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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: March 1793 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 543-555. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116932 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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March 1793 1-10

DIE Veneris, 1o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brook & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Militia Men's Families Relief Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot, to serve in the Militia of this Kingdom, and of Substitutes serving therein, and to explain and amend an Act of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and reducing into one Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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.

D. Marlborough's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Duke of Marlborough, and Lincoln College Oxford."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Dorchester.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Porchester.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 18th Day of this instant March, at Ten o'Clock, in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

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 a Witness was called in, and further 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.

Two Judges Leave to go the Circuit.

Ordered, That Mr. Justice Ashhurst and Mr. Baron Thomson have leave to go the Circuit.

Warwick Canal Bill.

The Earl Brooke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called the Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations," 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. 22. L. 8. After ("Behalf") insert ("nor belonging to any other Person not named in such Book of Reference")

"Pr. 52. L. 1. After ("on") insert ("and") and in the same Line and Line 2, leave out ("supporting and maintaining")"

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

Kemble against Playfair & Esten.

Upon reading the Petition arid Appeal of Stephen Kemble, Manager of the New Theatre of Edinburgh; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary on the Bills in Scotland, of the 6th of February 1793; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 26th of February 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, altered, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Robert Playfair, Writer in Edinburgh, designing himself Trustee for the Creditors of John Jackson, Manager of the Theatre Royal of Edinburgh, and Mrs. Harriet Pye Esten, Lessee of the said Theatre, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Playfair and Harriet Pye Esten may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 29th Day of this instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 2o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Warwick Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called the Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations."

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 Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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.

Militia Men's Families Relief Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia of this Kingdom, and of Substitutes serving therein; and to explain and amend an Act of Parliament passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending and reducing into one Act of Parliament the Laws relating to the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Wakefield Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and amending certain Acts of the Fourteenth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the North End of Wakefield Bridge to Halifax, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

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 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 Friday Morning, the 12th Day of April 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 Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 4o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.

PRAYERS.

Caithness Peerage, Report from Committee:

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Sir James Sinclair, Baronet, to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Earl of Caithness, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House: "That the Committee had met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and had heard Counsel for the Petitioner upon his said Claim, and after full Consideration had of what was offered and produced in Evidence by the Counsel, had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet)

"Resolved, That the Petitioner, Sir James Sinclair, Baronet, hath made out his Claim to the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Earl of Caithness."

Which Report, being read twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Resolution, That the Petitioner hath made out his Claim.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner, Sir James Sinclair, Baronet, hath made out his Claim to the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Earl of Caithness.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Sir A. Irvine and Kinnear against Valentine:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine Baronet, and Robert Kinnear, are Appellants, and Alexander Valentine is Respondent:

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

The following Order and Judgement were made:

"After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday the 18th, Thursday the 21st, and Monday the 25th Days of February last, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine, of Balmain, Baronet, and Robert Kinnear, Tenant of Easter and Wester Pitgarvie, in the County of Kincardine; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of June, and Two of the 9th of July 1791, and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 28th of February 1792; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet; as also upon the Answer of Alexander Valentine, late of Wester Pitgarvie, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

"It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the 30th of June 1791, complained of in the said Appeal, be varied, by inserting after the Word ("Cause") the following Words ("without Prejudice however to any Claims or Demands which may be competent to the Creditors of the Respondent, or to the said Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine, merely as Creditor, and to their Trustees in respect thereof"); and in respect that the said Robert Kinnear appears not to have been yet heard for his Interest before the Court of Session, or the Lord Ordinary: It is therefore further ordered, That the said Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session to hear Parties upon the said Interest of the said Robert Kinnear; and in respect that in Case of Judgement passing in Favour of the said Robert Kinnear, the Privity and Relation, which may thereupon be found to subsist between Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine and the said Robert Kinnear, may appear to make some Difference as to the Mode and Form of Redress which may be competent to the Pursuer, Alexander Valentine: It is further ordered and adjudged, That the said Consideration be in like Manner remitted back to the said Court of Session: And it is further ordered and adjudged, That in the mean Time the said Interlocutor be reversed, in so far as it finds that the Defenders, Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine and Robert Kinnear, his Tenant, must remove from the said Farm at the Term of Martinmas then next, without Prejudice however to any Point which may arise thereupon; and that, with these Variations, the said Interlocutor be affirmed: And it is further ordered, That the said Appeal be dismissed as to the said Interlocutor complained of, dated the 9th of July 1791, but without Prejudice to the several Matters herein before remitted, or to any Consequence which may arise from thence: And it is further ordered and adjudged, That the said Interlocutor of the 28th of February 1792, complained of in the said Appeal be and the same is hereby affirmed, without Prejudice to any other Questions which may arise."

Militia Men's Families Relief Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia of this Kingdom, and of Substitutes serving therein; and to explain and amend an Act of of Parliament passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and reducing into One Act of Parliament the Laws relating to the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wakefield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and amending certain Acts of the Fourteenth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the North End of Wakefield Bridge to Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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 Mr. Ord and Mr. Walker:

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

Benezech for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Benezech, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Cathcart presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Benezech."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Glanvill's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Glanvill, of Catch French, in the County of Cornwall, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill far the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Graham against Gowans.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Graham of Muirhouse dikes, complaining of five Interlocutors of the Lord Justice Clerk Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of January, 30th May, the 14th of June, the 29th of June, and 10th July 1792, also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 20th of November 1792; and also of another Interlocutor of the Lord Justice Clerk Ordinary of the 22d of February 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Thomas Gowans, one of the joint Tenants in the Glebe of Muirhouse dikes, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

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

Gairdner against Middleton et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Ebenezer Gairdner, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Middleton and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing this Day; setting forth, "That the Petitioners Case was printed and laid upon Their Lordships Table last Session of Parliament, and the same is signed by Sir John Scott, now His Majesty's Attorney General, and William Tait Esquire, Advocate at Edinburgh, both of whom were ready at that Time to have argued the Cause at Their Lordships Bar: That Sir John Scott the Petitioner's leading Counsel, has lately been preferred to the Office of His Majesty's Attorney General, and as the present Appeal involves the Conduct of a Revenue Officer, he has declined appearing against him; and Mr. Tait the Appellant's other Counsel is now at Edinburgh;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to permit this Appeal to be argued on behalf of the Petitioner by John Anstruther Esquire, and Thomas Macdonald Esquire, whom the Petitioner has instructed in that behalf:"

It is Ordered, That John Anstruther Esquire, and Thomas Macdonald Esquire, be allowed to argue the said Cause on the behalf of the Appellant, as desired.

Gadd and Mallard against Thomas:

Upon reading the Petition of John Thomas, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Abraham Gadd and John Mallard are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the said Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by Their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Rutherford and Young against Miller:

Upon reading the Petition of Walter Miller, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Hellen Rutherford and Andrew Young are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the said Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by Their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Rutherford against Dauglish:

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

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Blackburne's Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Blackburne of Orford within Warrington, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, on Behalf of himself, and of John Ireland Blackburne and Thomas Blackburne, his Insant Sons; and also the Petition of the reverend Thomas Blackburne of Thelwell in the County of Chester, Clerk, Isaac Blackburne of Hale, in the said County of Lancaster, Esquire, John Blackburne of Liverpool in the said County of Lancaster Esquire, Thomas Blackburne of Lynne-Regis in the County of Norfolk Merchant, Mary Blackburne Widow, John Blackburne of Manchester in the said County of Lancaster Merchant, Catherine Blackburne Spinster, Anna Blackburne of Leeds in the West Riding of the County of York Spinster, Anna Blackburne of Fairfield within Warrington in the said County of Lancaster Spinster, Thomas Patten Esquire and the reverend Geoffrey Hornby Clerk, the honourable Henry Murray, commonly called Lord Henry Murray, on Behalf of himself and of his Son Richard Murray an Insant of the Age of three Years or thereabouts, and of Elizabeth Kent Widow, Thomas Naylor Merchant, and Richard Wood Merchant; setting forth, "That the Petitioners presented a Petition to the House on the 12th Day of February last, which Petition Their Lordships were pleased to refer to the Consideration of Mr. Justice Ashburst and Mr. Justice Wilson; that the said Judges having been applied to for Permission to attend them on the Matter of the said Petition, stated that on account of other Business which would wholly take up their Time, to the Day when they must set out on their respective Circuits, it would not be practicable for them to pay the requisite Attention to the said Petition so referred to them, and to make a Report thereon to this House before their Departure, and that the said Judges have not met or had any Proceedings on the said Bill;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to refer their said Petition to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, or make such other Order therein, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Aberdare Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal, to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan; and for making and maintaining a Rail Way or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxstone juxta Neath, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lanvabon Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening and making a new Road from the Turnpike Road at Craig Evan Leyson, in the Parish of Lanvabon, to the Confines of the Parish of Ystradyvoduck near Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ladbroke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the Counties of Warwick and Northampton, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby, in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Riseley Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Bawtry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry, in the County of York, to East Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham, and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Uttoxeter Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Uttoxeter to the Westwardly Part of Hardiwick Heath, and for setting out and making a new Road from thence to Stoke near Stone; and for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Village of Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ledbury Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow, in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Vallotton's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Muller and Rapps' Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing "Emanuel Muller and John Rapp;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gartside's Petition to change Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Gartside Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner on the 31st Day of January last presented his Petition to Their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned, which Petition was referred to Mr. Baron Hotham and Mr. Justice Heath, that the said Judges not being able to attend the Examination of the said Bill, by Reason of their going upon the Circuit, and the said Judges not having proceeded at all upon the Bill;" the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, "That his said Petition may stand referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould:"

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 Martis, quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 5o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Uttoxeter Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Uttoxeter to the Westwardly Part of Hardiwick Heath, and for setting out and making a new Road from thence to Stoke near Stone; and for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Village of Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford."

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

E. Stanhope.
E. Bathurst.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Harrowby.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Aberdare Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan; and for making and maintaining a Railway or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxstone juxta Neath, in the said County."

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

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

Ledbury Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow, in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn, till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester."

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.

Lanvabon Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening and making a new Road from the Turnpike Road at Craig Evan Leyson, in the Parish of Lanvabon, to the Confines of the Parish of Ystradyvoduck, near Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan."

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.

Benezech takes the Oaths, in order to his Naturalization.

Peter Benezech took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Debtors Relief Bill.

The Lord Rawdon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on mesne Process; for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; and for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent insolvent Debtors."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Blackburn Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Harry Hoghton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hampton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Guide Post at the West End of the Town of Hampton over Sunbury Common to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Robin's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Morè et al. Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francois Morè, Philip Colomb Louys Gruaz, and John Amick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Warwick Canal Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called the Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Bawtry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bawtry, in the County of York, to East Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham, and from Little Drayton to Twiford Bridge, in the said County."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 6o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate.

The Answer of Robert Dundas Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland, to the Appeal of Major George Hay, was this Day brought in.

E. Wemyss against Sir A. Hope.

As was also the Answer of Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, to the Appeal of Francis Earl of Wemyss.

Gairdner against Fullerton's Representatives et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Ebenezer Gairdner, Linen Manufacturer and Merchant in Edinburgh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of February and 8th of March 1791; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet; as also upon the Answer of the Representatives of the deceased George Fullerton Esquire, late Collector of the Customs at Leith, James Primrose his Clerk, and George Middleton Esquire, Comptroller, and John Lindsay his Clerk, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:"

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

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

"GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." "An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia of this Kingdom, and of Substitutes serving therein; and to explain and amend an Act of Parliament passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and reducing into one Act of Parliament the Laws relating to the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called The Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called The Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations." "An Act for reviving, continuing, and amending certain Acts of the Fourteenth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the North End of Wakefield Bridge to Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the Counties of Warwick and Northampton, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited." "An Act for naturalizing John James Vallotton." 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 publicly 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 Alexander Lord Loughbrough, 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 well-beloved 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 be loved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Charles Lord Hawkesbury, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and 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 Sixth Day of March, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

2. "An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia of this Kingdom, and of Substitutes serving therein; and to explain and amend an Act of Parliament passed in the Twentysixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and reducing into one Act of Parliament the Laws relating to the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England."

3. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called The Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called The Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations."

4. "An Act for reviving, continuing, and amending certain Acts of the Fourteenth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the North End of Wakefield Bridge to Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

5. "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the Counties of Warwick and Northampton, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited."

6. "An Act for naturalizing John James Vallotton."

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.

Blackburn Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County of Lancaster."

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

D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Graham.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Harrowby.
L. Porchester.
L. Sommers.
L. Fife.

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.

Electoral Troops, King's Message respecting employing.

The Lord Grenville acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to Their Lordships."

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet)

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty having judged it expedient to employ in the Service of Great Britain a Body of His Electoral Troops, for the Purpose of assisting His Allies, the States General of the United Provinces, and of prosecuting, in a most effectual Manner, the just and necessary War in which His Majesty is engaged, His Majesty has thought proper to communicate the same to the House of Lords; and His Majesty relies on the Zeal of the House of Lords, that they will be ready to concur in making the necessary Provision for maintaining these Troops.

"G. R."

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Uttoxeter Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Uttoxeter to the Westwardly Part of Hardiwick Heath, and for setting out and making a new Road from thence to Stoke, near Stone; and for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Village of Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford," 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."

Ledbury Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and altering the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury in the County of Hereford; and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester," was committed.

Lanvabon Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening and making a new Road from the Turnpike Road at Craig Evan Leyson, in the Parish of Lanvabon, to the Confines of the Parish of Ystradyvoduck near Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan," was committed.

Aberdare Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Glamorganshire Canal to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan; and for making and maintaining a Railway or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant in the Parish of Cadoxtone juxta Neath in the said County," was committed.

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

Black and Grant against Gordon et al.

A Petition of George Gordon of Rothney, and the other Creditors of Alexander Auchendachy of Kincraigie Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Black and Isaac Grant are Appellants, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Answer put into this Appeal, owing to the Inaccuracy of the Service of the Order of Appeal, is in the Name of Alexander Auchindachy of Kincraigie and his Creditors, instead as it ought to have been, in the Name of "George Gordon of Rothney, and other Creditors of Alexander Auchindachy late of Kincraigie," however, the Cases have been prepared, printed as between the Appellants, and George Gordon and the other Creditors; and in order that the Judgement to be pronounced may correspond with the Record, the Petitioners humbly pray Their Lordships to allow them Liberty to amend their answer as above stated."

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

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their Answer as above stated, as desired.

Campbell to enter into Recognizance on Kemble's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Stephen Kemble, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Royal Exchange Assurance Companies Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Assureds by the Royal Exchange Assurance company, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors to grant, purchase and sell Annuities upon, or for Lives;" and praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or their Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, against the same being passed into a Law:"

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

Robin's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Lewis Robin."

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 the 20th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 7o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwillinm.
Comes Guilford.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Howe.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Ledbury Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn, till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Uttoxeter Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Uttoxeter, to the Westwardly Part of Hardiwick Heath, and for setting out and making a new Road from thence to Stoke near Stone, and for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Village of Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lanvabon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening and making a New Road from the Turnpike Road at Craig Evan Leyson, in the Parish of Lanvabon, to the Consines of the Parish of Ystradyvoduck, near Abernant in the County of Glamorgan."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Riseley Enclosure Bill.

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

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Somerset.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Howe.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Fortescue.
E. Dorchester.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Delaval.
L. Verulam.
L. Gage.

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.

Hampton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Guide Post, at the West end of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Major George Hay is Appellant, and Robert Dundas Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland, is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Street for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Street, of Burtley, in the Parish of Bramley, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Lucy Duncumb his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Onslow presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Street Gentleman, with Lucy Duncumb his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 22nd Day of this instant March, and that Notice thereof, be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Street may be heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Lucy Duncumb may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Electoral Troops, Address on King's Message respecting.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message to this House, of Yesterday; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Message was read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His Majesty's most gracious Message; and to assure His Majesty, that this House will chearfully concur, in every necessary Provision, for enabling His Majesty to maintain the Body of His Majesty's Electoral Troops, which His Majesty has been graciously pleased to inform us, he has found it expedient to employ in the Service of Great Britain, for the Purpose of assisting His Majesty's Allies the States General of the United Provinces, and of prosecuting in the most effectual Manner, the just and necessary War, in which His Majesty is engaged.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 8o Martii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Duff against Skene:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir James Duff Knight, one of the Freeholders of the County of Aberdeen, complaining of five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 31st of May, the 5th of July, and 26th November 1791, and 31st of January and 18th February 1792; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of George Skene, of Skene, Esquire, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be and the same are hereby reversed: And it is hereby declared, That the Freeholders of the County of Aberdeen did wrong in striking the Name of the Appellant from the Roll of Freeholders of the said County: And it is further ordered, That the said Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session, and that the said Court do grant Warrant to the Sheriff Clerk to insert the Name of the said Appellant again in the said Roll, in its proper Place."

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords, with White Staves, had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with Their Lordships' Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously."

Brecknock Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Brecknock, to the Monmouthshire Canal, near the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Rail Ways and Stone Roads from such Canal, to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Brecknock and Monmouth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stowmarket Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution an Act of Parliament of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Butcher to take the Name of Rodbard, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Butcher Esquire, and his Issue, to use the Surname and Arms of Rodbard, pursuant to the Will of Henry Rodbard Esquire;" and to acquaint this House. That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Plymouth Dock, &c. Water Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Towns of Plymouth Dock, Stoke Damarel, Stonehouse, and the parts adjacent, in the County of Devon, with Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Heaton's Bill.

The Lord Fife reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sarah Heaton, Widow, Mother and Guardian of John Heaton a Minor, to grant Building Leases, during his Minority, of Ground in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex," 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 re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Friday the 15th Day of this instant March.

Aberdare 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 the Glamorganshire Canal to or near the Village of Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan; and for making and maintaining a Rail Way or Stone Road from thence to or near Abernant, in the Parish of Cadoxtone juxta Neath, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

"Pr. 9. L. 24. After ("mistake") insert ("provided always that no Deviation shall be made from the Line or Course of the said intended Canal, into Lands or Grounds not described in the said Plan or Book of Reference, without the Consent in Writing of the Person or Persons through whose Lands or Grounds such Deviation shall be made")."

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

Blackburn Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hampton Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled "An Act for continuing and amending an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Guide Post at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex," was committed.

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate.

A Petition of His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Major James Hay is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Appeal is brought from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, of the 4th of February last; "Decreeing the Appellant to pay over to the Master subject to the Order of Court, on or before the 15th of May next, the Sum of nine thousand two hundred Pounds, being the Balance acknowledged remaining in his hands, referring to the Master to report betwixt and next Term;" "Whether and what Interest is due:" "That the Appellant having for Years retained this Money, the Object of the present Appeal appears Delay, to prevent which the Petitioner humbly prays Their Lordships to ap point this Cause to be heard on Thursday the 21st Day of this instant March, or such other Bye-Day in the present Session, as to Their Lordships shall seem proper."

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

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday the 21st Day of this instant March, as desired.

Mercers' Company's Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne, from the Mercers' Company, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

"The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1791 to the 10th of October 1792, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by two Acts, one of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London," and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Brown for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Brown, now residing in Chunar, in the Province of Bengal, in the East Indies, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for dissolving his Marriage; and for granting him such other Relief in the Premises as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Earl of Kellie presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire with Susannah Solley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 25th Day of this instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Edward Brown may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Susannah Solley may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Ochiltree Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Thomas Lord Castle Stewart, of the Kingdom of Ireland, Claimant of the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Ochiltree, of the Kingdom of Scotland; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, in Prosecution of his Claim to the Honour and Dignity aforesaid, was heard by his Counsel at Their Lordships' Bar, and produced sundry Instruments and other Evidence in Support of the same, and in Opposition to the Petitioner's Claim, the Attorney General was heard on Behalf of the Crown, and Counsel were also heard on Behalf of the Marquis of Tweeddale and others, who likewise opposed the Petitioner's Claim, and various Instruments and Writings were produced by them. These proceedings were had in the Months of May 1791, and March 1792. That afterwards upon the 13th Day of March 1792, when Their Lordships were hearing Counsel in the Case of the Vote of Lord Belhaven, the Attorney General appeared on behalf of His Majesty, and informed the Committee, "That since the last meeting of the Committee, he had been furnished with a material Piece of Evidence against the Claim of Lord Castle Stewart to the Title of Lord Ochiltree, and requested Leave to exhibit the same:" Which request having been acquiesced in, there was produced a certified Copy from the Records of the Privy Council, of a Letter superscribed by King James the First, of England, addressed to the Earl of Dumfermline, Chancellor of Scotland, and others, dated at Greenwich the 27th Day of May 1615; this Letter is on Pages 255 and 256 of Their Lordships' printed Minutes; and after it was produced Their Lordships proceeded in their Examination of the Vote of Belhaven; that afterwards, upon the 14th Day of June, and after the Petitioner's Counsel had maintained a very long Argument upon the Question respecting the Certificates, it appears from the Minutes of the Committee of Privileges, Page 309, "That Mr. Attorney General was heard to make an Observation touching the Charter set up by Lord Newark; that Mr. Adam was heard to make some Observations upon the Evidence produced by Mr. Attorney General against the Claim of the Lord Castle Stewart to the Title of Ochiltree; Mr. Attorney General was heard in Answer to the same; "That what was said upon this Occasion arose out of the Necessity of the Moment, Their Lordships being at that Time about to close the Committee of Privileges for that Session; and as the Petitioner's Counsel then imagined he might have no other Opportunity of being heard, he felt himself under the Necessity of urging such Arguments as occurred to him on the sudden; that the Petitioner's Counsel have, since that Period, had an Opportunity to examine the Copy of the above mentioned Letter, produced by the Attorney General as aforesaid; and he flatters himself, that if Their Lordships will permit them to be heard thereon, they will be able to shew and satisfy Their Lordships, that the Letter so produced, joined to the other Evidence already before Their Lordships, affords convincing Evidence that the Title of Ochiltree was in the Person of Sir James Stewart of Kelleith, limited to Heirs Male General; and the Petitioner, by the other Evidence in the Case, conceives that he has proved himself to be that Heir Male General;" and therefore praying, "That he may be permitted to be heard by his Counsel, on the Import and Effect of the aforesaid Letter of King James the First, of England, produced by Mr. Attorney General as aforesaid, on the 15th Day of May 1792:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel as prayed, as desired, before the Committee for Privileges on Monday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Black and Isaac Grant are Appellants, and George Gordon, of Rothney, and other Creditors of Alexander Auchindachy, of Kincraigie, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Stratford Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Shuckburgh and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation, in the Parish of King's Norton, into the Borough of Stratford-uponAvon, and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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