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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: March 1792 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 292-305. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116912 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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March 1792 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Norwich and Thetford Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from the End of the Town Close, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits near Thetford, in the County of Norfolk," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Norwich and Swaffham Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedict's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk, and from Halfpenny Bridge in Honingham, to the Bounds of Yaxham, and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the said City," was committed.

Female Servants' Duty Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Female Servants."

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.

Houses Duty Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on certain inhabited Houses containing less than Seven Windows or Lights, granted by an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

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

Waggons, &c. Duty Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other Carriages, granted by an Act of the Twenty-Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

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

Campbells' Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Campbell Esquire of Blythswood, Lieutenant-Colonel of His Majesty's Ninth Regiment of Foot, and Archibald Campbell, Captain in the Second Battalion of the First Regiment of Foot, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Ashhurst and Mr. Justice Wilson, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

University of Glasgow against Selkirk et al:

Upon reading the Petition of the Principal and Professors of the University of Glasgow, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Earl of Selkirk and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That in the last Session of Parliament the Petitioners brought their Appeal to Their Lordships from certain Interlocutors pronounced by the Court of Session in Scotland; that no Answers have been given in to the said Appeal, and the Petitioners are now desirous of withdrawing the same;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired, no Answer having been put in thereto.

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

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."

Marine Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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."

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"Gentlemen, 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. Plumer, of Counsel for the Defendant, proceeded to open further the Defence of the said Warren Hastings to the first Article of Charge; and being further heard thereupon:

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday Morn ing the 17th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in cases of Libel."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Writs of Mandamus, &c. Bill respecting.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Rumbold against Cole:

Upon reading the Petition of John Cole, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein George Rumbold is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

Christie against The Attorney General.

The Answer of Sir Archibald Macdonald Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General on behalf of His said Majesty, to the Appeal of James Christie, was this Day brought in.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norwich and Thetford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from the End of the Town Close, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits near Thetford, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norwich and Swaffham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedict's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk, and from Halfpenny Bridge in Honingham to the Bounds of Yaxham, and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the said City."

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. Holford and Mr. Spranger:

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

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

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.

Taylor and Elderton, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Taylor, Curate of the perpetual Curacy of Clifton, in the Parish of Westbury upon Trym, in the County of Gloucester and Diocese of Bristol, and Harry Elderton, of the City of Bristol, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Daniel et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Daniel, of the City of Bristol, Gentleman, and Catherine his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Duff's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Abingdon Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Archibald Duff, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Mayor, &c. of London, against Mayor, &c. of Lynn, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor and Commonalty, and Citizens of the City of London, Plaintiffs, in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of the Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough of Lynn Regis, commonly called King's Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, Defendants thereto: setting forth, "That this Cause stands appointed for Hearing To-morrow: That one or more Questions of Law of great Importance will arise on the Argument of the said Cause, which may be likely to induce Their Lordships to Order the Judges to attend: That forasmuch as the Circuits have now commenced, and the Judges will be thereby prevented from attending on Friday next:" The Petitioners therefore humbly pray, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to order that the said Cause may stand over to be heard when the Judges shall be returned from their respective Circuits:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday the 27th Day of April next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Female Servants' Duty Repeal 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 on Female Servants."

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."

Houses Duty Repeal Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on certain inhabited Houses containing less than Seven Windows or Lights, granted by an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Waggons, &c. Duty Repeal 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 on Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other Carriages, granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Pulteney's against E. Darlington et. al., Report agreed to:

It was moved, "That the Report made from the Committee on the 15th of February last, appointed To consider whether the Appeal wherein William Pulteney Esquire, and Henrietta Laura Pulteney are Appellants, and Henry Earl of Darlington and others are Respondents, be properly brought," according to the Standing Orders relative to Appeals, and then ordered to lie on the Table, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk, and agreed to by the House.

Appeal presented.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Pulteney Esquire, and Henrietta Laura Pulteney; complaining of certain Parts of two Orders of the Court of Chancery, of the 17th of June 1775, and 24th of March 1783, which said last-mentioned Order was found by a Report from the Committee, to whom the said Appeal was referred, to consider whether the same was brought within the Time limited by the Standing Order, not to have been enrolled till the 3d of August 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Darlington, the Honourable William Vane, commonly called Lord Viscount Barnard, and the Honourable Frederick Vane, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Earl of Darlington, William Vane, commonly called Lord Viscount Barnard, and Frederick Vane, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 16th Day of this instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of their known Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

York Building's Company against Martin et al.:

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, was presented and read; setting forth, "That in the Process of Sale of the real Estates belonging to the said Governor and Company situate in Scotland, and ranking of the Creditors of the said Company, now depending before the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, Their Lordships pronounced certain Interlocutors against which the Petitioners appealed to Their Lordships, and an Order of Appeal has been obtained and served upon the Respondents: That since the Petitioners applied to Their Lordships' for Relief of these Judgements, the Court of Session pronounced three other Interlocutors, dated 24th of January and 15th February 1792, which they mean likewise to appeal from;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That they may be allowed to amend their former Appeal by adding the said Interlocutors, they amending the Respondents' Copy."

And thereupon, the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal by adding the said Interlocutors, as desired, they amending the Respondents' Copy.

Further Recognizance to be entered into.

Ordered, That a further Recognizance be entered into by the Appellants in the said Appeal, in the Sum of Two hundred Pounds.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against Martin et al:

The Answer of Messieurs Martin, Stone, and Foote, and others, to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, was this Day brought in:

York Buildings Company against Bremner.

As was also, the Answer of James Bremner, Writer in Edinburgh, Common Agent in the Sale of the Estates, and ranking of the Creditors of the Governor and Company for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, to the Appeal of the said Governor and Company:

Gordon et al against Gordon.

Also, the Answer of John Gordon, of Carrol, Esquire, to the Appeal of Robert Home Gordon Esquire, of Embo, and others, Freeholders of the County of Sutherland:

Gordon against Gilchrist.

And also, the Answer of Dugald Gilchrist, of Hospisdale, to the Appeal of John Gordon, of Swinzie, Esquire, late Lieutenant in the 39th Regiment of Foot.

Elliot against R. Pringle:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause wherein William Elliot, of Wells, Esquire, is Appellant, and Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Pringle is Respondent:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

The following Order and Judgement was made:

"After hearing Counsel on Monday the 20th Day of February last, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot, of Wells, Esquire, one of the Freeholders of the County of Roxburgh; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 23d of December 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 proper; as also upon the Answer of LieutenantColonel Robert Pringle of the Corps of Engineers, 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."

Dean and Chapter of Bristol et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and undivided Trinity of Bristol, and Thomas Griffin Vaughan, John Weeks, and James Weeks, all of the said City of Bristol; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

E. Fitzwilliam et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable William Wentworth Fitzwilliam Earl Fitzwilliam, the Right Honourable Martin Bladen Hawke Lord Hawke, and Francis Ferrand Foljambe, of Aldwarke in the County of York, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Balliol College et al: Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Master and Scholars of Balliol College, in the University of Oxford, and of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Master and Scholars of Balliol College, in the University of Oxford, and the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, for vesting in the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens, and their Successors, certain Ground and Buildings in the Parish of Saint Lawrence Jewry, London; and for securing to the said Master and Scholars, and their Successors, certain Yearly Rents in lieu thereof."

Sir A. Irvine and Kinnear against Valentine:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine, of Balmain, Baronet, and Robert Kinnear, Tenant of Easter and Wester Pitgarvie, in the County of Kincardine; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords Session in Scotland, of the 29th of June, and Two of the 9th of July 1791; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 28th of February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Valentine, formerly Tenant of Easter and Wester Pitcarvie, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Valentine may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Abingdon Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine Baronet, and Robert Kinnear, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Matheson against Gordon et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain Donald Matheson, of Shiness, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of December 1791, and 22d of February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Robert Home Gordon, of Embo, Esquire, and others, Freeholders of the County of Sutherland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Home Gordon and others may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon his and their known Counsel or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Seton to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Seton, of Golden Square, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain Donald Matheson, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Sutherland against Gordon et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain Alexander Sutherland, of the late 71st Regiment of Foot, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of December 1791, and 22d February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Robert Home Gordon, of Embo, Esquire, and others, Freeholders of the County of Sutherland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Home Gordon, and others, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon his and their known Counsel or Agent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Seton to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Seton, of Golden Square, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain Alexander Sutherland, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Female Servants' Duty Repeal Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Female Servants," be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Houses Duty Repeal Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on certain Inhabited Houses containing less than Seven Windows, or Lights, granted by an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty," be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Waggons &c. Duty Repeal Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other Carriages, granted by an Act of the Twentythird Year of the Reign of His present Majesty," be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Ld. de Clifford Petition to change Judge.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Baron de Clifford; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented a Petition to Their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, Their Lordships were pleased to refer the Consideration thereof to Mr. Justice Heath and Mr. Baron Hotham; that Mr. Justice Heath, having gone the Western Circuit, is unable to examine the said Petition, and make his Report; that the Petitioner has Two Witnesses from Ireland, whose stay in England is extremely inconvenient and expensive;" and therefore praying, "That the said Petition may be referred to Mr. Justice Gould, with the said Mr. Baron Hotham, who both return to London from the Home Circuit on Thursday next:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Mackenzie against Gordon et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Mackenzie, Writer to His Majesty's Signet in Scotland, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of December 1791, and 22d of February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Robert Home Gordon, of Embo, Esquire, and others, Freeholders of the County of Sutherland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Home Gordon, and others, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon his and their known Counsel or Agent, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Seton to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Seton, of Golden Square, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Mackenzie, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Wilmot for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wilmot, of Bedford Row, in the Parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Fanny Sainthill, 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.

Clunes against Gordon et al.

The House being informed, "That Robert Home Gordon, of Embo, Esquire, and others, Freeholders of the County of Sutherland, Respondents to the Appeal of Captain Gordon Clunes, of Whitehill, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Douglas of the due Service of the said Order being read.

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

Templer's Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Templer Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented his Petition to Their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned; Their Lordships were pleased to refer the Consideration thereof to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Justice Grose: that Mr. Justice Grose is gone upon the Oxford Circuit, and is not expected to return to Town in Time, to enable the Petitioner to procure the Judges' Report, before the last Day appointed by Their Lordships, for receiving Reports from the Judges on Private Bills;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That they will be pleased to refer his said Petition to the two Judges who go upon the Home Circuit:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

York Buildings Company against Martin et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Messieurs Martin, Stone, and Foote, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, are Appellants; setting forth, "That the Process of ranking the Creditors of the York Buildings Company has been depending in the Court of Session in Scotland for Twenty Years and upwards, and every possible Obstruction to the Creditors receiving Payment of their just Demands, has been given by the Company and their Agents, and the Creditors have been harrassed with very long, unnecessary, and expensive Litigations: That the Court of Session in Scotland, within these last two Years, have pronounced Interlocutors on all the Questions between the Creditors and the Company, and which have become final in that Court: That in order further to delay the Creditors receiving Payment of the Debts, which chiefly arise on Bonds entered into, in the Years 1724 and 1730, on which not more than two Years Interest has been paid, the Company have presented the present Appeal, which complains of Seventeen different Interlocutors: That the Proceedings in at least One hundred different Causes, in the Court of Session, are suspended by reason of this Appeal;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, That this Cause may be set down to be heard the 23d Day of this instant March, or on such other Day as Their Lordships shall think proper:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Friday the 23d Day of this instant March, as desired.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year, One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Election of Peers for Scotland, Committee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet to take into further Consideration the several Petitions referred to them, relative to the late Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland, on Thursday next.

Raybould's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Raybould, with Joannah Pearsall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And Mr. Dallas appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Raybould; Mr. Dallas was heard to open the Allegations of the Bill.

Then Mr. Joseph Dunwell was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Mrs. Raybould with a Copy of the Bill, and the Order made by the House for the Second Reading thereof, on the 9th of February last." Being asked, "How long he had been acquainted with Mrs. Raybould, and how he knew her to be the Wife of Mr. Raybould?" he said, "He knew her, by her being pointed out to him by one of her Relations five or six Months ago, and that he served her with the above-mentioned Order on the 13th of February last."

Then Joseph Bear was called in, and being sworn, the former Witness was asked, "If Joseph Bear was with him, when he served the Order on Mrs. Raybould?" he said, "He was."

The former Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then the Witness informed the House, "That the Person upon whom the Order was served by the last Witness, lodged with him at his House No 18 East Smithfield about five Years ago, and that her Conduct was very bad." Being asked, "How he knew her to be the Wife of Mr. Raybould?" he said, "She passed by the Name of Raybould."

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill, and the Second Reading thereof, be put off to Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 6o Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Devonshire.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Blackburne et al., Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Blackburne, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons, and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Leasehold Estate late of John Blackburne Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising therefrom, in the Manner therein mentioned."

Wilmot's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Lauderdale presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave Yesterday) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Wilmot Esquire, with Fanny Sainthill 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 Wednesday the 21st Day of this instant March; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Wilmot 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 Fanny Sainthill may have a Copy of the said 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.

Goldsworthy's Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Goldsworthy Esquire, Tenant for Life under the Will of Martha Gashry deceased, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented a Petition to Their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned; Their Lordships were pleased to refer the Consideration thereof, to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Thomson; that Mr. Baron Thomson is gone on the Circuit, and is not expected to return to Town in Time, to enable the Petitioner to procure the Judges' Report before the last Day appointed by Their Lordships for receiving Reports on private Bills;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To refer the said Petition to the two Judges who go the Home Circuit:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Lyon's Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Lyon, Clerk, Rector of the Parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and also Proprietor of the Advowson of the said Rectory; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented a Petition to Their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned; Their Lordships were pleased to refer the Consideration thereof to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Justice Grose: that Mr. Justice Grose is gone on the Oxford Circuit, and is not expected to return to Town in Time, to enable the Petitioner to procure the Judges' Report before the last Day appointed by Their Lordships for receiving Reports on private Bills;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To refer the said Petition to the two Judges who go the Home Circuit:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Balliol College Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Master and Scholars of Balliol College, in the University of Oxford, and the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, for vesting in the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens, and their Successors, certain Ground and Buildings in the Parish of Saint Lawrence Jewry, London; and for securing to the said Master and Scholars and their Successors, certain Yearly Rents in Lieu thereof."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Berkeley.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Glasgow.
E. Stanhope.
E. Guilford.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Grenville.
L. Sandys.
L. Hawke.
L. Loughborough.
L. Porchester.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

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

Keith against Sir W. Forbes et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Keith, Accountant in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of Sir Robert Maxwell, of Orchardton, Baronet; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 23d of February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir William Forbes, James Hunter and Company, Bankers in Edinburgh, and Patrick Heron Esquire, of Heron, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir William Forbes, James Hunter and Company, and Patrick Heron, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 3d Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Keith, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Female Servants' Duty Repeal Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Female Servants:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill do pass."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Houses Duty Repeal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on certain inhabited Houses containing less than Seven Windows or Lights, granted by an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Waggons, &c. Duty Repeal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other Carriages, granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

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. Graves and Mr. Eames:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius. Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Larking's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Larking Esquire, with Elizabeth Marcon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And Mr. Simeon appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Larking, Mr. Simeon was heard to state the Allegations of the Bill.

Then Mr. Timothy Tyrrel was called in, and being sworn, produced the Order of the House of the 14th of February last, and informed the House, "He had served a Copy of the same on Mrs. Larking, together with a Copy of the Bill; that he was well acquainted with Mrs. Larking, when she lived with her Husband Mr. Larking; that upon serving her with the above mentioned Copy of the Bill, and of the Order of the House, he informed her of the Nature of them, and upon her asking him what she had best do, advised her to consult some professional Person on that Head."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. William Fleet Larking was called in, and being sworn, produced a Paper, which he informed the House, "Was a Copy of an Entry in the Marriage Register of the Parish of Gillingham, in the County of Kent, and that he had compared the same with the Original."

The same was read, and is as follows:

No. 202. (the Year 1778) (Page 71)

John Larking of this Parish, Batchelor, and Elizabeth Marcon of this Parish, Spinster, and a Minor, were married in this Church by Licence, with Consent of Parents, this Fifth Day of November, in the Year 1778, by me.

(signed) John Jenkinson Vicar.

This Marriage was solemnized between Us.John Larking.signed.
Elizabeth Marcon.

In the Presence of
(signed) George Pochin, Captain First Regiment Essex Militia.

(signed) Grace Weatherall."

The above is a true Copy of an Entry in the Marriage Register of the Parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent; as Witness my hand this 24th Day of February 1792.

Thomas Davies, Curate of Gillingham."

The Counsel being asked, "If they had no Witness who was present at the Marriage;" desired Mr. Tyrrell might be again called in. Accordingly he was again called in, and informed the House, "That a Lady who was present at the Marriage would have attended the House, but was prevented by Illness, having very lately miscarried, and that her Surgeon was of Opinion it would be dangerous for her to come out: that he was informed the Clergyman who married them was dead."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Thomas Adderley was called in, and being sworn, produced an Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the Commissary Court of the Lord Bishop of Winchester, in the County of Surrey, against Elizabeth Larking for Adultery, committed by her with Barfoot Juson, dated 28th July 1791; the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Andrew Edge was called in, and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of a Record of the Court of King's Bench, of a Judgement given in that Court in Easter Term, Thirty-first of His present Majesty, against Barfoot Juson, in an Action for Criminal Conversation with Elizabeth Larking Wife of John Larking, for £2,000 Damages besides Costs of Suit.

The Witness informed the House, "That he had compared the said Copy with the Original, and that the same was a true Copy;" the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mrs. Mary Knowles was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she keeps the British Hotel at Boulogne, and that on the 14th of April 1791, two Persons who passed by the Name of Langport came to lodge there; that they lived together as Man and Wife, and slept in the same Bed." Being asked, "How she knew they slept in the same Bed?" she said, "There was but one Bed in the Room." Being asked, "If in all other respects they treated each other as Man and Wife?" she said, "Yes."

Then Christopher Hill Harris was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That in the Month of May 1791, he went to Boulogne to Mrs. Knowles, who on the 18th of the same Month accompanied him to a Madame du Pont Clary's House in the Rue de Pot de Terre at Boulogne, where he saw Mrs. Larking and Barfoot Juson." Being asked, "Why he went there?" he said, "To see that the Citation of the Ecclesiastical Court was properly served on Mrs. Larking."

Then the former Witness was asked, "Whether those two Persons she saw at Madame du Pont Clary's, were the same Persons who lodged with her?" she said, "Yes."

Then the last Witness being asked, "How long he had known Mrs. Larking?" said, "He knew her before her Marriage, in the whole about Sixteen Years, and that he knew Barfoot Juson when he was Servant to Mr. Larking." Being asked, "If he had any Conversation with Mrs. Larking or Barfoot Juson when he saw them at Madame du Pont Clary's?" he said, "All he wanted with Juson, was to identify that he was one of the Persons who passed under the Name of Langport; that when he was satisfied of that he withdrew, but that he had great Difficulty in persuading Mrs. Larking to let him see Juson."

The Witnesses were directed to withdraw.

Then the Counsel informed the House, "That he was in Hopes the Lady who was present at the Marriage, would be well enough to attend the House in about a Week."

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill, and the Second Reading thereof, be put off to Wednesday the 14th Day of this instant March.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8 Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

Jameson et al. against Russel and Sawers.

The Answer of John Russell, Writer to the Signet, and John Sawers of Bellsmills, to the Appeal of John Jameson, Sheriff Clerk of Alloa, and others, was this Day brought in.

Malt additional Duties Repeal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Malt, granted by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Candles Duty Repeal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing a certain Part of the Duty upon all Candles, (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles);" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Croscombe, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, being Parts of Mendip, Lyatt, and Dinder Hill, within the Parishes of Croscombe and Dinder, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Horsham Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole, in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex; and also for keeping in Repair a certain Branch of Road leading from the Direction-Post, near a certain Place called the Crabb Tree in the Parish of Beeding, otherwise Seal, through the Parishes of Nuthurst and Horsham, to the Town of Horsham, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cherrill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cherrill, through Calne to Studley Bridge; and from Cherrill to the Three Mile Borough, at the Top of Cherrill Hill, in the County of Wilts; and for more effectually amending the Turnpike Road from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Auckland Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering, raising, widening, repairing, and preserving the Road leading from the North End of the Turnpike Road called the Coal Road near West Auckland, in the County of Durham, to the Elsdon Turnpike Road at or near Elishaw, in the County of Northumberland; and for erecting, building, and making necessary and convenient Bridges, Mounts, and Batteries upon the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Beckett to take the Name of Turners' Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Gilbert Trowe Beckett Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take the Name, and bear the Arms of Turner, pursuant to the Will of Martha Turner Widow, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Avebury Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Upton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Upton, in the Parish of Ratley, to the North End of Bridge Street, in the Town of Great Kington, and from thence to the Guide Post, at the Town of Wellesbourne Hastings, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Raybould's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Raybould with Joannah Pearsall, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next.

Ordered, That George Stamps do attend this House on Wednesday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

E. Radnor's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Jacob Earl of Radnor, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the state of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Martii 1792.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
March. Townshend.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

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

Bills passed.

1. "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

2. "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

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

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

3. "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

4. "An Act for repealing the Duties on Female Servants."

5. "An Act to repeal the Duties on certain inhabited Houses, containing less than Seven Windows or Lights, granted by an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

6. "An Act for repealing the Duties on Waggons, Wains, Carts, and other Carriages, granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

7. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from the End of the Town Close, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Chalk Pits near Thetford, in the County of Norfolk."

8. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Benedict's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk, and from Halfpenny Bridge, in Honingham, to the Bounds of Yaxham; and also a Lane called Hangman's Lane, near the Gates of the said City."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

9. "An Act for Naturalizing John Baptist Davallon."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Malt Additional Duties Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Malt, granted by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt."

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

Candles Duty Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing a certain Part of the Duty upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles)."

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

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

Croscombe, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, being Parts of Mendip, Lyatt, and Dinder Hill, within the Parishes of Croscombe and Dinder, in the County of Somerset."

Horsham Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex; and also for keeping in Repair a certain Branch of Road leading from the Direction Post near a certain Place called The Crab Tree, in the Parish of Beding, otherwise Seal, through the Parishes of Nuthurst and Horsham, to the Town of Horsham, in the said County."

Cherrill Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cherrill through Calne to Studley Bridge, and from Cherrill to the Three Mile Burrough, at the Top of Cherrill Hill, in the County of Wilts; and for more effectually amending the Turnpike Road from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne."

Beckett to take the Name of Turner, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Gilbert Trowe Beckett Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take the Name and bear the Arms of Turner, pursuant to the Will of Martha Turner Widow, deceased."

Avebury Enclosure Bill.

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

Upton Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Upton, in the Parish of Ratley, to the North End of Bridge Street, in the Town of Great Kington, and from thence to the Guide Post at the Town of Wellesbourne Hastings, in the County of Warwick."

Auckland Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, raising, widening, repairing, and preserving the Road leading from the North End of the Turnpike Road called The Coal Road, near West Auckland, in the County of Durham, to the Elsdon Turnpike Road at or near Ellishaw, in the County of Northumberland; and for erecting, building, and making necessary and convenient Bridges, Mounts, and Batteries upon the same."

Milne against Skene:

Upon reading the Petition of James Campbell, Agent for Alexander Milne Esquire, of Chappleton, Appellant in an Appeal, to which George Skene Esquire, of Skene, is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner has by this Forenoon's Post received an Appeal from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session, the last of which is dated the 18th February 1792; and of course the Appeal ought to have been engrossed on Parchment, and presented this Day agreeable to the Standing Orders; but as there is not sufficient Time for engrossing the Appeal on Parchment, so as to be lodged this Day;" the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, "That Their Lordships will receive the Appeal in the State it now is, or To-morrow, by which Time it will be engrossed:"

Leave to present Appeal.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present the said Appeal To-morrow, when engrossed.

Gordon against Skene:

Upon reading the Petition of James Campbell Agent for Captain John Gordon, of Logan, Appellant in an Appeal, to which George Skene Esquire, of Skene, is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner has by this Forenoon's Post received an Appeal from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session, the last of which is dated the 18th of February 1792; and of course the Appeal ought to have been engrossed on Parchment, and presented this Day agreeable to the Standing Orders; but as there is not sufficient Time for engrossing the Appeal on Parchment, so as to be lodged this Day;" the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, "That Their Lordships will receive the Appeal in the State it now is, or To-morrow, by which Time, it will be engrossed:"

Leave to present Appeal.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present the said Appeal To-morrow, when engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 10o Martii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Graham.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Daer against Johnstone and Stewart.

The Answer of Peter Johnstone, of Carnsallock, Esquire, and the Honourable Keith Stewart of Corsewell, Freeholders of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, to the Appeal of Basil William Douglas Esquire, commonly called Lord Daer, eldest Son of the Right Honourable Dunbar Earl of Selkirk, was this Day brought in.

Malt Additional Duties Repeal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Malt, granted by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Candles Duty Repeal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing a certain Part of the Duty upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles)."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Gordon against Skene:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain John Gordon of Logan, complaining of five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 31st of May, the 5th of July, the 26th of November, and two of the 21st of December 1791, and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 18th of February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that George Skene Esquire of Skene, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Skene may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Saturday the 7th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Counsel or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Campbell to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell, of Craven Street, Strand, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain John Gordon, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Scotland:"

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

Milne against Skene:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Milne Esquire of Chapelton; complaining of five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 31st of May, the 5th of July, the 26th of November, and two of the 21st of December 1791; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 18th of February 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that George Skene Esquire, of Skene, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Skene may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Saturday the 7th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Counsel or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Campbell to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell, of Craven Street, Strand, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Milne Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Scotland:"

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

Kekewich's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Kekewich and Robert Kekewich, Esquires; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Beckett to take the Name of Turner, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Gilbert Trowe Beckett Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take the Name, and bear the Arms of Turner, pursuant to the Will of Martha Turner Widow, deceased."

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

E. Graham. L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Carlisle.

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.

Cherrill Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cherrill through Calne to Studley Bridge, and from Cherrill to the Three Mile Burrough, at the Top of Cherrill Hill, in the County of Wilts; and for more effectually amending the Turnpike Road from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne."

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.

Horsham Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid, to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex; and also for keeping in Repair a certain Branch of Road leading from the Direction Post near a certain Place called The Crab Tree, in the Parish of Beding, otherwise Seal, through the Parishes of Nuthurst and Horsham, to the Town of Horsham, 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.

Avebury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting several Open and Common Lands and Grounds within the Parish of Avebury, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Upton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Upton, in the Parish of Ratley, to the North End of Bridge Street, in the Town of Great Kington, and from thence to the Guide Post, at the Town of Wellesbourne Hastings, 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 on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stone, Poor Act.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Workhouse for the Reception of the Poor of the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford; and for regulating and employing the Poor therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hentig and Anderson's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John William Hentig and Jacob Anderson;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gourgas and Soret's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Mark Gourgas and James Soret;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doxat and Brandt's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Alphonso Doxat and Charles Frederick Brandt;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Walker's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Schroder's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Reedsdale Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Waste Lands, Moors, or Commons, within the Manor of Reedsdale and Parish of Corsenside, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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 Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl Graham 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 right-trusty and well-beloved, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue: (that is to say) An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Malt, granted by an Act made in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt." "An Act for repealing a certain Part of the Duty upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles)." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear 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, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, 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 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 Tenth Day of March, in the Thirty-second Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

2. "An Act for repealing the Duties upon Malt, granted by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt."

3. "An Act for repealing a certain Part of the Duty upon all Candles (except Wax and Spermaceti Candles)."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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