House of Lords Journal Volume 39
May 1793 7-10

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: May 1793 7-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 655-673. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116939 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

May 1793 7-10

DIE Martis, 7o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Derby.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Graham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovell & Holland.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill, specially reported:

The Earl of Derby reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the 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 for the Purpose of completing the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes:" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and had examined the Allegations contained therein, which were not proved to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and the Committee are therefore of Opinion, that the said Bill ought not to pass into a Law:"

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

Evidence to be printed.

Ordered, That the Minutes and Evidence taken before the Committee on the said Bill be printed.

Vagabonds Bill.

The Earl of Radnor presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Seventeenth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction, as relates to Soldiers and Sailors."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Salford, &c. Roads Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and improving certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks; and also the Road from a Place called South Sea, in Pendlebury, to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence, through Hilton Lane, to Dawson Lane End, and also from Agecroft Bridge, over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster," be read a Second Time on Friday next.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned, and for providing that the Governor and Company of the Bank of England shall not be subject to any Penalties, by Reason of an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, on Account of their advancing Money for the Payment of Bills of Exchange accepted by, or by the Direction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and made payable at the Bank of England." "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." "An Act to establish certain Regulations respecting Officers serving in several Corps of Fencible Men in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and in certain other Corps which may be directed to be raised in Great Britain." "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." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Trent, at or near Swarkstone Bridge, to and through the Borough of Derby to Little Eaton, with a Cut out of the said Canal, in or near the said Borough, to join the Erewash Canal near Sandiacre; and for making Rail Ways from such Canal to several Collieries, in the Parishes or Liberties of Denby, Horsley, and Smalley, all in the County of Derby." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Melton Mowbray Navigation, in the County of Leicester, to Oakham, in the County of Rutland." "An Act to enable Robert Claxton, of Bristol, Merchant, to take the Oath prescribed and directed to be taken by an Act of the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, for the further Encrease and Encouragement of Shipping and Navigation." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Moot Hall, in Wirksworth, to the Turnpike Road leading from Derby to Brassington, at or near to a Place called the Cross-in-the-Hand, on Hulland Ward; and also the Road from the said Moot Hall to another Turnpike Road leading from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, at or near to a Place called the Steeple House, in the Township of Wirksworth aforesaid, all in the County of Derby." "An Act for repairing, widening, diverting, and improving the Road from Stafford to Church Bridge, and also the Road from Stafford to Uttoxeter, all in the County of Stafford; and also the Road from Stafford to Newport, in the County of Salop." "An Act for continuing the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and altering the Road from Crickhowell, in the County of Brecon, to the Cross Hands, beyond New Inn, in the Turnpike Road between the City of Hereford and Ross, and other Roads therein described, with respect to certain Parts of the Roads comprized in the said Act." "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 hear 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." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called Lightwood, within the Township of Normacott, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Milton Bryant, in the County of Bedford." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Alexander Lord Loughborough, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; James Duke of Montrose, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of our Admiralty; and Our right-trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Jeffery Lord Amherst, Charles Lord Hawkesbury; and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, and accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other the Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster the Seventh Day of May, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for providing that the Governor and Company of the Bank of England shall not be subject to any Penalties by reason of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, on Account of their advancing Money for the Payment of Bills of Exchange accepted by, or by the Direction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and made payable at the Bank of England."

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

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

2. "An Act 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."

3. "An Act to establish certain Regulations respecting Officers serving in several Corps of Fencible-Men, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and in certain other Corps, which may be directed to be raised in Great Britain."

4. "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."

5. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Trent, at or near Swarkstone Bridge, to and through the Borough of Derby, to Little Eaton, with a Cut out of the said Canal, in or near the said Borough, to join the Erewash Canal near Sandiacre, and for making Railways from such Canal to several Collieries in the Parishes or Liberties of Denby Horsley and Smalley, all in the County of Derby."

6. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Melton Mowbray Navigation in the County of Leicester, to Oakham in the County of Rutland."

7. "An Act to enable Robert Claxton of Bristol, Merchant, to take the Oath prescribed and directed to be taken by an Act of the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, for the further Encrease and Encouragement of Shipping and Navigation."

8. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Moot Hall, in Wirksworth to the Turnpike Road leading from Derby to Brassington, at or near to a Place called the Cross in the Hand, on Hulland Ward, and also the Road from the Moot Hall to another Turnpike Road leading from the Cross-Post on Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, at or near to a Place called the Steeple House, in the Township of Wirksworth aforesaid, all in the County of Derby."

9. "An Act for repairing, widening, diverting, and improving the Road from Stafford to Church Bridge, and also the Road from Stafford to Uttoxeter, all in the County of Stafford, and also the Road from Staf ford to Newport, in the County of Salop."

10. "An Act for continuing the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and altering the Road from Crickhowell, in the County of Brecon, to the Cross Hands beyond New Inn, in the Turnpike Koad between the City of Hereford and Ross, and other Roads therein described; with respect to certain Parts of the Roads comprized in the said Act."

11. "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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

12. "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called Lightwood, within the Township of Normacott, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford.

13. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Milton Bryant, in the County of Bedford."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Piercebridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, enlarging and consolidating the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-first and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty George the Second, for, repairing the high Road from Piercebridge to Kirk Merrington in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Haddington Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for enlarging the "Terms and Powers of two Acts of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Roads from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddington, and from thence to Ravenshaugh Burn in the County of Haddington; and for making, amending, altering, widening and keeping in Repair certain Branches of the said Roads, within the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Orphan's Fund, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague, from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

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

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans, and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th July 1792."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, on Account of lighting, watching, cleansing and repairing Black Friars Bridge, from the 29th of September 1791, to the 29th of September 1792."

"An Account of the Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making a Street or Opening from Moorfields opposite Chiswell Street, towards the East, into Bishopsgate Street, &c. from the 29th of September 1791, to the 29th September 1792."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for enabling the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties, payable for navigating upon the River Thames, from the 29th of September 1791, to the 29th September 1792."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, &c. within the City and Liberty aforesaid, from the 29th of September 1791, to the 29th of September 1792."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Master, &c. of Catherine Hall Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to disunite the Rectories of Ginningham and Trunch, in the County of Norfolk, and Diocese of Norwich," 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.

Godmanchester Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Lancaster Canal Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal, at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch from, at, or near Gale Moss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for making a Navigable Branch from the said Canal at or near Galgate to Glasson Dock, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed.

Hedon Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from a Gate commonly called Sacred Gate, on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon, in the East Riding of the County of York, through the said Town to Hull North Bridge, and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Flinton Lane near Humbleton Moor House, in the same Riding," was committed.

Perth Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth, and for making and repairing the Road from Crieff towards Stirling and Alloa, and other Roads in the said County," was committed.

Selby Ferry Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Selby Ferry, in the Parish of Hemingbrough, to the Town of Market Weighton, in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Greetham 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, Common Pastures, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Greetham, 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."

Durnford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Durnford, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Idsal Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing Five Open Common Fields, commonly called Shiffnal Town Field otherwise Pool Field, otherwise Drayton Field, the Wyke Field, the Church Field otherwise Haughton Field, Haughton Middle Field otherwise Patnal Field, and the Upper Field otherwise Nedge Field, in the Parish of Idsal otherwise Shiffnall, in the County of Salop," was committed.

Burcester Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Arable, Meadow, Ley Pasture, and Waste Lands, lying and being within the Township of Burcester-King's-End otherwise Bicester-King's-End, in the Parish of Burcester otherwise Bicester, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Aston Upthorpe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places within the Hamlet of Aston Upthorpe, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks," was committed.

Kirton Enclosure Bill.

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

Blackburne's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Leasehold Estate late of John Blackburne Esquire, deceased, and of a Freehold and Leasehold Estate, late of Richard Kent Esquire, deceased, and for the Application of the respective Purchase Monies," 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.

Dean and Chapter of Lincoln's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectuating an Exchange between the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln and Richard Ellison Esquire."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Poulett.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Balcarres.
E. Aylesford.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Leicester.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 22d Day of this instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Shrewsbury Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the North End of the Shropshire Canal, in the Township of Rockwardine Wood, in the County of Salop, to the Town of Shrewsbury, in the said County."

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

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

Crinan Canal Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Loch Gilp, to Loch Crinan, in the Shire of Argyll."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Derwent or Bubwith Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Derwent, at or near Bubwith Ferry, in the East Riding of the County of York, and making proper Approaches thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ulverstone Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from a Place called Hammerside Hill in the Parish of Ulverstone, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to a Place called Weint End, near the Town of Ulverstone aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

D. Norfolk's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Allington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, and other un-enclosed Lands, within the Manor or Manors of Allington, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the landing Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before Payments of the Duties of Excise; to the giving further Encouragement to the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the granting Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth Produce, or Manufacture of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies directly to foreign Parts, in Ship's built in GreatBritain and navigated according to Law, to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay, from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax, to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made Use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures, to go into Parts beyond the Seas; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer, and to revive and continue an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

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

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

Prize Captors Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing certain Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

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.

Liverpool Notes Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Common Council of the Town of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, on Behalf and Account of the Corporation of the said Town, to issue negotiable Notes for a limited Time, and to a limited Amount."

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.

Warmfield. Cum Heath Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Calder, in the Township of Warmfield-cum-Heath, to or near the Town of Barnsley, and from thence to Bamby Bridge, in the Township of Cawthorne, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain Railways and other Roads to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Armley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Township of Armley, in the Parish of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Maisemore Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Maisemore, in the County of Gloucester, (except a certain Meadow called Maisemore Ham,) and for rendering all the Lands and Tenements within the said Parish wholly exempt and discharged from Tythe, and all Modus and Composition for Tythe, by allotting Lands in Lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shotteswell Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Scotch Roman Catholics' Oath Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for requiring a certain Form of Oath of Abjuration and Declaration from His Majesty's Subjects, professing the Roman Catholic Religion, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Commercial Credit Bill.

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

It was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to direct the issue of Exchequer Bills to a limited Amount, for the Purposes and in the Manner therein mentioned;" be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the third Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.
Ds. Dynevor.

PRAYERS.

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Writ of Error wherein William Nowell Lickbarrow, and Ralph Wright are Plaintiffs, and Edward Mason and others are Defendants, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday next.

Commercial Credit Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to direct the Issue of Exchequer Bills to a limited Amount; for the Purposes and in the Manner therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

"Then it was proposed in Press Line to leave out the Word ("four") and insert ("one")"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Moved, "That the Bill do pass."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Ord and Mr. Walker:

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

Shotteswell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land in the Parish of Shotteswell, in the County of Warwick."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
M. Buckingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Balcarres.
E. Stanhope.
E. Graham.
E. Guilford.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Fortescue.
E. Dorchester.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Harrowby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.
L. Dynevor.

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

Haddington Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of two Acts of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Roads from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddington, and from thence to Ravenshaugh Burn, in the County of Haddington, and for making, amending, altering, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Branches of the said Roads within the said County."

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

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

Warmfield-Cum-Heath Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Calder, in the Township of Warmfield-cumHeath, to or near the Town of Barnsley, and from thence to Barnby Bridge, in the Township of Cawthorne, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain Railways and other Roads to communicate therewith."

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

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

Armley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Township of Armley, in the Parish of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Piercebridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering, enlarging, and consolidating the Powers of two Acts of Parliament passed in the Twenty-first and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from Piercebridge to Kirk Merrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the same County."

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

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

Robertson and Berry against His Majesty's Advocate, Report from Committee.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider and Report whether the Appeal of James Robertson, Bookseller in Edinburgh, and Printer in the Horse Wynd there, and Walter Berry, Bookseller on South Bridge Street, Edinburgh, now Prisoners in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh; complaining of two Interlocutors or Judgements of the Court of Justiciary in Scotland, of the 18th of February and 18th of March 1793; and praying, "That the same may be reversed;" ought to be entertained: "That the Committee had met, and had heard Counsel for and against the Petition, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred, and are of Opinion, That this Petition of Appeal ought not to be entertained."

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

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this Petition of Appeal ought not to be received.

Blackburne's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Leasehold Estate late of John Blackburne Esquire, deceased, and of a Freehold and Leasehold Estate late of Richard Kent Esquire, deceased, and for the Application of the respective Purchase Monies."

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.

Journal Committee, Dr. Strachey to attend.

Ordered, That Doctor Strachey do attend the SubCommittee appointed for printing the Journals of this House on Friday next.

Womborne Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Womborne to Prince's End, and from Gospel End to the Village of Over Penn, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge, and from Chitt's Grave to or near Prince's End, and from Carr Lane to the Town of Bilston, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hungerford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the End of the present Turnpike Road from Besselsleigh to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, to Leekford, otherwise Sousley Water, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

London Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shipley, &c. Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord George Cavendish and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Collieries of Shipley and Westhallam, in the County of Derby, to the Erewash Canal, in the Parish of Stanton by Dale, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cobham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons, Heaths, and Marsh and Waste Lands within the Manor of Cobham, otherwise Coveham, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Milcomb 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 Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds lying within the Hamlet and Liberties of Milcomb, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Tew 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 Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Hamlet and Liberties of Little Tew, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from the North End of Marsh Lane, in Ashford, in the County of Kent, to the End of the Parish of Orlestone, near Stockbridge, in Romney Marsh, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warrington Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the more effectual repairing, widening, and amending the Road from a Place called Earl's Kill, in Warrington, to the Toll Bars in Wallgate, in Wigan, both in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dundas Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Frederick Campbell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for completing, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Port Dundas, and from Port Dundas to the High Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Garscube Bridge, by Dobbie's Loan, in the County of Lanark;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bread Regulation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, with respect to the Time within which certain Prosecutions directed by the said Act are to be brought."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Prize Captors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing certain Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Liverpool Notes Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Common Council of the Town of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, on Behalf and Account of the Corporation of the said Town, to issue negotiable Notes for a limited Time, and to a limited Amount."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Bewicke's Divorce Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Master, &c. of Catherine Hall Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to disunite the Rectories of Gimingham and Trunch, in the County of Norfolk, and Diocese of Norwich."

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.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; to Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting, Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularlarly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for enabling His Majesty to direct the Issue of Exchequer Bills to a limited Amount, for the Purposes and in the Manner therein mentioned." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Loch Gilp to Loch Crinan, in the Shire of Argyll." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from a Place called Hammerside Hill, in the Parish of Ulverstone, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to a Place called Weint End, near the Town of Ulverstone aforesaid." "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Derwent, at or near Bubwith Ferry, in the East Riding of the County of York, and making proper Approaches thereto." And albeit the said Acts by you, Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts. And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Alexander Lord Loughborough, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also, commanding Our Most Dear and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our Most Dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our Most Dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household, Charles Duke of Richmond, James Duke of Montrose, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household, Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and Our right (fn. 1) and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Jeffery Lord Amherst, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to Hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eighth Day of May, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to direct the Issue of Exchequer Bills, to a limited Amount, for the Purposes, and in the Manner therein mentioned."

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

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

2. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Loch Gilp to Loch Crinan, in the Shire of Argyll."

3. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from a Place called Hammerside Hill in the Parish of Ulverstone, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to a Place called Weint End near the Town of Ulverstone aforesaid."

4. An Act for building a Bridge over the River Derwent, at or near Bubwith Ferry, in the East Riding of the County of York, and making proper Approaches thereto."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 9o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
March. Townshend.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Shotteswell Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Guilford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land in the Parish of Shotteswell, in the County of Warwick," 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."

Complaint relative to Stoppages in the Streets:

Upon Complaint made at the Bar of this House upon the Oath of Robert Jones, High Constable of Westminster, and William Petherick Petty Constable, attending their Duty on this House, in Old Palace Yard, Westminster, on Monday the 6th of this instant May, against James Chaplin otherwise Chapman, Coachman to Leicester Esquire, No 3 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, for obstructing and assaulting them in the Execution of their said Duty:

Chaplin to be attached.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said James Chaplin otherwise Chapman, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer the said Complaint; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Francis Molyneux Baronet, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.

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 Monday 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 Mr. Dallas of Counsel for the Defendant, proceeded to open the Defence of the said Warren Hastings to the Sixth Article of Charge; and being in Part heard thereupon:

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire on 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. Ord and Mr. Walker, to acquaint them therewith.

Berguer's Bill.

The Earl Spencer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Berguer," 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.

Gamon or Duchess of Chandos' Estate Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, 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."

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

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

Chaplin examined and discharged.

The Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod acquainted the House, "That he had (in pursuance of Their Lordships' Order) attached James Chaplin otherwise Chapman, against whom Complaint was this Day made, for assaulting the High Constable and others, in the Execution of their Duty."

Ordered, That the said James Chaplin otherwise Chapman, be brought to the Bar of this House, to answer for his said Offence.

And being brought accordingly:

James Bainbridge was called in, and being sworn, was examined touching the said Offence.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then James Chaplin otherwise Chapman being asked, "What he had to say in Answer to the said Complaint?" was heard in his Defence to the same.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Leicester was called in, and being sworn, was examined touching the said Complaint.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, "That the said James Chaplin otherwise Chapman be discharged."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Shipley, &c. Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Collieries at Shipley and Westhallam, in the County of Derby, to the Erewash Canal, in the Parish of Stanton by Dale, in the said County."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
M. Townshend.
E. Thanet.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Grenville.
L. Dacre.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hawke.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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

Liverpool Notes Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Common Council of the Town of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, on Behalf and Account of the Corporation of the said Town, to issue negotiable Notes for a limited Time, and to a limited Amount."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prize Captors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing certain Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bread Regulation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, with respect to the Time within which certain Prosecutions directed by the said Act are to be brought."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Godmanchester Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lancaster Canal Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Greetham Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hedon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from a Gate commonly called Sacred Gate, on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon, in the East Riding of the County of York, through the said Town, to Hull North Bridge; and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Flinton Lane, near Humbleton Moor House, in the same Riding."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Perth Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth, and for making and repairing the Road from Crieff towards Stirling and Alloa; and other Roads in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Durnford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Durnford, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Idsal Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing five Open Common Fields, commonly called Shiffnal Town Field, otherwise Pool Field, otherwise Drayton Field, the Wyke Field, the Church Field, otherwise Haughton Field, Haughton Middle Field, otherwise Patnal Field, and the Upper Field, otherwise Nedge Field, in the Parish of Idsal, otherwise Shiffnal, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burcester Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Arable, Meadow, Ley Pasture, and Waste Lands, lying and being within the Township of Burcester-King'sEnd, otherwise Bicester-King's-End, in the Parish of Burcester, otherwise Bicester, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aston Upthorpe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places within the Hamlet of Aston Upthorpe, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirton Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Selby Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Selly Ferry, in the Parish of Hemingbrough, to the Town of MarketWeighton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bewicke's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 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.

Womborne Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Womborne to Prince's End, and from Gospel End to the Village of Over Penn, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge; and from Chitt's Grave to or near Prince's End, and from Can Lane to the Town of Bilston, 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Warrington Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the more effectual repairing, widening, and amending the Road from a Place called Earl's Kill in Warrington to the Toll Bars in Wallgate in Wigan, both 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Maisemore Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Maisemore, in the County of Gloucester, (except a certain Meadow called Maisemore Ham,) and for rendering all the Lands and Tenements within the said Parish wholly exempt and discharged from Tythe, and all Modus and Composition for Tythe by allotting Lands in Lieu thereof."

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

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

London Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same."

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

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

Ashford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from the North End of Marsh Lane in Ashford, in the County of Kent, to the End of the Parish of Orlestone, near Stockbridge, in Romney Marsh, 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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the landing Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, before Payment of the Duties of Excise; to the giving further Encouragement to the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the granting Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies directly to foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer; and to revive and continue an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Debtor's Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be again 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, and 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 Lord Grantley reported from the Committee, "That they had made a further 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 on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Boringdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Borringdon takes his Seat:

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Warmfield Cum-Heath Canal Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Calder, in the Township of Warmfield CumHeath, to or near the Town of Barnsley, and from thence to Barnby Bridge, in the Township of Cawthorne; in the West Riding of the County of York; and certain Railways and other Roads to communicate therewith," 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."

Armley Enclosure Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Township of Armley, in the Parish of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Gamon, or Duchess or Chandos' Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Berguer's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Berguer."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gartside's Bill.

The Marquis of Stafford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Shipley, &c. Canal Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Collieries of Shipley and Westhallam, in the County of Derby, to the Erewash Canal, in the Parish of Stanton by Dale, 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."

Thorngrafton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lord Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground, called Thorngrafton Common, and also certain Common Fields or Dales, and Pieces of Land, within the Township of Thorngrafton, all within the Barony or Manor of Wark, and in the Parish of Haltwhistle, in the County of Northumberland," 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."

Langley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Langley South Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

Grindon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain Common Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground called Grindon Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill.

Ordered, That the special Report made from the Committee on the 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 compleating the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes," be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next.

Dundas Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for completing, repairing, and maintaining the Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Port Dundas, and from Port Dundas to the High Road leading from the City of Glasgow to Garscube Bridge, by Dobbies Loan, in the County of Lanark."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Kellie.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Graham.
E. Guilford.
E. Darlington.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Digby.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Thurlow.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Boringdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Suffield.
L. Gage.

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

Earl of Darlington takes his Seat:

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Dickenson Bill.

The Lord Grey de Wilton reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower William Churchill Dickenson Esquire, to grant building Leases, renewable Leases, and make Conveyances in Fee, of and upon all or any Part of the Estates at Chorlton Row, devised by the Will of John Dickenson Esquire, deceased, situate near the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.

Trafford's Bill.

The Lord Grey de Wilton also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Trafford Esquire, and other Persons after his Death, to grant Leases of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Humphrey Trafford Esquire, situate in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, for building, and also to grant Leases of certain Waste Moss Lands, in the said Counties, other Parts of the said devised Estates," 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.

Greene's Bill.

The Lord Grey de Wilton also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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, together with an Amendment made by the House to the Bill.

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

Chelmsford Navigation Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from or nearly from the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex, to a Place called Collier's Reach, in or near the River Blackwater, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, Owners and Occupiers of Lands and Mills, and of Wharfs, Quays, Granaries, and other Conveniencies for carrying on Trade in, upon, or near the River Chelmer and Blackwater, and at or near Heybridge and the ancient Town, Free Port, and Borough of Malden, in the County of Essex, and of the Merchants and Inhabitants there, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from or nearly from the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex, to a Place called Collier's Reach, in or near the River Blackwater, in the said County;" and praying Their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law, and that they may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to Their Lordships shall appear meet and expedient:"

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

Scotch Roman Catholics Oath Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for requiring a certain Form of Oath of Abjuration, and Declaration, from His Majesty's Subjects, professing the Roman Catholic Religion, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

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

Brown's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Brown Esquire, with Susannah Solley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next.

Little Tew Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Hamlet and Liberties of Little Tew, 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Milcomb Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Hamlet and Liberties of Milcomb, 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.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons in, this present Parliament assembled, Greeting; Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) An Act to enable the Common Council of the Town of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, on Behalf and Account of the Corporation of the said Town to issue Negotiable Notes for a limited Time, and to a limited Amount." "An Act for the Relief of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing certain Prize Goods in this Kingdom." "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour or Bread;" with respect to the Time within which certain Prosecutions directed by the said Act are to be brought." "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal, at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch, from, at or near Gale Moss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster; and also for making a Navigable Branch from the said Canal, at or near Galgate, to Glasson Dock, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster." "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." "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from a Gate commonly called Sacred Gate, on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon in the East Riding of the County of York, through the said Town to Hull North Bridge; and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Flinton Lane, near Humbleton Moor House, in the same Riding." "An Act for explaining, amending and rendering more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth, and for making and repairing the Road from Crieff towards Stirling and Alloa, and other Roads in the said County." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Selby Ferry in the Parish of Hemingbrough, to the Town of Market Weighton, in the East Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures and other Commonable and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Greetham, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Durnford, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing five Open Common Fields, commonly called Shiffnal Town Field, otherwise Pool Field, otherwise Drayton Field, the Wyke Field, the Church Field, otherwise Haughton Field, Haughton Middle Field, otherwise Patnal Field, and the Upper Field otherwise Nedge Field, in the Parish of Idsal, otherwise Shiffnal in the County of Salop.'" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Arable Meadow, Ley Pasture, and Waste Lands, lying and being within the Township of Burcester-King's-End, otherwise Bicester-King'sEnd, in the Parish of Burcester otherwise Bicester, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Waste Grounds and Commonable Places within the Hamlet of Aston Upthorpe, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Lordship of Kirton-in-Lindsey, in the County of Lincoln." "And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Alexander Lord Loughborough, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also, commanding Our Most Dear and entirely-beloved Son and Most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our Most Dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our Most Dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God, our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household, Charles Duke of Richmond, James Duke of Montrose, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham, first Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Jeffery Lord Amherst, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Lettters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts, shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. "An Act to enable the Common Council of the Town of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster, on Behalf and Account of the Corporation of the said Town, to issue Negotiable Notes, for a limited Time, and to a limited Amount."

2. "An Act for the Relief of the Captors of Prizes with respect to the bringing and landing certain Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

4. "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour or Bread;" with respect to the Time within which certain Prosecutions directed by the said Act, are to be brought."

4. "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal at or near Borwick to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch, from, at, or near Gale Moss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster;" and also for making a Navigable Branch from the said Canal, at or near Galgate to Glasson Dock in the said County Palatine of Lancaster."

5. "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."

6. "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from a Gate, commonly called Sacred Gate, on the South East Side of the Town of Hedon, in the East Riding of County of York, through the said Town, to Hull North Bridge; and for amending the Road from the present Turnpike Bar in Wyton Holmes, through the Townships of Wyton and Sproatley, to the Guide Post in Flinton Lane, near Humbleton Moor House, in the same Riding."

7. "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing certain Roads in the County of Perth; and for making and repairing the Road from Crieff towards Stirling and Alloa, and other Roads in the said County."

8. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Selby Ferry, in the Parish of Hemingbrough, to the Town of Market Weighton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

9. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Greetham, in the County of Lincoln."

10. "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Durnford, in the County of Wilts."

11. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing five Open Common Fields, commonly called Shiffnal Town Field, otherwise Pool Field, otherwise Drayton Field, the Wyke Field, the Church Field, otherwise Haughton Field, Haughton Middle Field, otherwise Patnal Field, and the Upper Field, otherwise Nedge Field, in the Parish of Idsal, otherwise Shiffnal, in the County of Salop."

12. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Arable Meadow, Ley Pasture, and Waste Lands, lying and being within the Township of Burcester-King's-End, otherwise Bicester-King'sEnd, in the Parish of Burcester, otherwise Bicester, in the County of Oxford."

13. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Downs, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Places, within the Hamlet of Aston Upthorpe, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks."

14. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Lordship of Kirton-in-Lindsey, in the County of Lincoln."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Salford Road, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and improving certain Roads leading to and from the Towns of Salford, Warrington, Bolton, and Wigan, and to certain Places called the Broad Oak in Worsley, and Duxbury Stocks; and also the Road from a Place called South Sea, in Pendlebury, to Agecroft Bridge, and from thence, through Hilton Lane, to Dawson Lane End; and also from Agecroft Bridge, over Kersal Moor, to Singleton Brook, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the landing Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before Payment of the Duties of Excise; to the giving further Encouragement to the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the granting Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies directly to Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; to the granting a Bounty on certain species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer; and to revive and continue an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shotteswell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, in the Parish of Shotteswell, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

West India Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in Foreign Ships, into and from certain Ports and Places in the West Indies; and for amending so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to permitting the Importation of Sugar into the Bahama and Bermuda Islands in Foreign Ships; and so much of two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth and Thirty-first Years of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Timber into any Island under the Dominion of His Majesty in the West Indies from any Foreign Colony or Plantation in the West Indies or South America; and so much of the said Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as prohibits the Importation of Pitch, Tar, and Turpentine into Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, from any Country belonging to the United States of America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Redness, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, enclosing, and improving all the Moor Lands in the Townships of Redness and Swinefleet, in the Parish of Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Harptry Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, diverting, and widening the Roads leading from West Harptry to the Bath and Wells Turnpike Road at Marksbury, and from Stowey to Chew Magna, and from West Harptry to the Bath Turnpike Road at Emborow, and from West Harptry to Forecross, in the Parish of Churchill, and from West Harptry to the Blue Bowl Inn, in Compton Martin, and from Berrington to the Town of Wrington, and from the Nine Elms at North Widcombe, to Coley, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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 James Cocks Esquire, was again called in and examined.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Knox was called in, sworn, and examined.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That this 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 the 22d Day of this instant May; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.