properly done therein: That Mr. Attorney General did accordingly make his Report thereon; and His Majesty was then graciously pleased to refer the Matter to the Consideration of Their Lordships: That the Petitioners claim came on to be heard in Their Lordships Committee of Privileges in the last Session of the last Parliament, and has been since further heard in the present Session of Parliament, and now stands adjourned for further Hearing on the 12th Day of May instant: That since the last Day on which the Petitioner's said Claim came on to be heard in Their Lordships' Committee of Privileges, the Petitioner has found some further written Evidence, which he is advised and conceives to be extremely material to be laid before Their Lordships' Committee of Privileges in Support of his said Claim, but in regard the same is not contained in the Appendix to the Case laid before Their Lordships by the Petitioner in Support of his Claim, the Petitioner is advised that he cannot print the said further Evidence and lay the same before Their Lordships without their special Permission for that Purpose;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to lay upon Their Table, by way of further Appendix to the Case already delivered, in the additional Matter of further Evidence in Support of the Petitioner's Claim, which has so come to the Petitioner's Knowledge since the said Claim came on to be last heard in Their Lordships' Committee of Privileges:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to lay upon Their Lordships' Table, by way of further Appendix to the Case already delivered in, the additional Matter of further Evidence in Support of the Petitioner's Claim, as desired.

Committee deferred.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom is referred the Petition of the Reverend Edward Tymewell Brydges, Clerk, to His Majesty, claiming the Title and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House; and the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereunto annexed, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 26th Day of this instant May.

Leicester Canal Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between the Loughborough Canal and the Town of Leicester; and for making and maintaining a Communication by Railways or Stone Roads, and Water Levels, from several Places and Mines to the said Loughborough Canal; and for continuing the same by passing along the said Canal to the said Navigable Communication, all in the County of Leicester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Surrey Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Common Gaol and Session House, with Accommodations thereto, for the County of Surrey; and for disposing of the present County Gaol, and the Ground thereto belonging," was committed.

Vinehall Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Tunrpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps's Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill, in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps's Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County, as relates to the said Roads from Sta ple Cross to the Turnpike Road near the said Windmill, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill aforesaid; and for enlarging the Term and Powers of the said Act, so far as relates to the rest of the said Roads," was committed.

Dormer's Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords. Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susanna Ann Treffry Dormer, and Jane Treffry Dormer, Infants, and to invest the Monies arising from the Leases to be granted on Fines, in the Purchase of Real Estates, to be settled to the subsisting Uses of the Estates so to be leased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Flimwell Vent Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of the Second and Twenty-second Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst Newenden and Northiam to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex; and for repairing and widening a Piece of Road communicating with one of the Roads comprised in the said Acts called Whitebread Lane," 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)

"P. 9. L. 1 and 2. Leave out from ("notwithstanding") to ("and") in Line 26."

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

Cecil's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire, with Emma Vernon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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 some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

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

Christleton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor and Township of Christleton, in the County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Norton in the Clay, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Handsworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Handsworth, in the County of Stafford."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 20th Day of this instant May, and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Saffron Walden Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
M. Salisbury.
M. Townsbend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Darlington.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Talbot.
E. Beaulieu.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Teynham.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Sherborne.
L. Dover.
L. Verulam.
L. Mulgrave.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

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

PRAYERS.

Game Certificates 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 an additional Duty on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edinburgh Gaol Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building and maintaining a Bridewell and Correction House, in and for the City and County of Edinburgh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wakefield Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church in the Town of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for providing a proper burial Ground, and making Provision for a Minister to officiate in the said Church;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ouze Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, between Newhaven Bridge and Lewes Bridge, in the County of Sussex; and for the better draining of the Low Lands lying in Lewes and Laughton Levels, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Turner's Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in James Turner, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Yellow Colour of his Invention, throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales and Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Holy Island Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain large open Tract of Land, within the Manor of Holy Island, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing the Right of Common upon the ancient Infield Lands within the said Island;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swindon Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Swindon to the Centre of Christian Malford Bridge, and from Calne to Lyneham Green, and from the Direction Post in Long Leaze Lane, near Lydiard Marsh, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Leicester Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between the Loughborough Canal and the Town of Leicester; and for making and maintaining a Communication by Railways or Stone Roads, and Water Levels, from several Places and Mines to the said Loughborough Canal, and for continuing the same, by passing along the said Canal to the said Navigable Communication, all in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative:

Vinehall Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps's Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps's Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County, as relates to the said Roads from Staple Cross to the Turnpike Road near the said Windmill, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill aforesaid; and for enlarging the Term and Powers of the said Act so far as relates to the rest of the said Roads."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Surrey Goal, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Common Gaol and Session House, with Accommodations thereto, for the County of Surrey, and for disposing of the present County Gaol, and the Ground thereto belonging."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Dormer's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susanna Ann Treffry Dormer and Jane Treffry Dormer, Infants, and to invest the Monies arising from the Leases to be granted on Fines, in the Purchase of real Estates, to be settled to the subsisting Uses of the Estates so to be leased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hopkinson against Gentil:

Upon reading the Petition of John Henry Gentil, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Jonathan Hopkinson is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff in Error hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by Their Lordships' Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Birmingham Canal Bill:

Ordered, That Richard Steward, of Bewdley in the County of Worcester, Waterman, John Ashmore, of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester, Carrier, and Josiah Clowes, of Middle Wyche in the County of Chester, Engineer, do attend this House on Friday the 20th Day of this instant May, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester."

Chippenham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Chippenham, in the County of Cambridge."

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

L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Walsingham.

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

Heanor and Codnor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds within the Lordships or Liberties of Heanor and Codnor, in the Parish of Heanor, in the County of Derby."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow, and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, brought in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber against the said Plaintiffs; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel for the Plaintiffs having been heard:

As also the First Counsel for the Defendant in Part:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

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 Lord Kenyon 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 to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation, to borrow a further Sum of Money to compleat the said Navigation." An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Manchester to or near Presto-lee Bridge, in the Township of Little Lever, and from thence by one Branch to or near the Town of Bolton, and by another Branch to or near the Town of Bury, and to Weddell Brook, in the Parish of Bury, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kington, in the County of Hereford, by or through Leominster, to join the River Severn near Stourport Bridge, in the County of Worcester." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between the Loughborough Canal and the Town of Leicester, and for making and maintaining a Communication by Railways or Stone Roads, and Water Levels from several Places and Mines to the said Loughborough Canal, and for continuing the same by passing along the said Canal to the said Navigable Communication, all in the County of Leicester." "An Act for repairing, paving, and cleansing the Highways, Streets, and Lanes, within the Town and Borough of Deal, in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein." "An Act for lighting, cleansing, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places within the Township of Stourbridge, in the Parish of Old Swinford, in the County of Worcester, and for removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein." "An Act for building a new Common Gaol and Session House, with Accommodations thereto, for the County of Surrey, and for disposing of the present County Gaol and the Ground thereto belonging." "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the Use of the said Parish." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act for opening a new Road from Milford, in the County of Pembroke, to Stainton, and for amending and widening the Road from the said new Road, through Stainton and Johnson to Merlin's Bridge, in the same County." "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Lewes to Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex." An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Alcester and Evesham Turnpike Road at the End of Wixford Lane, in the County of Warwick, to Chipping Camden, and from thence to Upton Old Lane, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act to continue and amend an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford, in the County of Devon, to Cherrybrook, in the Forest of Dartmoore, 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 Roads leading from Brighthelmston to the County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex." "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Fyfield, in the County of Berks, to Saint John's Bridge, in the County of Gloucester, and from an Inn called The Hind's Head, in the Parish of Kingston Bagpuze, in the said County of Berks, to that Part of Newbridge which stands in the said County of Berks." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three several Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fifth and Twentieth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset, and for repairing the Road from a Place called Long Cross Bottom to the Bruton Turnpike Road near Batcombe Church, in the said County, and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages within the said Town." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps's Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill, in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps's Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County, as relates to the said Roads from Staple Cross to the Turnpike Road near the said Windmill, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill aforesaid, and for enlarging the Term and Powers of the said Act, so far as relates to the rest of the said Roads." "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange agreed upon between His Grace the Archbishop of York, and William Markham Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said Archbishop, called Beckey Grange, in the Parish of Abberford, in the County of York, for certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said William Markham, situate at Langthorne and Crakehall, in the Parishes of Bedale and Hornby, or one of them in the said County." "An Act for vesting certain Estates late of or belonging to Thomas Staunton Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Buckingham, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom, in such Manner as therein is mentioned." "An Act to empower Nathaniel Webb Esquire, and others, to grant building and repairing Leases of certain Estates in the Parish of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Chadwich otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of The Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Birdham, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Birdham Common." An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of The Manhood Common in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Westwittering, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Westwittering Common; and also a certain Open Waste, or Common, called Cackham Green, in the same Parish." "An Act for draining and dividing a certain Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called King's Sedgmoor, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Eastwood, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Tarvin, in the County of Chester." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor and Township of Christleton, in the County of Chester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Norton-in-the-Clay, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Manor of Handsworth, in the County of Stafford." "An Act to enable Dame Jane Trafford, Widow and Relict of Sir Clement Trafford Knight, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Southwell, pursuant to the Will of Edward Southwell Esquire, deceased:" And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, 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 Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; James Duke of Montrose, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll 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 Thirteenth Day of May, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation to borrow a further Sum of Money, to complete the said Navigation."

2. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Manchester to or near Presto-lee Bridge, in the Township of Little Lever, and from thence by one Branch to or near the Town of Bolton, and by another Branch to or near the Town of Bury, and to Weddell Brook, in the Parish of Bury, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

3. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kington, in the County of Hereford, by or through Leominster, to join the River Severn near Stourport Bridge, in the County of Worcester."

4. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between the Loughborough Canal and the Town of Leicester, and for making and maintaining a Communication by Railways or Stone Roads, and Water Levels, from several Places and Mines to the said Loughborough Canal, and for continuing the same, by passing along the said Canal to the said Navigable Communication, all in the County of Leicester."

5. "An Act for repairing, paving, and cleansing the Highways, Streets and Lanes, within the Town and Borough of Deal, in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

6. "An Act for lighting, cleansing, and watching the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places, within the Township of Stourbridge, in the Parish of Old Swinford, in the County of Worcester, and for removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

7. "An Act for building a new Common Gaol and Session House, with Accommodations thereto, for the County of Surrey, and for disposing of the present County Gaol and the Ground thereto belonging."

8. "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the Use of the said Parish."

9. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Loes and Wilford, in the County of Suffolk."

10. "An Act for opening a new Road from Milford, in the County of Pembroke, to Stainton, and for amending and widening the Road from the said new Road through Stainton and Johnson to Merlin's Bridge, in the same County."

11. "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Lewes to Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex."

12. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Alcester and Evesham Turnpike Road at the End of Wixford Lane, in the County of Warwick, to Chipping Campden, and from thence to Upton Old Lane, in the County of Gloucester."

13. "An Act to continue and amend an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from the Exeter Turnpike at Reedy Gate, in the Parish of Dunsford, in the County of Devon, to Cherrybrook, in the Forest of Dartmoore, in the said County."

14. "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 Roads leading from Brighthelmston to the County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex."

15. "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks."

16. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Fyfield, in the County of Berks, to Saint John's Bridge, in the County of Gloucester, and from an Inn called The Hind's Head, in the Parish of Kingston Bagpuze, in the said County of Berks, to that Part of Newbridge which stands in the said County of Berks."

17. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three several Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Fifth and Twentieth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset, and for repairing the Road from a Place called Long Cross Bottom, to the Bruton Turnpike Road, near Batcombe Church, in the said County; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages within the said Town."

18. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps's Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps's Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County, as relates to the said Roads from Staple Cross to the Turnpike Road near the said Windmill, and from Staple Cross to Longley's Water Corn Mill aforesaid; and for enlarging the Term and Powers of the said Act, so far as relates to the rest of the said Roads."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

19. "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange agreed upon between His Grace the Archbishop of York and William Markham Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said Archbishop called Beckey Grange, in the Parish of Abberford, in the County of York, for certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said William Markham, situate at Langthorne and Crakehall, in the Parishes of Bedale and Hornby, or one of them, in the said County."

20. "An Act for vesting certain Estates, late of or belonging to Thomas Staunton Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Buckingham, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money to arise therefrom in such Manner as therein is mentioned."

21. "An Act to empower Nathaniel Webb Esquire and others to grant building and repairing Leases of certain Estates in the Parish of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

22. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Chadwich, otherwise Chadwick, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester."

23. "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Birdham, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Birdham Common."

24. "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Manhood Common, in the Hundred of Manhood, in the County of Sussex, which lies in the Parish of Westwittering, in the same County, commonly called or known by the Name of Westwittering Common; and also a certain open Waste or Common, called Cackham Green, in the same Parish."

25. "An Act for draining and dividing a certain Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called King's Sedgmoor, in the County of Somerset."

26. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Ground within the Parish of Eastwood, in the County of Nottingham."

27. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Tarvin, in the County of Chester."

28. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor and Township of Christleton, in the County of Chester."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Norton-in-the-Clay, in the North Riding of the County of York."

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Handsworth, in the County of Stafford."

31. "An Act to enable Dame Jane Trafford, Widow and Relict of Sir Clement Trafford Knight, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Southwell, pursuant to the Will of Edward Southwell Esquire, deceased."

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.

Scotch Game Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Murray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Time of killing Muir Fowl and Tarmagan, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ellesmere &c. Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes of Ellesmere, Middle Baschurch, and Hordley, and to the Chapelry or District of Hadnal, (otherwise Hadnal Ease,) in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chaddesden Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadow, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Chaddesden, in the Parish of Spondon, and County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Gedney Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
E. Exeter.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Glasgow.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
E. Digby.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Douglas of Douglas.

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

Holy Island Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain large Open Tract of Land within the Manor of Holy Island, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing the Right of Common upon the Ancient Infield Lands within the said Island."

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

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

King's Consent signified to it.

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

Turner's Patent Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, being Colourmen, Druggists, Painters, and other dealing in and working up Colours, within the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for vesting in James Turner, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Yellow Colour of his Invention, throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of of Wales, and Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for a limited Time;" and praying Their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, until the said Bill be read a Second Time; and that the Petitioners be then heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Game Certificate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game."

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.

Raybould for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of William Raybould, of the Parish of Saint-Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the Liberty of Westminster, and County of Middlesex, Coachfounder, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Joannah Pearsall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Cathcart presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Mr. William Raybould, with Joannah Pearsall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 30th Day of this Instant May, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said William Raybould may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Joannah Pearsall may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Swindon Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Swindon to the Centre of Cristian Malford Bridge, and from Calne to Lyneham Green, and from the Direction Post in Long Leaze Lane, near Lydiard Marsh, to Cricklade in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Edinburgh Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building and maintaining a Bridewell and Correction House in and for the City and County of Edinburgh."

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.

Cecil's Divorce 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 to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire, with Emma Vernon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Saffron Walden Church Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex," 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."

Bonapace's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

War in India, Motion for Papers respecting negatived:

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

It was moved, "That there be laid before this House, Copies or Extracts of such Letters transmitted to the Court of Directors of the East India Company, or to the Board of Controul, as give an Account of the Military Operations of the British Army and of our Allies against Tippoo Sultan, to the Date of the latest Advices."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon? It was resolved in the Negative.

Minute of Governor General of India, respecting his taking upon himself the Conduct of the War, &c. Ordered:

Then it was moved, "That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Copy of the Minute of the Governor General in Council, of Fort William in Bengal, dated 5th of November 1790, signifying his Intention to proceed to the Coast, in order to take upon himself the Conduct of the War, and also of the Minute of Messieurs Speke and Cowper, Two of the Members of the Council of Fort William in Bengal, dated 6th of November 1790, and also of the Sixtyfifth Paragraph of a Letter from the Governor General and Council, in their Political Department, to the Court of Directors, dated 21st November 1790; together with the Paper therein referred to, and intituled, "Powers delegated by the Board to the Right Honourable the Governor General, on his proceeding to the Coast."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Motion for further Information thereon, negatived.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, Copy or Extract of any Letter from the Board of Controul, Court of Directors, or any Committee of the said Court, conveying the Approbation or Disapprobation of Lord Cornwallis's Intention of proceeding to the Coast, and of the Powers delegated to the Right Honourable Governor General by the Council of Fort William, on his proceeding to the Coast."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Ds. Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dumfries.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day James Earl of Lonsdale, Edward Lord De Clifford, John Lord Monson, Thomas Lord Pelham, and Thomas Lord Foley, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Birmingham Canal Bill, Petition in Support of.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Colmore Esquire, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and praying Their Lordships, "That he may be heard by his Counsel in Support of the said Bill; and that the same may pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel in Support of the said Bill as desired, at the Second Reading thereof, on Friday next.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Stockton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Places, within the Manor and Parish of Stockton, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Curdworth Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath and Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Lordship of Curdworth and Minworth, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ravee's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

War in India, Minute of Governor General, &c. respecting, delivered.

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

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

"Copy of the Minute of the Governor General in Council, of Fort William in Bengal, dated 5th of November 1790, signifying his Intention to proceed to the Coast, in order to take upon himself the Conduct of the War; and also of the Minute of Messieurs Speke and Cowper, Two of the Members of the Council of Fort William in Bengal, dated 6th of November 1790, and also of the Sixty-fifth Paragraph of a Letter from the Governor General and Council, in their Political Department, to the Court of Directors, dated the 21st of November 1790, together with the Paper therein referred to, and intitled, "Powers delegated by the Board to the Right Honourable the Governor General, on his proceeding to the Coast."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Fane et Ux. for a Bill to take the Name of Cholmley:

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Hopkins Fane Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, eldest Daughter of Nathaniel Cholmley late of Howsham, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Petitioners, and the first and other Sons of the Petitioner the said Katherine Fane, to take and use the Surname of Cholmley only, and to bear the Arms of the Family of the Cholmleys of Whitby, and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of the said Nathaniel Cholmley:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Mulgrave presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Hopkins Fane Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, and the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Katherine, to take the Surname of Cholmley only, and to bear the Arms of the Family of the Cholmley's of Whitby and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Cholmley Esquire, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Game Certificate Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Certificates, issued with respect to the killing of Game:"

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

Impeachment of W. Hastings, Report respecting, considered:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report from the Lords Committees appointed to examine Precedents, relative to the State of the Impeachment against Warren Hastings Esquire, brought up from the Commons, and proceeded upon in the last Parliament, and for the Lords to be summoned:

Motion, that a Message be sent to H. C. that the House will proceed in the Trial:

It was moved, "That a Message be sent to the Commons, to acquaint them, That this House will proceed upon the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire."

Moved, "That the Order for Mr. Hastings to give Bail be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Amendment negatived:

Then it was moved to insert in the said Motion after the Word ("That") the following Words, ("the Judges do attend on Wednesday next, to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question;" (videlicet)

"Whether the Recognizances entered into by Warren Hastings Esquire, John Sullivan Esquire, and William Brightwell Sumner Esquire, on the 21st of May 1787, are still in Force?"

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the said Words shall be inserted?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "To agree to the said Motion as at first proposed."

And a Question being stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by adding at the End thereof the following Words ("on Monday next")

The same was agreed to.

Motion agreed to with an Amendment:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protest thereon:

1st. "Because I conceive the Question to be complicated, containing different Propositions as to the Judgement, the Process, and other Points, which ought to have been divided and stated singly and separately:

2dly. "Because the subject being of a Judicial Nature of great Magnitude, and which may ultimately affect, not only the Life, Liberty, and Property of every Peer in this House, but also of every Person in this Kingdom, I conceive it should not have been decided upon so hastily, but ought to have been solemnly argued Point by Point, with the Assistance of the Judges:

3dly. "Because this Resolution, as I conceive, indirectly sets aside the Law and Practice of Parliament in all Ages, relative to Impeachments being abated by Dissolution, without one Precedent to the contrary, except in the Cases which happened after the Order made on the 19th of March 1678–9, which Order was, as I conceive, unfounded in Precedent, and made, as it should seem, on the Spur of the Occasion; and which was reversed and annulled on the 22d May 1685; in pursuance of which last Order, consonant to the Law and Practice of Parliament, the Earl of Salisbury and the Earl of Peterborough were discharged on the 30th of October 1690:

4thly. "Because the Order of the 22d May 1685, stands now on the Journals unrepealed, and consequently, as I conceive, is in Force; and the acknowledged Law of the Land upon the Subject:

5thly. "Because this Court in its Judicial Character ought, as I conceive, to be governed like all other Courts of Law by Precedents and by its own Orders unrepealed, where any Precedents are established or Orders made, more especially when such Precedents are consonant to the Law of the Land, and to the Law and Usage of Parliament; that the Subjects of this Country may know with Precision and Certainty the Resolutions and Laws by which in this High Court of Judicature, from which there is no Appeal, their Lives, Liberties, and Property, are to be decided and disposed of:

6thly. "Because extending the Duration of this Impeachment from one Parliament to another after a Dissolution, even on the Ground of the Impeachment of the Earl of Oxford having been continued after a Prorogation, by the Resolution of this House of the 25th May 1717, is, as I conceive, to extend criminal Law by Inference and Analogy, which is contrary to the known and settled Rules of Justice:

7thly. "Because whatever Merit or De-merit this Resolution may contain, I neither claim the one nor am content that myself or my Posterity should share the other.

"Hawke."

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

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

To acquaint them, "That this House will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire on Monday next."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

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

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Sheffield's Estate Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Sir Charles Sheffield Baronet, deceased, and devised by his Will in strict Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates more contiguous to the Bulk of the Family Estate of the said Sir Charles Sheffield, in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Swindon Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Swindon to the Centre of Christian Malford Bridge, and from Calne to Lyneham Green, and from the Direction Post in Long Leaze Lane, near Lydiard Marsh, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Flimwell Vent Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of the Second and Twenty-second Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate, in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and for repairing and widening a Piece of Road communicating with one of the Roads comprized in the said Acts called Whitebread Lane."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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.

Bonapace's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Saffron Walden Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Fane to take the Name of Cholmley Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Hopkins Fane Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, and the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Katherine, to take the Surname of Cholmley only, and to bear the Arms of the Family of the Cholmleys of Whitby, and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Cholmley Esquire, deceased."

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

E. Glasgow. 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.

Ouze Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, between Newhaven Bridge and Lewes Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for the better draining of the Low Lands lying in Lewes and Laughton Levels, in the said County."

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

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

Ellesmere, &c. Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes of Ellesmere, Middle, Baschurch, and Hordley, and to the Chapelry or District of Hadnal (otherwise Hadnal Ease), in the County of Salop."

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

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

Chaddesden Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadow, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Chaddesden, in the Parish of Spondon, and County of Derby."

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

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

Game Certificates Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game."

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."

Beaumont Peerage, Committee deferred.

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

Ogden against Folliott in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein David Ogden Esquire is Plaintiff, and George Folliott Defendant, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Digby.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Hearing of Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the first Counsel for the Defendant having been fully heard:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Oyster Fisheries Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Shrewsbury Church Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Robert Cotton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Saint Chad, in the Town of Shrewsbury and County of Salop, and for providing a new Cemetery or Burial Ground, and making convenient Avenues and Passages to the said Church and Cemetery; and for raising a further Sum of Money for fully effecting the general Purposes in the said Act mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Birmingham Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Tradesmen, and other Inhabitants of Stourport, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and praying, "That they may be permitted to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof on Friday next; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Melton Mowbray Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Wreak and Eye, from the Junction of the said River Wreak with the intended Navigation from Loughborough to Leicester, at or near a certain Place called Turnwater Meadow, in the Lordship of Cossington, to Mill Close Homestead, in the Parish of Melton Mowbray, all in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Darley Moor Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Darley Moor, in the County of Derby, to Ellaston, in the County of Stafford, and from thence to the Turnpike Road between Leek and Ashborne, in the said Counties of Derby and Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nylands Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors or Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Nylands with Badcombe, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chichester Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for paving of the City of Chichester," and for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and Public Ways and Passages, within the Walls of the said City; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Stockton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Places within the Manor and Parish of Stockton, in the County of Warwick."

Curdworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Lordship of Curdworth and Minworth, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the County of Warwick."

Ravee's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee."

Wakefield Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church in the Town of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for providing a proper Burial Ground, and making Provision for a Minister to officiate in the said Church."

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

D. Norfolk.
E. Plymouth.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Digby.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Vernon.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Delaval.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Douglas.

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

Sir J. Sheffield's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Sir Charles Sheffield Baronet, deceased, and devised by his Will in strict Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Estates more contiguous to the Bulk of the Family Estate of the said Sir Charles Sheffield, in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Swindon Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from Swindon to the Centre of Christian Malford Bridge, and from Calne to Lyneham Green, and from the Direction Post in Long Leaze Lane, near Lydiard Marsh, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Game Certificates Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Cecil's Divorce 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 to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire, with Emma Vernon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Ouse Navigation Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, between Newhaven Bridge and Lewes Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for the better draining of the Low Lands lying in Lewes and Laughton Levels, in the said County," 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."

Holy Island Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain large Open Tract of Land, within the Manor of Holy Island, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing the Right of Common upon the ancient Infield Lands within the said Island," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Heanor and Codnor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Lordships or Liberties of Heanor and Codnor, in the Parish of Heanor, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Gedney Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney, and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Wilde's Charity Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Trustees of Wilde's Charity and Robert Sparrow Esquire, and Mary Bence Spinster, of certain Estates in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Fane to take the Name of Cholmley, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Hopkins Fane Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, and the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Katherine, to take the Surname of Cholmley only, and to bear the Arms of the Family of the Cholmleys of Whitby and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Cholmley Esquire, deceased," 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, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

National Debt, Account of Reduction of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Farhill, Secretary to the Commissioners appointed for the Reduction of the National Debt, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"The Accompt of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Glasgow.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Younger Branches of the Royal Family, Message from His Majesty respecting:

The Lord Grenville acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to Their Lordships;" and the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet)

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty finding that the additional Charges incurred on Account of the Establishment of the Younger Branches of His Royal Family cannot be defrayed out of the Monies applicable to the Purposes of His Majesty's Civil Government, is under the Necetssiy of desiring the Assistance of Parliament for this Purpose; and His Majesty, relying on the affectionate Attachment which He has always experienced from the House of Lords, doubts not of their Readiness to concur in making such Provision as the Circumstances may appear to them to require.

G. R."

And the same having been again read by the Clerk;

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His Majesty's Most Gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty, in the most dutiful Manner, of the hearty Zeal of this House to testify their earnest Desire to concur in making such Provision as the Circumstances may appear to require for defraying the additional Charges of the Establishment of the Younger Branches of His Royal Family.

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

Cecil's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Cathcart (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire, with Emma Vernon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were disagreed to by the House.

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

"Fol. 23. L. 4. Leave out from ("all") to ("and") in Line 8, and insert ("Diamonds, Pearls, and other Jewels mentioned in the said Indenture of the First Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventysix, to have been given and delivered to the said Emma Cecil by her Mother, the said Emma Vernon, to and for the sole and separate Use of the said Emma Cecil, notwithstanding her Coverture")

"L. 11. After ("may") insert ("hereafter")"

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then it was proposed at the End of the Bill to insert Clause (A).

"And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall not be lawful for the said Henry Cecil, or his Assigns, to cut down any Timber or other Trees within the Park called Hanbury Park, which shall be there growing for the Ornament or Shelter of the said Mansion House called Hanbury Hall."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

Melton Mowbray Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Wreak and Eye from the Junction of the said River Wreak, with the intended Navigation from Loughborough to Leicester, at or near a certain Place called Turnwater Meadow, in the Lordship of Cossington, to Mill Close Homestead, in the Parish of Melton Mowbray, all in the County of Leicester."

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

E. Glasgow. L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Rawdon.

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to continue and amend several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights; and to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to make perpetual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Counter's Bridge Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow to the Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth, in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Teddington Field; and also the Highway leading out of the said great Road near Smallbury Green Turnpike to a House known by the Sign of The George, in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quebec Government Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America;" and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Curdworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Lordship of Curdworth and Minworth, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the County of Warwick."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Hearing of Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason, and others, are Defendants; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel for the Defendant, having been fully heard:

As also one Counsel for the Plaintiff, by way of Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question put to Judges.

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

"Whether the Evidence given on the Part of the Plaintiff, and confessed by the Demurrer on the Part of the Defendant, be sufficient in Law to maintain the Plaintiffs' Action?"

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

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question:

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, relating to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax, to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to continue and amend several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights; and to prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made Use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures, to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to make perpetual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom."

Counter's Bridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow, to the Powder Mills in the Road to Staines; and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Teddington Field; and also the Highway leading out of the said Great Road, near Smallbury Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George, in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways."

Quebec Government Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America; and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province."

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Ouse Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, between Newhaven Bridge and Lewes Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for the better draining of the Low Lands lying in Lewes and Laughton Levels, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holy Island Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain large Open Tract of Land within the Manor of Holy Island, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing the Right of Common upon the ancient Infield Lands within the said Island."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heanor and Codnor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds within the Lordships or Liberties of Heanor and Codnor in the Parish of Heanor, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gedney Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln."

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. Ord:

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

Fane to take the Name of Cholmley Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Hopkins Fane Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, and the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Katherine, to take the Surname of Cholmley only, and to bear the Arms of the Family of the Cholmleys of Whitby and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Cholmley Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wilde's Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Trustees of Wilde's Charity, and Robert Sparrow Esquire, and Mary Bence Spinster, of certain Estates in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cecil's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire, with Emma Vernon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Ravee's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Moray.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Wil oughby Br.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.
L. Mulgrave.

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

Chichester Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for paving of the City of Chichester;" and for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and Public Ways and Passages within the Walls of the said City; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein."

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

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

Nyland's Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors or Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Nylands with Badcombe, in the County of Somerset."

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

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

Shrewsbury Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Saint Chad, in the Town of Shrewsbury, and County of Salop; and for providing a new Cemetery or Burial Ground, and making convenient Avenues and Passages to the said Church and Cemetery; and for raising a further Sum of Money for fully effecting the general Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

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.

Macclesfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Broken Cross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, over the Long Moss and Monk's Heath, to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County; and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road."

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

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

Birmingham Canal Bill, Petitions against and for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable William Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward, and the humble Petition of the several other Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Owners and Proprietors of Coal Mines, lying upon and near to the Line of the Stourbridge and Dudley Canals:

Also, upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Hankins, of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester, Widow, Proprietor of a Farm and Lands, in the Parish of King's Norton, in the County of Worcester, in the Occupation of John Green, severally taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and severally praying, "That they may be heard by their Counsel at the Bar of the House against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Gentlemen, Millers, and Manufacturers, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying Their Lordships, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law, and that they may be heard by themselves or Counsel in Favour of the same:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel in Favour of the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof.

Hemp and Flax Accounts 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 Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty,

"An 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 the 9th of May 1790, and the 9th of May 1791."

"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 Act for encouraging the Growth of Hemp and Flax, and paid by Order of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, between the 9th of May 1790, and the 9th of May 1791."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

E. Buckinghamshire takes the Oaths.

This Day John Earl of Buckinghamshire took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Edinburgh Gaols Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building and maintaining a Bridewell and Correction House in and for the City and County of Edinburgh," 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."

Melton Mowbray Navigation Bill.

The Lord Rawdon made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Wreak and Eye, from the Junction of the said River Wreak with the intended Navigation from Loughborough to Leicester, at or near a certain Place called Turnwater Meadow, in the Lordship of Cossington to Mill Close Homestead, in the Parish of Melton Mowbray, all in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Ellesmere, &c. Poor Bill.

The Lord Rawdon made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes of Ellesmere, Middle, Baschurch, and Hordley, and to the Chapelry or District of Hadnal, (otherwise Hadnal Ease,) in the County of Salop," was committed.

Curdworth Enclosure Bill.

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

Ogden against Folliott, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein David Ogden Esquire is Plaintiff, and George Folliott is Defendant, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Rous and Mr. Dallas appearing as Counsel for the Bill:

And Mr. Graham and Mr. Plumer against the Bill:

The several Petitions, praying to be heard for and against the said Bill, were read.

Then Mr. Graham was heard on Behalf of the Petitioners against the said Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of Counsel, and the Consideration of the said Bill, be put off to Tuesday next.

Ordered, That Samuel Glover Junior, John Rydor, William Turner, and William Symonds, do attend this House on Tuesday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

Adjourn.

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