House of Lords Journal Volume 39
April 1793 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: April 1793 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 602-622. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116936 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1793 11-20

DIE Jovis, 11o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Townshend.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mount Edgecumbe.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Balfour et al. against Scott et al:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of David Hay Balfour, of Leys and Randerston Esquire, and his Guardians, and of Lucy Hay the Widow of Patrick Moncrieff of Reidie, Esquire, deceased, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of November 1787, in so far as it finds the Succession to David Scott's personal Estate in England falls to be regulated by the Law of England, and does not find and declare that Henrietta Scott is obliged either to collate the heritable Estate with the Petitioners and the other next of Kin, or to account for and pay over to them what she has received or may receive from the personal Estate of the said David Scott deceased, situated and being in England or elsewhere; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 17th of June 1788, adhering to the said former Interlocutors, on the Points reclaimed against, and refusing the Desire of the Petition; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors, so far as complained of, may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem proper;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Miss Henrietta Scott, of Scotstarvet, and her Guardians, complaining of a certain Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of November 1787, and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 17th of June 1788, adhering thereto; and praying "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, 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 Miss Henrietta Scott, and her Guardians, put in to the said original Appeal, and the Answer of David Hay Balfour of Leys, Esquire, and his Guardians, and Mrs. Lucy Hay, otherwise Moncrieff, put in to the said Cross Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said original Appeal be, and the same is hereby dismissed this House: And it is hereby further ordered and adjudged, That the said Interlocutors of the 16th November 1787, and 17th June 1788, complained of by the said Henrietta Scott in the said Cross-Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed: And it is hereby declared, that the said Henrietta Scott is entitled to claim her Distribution Share, in the whole personal Estate of her said Uncle David Scott of Scotstarvet in Scotland, without collating his heritable Estate, to which she succeeded as Heir, insomuch as she claims the said Share of the said personal Estate by the Law of England, where the said David had his Domicil at the Time of his Death.

Knight, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Thomas Knight of the City of Gloucester, Clerk; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Wiltshire, Somersetshire and Gloucestershire in Trustees, to the Uses of the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, deceased, in lieu of an Estate in Worcestershire, limited to such Uses by the said Will, and for vesting the Estate in Worcestershire in Warren Hastings Esquire, in Fee-Simple."

Gartside, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Gartside Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Gartside Esquire to grant and convey the Inheritance in Fee-Simple, for building upon reserving Rents, or to make Building Leases of any Part of his settled Estate in Little Bolton in the County of Lancaster."

D. Norfolk et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Richard William Howard Vyse, an Infant Trustee, to join in making an Exchange of Part of the Estate of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, with Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire."

Bank Forgeries Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Forgeries and Frauds in the Transfers of the several Funds transferable at the Bank of England."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Liverpool Salt Works Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Custom House, which may relate to the refining and making of Salt, at certain Works intended to be erected at Garston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, instead of the present Salt Works at Liverpool."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wakefield and Abberford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Wakefield, to the Town of Abberford, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Normanton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Heath Grounds, within the Parish of Normanton, in the County of Rutland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wiss and Charretie's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Wiss and John Isaac Charretié."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Free-Fishers and Dredgers of Whitstable, in the County of Kent, and for the better ordering and Government of the Fishery."

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. Walker and Mr. Spranger:

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

Benezech's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Benezech."

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 Concurence thereto.

Shrewsbury Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for "making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester; and also for making and maintaining certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. De la Warr.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mount Edgecumbe.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.
L. Gage.

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.

Brewton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for "continuing the Terms, and altering, enlarging and consolidating the Powers of two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads and Streets, in and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset, therein described; and also for repairing, widening and altering several other Roads in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts."

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

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

Lobley Hill Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening and altering the Road from the Turnpike Road between Gateshead and Hexham, near Lobley Hill, in the Parish of Whickham, in the County of Durham, to Burtry Ford, in the Parish of Stanhope, in the same County, and a Branch from the said Road near Bryan's Leap, in the County of Durham, to the Corbridge Turnpike Road near Blackhedley, in the County of Northumberland, and another Branch from the said Road at Wolsingham, in the County of Durham, to Crosgate near the City of Durham."

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

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

Halifax small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstall, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for granting other Powers for those Purposes."

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.

Moreton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Townships of Moreton and Wilbrighton otherwise Wilberton, in the Parish of Gnosall, 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Annuities, Account of Interest paid, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Fisher, from the Exchequer, attended:"

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

"An Account of the Monies paid into the Exchequer in Part of Interest, on the Sum of One hundred eighty-seven thousand Pounds, raised by Annuities, by Act 29o Georgii Tertii Regis, for the Year, ended the 5th Day of April 1793."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Anderson takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Carsten Anderson took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Carsten Anderson."

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.

Newnham, et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred, the Petition of John Newnham of Maresfield in the County of Sussex Esquire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned.

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of Part of the settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in John Trayton Fuller Esquire."

Election of Peers for Scotland, Committee deferred.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom is referred the several Petitions relative to the late Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next.

Traitorous Correspondence Prevention Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to His Majesty's Enemies," be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Darby and St. John, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Thomas Darby and Saint Andrew Saint John Esquires, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division between William Thomas Darby Esquire, and Saint Andrew Saint John Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands and Hereditaments, (heretofore the Estate of Richard Jackson Esquire, deceased,) in the several Counties of Norfolk, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex and the City of London; and for limiting and settling the specific Parts thereof, which upon such Partition and Division were allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned."

Master, &c. of Catherine Hall, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Master and Fellows of Catherine Hall, in the University of Cambridge, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to disunite the Rectories of Gimingham and Trunch, in the County of Norfolk, and Diocese of Norwich."

Gamon and Leigh, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred, the Petition of Richard Gamon Esquire, and James Henry Leigh Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Committees or Committee for the Time being of the Estate of the Most Noble Anna Eliza Duchess of Chandos, a Lunatic, to make Leases of her Estate, during her Lunacy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Bridgeman, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred, the Petition of Sir Henry Bridgeman Baronet, and Orlando Bridgeman Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Henry Bridgeman Baronet, and after his Death, other Persons, to grant building Leases of his settled Estates, at and near Bolton in le Moores in the County of Lancaster, for long Terms of Years."

Bp. Ely Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred, the Petition of the Honourable and Right Reverend Father in God, James Lord Bishop of Ely, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Ely, to sell or make building Grants or Leases of the Castle of Wisbech Saint Peter's, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, and the Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto belonging; and for applying the Money to arise from such Sale in Manner therein mentioned."

Brydges, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Samuel Egerton Brydges Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Samuel Egerton Brydges Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, in the County of Kent and City of Canterbury, in Trustees, to sell or exchange the same; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale or Exchange, in the Purchase of other Freehold Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Ld. Amherst et al., Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Jeffery Lord Amherst and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a Grant of a Rent Charge or clear annual Payment or Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be charged upon, and paid and payable at Michaelmas in every Year, by and out of a Messuage, Farm, and Lands of the Right Honourable Jeffery Lord Amherst, in the Parish of Horley, in the County of Surrey, in Exchange for several Pieces or Parcels of Land, situate, lying and being in Sevenoaks, in the County of Kent, enclosed from the Waste of the Manors of Sevenoaks and Knowle, or one of them, and to convey the said several Pieces or Parcels of Land to the said Jeffery Lord Amherst, and his Heirs accordingly."

Lever, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Lever, Gentleman, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Lever, of Hindley in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, to grant building Leases of certain Estates in the Township of Bolton le Moors in the said County."

Greenes, Leave for Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Greene, Widow, and James Greene Esquire, for and on Behalf of himself and his infant Son; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary Greene, Widow, and James Greene Esquire, her Son, and the Survivor of them, to grant and convey in Fee-Farm, for the Purposes of building, or to make building Leases, for any Term of Years, of Messuages and Lands at Droylsden, Failsworth, and Newton, in the County of Lancaster."

Martin's Divorce Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

National Debt Reduction Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be issued and paid to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to be by them placed to the Account of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Table Beer, Bill respecting.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Provisions of an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, so far as respects the Quality of Table Beer brewed by common Brewers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunstew Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Leicester Navigation Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from the Town of Leicester to communicate with the River Nen, in or near the Town of Northampton, and also a certain Collateral Cut from the said Navigation;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Stoke Lyne Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Liberties and Precincts of Stoke Lyne and Fewcott, in the Parish of Stoke Lyne, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Barford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Township, Liberty, and Precincts of Little Barford, otherwise Barford Saint John, in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Neat Enstone Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and repairing the Road from Clay Hill, in the Turnpike Road between Neat Enstone and Chipping Norton, in the County of Oxford, over Heyford Bridge, to the Water Lane in the Town of Bicester, in the said County; and from Bicester aforesaid to the Turnpike Road in Weston on the Green, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Neots' Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Saint Ive's Lane, in the Town of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon, to the Pavement at the End of Bell Lane, in the Town of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Godmanchester Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Terms of two several Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Godmanchester, in the County of Huntingdon, through Fen Stanton and Cambridge, to the first Rubbing House on Newmarket Heath, in the County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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."

Slave Trade, &c. Consideration deferred.

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

It was moved, "That the further Consideration relative to the Subject of the Slave Trade be postponed to this Day five Months."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trades, and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also the Nature, Extent and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee and Cotton Trades, and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of Improving the same, on Wednesday next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 12o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

National Debt Reduction Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be issued and paid to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to be by them placed to the Account of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt."

Table Beer, Bill respecting.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twentysecond Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, so far as respects the Quality of Table Beer brewed by Common Brewers."

Dunstew Enclosure Bill.

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

Stoke Lyne Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Liberties and Precincts of Stoke Lyne, and Fewcott, in the Parish of Stoke Lyne in the County of Oxford."

Little Barford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands within the Manor Township, Liberty and Precincts of Little Barford, otherwise Barford Saint John, in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford."

Neat Enstone Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and repairing the Road from Clay Hill, in the Turnpike Road between Neat En stone and Chipping Norton, in the County of Oxford, over Heyford Bridge, to the Water Lane in the Town of Bicester, in the said County; and from Bicester aforesaid to the Turnpike Road in Weston on the Green, in the said County."

St. Neots' Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Saint Ive's Lane in the Town of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon, to the Pavement at the End of Bell Lane, in the Town of Cambridge."

Godmanchester Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Terms of Two several Acts, passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Godmanchester, in the County of Huntingdon, through Fen Stanton and Cambridge, to the first Rubbing House on Newmarket Heath, in the County of Cambridge."

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to grant building Leases to Mr. Francis Hurlbatt."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Porchester.
L. Sommers.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 29th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Trafford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Trafford Esquire, and other Persons after his Death, to make Grants and Conveyances in Fee, of certain Parts of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Humphrey Trafford Esquire, situate in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, for building upon reserved Rents in Fee, or to grant building Leases thereof; and also to grant Leases of certain Waste Moss Lands, in the said Counties, other Parts of the said devised Estates."

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 30th Day of this instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gartside's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Gartside Esquire, to grant and convey the Inheritance in Fee-Simple, for building upon reserving Rents, or to make building Leases of any Part of his settled Estate in Little Bolton, in the County 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Foss Navigation Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication from the Junction of the River Foss with the River Ouse at or near the Ciry of York, to Stillington Mill, in the Parish of Stillington, in the North Riding of the County of York; and for draining and improving certain Low Lands, lying on each Side of the said River Foss," 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 on the 2d Day of March 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, being come 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 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 Mr. Walker and Mr. Spranger, to acquaint them therewith.

Anderson's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Carsten Anderson," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Muller and Rapp's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Muller and John Rapp," was committed.

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

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London are Plaintiffs, and the Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough of Lynn Regis, commonly called King's Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, are Defendants, which stands appointed, be put off to Wednesday the 24th Day of this instant April; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 15o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwillam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Howe.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Gillespie against Hussey.

A Petition of William Gillespie and another, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Adeliza Hussey is Respondent, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners appealed from an Interlocutory Decree of the Court of Session of the 28th of June 1791, adhering to the Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, whereby they were appointed to give in an Account of their Intromissions with the Rents of the Subjects mentioned and referred to in the Cause; that they included in their said Appeal and complained of a subsequent Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, dated the 8th of December 1791, pronounced in Prosecution of the said Interlocutory Decree of the Court, whereby his Lordship, in respect that the now Appellants had failed to give in the Accounts, decerned against them in Terms of the Libel; that this Interlocutor ought not to have been appealed from, because a Representation having been given in against the same to the Lord Ordinary, the Matter thereof remains undecided, and therefore the Appellants are advised to amend their Appeal, by striking out what relates to the last-mentioned Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary;" and humbly pray, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to allow them to amend the said Appeal, by striking out from the same their Complaint against the said Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of 8th of December 1791:"

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard in the Cause, wherein William Gillespie and Matthew Reid are Appellants, and Adeliza Hussey and Charles Bogle Esquire, her Husband, are Respondents.

And Counsel appearing on Behalf of the Appellants:

As also Counsel appearing on Behalf of the Respondents:

The Counsel for the Respondents stated, "That they had no Objection to the Appeal being amended, as prayed." Whereupon,

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, as desired.

Then Counsel were heard for the Appellants.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Zernitz's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederic Cyriac Zernitz."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Leicester.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Thurlow.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 29th Day of this instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Perrott's Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Navigation of the River Avon, in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Gloucester, and certain other Estates in the Counties of Worcester and Warwick, late the Property of George Perrott Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and the Monies arising thereby to be applied in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as those directed to be sold by this Act are now settled," 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.

Moreton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Coventry also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Townships of Moreton and Wilbrighton, otherwise Wilberton, in the Parish of Gnosall, 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; 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."

Braunston 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 Oxford Canal Navigation at Braunston, in the County of Northampton, to join the River Thames at or near Brentford, in the County of Middlesex, and also certain Collateral Cuts 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 20. L. 17. Leave out ("said"), and after ("Commissioners") insert ("hereinafter mentioned")"

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

Grantham Canal Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge, and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal, at or near Cropwell Butler, to the Town of Bingham, both in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Foss Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication from the Junction of the River Foss with the River Ouse, at or near the City of York, to Stillington Mill, in the Parish of Stillington, in the North Riding of the County of York; and for draining and improving certain Low Lands lying on each Side of the said River Foss."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Muller and Rapp's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Muller and John Rapp."

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. Holford and Mr. Walker:

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

Anderson's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Carsten Anderson."

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.

D. Norfolk's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Richard William Howard Vyse, an infant Trustee, to join in making an Exchange of Part of the Estate of the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk, with Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire."

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 30th Day of this instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ld. Amherst's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a Grant of a Rent Charge, or clear Annual Payment, or Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be charged upon, and paid and payable at Michaelmas in every Year, by and out of a Messuage Farm and Lands of the Right Honourable Jeffery Lord Amherst, in the Parish of Horley, in the County of Surrey, in Exchange for several Pieces or Parcels of Land situate, lying and being in Seven Oaks, in the County of Kent, enclosed from the Waste of the Manors of Seven Oaks and Knowle, or one of them, and to convey the said several Pieces or Parcels of Land to the said Jeffery Lord Amherst, and his Heirs accordingly."

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.

Newnham's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Inheritance in Fee-Simple, of Part of the settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in John Trayton Fuller Esquire."

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 1st Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gamon or Duchess of Chandos' Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Committees or Committee, for the Time being, of the Estate of the Most Noble Anna Eliza Duchess of Chandos, a Lunatic, to make Leases of her Estate during her Lunacy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Greene's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary Greene, Widow, and James Greene Esquire, her Son, and the Survivor of them, to grant and convey in Fee-Farm, for the Purposes of building, or to make building Leases, for any Term of Years, of Messuages and Lands at Droylsden, Failsworth, and Newton, in the County 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 on Thursday the 2d Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Godmanchester Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Terms of two several Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Godmanchester, in the County of Huntingdon, through Fenstanton and Cambridge, to the first Rubbing House on Newmarket Heath, in the 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.

Southampton Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the Use of the said Parish."

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.

Hadley Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hadley Turnpike Gate to Stifford Bridge, and from a Farm House called Tarpotts to the Town of South Benfleet, and from the Pound in the Town of Brentwood to Tilbury Fort, and from Billericay to Horndon on the Hill, and from Stanford Bridge to Purfleet, in the County of Essex."

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.

Cambridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Cambridge to a Place called Long Leys, and from the said Town of Cambridge to Royston, in the Counties of Cambridge and Essex."

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.

Little Hampton Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for erecting Piers in, and for repairing and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Little Hampton, called Arundel Port, in the County of Sussex; and for empowering the Commissioners acting under the said Act to improve the Navigation of the River Arun, from the said Harbour to the Town of Arundel, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

National Debt Reduction Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be issued and paid to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to be by them placed to the Account of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt."

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.

Table Beer, Bill respecting.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twentysecond Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, so far as respects the Quality of Table Beer brewed by Common Brewers."

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.

Dunstew Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Dunstew, 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stoke Lyne Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Liberties and Precincts of Stoke Lyne, and Fewcott, in the Parish of Stoke Lyne, 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Little Barford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Township, Liberty, and Precincts of Little Barford, otherwise Barford Saint John, in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford."

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

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

Neat Enstone Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing the Road from Clay Hill, in the Turnpike Road between Neat Enstone and Chipping Norton, in the County of Oxford, over Heyford Bridge to the Water Lane, in the Town of Bicester, in the said County; and from Bicester aforesaid to the Turnpike Road in Weston-on-the-Green, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Loan, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Way of Annuities, to be charged on the Consolidated Fund; and for making perpetual certain Duties of Excise on British Spirits, and certain Duties on the Amount of assessed Taxes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poor Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Leeds Coals Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts, one made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the other made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool to vary the Line of the said Canal Navigation, and to raise a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of completing the said Canal Navigation; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Traitorous Correspondence Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to His Majesty's Enemies;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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; and that the Lords be summoned.

Dudley Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Tuesday the 23d Day of this instant April.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable the Earl of Balcarres, being an Owner or Proprietor of Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the County Palatine of Lancaster, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool, to vary the Line of the said Canal Navigation; and to raise a further Sum of Money, for the Purpose of compleating the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes;" and praying, "That he may be at Liberty by himself, or his Counsel to be heard against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time, and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be then heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading thereof; 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, decimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 16o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Debtor's Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on Mesne Process; for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent Insolvent Debtors;" 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 Earl Spencer reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Grantham Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal, at or near Cropwell Butler to the Town of Bingham, both in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Moreton, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Townships of Moreton and Wilbrighton otherwise Wilberton, in the Parish of Gnosall, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Braunston Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Oxford Canal Navigation at Braunston, in the County of Northampton, to join the River Thames at or near Brentford, in the County of Middlesex, and also certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

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.

Perrott's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Navigation of the River Avon, in the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, and Gloucester, and certain other Estates in the Counties of Worcester and Warwick, late the Property of George Perrott Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and the Monies arising thereby, to be applied in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as those directed to be sold by this Act, are now settled."

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.

Knight's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Wiltshire, Somersetshire, and Gloucestershire, in Trustees, to the Uses of the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, deceased, in Lieu of an Estate in Worcestershire, limited to such Uses by the said Will, and for vesting the Estate in Worcestershire in Warren Hastings Esquire, in Fee-Simple."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Guilford.
E. Digby.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Hay.
L. Cadogan.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Gage.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 3d Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Lever's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Lever of Hindley, in the County of Lancaster Esquire, to grant building Leases of certain Estates, in the Township of Bolton-le-Moors, 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.

Master, &c. of Catherine Hall, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to disunite the Rectories of Gimingham and Trunch, in the County of Norfolk, and Diocese of Norwich."

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 6th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Loan, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Way of Annuities, to be charged on the Consolidated Fund; and for making perpetual certain Duties of Excise on British Spirits; and certain Duties on the Amount of assessed Taxes."

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.

Leeds Coals Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of two Acts, one made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the other made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals."

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.

National Debt Reduction Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be issued and paid to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to be by them placed to the Account of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Table Beer, Bill respecting.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, so far as respects the Quality of Table Beer brewed by common Brewers."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sleaford Road, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening, turning, altering, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the East Side of the Market Place in New Sleaford, to and through the Town of Anwick, in the County of Lincoln; and for making publick the Drove Road from the said Town of Anwick to Kyme Praie Grounds; and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road near North Kyme Town, and for widening, turning, altering, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from thence through the said Town of North Kyme, near Billinghay Dales, to the River Witham, and also the Road from the opposite Shore of the said River to the Town of Tattershall, in the said County of Lincoln, and for building a Bridge over the Witham, at or near to Tattershall Ferry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Little Hampton Harbour Bill.

The Duke of Norfolk reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for erecting Piers in, and for repairing and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Little Hampton, called Arundel Port, in the County of Sussex, and for empowering the Commissioners acting under the said Act to improve the Navigation of the River Arun, from the said Harbour to the Town of Arundel, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Neat Enstone Road Bill.

The Duke of Norfolk made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing the Road from Clay Hill, in the Turnpike Road between Neat Enstone and Chipping Norton, in the County of Oxford, over Heyford Bridge, to the Water Lane, in the Town of Bicester, in the said County; and from Bicester aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road in Weston-on-the Green, in the said County," was committed.

Lobley Hill Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from the Turnpike Road between Gateshead and Hexham, near Lobley Hill, in the Parish of Whickham, in the County of Durham, to Burtry Ford, in the Parish of Stanhope, in the same County, and a Branch from the said Road, near Bryan's Leap, in the County of Durham, to the Corbridge Turnpike Road near Blackhedley, in the County of Northumberland, and another Branch from the said Road at Wolsingham, in the County of Durham, to Crosgate near the City of Durham," was committed.

Covenham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fens, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in the several Parishes of Covenham Saint Bartholomew, and Covenham Saint Mary, 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."

St. Neots Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Saint Ive's Lane, in the Town of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon, to the Pavement at the End of Bell Lane, in the Town 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.

Martin's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Martin Esquire, with Elizabeth Vesey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Gillespie and Reid against Hussey and Bogle.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein William Gillespie and Matthew Reid are Appellants, and Adeliza Hussey, and Charles Bogle Esquire, her Husband, are Respondents, which stands for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Gibson and Johnson against Master et al. in Error.

Ordered, That the arguing of the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Richard Master, and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Friday the 26th Day of this instant April; and that the Judges do then attend.

Causes put off.

Ordered, that the arguing of the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson are Plaintiffs, and Robert Hunter is Defendant, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday the 26th Day of this instant April; and that the Judges do then attend; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Traitorous Correspondence Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent during the present War between Great Britain and France, all traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to His Majesty's Enemies;" 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 Walsingham 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 into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament tum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 17o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Dyncvor.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

National Debt Reduction Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be issued and paid to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to be by them placed to the Account of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Table Beer, Bill respecting:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twentysecond Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repealing the Duties payable for Beer and Ale above Six Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of the Duties of Excise, and not exceeding Eleven Shillings the Barrel, exclusive of such Duties; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, so far as respects the Quality of Table Beer brewed by Common Brewers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Hampton Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for erecting Piers in, and for repairing and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Little Hampton, called Arundel Port, in the County of Sussex; and for empowering the Commissioners acting under the said Act, to improve the Navigation of the River Arun, from the said Harbour to the Town of Arundel, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Neat Enstone Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and repairing the Road from Clay Hill, in the Turnpike Road between Neat Enstone and Chipping Norton, in the County of Oxford, over Heyford Bridge, to the Water Lane, in the Town of Bicester, in the said County; and from Bicester aforesaid to the Turnpike Road in Weston-on-the-Green, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lobley Hill Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from the Turnpike Road between Gateshead and Hexham, near Lobley Hill, in the Parish of Whickham, in the County of Durham, to Burtry Ford, in the Parish of Stanhope, in the same County; and a Branch from the said Road, near Bryan's Leap, in the County of Durham, to the Corbridge Turnpike Road near Blackhedley, in the County of Northumberland; and another Branch from the said Road at Wolsingham, in the County of Durham, to Crosgate, near the City of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Covenham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Fens, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Covenham, Saint Bartholomew, and Covenham Saint Mary, 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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Loan, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by way of Annuities, to be charged on the Consolidated Fund; and for making perpetual certain Duties of Excise on British Spirits, and certain Duties on the Amount of assessed Taxes."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

D. Marlborough's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Duke of Marlborough and Lincoln College, Oxford;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Slave Trade, &c. further considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the present State of the Trade to Africa, and particularly the Trade in Slaves; and also for taking into Consideration the Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Sugar, Coffee, and Cotton Trades; and the general State and Condition of the West India Islands, and the Means of improving the same; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Agents of the West India Colonies to be heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar of the House, in support of their Petition against the Abolition of the Slave Trade:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Richard Miles Esquire was called in, and being sworn, was examined in Support of their said Petitions.

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Ld. Dynevor introduced:

George Talbot Rice, of Dynevor, in the County of Caermarthen, claiming by virtue of a special Limitation granted to his late Father, Lord Dynevor, bearing Date the 17th of October 1770, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Dacre and the Lord Fife, (also in their Robes,) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl Marshall preceding: His Lordship, on his Knee, presented the said Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

"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 well-beloved George Talbot Rice, of Dynevor, in the County of Caermarthen, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Withess Ourself at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of April, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed in his due Place.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Bamford et al., Petition to receive Judges Report:

A Petition of William Bamford, of Bamford in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, and Anna his Wife, and also of Robert Hesketh, late of the City of Chester, Merchant, but now of Gwrych in the County of Denbigh, Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners did on the 8th Day of this instant April, being the Day on which the House met after the Adjournment at Easter, present a Petition to Their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned, which Petition Their Lordships were pleased to refer to the Consideration of the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould: That the Petitioners did by their Agents forthwith apply to the said Judges for Permission to attend them on their said Petition, but that the said Judges were, as the Petitioners were in consequence of their said Application informed, so fully taken up with the Consideration of other Petitions referred to them by this House, that they could not appoint any Time for being attended by the Petitioners, prior to the last Day fixed by Their Lordships for receiving the Reports from the Judges: That in consequence of subsequent Applications to the said Judges, they were pleased to appoint the Petitioners to attend them Yesterday, the 16th Instant: That the Petitioners attended them accordingly, and the said Judges have now signed the Report upon the said Petition, and also a Bill, for the Purposes prayed for by the said Petition:" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That the said Report may be received."

And thereupon the Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Report from the Judges be now received.

Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Bamford Esquire and Anna his Wife, and Robert Hesketh Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Bamford Esquire, and other Persons after his Death, to grant Leases for nine hundred and ninety-nine Years, of certain Parts of his settled Estates, in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester."

Debtor's Relief Bill.

The Earl Spencer (according to Order,) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the 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."

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

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

Marham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the old whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Marham in the County of Norfolk," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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 were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 23. L. 1 and 2. After ("whatsoever,") insert ("Provided always, that no such Exchange shall be made by the said Vicar or his Successors, without the Consent of the Lord Bishop of Norwich for the Time being, first signified under his Hand and Seal")

Pr. 31. L. 24. After ("Waste,") insert ("other than and except the said Vicar and his Successors")"

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

Hadley Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hadley Turnpike Gate to Stifford Bridge, and from a Farm House called Tarpotts, to the Town of South Benfleet, and from the Pound in the Town of Brentwood to Tilbury Fort, and from Billericay to Horndon-on-theHill, and from Stanford Bridge to Purfleet, in the County of Essex," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Halifax, &c. small Debts Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstall, Mirfield, Hartishead-cum-Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for granting other Powers for those Purposes," was committed.

Leeds Coals Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of two Acts, one made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the other made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals," was committed.

Shrewsbury Canal Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester; and also for making and maintaining certain collateral Cuts 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 69. L. 37. After ("ascertained,") insert ("provided always that such Recompence and Satisfaction shall be made to spiritual Persons by an annual Rent")

Pr. 183. L. 33. Leave out from ("accordingly") to ("and") in Press 184. Line 10.

Pr. 191. In the Ryder inserted after ("meet") in Line 10. leave out from ("proper") in Line 26. of the said Ryder, to the End thereof."

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

Bp. Ely's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Ely, to sell or make building Grants or Leases of the Castle of Wisbech Saint Peter's in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, and the Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto belonging; and for applying the Money to arise from such Sale in Manner therein mentioned."

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. Carlisle.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Spencer.
V. Hereford.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Boston.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.
L. Gage.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 2d Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

York Building's Company against McKenzie.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander McKenzie, Writer to the Signet, is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioners having presented their Appeal from certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, in a Cause at their Instance, for reducing the Purchase of Parts of the Estate of Winton, made by the Respondent Mr. McKenzie, then acting in the Character of common Agent for the York Buildings Company and their Creditors, and as such the Seller of the Estate so purchased by himself, and in which Purchase a Charge of Fraud is also made against the Respondent, an Answer was put in for Mr. McKenzie as far back as the 21st March last, and on his own Motion the Cause set down for Hearing on the 22d March: That this Question is much connected with the general Business of the York Buildings Company in Scotland, and the Issue of it will have a great Influence on the Funds of the Company, on which they and their Creditors are interested, and while it is undetermined it protracts the Conclusion of the classing of the Creditorson the Funds of the Company, and the Application of the Funds now lying in the Hands of the Court: That the Lord Advocate of Scotland was the leading Counsel for the Appellants in the Court of Session, and they wish for his Assistance before Their Lordships; and he must return to Scotland about the Middle of next Month; in this Situation, and the Question being one on which a great Body of Creditors are interested, and as such may appear entitled to summary Discussion, and besides of great Consequence to the Law of the Country;" the Petitioners humbly pray Their Lordships, "To appoint the said Cause to be heard on Monday the 13th of May next, or on such other Day as to Their Lordships shall seem proper:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday the 14th Day of May next.

Sir H. Bridgman's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Henry Bridgeman Baronet, and after his Death other Persons, to grant building Leases of his settled Estates, at and near Bolton-in-le-Moores, in the County of Lancaster, for long Terms of Years."

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 6th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sleaford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening, turning, altering, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the East Side of the Market Place in New Sleaford, to and through the Town of Anwick, in the County of Lincoln; and for making public the Drove Road from the said Town of Anwick, to Kyme Praie Grounds, and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road near North Kyme Town; and for widening, turning, altering, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from thence through the said Town of North Kyme, near Billinghay Dales, to the River Witham, and also the Road from the opposite Shore of the said River to the Town of Tattershall, in the said County of Lincoln; and for building a Bridge over the Witham, at or near to Tattershall Ferry."

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.

Traitorous Correspondence Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to His Majesty's Enemies;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 18o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Loan, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by way of Annuities, to be charged on the Consolidated Fund; and for making perpetual certain Duties of Excise on British Spirits, and certain Duties on the Amount of assessed Taxes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hadley Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hadley Turnpike Gate to Stifford Bridge, and from a Farm House called Tarpotts to the Town of South Benfleet, and from the Pound in the Town of Brentwood to Tilbury Fort, and from Billericay to Horndon-on-the-Hill, and from Stanford Bridge to Purfleet, in the County of Essex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax, &c. small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Highley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstall, Mirfield, Hartisheadcum-Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for granting other Powers for those Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds Coals Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of two Acts, one made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the other made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Shrewsbury Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester; and also for making and maintaining certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the old whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Marham, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with Amendments to the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Bamford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Bamford Esquire, and other Persons after his Death, to grant Leases for Nine hundred and ninety-nine Years, of certain Parts of his settled Estates, in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Spencer.
E. Dorchester.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 3d Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

African Company's Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wright, from the Admiralty Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty,

"Copies of Reports to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the States and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in Possession of the Company of Merchants trading thither, made by Captain John Inglefield, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Adventure."

Together with a Schedule thereof:

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

No. 1. "State and Condition of James Fort Accra, dated January 1792."

2. "State and Condition of Appolonia Fort, dated 8th January 1792."

3. "State and Condition of Commenda Fort, dated 17th January 1792."

4. "State and Condition of Dixcove, dated 13th January 1792."

5. "State and Condition of Tamtumquerry Fort, dated

6. "State and Condition of Winnebah Fort, dated January 1792."

7. "State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, dated 26th January 1792."

And then he withdrew.

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

Southampton Church Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the Use of the said Parish," 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."

Cambridge Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Cambridge to a Place called Long Leys, and from the said Town of Cambridge to Royston, in the Counties of Cambridge and Essex," was committed.

Sleaford Road, &c. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening, turning, altering, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the East Side of the Market Place in New Sleaford, to and through the Town of Anwick, in the County of Lincoln, and for making publick the Drove Road from the said Town of Anwick to Kyme Praie Grounds, and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road near North Kyme Town; and for widening, turning, altering, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from thence through the said Town of North Kyme, near Billinghay Dales, to the River Witham, and also the Road from the opposite Shore of the said River to the Town of Tattershall, in the said County of Lincoln; and for building a Bridge over the Witham, at or near to Tattershall Ferry," was committed.

Stoke Lyne Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Liberties and Precincts of Stoke Lyne and Fewcott, in the Parish of Stoke Lyne, in the County of Oxford," 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."

Little Barford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Township, Liberty, and Precincts of Little Barford, otherwise Barford Saint John, in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord 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; and several Papers were produced and read.

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

The House was resumed.

W. Hastings' Petition:

Upon reading the Petition of Warren Hastings Esquire, setting forth; "That the Petitioner once more makes his Appeal, in the Hope that it will be his last, to the Justice of Their Lordships; that he forbears to state the too well-known Hardships of his Case, or the Grounds on which he most solemnly asserts his Belief, that unless Their Lordships, feeling as he feels, the Enormity of the Delays which have attended his longprotracted Trial, shall resolve that it be brought to a Conclusion during this Session of Parliament, it will not, in the ordinary and permitted Course, be ended until the Adjournment of another Year shall have added to the Chances of its being brought to an End, by other Causes than the legal Verdict of Their Lordships, which Their Lordships have been told by one of the Managers of the Prosecution, must inevitably fall with Infamy, either on the Head of the Petitioner, or on those who have consumed so many Years of Their Lordships' Attendance, in labouring to establish their Allegations against him; that although it may not be possible for the Petitioner to know the Time which may be destined to the Duration of the present Session of Parliament, yet he cannot be insensible to the Reports which he has heard of the short Term which is assigned to it, and even its Uncertainty is to him a Source of continual Alarm; that, as an humble Individual, impressed with the firmest Conviction of Their Lordships' Justice and Humanity, he implores Their Lordships to grant to him that Grace which, as a British Subject, he might demand, as his undoubted and unforfeited Birthright, the Benefit of undenied and undelayed Justice; and that Their Lordships will not leave him a single Exception to the rest of his Fellow Subjects of this Kingdom, whose Hearts attest the Wisdom of its Constitution, and who boast of the Blessings which they enjoy under it; Blessings in which he cannot be said to participate, who, having been the Subject of a criminal Prosecution during Six Years, is yet doomed to linger out his Life in the same unmerited State of Suspense, Depression, and (but for the Breath of public Opinion, and the Hopes of Life, sustaining him) of universal and perpetual Ignominy;" and therefore most humbly and servently praying Their Lordships, on whose Justice and Honour he places his firmest Reliance, "To adopt such Measures as to Their Lordships' Wisdom may seem best calculated to accomplish the End which the Petitioner so anxiously solicits, namely, a Close of this long-depending Trial during the present Session of Parliament:"

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

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire on Saturday 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.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners or Proprietors of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Lancaster, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool, to vary the Line of the said Canal Navigation, and to raise a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of compleating the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes;" and praying Their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty by themselves or their Counsel to be heard against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Bewicke for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Calverley John Bewicke Clerk, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Mary Elizabeth, otherwise Mary Eliza Vaughan his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Cathcart presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend Calverley John Bewicke Clerk, with Mary Elizabeth, otherwise Mary Eliza Vaughan 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 3d Day of May next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Reverend Calverley John Bewicke 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 Mary Elizabeth, otherwise Eliza Vaughan, 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.

Gordon against Home et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Gordon, of Culvenan, Esquire, Advocate, is Appellant, and George Home, of Branston, Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday next.

Traitorous Correspondence Prevention Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to His Majesty's Enemies:"

The Lord Cathcart accordingly reported the said Amendments.

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

Pr. 1. L. 29. After ("shall") insert ("knowingly and wilfully")

Pr. 2. L. 39. Leave out ("or cause")

Pr. 3. L. 4. Leave out from ("procure") to the second ("or") in Line 5, in the same Press.

L. 8. Leave out ("causing")

Pr. 4. L. 21. Leave out from ("entitled") to ("or") in Line 24, in the same Press, and insert ("at the Time of passing this Act")

L. 29. Leave out from ("which") to ("were") in Line 32, in the same Press, and insert ("at the Time of passing this Act")

Pr. 12. L. 22. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First"), and in the same Line, leave out ("April") and insert ("May")

Pr. 12. L. 36. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First"), and in the same Line, leave out ("May") and insert ("June")

Pr. 13. L. 5. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First"), and in the same Line, leave out ("May") and insert ("June")

L. 8. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First")

L. 9. Leave out ("July") and insert ("August")

L. 17. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First")

L. 18. Leave out ("July") and insert ("August")

L. 21. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First"), and in the same Line, leave out ("October") and insert ("November")

L. 29. Leave out ("Twentieth") and insert ("First")

L. 30. Leave out ("October") and insert ("November")"

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

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

Pr. 3. L. 22. After ("unwrought") insert ("except Cutlery Ware, not being of the Description of Arms of any Sort, and also except Buttons, Buckles, Needles, Japanned Wares, Toys or Trinkets")

L. 36 and 37. After ("whatsoever") insert ("or any Cloathing or any Articles or Materials of Cloathing intended for the Use of any such Armies, Troops, Fleets, Ships or Vessels as aforesaid, such Persons knowing the same to be so intended")

Pr. 4. L. 9. Leave out from ("deemed") to ("Provided") in Line 13. in the same Press, and insert ("declared and adjudged to be a Traitor or Traitors, and shall suffer Pains of Death, and also lose and forfeit as in Cases of High Treason")

Pr. 6. L. 20. After ("Death") insert ("and lose and forfeit"), and in the same Line, leave out ("Case") and insert ("Cases")

Then it was proposed to insert in Press Line after the Word ("Treason") the following Proviso:

Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to subject to any Pains or Penalties any Person, for any Act which shall be done in receiving or disposing of any Assignats required by him, as the Dividend on any Sum or Sums which he may possess in the Funds of France, so as the Rent of Lands which such Person may be entitled to on the 20th Day of April 1793, or which shall afterwards come to such Person by any other Title than such as is in this Act prohibited."

Which being objected to;

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Pr. 6. L. 21 and 22. Leave out ("in counterfeiting the King's Money")

Pr. 7. L. 2. After ("Death") insert ("and lose and forfeit")

L. 3. Leave out ("Case") and insert ("Cases")

L. 3 and 4. Leave out ("in counterfeiting the King's Money")

Pr. 8. L. 33. After ("unwrought") insert ("except Cutlery Ware, not being of the Description of Arms of any Sort, and also except Buttons, Buckles, Needles, Japanned Wares, Toys or Trinkets.")

Pr. 9. L. 27. After ("Goods") insert ("being the natural Growth and Produce of the Island of Tobago, or being on their Voyage to the said Island, and which Goods")

Pr. 10. L. 10. Leave out from ("charged") to ("and") in Line 31. in the same Press.

Pr. 11. L. 16 and 17. Leave out ("impeached of") and insert ("indicted or prosecuted for")

L. 19. Leave out from ("shall") to ("provided") in Press 12. Line 8. and insert ("be intitled to the Benefit of the Act of Parliament made in the Seventh Year of William the Third, intituled, An Act for regulating of Trials in Cases of Treason, and Misprision of Treason;" and also of the Provisions made by another Act of Parliament, passed in the Seventh Year of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for improving the Union of the Two Kingdoms")"

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Bill, as amended, be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 19o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Dynevor.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Bulkeley.

PRAYERS.

Fast Day observed.

Then in order to proceed to the Abbey Church, Westminster, to solemnize this Day, being appointed by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation to be observed as a General Fast;

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 20o Aprilis 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to Bp. Gloucester for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be and are hereby given to the Lord Bishop of Gloucester, for the Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday in the Abbey Church Westminster; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Southampton Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for taking down and re-building the Parish Church of All Saints, within the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and for purchasing Land for the Purpose of a Church Yard for the Use of the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke Lyne Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Liberties and Precincts of Stoke Lyne and Fewcott, in the Parish of Stoke Lyne, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Barford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands within the Manor, Township, Liberty, and Precincts of Little Barford, otherwise Barford Saint John, in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cambridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Cambridge to a Place called Long Leys, and from the said Town of Cambridge to Royston, in the Counties of Cambridge and Essex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, 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 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.

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.

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al., in Error.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Monday next, in order to deliver their Opinions upon a Question of Law put to them on the 20th of May 1791, upon arguing the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants.

Adjourn.

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