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House of Lords Journal Volume 38: June 1788 21-30

Pages 241-251

Journal of the House of Lords Volume 38, 1787-1790. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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June 1788 21-30

DIE Sabbati, 21o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

The Earl Bathurst sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Justices of Peace Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to act as such in certain Cases out of the Limits of the Counties for which they shall act."

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

"Pr. 1. L. 1. Leave out from ("whereas") to ("the") in Line 9.

"L. 9. Leave out from ("Justice") to ("for") in Line 19, and insert ("is frequently obstructed for Want of Resident Justices of the Peace, and might be much furthered in case the Justices acting for Two or more adjoining Counties are enabled to act for the same, if personally present in either of those in which they act")

"L. 29. Leave out from ("Act") to ("it") in Line 34.

"L. 37. Leave out from ("for") to ("to") in Press 2. Line 6, and insert ("any Two or more Counties, being adjoining Counties")

"Pr. 2. L. 9. Leave out from ("to") to ("and") in Line 14, and insert ("any or either of the said Counties")

"L. 25. Leave out from ("such") to ("and") in Line 26, and insert ("Act or Acts more particularly relate")

"L. 28. Leave out from ("County") to ("are") in Line 30, and insert ("or Counties to which such Act or Acts relate")

"L. 34. Leave out from ("done") to ("and") in Line 36.

"L. 38. Leave out from ("Duties") to ("under") in Press 3. Line 4.

"Pr. 3. L. 7. After ("Duty") insert ("Provided always, That such Justice or Justices be personally resident in one of the said Counties at the Time of doing such Act or Acts; provided also, that the Warrants, Orders, or Directions so to be given and granted, be directed and given in the First Instance to the Constable or other Officer of the County to which the same more particularly relate")

"L. 15. Leave out from ("Persons") to ("apprehending") in Line 18.

"L 19. Leave out from ("Custody") to ("any") in Line 20.

"L. 32. Leave out from ("County") to ("resident") in Line 35, and insert ("and") and in the same Line leave out from ("resident") to ("County") in Line 36, and insert ("in such adjoining") and in the same Line leave out from ("County") to ("and") in Line 38, and insert (as aforesaid")

"Pr. 4. L. 8. Leave out ("District") and insert ("County")

"L. 9. Leave out from ("belong") to ("and") in Line 11.

"L. 18. Leave out from ("adjoining") to ("as") in Line 19.

"L. 27. Leave out from ("the") to ("County") in Line 28, and in the same Line leave out from ("County") to ("And") in Line 30, and insert ("for which the said Constables, Tythingmen, Headboroughs, or other Peace Officers were appointed to act")

"Pr. 5. L. 2. Leave out from ("respectively") to ("any") in Line 5.

"L. 9. Leave out from ("Custody") to ("to") in Line 12.

"L. 16. Leave out from ("adjoining") to ("in") in Line 18.

"L. 20. Leave out ("said")

"L. 21. Leave out from ("County") to ("and") in Line 22, and insert ("wherein such Offence was done or committed")

"L. 28. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("shall") in Line 30.

"L. 40. Leave out ("said") and in the same Line leave out from ("County") to ("And") in Press 6. Line 2, and insert ("wherein such Offence was done or committed")

"Pr. 7. L. 7. Leave out from ("large") to ("such") in Line 9, and insert ("not being Justices for")

"L. 10. Leave out from ("Precinct") to ("or") in Line 12.

"In the Title of the Bill, L. 4. Leave out ("for") and insert ("in") and in the same Line and Line 5, leave out ("shall act") and insert ("actually are")"

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

Coal Dealers Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships and others, to advance the Price of Coals in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade;" and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade;" and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures under both or either of the said Acts."

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

"Pr. 4. L. 3. Leave out from ("Periods") to ("constituted") in Line 9, and insert ("which Allowances have")

"L. 12. Leave out from ("Buyers") to ("yet") in Line 15, and in the same Line after ("yet") insert ("great Numbers of")

"L. 16. After ("against") leave out ("a great Number of") and insert ("various")

"L. 21. Leave out from ("recited") to ("should") in Line 22, and insert ("And whereas the Persons against whom the said Actions are brought did not introduce the Practice complained of, but found it an existing Custom prevalent in the Trade when they embarked their Fortunes in it: And whereas the Actions so brought")

"L. 37. Leave out from "same" to ("that") in Press 9. Line 3.

"Pr. 9. L. 7. After ("brought") insert ("or which shall be brought")

"Pr. 9. L. 10. After ("incurred") insert ("before the passing of this Act")

"Pr. 10. L. 5. Leave out from ("them") to ("and") in Press 11. L. 4. and insert ("and that the Person or Persons against whom such Action, Bill, Plaint, or Information hath been or shall be brought, may plead the General Issue, and upon their Defence give this Act and the special Matter in Evidence at any Time to be had thereupon") and also insert Clause (A.)

Clause (A.) "And whereas a certain Number of Coal Buyers have formed themselves into a Society, and held private Meetings at the Coal Exchange in the City of London, professing to make Regulations for the Purpose of carrying on the Trade in Coals, which Regulations may have a Tendency to prevent the said Trade from being free and open; be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, every Society of Persons, united in Covenants or Partnerships, or in any Way whatsoever, consisting of more than Five Persons, for buying Coals brought into the River Thames, or for making pretended Regulations with respect to the Manner of carrying on the said Trade in Coals, shall be deemed and adjudged to be unlawful Combination to advance the Price of Coals, and every Person concerned therein shall be liable to be punished by Indictment or Information for the same in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster."

"In the Title of the Bill, L. 1. Leave out ("explain and amend") and insert ("to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred Penalties or Forfeitures under")

"L. 11. Leave out from the first ("and") to the End of the Title, and insert ("for the better preventing of Combinations in the Trade of Coals")"

And the said Amendments being read a Second Time:

The following Amendments were proposed to be made by the House to the Amendment Clause (A).

"L. 16. Leave out ("buying") and insert ("the purchasing of") and in the same Line, after ("Coals") insert ("for Sale")

"L. 17. Leave out ("brought into the River Thames")

"L. 18. After ("making") leave out ("pretended")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then the Rest of the Amendments were agreed to by the House.

Hay, Exportation to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

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

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

American Sufferers Relief Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving Relief to such Persons as have suffered in their Rights and Properties during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government; and for making Compensation to such Persons as have suffered in their Properties in consequence of the Cession of the Province of East Florida to the King of Spain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

D. St. Alban's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to the Most Noble Aubrey Duke of Saint Alban's."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Watson's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Brook Watson Esquire, late Commisiary General in North America, in Consideration of his diligent and meritorious Services in that Office."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lady M. Carlton's Annuity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for obviating a Doubt in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity for the Use of Lady Maria Carlton, Wife of Sir Guy Carlton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Guy Carlton and Thomas Carlton Sons of the said Sir Guy Carlton, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Newburgh's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging several Estates in the Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Durham, settled upon the late Charles Radcliffe, deceased, for Life, with Remainder to his First and other Sons in Tail Male, with the Payment of a clear yearly Rent Charge of Two thousand five hundred Pounds, payable to the Grandson of the said Charles Radcliffe, the Right Honourable Anthony James Earl of Newburgh, and the Heirs Male of his Body to be begotten."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Insurance Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for regulating Insurances on Ships, and on Goods, Merchandizes, or Effects;" and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purposes, in lieu thereof."

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 the Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Pawnbrokers Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Controverted Elections Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trials of controverted Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Slave Trade Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa, in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

The several Petitions, praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, were severally read.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Counsel were heard on Behalf of the several Petitioners against the said Bill.

And several Witnesses having been sworn and examined in relation to the said Petitions:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Monday next; and the Lords summoned; and that Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Witnesses ordered to attend.

Ordered, That the Reverend T. Clarkson, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Falconbridge, the Reverend Mr. Ramsay, and Mr. Newton, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the said Bill.

Adjourn.

Comes Bathurst declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 23o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
March. Townshend.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

The Earl Bathurst sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Justices of Peace Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace, to act as such in certain Cases out of the Limits of the Counties for which they shall act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coal Dealers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships, and others, to advance the Price of Coals, in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade; and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade," and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures under both or either of the said Acts."

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made to the Amendment Clause (A.)

"L. 12. After ("the") leave out ("passing of this Act") and insert ("First of June One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight"), and in the same Line, and Line 13, leave out ("every Society") and insert ("any Number")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Hay, Exportation to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Whitehaven Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Harbour of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and to the Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven, and for further enlarging the said Harbour; and for Lighting the said Town, and supplying the same with Water; and for regulating the Carmen there; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from Calder Bridge to Egremont, and directing how the said Road shall be repaired; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned 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."

Interludes Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel upon the Petition of George Colman; also, the Petition of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane; and also, the Petition of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, severally praying to be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants, into one Act of Parliament, and for the more effectual punishing such Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars, and Vagrants, and sending them whither they ought to be sent," as relates to Common Players of Interludes;" and also an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Public Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses;" so far as the same relate to Persons representing Interludes, Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Plays, Farces, or other Entertainments of the Stage; and to Persons keeping any House, Room, Garden, or other Place for Public Dancing, Music, or other Entertainments of the like Kind, in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof," as may affect them.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the several Petitions, praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, being read:

Counsel were heard on Behalf of the said several Petitioners; and being withdrawn:

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

"Pr. 5. L. 38. After ("Middlesex") insert ("and the Precinct and Liberty of the Tower Hamlets")

"Pr. 6. L. 38. After ("Middlesex") insert ("and of the Precincts and Liberty of the Tower Hamlets")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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 ordered to be 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.

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the present Court House and Gaol, and erecting and building a new Court House and Gaol in and for the Town and County of Inverness; and for appropriating the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus, arising from the forfeited Estates in North Britain, towards erecting and building the same."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Slave Trade, Return of Dimentions of Liverpool Ships employed in, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, a Copy of the Return made to the Comptroller of His Majesty's Navy, of the Dimensions of Ships in the Port of Liverpool, employed in the African Slave Trade.

Slave Trade Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders, and other Inhabitants of Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Bailiffs, and Common Council of the Town of Liverpool, severally taking Notice of a Bill, depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships, to the West Indies, and elsewhere;" and severally praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers of Goods calculated for the Trade to Africa in the Town and Neighbourhood of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law:"

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

Slave Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Scotch Distillery Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue for a limited Time the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the 4th, 6th, 7th, and 18th Articles of Union be now read."

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then the said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Slave Trade, Return of Dimensions of Liverpool Ships employed in, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Sir Charles Middleton from the Navy Office attended:"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of this Day,

"Copy of the Return made to the Comptroller of His Majesty's Navy of the Dimensions of Ships in the Port of Liverpool, employed in the African Slave Trade."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

Comes Bathurst declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 24o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Comes Galloway.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

The Earl Bathurst sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Hay, Exportation to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down the present Court House and Gaol, and erecting and building a new Court House and Gaol in and for the Town and County of Inverness, and for appropriating the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus arising from the forfeited Estates in North Britain, towards erecting and building the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitehaven Harbour, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts of Parliament relating to the Harbour of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and to the Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven; and for further enlarging the said Harbour; and for lighting the said Town, and supplying the same with Water; and for regulating the Carmen there; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Road from Calder Bridge to Egremont, and directing how the said Road shall be repaired; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned 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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Stirling against Drummond:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Stirling of Kippendavie Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of July and 15th of December 1786; also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 21st of June and 7th and 10th of July 1787; also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 27th of July and 4th of August 1787; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 18th of June 1788; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Robert Drummond of the Island of Jamaica, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Drummond may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 22d Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Counsel or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Moulton to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Stephen Moulton of Chancery Lane, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Stirling Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Peers Pedigrees proved, Report of.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges appointed to consider of the Pedigrees of several Peers, "That the Committee had met, and considered of the Pedigrees of Robert Lord Hay, John Lord Delaval, and George Lord Heathfield, and had examined Garter King at Arms upon Oath in relation thereto, at the Bar, who had fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords had respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of the House."

Scotch Distillery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time, the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Slave Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Comes Bathurst declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 25o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
March. Townshend.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

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

"GEORGE R.

"George the Third; by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) An Act for repealing the Duties on Buck or Deer Skins undressed, Buck or Deer Skins, Indian Half dressed, and Elk Skins undressed, imported, and on Hides and Skins dressed in Oil in this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for laying a Duty on Stuffs printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain; allowing Deer and other Skins, the Produce of Florida, to be sold by Auction free from the Duty charged on such Sales; for amending several Laws relative to the Revenue of Excise; and to prevent the Sale of Sweets for Consumption in the Houses of Retailers thereof, who shall not have Licences to sell Beer or Ale." "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum or other Spirits from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty, under certain Conditions and Restrictions." "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament, several Laws now in being for preventing the Exportation of live Sheep, Rams, and Lambs, Wool, Woolfels, Mortlings, Shortlings, Yarn, and Worsted, Cruels, Coverlids, Waddings, and other Manufactures, or pretended Manufactures, made of Wool slightly wrought up or otherwise put together, so as the same may be reduced to and made Use of as Wool again, Mattrasses or Beds stuffed with combed Wool or Wool fit for combing, Fullers Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom, and from the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Man, into Foreign Parts, and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, "An Act for the winding of Wool." "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections." An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government." "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages." "An Act for the better and more effectual Protection of Stocking Frames, and the Machines or Engines annexed thereto or used therewith; and for the Punishment of Persons destroying or injuring such Stocking Frames, Machines, or Engines, and the Frame-work-knitted Pieces, Stockings, and other Articles and Goods used and made in the Hosiery or Frame-work-knitted Manufactory; or breaking or destroying any Machinery contained in any Mill or Mills used or any way employed in preparing or spinning of Wool or Cotton for the Use of the Stocking Frame." "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Marsh called Malldraeth and Corsddaugau in the County of Anglesey, and for embanking the said Marsh, and for making Cuts, Channels, and other Works, for draining and preserving the same; and for allowing the free Use of such Cuts or Channels with Boats or other Vessels, upon the Payment of certain Rates, to be applied towards supporting the said Embankments and Works." "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Will of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Baronet, to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estates thereby devised; and to grant Leases of Part of the same Estates upon Fines; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the Will." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, Common Fen, and other Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Long Sutton, otherwise Sutton in Holland, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Jonathan Twiss Esquire with Frances Dorrill his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts: Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow. Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain: And also commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales, the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquiss of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl Bathurst; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, one of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every one of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put into due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of June, in the Twenty-eighth Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for repealing the Duties on Buck or Deer Skins undressed, Buck or Deer Skins, Indian half-dressed, and Elk Skins undressed, imported, and on Hides and Skins dressed in Oil in this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; for laying a Duty on Stuffs printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain, allowing Deer and other Skins, the Produce of Florida, to be sold by Auction, free from the Duty charged on such Sales; for amending several Laws relative to the Revenue of Excise, and to prevent the Sale of Sweets for Consumption in the Houses of Retailers thereof, who shall not have Licences to sell Beer or Ale."

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

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

2. "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum, or other Spirits, from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty, under certain Conditions and Restrictions."

3. "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament, several Laws now in being for preventing the Exportation of live Sheep, Rams, and Lambs, Wool, Woolfels, Mortlings, Shortlings, Yarn, and Worsted, Cruels, Coverlids, Waddings, and other Manufactures, or pretended Manufactures, made of Wool slightly wrought up, or otherwise put together, so as the same may be reduced to and made use of as Wool again, Mattrasses or Beds stuffed with combed Wool, or Wool fit for combing, Fullers Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco Pipe Clay, from this Kingdom, and from the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Man, into Foreign Parts; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, "An Act for the winding of Wool."

4. "An Act for the better securing the Rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Elections."

5. "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons, who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

6. "An Act for limiting the Number of Persons to be carried on the Outside of Stage Coaches or other Carriages."

7. "An Act for the better and more effectual Protection of Stocking Frames and the Machines or Engines annexed thereto, or used therewith, and for the Punishment of Persons destroying or injuring of such Stocking Frames, Machines, or Engines, and the Framework-knitted Pieces, Stockings, and other Articles and Goods used and made in the Hosiery or Frame-workknitted Manufactory, or breaking or destroying any Machinery contained in any Mill or Mills used or any Way employed in preparing or spinning of Wool or Cotton for the Use of the Stocking Frame."

8. "An Act for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers, and their Apprentices."

9. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Marsh called Malldraeth and Corsddaugau in the County of Anglesey, and for embanking the said Marsh; and for making Cuts, Channels, and other Works, for draining and preserving the same, and for allowing the free Use of such Cuts or Channels, with Boats or other Vessels, upon the Payment of certain Rates, to be applied towards supporting the said Embankments and Works."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

10. "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Will of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Baronet, to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estates thereby devised, and to grant Leases of Part of the same Estates, upon Fines, and to invest the Monies arising therefrom, in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the Will."

11. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, Common Fen, and other Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Long Sutton, otherwise Sutton in Holland, in the County of Lincoln."

12. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Jonathan Twiss Esquire with Frances Dorrill his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Scotch Distillery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time, the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time, an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to discontinue for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, and for discontinuing for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Slave Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships, to the West Indies, and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported, "That the Committee had made a Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
March. Townshend.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Lord Kenyon introduced:

Sir Lloyd Kenyon Baronet, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 9th of June 1788, in the Twenty-seventh (fn. 1) Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Kenyon of Gredington, in the County of Flint, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Sydney and the Lord Walsingham (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding. His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor Lloyd Kenyon, of Gredington, in Our County of Flint, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wise omit as you tender Us, and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Ninth Day of June, in the Twenty-eighth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Baron's Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Coal Dealers Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present, and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships, and others, to advance the Price of Coals in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade;" and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade;" and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures, under both or either of the said Acts;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Controverted Elections Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulation of the Trials of controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

African Company's Accounts delivered.

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

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

"Copies of Reports to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the State and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in the Possession of the Company of Merchants trading thither, made by Captain Francis Parry Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Adventure;" together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "State and Condition of Fort Appolonia, dated 28th February 1788."

2. "State and Condition of British Commenda Fort, dated the 8th of March 1788."

3. "State and Condition of Dixcove Fort."

4. "State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, dated the 15th March 1788."

And then he withdrew.

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

Writs of Error delivered:

The Lord Kenyon Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table Three Writs of Error.

Taylor against Perry:

In the First of which,
Robert Taylor is Plaintiff,
and
James Perry is Defendant;

Like against Hercy et al.:

In the Second,
Thomas Like is Plaintiff,
and
Lovelace Hercy and others are Defendants;

Lee against Wilkinsons.

And in the last,
John Lee is Plaintiff,
and
William Wilkinson and Thomas Wilkinson are Defendants.

Hastings' Trial, Complaint of J. Aldern against W. Hyde:

A Petition of Joseph Aldern Constable of the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, was presented and read; setting forth, "That in pursuance of the Order of this House, for the Constables of Westminster to attend during the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, the Petitioner attended as one of the Constables belonging to the said Parish, and that in doing his Duty (pursuant to the express Orders of the Deputy Great Chamberlain of England) he refused William Hyde Esquire, One of the Justices for Westminster, to pass into Westminster Hall during the Time of the Trial, he not producing any Ticket or Authority for that Purpose, for which Refusal the Petitioner was by the said William Hyde indicted for an Assault, and was held to Bail in consequence thereof, and in April Sessions last, the said Indictment was tried at Hicks's Hall, where he was honourably acquitted; that the Petitioner in defending such Indictment was put to the Expence of Fifteen Pounds Five Shillings and Twopence, besides great Loss of Time in Attendance during the Progress of such Indictment;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To take his Case into Consideration, and that as he hath no other Subsistence than by his daily Earnings, that he may have such Relief in the Premises, as to the House shall seem meet:"

And thereupon, the said Joseph Aldern was called in, and heard at the Bar, touching the said Petition; and being withdrawn:

Hyde to attend.

Ordered, That William Hyde Esquire, One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, do attend this House To-morrow.

Slave Trade Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported, "That the Committee had made a further Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Fuller Esquire, Agent for Jamaica, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law; and that he may be heard by his Counsel against the same, if he thinks proper:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
March. Townshend.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Hyde acquainted with Complaint against him:

The House being informed, "That William Hyde Esquire, One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, (according to Order) attended:"

He was called in, and acquainted with the Complaint of Joseph Aldern a Constable, made against him Yesterday at the Bar of this House, in prosecuting the said Joseph Aldern for an Assault in obeying the Orders of this House.

And being heard as to what he had to say in answer to the said Complaint:

He was directed to withdraw.

Committed to Custody of Serjeant at Arms.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said William Hyde be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House for his said Offence.

To Richard Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade and Business of Pawnbrokers," and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Justices of Peace Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of the Peace to act as such in certain Cases out of the Limits of the Counties for which they shall act;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Slave Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported, "That the Committee had made a further Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 30o Junii 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Hastings' Trial, East India Company's Petition for Redelivery of Records.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Morton on Behalf of the Court of Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies; setting forth, "That several of the Records belonging to the said Company having been delivered in as Evidence at their Lordships Bar in Westminster Hall, on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings Esquire, and that the Business of the said Company will be much impeded if the same shall be detained from their Custody;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order the same to be re-delivered:"

It is Ordered, That the said Records be re-delivered during the Adjournment of the Trial.

W. Hyde's Petition to be discharged out of Custody:

A Petition of William Hyde Esquire was presented and read; setting forth, "That upon a Complaint made against the Petitioner by Mr. Joseph Aldern a Constable, by prosecuting him for an Assault in obeying the Orders of the House during the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, the Petitioner was thereupon ordered into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending the House; that the Petitioner with all Humility begs Leave to express his Sorrow for having incurred the Displeasure of the House;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That it has ever been his Study as an acting Magistrate most implicitly to obey the Orders of the House, that he may be discharged from his present Confinement:"

Ordered, That he be now brought to the Bar of this House:

Reprimanded and discharged.

And the said William Hyde was brought to the Bar accordingly, where he on his Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor, was ordered to be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

And then he was taken from the Bar.

Crichton against Mackay:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Crichton Coach Maker at Edinburgh; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, of the 19th of February 1752; also of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of February, the 23d of June, and 10th of July 1787; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 12th of December 1787, and 25th of June 1788; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mary Mackay, Shopkeeper in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mary Mackay may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 28th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of her Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Crichton, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Slave Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa, in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walsingham reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Lords summoned.

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

Slave Trade Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the West India Planters and Merchants residing in Great Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for providing certain temporary Regulations respecting the Transportation of the Natives of Africa, in British Ships, to the West Indies and elsewhere;" and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, secundum diem Julii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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