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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: June 1791 1-3', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 227-238. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116903 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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June 1791 1-3

DIE Mercurii, 1o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Dux Beaufort.
Comes Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

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

Finsbury Square Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, watering, repairing, and keeping in Repair Finsbury Square, in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, and Part of the Manor of Finsbury, and certain other Streets and Places communicating with or near to the said Square; and for preventing or removing Nuisances and Annoyances within the same."

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

D. Beaufort.
E. Strange.
L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Hawke.
L. Delaval.
L. Kenyon.

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.

Lincoln Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Streets, and other Streets, Lanes, and Public Passages and Places within the said City; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments 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.

Sunderland Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the Parish of Sunderland, near the Sea, in the County Palatine of Durham."

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.

Lewes Market Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and extending the Powers of the present Prescriptive Market within the Town and Borough of Lewes, in the County of Sussex, and removing the same to a more convenient Place within the said Town and Borough, or within the Precinct of the Castle of Lewes aforesaid."

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.

Great Marlow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Great Marlow, in the County of Buckingham, to Stokenchurch, in the County of Oxford."

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.

Hope and Dodleston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Hope, in the County of Flint, and also a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground in the Townships of Lower Kinnerton and Dodleston, within the Manor and Parish of Dodleston, in the County of Chester."

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.

Hancorn, jun. to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Duppa Hancorn of Hollingbourne, in the County of Kent, Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa, late of Hollingbourne aforesaid, Esquire, deceased."

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.

Hancorn, sen to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Hancorn Esquire, and his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased."

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.

Aylesbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Two several Acts passed in the Tenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for amending the Road from Aylesbury, in the County of Buckingham, through Thame and Little Milton, to the Turnpike Road between Bensington and Shillingford, in the County of Oxford, and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road at Thame to the Oxford Turnpike Road between Postcomb and Tetsworth, in the said County, and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads."

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.

Anwick Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Ground, Half Year's Land, Common Fens, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Anwick, in the County of Lincoln, and for embanking and draining the said Common Fens, and certain enclosed Low Lands adjoining thereto, called The Praie Grounds, in or near the Township of North Kyme, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Langton, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Lot Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish, Townships, or Hamlets, of West Langton, East Langton, Thorpe Langton, and Tur Langton, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oddington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Oddington, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Christ Church Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, regulating, and improving a certain Street called The Upper Ground Street, in the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Surrey, and certain other Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the said Parish, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; and for shutting up Part of an Alley or Passage leading from Bull Alley to Marygold Court."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Maidstone Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening, improving, regulating, paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places within the King's Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, for removing and pre venting Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein, for better supplying the said Town with Water, and for repairing the Highways within the Parish of Maidstone."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coasting Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen employed in the Coasting Trade of this Kingdom."

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Servants' Characters Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the forging and counterfeiting Certificates of Servants' Characters."

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

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

Pawnbrokers' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Bills of Exchange, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now charged on Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, and other Notes, Drafts, and Orders, and on Receipts, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

D. Clarence's Annuity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds, on His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, during Pleasure."

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."

Consolidated Fund 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 certain Sums of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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."

Newfoundland Judicature Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in the Island of Newfoundland, for a limited Time."

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."

Seal Skins Importation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty, for a limited Time."

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."

Salt Petre Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising, or carrying into Execution a certain Order of Council, respecting the Importation of a limited Quantity of Saltpetre; for repealing the Duties now payable upon the Importation of Salt-petre; and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

West India Trade, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America; and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies; and also an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah La Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Rosea in the Island of Dominica; and in the Port of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions."

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."

Governor General of Bengal Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Resolution or Order of the Governor General in Council of Fort William in Bengal, and all Acts done by virtue thereof; and for granting further Powers to the said Governor General, during his Residence on the Coasts of Coromandel and Malabar."

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."

Sierra Leone Settlement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Company for carrying on Trade between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Coasts, Harbours, and Countries of Africa, and for enabling the said Company to hold by Grant from His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, and from the Native Princes of Africa, a certain District of Land commonly called the Peninsula of Sierra Leone, now vested in His Majesty, or belonging to the said Princes, for the better enabling the said Company to carry on the said Trade."

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

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

River Dee Company's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee, and certain Lords of Manors, and other Persons entitled to Right of Common upon the Wastes and Commons, and the old Common Salt Marshes, lying on the South Side of the said River, below or to the North-east of Greenfield Gate, in the County of Flint, and an Award made in consequence thereof."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 2o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

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

D. Clarence's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, during Pleasure."

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 Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould:

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

Bills of Exchange, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now charged on Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, and other Notes, Drafts, and Orders, and on Receipts; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Consolidated Fund Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newfoundland Judicature Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in the Island of Newfoundland for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Seal Skins Importation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt free of Duty for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salt-petre. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution a certain Order of Council respecting the Importation of a limited Quantity of Salt-petre; for repealing the Duties now payable upon the Importation of Salt-petre; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West India Trade, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands and the Countries belonging to the United States of America; and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies; and also an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah-laMar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Rosea in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Governor General of Bengal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Resolution or Order of the Governor-General in Council of Fort William in Bengal, and all Acts done by virtue thereof; and for granting further Powers to the said GovernorGeneral during his Residence on the Coasts of Coromandel and Malabar."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Sierra Leone Settlement Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Company for carrying on Trade between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Coasts, Harbours, and Countries of Africa; and for enabling the said Company to hold by Grant from His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and from the Native Princes of Africa, a certain District of Land commonly called The Peninsula of Sierra Leone, now vested in His Majesty, or belonging to the said Princes, for the better enabling the said Company to carry on the said Trade."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Servants' Characters Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent the Forging and Counterfeiting Certificates of Servants' Characters:"

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

Kingston Road Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-uponThames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheetbridge near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
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.

Petition against referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the Parishes of Esher, Moleseys, and of others in the County of Surrey, praying that they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the last mentioned Bill, be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill before the Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Hounslow Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts made in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surrey; and for maintaining and repairing Egham Causeway, in the said County of Surrey," 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."

Swansea Harbour Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan," was committed.

Stanes Bridge Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Stanes to Egham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey," was committed.

Abernant Canal Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Canal or navigable Communication, from or near a certain Place called Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan, to and through a certain Place called The Brickfield, near Melincrythan Pill, into the River of Neath near the Town of Neath in the said County," was committed.

Lincoln Paving Bill.

The Lord Delaval made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln, for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Streets, and other Streets, Lanes, and public Passages and Places within the said City; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments therein," was committed.

Edingale Common Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, commonly called Edingale Fields, within the Parish of Edingale, in the County of Stafford, and the Parish of Croxall, in the County of Derby," 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."

Ludford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in the Lordship of Ludford, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Stoke and Draycott Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, and Waste Lands called Stoke Moor and Draycott Moor, within the Manor and Parish of Rodney Stoke, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Speaker said,

"Gentlemen, you who are of Counsel for Mr. Hastings may now proceed in his Defence; and the Lords will be pleased to give Attention."

Then Mr. Hastings requested to be heard; and was accordingly heard to observe generally upon the several Matters relied on by the Managers for the Commons on behalf of the Prosecution.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

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 To-morrow, be put off to the First Cause Day in the next Session of Parliament, and that the Judges do then attend.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Quebec Government Bill.

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

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 Tomorrow.

Corn Regulation Bill.

It was Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Importation and Exportation of Corn, and the Payment of the Duty on Foreign Corn imported, and of the Bounty on British Corn exported;" be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word ("now") and inserting ("To-morrow")

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then it was Moved, "That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House To-morrow."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Words ("To-morrow"), and inserting ("Monday next")

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ("To-morrow") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Libel Juries Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That said Bill be printed.

Felony Rewards Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Master of the Rolls and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dicconson's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of William Dicconson Esquire and Meliora his Wife, and Edward Dicconson Esquire, in the County of Lincoln, and at Wigan, Penwortham, Coppul, Charnock, Richard, Croston, Worthington, Burscough, and Dalton-in-Furness, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, upon Trust, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, and to apply the Money so to be raised in the Purchase of an Estate at Parbold, in the said County of Lancaster, to be settled to the Uses of the settled Estates;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Clowe's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Samuel Clowes the Younger, Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, in himself, in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate of greater Value in the same County in lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same, and for enabling the said Samuel Clowes to grant building Leases of the Estate hereby settled;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hallamshire Cutler's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Company of Cutlers within the Liberty of Hallamshire, in the County of York, and within Six Miles of the said Liberty, and of their Journeymen and Apprentices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gaols Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Gaols, and other Places of Confinement;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Pawnbrokers' Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Sir J. Wolff's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Power of Sale contained in the Marriage Settlement of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet, and Dame Anne his Wife, so far as such Power relates to or extends over the Manor of Chumleigh, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Southampton, which have been settled to the Uses therein limited;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Pierrepont's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Charles Pierrepont Esquire, and his Issue Male, and also the several Tenants for Life under the Will of the Duke of Kingston, and their respective Issue Male, to grant building Leases;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir J. Sheffield's Estate Bill.

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

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

Lewes Market Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and extending the Powers of the present Prescriptive Market, within the Town and Borough of Lewes, in the County of Sussex, and removing the same to a more convenient Place within the said Town and Borough, or within the Precinct of the Castle of Lewes aforesaid," 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."

Sunderland Poor Bill.

The Lord Hawke made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the Parish of Sunderland, near the Sea, in the County Palatine of Durham," was committed.

Great Marlow Road Bill.

The Lord Hawke made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Great Marlow, in the County of Buckingham, to Stokenchurch, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Aylesbury Road Bill.

The Lord Hawke also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Two several Acts passed in the Tenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for amending the Road from Aylesbury in the County of Buckingham, through Thame and Little Milton, to the Turnpike Road between Bensington and Shillingford, in the County of Oxford; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road at Thame to the Oxford Turnpike Road between Postcomb and Tetsworth, in the said County; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads," was committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 3o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

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

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Writ of Error be put off to the next Session of Parlialiament; and that the Judges do then attend, to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

Sierra Leone Settlement Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Company for carrying on Trade between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Coasts, Harbours, and Countries of Africa, and for enabling the said Company to hold, by Grant from His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and from the Native Princes of Africa, a certain District of Land commonly called The Peninsula of Sierra Leone, now vested in His Majesty, or belonging to the said Princes, for the better enabling the said Company to carry on the said Trade."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hounslow Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts made in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basing stone near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surrey; and for maintaining and repairing Egham Causeway, in the said County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edingale Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, commonly called Edingale Fields, within the Parish of Edingale in the County of Stafford, and the Parish of Croxall in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ludford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Lordship of Ludford, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swansea Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stanes Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames from Stanes to Egham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Abernant Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Canal or Navigable Communication from or near a certain Place called Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan, to and through a certain Place called The Brickfield, near Melincrythan Pill, into the River of Neath, near the Town of Neath, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lincoln Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Streets, and other Streets, Lanes, and Public Passages and Places within the said City; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke and Draycott Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, and Waste Lands, called Stoke Moor and Draycott Moor, within the Manor and Parish of Rodney Stoke, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lewes Market Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and extending the Powers of the present Prescriptive Market within the Town and Borough of Lewes in the County of Sussex, and removing the same to a more convenient Place within the said Town and Borough, or within the Precinct of the Castle of Lewes aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sunderland Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the Parish of Sunderland, near the Sea, in the County Palatine of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Marlow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Great Marlow in the County of Buckingham, to Stokenchurch in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aylesbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Two several Acts passed in the Tenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for amending the Road from Aylesbury in the County of Buckingham, through Thame and Little Milton, to the Turnpike Road between Bensington and Shillingford, in the County of Oxford; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road at Thame to the Oxford Turnpike Road between Postcomb and Tetsworth, in the said County; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads."

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 Thirteen preceding Bills.

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

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

Hallamshire Cutler's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Company of Cutlers, within the Liberty of Hallamshire, in the County of York, and within Six miles of the said Liberty, and of their Journeymen and Apprentices."

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.

Felony Rewards Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony."

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

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

Servants' Characters Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Forging and Counterfeiting Certificates of Servants' Characters:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration 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 several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined in support of the same.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Livingstone, Roads, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing the Roads from Livingstone, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Ayr, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the Town of Airdrie towards the City of Glasgow, through the Village of Shettleston, till it falls into the Great Road from Murriehall to the said City; and for repairing the Road from the said Great Road, by Drygate and Whitehill, to Carntyne; and for repairing and widening several other Roads; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near Theevesfoord; and for opening and making certain Streets in and near the City of Glasgow," 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."

Finsbury Square Paving Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, watering, repairing, and keeping in Repair Finsbury Square, in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, and Part of the Manor of Finsbury, and certain other Streets and Places communicating with or near to the said Square; and for preventing or removing Nuisances and Annoyances within the same," was committed.

River Dee Company Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee, and certain Lords of Manors and other Persons intitled to Right of Common upon the Wastes and Commons, and the old Common Salt Marshes, lying on the South Side of the said River, below or to the North East of Greenfield Gate, in the County of Flint, and an Award made in consequence thereof," was committed.

Hancorn, jun. to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Duppa Hancorn, of Hollingbourne, in the County of Kent Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa, late of Hollingbourne aforesaid Esquire, deceased," was committed.

Hancorn, sen. to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Hancorn Esquire, and his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire deceased," was committed.

Alconbury Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich also reported faom the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Alconbury, with Weston, in the County of Huntingdon," 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."

Hope and Dodleston Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Hope, in the County of Flint, and also a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground in the Townships of Lower Kinnerton and Dodleston, within the Manor and Parish of Dodleston, in the County of Chester," was committed.

Kingston Road Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheetbridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton," 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 some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 2. L. 13. Leave out from ("same") to ("that") in Line 23.

Pr. 16. L. 2. Leave out from ("enacted") to ("the") in Line 28.

L. 30 and 31. Leave out ("erected or to be erected as aforesaid")

Pr. 18. L. 29. Leave out from ("notwithstanding") to ("Provided") in Press 19. Line 13.

Pr. 23. L. 34. Leave out from ("concluded") to ("And") in Press 24. Line 21.

Pr. 30. L. 12. and 13. Leave out from ("Execution") to ("And") in Line 40.

Pr. 43. L. 8. and 9. Leave out ("erected or to be erected")"

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

Lords summoned.

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

Libel Juries Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next.

Quebec Government 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 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:"

The Lord Cathcart accordingly reported the said Amendments.

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 8. L. 25. Leave out ("or Felony")

Pr. 17. L. 12. After ("Elections") insert ("giving not less than Eight Days Notice of such Time")

L. 28. After ("Province") insert ("giving due and sufficient Notice thereof")

Pr. 21. L. 4. and 5. After ("Disallowance") insert ("together with a Certificate under the Hand and Seal of such Secretary of State, testifying the Day on which such Bill was received as aforesaid")

L. 5. and 6. After ("signified") leave out ("in Manner aforesaid")

Pr. 22. L. 27. After ("made") insert ("and as if the said Province of Quebec had not been divided")

Pr. 23. L. 20. After ("Form") insert ("and subject to such Appeal therefrom")

Pr. 26. L. 2. Leave out from ("respectively") to ("except") in Line 11. of the same Press.

Pr. 29. L. 36. Leave out from ("Parish") to ("And") in Press 30. Line 7."

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

Montrose Bridge Bill, Consideration of Amendments put off for Three Weeks.

The Lord Catchcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar," 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 some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 5. L. 8. Leave out ("June") and insert ("July")

L. 31. After ("in") insert ("one of")

L. 32. Leave out ("Newspaper") and insert ("Newspapers")

Pr. 6. L. 17. After ("in") insert ("one of")

Pr. 7. L. 28. Leave out ("Moiety") and insert ("Portion")

Pr. 9. L. 29. Leave out from ("that") to ("And") in Line 35, and insert ("the under Part of one of the Arches, or Openings between the Piers of the said Bridge, in the Centre of the said Arch or Opening, shall not be less than Twelve Feet of Perpendicular Height from the Surface of the Water, at the highest Spring Tide; and that the said Arch or Opening shall not be less than Thirty Feet wide between the Piers.")

Pr. 9. L. 35. After ("And") insert ("Whereas it is necessary to empower the said Commissioners to purchase Lands for the Scite of the said Bridge, and also to open a sufficient Communication between the said Bridge and the main Street of the Town of Montrose")

Pr. 10. L. 5. After ("Grounds") insert ("or Buildings")

L. 8. Leave out from ("stood") to ("as") in Line 9, and insert ("in the Line or Direction from the North End of the said intended Bridge to the said main Street")

Pr. 15. L. 9. Leave out ("seven") and insert ("nine")

Pr. 17. L. 36. Leave out from ("Act") to ("And") in Press 18. L. 16. and insert Clause (A) Provided always, and be it enacted, That the Prices or Values agreed or adjudged to be paid for Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments taken for the Purposes of this Act, which shall belong to any Bodies Politic, Corporate or Collegiate, Corporations aggregate or sole, or Feoffees in Trust, Executors or Administrators, Husbands, Guardians, Committees, or other Trusts whatsoever, for or on Behalf of any Infants, Femes Coverts, Lunatics, Ideots, or Cestique Trusts, or which shall be burthened in any manner of Way whatsoever, shall, under the Direction of the Court of Session in Scotland, be invested, laid out, and secured to the same Series of Heirs, and to the same Uses, Intents, and Purposes, and subject to the same Incumbrances as the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments so taken, stood settled, limited, and secured before the taking thereof."

Pr. 24. L. 12. Leave out ("where") and insert ("when")

L. 19. After ("that") insert ("from and after the Completion of the aforesaid Bridge, and its being opened for the Accommodation of Passengers")

L. 20. After ("Ferry") insert ("or Ferries")

L. 26. After ("Ferry") insert ("or Ferries")

Pr. 26. L. 18. After ("Ferry") insert ("or Ferries")

Pr. 27. L. 1. After ("Ferry") insert ("or Ferries")

L. 13. After ("declared") insert ("shall be binding and conclusive, to all Intents and Purposes, against all and every Person or Persons having or claiming any Right, Title, or Interest in or to the said Ferry or Ferries")

L. 36. and 37. Leave out from ("whatsoever") to ("And") in Press 28. L. 14.

Pr. 28. L. 34. After ("Ferry") insert ("or Ferries")

Pr. 30. L. 12. After ("interested") insert Clause (B) "And whereas it may happen that the said Bridge may receive such Damage by unforeseen Accidents, that the Passage thereof may for some Time become dangerous and impracticable: Be it therefore enacted, That when, and as often as it shall so happen, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, or such Person or Persons as they shall from Time to Time appoint for that Purpose, to provide a proper and convenient Ferry or Ferries across the said River South Esk, and as near to the Scite of the said Bridge as conveniently may be, and to take for Passage over the said River, by such Ferry or Ferries, such Tolls as are hereby authorized to be taken for passing over the said Bridge."

Pr. 35. L. ult. Leave out ("passing of this Act") and insert ("first Tuesday in July, subject to the Proviso herein before mentioned with respect to the Subscription Money")

Pr. 40. L. 14. After ("same") insert ("may")

L. 15. Leave out ("to call") and insert ("be called"), and in the same Line, after ("in") insert ("and")

L. 16. Leave out ("and otherways place") and insert ("placed out")

L. 27. After ("whatsoever") insert ("And be it further enacted")

Pr. 44. L. 3. Leave out ("or"), and in the same Line, after ("Suit") insert ("or Indictment")

In the Title of the Bill,

L. 3. After ("Forfar") insert ("and for making suitable Approaches thereto")"

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration on this Day Three Weeks.

Roman Catholic's Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to relieve, upon Conditions and under Restrictions, the Persons therein described from certain Penalties and Disabilities to which Papists, or Persons professing the Popish Religion, are by Law subject;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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 several 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 Monday next.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed as amended.

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

Writs of Mandamus, &c. Bill respecting.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Proceedings upon Writs of Mandamus, and Informations in the Nature of a Quo Warranto, more speedy and effectual, and for the more easy trying and determining the Rights of Offices and Franchises in Corporations and Boroughs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Flimwell Vent Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending 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;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Slave Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament for regulating the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels, from the Coast of Africa;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Corn Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled. "An Act for regulating the Importation and Exportation of Corn, and the Payment of the Duty on Foreign Corn imported, and of the Bounty on British Corn exported:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Turner's Patent Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Adjourn.

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