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House of Lords Journal Volume 36: November 1779

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Journal of the House of Lords Volume 36, 1779-1783. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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November 1779

JOURNALS of the HOUSE OF LORDS.

Anno 20o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Jovis, 25o Novembris 1779.

DIE Jovis, 25o Novembris 1779, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo; in quem Diem hæc Sexta Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et presentes fuerunt:

REX.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth,C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown, and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure they attend him immediately in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty was pleased to say,

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I meet you in Parliament, at a Time when We are called upon by every Principle of Duty, and every Consideration of Interest, to exert Our united Efforts in the Support and Defence of Our Country, attacked by an unjust and unprovoked War, and contending with one of the most dangerous Confederacies that ever was formed against the Crown and People of Great Britain.

The Designs and Attempts of Our Enemies to invade this Kingdom, have, by the Blessing of Providence, been hitherto frustrated and disappointed. They still menace Us with great Armaments and Preparations; but We are, I trust, on Our Part, well prepared to meet every Attack, and to repel every Insult. I know the Character of My brave People : The Menaces of their Enemies, and the Approach of Danger, have no other Effect on their Minds but to animate their Courage, and to call forth that National Spirit which has so often checked and defeated the Projects of Ambition and Injustice, and enabled the British Fleets and Armies to protect their own Country, to vindicate their own Rights, and, at the same Time, to uphold and preserve the Liberties of Europe from the restless and encroaching Power of the House of Bourbon.

"In the Midst of My Care and Solicitude for the Safety and Welfare of this Country, I have not been inattentive to the State of My loyal and faithful Kingdom of Ireland; I have, in consequence of your Addresses presented to Me in the last Session, ordered such Papers to be collected and laid before you, as may assist your Deliberations on this important,Business; and I recommend it to you to consider what further Benefits and Advantages may be extended to that Kingdom, by such Regulations, and such Methods, as may most effectually promote the common Strength, Wealth and Interests of all My Dominions."

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The proper Estimates shall, in due Time, be laid before you. I see with extreme Concern, that the necessary Establishments of My Naval and Military Forces, and the various Services and Operations of the ensuing Year, must inevirably be attended with great and heavy Expences; but I rely on your Wisdom and Public Spirit, for such Supplies as the Circumstances and Exigencies of Our Affairs shall be found to require.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have great Satisfaction in renewing the Assurances of My entire Approbation of the good Conduct and Discipline of the Militia, and of their steady Perseverance in their Duty; and I return my cordial Thanks to all Ranks of My loyal Subjects who have stood forth in this arduous Conjuncture, and by their Zeal, their Influence, and their personal Service, have given Confidence as well as Strength to the National Defence. Trusting in the Divine Providence, and in the Justice of My Cause, I am firmly resolved to prosecute the War with Vigour, and to make every Exertion in order to compel our Enemies to listen to equitable Terms of Peace and Accommodation."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;

And the Commons withdrew;

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

Peers Pedigrees delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table, the Pedigrees of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Thomas Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, George Earl Temple, and Henry Beauchamp Lord St. John of Bletsoe, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Lords take their Seats.

This Day Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Nephew Robert Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven.

Also, Thomas Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Nephew Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire.

Also, Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Charles Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth.

Also, George Earl Temple fat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Uncle Richard Grenville Earl Temple.

And also, Henry Beauchamp, Lord St. John of Bletsoe sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Henry Beauchamp Lord St. John of Bletsoe; their Lordships 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.

Lords take the Oaths.

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

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

Bill proforma read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better regulating select Vestries."

His Majesty's Speech reported:

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech; and the same being read by the Clerk,

Motion for Address:

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return Him the Thanks of this House for His most gracious Speech from the Throne.

To declare that the just Sense we have of the Blessings we enjoy under His Majesty's Government, and the Indignation we feel at the unprovoked and unwarrantable Aggressions of our Enemies, who seek to deprive us of those Blessings, and threaten His Majesty's Kingdoms with Invasion, will continue to animate our Resolutions, and redouble our Efforts in the National Defence; and we trust that those Efforts, seconded by the Zeal of a faithful and loyal People, will, under the Providence of God, be fully sufficient to repel every Attack, to frustrate the Hopes, and defeat the Designs of any Confederacy that may be formed against His Majesty's Crown and Dominions.

That in such a Crisis the approach of Danger can serve only to call forth that National Spirit which always rises with the Occasion that demands it, but never displayed itself in a more important Conjuncture, though it has so often protected the Liberties of these Kingdoms, and of Europe in general, and has enabled the British Fleets and Armies to withstand and defeat the Designs of that restless and aspiring Ambition, which has fo frequently disturbed the Peace, and invaded the Rights of Mankind.

To express the Sense we have of His Majesty's paternal Goodness, which does not confine itself to one Part of His Dominions, but is anxious for the Prosperity of the Whole, and in the Midst of His Care and Solicitude for the Safety and Welfare of this Country, has led His Attention to the State of His loyal and faithful Kingdom of Ireland.

To assure His Majesty, that, guided by the same Sentiments which prompted the humble Address we presented to His Majesty the last Session, we will continue our Attention to those important Objects, His Majesty's Wisdom recommends; and after deliberately weighing the Whole, will consider what further Benefits may be extended to that Kingdom, by such Regulations and such Methods, as may most effectually promote the common Strength, Wealth, and Interests of all His Majesty's Dominions.

To thank His Majesty for His Approbation of the good Conduct and Discipline of the Militia, and of their steady Perseverance in their Duty, and for the Satisfaction He expresses in the Conduct of His loyal Subjects of all Ranks, who have stood forth in this arduous Conjuncture; and to assure Him, that in our Opinion, such Approbation must redouble that Zeal, extend that Influence, and increase those personal Exertions, which have given Confidence as well as Strength to the National Defence.

To express the great Satisfaction we feel in His Majesty's firm Resolution to prosecute the War with Vigour, and to make every Exertion in order to compel our Enemies to listen to equitable Terms of Peace and Accommodation.

"To assure His Majesty, that such spirited and vigorous Measures, which must be conducive to so desirable an End, will meet with our most hearty Concurrence and firmest Support."

Amendment negatived.

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out from the Word, ("Throne,") at the End of the First Paragraph, to the End of the Motion, and instead thereof inserting the following Words; (videlicet)

("To beseech His Majesty to reflect upon the Extent of Territory, the Power, the Opulence, the Reputation Abroad, and the Concord at Home, which distinguished the opening of His Majesty's Reign, and marked it as the most splendid and happy. Period in the History of this Nation ; and to turn His Eyes on the endangered, impoverished, enfeebled, distracted, and even dismembered State of the Whole, after all the Grants of successive Parliaments, liberal to Profusion, and trusting to the very utmost Extent of rational Confidence, His Majesty will naturally expect to receive the honest Opinion of a faithful and affectionate Parliament, who would betray His Majesty and their Country, if they did not distinctly state to His Majesty, that if any Thing can prevent the Consummation of Public Ruin, it can only be new Councils and new Counsellors, without further Loss of Time; a real Change, from a sincere Conviction of past Errors, and not a mere Palliation which must prove fruitless.")

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, "To agree to the said Motion for an Address as at first proposed?"

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address pursuant thereto ; (videlicet)

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Marlborough.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Plymouth.
E. Rochford.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Asburnham.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Paget.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.
L. Pelham.
L. Harrowby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee withdrew to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Chesterfield reported from the Committee, an Address drawn by them as follows; (videlicet)

Address reported.

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to return Your Majesty our humble Thanks for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

The justSense we have of the Blessings we enjoy under Your Majesty's Government, and the Indignation we feel at the unprovoked and unwarrantable Aggression of our Enemies, who seek to deprive us of those Blessings, and threaten Your Majesty's Kingdoms with Invasion, will continue to animate our Resolutions, and redouble our Efforts in the National Defence. We trust, that these Efforts, seconded by the Zeal of a faithful and loyal People, will, under the Providence of God, be fully sufficient to repel every Attack, to frustrate the Hopes, and defeat the Designs of any Confederacy that may be formed against Your Majesty's Crown and Dominions.

In such a Crisis, the approach of Danger can serve only to call forth that National Spirit, which always rises with the Occasion that demands it, but never displayed itself in a more important Conjuncture, though' it has so often protected the Liberties of these Kingdoms, and of Europe in general, and has enabled the British Fleets and Armies to withstand, and defeat the Designs of that restless and aspiring Ambition, which has fo frequently disturbed the Peace, and invaded the Rights of Mankind.

We are deeply sensible of Your Majesty's Paternal Goodness, which does not confine itself to One Part of Your Dominions, but is anxious for the Prosperity of the Whole ; and in the Midst of Your Care and Solicitude for the Safety and Welfare of this Country, has led, Your Attention to the State of Your loyal and faithful Kingdom of Ireland. Guided by the same Sentiments, which prompted the humble Address we presented to Your Majesty the last Session, we will continue our Attention to those important Objects Your Majesty's Wisdom recommends; and, after deliberately weighing the Whole, will consider what further Benefits may be extended to that Kingdom, by such Regulations and such Methods, as may most effectually promote the common Strength, Wealth, and Interests of all Your Majesty's Dominions.

Your Majesty's Approbation of the good Conduct and Discipline of the Militia, and of their steady Perseverance in their Duty, and the Satisfaction Your Majesty expresses in the Conduct of Your loyal Subjects of all Ranks, who have stood forth in this arduous Conjuncture, must redouble that Zeal, extend that Influence, and increase those personal Exertions, which have given Confidence as well as Strength to the National Defence.

"We see, with great Satisfaction, that Your Majesty, trusting in the Divine Providence, and in the Justice of Your Cause, is firmly resolved to prosecute the War with Vigour, and to make every Exertion in order to compel our Enemies to listen to equitable Terms of Peace and Accommodation. Such spirited and vigorous Measures must be conducive to fo desirable an End ; and we humbly beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that they will meet with our most hearty Concurrence and firmest Support."

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

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament:

D. Gloucester.
D. Cumberland.
Ld. Chancellor.
Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Marlborough.
D. Rutland.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Sondes.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journals.

Lords Sub-Committees 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 of this and former Sessions of Parliament:

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Marlborough.
D. Rutland.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Stamford.
E. Cheslerfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St.Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Sondes.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them, to meet when, where, and as often as they please.

Stoppages in Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption by Hackney Coaches, Carts and Drays, in the Streets and Passages leading to this House, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming thereto:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their strict Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within their Jurisdiction, take special Order, That no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay between Whitehall and the End of Abingdon Street in Westminster, from Twelve of the Clock at Noon, until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays or Carts, be permitted to stop in the Streets and Passages between the End of Market Lane in Pall Mall, and the End of Abingdon Street between the Hours aforesaid, or to pass through the Old Palace Yard from One of the Clock in the Afternoon, until One Hour after the Rising of this House, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that all Carriages, Drays or Carts, hereby permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, be obliged to go one after another, in the Manner following; (that is to say), All Carriages, Drays or Carts, going towards Westminster, to keep on the Side of the Street or Passage next to Saint James's Park; and all those going the contrary Way, to keep on the other Side of the Street; and upon no Account whatsoever to presume to go Two or more a-breast, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 26o Novembris 1779.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes. ertford, Camerarius.
Comes Chesterfield.
Ds. Grantham.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had, (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with their Lordships Address ; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day at Two o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Butler against Butler et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Butler, of Callon, in the County of Kilkenny, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire; complaining of a Decree or Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 28th of April 1774; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, discharged, varied or altered, so far as the Petitioner's Interest in the Premises is affected thereby, or to grant him such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Sarah Butler and Robert Brien, and Sarah Elizabeth his Wife (late Sarah Elizabeth Butler) may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Sarah Butler and Robert Brien, and Sarah Elizabeth his Wife (late Sarah Elizabeth Butler) may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 31st Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Clerks in Court, Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Keene's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Benjamin Keene Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Lords summoned.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Lord Macdonald is Appellant, and Captain Norman Mac Leod Esquire, is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday the 6th Day of December next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Decembris, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.