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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: May 1792 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 382-409. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116918 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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May 1792 1-10

DIE Martis, 1o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brook & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Warminster Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing seveveral Roads leading from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts; and for amending several other Roads in or near the said Town, for repairing several Roads in and leading through the Town of Warminster; for paving and repairing the Footways, and regulating the Market, within the said Town of Warminster."

Renfrew Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to the Road leading from Renfrew to Greenock by Corsehill, and by the Side of the River Clyde, and by Port Glasgow, and the Bridge at Inchinnan; and for more effectually making, and repairing and altering the Course of the said Road from Renfrew to Greenock; and for making and repairing other Roads connecting therewith, and leading to and from Paisley, in the County of Renfrew, and the Branches thereof; and for shutting up Bye-Roads that are useless to the Publick."

Leeds Church Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel in the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Collingham Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham, through Wetherby, to the City of York."

Stanley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Liberty of Stanley, in the County of Derby."

Bond Streets Coach Stand, Removal Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing the Stand of Hackney Coaches out of New Bond Street and Old Bond Street, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the Liberty of of Westminster."

Dean and Chapter of Bristol's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and undivided Trinity of Bristol, to grant a Lease of Part of the Lands of the said Dean and Chapter, in the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel, in the City of Bristol, for the Purpose of building thereon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Consolidated Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or others Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard, and Grease; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; to the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clark's Hydrometer; and to the allowing the Importation of Seal Skins, cured with foreign Salt, free of Duty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Jamaica &c. Free Ports Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah la Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George, in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Roseau, in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, One of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Botolph Annuitants Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church, and building a new Workhouse."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boston Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boston Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Haven and Harbour of Boston, in the County of Lincoln; and for regulating the mooring and removing of Ships and other Vessels within the said Haven and Harbour, and for removing Obstructions therein."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Coombe Hill Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Foot of Coombe Hill, in the Parish of Leigh, in the County of Gloucester, to join the River Severn, at or near a Place called Fisher's, otherwise Fletcher's Leap, in the Parish of Deerhurst, in the said County."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Elgin.
E. Balcarras.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.
L. Heathfield.
L. Fife.

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.

Hodges Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadle's Hill aforesaid to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley to the Town of Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

St. Bride's Church Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride in the City of London; and for providing a Workhouse for the same Parish," was committed.

Seamens' Encouragement Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy, and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wifes and Families, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments; and for further extending the Benefits thereof, to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served, on Board any of His Majesty's Ships."

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."

Seamen's Wages Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the Payment of Wages, Prize Money, and other Allowances, due for the Service of Petty Officers and Seamen, on board any of His Majesty's Ships, and for further extending the Benefits thereof, to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on Board any of His Majesty's Ships."

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."

Trehawke or Kekewicks Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the legal Estate in Fee-Simple of divers Manors and other Hereditaments, mortgaged or conveyed in Trust to John Trehawke Esquire, deceased, after the Date of his Will," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

E. Wemyss against Sir A. Hope.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Francis Charteris Earl of Wemyss, is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Hope of Craighall, Baronet, is Respondent, Ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause Ex-parte by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas Hog of Newliston Esquire, is Appellant, and Rebecca Hog and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

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 Thursday last.

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then several Papers were produced and read.

Then the Lord Viscount Stormont was sworn at the Table by the Lord Chancellor, and examined in his Place.

Then several other Papers were produced and read.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 2o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dumfries.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Howe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Seamen's Encouragement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy, and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments; and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving or who may have served on board any of His Majesty's Ships."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Seamen's Wages Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twentysixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the Payment of Wages, PrizeMoney, and other Allowances due for the Service of Petty Officers and Seamen on board any of His Majesty's Ships, and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on board any of His Majesty's Ships."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hodges Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley to the Town of Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Bride's Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride, in the City of London; and for providing a Workhouse for the same Parish."

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 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.

Trehawke, or Kekewick's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the legal Estate in Fee-simple of divers Manors and other Hereditaments, mortgaged or conveyed in Trust to John Trehawke Esquire, deceased, after the Date of his Will."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sleaford Canal Bill, Petition against and for.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners and Occupiers of Lands in Holland Fen, and the Eleven Towns of Holland, in the County of Lincoln, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from Sleaford Castle Causeway through the Town of Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, along the Course of Sleaford Mill Stream and Kyme Eau, to the River Witham, at or near Chappel Hill, in the same County, and for making necessary Cuts for better effecting the said Navigation;" and praying Their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, or against such of the Clauses or Provisions therein contained, as they may be advised, and that Their Lordships will be pleased to grant such Relief in the Premises as to Their Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against such of the Clauses or Provisions as they may be advised, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Noblemen, and of the several other Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others Owners of Estates in Holland Fen, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln:

Also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, Owners and Occupiers of Low Lands in the several Parishes of South Kyme, Heckington, Ewerby, Asgarby, and Howell, in the County of Lincoln:

And also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, Owners and Occupiers of Low Lands in the several Parishes of Anwick, North Kyme, Ruskington, and Dorrington, in the County of Lincoln, severally taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and severally praying Their Lordships, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Collingham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham through Wetherby to the City of York."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Doncaster.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Moray.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dumfries.
E. Elgin.
E. Balcarras.
E. Glasgow.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Graham.
E. Kerr.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Howe.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Bagor.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Dorchester.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Douglas.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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.

Leeds Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel in the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Stanley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Liberty of Stanley, in the County of Derby."

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

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

Tydd's St. Mary Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, and other Waste Grounds in the Parish of Tydd Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Warminster Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, and for amending several other Roads in or near the said Town; for repairing several Roads in and leading through the Town of Warminster, for paving and repairing the Footways, and regulating the Market within the said Town of Warminster."

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

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

Renfrew Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to the Road leading from Renfrew to Greenock by Corsehill, and by the Side of the River Clyde, and by Port Glasgow and the Bridge at Inchinnan; and for more effectually making and repairing and altering the Course of the said Road from Renfrew to Greenock; and for making and repairing other Roads connecting therewith, and leading to and from Paisley, in the County of Renfrew, and the Branches thereof; and for shutting up Bye-Roads that are useless to the Public."

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

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

Horncastle Navigation Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the Canal called Tattershall Canal, from the River Witham to the Town of Tattershall, and extending the same into the River Bain, and for making the said River Bain Navigable, from thence to or into the Town of Horncastle, all in the County of Lincoln; and also for amending and rendering complete the Navigable Communication between the said River Witham and the Fosdike Canal, through the High Bridge, in the City of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tewksbury Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of and belonging to the Parish of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westerham Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Russell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Eaton Bridge Turnpike Road at Cockham Hill, in the Parish of Westerham, in the County of Kent, through the Village of Limpsfield, to the Village of Titsey, over Botley Hill, Worms Heath, and Wallingham Common, to the Turnpike Road leading from Croydon to Godstone, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burlton Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Russell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Burlton, in the County of Salop, through Knockin, to Llanymynech, in the same County, and from Knockin to the East End of the Llanriader Road, and from Place Carrick Lane to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry, near Coid Issa Mountain, and from Oswestry Turnpike Road on Knockin Heath to the East End of Knockin Lane;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hereford Cathedral Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Hereford to re-build the West End of the Cathedral Church of Hereford, and to repair other Parts thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Peebles Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twentysixth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Peebles, and for making the said Acts more effectual; and for better regulating the Statute Labour within the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mold Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

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

Bishop Wearmouth Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wear, from the Bank or Shore thereof, in the Parish of Bishop Wearmouth, in the County of Durham, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Monk Wearmouth, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Farringdon Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Market House, in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Libel Juries Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last, for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel;" on Friday next; and for the Judges then to attend to deliver their Opinions upon the Questions put to them, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Friday the 11th Day of this instant May, and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions; and that the Lords be summoned.

Weldon Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Brown Senior, of Geddington in the County of Northampton, Carrier and Liquor Merchant, and Nathaniel Catling, do attend on Monday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Great Weldon and Little Weldon, in the County of Northampton," stands committed.

Ld. Daer against Johnstone and Stewart.

Upon reading the Petition of Basil William Douglas, commonly called Lord Daer, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Peter Johnstone and Keith Stewart Esquires, Respondents thereto; setting forth, "That the Parties in this Cause finding that they cannot have the Assistance of Counsel from Scotland, if the Hearing comes on during the present Session of Parliament, are desirous that it should be delayed till the next Session;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to delay the Hearing of this Cause, till the next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Ogilvie against Gordon.

The House being informed, "That Miss Mary Gordon of Buthlaw, Respondent to the Appeal of Mrs. Anne Ogilvie, had not put in her Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of William Dymock, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in her Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily in a Week.

Govan against Boyd:

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Govan, Merchant, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Spencer Boyd is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That the Appellant lately presented his Appeal to Their Lordships, from an Interlocutor or Decree of the Court of Session of the 6th of March 1792, made in a Cause wherein the Respondent was Pursuer, and the Appellant Defender: That the Appellant being advised to submit to an Affirmance of the said Interlocutor, humbly prays, that Their Lordships will be pleased to affirm the said Interlocutor, and dismiss the Appeal without Costs, the Respondent's Agent consenting:"

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the said Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of, be and is hereby affirmed.

Isle of Wight Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Conveyance of Sheep between Cowes in the Isle of Wight, and the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth; and to extend the same to Horses and Lambs; and to amend the said Act."

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."

Saddleworth Road Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from Stand Edge, within Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to or near Mump's Brook, in the Township of Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Road leading out of the said intended Road, through or near Dobcross, to or near a Place called Wall Hill in Saddleworth aforesaid; and also another Road leading out of the said first mentioned Road, at or near a Place called Shaw Hall, to or near a Place called Hollins, all in Saddleworth 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."

Stourbridge Roads Bill.

The Earl of Coventry made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads from Blakedown Pool, in the Parish of Hagley, and County of Worcester, to the Top of Smallbrooke Street; and from the Five Ways to Easy Row, in Birmingham, in the said County of Warwick," was committed.

Renfrew Statute Labour Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Renfrew, and for levying Conversion Money in Lieu of Labour in certain Cases; and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the said County," was committed.

St. Pancras Burial Ground Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing an additional Burying Ground for the Use of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex; and for shutting up the present Footpath leading through the Church Yard, and making a commodious one in Lieu thereof," was committed.

Worcester Poor Bill.

The Earl of Lauderdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes of Saint Martin and Saint Clement, which are Part within the City of Worcester, and Part within the County of Worcester; and for providing a Burial Ground for the Use of such Parishes," was committed.

Scotch Episcopalians Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to Pastors, Ministers, and Lay Persons of the Episcopal Communion in Scotland;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 3o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

Isle of Wight Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Conveyance of Sheep between Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, and the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and to extend the same to Horses and Lambs; and to amend the said Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Saddleworth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from Stand Edge, within Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to or near Mump's Brook, in the Township of Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Road leading out of the said intended Road, through or near Dobcross, to or near a Place called Wall Hill, in Saddleworth aforesaid; and also another Road leading out of the said first-mentioned Road, at or near a Place called Shaw Hall, to or near a Place called Hollins, all in Saddleworth aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourbridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads from Blakedown Pool, in the Parish of Hagley, and County of Worcester, to the Top of Smallbrooke Street, and from the Five Ways to Easy Row, in the Town of Birmingham, in the said County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Renfrew Statute Labour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Renfrew, and for levying Conversion Money in Lieu of Labour in certain Cases; and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Pancras Burying Grounds Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing an Additional Burying Ground for the Use of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex; and for shutting up the present Foot Path leading through the Church Yard, and making a commodious one in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Worcester Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes of Saint Martin and Saint Clement, which are Part within the City of Worcester, and Part within the County of Worcester; and for providing a Burial Ground for the Use of such Parishes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hereford Cathedral Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Hereford to re-build the West End of the Cathedral Church of Hereford, and to Repair other Parts othereof."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Grenville.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.

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

Burlton Roads 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 Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Burlton, in the County of Salop, through Knockin to Llanymynech, in the same County, and from Knockin to the East End of the Llanriader Road, and from Place Carrick Lane to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry, near Coid Issa Mountain, and from Oswestry Turnpike Road on Knockin Heath, to the East End of Knockin Lane."

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

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

Beaumont Peerage, Committee put off to next Session.

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

Sleaford Canal Bill, Petition in support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln, and of the several other Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Owners and Occupiers of Estates in Holland Fen, and the Eleven Towns of Holland, in the said County of Lincoln, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from Sleaford Castle Causeway, through the Town of Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, along the Course of Sleaford, Mill Stream and Kyme Eau, to the River Witham, at or near Chappel Hill, in the same County; and for making necessary Cuts for better effecting the said Navigation;" and praying Their Lordships, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Bond Street, Coach Stand Removal Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing the stand of Hackney Coaches out of New Bond Street and Old Bond Street, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the Liberty of Westminster," be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Horncastle Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the Canal called Tattershall Canal, from the River Witham to the Town of Tattershall, and extending the same into the River Bain; and for making the said River Bain Navigable from thence to or into the Town of Horncastle, all in the County of Lincoln; and also for amending and rendering complete the Navigable Communication between the said River Witham and the Fosdike Canal, through the High Bridge, in the City of Lincoln."

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

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor 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 several Papers were produced and read; and several Witnesses were sworn and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Mold Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 14th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Tewkesbury Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, of and belonging to the Parish of Tewkesbury, in the Counof Gloucester."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 15th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Great Farringdon Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Market House, in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, 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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Griffith's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Thomas Griffith Esquire, and Henrietta Maria his Wife, in the Parish of Kiddington alias Cuddington, in the County of Chester, and in the Parishes of Llanvilling and Penant, in the County of Montgomery, in Sir Richard Brooke Baronet, as Mortgagee in Fee-simple; and for vesting the Equity of Redemption thereof, in the said Thomas Griffith, and His Heirs, and for settling an Estate of the said Thomas Griffith, in the Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint, in Lieu thereof," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Daniel's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain settled Leasehold Lands and Tenements of Edward Daniel, Gentleman, and Catherine his Wife, in that Part of the Parish of Clifton, which lies within the City of Bristol, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled upon the Trusts of the said settled Estates," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

D. Norfolk's Exchange Bill.

The Lord Viscount Stormont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange, agreed upon between Charles Duke of Norfolk, and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Nottingham, and Derby," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ogbourn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Parish of Ogbourn Saint George, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Tydd St. Mary Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, and other Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Tydd Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

National Debt Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Sums in Commissioners, at the End of every Quarter of a Year, to be by them applied to the Reduction of the National Debt; and to provide for the Application of an additional Sum to the Reduction of the said Debt, in Case of future Loans."

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

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

Conference relative to Abolition of the Slave Trade.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Mornington and others:

To desire a Conference with this House, upon a Matter highly interesting to the Justice and Honour of the British Nation.

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in again, and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference as desired, and appoint it presently in the Painted Chamber."

The Lords following were named Managers of the Conference; (videlicet)

D. Leeds.
M. Townshend.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

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

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

And the Duke of Leeds reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who acquainted the Managers for the Lords, "That the Commons have desired this Conference with Their Lordships upon a Subject, which appears to them to be highly interesting to the Justice and Honour of this Nation; they have for some Time had under their Consideration the State of the Trade carried on by British Subjects, for the Purpose of procuring Slaves from Africa, and having received much Information upon this Subject, the Commons have come to several Resolutions thereupon, which Resolutions they have directed us to communicate to Their Lordships, and to desire Their Lordships' Concurrence thereto."

The Resolutions are these:

Resolved, That from and after the 1st Day of January 1796, it shall not be lawful to import any African Negroes, into any British Colonies or Plantations.

Resolved, That from and after a Time to be limited, it shall not be lawful to carry any African Negro from the Coast of Africa, or any African or Creole Slave, from any of His Majesty's Islands or Plantations in the West Indies, to any of the Dominions of any Foreign Power, in any Ship owned or navigated by British Subjects, or in any Foreign Ship or Vessel that may depart from the Ports of Kingston, Montego Bay, Santa Lucea, and Savannah la Mar, in the Island of Jamaica; or from the Ports of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, Roseau in the Island of Dominica, and Nassau in the Island of New Providence, in the Bahamas.

Resolved, That from and after a Time to be limited, it shall not be lawful for any Ships to clear out from any Port of Great Britain, for the Coast of Africa, for the Purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such Ships shall have been previously employed in the African Trade, or contracted for for that Purpose, previous to such Time.

Resolved, That from and after a Time to be limited, the Owner or Owners, or Master of every British Vessel which shall be entered outwards in any Port or Place in this Kingdom, or in His Majesty's Islands or Plantations in America, shall declare to the Principal Officers of His Majesty's Customs, of the Port or Place from whence the Vessel is about to depart, for the Purposes of taking on board Negroes on the Coast of Africa, the general Destination of the Voyage, and the particular Island or Islands in His Majesty's Plantations, to which he or they propose to carry the Negroes so purchased; and that one or more of the Owners, together with the Master or Person having the Command of such Ship or Vessel, shall with two sufficient Sureties enter into Bond to His Majesty in the Sum of One thousand Pounds for every Hundred Tons Burthen of such Ship or Vessel, and in a similar Proportion where the Tonnage shall fall short or exceed the above Burthen, to proceed directly from the Coast of Africa to some one of His Majesty's Plantations in the West Indies, or to the Island of New Providence in the Bahamas, and there land the Negroes taken on board on the Coast of Africa, unless the Master of such Vessel shall by Stress of Weather, or other unavoidable Accident, be obliged, for the Safety of the Vessel and the Crew, to carry such Ship or Vessel into the nearest Port of Safety.

Resolved, That from and after a Time to be limited it shall not be lawful to import into any of His Majesty's Islands or Plantations in America, any African Negro, or any African, Creole, or Mulatto Slave, from any foreign Island, Colony, Territory, or Dominion in America.

Resolved, That from and after a Time to be limited, the Tonnage of Shipping annually cleared out from the different Ports of this Kingdom to the Coast of Africa, for the Purpose of purchasing Negroes, shall not exceed a Number of Tons to be limited.

They are also directed by the Commons to communicate to Their Lordships, a Copy of the Information which they have received, together with Copies of the Papers and Accounts which have been laid before them relating to this Subject."

And the said Resolutions being read by the Clerk:

Resolutions of H. C. and Papers on the Subject, to be printed.

Ordered, That the said Resolutions, together with the Evidence and such Papers as have not already been ordered to be printed by the House, be printed.

Petition against the Abolition.

Upon reading the Petition of the Agents of the West India Colonies, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That the Petitioners having seen a Paper printed by the Order of the Honourable the House of Commons, on the 1st of this instant, intituled, The Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Measures to be taken for the Abolition of the Trade carried on by British Subjects for the Purpose of procuring Slaves from Africa," and have also seen in the Votes of the said House, that the Resolutions con tained in the said Report had been ordered to be communicated to Their Lordships for their Concurrence; the Petitioners in behalf of their Constituents, whose Interests are deeply affected by the said Resolutions, most humbly pray that a Day may be appointed for them to be heard by themselves or their Counsel previous to Their Lordships' coming to any Decision thereupon:"

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

Lords summoned.

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

Bolton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and allotting a certain Common or Waste Ground called Bolton Moor, and other the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Great Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages and Places within the Towns of Great Bolton and Little Bolton; and for supplying the said Towns with Water; and for providing Fire Engines and Fire Men; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Encroachments, and Annoyances, and for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs within the said Towns;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Manchester and Salford Police Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Booth's Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing to Joseph Booth, and to the Public, the Benefit of a certain Invention or Discovery therein mentioned, for which he hath obtained Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 4o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Talbot.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Bp. Norwich takes the Oaths.

This Day Charles Lord Bishop of Norwich took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Hog against Hog and Lashley.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Thomas Hog, of Newliston, Esquire, is Appellant and Mrs. Rebecca Lashley, formerly Hog, and Thomas Lashley are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Manchester and Salford Police Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Nottingham Canal Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Cromford Canal, in the County of Nottingham, to or near to the Town of Nottingham, and to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge; and also certain Collateral Cuts therein described from the said intended Canal," 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."

Hexham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Parts of the Commons, Moors, or Tracts of Waste Land called Hexhamshire and Allendale Common, and also certain Town Fields within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for stinting the de-pasturing of the other Parts of the said Commons, Moors, or Waste Land;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burford Roads, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from the Town of Burford, in the County of Oxford, to Leachlade, in the County of Gloucester; and for making a Road from thence to the River Isis or Thames; for building a Bridge across the said River; and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road leading from Leachlade to Inglesham; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the said last mentioned Road to and through the Town of Highworth, in the County of Wilts, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Cricklade to Swindon, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stathern Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dumfries.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Hog against Hog and Lashley:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday the 20th and Monday the 30th Days of April last, as on Friday the 4th, and Monday the 7th Days of this instant May, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Hog of Newliston, Esquire, complaining of certain Parts of three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 15th of December 1789, and 11th of March, and 2d of December 1790, and also of certain Parts of five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 2d and 21st of December 1790, and 7th of June, 29th of November, and 23d of December 1791; and praying, "That the same in so far as complained of 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, shall seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Mrs. Rebecca Lashley, formerly Hog, eldest Daughter of the late Roger Hog of Newliston Esquire, Spouse of Thomas Lashley of London Esquire, and of the said Thomas Lashley for his Interest, 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 several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Griffith's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Thomas Griffith Esquire, and Henrietta Maria his Wife, in the Parish of Kiddington, alias Cuddington, in the County of Chester; and in the Parishes of Llanvilling and Penant, in the County of Montgomery, in Sir Richard Brooke Baronet, as Mortgagee in Fee-Simple; and for vesting the Equity of Redemption thereof in the said Thomas Griffith and his Heirs; and for settling an Estate of the said Thomas Griffith, in the Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint, in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

D. Norfolk's Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between Charles Duke of Norfolk, and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Nottingham, and Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Daniel's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain settled Leasehold Lands and Tenements of Edward Daniel, Gentleman, and Catherine his Wife, in that Part of the Parish of Clifton, which lies within the City of Bristol, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled upon the Trusts of the said settled Estates."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Ogbourn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Parish of Ogbourn Saint George, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tydd St. Mary Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh and other Waste Grounds in the Parish of Tydd Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nottingham Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Cromford Canal, in the County of Nottingham, to or near to the Town of Nottingham, and to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge, and also cer tain Collateral Cuts therein described, from the said intended Canal."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Manchester and Salford Police Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Elgin.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Spencer.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. De Clifford.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Grantley.
L. Sommers.

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

Bishop Wearmouth Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wear, from the Bank or Shore thereof, in the Parish of Bishop Wearmouth, in the County of Durham, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Monk Wearmouth, in the same 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cheslyn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste Lands, called Cheslyn Common, in the Liberties of Great Saredon, Little Saredon, and Great Wyrley, in the County of Stafford."

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

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

Burford Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from the Town of Burford, in the County of Oxford, to Leachlade, in the County of Gloucester, and for making a Road from thence to the River Isis or Thames; for building a Bridge across the said River, and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road leading from Leachlade to Inglesham; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the said last mentioned Road to and through the Town of Highworth, in the County of Wilts, to the present Turnpike Road, leading from Cricklade to Swindon, in the same County."

Bolton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and allotting a certain Common or Waste Ground called Bolton Moor, and other the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Townships of Great Bolton in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the Towns of Great Bolton and Little Bolton; and for supplying the said Towns with Water, and for providing Fire Engines and Firemen, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Encroachments, and Annoyances, and for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs within the said Towns."

Hexham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Parts of the Commons, Moors or Tracts of Waste Land, called Hexhamshire and Allendale Common, and also certain Town Fields, within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for stinting the depasturing of the other Parts of the said Commons, Moors, or Waste Land."

Booth's Patent Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing to Joseph Booth, and to the Public, the Benefit of a certain Invention or Discovery therein mentioned, for which he hath obtained Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain."

Stathern Enclosure Bill.

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

Peebles Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Peebles; and for making the said Acts more effectual, and for better regulating the Statute Labour within 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Quick to take the Name of Nutcombe, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Nutcombe Quick, of Nutcombe, in the County of Devon, Clerk, and his First and other Sons and their Issue Male, and his Daughters and their Issue, to take and use the Surname of Nutcombe, according to the last Will and Testament of Hannah Nutcombe Bluett deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

At the End of the Bill insert, ("Saving to all Persons, all such Right, Title, Interest, Claim and Demand as they or any of them can, shall, or may have for or under any Breach, or Neglect, or Omission, in the Performance of the said Proviso and Condition, as fully as if this Act had not been made.")

At the End of the Title to the Bill insert ("and for ratifying Conveyances made by the said Nutcombe Quick, and his only Son by the Surname of Nutcombe.")"

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

Welton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Welton in the Marsh, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Manchester Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Manchester, to or near the Towns of Ashtonunder-lyne and Oldham, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

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

Leeds Church Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel in the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York," 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 follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 5. L. 2. Leave out from ("in") to ("such")

L. 3. Leave out ("his Lordship's") and insert ("the"), and in the same Line after ("Will") insert ("of the said late Lord Bishop of Bristol")"

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

Warminster Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, and for amending several other Roads in or near the said Town; for repairing several Roads in and leading through the Town of Warminster; for paving and repairing the Footways, and regulating the Market, within the said Town of Warminster," 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."

Strahan's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of certain Glebe Lands, belonging to the said Vicarage," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned, had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Curtis's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Saint David's reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Edward Curtis during his Life, and after his Death the Guardians of his Children, during their Minority, to grant Building Leases of certain Pieces of Ground at Clifton, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Kirby Kendal Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal, at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch from at or near Gale Moss by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

Pr. 47. L. 11. Leave out from ("Rent") to ("and") in Press 48. Line 26."

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

Chancery Offices 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 empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out a further Sum of the Suitors Money upon proper Securities, and for applying the Interest towards discharging the Expences of the Office of the Accountant General; and for building Offices for the Masters in Ordinary in Chancery, and a Public Office for the Suitors of the said Court, and Offices for the Secretaries of Bankrupts and Lunaticks; and for building Repositories for securing the Title Deeds of the Suitors of the said Court, and the Records and Proceedings of the Commissioners of Bankrupts, and Lunaticks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Colton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, and leasing or letting certain Commons or Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Colton, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rates in the said Parish; and for making Exchanges of Lands, within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of "An Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to continue the Term of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbals to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew, so far as the said Act relates to the Road from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge; and for more effectually making, widening, repairing, and keeping in Repair the said Road, and the Road of Communication between the said Road from Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, and the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Cuthbert Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevelyan and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a Tract of Common or Waste Land, Part of the Forest of Mendip, lying within the Manors of East Horrington and Chilcot, in the out Parish of Saint Cuthbert in Wells, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Balfour et al. against Scott et al.

Upon reading the Petition of David Hay Balfour and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Miss Henrietta Scott and others, Respondents thereto; setting forth, "That the Parties in the above mentioned Cause are desirous that the Hearing thereof should be adjourned till the next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying, "That the Hearing of the said Cause, be adjourned till next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Archibald Duff is Appellant, and Janet Henderson, and James Young her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Turner's Patent Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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-uponTweed, for a limited Time."

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

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

Servants' Characters Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the forging and counterfeiting Certificates of Servants Characters;" be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Bond Street Coach Stand Removal Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing the Stand of Hackney Coaches out of New Bond Street, and Old Bond Street in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the Liberty of Westminster."

It was moved, "That the said Bill, be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

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

Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of several Noblemen, Gentlemen, and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying, "That they may be heard by their Counsel before the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed, and that Provision may be made in the said Bill, to prevent any Stand of Hackney Coaches, being appointed within any of the Principal Streets, within the said Parish:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee, as desired, and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Willougby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Strahan's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Curtis's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Edward Curtis during his Life, and after his Death, the Guardians of his Children, during their Minority, to grant Building Leases of certain Pieces of Ground at Clifton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. Powis takes the Oaths.

This Day Arthur Earl of Powis took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Bolton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and allotting a certain Common or Waste Ground, called Bolton Moor, and other the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Great Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the Towns of Great Bolton and Little Bolton, and for supplying the said Towns with Water; and for providing Fire Engines and Firemen; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Encroachments, and Annoyances; and for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs within the said Towns."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Abercorn.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Moray.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Balcarras.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. De Clifford.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Porchester.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Burford Roads, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from the Town of Burford, in the County of Oxford, to Leachlade, in the County of Gloucester, and for making a Road from thence to the River Isis or Thames; for building a Bridge across the said River; and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road leading from Leachlade to Inglesham; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the said last mentioned Road, to and through the Town of Highworth, in the County of Wilts, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Cricklade to Swindon, in the same County."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 22d instant, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Colton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing or letting certain Commons, or Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Colton, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof, in Aid of the Poor's Rates in the said Parish, and for making Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish."

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

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

Glasgow Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term of Two Acts made in the Twenty-sixth and Twentyseventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbals to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew, so far as the said Act relates to the Road from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge; and for more effectually making, widening, repairing, and keeping in Repair the said Road, and the Road of Communication between the said Road, from Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, and the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 15th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

St. Cuthbert Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a Tract of Common or Waste Land, Part of the Forest of Mendip, lying within the Manors of East Horrington and Chilcot, in the Out Parish of Saint Cuthbert in Wells, in the County of Somerset."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 15th instant, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hexham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Parts of the Commons, Moors, or Tracts of Waste Land called Hexhamshire and Allendale Common, and also certain Town Fields within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for stinting the Depasturing of the other Parts of the said Commons, Moors, or Waste Land."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 17th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stathern Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 15th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chancery Offices Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out a further Sum of the Suitors' Money upon proper securities; and for applying the Interest towards discharging the Expences of the Office of the Accountant General; and for building Offices for the Masters in Ordinary in Chancery, and a Public Office for the Suitors of the said Court, and Offices for the Secretaries of Bankrupts and Lunaticks; and for building Repositories for securing the Title Deeds of the Suitors of the said Court, and the Records and Proceedings of the Commissioners of Bankrupts and Lunaticks."

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.

Derby Paving Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on behalf of themselves and others, Owners and Occupiers of Houses in the Borough of Derby:

Also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on behalf of themselves and others, Owners and Occupiers of Houses in the Borough of Derby, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Borough of Derby; and for selling a certain Piece of Waste Ground, situate within the said Borough, called Nun's Green, towards defraying the Expence of the said Improvements;" and, severally, praying Their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against such Part of the said Bill, as relates to the Mode of Taxation, and that the same may not pass as it now stands, or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

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 Lord Hawkesbury on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To our right trusty and right well-beloved, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue: (that is to say) An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed." An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hog's Lard, and Grease; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made Use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures, to go into Parts beyond the Seas; to the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer; and to the allowing the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty." "An Act for making perpetual an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah la Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Roseau in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, One of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions." "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy, and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages, and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments;" and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on Board any of His Majesty's Ships." "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the further preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the Payment of Wages, Prize Money, and other Allowances, due for the Service of Petty Officers and Seamen on Board any of His Majey's Ships;" and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on Board any of His Majesty's Ships." "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church, and building a new Workhouse." "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for amending an Act of the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Haven and Harbour of Boston, in the County of Lincoln; and for regulating the mooring and removing of Ships and other Vessels within the said Haven and Harbour, and for removing Obstructions therein." "An Act to revive and continue so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Conveyance of Sheep between Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, and the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth; and to extend the same to Horses and Lambs; and to amend the said Act." "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride, in the City of London; and for providing a Workhouse for the same Parish." "An Act for providing an additional Burying Ground for the Use of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex; and for shutting up the present Foot-path leading through the Church Yard; and making a commodious one in Lieu thereof." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes of Saint Martin and Saint Clement, which are Part within the City of Worcester, and Part within the County of Worcester; and for providing a Burial Ground for the Use of such Parishes." "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Renfrew; and for levying Conversion-Money in Lieu of Labour in certain Cases; and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the said County." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Cromford Canal, in the County of Nottingham, to or near to the Town of Nottingham, and to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge; and also certain Collateral Cuts therein described from the said intended Canal." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley, to the Town of Horsham, and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex." "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from Stand Edge, within Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to or near Mump's Brook, in the Township of Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and also a Road leading out of the said intended Road, through or near Dobcross, to or near a Place called Wall Hill, in Saddleworth aforesaid; and also another Road leading out of the said first-mentioned Road, at or near a Place called Shaw Hill, to or near a Place called Hollins, all in Saddleworth aforesaid." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Road from Blakedown Pool, in the Parish of Hagley, and County of Worcester, to the Top of Smallbrooke Street, and from the Five Ways to Easy Row, in Birmingham, in the said County of Warwick." "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." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, and other Waste Grounds in the Parish of Tydd Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Parish of Ogbourn Saint George, in the County of Wilts." 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 notify, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster the Eighth Day of May, 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."

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

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

2. "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hog's Lard, and Grease; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; to the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer; and to the allowing the Importation of Seal Skins cured with foreign Salt, free of Duty."

3. "An Act for making perpetual an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah-la-Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Roseau in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions."

4. "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy, and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages, and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same for the Support of their Wives and Families, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments;" and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served, on Board any of His Majesty's Ships."

5. "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the Payment of Wages, Prize Money, and other Allowances due for the Service of Petty Officers and Seamen on Board any of His Majesty's Ships;" and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served, on Board any of His Majesty's Ships."

6. "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph-without-Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church and building a new Workhouse."

7. "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln."

8. "An Act for amending an Act of the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Haven and Harbour of Boston, in the County of Lincoln, and for regulating the mooring and removing of Ships and other Vessels within the said Haven and Harbour, and for removing Obstructions therein."

9. "An Act to revive and continue so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Conveyance of Sheep between Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, and the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and to extend the same to Horses and Lambs; and to amend the said Act."

10. "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride, in the City of London; and for providing a Workhouse for the same Parish."

11. "An Act for providing an additional burying Ground for the use of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, and for shutting up the present Footpath leading through the Church Yard, and making a commodious one in lieu thereof."

12. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes of Saint Martin and Saint Clement, which are Part within the City of Worcester and Part within the County of Worcester, and for providing a Burial Ground for the use of such Parishes."

13. "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Renfrew, and for levying Conversion Money in Lieu of Labour in certain Cases, and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the said County."

14. "An Act for making and maintaing a Navigable Canal from the Cromford Canal, in the County of Nottingham, to or near to the Town of Nottingham, and to the River Trent near Nottingham Trent Bridge; and also certain collateral Cuts therein described, from the said intended Canal."

15. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twentyfourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow."

16. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley, to the Town of Horsham, and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex."

17. "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from or nearly from Stand Ege, within Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to or near Mump's Brook, in the Township of Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and also a Road leading out of the said intended Road through or near Dobcross, to or near a Place called Wall Hill in Saddleworth aforesaid; and also another Road leading out of the said first-mentioned Road at or near a Place called Shaw Hall, to or near a Place called Hollins, all in Saddleworth aforesaid."

18. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick respectively, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Road from Blakedown Pool, in the Parish of Hagley and County of Worcester, to the Top of Smallbrooke Street, and from the Five Ways to Easy Row, in Birmingham, in the said County of Warwick."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

19. "An Act for 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."

20. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh and other Waste Grounds in the Parish of Tydd Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln."

21. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Parish of Ogbourn Saint George, in the County of Wilts."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

E. Fitzwilliam's Exchange Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating certain Exchanges between the Right Honourable the Earl Fitzwilliam and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, and the Right Honourable the Lord Hawke and the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe, and to enable Trustees to make future Exchanges, of a detached Part of the Estates of the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kynnyndmond's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Lands and Estates of Melgund and Kynnyndmond, and other Lands and Estates comprized in the Deed of Entail, executed by the deceased Sir Alexander Murray Baronet, upon the Thirteenth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and ten, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and invest the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled and secured to the same Series of Heirs, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are contained in the aforesaid Deed of Entail;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Almond and Airdrie Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads from the New Bridge over the Water of Almond, on the Confines of the Counties of Edinburgh and Linlithgow, by the Town of Bathgate to Baillieston, in the County of Lanerk; and for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road from the said Line of Road; and for building a Bridge over the Water of Avon at Torphichen Mill; and for discharging the Trustees for executing Two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, from the Care of such Part of the Road from Newhouse Inn to Glasgow as leads from the Confines of the Parishes of Monkland and Shotts, to the East Boundary of Baillieston aforesaid, and putting the same under the Power of the Trustees appointed by this Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Honiton Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Penn Inn, in the County of Dorset, to or near Shipley Lane, in the Parish of Honiton, in the County of Devon, and from Northcote Lane, in Honiton aforesaid, to or near Collumpton, in the said County of Devon, and several other Roads in the Counties of Dorset, Devon, and Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis, as relates to the Road from Fair Mile Inn to Straightway Head, otherwise Stretwood Head, in the Parish of Whimple, in the said County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swell Wold Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and repairing the Roads from Swell Wold, in the Parish of Lower Swell, in the County of Gloucester, to or near the Sixth Mile Stone on the Turnpike Road leading from the Borough of Tewkesbury to the Town of Stow, in the same County, and from the North East End of the Swan Lane, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the same County, to the Turnpike Road leading to Evesham, in the Parish of Sedgeborough, in the County of Worcester, and from the Town of Winchcomb, in the said County of Gloucester, by a Place called Stamp Cross, to or near the Tenth Mile Stone on the said Turnpike Road leading from Tewkesbury to Stow aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

South Malling Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and alter and amend the Powers of Two several Acts, passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glynd Bridge, and from thence through Firle Street, under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex; (except so far as the said Acts relate to that Part of the said Road which lies between a Place commonly called Bo-peep, in the Parish of Alciston, and Longbridge aforesaid;) and for amending and keeping in Repair several other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hemswell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Hemswell, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Syerston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Syerston, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bury St. Edmunds Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, to and through the Town of Thetford, in the County of Norfolk, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Lynn, through the Parish of Cranwich, in the said County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lanark Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as relates to the repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanark;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nith Salmon Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating and improving the Salmon Fisheries in the River Nith, in the County of Dumfries;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

March Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Town or Hamlet of March, in the Manor and Parish of Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge; and for altering and amending an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Portsea Paving Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Heathcote and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, widening, and regulating the Streets, Courts, Roads, Lanes, Ways, Rows, Alleys, and Public Passages and Places, within the Town of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for re moving and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions within the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Flint Glass Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Laws of Excise, relating to the Manufactory of Flint Glass;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ventura's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Carmarthen Goal, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Goal and House of Correction, for the Town and County Borough of Carmarthen, and for supplying the said Town and County Borough, and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for paving, watching, lighting, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Ways, Roads, and Public Passages, and for widening and making the same more commodious; and removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein, and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newport Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from, or from some Place near Pontnewynydd, into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport, and a collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a Place called Cryndau Farm, to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Railways or Stone Roads, from such Cuts or Canals, to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Renfrew Roads Bill.

The Earl of Derby reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to the Road leading from Renfrew to Greenock, by Corsehill, and by the Side of the River Clyde, and by Port Glasgow, and the Bridge at Inchinnan; and for more effectually making, and repairing, and altering the Course of the said Road from Renfrew to Greenock; and for making and repairing other Roads connecting therewith, and leading to and from Paisley, in the County of Renfrew, and the Branches thereof; and for shutting up Bye-Roads that are useless to the Public," 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."

Kirkby Kendal Canal Bill.

The Earl of Derby also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg, and also another Navigable Branch from at or near Gale Moss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:"

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

Pr. 13. L. 39. Leave out from ("respectively") to ("Provided") in Press 14. Line 21.

Pr. 47. L. 11. Leave out from ("Rent") to ("and") in Press 48. Line 26.

Pr. 87. L. 14. After ("said") insert ("Canal")

Pr. 88. L. 13. & 14. Leave out ("Four hundred fourteen thousand and")

Pr. 133. L. 11. Leave out ("or") and insert ("and")"

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

The King against Amery in Error.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, presented to the House on the 22nd of December 1790, be taken into Consideration on Saturday the 19th of this instant May; and that the Petitioner may then be heard by his Counsel in Support of the Prayer of the said Petition; and that Counsel be heard in Behalf of the Defendant at the same Time.

Warminster Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts; and for amending several other Roads in or near the said Town; for repairing several Roads in and leading through the Town of Warminster; for paving and repairing the Footways, and regulating the Market, within the said Town of Warminster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Welton-in-the-Marsh, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Quick to take the Name of Nutcombe, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Nutcombe Quick of Nutcombe, in the County of Devon, Clerk, and his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male, and his Daughters and their Issue, to take and use the Surname of Nutcombe, according to the last Will and Testament of Hannah Nutcombe Bluett deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

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

Slave Trade, &c., to be considered:

It was moved, "That this House do forthwith proceed to enquire into the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also into the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar Trade, and into the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, to leave out the Words ("this House do forthwith proceed") and instead thereof to insert ("a Committee be appointed")

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words proposed to be left out, shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, "To insert in the said Motion after the Word ("Sugar") the Words ("Coffee and Cotton")"

The same was agreed to; and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That this House do further proceed to take into Consideration the present State of the said Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also into the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trade, and into the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same, on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Petition against the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Estwick Esquire, Agent for the Honourable the Members of His Majesty's Council in the Island of Barbadoes; setting forth, That certain Queries having been put by the Right Honourable the Lords, and other Members of the Committee of Privy Council here for Trade and Plantations, to the Honourable the Members of His Majesty's Council in the aforesaid Island, Answers to those Queries were given, as will appear by the Report of the said Privy Council, now on Their Lordships Table: That upon the Return of those Answers, the following Instructions were sent to the Petitioner, to wit:

Letter of Instructions to Samuel Estwick Esquire, from the Committee of Council in Barbadoes, on the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Barbadoes Feb. 22d 1788.

Sir,

We the Committee appointed to correspond with you as Agent to the Council, beg Leave to call your Attention to a Subject of a very interesting Nature, to the Commercial Interest of Great Britain, and to the Welfare and Prosperity of this Island. Endeavours we understand are using, and a Bill we hear is to be introduced into Parliament, for the Abolition of the African Negro Trade to the British West India Islands: if Success should attend this Measure, the Island must be effectually ruined. To you who so well know our Situation, and how impossible it is to cultivate our Lands without a regular Supply of Negroes for that Purpose, it will be unnecessary to enlarge on this Subject: you know full well that Trade, like Rivers, will find its Course; that if this Trade is stopped to the British Islands, it will increase more rapidly to those Islands belonging to France, Spain, and Holland; that while additional Strength is given to those Foreign Countries, Great Britain must be essentially injured in her Commerce, and in her Marine dependant on that Commerce; that while those Countries increase their Sugar and Cotton Trade, ours must dwindle totally to Decay, for Want of a Supply of Hands to work the Lands. Thus the Parent State must be injured, in Proportion to the Sufferings of Our Colonies: That the Negroes from natural Causes decrease in this Island, and without a constant Supply, would be inadequate to our Purposes, is true: That this Decrease proceeds from severe Usage, is not a Fact: The Negroes in this Island are in general in happier Situations than many of the Poor in Great Britain: In all Countries some Abuses will arise; this may be seen every where; but surely the partial Abuse of an useful and necessary Commerce can never be a sufficient Reason for its Abolition: You know how impracticable it would be to cultivate our Lands with White Vagrants; those would prove only a Banditti of Robbers.

The Council expect from you, Sir, the most forcible Opposition to this pernicious Plan of abolishing the African Trade. Your own good Sense will point out to you the properest Method to be pursued. It is necessary that Men should be acquainted with the true State of the Case, and that the Delusion of false Representation should be removed.

We are, with great Regard,

Your faithful and obedient humble Servants.

Henry Trere.
John Best.
Jos. Keeling."

That the Question for the Abolition of the Slave Trade coming on to be decided in the House of Commons in the last Session of Parliament, a very considerable Majority of that House appeared against that Question. That the Constituents of the Petitioner, supposing that the Sense of the House of Commons having been so decidedly taken against the Abolition of this Trade, no further Attempts would be made to effect this Purpose, and if there were, the Magnitude of the Question would only serve still to lessen even the Minority that had been for it, have omitted to furnish the Petitioner with any fresh Instructions upon so important a Business. That contrary to these well-grounded Expectations, both in the Petitioner's Constituents as well as in himself, it now appears that a Vote of the House of Commons has been in the present Session of Parliament obtained for the Abolition of this Trade. That of this Change of Policy and of Opinion, however proceeding in the House of Commons, the Petitioner's Constituents are wholly unapprized; and which will be no less unexpected to to them than matter of the highest Chagrin and Disappointment: That under these Circumstances, looking up to the unbiassed Justice at all Times of this House;" the Petitioner most humbly prays, "That Time may be allowed to his Constituents to prove by vivâ voce Evidence upon Oath at Their Lordships' Bar, not only the Truths they have alledged in Objection to the Abolition of this Trade, but to detect the Falsehoods that have been so industriously propagated with a view to the contrary Effect."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Carliol.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Renfrew Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to the Road leading from Renfrew to Greenock by Corsehill, and by the Side of the River Clyde, and by Port Glasgow, and the Bridge at Inchinnan; and for more effectually making and repairing and altering the Course of the said Road from Renfrew to Greenock; and for making and repairing other Roads connecting therewith, and leading to and from Paisley, in the County of Renfrew, and the Branches thereof, and for shutting up Bye-Roads that are useless to the Public."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Kirkby Kendal Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch from at or near Gale Moss by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Hasting's 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 Thursday last.

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then several Papers were produced and read, and several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire To-morrow Morning, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

E. Sandwich takes his Seat:

This Day John Earl of Sandwich sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father John Earl of Sandwich: His Lordship, having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Manchester Canal Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Manchester to or near the Towns of Ashton-underLyne and Oldham, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 6. L. 27. Leave out ("therefrom") and insert ("from the said intended Canal")

Pr. 13. L. 11. Leave out from ("Attendance") to ("provided") in Press 14. Line 21. and insert Clause (A)

Clause (A) "And be it further enacted, That the said Company of Proprietors in making the said intended Canal, shall not deviate more than One hundred Yards from the Course or Direction delineated in the said Map or Plan, and set forth in the said Book of Reference, nor cut, carry, or convey the same Canal into, through, across, under, or over any Part or Parts of the several Estates, Lands, or Grounds, now or late belonging to, or reputed to belong to the said several and respective Persons named or described in the said Book of Reference, other than within the like Distance of One hundred Yards from such Part or Parts as are mentioned in the said Book of Reference in that Behalf, without the Approbation and Consent in Writing, signed by the Person or Persons to whom such Estates, Lands, and Grounds do or shall respectively belong."

Pr. 31. L. 1. After ("Suit") insert Clause (B).

Clause (B). "And be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons whomsoever shall, at any Time or Times, hereafter apply for any Act or Acts of Parliament to enable him, her, or them to make a Navigable Cut or Canal to pass from or near the Town of Rochdale, in the said County of Lancaster, to the Town of Manchester aforesaid, the said Company of Proprietors shall, without further Proof, be deemed and taken as consenting thereto, and that it shall and may be lawful for the Proprietor or Proprietors of the Cut or Canal so to be applied for, or the Person or Persons by him, her, or them duly authorised in that Behalf, at any Time or Times after such Act or Acts of Parliament shall be obtained to form a Junction and Communication with the said intended Canal, and also to cross the same, and to navigate thereon, without being subject to any further Restrictions or Regulations, and without paying, or rendering, or being liable to pay or render any greater Rate or Rates, Tonnage or Tonnages, or other Impositions for or in respect thereof, than any other Person or Persons navigating the like Distance on the said intended Canal, are or may be subject or liable to under or by virtue of this Act, so as the same be done without diverting any Spring or Springs, Stream or Streams of Water which are necessary for supplying the said intended Canal, and without taking or using any Water out of or from the said intended Canal, and without doing any Injury or Damage to the said intended Canal, and so as the Person or Persons making any such Cut or Canal as aforesaid; or the Proprietor or Proprietors thereof shall, if thereunto required by the said Company of Proprietors, make, erect, and maintain a Stopgate or Stopgates across the same, in order to prevent the Water from being drained or wasted out the said Canal intended to be made by virtue of this Act, by making such other Cut or Canal to communicate with, or to cross the said intended Canal."

Pr. 38. L. 4. Leave out from ("notwithstanding") to ("And") in Press 40. Line 15. and insert Clause(C.)

Clause (C). "Provided always, and be it further enacted, That the said Company of Proprietors shall and are hereby required, at their own Expence, by a Bason or Well, to turn the Water which shall necessarily pass and flow down the said intended Canal in navigating Vessels thereon, (except so much thereof as shall be necessary for the Use of the said Navigation), after such Water shall have passed the lowest Lock to be made across the said intended Canal into the present Tunnel belonging to Francis Duke of Bridgewater, made near to Bank Top in Manchester aforesaid, any Thing in this Act to the contrary hereof notwithstanding."

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

Scotch Episcopalians Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to Pastors, Ministers, and Lay Persons of the Episcopal Communion in Scotland;" 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 made a Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

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

Ford and Lowick Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from Cornhill Burn, by Pallinsburn and Flodden Lane, to Milfield March Burn, and by Ford Bridge to Lowick; and also seve ral other Roads therein mentioned, all in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hessle, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, draining, and improving the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the several Townships or Hamlets of Hessle, Anlaby, and Tranby, in the County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull; and for making a Compensation in lieu of Tythe for certain ancient enclosed Land within the said several Townships or Hamlets, and also within the Township or Hamlet of Wooferton, otherwise Wolfreton, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Berwick Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton's Lanes and Eymouth; and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth, and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton's Lanes, in the County of Berwick; and for repairing, widening, and amending several Roads, and for regulating the Statute Labour in the said County of Berwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ld. de Clifford's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Leasehold Estates of Edward Baron de Clifford, in Spring Garden, in Middlesex, from the Pin-money Jointure, and Younger Childrens' Portions secured thereon; and for making such Portions the first Charge upon the Residue of the Funds subjected thereto; and for empowering the Trustees of the said Baron de Clifford to sell the Remainder of the said Leaseholds, and apply the Produce upon the Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and until Sale, to grant building and repairing Leases;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

National Debt Commissioners Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Twentysixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Sums in Commissioners at the End of every Quarter of a Year, to be by them applied to the Reduction of the National Debt, and to provide for the Application of an additional Sum to the Reduction of the said Debt, in case of future Loans," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

The King against Amery in Error, Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Saturday the 19th Day of this instant May, upon the Petition of Ralph Eddowes, of the City of Chester, Merchant, Relator in a certain Information in the Nature of a Quo Warranto against Thomas Amery, claiming to exercise the Office of an Alderman of the City of Chester, and Defendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein The King was Plaintiff; praying, "That an Order may be made that the Court of King's Bench do tax the Petitioner's Costs, pursuant to the Statute in that Case made and provided; and that when so taxed, there may be entered in Their Lordships' Journal an Award of the said Costs to the said Relator in the Information, in Order that the Petitioner may take the proper Steps for the Recovery of his said Costs."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10o Maii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Hessle, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, draining, and improving the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the several Townships or Hamlets of Hessle, Anlaby, and Tranby, in the County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull; and for making a Compensation, in Lieu of Tythe, for certain ancient enclosed Lands within the said several Townships or Hamlets, and also within the Township or Hamlet of Wooferton, otherwise Wolfreton, in the same County."

Great Carlton Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Low Lands within the Parish of Great Carlton, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Manchester and Salford Police Bill.

The Earl of Derby reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Coombe Hill Canal Bill.

The Earl of Derby made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Foot of Coombe Hill, in the Parish of Leigh, in the County of Gloucester, to join the River Severn at or near a Place called Fisher's, otherwise Fletcher's Leap, in the Parish of Deerhurst, in the said County," was committed.

Ford and Lowick Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from Cornhill Burn, by Pallinsburn and Flodden Lane, to Milfield March Burn, and by Ford Bridge to Lowick; and also several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham."

Berwick Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton's Lanes and Eymouth, and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton's Lanes, in the County of Berwick; and for repairing, widening, and amending several Roads, and for regulating the Statute Labour, in the said County of Berwick."

Manchester Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Manchester to or near the Towns of Ashtonunder-Lyne and Oldham, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Syerston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Syerston, in the County of Nottingham."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Somerset.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Balcarras.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Dacre.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Loughborough.
L. Porchster.
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.

Honiton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Penn Inn, in the County of Dorset, to or near Shipley Lane, in the Parish of Honiton, in the County of Devon, and from Northcote Lane, in Honiton aforesaid, to or near Collumpton, in the said County of Devon; and several other Roads in the Counties of Dorset, Devon, and Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis, as relates to the Road from Fair Mile Inn to Straightway Head, otherwise Stretwood Head, in the Parish of Whimple, in the said County of Devon."

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

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

Almond and Airdrie Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads from the New Bridge over the Water of Almond, on the Confines of the Counties of Edinburgh and Linlithgow, by the Town of Bathgate, to Baillieston, in the County of Lanerk; and for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road from the said Line of Road; and for building a Bridge over the Water of Avon at Torphichen Mill; and for discharging the Trustees for executing Two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, from the Care of such Part of the Road from Newhouse Inn to Glasgow, as leads from the Confines of the Parishes of Monkland and Shotts to the East Boundary of Baillieston aforesaid, and putting the same under the Power of the Trustees appointed by this Act."

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

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

Portsea Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, widening, and regulating the Streets, Courts, Roads, Lanes, Ways, Rows, Alleys, and Publick Passages and Places within the Town of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions within the said Town."

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

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

Swell Wold Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and repairing the Roads from Swell Wold, in the Parish of Lower Swell, in the County of Gloucester, to or near the Sixth Mile Stone on the Turnpike Road leading from the Borough of Tewkesbury to the Town of Stow, in the same County; and from the North East End of the Swan Lane, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the same County, to the Turnpike Road leading to Evesham, in the Parish of Sedgeborough, in the County of Worcester; and from the Town of Winchcomb, in the said County of Gloucester, by a Place called Stamp Cross, to or near the Tenth Mile Stone on the said Turnpike Road, leading from Tewkesbury to Stow 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.

March Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Town or Hamlet of March, in the Manor and Parish of Doddington, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for altering and amending an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge."

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

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

Flint Glass Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Laws of Excise relating to the Manufactory of Flint Glass."

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.

Hemp and Flax Accounts delivered.

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

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

An Account of the Quantities of Hemp and Flax certified to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called England, and of the Monies directed to be issued to the Order of the Quarter Sessions of the different Counties undermentioned, between the 9th Day of May 1791, and the 9th Day of May 1792:" Also,
"Amount of Sums allowed by the Justices of Peace for the undermentioned Counties to the Clerks of the Peace for Business done under the Act for encouraging the Growth of Hemp and Flax, and paid by Order of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, between the 9th Day of May 1791, and the 9th Day of May 1792."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Bury St. Edmund's Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, to and through the Town of Thetford, in the County of Norfolk, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Lynn, through the Parish of Cranwich, in the said County of Norfolk."

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

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

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

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

The House was resumed.

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

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial. Lanark and Hamilton Road Bill.

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

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the Town of Lanark to the Town of Hamilton, in the County of Lanark," 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."

Peebles Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Peebles, and for making the said Acts more effectual and for better regulating the Statute Labour within the said County," was committed.

Collingham Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham, through Wetherby, to the City of York," was committed.

Newport Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from or from some Place near Pontnewynydd into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport, and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a Place called Cryndau Farm, to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Railways or Stone Roads from such Cuts or Canals to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 18th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Glasgow Road Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Bakers in Glasgow, William Robertson and Company, and Robert Craig, Proprietor of Mills on the River Kelvin, in the Neighbourhood of Glasgow, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twentyseventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie; aud from the Village of Gorbals to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew, so far as the said Act relates to Road from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge; and for more effectually making, widening, repairing, and keeping in Repair the said Road, and the Road of Communication between the said Road from Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, and the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde;" and praying the House, "To allow them to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, or such Parts thereof as affect the Interests of the Petitioners:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, or such Parts thereof as affect their Interest, as desired, before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Adjourn.

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