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July 1780 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Julii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.

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 named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolfack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord President 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 sit 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:

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 raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty." "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to Hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned, and certain Duties on all Horses let to Hire for the Purposes of travelling Post and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned," and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof." "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Starch and Hair Powder imported, and upon Starch made in Great Britain, and upon Sweets." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool and other Articles to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned." "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee imported by the East India Company in the Ship Europa, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five." "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company as well in India as in Europe") as hath expired in the Course of the present Year; and for indemnifying the said Company for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the Building of Three Ships of the Line for the Service of the Public." "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and the Seas adjacent thereto, and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries." "An Act for continuing the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making certain Discoveries for sinding the Longitude at Sea, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation; and for making Experiments relating thereto." "An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and to restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets, for a limited Time." "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Dock, Ships and Stores at Chatham." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdicton of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County." "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Hereditaments situate in the County of Lincoln (which by the Will of Thomas Humberston Esquire, deceased, were devised to Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston Esquire, for his Life, with several Remainders over in strict Settlement) in Trustees, for the Purpose of selling the same, and laying out the Monies to arise from such Sale in the Purchase of certain other Hereditaments, Part of the Estates of the Right Honourable Kenneth Mackenzie Earl of Seaforth, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be settled to the Uses to which the Estates intended to be sold, now stand limited." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Manor and Parish of Thrapston, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Parish of Brixworth otherwise Bricklesworth, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in Little Catworth, in the County of Huntingdon." 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 there in 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 the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the First Day of July, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

2. "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Starch and Hair Powder imported, and upon Starch made in Great Britain, and upon Sweets."

3. "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned, and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time, and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned;" and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

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

4. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool, and other Articles, to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned."

5. "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee imported by the East India Company in the Ship Europa, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five."

6. "An Act for continuing in the Possession of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a further Time, and under certain Conditions, the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies; and for reviving and continuing for a further Time, so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe,") as hath expired in the Course of the present Year, and for indemnifying the said Company for any Money they have paid or may pay, in or about the Building of Three Ships of the Line, for the Service of the Public."

7. "An Act to explain and amend Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and the Seas adjacent thereto, and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries."

8. "An Act for continuing the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making certain Discoveries for finding the Longitude at Sea, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation, and for making Experiments relating thereto."

9. "An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and to restrain the carrying Coastwife of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets, for a limited Time."

10. "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Dock, Ships and Stores at Chatham."

11. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

12. "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Hereditaments situate in the County of Lincoln, (which by the Will of Thomas Humberston Esquire, deceased, were devised to Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston Esquire, for his Life, with several Remainders over, in strict Settlement), in Trustees, for the Purpose of selling the same, and laying out the Monies to arise from such Sale, in the Purchase of certain other Hereditaments, Part of the Estates of the Right Honourable Kenneth Mackenzie Earl of Seaforth, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be settled to the Uses to which the Estates intended to be sold now stand limited."

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

14. "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds of and within the Parish of Brixworth otherwise Bricklesworth, in the County of Northampton."

15. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Grounds in the Manor or Township of Grewelthorp, in the West Riding of the County of York."

16. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in Little Catworth, in the County of Huntingdon."

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.

Public Accounts Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual, and less expensive Manner the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public," be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Vote of Credit Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Papists restraining Bill.

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

Then the Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to secure the Protestant Religion in Great Britain from any Encroachments of Popery, by more effectually restraining Papists or Persons professing the Popish Religion, from teaching or taking upon themselves the Education or Government of the Children of Protestants;"

Address for Account of Papists.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions to the Right Reverend the Archbishops and Bishops to procure from their parochial Clergy, "An Account of the Number of Papists, or reputed Papists, and to cause the same to be laid before this House on the First Day of the next Session of Parliament."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections;"

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 Privy Seal reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Riots Suppressors Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and for the Preservation of the Public Peace.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, quartum diem instantis Julii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 4o Julii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Riots Suppressors Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and for the Preservation of the Public Peace."

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. Pechell and Mr. Eames:

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

Public Accounts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants, which may be applied to the Public Service, and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money, and in what more expeditious and effectual, and less expensive Manner, the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then it was moved, "That the Acts of the 19th of Charles the Second, the 2d of William and Mary, and the 9th of Anne, for examining the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, might be now read":

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 4. L. 36. After ("receiving") insert ("ordering, paying, disposing")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 4. L. 38. After ("Revenue") insert ("or requisite for the Discovery of any Frauds relating thereto")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 5. After ("appoint") insert ("and to produce all or any of their Books, Vouchers, Acquittances or other Writings, and to be examined upon his, her or their corporal Oaths touching the Premises")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

(fn. 1) After ("mentioned") insert ("and in case of Neglect or Refusal, the said Commissioners, or any Three or more of them, are hereby authorized, by Warrants under their Hands and Seals, to commit such Persons so neglecting or refusing unto any of His Majesty's Prisons, there to remain under safe Custody, without Bail or Mainprize, until he, she or they shall yield Obedience to that which shall be so required of them")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 10. & 11. After ("mentioned") insert ("Provided also, and be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons who, by the Authority of this Act, shall be examined upon Oath before the said Commissioners, or any of them, shall wilfully and falsely forswear himself or herself, such wilful and false swearing shall be taken and adjudged to be wilful Perjury; and such Person or Persons shall and may be proceeded against, in such Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as by the Laws of the Realm, in Cases of Perjury, is provided and appointed; and shall suffer and incur, upon Conviction, like Pains and Penalties as by the said Laws and Statutes are appointed to be inflicted and imposed")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 15. After ("empowered") insert ("and required")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 16. After ("any") insert ("Frauds, Exactions, Negligences, Defaults, Abuses or other")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 19. After ("Management") insert ("ordering, paying, receiving or disposing")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 22. After ("aforesaid") insert ("and to examine the Rates and Prices agreed by any Contract, or otherwise, for any Provisions, Wares or Materials provided for the Service of His Majesty's Land or Sea Forces, and what the same were then truly worth; and was really paid for the same, and by whom and to whom")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

(fn. 2) After ("aforesaid") insert ("and to enquire if any and what Part of the Monies granted and appropriated by Parliament have been bestowed or disposed of to or for any other Use or Purpose, and to what other Uses or Purposes the same or any Part thereof was so bestowed or disposed")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

(fn. 2) After ("aforesaid") insert ("and also to require an Account of the respective Officers of all Pensions, Salaries and Sums of Money paid or payable to the Members of either House of Parliament, out of the Revenue or otherwise")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 7. L. 38. After ("an") insert ("exact and full")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 7. L. 38. After ("of") insert ("all")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was proposed to leave out in Press 9, Lines 27 and 28, the Words ("Chancellor of the Exchequer or before") in order to insert the Words ("Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, or the Keeper of the Great Seal, or")

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 11. L. 22. After ("appoint") insert ("And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners or any Three or more of them, by Warrant under their Hands and Seals, shall and may, and they are hereby required, to assign and allow such Part and Proportion of all such Monies as shall be discovered and sufficiently proved before them by any Person or Persons, to have been unjustly gotten or detained from His Majesty, by Means of any Frauds, Exactions or Abuses in the Premises, as they the said Commissioners shall think a fit Reward for such Discovery, not exexceeding One Third, nor being less than One-tenth Part of the Monies so discovered, the same to be had and taken by the Person or Persons making such Discovery from Time to Time, in such Manner and such Proportions as the said Commissioners shall appoint, by such their Warrant as aforesaid, out of such Receipt into which the same shall at any Time be paid, without any further or other Warrant or Allowance in that Behalf")

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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 the former Messengers:

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

Papists restraining Bill.

The Earl of Oxford (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to secure the Protestant Religion in Great Britain from any Encroachments of Popery, by more effectually restraining Papists or Persons professing the Popish Religion from teaching or taking upon themselves the Education or Government of the Children of Protestants."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow:

Pr. 1. L. 8. After ("Boarding") insert ("and")

L. 9. Leave out ("or Teaching")

L. 30. After ("Education") insert ("Government and Boarding") and in the same Line leave out ("Teaching Instruction")

L. 32 and 33. Leave out ("or the Boarding for the Purpose of Education")

Pr. 2. L. 7. After ("educated") leave out ("taught instructed")

L. 8. Leave out ("or") and insert ("and")

In the Title of the Bill:

L. 1. Leave out from ("Act") to ("more") in Line 3, and insert ("for")

L. 5. Leave out ("teaching or")

L. 6. Leave out ("or") and insert ("and")

And the Two First Amendments being read a Second Time, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

Then the next Amendments being again read,

The same was objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree to the said Amendment?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The rest of the Amendments being read a Second Time were, severally, agreed to by the House.

Then it was moved, "That the said Bill be read the Third Time on this Day Seven-night."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill.

The Lord Privy Seal (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections."

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

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

Thread Lace Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter the Duties upon Foreign Thread Lace imported into this Kingdom;"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Three Months.

Austrian Netherlands, Account of Exports and Imports ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House at the Opening of the next Session of Parliament, "A State of the Exports and Imports to and from Great Britain and the Austrian Netherlands, for the last Seven Years."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Julii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.

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 named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Ashburnham 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 sit 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: viz.

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned." An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament." "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants, which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual and less expensive Manner the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and for the Preservation of the Public Peace." 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 the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fifth Day of July, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

2. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

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

3. "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, and to report what Balances are in the Hands of Accountants, which may be applied to the Public Service; and what Defects there are in the present Mode of receiving, collecting, issuing and accounting for Public Money; and in what more expeditious and effectual and less expensive Manner the said Services can in future be regulated and carried on for the Benefit of the Public."

4. "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and for the Preservation of the Public Peace."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Lace, Accounts relative to, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Return of the Quantity of Lace legally entered at the Customs, together with the Amount of the Duties collected upon the same within the Space of Seven Years, ending at the Thirty-first December 1778."

Also, "A Return of the Quantity of Lace legally entered at the Customs, together with the Amount of the Duties collected upon the same, from the Time when the Stamps were first affixed, to the Thirtieth June 1778, specifying the Time when they were first affixed."

And also, "A Return of the Quantity of Lace to which a Stamp was affixed (in pursuance of the Directions of the Act of the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty, "for more effectually preventing Smuggling") between the passing of that Bill and the First of August 1779, upon Affidavits of the said Lace having been legally entered, and the Duties collected upon it."

Papists restraining Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to secure the Protestant Religion in Great Britain from any Encroachments of Popery, by more effectually restraining Papists or Persons professing the Popish Religion, from teaching or taking upon themselves the Education or Government of the Children of Protestants," be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass?"

Which being objected to,

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Julii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of Monday last, for the Account therein mentioned, and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

Sheriffs, &c. Indemnity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amentment.

Gloucester Gaol Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto, with Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 8o Julii 1780.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed:

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, That they attend Him immediately in this House;"

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of the Bill to be passed as follows; (videlicet)

Bill passed.

1. "An Act to prevent any Mischief or Inconvenience which may arise to Sheriffs, Gaolers, Suitors, Prisoners or others, by the Prisoners in several Gaols in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and the City of London, having been set at Liberty during the late Tumults and Insurrections."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows; (videlicet)

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

It gives Me great Satisfaction to find Myself able to determine this long Session of Parliament, that you may be at Liberty to return to your several Counties, and attend to your private Affairs, after so laborious a Discharge of your Duty in the Publick Service; and I take this Occasion to express My sincere Acknowlegement for the fresh Proofs you have given Me of your affectionate Zeal for the Support of My Government, and of your just Estimation of the real and permanent Interests of your Country.

Your Magnanimity and Perseverance in the Prosecution of this just and necessary War, have enabled Me to make such Exertions as will, I trust, by the Assistance of Divine Providence, disappoint the violent and unjust Designs of My Enemies, and bring them to listen to equitable and honourable Terms of Peace.

"These Exertions have already been attended with Success by Sea and Land; and the late important and prosperous turn of Affairs in North America affords the fairest Prospect of the returning Loyalty and Affection of My Subjects in the Colonies, and of their happy Re-union with their Parent Country."

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I feel Myself under particular Obligations to thank you for the large and ample Supplies you have so chearfully granted, and for the Confidence you repose in Me. No Attention shall be wanting on My Part, to render them effectual, and to see them faithfully applied.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Let Me earnestly recommend to you to assist Me, by your Influence and Authority in your several Counties, as you have by your unanimous Support in Parliament, in guarding the Peace of the Kingdom from future Disturbances, and watching over the Preservation of the Publick Safety. Make My People sensible of the Happiness they enjoy, and the distinguished Advantages they derive from Our excellent Constitution in Church and State. Warn them of the Hazard of Innovation. Point out to them the fatal Consequences of such Commotions as have lately been excited; and let it be your Care to impress on their Minds this important Truth, that rebellious Insurrections to resist or to reform the Laws, must end either in the Destruction of the Persons who make the Attempt, or in the Subversion of our free and happy Constitution."

Then the Lord Chancellor having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday, the Twenty-fourth Day of August next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of August next."

Footnotes

1 The Press & Line are omitted in Orig.
2 The Press & Line are omitted in Orig.