House of Lords Journal Volume 39
May 1793 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: May 1793 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 686-709. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116941 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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May 1793 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 22o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Darby's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division between William Thomas Darby Esquire and Saint Andrew Saint John Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, (heretofore the Estate of Richard Jackson Esquire, deceased,) in the several Counties of Norfolk, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex, and the City of London, and for limiting and settling the specific Parts thereof, which upon such Partition and Division were allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with to it.

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

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

Chelmsford Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee, to whom the 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," stands committed, be added thereto.

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 Planters, Merchants, Mortgagees, Annuitants, and others interested in the British Sugar Colonies, to be heard by their Counsel at the Bar of the House in Support of their Petition presented to the House on the 14th of May 1792.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And John Wedderburn Esquire, Admiral Philip Afflick, and William Dunlop Esquire, were, severally, called in, sworn, and examined.

The Witnesses were 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 Thursday the 30th Day of this instant May; and that the Lords be summoned.

Masham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Moors and Wastes within the Manor of Masham and Mashamshire, in the North 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."

Lever's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Lever, of Hindley, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, to make Grants in Fee, and also to grant building Leases of certain Estates in the Township of Bolton-in-le-Moors, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

South Kelsey Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Ancholme, in the Parish of South Kelsey, in the County of Lincoln, into the Parish of Caistor, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swinton Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut, in the Township of Swinton, to or near the Town of Barnsley, in the Parish of Silkstone, in the West Riding of the County of York, and certain Collateral Cuts branching out of the said Canal."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Harptry Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bawtry Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a commodious Carriage Road from the Town of Bawtry, to the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Womborne Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blything Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Blything, in the County of Suffolk, and for granting some further Powers and Provisions for carrying the same more effectually into Execution."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hungerford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Leckford, otherwise Sousley Water, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Monmouth Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of two Acts of the Twenty-eighth Year of King George the Second, and the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through, and from the Town of Monmouth."

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 Eight preceding Bills. Spalding, &c. Embankment Bill, King's Consent signified.

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.

The Lord Hawkesbury acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Salt Marshes and Low Lands within the several Parishes of Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, and Gedney, in the County of Lincoln; and for preventing the same Marshes and Lands from being overflowed with the Sea; and for altering an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that Their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Salt Marshes and Low Lands within the several Parishes of Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, and Gedney, in the County of Lincoln; and for preventing the same Marshes and Lands from being overflowed with the Sea; and for altering an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Harrowby.
L. Thurlow.
L. Grantley.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Malmesbury.
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.

Moulton Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Hawkesbury acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Salt Marshes, Droves, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Lincoln," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That Their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Salt Marshes, Droves, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Moulton, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Weaverham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Town, Manor, or Lordship of Weaverham, in the County of Chester."

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.

Shrewsbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of two several Acts made in the Twentyninth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Preston Brockhurst, to Shawbury, and to Shreyhill, and other Roads in the County of Salop; and for repairing the Road leading from the Turnpike Road from Shrewsbury to Ellesmere, through Harlescott, Uffington, and Berwick, to Atcham, in the said County."

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

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

Master &c. of Catherine Hall, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to disunite the Rectories of Gimingham and Trunch, in the County of Norfolk, and Diocese of Norwich;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Martin's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Martin Esquire, with Elizabeth Vesey his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Berguer's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Pawnbroker's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Willoughby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures within the Parish of Willoughby-on-the-Woulds, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Queneborough Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds in the Parish or Lordship of Queneborough, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Droitwich Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the City of Worcester, through Droitwich to Spadesbourne Bridge, within the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Taddington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Hamlet of Taddington and Priestcliff, in the Parish of Blakewell, and County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kelso Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening that Part of the Road leading from Kelso towards the Town of Selkirk, which lies to the Eastward of the Turnpike Road leading from Jedburgh to Lauder, which crosses the River Tiviot, near to the Town of Kelso, and the Road leading from Kelso towards Coldstream, to the Place where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Greenlaw to Coldstream, and from Kelso through Ednam, to Orange Lane, in the Parish of Eccles, in the County of Berwick, and from the Ford at Newton Mill, through Ednam to Edenfoot, and from Kelso to Cornhill, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ipswich Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Town of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Slawston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Vagabonds Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Wine Drawback, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Drawback of the Duties of Customs and Excise upon Wines consumed by Admirals, Captains, and other commissioned Officers on board Ships of War in actual Service, and to allow such Ships to be supplied with Tobacco Duty free."

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.

East India Annuities Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for placing the Stock called East India Annuities under the Management of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and ingrasting the same on the Three Pounds per Centum Reduced Annuities, in Redemption of a Debt of Four millions two hundred thousand Pounds, owing by the Public to the East India Company; and for enabling the said Company to raise a Sum of Money by a further Increase of their Capital Stock, to be applied in discharge of certain Debts of the said Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

East India Accounts ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House "The First Report of the Select Committee (appointed by the Court of Directors to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies) to the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council appointed for all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, with an Appendix, dated the 1st and the 7th of September 1791."

Also, "The Second Report of the Select Committee (appointed by the Court of Directors to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies, relative to the Export Trade to China) to the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, appointed for all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, with an Appendix, dated the 29th December 1791."

Also "The Third Report of the Select Committee (appointed by the Court of Directors to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies, relative to the Export Trade to Japan and Persia) to the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, appointed for all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, with an Appendix, dated the 11th and 18th January 1792."

Also, "An Account of the Total of Debts owing by the East India Company at their several Settlements in India, specifying the Amount bearing Interest, on the 30th of April 1786, on the 30th of April 1790, and according to the latest Advices."

Also, "A Statement of the Value of Assets in Cash, Bills, Goods, and Stores; and Debts owing to the Company, at the several Settlements in India, on the 30th of April 1786, on the 30th of April 1790, and according to the latest Advices."

Also, "An Account of the Amount of Debts stated as owing to the East India Company, at the several Settlements in India, on the 30th of April 1786, which have since heen struck off the Company's Books as irrecoverable."

Also, "An Account of the Amount of Debts transferred in each Year from India, according to the Orders of the 15th of September 1785, and the 31st of July 1787, to the Date of the latest Advices."

Also, "A Statement of the Annual Amount of the Revenues, Duties, Customs, and Subsidies received for the Use of the East India Company, and of the Charges incurred in the Civil and Military Departments at the several Settlements in India, in each Year, from the 30th of April 1787, to the 30th of April 1790."

Also, "An Account of the Amount received at the several Settlements in India from the Sale of Goods, Stores, and Bullion, exported by the East India Company, and for Bills on the Court of Directors, in each Year, from the 30th of April 1786, to the Date of the latest Advices."

Also, "An Account of the Prime Cost of all Goods purchased at the several Settlements in India, and shipped for Europe; together with the Commercial Charges not included in the Invoice, the Amount of Supplies sent from those Settlements to the Factory at Canton, in each Year, from the 30th of April 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

Also, "An Account of the Prime Cost of all Goods purchased for the East India Company in China and shipped for Europe, in each Year, from February 1786, to the Date of the latest Advices."

Also, "An Account of the Amount received at Canton for Goods, Stores, and Bullion, exported thither by the East India Company, for Bills on the Court of Directors, and for the Supplies from India, in each Year, from February 1786, to the Date of the latest Advices."

Also, "An Abstract Statement of the Receipts and Payments of the East India Company in England, in each Year, from the 1st of March 1787, and an Estimate of the Receipts and Payments from the 1st of March 1793, to the 1st of March 1794."

Also, "An Account of Stock, per Computation of the East India Company, in each Year, from the 31st of January 1787, to the 1st of March 1793."

Also, "A Statement of the Debts of the East India Company (exclusive of the Debts transferred from India, agreeable to the Orders of the 15th of September 1785, and of the 31st of July 1787), and a Statement of the Effects of the Company in England and afloat outward, together with the Balance of Quick Stock at Canton, in each Year, from the 31st of January 1787, to the 1st March 1793."

Also, "An Account of the Cost of all Goods, Stores, and Bullion exported to India and China by the East India Company, in each Season, from 1776 to 1792."

Also, "An Account of all Bills and Certificates drawn on the Court of Directors of the East India Company, from the several Settlements in India, and from China, in each Year, from 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

Also, "A Statement of the Interest incurred on the Debt transferred from India, according to the Orders of the 15th of September 1785, and 31st of July 1787, and the Amount of the Principal discharged to the 1st of March 1793."

Also, "A Statement of the Prime Cost and Sale Amount of Goods sold by the East India Company, in each Year, from the 1st of March 1787, to the 1st of March 1793, stating the Charges of Freight, of Customs, and of Merchandize paid or payable on the same."

Also, "An Account of the Sums advanced by the Paymaster-General of His Majesty's Forces, on account of the Troops raised for, and serving in the East Indies, during the last four Years, to the 24th of December 1792."

Also, "A Copy of the Estimate of the Cost, Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize, on one Year's Sales of Goods from India and China, as reported to the Court of Directors, by a Committee of Accounts, 15th February 1793."

Also, "An Account of the Prime Cost and Sale Amount of Goods from India, sold by the East India Company, in each Year, from the 1st of March 1787, to the 1st March 1793, stating the Charges of Freight, of Customs, and of Merchandize, paid or payable on the same."

Also, "A Copy of the Estimate of the probable Revenue and Charges of India, on a Peace Establishment, reported to the Court of Directors, by a Committee of Accounts, 15th February 1793."

Also, "A Copy of the General Letter from the East India Department, dated Fort William, 25th of August 1792. No. 1."

Also, "An Account of the Value of the Goods, distinguishing the principal Articles, sold by the East India Company, in the last four Years, agreeable to the Company's Sale Prices; and also of the Value of the Exports of East India Goods, estimated at the same Rate as the Imports, together with the Value, including the Duties of that Part which remains for Home Consumption, taken upon a Medium of four Years."

Also, "Extract of Political Letter from the President and Council at Fort Saint George, to the Court of Directors, dated the 16th of January 1792; Paragraph 126."

Also, "Extract of Political Letter from the President and Council of Fort Saint George, to the Court of Directors, dated the 5th of October 1792; Paragraphs 12 and 13."

Also, "Extract from Fort Saint George Military and Political Consultations, dated the 28th of August 1792."

Also, "Extract of a Letter from the Board of Assumed Revenue, dated the 5th of July 1792, signed Haliburton Webbe."

Also, "A Copy of Mr. Kendersley's Letter of the 5th of July 1792, to the Board of Assumed Revenue."

Also, "Minutes of the President and Council of Fort Saint George, upon the Recommendation of the Board of Assumed Revenue, relative to the Collections of the Revenue of Arcot, during the late Assumption of the Revenues of that Province."

Also, "Letter of the President and Council of Fort Saint George to the Board of Assumed Revenue, dated the 28th of August 1792."

Also, "Extract of Proceedings of the Committee of Assigned Revenue, dated Fort Saint George, 22d June 1785."

Also, "Extract of a Letter to the President and Council of Fort Saint George, dated the 22d of June 1785."

And also, "Extract of a Letter from the Court of Directors to the President and Council of Fort Saint George, dated the 6th of May 1791, relative to the Collection of the Revenues from the Southern Pulligars."

Debtors' Relief Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the undersigned Merchants and Traders of the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" praying, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, and that the Petitioners may be at Liberty to be heard by Counsel against the same, at their Lordships' Bar:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the Report is made from the Committee on the said Bill; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be then heard by Counsel against the same.

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:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed;

And the Earl of Radnor reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 till to-morrow.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till to-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 23o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dumfries.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Boringdon.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

E. Albermarle takes his Seat:

This Day, William Charles, Earl of Albemarle, sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father, George, Earl of Albemarle. 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.

Malden, Account of Imports and Exports ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of all the Imports and Exports into and from the Port of Malden, in the County of Essex, from the 1st Day of January 1789, to the first Day of December 1792."

Constables, &c. Fines Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize Justices of the Peace to impose Fines upon Constables, Overseers, and other Peace Officers, for Neglect of Duty, and on Masters of Apprentices for ill Usage of such their Apprentices; and also to make Provision for the Execution of Warrants of Distress granted by Magistrates."

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.

Droitwich Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the City of Worcester, through Droitwich, to Spadesbourne Bridge, within the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned."

Ipswich Paving Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Town of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein."

Willoughby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures within the Parish of Willoughby on the Woulds, in the County of Nottingham."

Queneborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds in the Parish or Lordship of Queneborough, in the County of Leicester."

Taddington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Hamlet of Taddington and Priestcliff, in the Parish of Blakewell, and County of Derby."

Kelso Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening that Part of the Road leading from Kelso towards the Town of Selkirk, which lies to the Eastward of the Turnpike Road leading from Jedburgh to Lauder, which crosses the River Tiviot, near to the Town of Kelso, and the Road leading from Kelso towards Coldstream, to the Place where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Greenlaw to Goldstream, and from Kelso through Ednam, to Orange Lane, in the Parish of Eccles, in the County of Berwick, and from the Ford at Newton Mill through Ednam to Edenfoot, and from Kelso to Cornhill, in the County of Durham."

Slawston Enclosure Bill.

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

Spalding, &c. Drainage Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Hawkesbury acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving certain Lands lying in the several Parishes of Spalding (including the Hamlets of Cowbit and Peakill), Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, Fleet, Gedney, Sutton Saint Mary, and Sutton Saint Nicholas, otherwise Lutton, all in South Holland, in the County of Lincoln;" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that Their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving certain Lands lying in the several Parishes of Spalding (including the Hamlets of Cowbit and Peakill), Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, Fleet, Gedney, Sutton Saint Mary, and Sutton Saint Nicholas, otherwise Lutton, all in South Holland, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Balcarres.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Grosvenor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
V. Hereford.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.

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

Wimslow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Ardwick Green near Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, to the New Bridge at the Corn Mills at Wilmslow, in the County of Chester."

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.

Hurdlow House and Stockport Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Hurdlow House through Buxton, in the County of Derby, and Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster; and also the Road from Hernestone Lane Head, and from Sparrow Pit Gate, through Chapel-inle-Frith, all in the said County of Derby, to the last-mentioned Road at Whaley, in the said County of Chester."

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.

Valle takes the Oaths in Order to his Naturalization.

Bartholomew Valle took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Valle."

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.

Masham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Part of the Moors and Wastes within the Manor of Masham and Mashamshire, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wine Drawback, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Drawback of the Duties of Customs and Excise, upon Wines consumed by Admirals, Captains, and other commissioned Officers on board Ships of War in actual Service, and to allow such Ships to be supplied with Tobacco Duty-free."

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."

Hemlingford Hundred Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy raising Money upon the Hundred of Hemlingford, in the County of Warwick, for paying the Damages and Costs incurred on account of the late Riots within the said Hundred, than is authorized to be done by the Laws now in being."

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."

Vagabonds Bill.

The Lord Rawdon (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the 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 of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Law relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction, as relates to Soldiers and Sailors."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Election of Peers for Scotland, Report from Committee:

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report from the Committee for Privileges, to whom were referred the several Petitions relative to the Return of the Peers chosen for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, of a Resolution come to by the said Committee.

The Lord Cathcart accordingly reported from the said Committee, "That the Committee had met, and come to the following Resolution: (videlicet)

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the following Question be put to the Judges;

Whether by the Act of Union, and other Acts respecting the Elections of Peers to represent the Peers of Scotland in the Parliaments of Great Britain, a Peer of Scotland sitting, or being entitled to sit in the said Parliaments, by virtue of a Patent of Peerage granted since the Union, is disabled from voting in such Elections?"

Report disagreed to:

Moved, "To agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "That the Resolution of the 21st January 1708-9, touching the Right of voting in the Election for the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Resolution of the 14th of February 1787, touching the Seat of the Earl of Abercorn, as one of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, being vacated by his being created Viscount Hamilton, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Resolution of the 14th of February 1787, touching the Seat of the Duke of Queensberry, as one of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, being vacated by his being created Baron Douglas, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Votes of D. Queensberry and E. Abercorn to be counted.

Then it was moved, "That the Votes of the Duke of Queensberry, and the Earl of Abercorn, if duly tendered at the last Election, for electing Sixteen Peers of Scotland, ought to be counted."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lords summoned.

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

Report from Journal Committee.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Subcommitees, appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals, and to inspect the Printing of the Rolls of Parliament and Journals, "That in obedience to the Order of the House of the 30th Day of April last, the Sub-committee had met, and taken the Matter to them referred into Consideration, and had come to the following Resolutions; (videlicet)

"Resolved, That it appears to the Sub-Committee, that the Glossary to the Six Volumes of the Rolls of Parliament should be composed separate and apart from the Index of the Names and Things."

"Resolved, That it appears to the Sub-Committee, that it will be sufficient, in composing the said Index of the Names and Things, to refer to the Volume and Page and Column without more Particularity."

"Resolved, That the Reverend Doctor Strachey be directed to proceed upon the Plan of the Glossary and Index, which he laid before the Lords Sub-committees on the 3d Day of June 1774, with the Variations above mentioned."

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

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause, 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 till To-morrow.

The King against Amery in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 24o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Maidstone Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, shortening, improving and keeping in Repair, the Road from Wren's Cross, in the Town of Maidstone in the County of Kent, through the West or Lower Harrietsham Street, by Harrietsham Church, and through Lenham and Charing to Barrow Hill, in Ashford, 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."

Glasgow Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow;" and of another Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, to explain, amend and render more effectual the said Act; and of another Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow; so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the said City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens to that Part of the Water of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube," was committed.

Hemlingford Hundred Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy raising Money upon the Hundred of Hemlingford in the County of Warwick, for paying the Damages and Costs incurred on account of the late Riots within the said Hundred, than is authorized to be done by the Laws now in being."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wine Drawback, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Drawback of the Duties of Customs and Excise upon Wines consumed by Admirals, Captains and other Commissioned Officers, on board Ships of War in actual Service, and to allow such Ships to be supplied with Tobacco, Duty free."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Willoughby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures within the Parish of Willoughby-on-theWoulds, in the County of Nottingham."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Stamford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Balcarres.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Courtenay.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Middleton.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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.

Ipswich Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Town of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein."

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.

Droitwich Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the City of Worcester through Droitwich to Spadesbourne Bridge, within the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

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

Taddington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Hamlet of Taddington and Priestcliff, in the Parish of Blakewell and County of Derby."

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

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

Constables, &c. Fines Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize Justices of the Peace to impose Fines upon Constables, Overseers, and other Peace Officers for Neglect of Duty, and on Masters of Apprentices for ill Usage of such their Apprentices, and also to make Provision for the Execution of Warrants of Distress granted by Magistrates."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hemp and Flax Accounts delivered.

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

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

"An Account of the Quantities of Hemp and Flax certified to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called England, and of the Monies directed to be issued to the Order of the Quarter Sessions of the different Counties within mentioned, between the 9th Day of May 1792 and the 9th Day of May 1793."

Also, "Amount of Sums allowed by the Justices of the Peace for the within mentioned Counties, to the several Clerks of the Peace for Business done under the Act for encouraging the Growth of Hemp and Flax, and paid by order of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, between 9th Day of May 1792 and the 9th Day of May 1793."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Slawston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Queneborough Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds in the Parish or Lordship of Queneborough, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

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.

Vagabonds Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 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."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill.

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then Mr. Dallas proceeded to open further the Sixth Article of Charge, and to open Part of the Seventh and Fourteenth Articles of Charge.

And being heard thereupon.

Mr. Hastings was heard shortly to address the House.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Hurdlow House and Stockport Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Hurdlow House, through Buxton, in the County of Derby, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Manchester, in the County of Lancaster; and also the Road from Hernestone Lane Head, and from Sparrow Pit Gate, through Chapelin-le-Frith, all in the said County of Derby, to the last-mentioned Road at Whaley, in the said County of Chester," 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."

Wilmslow Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Ardwick Green, near Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, to the new Bridge at the Corn Mills at Wilmslow, in the County of Chester," was committed.

Shrewsbury 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 altering and enlarging the Powers of two several Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Preston Brockhurst, to Shawbury, and to Shreyhill, and other Roads in the County of Salop; and for repairing the Road leading from the Turnpike Road from Shrewsbury to Ellesmere, through Harlescott, Uffington, and Berwick, to Atcham, in the said County," was committed.

Valle's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Valle," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Weaverham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the Town, Manor, or Lordship of Weaverham, in the County of Chester," 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."

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 till To-morrow.

The King against Amery in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator, in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 25o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brook & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Wilmslow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Ardwick Green, near Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, to the new Bridge at the Corn Mills at Wilmslow, in the County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hurdlow House and Stockport Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, diverting, and turning the Road from Hurdlow House, through Buxton, in the County of Derby, and Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Manchester, in the County of Lancaster; and also the Road from Hernestone Lane Head, and from Sparrow Pit Gate, through Chapel-in-le-Frith, all in the said County of Derby, to the last-mentioned Road at Whaley, in the said County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Maidstone Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, shortening, improving, and keeping in Repair the Road from Wren's Cross, in the Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, through the West or Lower Harrietsham Street, by Harrietsham Church, and through Lenham and Charing to Barrow Hill, in Ashford, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Glasgow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow; and of another Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, to explain, amend, and render more effectual the said Act; and of another Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts, made in the Twentysixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the said City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to that Part of the Water of Kelvin, called the Milnford of Garscube."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Weaverham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Town, Manor, or Lordship of Weaverham, in the County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shrewsbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of two several Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, and Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Shrewsbury to Preston Brockhurst, to Shawbury, and to Shreyhill, and other Roads in the County of Salop; and for repairing the Road leading from the Turnpike Road from Shrewsbury to Ellesmere, through Harlescott, Uffington, and Berwick, to Atcham, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sail Cloth Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on Foreign Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Scotch Roman Catholic's Oath Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Houghton and others:

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Inverness Statute Labour, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the Shire of Inverness; and for levying Conversion Money in lieu of Labour; and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing Highways and Bridges in the said Shire; and for improving, widening, and lighting the Streets within the Royal Burgh of Inverness;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East India Government Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing in the East India Company, for a further Time, the Possession of the British Territories in India, together with their exclusive Trade, under certain Limitations; for establishing further Regulations for the Government of the said Territories, and the better Administration of Justice within the same; for appropriating to certain Uses the Revenues and Profits of the said Company; and for making Provision for the good Order and Government of the Towns of Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Friendly Societies Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and Relief of friendly Societies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the two last-mentioned Bills be printed.

Stainforth 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 maintainining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut, at or near Stainforth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to join and communicate with the River Trent, at or near Keadby, in the County of Lincoln, and also a Collateral Cut from the said Canal to join the said River Dun, in the Parish of Thorne, in the said Riding;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pawnbroker's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Valle's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Valle."

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.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then several Papers were produced and read.

And several Witnesses were called in, sworn and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Monday Mornting next, at Eleven o'Clock precisely, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Constables, &c. Fines Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize Justices of the Peace to impose Fines upon Constables, Overseers, and other Peace Officers, for Neglect of Duty, and on Masters of Apprentices for ill Usage of such their Apprentices; and also to make Provision for the Execution of Warrants of Distress granted by Magistrates;" be re-committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next.

Chelmsford Navigation Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

Pr. 11. L. 40. After ("Mill") insert ("and Beleigh Mill.")

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

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 Monday next.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 27o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Dorchester.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Pawnbroker's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

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. Montagu and Mr. Spranger, to acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill without any Amendment.

Chelmsford Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stainforth Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut, at or near Stainforth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to join and communicate with the River Trent, at or near Keadby, in the County of Lincoln; and also a Collateral Cut from the said Canal to join the said River Dun, in the Parish of Thorne, in the said Riding."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Coventry.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Dorchester.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby, Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Middleton.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Sommers.
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.

Sail Cloth Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on foreign Sail Cloth imported into 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.

Boccius Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords' Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Gotlieb Boccius," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then several Papers were produced and read.

Then Mr. Wright was called in and examined; and being asked, "Whether it appears, from the Company's Books and Correspondence, that Mr. Sullivan did in Fact so supply the Opium?"

The Counsel for the Defendant objected to the said Question.

The Managers for the Commons were heard in Answer to the said Objection.

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

The House was resumed.

Moved to resolve, "That it is not competent to the Managers for the Commons to ask the Witness, Whether it appears, from the Company's Books and Correspondence, that Mr. Sullivan did in Fact so supply the Opium."

The same was agreed to, and resolved accordingly.

Ordered, that the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, That it is not competent to the Managers for the Commons to ask the Witness, "Whether it appears, from the Company's Books and Correspondence, that Mr. Sullivan did in Fact so supply the Opium."

Then it was agreed by the Lords to go down again into Westminster Hall.

But Their Lordships understanding that the Commons were returned from the Court below to their own House:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the former Messengers, to acquaint them, "That the Lords will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, presently in Westminster Hall."

Then the House adjourned again into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as before.

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, Managers for the House of Commons, and you, Gentlemen, who are of Counsel for the Defendant:

"The Lords have resolved, That it is not competent for the Managers for the Commons to ask the Witness, "Whether it appears, from the Company's Books and Correspondence, that Mr. Sullivan did in Fact so supply the Opium."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then several Papers were produced and read; and a Witness called in and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Droitwich Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually mending and keeping in Repair the Road from the City of Worcester, through Droitwich to Spadesbourne Bridge, within the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Spalding, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving certain Lands, lying in the several Parishes of Spalding (including the Hamlets of Cowbit and Peakill), Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, Fleet, Gedney, Sutton Saint Mary, and Sutton Saint Nicholas, otherwise Lutton, all in South Holland, 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."

Little Tew 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 Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds lying within the Hamlet and Liberties of Little Tew, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

South Moulton 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 Commonable Salt Marshes, Droves, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Milcomb 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 Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Hamlet and Liberties of Milcomb, in the County of Oxford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto:"

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

Pr. 19. L. 40. Leave out from ("enclosed") to ("and") in Press 20. L. 1. and insert ("and the Homesteads, Gardens, Orchards, and other ancient Enclosures exonerated from Tythes, as herein-before is mentioned")"

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

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

Debtor's Relief Bill.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on Mesne Process; for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; and for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent Insolvent Debtors;" be received on Friday next.

Inverness Statute Labour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the Shire of Inverness, and for levying Conversion Money in lieu of Labour, and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing Highways, and Bridges, in the said Shire; and for improving, widening, and lighting the Streets within the Royal Burgh of Inverness."

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.

Constables, &c. Fines Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize Justices of the Peace to impose Fines upon Constables, Overseers, and other Peace Officers, for neglect of Duty, and on Masters of Apprentices, for ill usage of such their Apprentices; and also to make Provision for the Execution of Warrants of Distress, granted by Magistrates."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Wednesday the 5th Day of June next.

East India Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Owen from the Directors of the East India Company attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 22d of this instant May;

No. 1. "Copy, First Report of the Select Committee (appointed by the Court of Directors to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies), to the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, appointed for all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, with an Appendix dated the 1st and the 7th of September 1791."

"Copy, Second Report of the Select Committee (appointed by the Court of Directors to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies, relative to the Export Trade to China) to the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, appointed for all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, with an Appendix dated the 29th December 1791."

"Copy, Third Report of the Select Committee (appointed by the Court of Directors to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies, relative to the Export Trade to Japan and Persia), to the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, appointed for all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, with an Appendix dated 11th and 18th January 1792."

2. "Extract of Political Letter from the President and Council at Fort Saint George to the Court of Directors, dated the 16th of January 1792;" Paragraph 126.

3. "Extract of Political Letter from the President and Council of Fort Saint George to the Court of Directors, dated the 5th October 1792," Paragraphs 12 and 13.

4. "Extract from Fort Saint George Military and Political Consultations, dated the 28th of August 1792; containing, Extract of Letter from the Board of assumed Revenue, dated 5th of July 1792;" signed Haliburton Webbe."

5. "Copy of Mr. Kindersley's Letter of the 5th of July 1792, to the Board of assumed Revenue."

6. "Minutes of the President and Council of Fort Saint George, upon the Recommendation of the Board of assumed Revenue, relative to the Collections of the Revenue of Arcot, during the late Assumption of the Revenues of that Province."

7. "A Letter of the President and Council of Fort Saint George to the Board of assumed Revenue, dated the 28th of August 1792."

8. "Extract of Proceedings of the Committee of assigned Revenue, dated Fort Saint George, 22d June 1785; containing Extract of Letter to the President and Council of Fort Saint George, dated 22d June 1785."

9. "Extract of a Letter from the Court of Directors to the President and Council of Fort Saint George, dated 6th May 1791, relative to the Collection of the Revenues from the Southern Poligars."

10. "Copy of General Letter in the Revenue Department, dated Fort William, 25th August 1792."

11. "An Account of the Total of Debts owing by the East India Company at their several Settlements in India, specifying the Amount, bearing Interest on the 30th April 1786, on the 30th April 1790, and according to the latest Advices."

12. "A Statement of the Value of Assets in Cash, Bills, Goods, Stores and Debts owing to the Company at the several Settlements in India, on the 30th April 1786, on 30th April 1790, and according to the latest Advices."

13. "An Account of the Amount of Debts stated as owing to the East India Company at the several Settlements in India, on the 30th of April 1786, which have since been struck off the Company's Books as irrecoverable."

14. "An Account of the Amount of Debts transferred in India annually, agreeably to the Orders of the 15th September 1785, and of the 31st July 1787."

15. "A Statement of the annual Amount of the Revenues, Duties, Customs, and Subsidies received for the Use of the East India Company, and of the Charges incurred in the Civil and Military Departments at the several Settlements in India, in each Year, from the 30th April 1787 to the 30th April 1790."

16. "An Account of the Amount received at the several Settlements in India, from the Sale of Goods, Stores, and Bullion exported by the East India Company, and for Bills on the Court of Directors in each Year, from the 30th April 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

17. "An Account of the Prime Cost of all Goods purchased at the several Settlements in India, and shipped for Europe, together with the commercial Charges not included in the Invoice, the Amount of Supplies sent from those Settlements to the Factory at Canton in each Year, from the 30th April 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

18. "An Account of the Prime Cost of all Goods purchased for the East India Company in China, and shipped for Europe in each Year, from February 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

19. "An Account of the Amount received at Canton for Goods, Stores, and Bullion exported thither by the East India Company, for Bills on the Court of Directors, and for Supplies from India in each Year, from February 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

20. "A Copy of the Estimate of the probable Revenues and Charges of India, on a Peace Establishment reported to the Court of Directors by a Committee of Accounts 15th February 1793."

21. "An Abstract Statement of the Receipts and Payments of the East India Company in England, in each Year, from the 1st March 1787; and an Estimate of the Receipts and Payments from the 1st March 1793 to the 1st March 1794."

22. "An Account of Stock per Computation of the East India Company in each Year, from the 31st January 1787 to the 1st March 1793."

23. "A Statement of the Debts of the East India Company (exclusive of the Debts transferred from India agreeable to the Orders of the 15th September 1785, and of the 31st of July 1787), and a Statement of the Effects of the Company in England, and afloat outward, together with the Balance of Quick Stock at Canton in each Year, from the 31st of January 1787 to the 1st of March 1793."

24. "An Account of the Cost of all Goods, Stores, and Bullion exported to India and China by the East India Company in each Season, from 1776 to 1792."

25. "An Account of all Bills and Certificates drawn on the Court of Directors of the East India Company from the several Settlements in India, and from China, in each Year, from 1786 to the Date of the latest Advices."

26. "A Statement of the Interest incurred on the Debt transferred from India according to the Orders of the 15th of September 1785, and 31st of July 1787, and the Amount of the Principal discharged to the 1st of March 1793."

27. "A Statement of the Prime Cost and Sale Amount of Goods sold by the East India Company in each Year, from the 1st of March 1787 to the 1st of March 1793, stating the Charges of Freight of Customs, and of Merchandize paid or payable on the same."

28. "A Copy of the Estimate of the Cost, Customs, Freight, and Charges of Merchandize on one Year's Sales of Goods from India and China, as reported to the Court of Directors by a Committee of Accounts 15th of February 1793."

29. "An Account of the Prime Cost and Sale Amount of Goods from India, sold by the East India Company in each Year, from the 1st March 1787 to the 1st March 1793, stating the Charges of Freight of Customs, and of Merchandize paid or payable on the same;" together with a List thereof.

Which being read by the Clerk:

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 till To-morrow.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 28o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Ipswich Paving Bill.

The Lord Sommers reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Town of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein," 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."

Spalding, &c. Embankment Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Salt Marshes and Low Lands, within the several Parishes of Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, and Gedney, in the County of Lincoln; and for preventing the same Marshes and Lands from being overflowed with the Sea; and for altering an Act passed in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Willoughby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Pastures within the Parish of Willoughby-on-theWoulds, in the County of Nottingham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 28. L. 11. Leave out from ("said") to ("Julius") in Line 13.

Pr. 29. L. 13. Leave out from ("said") to ("Julius") in Line 14.

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

Little Tew Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Moulton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Salt Marshes, Droves, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spalding, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving certain Lands, lying in the several Parishes of Spalding, (including the Hamlets of Cowbit and Peakill,) Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, Fleet, Gedney, Sutton Saint Mary, and Sutton Saint Nicholas otherwise Lutton, all in South Holland, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Droitwich Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the City of Worcester, through Droitwich, to Spadesbourne Bridge, within the Parish of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester; and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boccius's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Gotlieb Boccius."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Milcomb Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vary and extend the Line of the Canal authorized to be made by an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His Present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the City of Hereford to the City of Gloucester, with a collateral Cut from the same to the Town of Newent, in the County of Gloucester," and to amend the said Act."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Dorchester.
V. Hereford.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Kenyon.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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

Sail-Cloth Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Manufacture of British Sail-Cloth, and for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on foreign Sail-Cloth imported into this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Dickenson's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to impower 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 Charlton Row, devised by the Will of John Dickenson Esquire, deceased, situate near the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Scotch Creditors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Welsh Courts, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for remedying Inconveniencies attending certain Proceedings in the Courts of Great Sessions in Wales, and for the County Palatine of Chester, in the Court of Common Pleas for the County Palatine of Lancaster, in the Court of Pleas for the County Palatine of Durham, and in the County Courts in Wales;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the said Bills be printed.

Heaton's Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sarah Heaton, Widow, Mother and Guardian of John Heaton, a Minor, to grant Building Leases, during his Minority, of Ground in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

East India Goods, Account of Value and Exports of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Irving, from the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 22d of this Instant May,

"An Account of the Value of the Goods, distinguishing the principal Articles sold by the East India Com pany, in the last Four Years, agreeable to the Company's Sale Prices; and also of the Value of the Exports of East India Goods, estimated at the same Rate as the Import, together with the Value, including the Duties of that Part which remains for Home Consumption, taken upon a Medium of Four Years:"

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Account be printed.

Malden, Account of Imports and Exports delivered.

Mr. Irving also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 23d of this Instant May,

"An Account of all Imports and Exports into and from the Port of Malden, in the County of Essex, from the 1st Day of January 1789, to the 31st Day of December 1792, distinguishing each Year."

And then he withdrew;

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

Mr. Plumer, of Counsel for the Defendant, informed the House, "They should here close their Charge."

Then Mr. Hastings made a short Address to the House.

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

The House was resumed.

It was moved, "That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire on Wednesday Se'nnight:"

Which being objected to,

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out ("Wednesday"), and inserting ("Monday").

The Question was put, "Whether Wednesday shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Wednesday the 5th Day of June next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

Lickbarrow and Wright against Mason et al. in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 Thursday next.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator, in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 30o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Election of Peers for Scotland Report to be received.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred the several Petitions relative to the late Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland, "That the Committee had come to several Resolutions, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday next.

Lords summoned:

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

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday the 7th Day of June next.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners of Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Ulverstone Canal Navigation, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool to vary the Line of the said Canal Navigation; and to raise a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of completing the said Canal Navigation, and for other Purposes;" and severally praying Their Lordships, "That they may be heard, by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents, against the said Bill so depending, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Dudley Canal Bill, Petition in support of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Dudley Canal Navigation, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Dudley Canal, in the County of Worcester, to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, now making at or near Selly Oak, in the said County; and also certain collateral Cuts to communicate therewith;" and praying, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

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

Debtors' Relief Bill, Petition of Debtors in King's Bench respecting:

Upon reading the Petition of the Prisoners for Debt confined in the King's Bench Prison, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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 praying Their Lordships, as the noble Conservators of the People's Weal, "To take their Situation and the Circumstances they have stated in their Petition into Consideration, and to grant them such Relief, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Witnesses to attend on it.

Ordered, That Townley Ward Esquire, Mr. Joseph Burchell, Under Sheriff of Middlesex, and Mr. Philip Crowther, Secondary of London, do attend this House To-morrow, in order to their being examined as Witnesses 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."

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

Slave Trade, &c. Consideration deferred.

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 several Petitioners to be heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, in support of their several Petitions against the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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 Monday the 10th Day of June next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Bedford Charity Bill, Petition in support of.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Whitbread, of Cardington, in the County of Bedford, Esquire, on behalf of himself and the other Owners of Lands or Estates in the Town of Bedford, praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order his Petition to be referred to the Judges, to whom a Copy of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application of the Rents and Profits of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight, and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor, and other Objects of Charity of the Town of Bedford;" and for the better Management and Disposition of the said Estates, and the Rents and Profits thereof;" stands referred; and that he may be permitted to appear before them by himself or Counsel, in support thereof."

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Thomson, with liberty for the Petitioner to appear before them, by himself and Counsel, in support of his said Petition.

Fordsham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Town and Lordship of Frodsham, and the Township of Helsby, in the Parish of Frodsham, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Gartside's Bill.

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

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

Greene's Bill.

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

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

Bp. Ely's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Ely to sell the Castle of Wisbech Saint Peter's, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, and the Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, and for applying the Money to arise from such Sale in Manner therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Newnham's Bill.

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

To return the Bill intituled, "An Act for vesting the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of Part of the settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in John Trayton Fuller Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Milcomb Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Knight's Bill.

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

To return the Bill intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Wiltshire, Somersetshire, and Gloucestershire, in Trustees, to the Uses of the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, deceased, in lieu of an Estate in Worcestershire, limited to such Uses by the said Will; and for vesting the Estate in Worcestershire in Warren Hastings Esquire, in Fee-Simple;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Caithness Statute Labour Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour, and for levying Conversion Money in lieu of Labour, in certain Cases, and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges, in the County of Caithness;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Trafford's Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire Their Lordships' Concurrence.

Blackburne's Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire Their Lordships' Concurrence.

Ld. Amherst's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of Henry Smith Esquire, deceased, to accept a Grant of a Rent Charge, or clear annual Payment or Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be charged upon, and paid and payable at Michaelmas in every Year, by and out of a Messuage, Farm, and Lands of the Right Honourable Jeffery Lord Amherst, in the Parish of Horley, in the County of Surrey, in Exchange for several Pieces or Parcels of Land situate, lying and being in Seven Oaks, in the County of Kent, enclosed from the Waste of the Manors of Seven Oaks and Knowle, or one of them, and to convey the said several Pieces or Parcels of Land, to the said Jeffery Lord Amherst, and his Heirs accordingly;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Market Harborough Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to continue and render more effectual two Acts passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough, to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road branching out of the aforesaid Road at a Place called Filling Gate, to a Road called the Foss Road; and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cardington Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Whitbread Senior, 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, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge; and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road, near Temsford Bridge, in the County of Bedford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, to grant building Leases to Mr. Francis Hurlbatt;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Slawston Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable and Waste Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Slawston, in the County of Leicester," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Queneborough Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Grounds, in the Parish or Lordship of Queneborough, in the County of Leicester," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Sail Cloth Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on foreign Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ipswich Paving Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Town of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spalding, &c. Embankment Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Salt Marshes and Low Lands within the several Parishes of Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbech, and Gedney, in the County of Lincoln; and for preventing the same Marshes and Lands from being overflowed with the Sea; and for altering an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney, and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Willoughby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures. within the Parish of Willoughby-on-theWoulds, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Message from H. C. to defer Hastings' Trial:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Charles Townshend and others, as follows; (videlicet)

My Lords,

"The Commons acquaint your Lordships, that, from a Consideration of the Case of Warren Hastings Esquire, having been closed sooner than there was Reason to expect, and of the Time which will be requisite for printing such Part of the Evidence as is not yet printed, the Managers can in no Case be sufficiently prepared to begin their Reply at the Time appointed by your Lordships for further proceeding in the Trial, and therefore they desire that the same may be put off to a further Day."

And then they withdrew.

The Messengers were again called in and acquainted, "That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Answer thereto.

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

To acquaint them, "That this House will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Monday the 10th Day of June next, at Ten o'Clock in Westminster Hall."

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 till To-morrow.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 31o Maii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Mansfield, Middlesex.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Heage Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, altering, and improving the Road from Heage, in the County of Derby, through Belper to Duffield, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Amlwch Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging, deepening, cleansing, improving, and regulating the Harbour of Amlwch, in the Isle of Anglesey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carnarvon Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging, deepening, cleansing, improving, and regulating the Harbour of Carnarvon, in the County of Carnarvon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

African and West India Trade Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Irving, from the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 14th of May 1792,

No. 1. "An Account of the Number of Ships with their Tonnage which cleared from Great Britain to Africa in each Year, from 1700 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, together with the total Export to Africa in each Year during the same Period, distinguishing the Value of the British, India, and foreign Goods, with the Quantity and Value of each Article, from the Year 1782 to the Year 1788, both inclusive."

2. "An Account of the Number of Ships with their Tonnage which entered in the Ports of Great Britain from Africa in each Year, from 1700 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, together with the total Value of Imports to Great Britain in each Year, during the same Period, with the Amount of the Duties of Customs and Excise, with the Quantity and Value of each Article, from the Year 1782 to 1788, both inclusive."

3. "An Account of the Number of Ships, with their Tonnage, which entered annually in the several British West India Islands from Africa, from the Year 1783 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, with the Number of Negroes which were imported on board the same in each Year, distinguishing each Island."

4. "An Account of the Number of Ships, with their Tonnage, which cleared outwards from Great Britain to the British West India Islands in each Year, from 1700 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, together with the total Value of Exports from Great Britain to the British West Indies, distinguishing the Amount of the British, India and foreign Goods, with the Quantity and Value of each Article from the Year 1782."

5. "An Account of the Number of Ships, with their Tonnage, which entered in the Ports of Great Britain from the British West India Islands in each Year, from 1700 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, and the Value of the Imports from the said Islands to Great Britain, with the Amount of the Duties of Customs and Excise thereon, distinguishing each, and from the Year 1782, specifying each Article so imported."

6. "A general Abstract of the Number of Ships, with their Tonnage, that have cleared out and entered inwards between Great Britain and Africa, and the British West Indies, together with the total Value of Exports and Imports from and to Great Britain, Africa, and the British West India Islands, from 1763 to the latest Period to which the same can be made up."

7. "An Account of the Number of Vessels, with their Tonnage, and Number of Men, including their repeated Voyages, that have cleared outwards from the British West India Islands, to all Parts of the World, for the Year, together with an Account of the Species, Quantity, and Value of the principal Articles of West India Produce which have been exported in the said Vessels, distinguishing each Island."

8. "An Account of the Imports and Exports to and from each of the British Islands in the West Indies, to and from any Foreign Ports in Europe."

9. "An Account of the Trade which is carried on between the British Islands in the West Indies, and the West India Possessions of Foreign Powers, containing, First, the Export Trade, and, Second, the Import Trade."

10. "An Account of the Number of Ships, with their Tonnage, which are annually employed in the Trade between the British Islands in the West Indies, and the remaining British Colonies in North America, including Newfoundland, from the Year 1782, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, specifying the Quantity and Value of the Articles of which such Trade consisted."

11. "An Account of the Value of Imports from the Foreign West Indies into Great Britain, from the Year 1762, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, distinguishing each Year, and from the Year 1785, distinguishing the particular Articles of which such Imports consisted."

12. "An Account of the Value of Exports from Great Britain to the West Indies, from the Year 1762, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, distinguishing each Year, and the Value of the British Manufactures from the Foreign Merchandize; and from the Year 1785, distinguishing the particular Articles of which such Exports consisted."

13. "An Account of the Number of Vessels, their Tonnage, and Number of Men, which have cleared out from the British Islands in the West Indies, from the Year 1782, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, and of the Commodities exported in the said Vessels to the United States of America, distinguishing each Year."

14. "An Account of the Number of Vessels, with their Tonnage, and Number of Men, which have cleared out from the British Islands in the West Indies, from the Year 1782, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up; also of the Commodities exported in the said Vessels to Africa, distinguishing each Year."

15. "An Account of the Number of Foreign Vessels, their Tonnage, and Number of Men, which have entered Inwards in the Islands of Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, and New Providence, from the Foreign Colonies and Plantations in America, under the several Acts of Parliament, commonly called the Free Port Acts, with the Amount of the several Commodities annually imported in the said Vessels, from the Year 1783, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, distinguishing each Year and each Island."

16. "An Account of the Number of Vessels, their Tonnage, and Number of Men, which have cleared out from the Free Ports of Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, and New Providence, from the Year 1783, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, distinguishing each Year and each Island, also the Number of Negroes, and the Quantity and Value of Bread and Flour, and other Commodities, annually exported in the said Vessels."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Ordered, That the said Accounts be printed.

Debtors Relief Bill, Petition of Debtors in Fleet Prison respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Prisoners confined for Debt in His Majesty's Prison of the Fleet, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Petition presented to the House on the 22d of this Instant May, by certain Persons, styling themselves Merchants and Traders, against 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 praying Relief:

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

Caithness Statute Labour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour, and for levying Conversion-Money in Lieu of Labour, in certain Cases, and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High-Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Graham.
E. Kerr.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Spencer.
E. Mount Edgcombe.
E. Mansfield, Middlesex.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. Walpole.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Malmesbury.
L. Douglas of Douglas.

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

Market Harborough Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road branching out of the aforesaid Road, at a Place called Filling Gate, to a Road called the Foss Road; and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray to the Guide-Post in Saint Margaret's Fields, Leicester."

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

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

Inverness Statute Labour, &c. Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the Shire of Inverness; and for levying Conversion Money in Lieu of Labour; and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing Highways and Bridges in the said Shire; and for improving, widening, and lighting the Streets within the Royal Burgh of Inverness," 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."

Stainforth Navigation Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Dun Navigation Cut at or near Stainforth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to join and communicate with the River Trent, at or near Keadby, in the County of Lincoln, and also a Collateral Cut from the said Canal, to join the said River Dun, in the Parish of Thorne, in the said Riding," was committed.

Gamon, or Duchess of Chandos' Estate Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire Their Lordships Concurrence.

Llanferres, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Common and Waste Lands, in the Parishes of Llanferres, in the County of Denbigh and Kilken, in the County of Flint;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Irish forfeited Estate Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain forfeited Estates in Ireland, subject to the Disposition of the Parliament of Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Kelso Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening that Part of the Road leading from Kelso towards the Town of Selkirk, which lies to the Eastward of the Turnpike Road leading from Jedburgh to Lauder, which crosses the River Tiviot, near to the Town of Kelso, and the Road leading from Kelso towards Coldstream, to the Place where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Greenlaw to Coldstream; and from Kelso through Ednam to Orange Lane, in the Parish of Eccles, in the County of Berwick, and from the Ford at Newton Mill, through Ednam to Edenfoot, and from Kelso to Cornhill, in the County of Durham."

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

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

Blackburne's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to 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."

And the same being read three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Spranger, to acquaint them therewith.

Trafford's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to 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 Humphry 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."

And the same being read three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

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

Ld. Rodney's Annuity, King's Message respecting Extension of.

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

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

GEORGE R.

"His Majesty being desirous that the Annuity of Two thousand Pounds, which in consequence of the eminent and signal Services performed by the late Lord Rodney, was granted by an Act of the Twentythird Year of His Majesty's Reign to the said Lord Rodney, and to the two next Persons on whom the Title of Lord Rodney should descend, should be further continued to the Persons on whom the Title of Lord Rodney shall hereafter descend; but His Majesty not having it in his Power to extend the said Grant beyond the existing Term, recommends it to the House of Lords to concur in a proper Method of extending and securing the same, in such Manner as shall be thought most effectual for the Benefit of the Heirs of the said Lord Rodney, on whom the said Title shall descend.

"G. R."

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into Consideration on Monday next.

Knottingley 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 Commons and Waste Grounds and Ings or Meadow Grounds, within the Township of Knottingley, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brotherton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, stinting, regulating and otherwise improving certain Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Brotherton, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Speeton 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 Open Fields, Lands, Pastures, and Wastes within the Township of Speeton, in the Parish of Bridlington, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southburn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Wastes, within the Township of Southburn in the Parish of Kirkburn, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Debtor's Relief Bill put off for Two Months.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Law of Imprisonment on Mesne Process; for better regulating the Law and Practice of Bail; and for the Relief of unfortunate, and the Punishment of fraudulent Insolvent Debtors:"

The Earl Stanhope accordingly reported the said Amendments.

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk.

Counsel was called in.

And Mr. Dallas was heard for the Petitioners against the said Bill.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Moved, "That the said Bill be re-committed."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Moved, "That the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the said Bill, on this Day two Months."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out ("this Day two Months"), and inserting ("Monday next").

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on the said Bill, on this Day two Months.

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause 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 Monday next.

The King against Amery, in Error.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Relator in the Cause between the King against Amery, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tertium diem Junii jam prox. sequen., horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.