House of Lords Journal Volume 36
June 1783 21-30

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June 1783 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 23o Junii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Comes Carlisle, C.P.S.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters within the Realm of Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Corn Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of Supply of the several Counties therein mentioned in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, to assess and levy certain Sums for relieving such of the Inhabitants of the said Counties as have been reduced to Indigence by the Failure of the last Year's Crop of Corn; and to enable His Majesty, during the next Recess of Parliament, by and with the Advice of His Privy Council, to permit the Importation of Corn into the said Counties for a limited Time, and in Ships or Vessels belonging to any State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated by foreign Seamen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shrewsbury Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Johnby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to establish an Agreement for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain Waste Grounds, and for enfranchising certain Customary Estates within the Manor of Johnby, in the County of Cumberland."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Rice Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Drawback of the whole Duty of Customs upon the Exportation of Rice."

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."

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Act continuing Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide that the Proceeding on the Bill now depending in Parliament for inflicting certain Pains and Penalties on Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, for certain Breaches of Public Trust, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors committed by them whilst they respectively held the Offices of Governor and President, Counsellors and Members of the Select Committee of the Settlement of Fort Saint George, on the Coast of Coromandel, in the East Indies, shall not be discontinued by any Prorogation or Dissolution of Parliament."

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."

Prize Goods Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Prize Goods secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom for which the Duties are not paid, or the Goods exported within a limited Time."

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.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing so much of an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same," as relates to restraining the said Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from alienating or otherwise disposing of their respective Real Estates."

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.

County Gaols Bill.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Wednesday next, on the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties."

St. James's Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint James, and certain Places adjoining thereto, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lambeth Poor Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of several of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, appointed a Committee on Behalf of themselves and others, Inhabitants of the said Parish, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poor's Rate, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and praying their Lordships, That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the Third Reading of the said Bill, that it may not pass into a Law unless altered and amended in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem proper, and be for the Ease and Convenience of the Petitioners:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Third Reading thereof, as desired; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Prince of Wales's Establishment, Message from His Majesty relative to:

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

The Duke of Portland acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded to be delivered to their Lordships."

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

GEORGE R.

His Majesty having taken into His Consideration the Propriety of making an immediate and separate Establishment for His dearly beloved Son the Prince of Wales, relies on the experienced Zeal and Affection of the House of Lords for the Concurrence and Support of this House in such Measures as shall be most proper to assist His Majesty in this Design.

"G. R."

And the same having been again read by the Clerk;

Address thereupon.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty to return the Thanks of this House to His Majesty for His most gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty in the most dutiful Manner, of the hearty Zeal of this House to testify their earnest Desire to concur in such Measures as shall be most proper to assist His Majesty in fulfilling His Design of making an immediate and separate Establishment for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

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

Patrons Rights Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for quieting Patrons under certain Circumstances, in the Possession of their Rights of Patronage, and for indemnifying the Subject against certain Penalties, Forfeitures, Disabilities and Ecclesiastical Censures."

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis 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 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

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 Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, That He returns his Thanks for the ready Disposition of this House to concur in such Measures as should testify their Regard for the Honour and Dignity of His Family, by making a suitable Provision for His dearly beloved son the Prince of Wales."

E. Hertford takes the Oaths.

This Day Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, His Lordship having first at the Table delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Act continuing Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to provide that the Proceedings on the Bill now depending in Parliament for inflicting certain Pains and Penalties on Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, for certain Breaches of Public Trust, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, committed by them whilst they respectively held the Offices of Governor and President, Counsellors and Members of the Select Committee of the Settlement of Fort Saint George, on the Coast of Coromandel in the East Indies, shall not be discontinued by any Prorogation or Dissolution of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rice Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Drawback of the whole Duty of Customs upon the Exportation of Rice."

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. Eames and Mr. Leeds:

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

Sheppard's Shord Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Chedworth.
L. Thurlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Rodney.

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

Prize Goods Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Prize Goods secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, for which the Duties are not paid, or the Goods exported within a limited Time."

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."

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet and Peter Perring Esquire from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same;" as relates to restraining the said Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet and Peter Perring Esquire from alienating or otherwise disposing of their respective Real Estates."

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."

Patrons Rights Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for quiering Patrons, under certain Circumstances in the Possession of their Rights of Patronage; and for indemnifying the Subject against certain Penalties, Forfeitures, Disabilities and Ecclesiastical Censures."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Earl of Mansfield 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 Earl of Mansfield in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Chamberlain 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 Earl of Mansfield 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:

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 an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise then upon Demand;" and for granting new Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory and other Notes, and also Stamp Duties on Receipts." An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, within the Realm of Great Britain." "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of the Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, and the more regular Payment of the Army; and to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of the Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces." "An Act for regulating the Proceedings of the Court of Justiciary and Circuit Courts in Scotland." "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for further Punishment of Vagabonds calling themselves Egyptians." "An Act to enable the Commissioners of Supply of the several Counties therein mentioned, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, to assess and levy certain Sums for relieving such of the Inhabitants of the said Counties as have been reduced to Indigence by the Failure of the last Year's Crop of Corn; and to enable His Majesty during the next Recess of Parliament, by and with the Advice of His Privy Council, to permit the Importation of Corn into the said Counties for a limited Time, and in Ships or Vessels belonging to any State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated by Foreign Seamen." "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of correction," to certain Cases not therein mentioned." "An Act for building a new Gaol for the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull; for the purchasing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the Parish of The Holy Trinity in the said Town; for regulating the Fares of Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen and Porters, and the Prices of Carriage of Goods; for altering the Time of lighting Lamps; for ascertaining the Breadth of Party Walls; and for preventing certain Nuisances within the said Town, Liberties and Precincts thereof; for amending an Act of the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and establishing public Quays or Wharfs at Kingston upon Hull, in respect to such as are or may be built opposite to certain Staiths in the said Acts described; and for other Purposes." "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Trent from a Place called Wilden Ferry, in the Counties of Derby and Leicester, or one of them, to Gainsborough, in the County of Lincoln; and for empowering Persons navigating Vessels thereon to hale the same with Horses." "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Canal from a Place near Rider's Green, in the County of Stafford, to Broadwater Fire Engine, and Six Collateral Cuts from the same to several Coal Mines; and also a navigable Canal from or near the Town of Birmingham, to join the Coventry Canal at or near Fazeley in the Parish of Tamworth, in the said County of Stafford, with a Collateral Cut to the lower Part of the said Town of Birmingham." "An Act for altering and varying the Powers of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for making the River Douglas alias Asland navigable from the River Ribble to Wigan, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for enabling the Company of Proprietors of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, incorporated by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to purchase the said River Navigation; for amending the said last mentioned Act; for incorporating and consolidating the said Two Navigations; and for other Purposes." An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, and certain Places adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein." "An Act for providing a proper Workhouse within the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and for better regulating the Poor within the said Parish." "An Act for widening the North West End of Fenchurch Street and the South End of the Old Jewry, within the City of London." "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields within the Liberty of Westminster, and certain Places adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein." "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop." An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for altering, widening and amending the Road from the North Gate of the City of Winchester over Worthy Cow Down, through Whitchurch and other Places, to Newtown River; and also the Road from Worthy Cow Down aforesaid, through Wherwell, to the present Turnpike Road at Andover, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts made in the Seventh Year of King George the First and the Eighth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Saint Giles's Pound to Kilbourne Bridge, and for paving Oxford Road; and also of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of King George the Second, to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gate House and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles's Pound to Kilbourne, to make a new Road from the Great Northern Road at Islington, to the Edgeware Road near Paddington, so far as the same is by the said Act directed to be under the Management of the Trustees of the said Two first mentioned Acts." "An Act for vesting in Henry Earl of Pembroke, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the Hundred of Kynwardston, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parishes of Great Bedwyn and Burbage, in the County of Wilts, and for fettling other Lands and Hereditaments in lieu thereof, to the same Uses." An Act to enable Charles Duke of Norfolk and others to grant Building or Repairing Leases of certain Tenements, Houses and Grounds, in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, and in or near the Town of Arundel, in the County of Sussex." "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Dean and Chapter of Saint Paul's London, and the college of Doctors of Law exercent in the Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Courts; for vesting certain Tenements in the City of London called Doctors Commons, held by the said College under the said Dean and Chapter by Leases for Years, in the said College in Fee Simple, and reserving thereout a certain Yearly Rent to the said Dean and Chapter, and their Successors for ever." "An Act to enable Sir William Abdy Baronet to grant Leases of his Estate at Horsey Down, in the County of Surrey." An Act for vesting such Parts of the Real Estates of James Templer Esquire deceased, as lie in the Counties of Hants, Wilts and Dorset, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses and for the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Luther Esquire, in the County of Southampton, in the said John Luther, in Fee Simple; and for settling an Estate of greater Value in lieu thereof." "An Act to vest in Trustees, and their Heirs, certain Estates of John Hanbury Williams Esquire, situate in the County of Monmouth, in order to be sold, and the Purchase Money applied upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Manor and Parish of Kingsomborn, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Open Common Downs, Waste Lands and Commonable Places within the several Parishes of Odstock, Homington, West Harnham and Netherhampton, and certain Open Lands lying at the East End of the said Parish of Homington, in the County of Wilts." An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Boilstone, in the County of Derby." "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to sence the same." "An Act to establish an Agreement for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain Waste Grounds, and for enfranchizing certain Customary Estates within the Manor of Johnby, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Andrew Bayntun Esquire with Lady Maria Coventry his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for naturalizing Isaac Lewis Miol." "An Act for naturalizing Margaretta Phillippina Wale, and Mary Pemberton." 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 Alexander Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas; and our trusty and well-beloved Sir William Henry Asburst Knight, One of Our Justices assigned to hold Pleas before Us, and Sir Beaumont Hotham Knight, One of the Barons of Our Court of Exchequer, Our Commissioners for the Custody of Our Great Seal 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 John Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our right trusty and wellbeloved Cousin and Counsellor David Viscount Stormont, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Henry Duke of Portland, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, George Duke of Montagu; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl of Dartmouth, Steward of Our Houshold; Francis Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Houshold; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth and Augustus Viscount Keppel, and the said Alexander Lord Loughborough, 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 enroll 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 Twenty-fourth Day of June, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Earl of Mansfield 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 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 follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand;" and for granting new Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory and other Notes, and also Stamp Duties on Receipts."

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 for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters within the Realm of Great Britain."

3. "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of the Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, and the more regular Payment of the Army; and to repeal an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces."

4. "An Act for regulating the Proceedings of the Court of Justiciary and Circuit Courts in Scotland."

5. "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act for further Punishment of Vagabonds calling themselves Egyptians."

6. "An Act to enable the Commissioners of Supply of the several Counties therein mentioned in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, to assess and levy certain Sums for relieving such of the Inhabitants of the said Counties as have been reduced to Indigence by the Failure of the last Year's Crop of Corn; and to enable His Majesty, during the next Recess of Parliament, by and with the Advice of His Privy Council, to permit the Importation of Corn into the said Counties for a limited Time, and in Ships or Vessels belonging to any State in Amity with His Majesty, navigated by foreign Seamen."

7. "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction," to certain Cases not therein mentioned."

8. "An Act for building a new Gaol for the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull; for purchasing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the Parish of the Holy Trinity in the said Town; for regulating the Fares of Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen and Porters, and the Prices of Carriage of Goods; for altering the Time of lighting Lamps; for ascertaining the Breadth of Party Walls, and for preventing certain Nuisances within the said Town, Liberties and Precincts thereof; for amending an Act of the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and establishing public Quays or Wharss at Kingston upon Hull, in respect to such as are or may be built opposite to certain Staiths in the said Act described; and for other Purposes."

9. "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Trent, from a Place called Wilden Ferry, in the Counties of Derby and Leicester, or one of them, to Gainsborough, in the County of Lincoln; and for empowering Persons navigating Vessels thereon to hale the same with Horses."

10. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from a Place near Rider's Green, in the County of Stafford, to Broadwater Fire Engine, and Six Collateral Cuts from the same to several Coal Mines; and also a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Birmingham, to join the Coventry Canal at or near Fazeley, in the Parish of Tamworth, in the said County of Stafford, with a Collateral Cut to the lower Part of the said Town of Birmingham."

11. "An Act for altering and varying the Powers of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for making the River Douglas, alias Asland, navigable from the River Ribble to Wigan, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for enabling the Company of Proprietors of the Leeds and Liverpool, Canal, incorporated by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to purchase the said River Navigation; for amending the said last mentioned Act; for incorporating and consolidating the said Two Navigations; and for other Purposes."

12. "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, and certain Places adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

13. "An Act for providing a proper Workhouse within the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick; and for better regulating the Poor within the said Parish."

14. "An Act for widening the North West End of Fenchurch Street, and the South End of the Old Jewry, within the City of London."

15. "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the Liberty of Westminster, and certain Places adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

16. "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop."

17. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for altering, widening, and amending the Road from the North Gate of the City of Winchester, over Worthy Cow Down, through Whitchurch and other Places, to Newtown River, and also the Road from Worthy Cow Down aforesaid, through Wherwell, to the present Turnpike Road at Andover, in the County of Southampton."

18. "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts made in the Seventh Year of King George the First, and the Eighth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Saint Giles's Pound to Kilbourne Bridge, and for paving Oxford Road; and also of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of King George the Second, to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gate House and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles's Pound to Kilbourne, to make a new Road from the Great Northern Road at Islington, to the Edgeware Road near Paddington, so far as the same is by the said Act directed to be under the Management of the Trustees of the said Two first mentioned Acts."

19. "An Act for vesting in Henry Earl of Pembroke, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the Hundred of Kynwardston, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parishes of Great Bedwyn and Burbage, in the County of Wilts; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in lieu thereof to the same Uses."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

20. "An Act to enable Charles Duke of Norfolk and others, to grant Building or Repairing Leases of certain Tenements, Houses and Grounds, in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, and in or near the Town of Arundel, in the County of Sussex."

21. "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Dean and Chapter of Saint Paul's, London, and the College of Doctors of Law, exercent in the Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Courts, for vesting certain Tenements in the City of London, called Doctors Commons, held by the said College under the said Dean and Chapter by Leases for Years in the said College in Fee Simple, and reserving thereout a certain yearly Rent to the said Dean and Chapter, and their Successors for ever."

22. "An Act to enable Sir William Abdy Baronet, to grant Leases of his Estate at Horsey Down, in the County of Surrey."

23. An Act for vesting such Parts of the Real Estates of James Templer Esquire deceased, as lie in the Counties of Hants, Wilts, and Dorset, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

24. "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of John Luther Esquire, in the County of Southampton, in the said John Luther in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate of greater Value in lieu thereof."

25. "An Act to vest in Trustees and their Heirs, certain Estates of John Hanbury Williams Esquire, situate in the County of Monmouth, in order to be sold, and the Purchase Money applied upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

26. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Ope and Common Fields in the Manor and Parish of Kingsomborn, in the County of Southampton."

27. "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Open Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the several Parishes of Odstock, Homington, West Harnham, and Netherhampton, and certain Open Lands lying at the East End of the said Parish of Homington, in the County of Wilts."

28. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Boilstone, in the County of Derby."

29. "An Act for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, cultivating, and enjoying several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge; and for obliging the Occupiers of certain Parts of the said Grounds to fence the same."

30. "An Act to establish an Agreement for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain Waste Grounds, and for enfranchising certain customary Estates within the Manor of Johnby, in the County of Cumberland."

31. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Andrew Bayntun Esquire with Lady Maria Coventry his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

32. "An Act for naturalizing Isaac Lewis Miol."

33. "An Act for naturalizing Margaretta Philipina Wale and Mary Pemberton."

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 Offices Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Abuses, and establishing certain Regulations in the several Public Offices therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis 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 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Prize Goods Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Prize Goods secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, for which the Duties are not paid, or the Goods exported within a limited time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same," as relates to restraining the said Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from alienating or otherwise disposing of their respective Real Estates."

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. Eames and Mr. Leeds:

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

Patrons Rights Bill.

The Earl Bathurst (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for quieting Patrons under certain Circumstances, in the Possession of their Rights of Patronage, and for indemnifying the Subject against certain Penalties, Forfeitures, Disabilities and Ecclesiastical Censures."

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.

African Trade Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel North and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge; together with all the Property, Estate and Effects of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements and their Dependencies in His Majesty; and for securing, extending and improving the Trade to Africa;" and for vesting James Fort in the River Gambia, and its Dependencies, and all other the British Forts and Settlements between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; and for securing and regulating the Trade to Africa;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

St. James's Paving Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint James, and certain Places adjoining thereto, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein," be read a Second Time on Friday next.

County Gaols Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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 Tuesday next.

Brass Exportation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Acts made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, and the Second and Third Years of King Edward the Sixth, so far as they prohibit the Exportation of Brass from this Kingdom, or carrying the same Coastwise; and for laying a Duty upon Brass exported from Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Vellum. &c. Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional and new Duties upon stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and also for repealing certain Exemptions from the Stamp Duties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Public Offices Regulation Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Abuses and establishing certain Regulations in the several Public Offices therein mentioned," be read a Second Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Elections Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Bribery and Expence in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."

It was moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Whitechapel Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving and regulating Church Lane, in and near the Parishes of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and Saint George, in the County of Middlesex, and several other Streets, Avenues and Places within the same Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, and preventing Annoyances therein; and for enabling the Inhabitants of the said Parish of Saint Mary, Whitechapel, to raise Money to defray the Expences incurred in repairing the Parish Church."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sydney.

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

Brass Exportation Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of William Russell Esquire Agent for the Merchants and Persons employed in the Brass Manufactures in and near the Town of Birmingham, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Acts made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, and the Second and Third Years of King Edward the Sixth, so far as they prohibit the Exportation of Brass from this Kingdom, or carrying the same Coastwise, and for laying a Duty upon Brass exported from Great Britain;" and praying their Lordships on Behalf of the Merchants and other Persons employed in the Brass Manufactures in and near the Town of Birmingham, "That he may be heard against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next.

Lords summoned.

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

American Loyalists, Petition praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Agents of His Majesty's loyal Subjects late belonging to the several Provinces of New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, on Behalf of themselves and the said loyal Subjects, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That at the Commencement of the late War in America, great Numbers of the Inhabitants, and amongst them some of the first Characters, Fortune and Consequence, were actuated by the purest Principles of Loyalty to their Sovereign, by a grateful Sense of the Happiness they enjoyed under the British Government, and by an Abhorrence of every Measure which tended to destroy the Union between Great Britain and her Colonies; and that impressed with this just Sense of their Duty as Subjects, they either openly opposed or steadily refused, during the whole Progress of the Contest, to join in the Measures which have since unfortunately terminated in a Dismemberment of the Empire; that notwithstanding many Allurements held out to seduce them from their Allegiance, and a Variety of Losses and Distress sustained in consequence of their Loyalty, their Zeal for restoring the Authority of the Crown, and preserving the Union between the Two Countries, remained not only undiminished, but was greatly stimulated by the Hopes of Protection and Relief, founded on a Series of Acts and Resolutions of the British Parliament, on a Proclamation published in His Majesty's Name at Saint James's, on a Variety of other Proclamations and Declarations published in America by His Majesty's Commissioners and Generals acting under the Authority of Parliament, and on many Letters from His Majesty's confidential Servants, calling on the Loyalists to assist in suppressing the Rebellion, and giving the most solemn Assurances, that they might depend at all Events on His Majesty's paternal Regard and Protection; that reposing the fullest Confidence in these Royal and National Assurances, many Thousands, who were attached to the Government of Great Britain, joined His Majesty's Troops, and enrolled in His Service, and by the Evacuation of Boston, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, many of the principal Inhabitants, who had taken an open and decided Part in Obedience to the Calls of their Sovereign, were obliged to abandon their Families and Estates, and to seek an Asylum in the King's Garrisons, or in some other Part of His Dominions; that these unfortunate Men, in consequence of their Fidelity to the Crown, have been attainted, and their Estates consiscated by Laws passed by the Legislatures of the several American States; that there were others who on the same Accounts suffered under those Laws an ignominious Death; others who fell in the Service of their Country, leaving their helpless Widows and Orphans destitute of the Means of Subsistence, and others, a very respectable Number of Military and Civil Officers, Clergy and professional Men, at present in a diftressed Situation, who can never be reinstated in their Offices or Professions; that they conceive, as the Preservation of a Part of the Empire has by the Events of War been rendered impossible, the Losses sustained and the Sacrifices made by the State for the public Safety of the Property of Individuals who have been solemnly called upon by their Sovereign, and have particularly distinguished themselves by their Zeal in the Common Cause, ought, by the Principles of natural Justice, and the fundamental Laws of the British Government, to be equitably distributed among and borne by the whole Society; the Petitioners, therefore, having thus stated the unhappy Circumstances of the Loyalists, who are looking up for Justice and Protection to the Government of which they have been the tried and faithful Subjects, humbly pray their Lordships will take their Case into Consideration, and grant them such Relief as their peculiarly hard and distressing Situation may, in its great Wisdom, appear to merit, and permit them to be heard by Counsel at the Bar of the House, should it be found necessary:"

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

Civil List Debt, Papers relative to delivered.

The Duke of Portland laid before the House, pursuant to an Order of the 30th of May last,

A List of such Persons, together with the Names and Salaries of their Appointments as the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury have, in pursuance of an Act in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenues, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues, and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil List," appointed or continued in Office, for the Purpose of carrying into Execution, under the Direction of the Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, Master of the Horse, or other Principal Officer, such economical Plans, Reforms and Alterations, as are therein directed."

Also, "A Plan of the Establishment and Payments of His Majesty's Civil List Revenues, drawn out in Classes, according to the Order mentioned in the said Act."

And also, "A List of such several Offices as, by the Direction of the said Act, or by any Authority since the passing of the same, have been suppressed, with the Names of the last several Possessors, together with an Account of such Annuities as have been substituted in Compensation or lieu thereof."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis 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 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Patrons Rights Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for quieting Patrons, under certain Circumstances, in the Possession of their Rights of Patronage, and for indemnifying the Subject against certain Penalties, Forfeitures, Disabilities and Ecclesiastical Censures."

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. Eames and Mr. Leeds:

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

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional and new Duties upon Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and also for repealing certain Exemptions from the Stamp Duties."

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.

St. James's Paving Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing and lighting the Parish of Saint James, and certain Places adjoining thereto, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

D. Chandos.
E. Sandwich.
E. Poulet.
E. Galloway.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Thurlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.

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

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

Witnesses to attend:

Ordered, That Mr. George Hodgson, and Mr. Luke Ideson, do attend the Committee appointed to consider of the last mentioned Bill on Tuesday next.

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of Houses and Estates in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves, or their Counsel, against so much of the said Bill as takes the Power of appointing the Committee Men out of the Vestry Men of the said Parish, and places it in the Inhabitants at large:"

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

Brass for Exportation Account of, Ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Quantities of Brass in the Ingot entered for Exportation in any Port of this Kingdom, between the First Day of January 1700 and the First Day of January 1781, distinguishing each Port and each Year:"

And also, "An Account of the Quantities of Brass in the Ingot entered for Exportation in any Port of this Kingdom since the First Day of January 1781, distinguishing each Port and each Year, as far as the same can be made up."

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis 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 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Cumberland.
Viscount Stormont, Præses.
Comes Carlisle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Gilpin or Power's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effectuate a Partition or Division of certain Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Wilts, heretofore the Estates of Jonathan Power Esquire deceased:"

That in Obedience to their Lordships Commands the Committee had met and considered the Matter to them referred; that the Object of the Bill is to effectuate a Partition of the Estates of Jonathan Power Esquire deceased, which descended and came to Elizabeth Gilpin, Margaret Clifford, Rebecca Knott and Sarah Coleman, his Four Sisters and Co-heiresses at Law, as Coparceners:

That the Committee examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, excepting James Gilpin, only Son and Heir of Jonathan Power Gilpin Esquire, who is now in the East Indies; and excepting John Duncomb, who, if living, is entitled to one Twenty-fourth Part of the Estate in Possession, and one other Twenty-fourth Part in Reversion, expectant on the Death of Elizabeth Glenn his Aunt, who is Seventyone Years of Age and hath never had any Issue; that it was proved before the Committee that the said John Duncomb went abroad into Parts beyond the Seas in the Year 1766, and that as he hath never been heard of since that Time, notwithstanding the most diligent Enquiries have been made by his Family concerning him, there is the greatest Reason for supposing that he is dead:

That John Slade also, who is one of the Eight Executors and Trustees named in the Will of Walter Coleman Esquire deceased, did not appear before the Committee, it being proved that he hath left his usual Place of Residence, and that no Intelligence hath been received of him since that Time; but his Interest in the Estates in Question as Trustee, is only the Reversion in Fee in one Thirty-second Part, expectant on the Deaths of the Two Infant Sons of Elizabeth Coleman without Issue; that Four of the said Executors and Trustees named in the said Will have relinquished the Trust to Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman, Widow of the said Walter Coleman, George Stephens her Uncle, and John Stephens her Brother, who have continued to act and have joined in all Deeds and Instruments necessary to the Partition of the Estate:

"That it appeared to the Committee that the said Partition and Division will be advantageous to all the Parties both in Possession and Reversion, by enabling them to hold their several Estates in a more beneficial Manner than heretofore, and cannot be prejudicial to the Interest of any Person whomsoever; the Committee therefore beg Leave to submit to their Lordships Wisdom and Consideration, whether it may not be proper to pass this Bill, notwithstanding the Absence of the Parties above mentioned."

Then the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward reported the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Kaye against Bruere.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Joseph Kaye, complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 30th of May 1783, which Decretal Order was not made up and entered until the Seventeenth Day of this Instant June; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Goulstone Bruere, Executor of Sophia Stuart deceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Goulstone Bruere may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 14th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Respondent in the said Court of Exchequer, shall be deemed good Service.

Vellum, &c. Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional and new Duties upon Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper; and also for repealing certain Exemptions from the Stamp Duties."

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."

Chamberlin against Cranwell et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Cranwell and others, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Chamberlin is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Bp. Norwich takes the Oaths.

This Day Lewis Lord Bishop of Norwich took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Brass for Exportation, Account of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Tomkyns from the Custom House attended:"

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

An Account of the Quantities of Brass in the Ingot entered for Exportation from any Port in this Kingdom, between the 1st Day of January 1700, and the 1st Day of January 1781; also between the 1st Day of January 1781, and the 5th Day of January 1783."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

The Earl of Effingham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Lambeth Poor Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Inhabitants paying Scot and bearing Lot in the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poor's Rate, and for better regulating the Poor in the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and praying their Lordships, "To take the Premises into their Consideration; and that the said Bill may be read a Third Time, and suffered to pass into a Law:"

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the last mentioned Bill:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Wednesday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Brass Exportation Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of several Merchants and Manufacturers of the Town of Birmingham and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of Stafford and Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and the Rest of the Merchants and Manufacturers of the said Town and Counties, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Acts made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, and the Second and Third Years of King Edward the Sixth, so far as they prohibit the Exportation of Brass from this Kingdom, or carrying the same Coastwise, and for laying a Duty upon Brass exported from Great Britain;" and praying, "That they may be permitted to produce at their Lordships Bar such Evidence as they are at present possessed of, to shew why the Repeal of Laws which have for so many Years protected their Trade against the Attempts of Foreigners may be delayed a few Months, and thereby allow an Opportunity of obtaining more certain Information from abroad, before Parliament decides upon a Measure which they humbly conceive to be of national Consequence:"

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

Lord Rodney, Message from His Majesty relative to granting an Annuity to:

The Duke of Portland acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded to be delivered to their Lordships."

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

GEORGE R.

His Majesty having taken into His Royal Consideration the many eminent and signal Services performed by George Brydges Rodney Lord Rodney, Vice Admiral of England, and one of the Admirals of the White, his Conduct in the West Indies in Three several Engagements in the Months of April and May 1780, with a superior French Fleet, under the Command of the Count de Guichen, and his great and glorious Victories over the Spanish Fleet on the 16th Day of January 1780, on his Voyage to the Relief of the Garrison of Gibraltar, and over the French Fleet in the West Indies on the 12th of April 1782, not only highly honourable to himself, but greatly beneficial to His Majesty's Kingdoms; and being desirous to bestow upon the said George Brydges Rodney Lord Rodney some considerable and lasting Mark of His Royal Favour as a Testimony of His Majesty's Approbation of the said Services, and for this Purpose to give and grant unto the said George Brydges Rodney Lord Rodney and to the Two next succeeding Heirs Male of the Body of the said George Brydges Rodney Lord Rodney, to whom the Title of Lord Rodney shall descend, for and during their Lives, a Nett Annuity of Two thousand Pounds per Annum; but His Majesty not having it in His Power to grant an Annuity to that Amount, or to extend the Effect of the said Grant beyond the Term of His own Life, recommends it to the House of Lords for their Concurrence and Support in such Measures as shall be thought most proper to enable His Majesty to grant the said Annuity, and to extend, secure and settle the same to the said George Brydges Rodney Lord Rodney, and to the Two next Persons on whom the Title of Lord Rodney shall descend, in such Manner as shall be thought most effectual for the Benefit of the said George Brydges Rodney Lord Rodney and his Family.

"G. R."

And the same having been again read by the Clerk:

Address there upon.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return the Thanks of this House for His Majesty's most gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty, that we are duly sensible of the beneficial Effects resulting to His Majesty and this Country, from the many and signal Victories obtained by His Majesty's Fleets under the Command of Lord Rodney, with very great Honour to himself, as well as Advantage to his Country, and acknowledging with the most profound Respect the great and Royal Goodness displayed in His Majesty's gracious Inclination to reward those Services, that this House will readily and heartily concur in, and support such Measures as shall be most effectual for granting the Annuity proposed by His Majesty to the said Lord Rodney, and the Two next succeeding Heirs Male of his Body, to whom the Title of Lord Rodney shall descend, and for securing and settling the same for the Benefit of the said Lord Rodney and his Family.

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

Sir G. Eliott, Message from His Majesty relative to granting an Annuity to:

The Duke of Portland also acquainted the House, That he had a Message from His Majesty under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded to be delivered to their Lordships."

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

GEORGE R.

His Majesty being desirous of conferring some signal Mark of His Royal Favour upon the Right Honourable Sir George Augustus Eliott Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, for the very distinguished and important Services performed by him to His Majesty and this Country by his brave and gallant Defence of Gibraltar; and for that Purpose to grant to the said Sir George Augustus Eliott for the Term of his Life, and for the Life of his Son Francis Augustus Eliott, an Annuity of One thousand five hundred Pounds per Annum, but it not being in His Majesty's Power to grant the same, or to settle the said Annuity beyond the Term of His own Life, His Majesty recommends it to the House of Lords for their Concurrence and Support in such Measures, as shall be thought most proper to enable His Majesty to grant the said Annuity, and to settle and secure the same in the most effectual Manner for the Benefit of the said Sir George Augustus Eliott.

G. R.

And the same having been again read by the Clerk:

Address thereupon.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return our most humble Thanks for His Majesty's most Gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty that this House entertains the highest Sense of the Royal Disposition displayed in His Majesty's Desire, of rewarding the very distinguished Services rendered to His Majesty and this Country by the Right Honourable Sir George Augustus Eliott, in the brave and gallant Defence of Gibraltar; and that this House, acknowledging the Importance of those Services, will most chearfully concur in and support such Measures, as shall be thought most proper, to enable His Majesty to grant and settle the Annuity proposed by His Majesty, and to secure the same in the most effectual Manner for the Benefit of the said Sir George Augustus Eliott.

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

Public Offices, Motion for Account of Fees, & in negatived.

Moved, "That there be laid before this House, "Accounts of the Fees, Gratuities, and Perquisites received and taken by any Person or Persons in the following Offices and Departments; (videlicet) the Admiralty Office, the Office of Ordnance, the War Office, the Office of Comptroller of the Army Accounts, the Navy Office, the Navy Pay Office, the Victualling Office, the Sick and Hurt Office, the Custom House, the Excise Office, the Office of Surveyor General of His Majesty's Land Revenues, the Office of Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests, the Office for Taxes, the Stamp Office, the Salt Office, the Post Office, the Hawkers and Pedlars Office, and the Hackney Coach Office."

Also, "Accounts of the annual incidental Charges incurred in each of the said Offices."

Also, "Copies of the Establishments of the said Offices as they stood at Michaelmas 1782, shewing the Numbers of the several Officers and Clerks employed therein, with the Salaries and Allowances to each."

Also, "An Account of all Fees received on Passports given to any Ships from the 30th of November 1782, at the Office of the Secretaries of State, or any other Office, the Quantity of the same, and the Distribution thereof."

And also, "Copies of all Letters applying for Redress, or complaining of the said Fees taken at the Office of the Secretaries of State or any other Office."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Public Offices Regulation Bill rejected.

Then the Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Abuses and establishing certain Regulations in the several Public Offices therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "To commit the Bill:"

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Protest thereupon.

DISSENTIENT.

Because the Information laid before the House of Commons authenticating many Facts of gross Abuse and Mismanagement, upon which it is presumed this Bill was there passed, was refused by a Majority in this House.

Because various Facts adduced in Debate to prove the Existence of gross Abuse and Mismanagement were on all Hands admitted.

Because this House hath refused even to entertain a Bill founded upon the Information contained in those Papers, and maturely considered and digested by the other House; and because no adequate Solution was proposed which held out a reasonable Expectation that these Abuses would be redressed in the common Course and Practice of Office.

Radnor.
Osborne.
Abingdon.
De Ferrars.
Saye & Sele.
Sydney.
Nugent Temple.
Chandos.
Ferrers.
Chatham.
Rutland.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Julii jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.