House of Lords Journal Volume 37
May 1784

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: May 1784', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 73-85. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116749 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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May 1784

Anno 24o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 18o Maii 1784.

DIE Martis, 18o Maii 1784, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratiâ, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo Quarto in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Seneseallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Orford.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Abergavenny.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unusprimariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unusprimariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. de Ferrars.
Ds. St.John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Boringdon.

The King present.

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

Who being come;

The Lord Chancellor having received Directions, said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Direction to the Commons to chuse a Speaker.

"His Majesty has been pleased to command me, to acquaint you, "That he will deser declaring the Causes of calling this Parliament, till there shall be a Speaker of the House of Commons; and therefore, it is His Majesty's Pleasure, That you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, do immediately repair to the Place where the Commons usually sit, and there chuse a sit Person to be your Speaker, and that you present such Person who shall be so chosen to His Majesty here, for His Royal Approbation, To-morrow at Two of the Clock."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor takes the Oath.

The Lord Chancellor singly, in the First Place, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Certificate of the return of the Sixteen Peers for Scotland read.

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered in a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers who are chosen, summohed, and certified, to sit and vote in this House for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and the same having been compared at the Table with the original Return, and found to agree therewith, was read by the Clerk, and is as follows: (videlicet)

May it please your Lordships,

These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the Act in that Case made and provided, are chosen, summoned, and certified to be Members of the House of Peers, for and on the Behalf of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the Parliament of Great Britain, which is to meet on Tuesday the 18th Day of May 1784:

The Duke of Queensberry.

The Marquis of Lothian.

The Earl of Morton.

The Earl of Eglintoun.

The Earl of Cassillis.

The Earl of Moray.

The Earl of Abercorn.

The Earl of Galloway.

The Earl of Dalhousie.

The Earl of Balcarres.

The Earl of Breadalbane.

The Earl of Aberdeen.

The Earl of Dunmore.

The Earl of Hopetoun.

The Viscount Stormont.

The Lord Elphinstone.

Witness my Hand, this Eighteenth Day of May, 1784.

John Yorke,

"Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

John Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

Granville Leveson Earl Gower, Lord President of the Council.

William Lord Archbishop of York.

Henry Duke of Beaufort.

William Duke of Queensberry.

John Duke of Dorset.

Hugh Duke of Northumberland.

George Duke of Montagu.

James Earl of Salisbury, Lord Chamberlain of the Houshold.

Brownlow Earl of Exeter.

Basil Earl of Denbigh.

William Anne Holles Earl of Essex.

Henry Earl of Doncaster.

Henry Earl of Gainsborough.

William Henry Earl of Rochford.

George Earl of Morton.

James Earl of Abercorn.

John Earl of Galloway.

Alexander Earl of Balcarres.

John Earl of Breadalbane.

George Earl of Aberdeen.

James Earl of Hopetoun.

Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer.

Robert Earl Ferrers.

Charles Earl of Tankerville.

Heneage Earl of Aylesford.

Robert Earl of Harborough.

Thomas Earl of Macclesfield.

George Earl of Oxford.

George Simon Earl Harcourt.

Henry Earl Fauconberg.

John Richard Earl De la Warr.

Henry Earl Bathurst.

Thomas Bruce Brudenell Earl of Ailesbury.

Thomas Earl of Clarendon.

William Earl of Mansfield.

George Viscount Hereford.

David Viscount Stormont.

George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth.

Thomas Viscount Wentworth.

William Viscount Courtenay.

George Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.

George Viscount Sackville.

Richard Viscount Howe.

William Lord Bishop of Chichester.

Charles Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells.

Shute Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

James Lord Bishop of Ely.

Richard Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Beilby Lord Bishop of Chester.

John Lord Bishop of Exeter.

Thomas Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

John Lord Bishop of Bangor.

James Lord Bishop of Litchfield & Coventry.

Christopher Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Francis Lord Osborne.

Thomas Lord Sydney.

Henry Beauchamp Lord St. John of Bletsoe.

Thomas Lord of Say and of Sele.

Henry Lord Middleton.

Peter Lord King.

John Chetwynd Lord Talbot.

Thomas Lord Montfort.

John Lord Chedworth.

Edwyn Lord Sandys.

Matthew Lord Fortescue.

Lewis Lord Sondes.

Thomas Lord Grantham.

Frederick Lord Boston.

Henry Lord Digby.

John Lord Sundridge.

John Lord Cardiff.

Martin Bladen Lord Hawke.

Jeffery Lord Amherst.

Brownlow Lord Brownlow.

George Lord Rivers.

James Lord Brudenell.

Thomas Lord Walsingham.

William Lord Bagot.

George Brydges Lord Rodney.

Francis Lord Rawdon.

Thomas Lord Camelford.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there were several Lords without, ready to be introduced:"

Whereupon,

E. Abergavenny introduced:

George Lord Abergavenny being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Abergavenny and Viscount Neville of Burling in the County of Kent, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl of Doncaster and the Earl De la Warr (also in their Robes); The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To our right trusty and right wellbeloved Cousin, George Earl of Abergavenny Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminister on the Eighteenth Day of this instant May, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men and Peers of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command, you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waiving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Lord Bulkeley introduced:

Thomas Viscount Bulkeley, of the Kingdom of Ireland, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Fourteenth Day of May in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Bulkeley of Beaumaris in the County of Anglesey, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Talbot and the Lord Camelford (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Thomas Bulkeley of Beaumaris in Our County of Anglesey, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command you upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waiving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your Council upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety ard Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fourteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Lord Grey de Wilton introduced:

Sir Thomas Egerton Baronet, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Fifteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Grey de Wilton, in the County of Hereford, was in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Bagot and the Lord Camelford (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolfack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Thomas Egerton de Wilton in our County of Hereford, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command you upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waiving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with, the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your Counsel upon the Affairs aforesaid, and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in nowise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Lord Sommers introduced:

Sir Charles Cocks Baronet, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of May in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Sommers of Evesham in the County of Worcester, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Say & Sele and the Lord Camelford (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Charles Cocks of Evesham in Our County of Worcester, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command you upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, (waiving all Excuses) you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your Counsel upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in nowise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Lord Boringdon introduced:

John Parker Esquire, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Eighteenth Day of May in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Boringdon of Boringdon in the County of Devon, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Sydney and the Lord Grantham (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our right trusty and wellbeloved John Parker of Boringdon in Our County of Devon, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our afore said Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice: And this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Pariiamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, horâ Undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 19o Maii 1784.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretar.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretar.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow and Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Francis, Earl of Huntingdon.

Other, Earl of Plymouth.

Anthony Joseph, Viscount Montague.

Jonathan, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.

Charles, Lord Cadogan.

E. Leicester introduced.

George, Lord de Ferrars, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date, the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty Fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Leicester, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl of Huntingdon, and the Earl Harcourt (also in their Robes): The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk: and the same was read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and fo forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor, George, Earl of our County of Leicester, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State, and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice: And this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by his Officers of State, the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand, the Lords being also in their Robes, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend him immediately in this House," who being come,

Mr. Cornwall, Speaker of the H. C. presented and approved.

Mr. Cornwall said,

Most Gracious Sovereign, (fn. 1)

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows;

My Lords and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

I have the greatest Satisfaction in meeting you in Parliament at this Time, after recurring, in so important a Moment, to the Sense of My People. I have a just and confident Reliance that you are animated with the same Sentiments of Loyalty, and the same Attachment to Our excellent Constitution, which I have had the Happiness to see so fully manifested in every Part of the Kingdom.

The happy Effects of such a Disposition will, I doubt not, appear in the Temper and Wisdom of your Deliberations, and in the Dispatch of the important Objects of public Business, which demand your Attention. It will afford Me peculiar Pleasure to find that the Exercise of the Power, entrusted to Me by the Constitution, has been productive of Consequences so beneficial to My Subjects, whose Interests and Welfare are always nearest My Heart.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I have ordered the Estimates for the current Year to be laid before you, and I trust to your Zeal and Affection to make such Provisions for their farther Supply, and for the Application of the Sums granted in the last Parliament, as may appear to be necessary.

I sincerely lament every Addition to the Burthens of My People; but they will, I am persuaded, feel the Necessity, after a long and expensive War, of effectually providing for the Maintenance of the National Faith, and Our Public Credit, so essential to the Power and Prosperity of the State.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

"The alarming Progress of Frauds in the Revenue, accompanied in so many Instances with Violence, will not fail on every Account to excite your Attention: I must, at the same Time, recommend to your most serious Consideration, to frame such commercial Regulations as may appear immediately necessary in the present Moment. The Affairs of the East India Company form an Object of Deliberation deeply connected with the general Interests of the Country. While you feel a just Anxiety to provide for the good Government of Our Possessions in that Part of the World, you will, I trust, never lose Sight of the Effect which any Measure, to be adopted for that Purpose, may have on Our own Constitution, and Our dearest Interests at Home. You will find Me always desirous to concur with you in such Measures as may be of lasting Benefit to My People: I have no Wish but to consult their Prosperity, by a constant Attention to every Object of National Concern, by a uniform Adherence to the true Principles of Our free Constitution, and by supporting and maintaining, in their just Balance, the Rights and Privileges of every Branch of the Legislature."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned, during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Prince of Wales takes the Oaths.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes;

Charles, Duke of Richmond.

Brownlow, Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven.

William Henry, Duke of Portland.

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater.

George Harry, Earl of Stamford.

George, Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham.

John, Earl of Sandwich.

Frederick, Earl of Carlisle.

George Augusta Lumley, Earl of Scarborough.

George William, Earl of Coventry.

Thomas, Earl of Effingham.

William, Earl Fitzwilliam.

George Edward Henry Arthur, Earl Powis.

Charles, Earl Cornwallis.

Jacob Pleydell, Earl of Radnor.

George John, Earl Spencer.

John, Earl of Chatham.

Thomas, Viscount Weymouth.

Thomas, Viscount Hampden.

Augustus, Viscount Keppel.

John Peyto, Lord Willoughby de Broke.

William, Lord Craven.

George, Lord Onslow and Cranley.

William, Lord Ponsonby.

Horatio, Lord Walpole.

Thomas, Lord Pelham.

George Venables, Lord Vernon.

Charles, Lord Camden.

Nathaniel, Lord Harrowby.

Alexander, Lord Loughborough.

William Hall, Lord Gage.

Charles, Lord Southampton.

Henry Frederick, Lord Carteret.

Earl of Uxbridge introduced.

Henry, Lord Paget, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Nineteenth Day of May in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Uxbridge, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord President and the Earl of Clarendon (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table: His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

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

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Ld. Berwick introduced:

Noel Hill Esquire, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Nineteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Berwick of Attingham, in the County of Salop, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Sydney and the Lord Camelford (also in their Robes) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table: His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet)

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

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Bill pro formâ read.

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

His Majesty's Speech reported:

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

Order for Address.

Ordered, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty our humble Thanks for his most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

To express to His Majesty our Satisfaction and Gratitude, that in the Exercise of the Powers vested in him by the Constitution, he has been graciously pleased to recur to the Sense of his People, at a Conjuncture when the Situation of Public Affairs called loudly for that Exertion.

That His Majesty may depend upon our entering upon the important Objects of Public Business, which call for our Attention, with all possible Temper and Assiduity, and that we will prosecute them with all the Dispatch of which their Nature will admit.

That we will apply ourselves with Industry to the stopping the alarming Progress of the Frauds in the Revenue.

That we shall be ready to co-operate with the other Branches of the Legislature, in framing such commercial Regulations as the present Circumstances may appear to require.

That the Situation of the Affairs of the East India Company, connected as it is with the general Interests of the Country, certainly forms the Object of one of the most important Parts of our Deliberations.

That His Majesty may depend, that whilst we apply our utmost Attention to provide for the good Government of our Possessions in India, we shall well and anxiously weigh the Effect which the Measures, which we may be (fn. 2) to adopt, may have upon the invaluable Constitution of Great Britain.

Humbly to assure His Majesty, that, truly sensible of His paternal Care and Affection to His People, we have the fullest Conviction that the Prosperity of His Subjects is the first Object of His Royal Attention, which could not be more fully manifested than by His Majesty's Resolution to support and maintain, in their just Balance, the Rights and Privileges of every Branch of the Legislature."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Northumberland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Scarborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Tankerville.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Abergavenny.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. Talbot.
L. Chedworth.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.
L. Camden.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Boringdon.
L. Berwick.

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Address reported and agreed to.

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

Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

Deeply sensible of the Blessings we enjoy under Your Majesty's Government, we desire to express our Satisfaction and Gratitude, that, in the Exercise of the Powers veiled in You by the Constitution, Your Majesty has been graciously pleased to recur to the Sense of Your People, at a Conjuncture when the Situation of public Affairs called loudly for that Exertion.

Animated with the truest Sentiments of Loyalty to Your Majesty's Person and Government, of Attachment to our excellent Constitution, and of Regard for the public Welfare, Your Majesty may safely rely that we will enter upon the important Objects of public Business, which call for our Attention, with Temper and Assiduity, and that we will prosecute them with all the Dispatch of which their Nature will admit.

In pursuit of those Objects which Your Majesty has been pleased to recommend to our Consideration, we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that we will apply ourselves with Industry to the stopping the alarming Progress of Frauds in the Revenue, and that we shall be ready to co-operate with the other Branches of the Legislature, in framing such further commercial Regulations as the present Circumstances may require.

Convinced, as we are, how materially the Situation of the Affairs of the East India Company is connected with the general Interests of the Country, and that it forms a most important Subject of Deliberation, Your Majesty may depend, that, in applying our utmost Attention to provide for the good Government of our Possessions in India, we shall well and anxiously weigh the Effect which the Measures we may adopt may have upon the invaluable Constitution of Great Britain.

"We beg Leave humbly to assure Your Majesty, that, we have the fullest Conviction of Your Majesty's paternal Care and Affection for Your People, and that the Prosperity of Your Subjects is the first Object of Your Royal Attention, which could not be more fully manifested, than in the Resolution Your Majesty has taken to support and maintain, in their just Balance, the Rights and Privileges of every Branch of the Legislature."

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

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

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

Committee of Privileges.

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

Prince of Wales.
Ld. Chancellor.
Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland, &c.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarres.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
V. Keppel.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby, Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Talbot.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Sundridge.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.
L. Carteret.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Berwick.

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

Committee for the Journals.

Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals of this and former Sessions of Parliament;

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarres.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. De la Warr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
V. Keppel.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willougby, Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Talbot.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Sundridge.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.
L. Carteret.
L. Grey de Wilton.
L. Sommers.
L. Berwick.

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

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

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

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

And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day for the Purposes aforesaid.

Receivers and Tryers of Petitions.

Les Recevours des Petitions de la Grande Bretagne et d'Ireland;

Messire Alexander Le Baron Loughborough, Chief Justicer de Banc Commune.

Messire Henry Gould, Chevalier et Justicer. Messire John Eames, Ecuyer.

Et ceux qui veulent delivre leur Petitions les baillent dedans Six Jours procheinment en suivant.

Les Recevours des Petitions de Gascoigne et des autres Terres et Pais de par la Mer et des Isles:

Messire John Skynner Chevalier, et chief Baron de I'Exchequer du Roy.

Messire James Eyre Chevalier et Justicer.

Messire Thompson, Ecuyer.

Et ceux qui veulent delivre leur Petitions les baillent dedans Six Jours procheinment en suivant.

Les Triours des Petitions de la Grande Bretagne et d'Ireland;

Le Due de Chandos.

Le Due de Richmond.

Le Due de Beaufort.

Le Due de Marlborough.

Le Due de Dorset.

Le Count de Salisbury.

Le Count de Denbigh.

Le Count de Chesterfield.

Le Count de Abercorn.

Le Count de Hardwick.

Le Count de Leicester.

Le Viscount Montague.

Le Viscount Weymouth.

Le Viscount Sackville.

Le Baron Percy.

Le Baron Middleton.

Le Baron Grantham.

Le Baron Camden.

Le Baron Sandys.

Le Baron Walsingham.

Le Baron Boston.

Touts eux ensemble ou Quatre des Seigneurs avant ditz appellant aux eux les Serjeants du Roy quant sera besoigne tiendront leur Place en la Chambre du Tresorier.

Les Triours des Petitions de Gascoigne et des autres Terres et Pais de par la Mer et des Isles;

Le Duc de Beaufort.

Le Duc de Marlborough.

Le Duc de Bridgewater.

Le Duc de Northumberland.

Le Count de Huntingdon.

Le Count de Westmorland.

Le Count de Doncaster.

Le Count de Abingdon.

Le Count de Galloway.

Le Count de Oxford.

Le Count de Aylesford.

Le Count de Radnor.

Le Count de Chatham.

Le Viscount Falmouth.

Le Viscount Wentworth.

Le Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.

Le Viscount Howe.

Le Baron Say & Sele.

Le Baron Romney.

Le Baron Talbot.

Le Baron Chedworth.

Le Baron Scarsdale.

Le Baron Hawke.

Touts eux ensemble ou Quatres de Seigneurs avant ditz appellant aux eux les Serjeants du Roy quant sera besoigne tiendront leur Place en la Chambre du Chambellan.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Maii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

Wright against Sir. T. Burnet et al.

The Answer of Sir Thomas Burnet of Leys, Baronet, and others, to the Appeal of John Wright, Writer in Edinburgh, was this Day brought in.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Steward reported, That the Lords with white Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with their Lordships' Address: And that His Majesty had appointed this Day at Three o'Clock, at his Palace of St. James.

D. Leeds takes the Oaths.

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

Wright against Sir T. Burnet et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Wright, Writer in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and Sir Thomas Burnet of Leys, Baronet, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Earl of Derby, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

E. Derby's Petition referred to Judges.

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 Gould, 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.

Bp. of St. David's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Reverend Father in God, Edward, by Divine Permission, Lord Bishop of St. David's, Rector of the Rectory of Battesford, in the County of Gloucester, 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.

Dalton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Dalton, of the City of Bath, Esquire, and John Dalton of Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, and Mary his Wife, 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 Mr. Justice Gould, and Mr. Justice Buller, 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.

Davenport's and Talbot's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Martha Davenport, Widow, and Thomas Mansel Talbot Esquire, the said Martha Davenport, on Behalf of herself and William Talbot, her Infant Son, of the Age of Nineteen Years and upwards, 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 Mr. Justice Willes, and Mr. Justice Nares, 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.

O'Kill's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James O'Kill of Little Woolton, in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman, 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 Mr. Justice Ashurst, and Mr. Justice Buller, 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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley and Thomas Foley are Ap pellants, and John Grant, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday the 28th Day of this instant May; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Time for prosecuting, Appeals enlarged.

Notice was taken, "That the Time limited by the Standing Orders of this House, of the 5th of April 1720, requiring Appeals to be prosecuted within Eight Days from the First Day of every Session or Meeting of Parliament, expires on Wednesday next."

Ordered, That the Time limited for that purpose be extended to the next Sitting Day of the House.

Stoddart against Stuart and Davidson:

Upon reading the Petition of James Stuart and Alexander Davidson, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Samuel Stoddart 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 Petitioner 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Maii, 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Sherborne.

PRAYERS.

Charteris against Sir A. Hope.

The Answer of Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, to the Appeal of the Honourable Francis Charteris, was this Day brought in.

His Majesty's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, That the House did, on Thursday the 20th Day of this instant May, present their Address to His Majesty, to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:

My Lords,

"I thank you for this very loyal and dutiful Address; I receive with great Satisfaction every fresh Mark of your Attachment to Me, and your Zeal for the Public Interests, and for the Preservation of Our most excellent Constitution."

Ordered, That the said Address, together with His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took a d subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

John, Earl of Westmorland.

Philip, Earl of Chesterfield.

Vere, Earl Poulet.

George Grenville Nugent, Earl Temple.

Henry, Earl of Darlington.

Francis, Lord Godolphin.

Nathaniel, Lord Scarsdale.

Fletcher, Lord Grantley.

L. Sherborne introduced:

James Dutton Esquire being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Twentieth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Sherborne in the County of Gloucester, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Sydney and the Lord Gage (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Garter King at Arms preceding; his Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To our righty trusty and well-beloved James Dutton, of Sherborne, in Our County of Gloucester, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley, and Thomas Foley, are Appellants, and John Grant, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday the 11th Day of June next: and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Time for presenting Appeals enlarged.

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.

Wharton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wharton Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his infant Son, Anthony Wharton, 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 Mr. Justice Gould, and Mr. Baron Perryn, 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.

Dalrymple et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Dalrymple Esquire, and Eleanor, his Wife, on Behalf of themselves, and their infant Children, Robert Dalrymple, and of Edward Morant 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. Baron Hotham, 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.

Brune et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Morton Pleydell Brune Esquire, Humphry Prideaux the Elder, and Jenny his Wife, on Behalf of themselves, and Mary Prideaux, Edmund Prideaux, Neville Richard Prideaux, William Brune Prideaux, and Thomas Prideaux, their Infants and Children, and of Charles Prideaux and Humphry Prideaux, Sons of the said Humphry Prideaux and Jenny Prideaux, and John Gape Esquire, and Betty his Wife; 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 Nares, 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.

Hamilton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Hamilton Esquire, of Rosehall, and Lieutenant Colonel John Hamilton, late of the Eighty-first Regiment of Foot, his immediate younger Brother, 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 Mr. Justice Ashhurst, and Mr. Baron Hotham, 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.

Sir R. Sutton et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, on Behalf of himself and his Infant sons, Elizabeth Sutton Widow, Guardian to her son Robert Sutton, an Infant, and the Reverend Richard Sutton Doctor in Divinity, 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 Mr. Justice Ashhurst, and Mr. Justice Buller, 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.

McInnes against Moir:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Janet McInnes, lawful Daughter of the deceased Mr. John McInnes, some time Minister of the Gospel at Coldstone, and Relict of Captain Alexander Fairbairn, late of the Sixty-second Regiment of Foot, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, of the 23d of August and 11th of September 1782, and 23d of June 1783, as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of November 1783, and also of three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 16th of July 1782, and 24th of January and 10th of February 1784; 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 the House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Moir Second Son and Partner in Trade, with Gilbert Moir Merchant in Aberdeen, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Moir may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 25th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Eliot to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Eliot of Carlisle Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Janet McInnes, on Account of her Appeal depending in this House, she residing in Scotland:"

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

Pincke and Thornycrost, against Thornycroft et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Alured Pincke Esquire and Ann Thornycroft Spinster are Appellants, and Edward Thornycroft Esquire and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Davidson against Mutter.

The House being informed, "That William Mutter Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Duncan Davidson Esquire, Merchant in London, 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 Alexander Beatson, 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.

McClure and McCree against Paterson et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Messieurs McClure and McCree, Merchants in Ayr; Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Paterson and others are Respondents, setting forth, "That the Petitioners, in the last Session of Parliament, presented their Appeal to their Lordships from several Interlocutors of the Court of Session, that the Petitioners have discovered a Defect in their Appeal, in so far as after the Words, "the Defenders having reclaimed," there ought to have been inserted the Words following, to the whole Court," and upon advising their Petition the Lords ordained the Petitioners to give in a special Condescendence of the Facts, which they offer to prove in this Cause by Re-examination of the Witnesses already adduced, if that shall be allowed, and also of the Facts which they offer to prove by the Examination of any other Witnesses, and of the Names of said other Witnesses; That the Petitioners are desirous to amend their said Appeal," and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by inserting the Words above mentioned, they amending the Respondents' Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by inserting the Words above mentioned, they amending the Respondents' Copy.

Beckett against Iveson et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Oliver Beckett Esquire, complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 26th of February 1783, made in a certain Cause, wherein the said Oliver Beckett was Plaintiff, and Thomas Cordley, Sir Gilbert Elliott and Dame Anna Maria his Wife, Sir George Cornwall Baronet, William Eden, Esquire, George White, Thomas Taylor, George Iveson, John Iveson of Holgate and Margaret his Wife, Rosey Iveson, John Hobson, John Abbey, Thomas Norfolk, George Brogden, John Prince, Ann Iveson, William Saunders, and George Iveson, were Defendants, by original and supplemental Bills and Bill of Revivor; and praying, "That such Part of the said Decree as the Petitioner appeals from 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 the said George Iveson, John Iveson and Margaret his Wife, John Prince, and Rosey Iveson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Iveson, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 11th Day of June next.

Lacey to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Lacey, of Bread-Street-Hill, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Oliver Beckett Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in the Country:"

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

Inglis against Douglas and Co.

Upon reading the Petition of Lawrence Inglis Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, are Respondents, setting forth, "That the Petitioner, some Time ago, exhibited his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that the Petitioner has by mistake omitted to take Notice of one of the Interlocutors made in the said Cause:" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by adding the Interlocutor of the 24th of June 1781:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by adding the said Interlocutor as desired, he amending the Respondents' Copy.

Bruce against Cleghorns'.

Upon reading the Petition of William Bruce, Shipmaster, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert and Alexander Cleghorn, Bakers, are Respondents, setting forth, "That in the last session of Parliament the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session, in a Cause between the Parties, in which Appeal the Date of one of these Interlocutors has been erroneously stated;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by altering the Date of the 24th to the 25th of February 1782:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal as desired, he amending the Respondents' Copy.

Wright against Sir T. Burnet et. al.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Burnet Baronet, and others, Trustees of Burnet Bishop of Salisbury's Mortification to the Marischal College of Aberdeen, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Wright, Writer in Edinburgh, is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing, setting forth, "That the Bishop of Salisbury having by his Will given certain Sums as a Fund for the Education of Six Students of Divinity at the Marischal College, the Money was directed to be laid out from Time to Time on real Securities; that, in February 1768, the Sum of £.1111. 2s. 2d. was lent on Mortgage to the Appellant's Father; that, by the Management of the Father, who conveyed the Rents of his Estate to the Son, and a Variety of Litigation on the Part of the Son the Attorney, the Respondents have for several Years back been kept out of Principal and Interest; the Consequences have been very Inconvenient, the Students of this charitable Foundation depending for their Support and Maintenance on the regular Payment of the Interest; that a Ranking and Sale of their Debtors' Estates has been brought in the Court of Session, and the different Forms previous to the Sale have been gone through; that an Appeal from Interlocutors or Proceedings in such Process, which are Matters of Course and of common Form, and which does not go to dispute the Debt, has scarce a Precedent, and must be calculated merely for Delay; that as the Letters of Publication or Notices of the Sale of the 17th of June next have been issued by the Court, the same must be stopped, unless their Lordships appoint the Cause to be heard on an early Cause or Bye-Day;" and therefore praying their Lordships, To appoint this Cause to be heard on Thursday the 10th of June next, or such other Bye or Cause Day in the present Session, as to their Lordships shall seem proper:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday the 10th Day of June next, as desired.

Barony of Spynie, Fullarton's Petition, claiming.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, "A Petition of William Fullarton, of Glenquich, Esquire, late Lieutenant Colonel in the Service of the Crown of Portugal, to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity therein mentioned;" with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House; which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follow; (videlicet)

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,

The humble Petition of William Fullarton, of Glenquich, Esquire, late Lieutenant Colonel in the Service of the Crown of Portugal,

Sheweth,

That of this Date Mr. Alexander Lindsay, a younger Son of the Earl of Crawford, obtained a Charter from your Majesty's Royal Predecessor, King James the Sixth, erecting certain Lands into a temporal Lordship, with the Dignity of a Peer of Parliament by the Title of Lord Spynie, to him, his Heirs and Assigns heritably.

It appears that Lord Spynie afterwards obtained a Charter of this Date of new erecting these Lands into a temporal Lordship, with the Dignity of a Peer of Parliament, by the Title of Lord Spynie, to him and Dame Jean Lyon, Countess of Angus, his Spouse, and to the longest liver of them in conjunct Fee, and to the Heirs lawfully procreated or to be procreated between them, whom failing, the nearest and lawful Heirs Male of the said Alexander Lord Spynie whomsoever, and his Assigns heritably.

In consequence of the above Charters of Erection, the said Alexander Lindsay and his Descendants sat and voted in the Scotch Parliament by the Title of Lord Spynie.

Alexander, first Lord Spynie, died in the Year 1607, and was succeeded by Alexander the only Son, procreated of the Marriage between him and the Countess of Angus, and who became second Lord Spynie.

Alexander second Lord Spynie, by Lady Margaret Hay his Wife, had Issue two Sons and two Daughters.

First, Alexander, commonly called Master of Spynie, who died before his Father without Issue.

Second, George, who succeeded his Father, and became third Lord Spynie.

First Daughter, Margaret, married William Fullarton of Fullarton, and of this Marriage there was Issue an only Son, William Fullarton of Fullarton, who married Susanna Fullarton, and by her had Issue an only Son, John Fullarton of Fullarton, who married Margaret Carnegy, and by her had Issue an only Son, William Fullarton of Fullarton, who married Susanna Ogilvy, and by her had Issue an eldest Son, Your Majesty's Petitioner.

Anne, the youngest Daughter of Alexander second Lord Spynie, died unmarried.

George, third and last Lord Spynie, died without Issue, in the Year 1670, or between that and 1675, and the Honours have been dormant since that Time.

The Petitioner, as the great great Grand-nephew and undoubted Heir of Line of George the third and last Lord Spynie, being the eldest great great Grandson, procreated of the Marriage between William Fullarton and Margaret Lindsay, eldest sister of George Lord Spynie, apprehends, that, by the Failure of Issue of George Lord Spynie, the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Spynie has of Right devolved upon the Petitioner, and that it ought to be declared to belong to him and his Heirs.

May it therefore please Your Majesty to take the above Petition into Your Royal Consideration, and to declare and establish the Right to the said Title, Honour and Dignity of Lord Spynie to belong to the Petitioner and his Heirs.

And your Petitioner shall ever pray.

"William Fullarton."

Whitehall, 3d April 1784.

His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Sydney."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Rowley et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Admiral Joshua Rowley and Sarah his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and Bartholomew Samuel Rowley Esquire, their second Son, an Infant of the Age of Twenty Years, William Rowley, Clotworthy Rowley Esquires, General William Rowley, and Arrabella the Wife of Samuel Gibbs Esquire, resident in Foreign Parts, 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 Mr. Justice Willes, and Mr. Baron Hotham, 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.

Whiteworth's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Whitworth 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. Baron Hotham, 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.

Stewart and Co. against Dunlop et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Stewart and Company, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Dunlop and others, Respondents thereto, which stands appointed for hearing, setting forth, "That the said Parties being in Treaty for an amicable Settlement of the Matters in Dispute between them," the Petitioners therefore pray their Lordships, "That the Hearing of the above-mentioned Appeal may be postponed till the next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be postponed till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

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