House of Lords Journal Volume 36
November 1780 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: November 1780 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 191-197. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116673 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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November 1780 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 13o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Ambrose against Hodgson et Ux.

The joint and several Answer of the Reverend Robert Hodgson Clerk, and Catherine his Wife, late Catherine Jolland Spinster, to the Appeal of John Ambrose, was this Day brought in.

As was also,

E. Clanbrassill against Taylor.

The Answer of Robert Taylor Esquire, to the Appeal of the Right Honourable James Earl of Clanbrassill.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Henry Earl of Doncaster and Robert Viscount Hampden took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lawson against Lawson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Lawsen Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 7th of June 1779; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiff's Bill dismissed, 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 Winifred Lawson Widow, and sole Executrix of Hylton Lawson Esquire, deceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Winifred Lawson Widow, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 27th Day of this Instant November; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel, Agent, Solicitor or Six Clerk of the said Respondent in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

Ld. Macdonald against Mac Leod. Petition of Appellant to put off the hearing.

A Petition of Lord Macdonald Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Norman McLeod Esquire, is Respondent, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Cause has stood some Time upon their "Lordships Paper of Causes, but the Petitioner delayed bringing the same to hearing on account of the Respondent's Absence from this Country, who for several Years past has been in America on His Majesty's Service, and could not properly attend to the Management of his Affairs in Britain; that the Respondent is now returned to this Country, and as the Object of the present Appeal is a Matter of considerable Importance, the Petitioner is now desirous of having the same heard and determined at such Time as may be agreeable to their Lordships and convenient for the Respondent;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off to the 20th Day of March next."

And thereupon the Agents were called in, and the Agent for the Appellant only appearing, he was heard at the Bar, and being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Mac Lean against Wilson. Petition of Appellant to amend his Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald MacLean Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Wilson is Respondent; setting forth, That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships, from several Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, in a Cause between the Petitioner and the Respondent; that in his said Appeal an Error has been made in the Date of one of these Interlocutors, by stating it as pronounced upon the 4th in place of the 14th of February 1778;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal as above mentioned, he amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the Interlocutor of the 4th of February to the 14th of February 1778, he amending the Respondent's Copy.

Barker to enter into a Recognizance on E. Clanbrassill's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Barker of Gray's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl of Clanbrassill, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Ireland:"

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

East India Goods and Naval Stores Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended;

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the several Acts of Parliament, the Return of the said Commissioners, with the following Accounts; (videlicet)

No. 1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods imported into Saint Helen's and Private Trade Warehouse, in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1779, to Michaelmas 1780; what delivered out for Exportation during that Period, and what remained in the said Warehouse at Michaelmas 1780.

2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods imported into Leadenhall Warehouse, in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1779 to Michaelmas 1780; also what exported during that Time, and what remained in the said Warehouse at Michaelmas 1780.

3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1779, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1780.

4. An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1779, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1780.

5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at Saint Helen's, Leadenhall, and Billiter Lane, and the Custom House, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1779, in order to be dyed, glazed, and refreshed, what have been since returned, and what remained at Michaelmas 1780.

6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1779 to Michaelmas 1780.

7. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England, commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1779 to Michaelmas 1780.

"8. An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged, and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1780."

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Pye to enter into a Recognizance on Lawson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Anthony Pye, of the Parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Lawson Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country;"

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

Gemmel against Ferguson. Respondent peremptorily to answer.

The House being informed, "That George Ferguson, Respondent to the Appeal of Robert Gemmel, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of George Cumin, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Montgomery against Ferguson. Respondent peremptorily to answer.

The House being informed, "That George Ferguson, Respondent to the Appeal of Robert Montgomery, had had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of George Cumin, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

McPherson against Ferguson Respondent peremptorily to answer.

The House being informed, "That George Ferguson Respondent to the Appeal of Major James McPherson had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of George Cumin, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Ross against Clerk. Respondent peremptorily to answer.

The House being informed, "That Duncan Clerk, Respondent to the Appeal of David Ross Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House, for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Thomas Manson, Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

E. Fife against Ld. Banff et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Earl Fife, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of February 1773, and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 8th of December 1773, and 4th of August 1774; 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, should seem meet; and that William Lord Banff, Peter Garden of Delgaty, Andrew Hay of Mount Clairy, and John Grant of Dunlugus, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Lord Banff, Peter Garden, Andrew Hay, and John Grant may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel, Agents or Solicicitor for the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Radcliffe's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Radcliffe of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Longlands to enter into a Recognizance on E.Fise's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, of Brewer Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl Fise, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Appeals left with the Clerk to be read next sitting Day.

It being proposed, "To adjourn beyond the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order for presenting Appeals, (being Fourteen Days from the First Day of every Session):"

It is Ordered, That all such Appeals as shall be left at the Parliament Office with the Clerk, within the Time limited by the said Standing Order, during the Adjournment of the House, be read the next Sitting Day of the House.

E. Pomfret's Petition for Pardon.

Upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Pomfret, setting forth, "That the Petitioner hath, ever since he fell into the Displeasure of this Honourable House, been highly afflicted that he should upon any Account whatsoever deserve to be separated from that House, of which he hath the Honour to be a Member; that the Petitioner doth in all Humility acknowledge his Offences and their Justice, in all that they have ordered concerning him;" and therefore praying their Lordships to take it into their most honourable Considerations the deep Sense the Petitioner hath, that he hath justly deserved the Displeasure of their Lordships, and doth most humbly implore the Grace and Favour of this Honourable House in pardoning his Faults and restoring him to their good Opinion and the Effects of it."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, and the Lords summoned.

Pope takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

Simeon Pope took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Pore's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Simeon Pope."

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

Ld. President.
D. Montagu.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Sussex.
E. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Osborne.
L. Sandys.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 15o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Ker.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day William Ann Holles Earl of Essex, John Earl Ker and Henry Lord Paget took the Oaths, and made and subseribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Lords summoned:

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Lace, Return of stamped, delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the last Session of Parliament;

"A Return of the Quantity of Lace to which a Stamp was affixed, in pursuance of an Act of Parliament of the Nineteenth of His present Majesty, for the more effectually preventing Smuggling in this Kingdom; from passing that Bill unto the 1st Day of August 1779."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Pope's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bagot reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Simeon Pope," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

D Grafton and E. Pomfret's Quarrel:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Petition of George Earl of Pomfret presented to this House on Monday last, and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Petition was read by the Clerk.

Which done,

Judgement concerning it.

It was moved, "That the Earl of Pomfret should have the Reprehension of this House for his Offences committed against this House, and this to be given him at the Bar standing:"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

It was also moved, "That his Lordship should make his humble Submission to this House, standing in his Place:"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

It was also moved, "That he shall promise upon his Honour to pursue no further any Measures of Violence or Resentment against any Persons who have been the Objects thereof:"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

It was moved, "That a Committee be appointed to consider and draw up in Writing in what Words the said Reprehension, Submission and Engagement shall be made, and offer the same to the Consideration of the House:"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Committee to draw up the Reprehension of E. Pomfret.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to consider and draw up in Writing in what Words the said Reprehension, Submission and Engagement shall be made, and offer the same to the Consideration of the House:

Ld. President.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Ferrers.
E. Sussex.
E. Ker.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Maynard.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Osborne.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Grantham.
L. Camden.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.

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

Macpherson against Fraser.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Hugh Macpherson of Ovie, Tacksman of Culachie, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 9th of May 1780; also of an Interlocutor of the Sheriff Substitute of Inverness, of the 19th or 26th of May 1780; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 9th and 11th of August 1780; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, in so far as they repel his Defences and Decree in the removing, 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 Lieutenant General Simon Fraser of Lovat may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Lieutenant General Simon Fraser may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 13th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ritchie & al' against Wilson & Co.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Ritchie, Richard Allan Junior, George Crawford, and James Jackson, Merchants in Glasgow; Lillias Purdie Widow of John Cross Merchant there, and Lillias and Agnes Cross his Daughters, as representing him; and John Alston, George Buchanan, Thomas Connell, Richard Marshall, John McDowall, John Barns, John Brown Junior, Lawrence Cragic, John Hamilton, Thomas Scott, George Thomson, George Bogle, James Brown Senior, John Campbell Junior, David Elliot, William Clark, Alexander Crichton, George Kippen, John Robertson, Alexander Shaw and James Gordon, all Merchants in Glasgow, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 14th and 18th of December 1779 and 20th of January 1780; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 24th of February, 10th of March, and 7th of July 1780, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Messieurs James Wilson and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs James Wilson and Company may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 13th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bruce against the Carron Company.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 4th of July 1776, and also of certain Parts of Five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 8th of August 1776, the 14th of February 1777, the 24th of January 1778, the 17th of February 1780, and the 5th of July 1780; and praying, "That the same, so far as they are complained of, 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 meet; and that the Carron Company may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Carron Company may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday, the 13th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or any of their known Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Pleydell against Graham.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Jonathan Morton Pleydell, complaining of three Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 10th of December 1778, the 8th of December 1779, and the 12th of May 1780; and praying, "That the same be reversed and discharged, so far as the Petitioner's Interest is affected thereby, 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 John Graham Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the said John Graham Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent's Agents or Solicitor in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

L. Macdonald against Mac Lead. Petition of both to put off hearing.

A Petition of Sir Alexander Macdonald (now Lord Macdonald), Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Norman MacLeod Esquire, Respondent thereto, was presented and read, setting forth, "That as the Papers and Proceedings in this Cause are very long and numerous, the Appellant is desirous that the Hearing should come on at such a distant Day as will give both Parties an Opportunity of stating their Cases fully and accurately to their Lordships: That the Counsel who were employed on both Sides before the Court of Session are expected in London about the Middle of March next; and as the Appellant conceives it would be of material Consequence to him, as well as the Respondent, to have the Assistance of those Gentlemen at their Lordships Bar, he humbly solicits a Delay till that Time: That this is the only Cause which stands for Hearing on their Lordships Paper, and no Inconvenience can accrue by this Delay to any of the other Suitors:" And therefore praying, That the hearing of this Cause may be adjourned to the 20th of March next."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Christmas.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 16o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

L. Montfort takes the Oaths.

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

Pope's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Simeon Pope."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Leeds, to carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Troward to enter into Recognizance on Pleydell's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Richard Troward, of Gray's Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Jonathan Morton Pleydell, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Kern and Paleske's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Elwes and others, with a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Frederick Kern and Nathaniel Lewis Paleske;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Report for Reprehension of E. Pomfret, and of his Lordship's Acknowledgment:

The Lord Osborne reported from the Committee appointed to consider and draw up in Writing the Words of the Reprehension to be given the Earl of Pomfret, for his Offence committed against the House, and also the Words of his Lordship's Acknowledgment and Engagement: That the Committee had met and consi dered the Matters to them referred, and had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet)

Resolved, That the said Reprehension should be given the Earl of Pomfret by the Lord Chancellor, in the following Words:

"The House hath commanded me to express the just Offence and Displeasure which the Lords have conceived at the heinous Insult which you have committed upon the Dignity and Privilege of this House, in the Person of a Peer, by sending to the Duke of Grafton the Letters which have been read, wherein are contained Expressions most unworthy and unfit to be used by a Person of Honour unto a Person of the like Quality; and I am further commanded by Order of this House, to give you their solemn and severe Reprimand for the same; but in Consideration of the Submission contained in the humble Petition which you presented to this House on Monday last, the Lords are content to remit your further Punishment upon your making such Acknowledgement and Submission to the House, and entering solemnly, and upon your Honour, into such Engagement as this House hath thought sit to order and prescribe for that Purpose."

Resolved, That the Form of the said Acknowledgement and Engagement to be made and entered into by the said Earl of Pomfret, should be in the following Words:

My Lords,

"I feel the most sincere Concern at having merited the Displeasure of your Lordships by sending to the Duke of Grafton, a Peer of this House, those rash and unadvised Letters which have given your Lordships so much and so just Offence, for which I humbly ask Pardon of this most Honourable House; they were dictated by the Suspicion of an Affront which I am now convinced his Grace did not offer; I do here promise solemnly and upon my Honour, that I will no further pursue any Measure of Violence against the Person of the Duke of Grafton, or against any other Person upon the account of such Suspicion, or of any Thing which hath passed on this Occasion."

Which Report, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

E. Pomfret to be brought to the Bar.

Ordered, That the Constable of His Majesty's Tower of London, or the Lieutenant of the same, or his Deputy, do bring to the Bar of this House To-morrow at Two of the Clock, the Body of George Earl of Pomfret, now in his Custody.

To Charles Earl Cornwallis Constable of His Majesty's Tower of London, and in his Absence, to the Lieutenant of the said Tower, or his Deputy.

Ordered, That George Earl of Pomfret, after receiving the said Reprimand, and submitting to make the Acknowledgement and Engagement prescribed by this House, be discharged from his Imprisonment, and do forthwith attend in his Place and make the same.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

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

Captain Moutery, Address for Instructions given to him.

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, That there may be laid before this House, "Copies of the Orders and Instructions given to Captain John Moutery, of His Majesty's Ship Ramilies, in July or August last, respecting his taking under his Care a number of Merchant Ships bound for the East and West Indies, and other Parts, so far as relates to Captain Moutery's being directed to go to the Island of Madeira, or respecting his being particularly cautioned to use his utmost Endeavours to avoid sailing in such a Track as might risk his falling in with the Enemy's Fleet."

Also, "A Copy of Captain Moutery's Letter to the Board of Admiralty, giving an Account of the Capture of a great Part of the Merchants Ships under his Care on the 9th of August last."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by inserting at the End thereof the following Words:

"An Extract from the Letter of Admiral Geary of the 2d of August 1780, to Philip Stephens Esquire, as far as it relates to his falling in with the Ramilies and her Convoy, bound to the West Indies."

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether to agree to the said Motion thus amended?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 17o Novembris 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

E Egremont takes the Oaths.

This Day George Earl of Egremont took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.

King's Answer to Address.

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

Kern and Paleske's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Frederick Kern and Nathaniel Lewis Paleske."

Hamilton to enter into Recognizance on Bruce's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Hamilton of Lincoln's Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Order read for ringing E. Pomfret to the Bar.

The Order of the Day being read for the Constable of the Tower to bring to the Bar of this House this Day, the Body of George Earl of Pomfret now in his Custody; and for the Lords to be summoned.

It was moved, "That the Orders made Yesterday relative to this Business, might be read:"

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Which done,

It was moved, "That after the Reprimand prescribed by the House shall have been given, that the Acknowledgement and Engagement required from the Earl of Pomfret, be read to him at the Bar, and that it be demanded of him, "Whether he is ready to make such Acknowledgement and Engagement:"

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly.

E. Pomfret Reprimanded and discharged.

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod acquainted the House, "That the Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower, in Obedience to their Lordships Order of Yesterday, was attending with the Body of George Earl of Pomfret."

Whereupon the said Deputy Lieutenant was ordered to bring his Lordship to the Bar.

And he being brought accordingly.

The Lord Chancellor, sitting and being Covered, reprimanded the said George Earl of Pomfret, standing at the Bar, in the Words prescribed by the House Yesterday:

Which done,

The Order for reading to his Lordship at the Bar, the Submission, Acknowledgement, and Engagement to be made and entered into by his Lordship in his Place, was read.

The Conditional Order for his Lordship's Discharge was also read.

Then the Clerk went to the Bar and read to his Lordship the said Submission, Acknowledgement, and Engagement:

Which done,

The Lord Chancellor demanded of his Lordship, "Whether he was now ready to make the said Submission and Acknowledgement, and enter into the said Engagement."

Whereupon,

The Earl of Pomfret desired, "That the latter Part of the Engagement might be explained to him, concluding with declaring that he was ready and willing to make the said Submission and Acknowledgement, and enter into the said Engagement."

The Deputy Lieutenant was directed to take his Lordship from the Bar:

Which done,

The House proceeded to take his Lordship's Request into Consideration, and it being agreed not to make any Alteration in the said Submission, Acknowledgement, and Engagement, his Lordship was ordered to be brought again, by the said Deputy Lieutenant, to the Bar.

His Lordship being brought to the Bar, accordingly,

The Lord Chancellor acquainted him, "That the House had resolved not to make any Alteration in the said Acknowledgement and Engagement;" his Lordship then explained to him how the Words he wanted to be explained, are to be understood.

Then the Earl of Pomfret acquainted the House, "That he was ready and willing to make the said Submission and Acknowledgement, and enter into the said Engagement."

Whereupon his Lordship was discharged from his Imprisonment, and directed to attend in his Place.

Then his Lordship, in his Place, made the said Submission and Acknowledgement, and entered into the said Engagement, as prescribed by the House.

Adjourn.

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