House of Lords Journal Volume 37
August 1784 11-20

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August 1784 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Fallijess and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in St. Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh, his Attorney, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause, wherein Alexander Chisholm Esquire is Appellant, and Duncan Monro is Respondent, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Bristow against Groube and Roberts, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein
John Bristow is Plaintiff,
and
Samuel Groube and Abraham Roberts are Defendants.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Bank of England Payment Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to postpone the Payment of the Sum of Two Millions, advanced by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Horse Duty 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 certain Duties on Horses kept for the Purpose of riding, and on Horses used in drawing certain Carriages, in respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ale, &c. Licences Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes ; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped ; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

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.

The Lord Sydney delivered to the House,

Hemp and Flax, Account respecting delivered.

"An Account of the Quantities of Hemp and Flax raised in that Part of Great Britain called England, together with the Amount of the Claims for the Bounties granted by Parliament, as exhibited to and allowed by His Majesty's Justices of the Peace at the Quarter Sessions held in their respective Counties, at Midsummer 1783, prepared in pursuance of the Directions contained in the Act of the Twenty-first of His present Majesty."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard of Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Porchester takes the Oaths.

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

Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Foreigners Ordination Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Bishop of London, for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon or Priest, Persons being Subjects or Citizens of Countries out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance, as appointed by Law;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bank of England Payment Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to postpone the Payment of the Sum of Two Millions, advanced by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Horse Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Horses kept for the Purpose of Riding, and on Horses used in drawing certain Carriages, in respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

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

Christchurch Poor Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts, contracted on Account of the Poor within the Parish of Christchurch, in the County of Middlesex; for repairing and enlarging the present Workhouse of the said Parish; and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, and Treasurer of the same Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

East-India Company's Payments 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 Relief of the East-India Company, with respect to the Payment of certain Sums due to the Publick, and to the Acceptance of certain Bills drawn upon the said Company, and for regulating the Dividends to be made by the said Company:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

East-India Regulation Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, and of the British Possessions in India; and for establishing a Court of Judicature for the more speedy and effectual Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East-Indies;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Wax Candles Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and for granting in Lieu thereof, other Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and upon Wax imported, and upon Licences to make or sell Wax Candles in Great Britain," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal, from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot in the County of Dumbarton, and also a Collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication, from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness to join the said Canal, at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Scotch Forfeited Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees, by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and to repeal the said Act;" be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

County Gaols Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Indemnity Bill.

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

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons, as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register, or deliver in their Qualifications, within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes, and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped, and to give further Time to such Persons, as have omitted to make and file Affidavits, of the Execution of Indentures, of Clerks to Attorneys and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Augusti, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 13o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Ds. Osborne, UnusPrimariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Fallijess and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause, wherein Major Michael Fallijeff Merchant in St. Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh, his Attorney, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner are Respondents :

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows :

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 granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Bricks and Tiles made in Great Britain, and for laying additional Duties on Bricks and Tiles imported into the same." An Act for laying an additional Duty on Hackney Coaches, and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches." "An Act for granting to His Majesty, an additional Duty upon Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors." "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four." "An Act for granting to His Maty certain Duties on Horses, kept for the Purpose of Riding, and on Horses used in drawing certain Carriages, in respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable." "An Act to postpone the Payment of the Sum of Two Millions, advanced by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one." "An Act for the better Regulation, and Management of the Affairs of the East-India, and of the British Possessions in India, and for establishing a Court of Judicature, for the more speedy and effectual Trial of Persons, accused of Offences committed in the East Indies." "An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as authorises the Speaker of the House of Commons, to issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for making out Writs for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Manner therein mentioned; and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purposes." "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Portsmouth and Plymouth; and also for re-vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the Counties of Southampton, Cornwall, and Devon, in the former Proprietors thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for authorising the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Officers and Men belonging to His Majesty's Ship Santa Margaretta, the like Bounty for taking the French Frigate called L'Amazone, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy." "An Act to empower the Bishop of London for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon or Priest, Persons being Subjects or Citizens of Countries out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance as appointed by Law." "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, repairing, and widening several Roads in the Counties of Radnor and Hereford, and for repairing and widening several other Roads in the said Counties." "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates, devised by the Will of the late Sir William Rowley, to apply Part of the TrustMonies, in rebuilding the Mansion House, called Tendring Hall and Offices, in the County of Suffolk." An Act for investing the Estates late of Thomas Barlow Esquire, deceased, in the County of Lancaster in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money, to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Annuities, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and affecting the same Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places in Tugby, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing, and enclosing the several Open Fields, Parcels of Common Fen, and other Com monable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Frampton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln, and also certain Plots of Land, called the Reaches, Marsh, and Holmes's, in and near to the said Parish of Frampton." And albeit the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts, as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts ; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; 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, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, one other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of You, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose ; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to 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 Thirteenth Day of August in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Bricks and Tiles made in Great Britain, and for laying additional Duties on Bricks and Tiles imported into the same."

2. "An Act for laying an additional Duty on Hackney Coaches, and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches."

3. "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors."

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

5. "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Horses kept for the Purpose of Riding, and on Horses used in Drawing certain Carriages, in respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable."

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

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

6. "An Act to postpone the Payment of the Sum of Two Millions, advanced by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

7. "An Act for the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, and of the British Possessions in India, and for establishing a Court of Judicature, for the more speedy and effectual Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies."

8. "An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts made in the Tenth and Fifteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as authorizes the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to the Clerk of the Crown, for making out Writs for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament in the Manner therein mentioned ; and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purposes."

9. "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in Trustees, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Portsmouth and Plymouth; and also for re-vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the Counties of Southampton, Cornwall, and Devon, in the former Proprietors thereof, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

10. "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Officers and Men belonging to His Majesty's Ship Santa Margaretta, the like Bounty for taking the French Frigate called L'Amazone, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

11. "An Act to empower the Bishop of London for the Time being, or any other Bishop to be by Him appointed, to admit to the Order of Deacon or Priest, Persons, being Subjects or Citizens of Countries out of His Majesty's Dominions, without requiring them to take the Oath of Allegiance, as appointed by Law."

12. "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, repairing, and widening several Roads in the Counties of Radnor and Hereford, and for repairing and widening several other Roads in the said Counties."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

13." An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates devised by the Will of the late Sir William Rowley, to apply Part of the Trust Monies in rebuilding the Mansion House, called Tendring Hall, and Offices, in the County of Suffolk."

14. "An Act for investing the Estates late of Thomas Barlow Esquire, deceased, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Annuities, Incumbrances, and Legacies charged upon and affecting the same Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

15. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Places in Tugby, in the County of Leicester."

16. "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and Commons, or Waste Grounds within the Township of Lockton, in the Parish of Middleton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

17. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Parcels of Common Fen, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Frampton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln; and also certain Plots of Land, called the Reaches, Marsh, and Holmes's, in and near to the said Parish of Frampton."

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.

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

East India Company's Payment Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the East India Company, with respect to the Payment of certain Sums due to the Public, and to the Acceptance of certain Bills drawn upon the said Company, and for regulating the Dividends to be made by the said Company."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes, and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law; or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Forth and Clyde Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from the Firth, or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal of Communication, from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said Canal, at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wax Candles Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and for granting in Lieu thereof other Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and upon Wax imported, and upon Licences to make or sell Wax Candles in Great Britain."

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.

Christchurch Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts contracted on Account of the Poor within the Parish of Christchurch, in the County of Middlesex, for repairing and enlarging the present Workhouse of the said Parish, and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, and Treasurer of the same Parish."

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

Ld. President.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.

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.

Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills and Ordnance Debentures."

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.

Linen and Cotton Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Linens printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain; and for granting certain Duties on Cotton Stuffs bleached or dyed in Great Britain, and on Licences for bleaching or dying the same, and upon the Importation of Stuffs made of or mixed with Cotton, not painted, printed, stained, or dyed in Foreign Parts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wheat, &c. Exportation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Artiticles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, relative to the Removal of Wine in Casks to Wine removed in Bottles, and other Packages;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain, Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in Public Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices," so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods, and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for hearing Counsel in Support of the same:"

Counsel were accordingly called in, and Mr. Hollis appearing as Counsel for the Bill, was heard in Support thereof; and called

Robert Carless, who being sworn, acquainted the House, That he was a Pawnbroker, and had been in that Business since the Year 1751; that he lived in Fox Court, in a House where he had served his Apprenticeship; that he gave £20 per Annum Rent for his House, but had formerly laid out £200 upon it; that he kept one Journeyman and two Apprentices; that the general Rule with the Trade is, to open Shop in Winter at Eight in the Morning and shut it at Nine at Night, in Summer at Seven in the Morning and Ten at Night; that the Number of Pledges each Day upon an Average were from 100 to 110, which employed them the whole Time in that and looking over the Warehouses; that there were a great Number of Pledges under 10s. few above £1; that the Persons pledging are Mechanics, Tradesmen, and a Variety of other Descriptions of People, many Manufacturers and Artificers who could not go on without the Assistance of the Pawnbroker; that some Pledges are not redeemed for six Months, few after twelve Months; that for the last Five Years he the Witness has lost £9 per Annum; that the Money lent on a Pledge is in Proportion to its Value if known, Plate and other Articles to within £10 per Cent of its Value; his Profits on Two Years Sales was about £8 or £10 per Cent; that there are 300 licenced Pawnbrokers in London and Westminster, and Numbers who follow the Business that are not so; that their annual gross Capital is about, £1,050,000; that the State of the Witness's Business is as follows;

No. of Pledges one Day with another from 100 to 110.

£.s.d.
August 1782. No. of Pledges 2927, Money lent49800
Average lent on each Pledge nearly Left unredeemed at this Time 318.037
August 1783. No. of Pledges 2764, Money lent486192
Average lent on each Pledge nearly Left unredeemed at this Time 409.0310
Average Loss upon the Yearly Balance for Five Years,900
Cash in Trade in the Year 1781,45582
Cash lent in the Year 1781,60270
Cash in Trade in the Year 1782,4211114
Cash lent in the Year 1782,565139
Cash in Trade in the Year 1783,445220
Cash lent in the Year 1783,604986
That his Gross Profit might be about, every Loss included,67216
His Expences,46470

That he pays £20 per Annum for his House and £5 per Annum for another Warehouse; that all the Rooms in his House are employed as Warehouse Rooms; that he gives his Journeyman 1s. 6d. in the Pound, as it makes him more attentive to his Business than if he gave him a yearly Stipend; that he generally keeps £300 running Cash by him; that finding the Trade so very unprofitable he quitted Business last Monday was a Week; that with respect to what they call Breaks in the Month, he had made it a Rule if it was only a Day or two in the Month to take nothing for it; that as the Law now stands, the Number of Duplicates given daily seldom exceed Eleven, but by the present Bill the daily Number will be on an Average 36 gratis and 16 to be paid for, to do which they must necessarily encrease the Number of their Servants; that often there are double Claims for Goods pledged, one Person coming to pledge for another, and having received a Duplicate some Time after applies to redeem the Pledge saying, they had lost the Duplicate; that upon the Person making an Affidavit of such Loss before a Magistrate, they are allowed to redeem, that this was done to save the Pawnbroker harmless ; that Pledges have been afterwards claimed ; that woollen Goods will damage in two Years by Moths or otherwise; that Silks will mildew and go out of Fashion in that Time; that his Profits at most might be about £500 per Annum; that above Ten Pounds is seldom lent to one Person, he once lent £18 at once, the only Instance while he was in Business."

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Third reading of the said Bill be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 14o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Dunmore.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Fallijess and Sir W. Forbes against Elphinstone and Gardiner:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration, the Cause wherein Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in Saint Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh, his Attorney, are Appellants, and the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner are Respondents.

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

The following Order and Judgement was made;

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday the 28th of July last, as on Wednesday the 11th and Friday the 13th of this Instant August, upon the Petition and Appeal of Major Michael Fallijeff, Merchant in Saint Petersburgh, and Sir William Forbes Baronet, Banker in Edinburgh his Attorney; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Judge Admiral in Scotland, of the 30th of November 1781, the 5th of July 1782, and the 28th of February 1783; and also of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 31st of October 1782, and 11th and 29th of July, and 13th of November 1783, and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 23d of November 1782, and 12th of February 1784; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem proper, as also upon the Answer of the Honourable William Elphinstone and John Gardiner, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had this Day, of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:"

Interlocutors reversed.

It is declared by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That notwithstanding the Cause of Seizure afforded by the Demeanor and express Declaration of the Pursuer, the Master of the Vessel in Question, that the Cargo was good Prize, but that the Vessel was not so, yet in respect that in the said Court of Admiralty, it was among other Things, on the 8th Day of May 1781, at the Instance of the Pursuers, declared and adjudged in this Cause, that the said Ship and Cargo are Neutral Property, and free of all Claims made against the same by the Defenders, which Order was not reclaimed against, and also in respect that the Defenders took upon them to detain the said Ship and Cargo, claiming the same or one of them as Prize, without proceeding in any Manner to obtain Condemnation thereof, or bringing or sending any Part of the Company of the said Ship before the Judge of the Admiralty Court, to be sworn and examined upon such Interrogatories as might tend to the Discovery of the Truth, concerning the interest and Property of such Ship and Cargo, or bringing and delivering to such Judge all the Papers, Documents, and Writings delivered up, or found on board the said Ship : It is further declared, That the Defenders are liable and responsible to the Pursuers respectively, and according to their Rights for the Demurrage of the said Ship ; and also for such Damages as the said Ship and Cargo may have sustained by reason of the Detention thereof, from the Day of the Capture to the said 8th Day of May 1781, on which Day it appears, by the Minute of the Pursuers preferred to the said Court of Admiralty on the 3d Day of May 1781, the said Ship was ready to depart; unless the Defenders can instruct, that the said Ship and Cargo had been before that Time freely, absolutely and unconditionally delivered up to the Pursuers, or so tendered, and in that Case to such Time, as the said Ship and Cargo might have been made ready to depart after such Surrender or Tender thereof:

And it is therefore Ordered and Adjudged, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be and the same are hereby reversed, so far as the Defenders are thereby absolved; and it is further Ordered, That the said Cause be remittted back to the said Court of Session in Scotland, to proceed accordingly.

American Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Felons Transportation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and other Offenders, and to authorise the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; for appropriating the Monies arising by the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, and also by a Land-Tax granted to His Majesty by Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Houses of Correction Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the amending and rendering more effectual the Laws in being relative to Houses of Correction;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Linen and Cotton Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Linens, printed, painted, stained, or dyed, in Great Britain, and for granting certain Duties on Cotton Stuffs, bleached or dyed in Great Britain, and on Licences for bleaching or dying the same, and upon the Importation of Stufts made of or mixed with Cotton, not painted, printed, stained, or dyed, in foreign Parts."

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.

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in this Kingdom."

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.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

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.

Wheat, &c. Exportation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, relative to the Removal of Wine in Casks, to Wine removed in Bottles and other Packages."

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.

Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Wax Candles Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and for granting, in Lieu thereof, other Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and upon Wax imported, and upon Licences to make or sell Wax Candles in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sir H.Munro et al. against Forbes et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Hector Munro, Provost of the Burgh of Nairn in Scotland, Alexander Hay, Alexander Brodie, and John Rose, Baillies thereof, and other Members of the Town Council of the said Burgh, elected the 23d of September 1782, and of John Fraser, Common Clerk of the said Burgh, and of Alexander Baillie, of Dockfour Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th and 27th of July 1784; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Robert Forbes Surgeon in Nairn, John Straith Schoolmaster there, and other Burgesses and Inhabitants of Nairn, Pursuers in the Action of Declarator, mentioned in the said Appeal, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Forbes 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 Saturday the 11th Day of September next; and that Service of this Order upon the said Respondents or upon their known Agents or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, " That James Chalmer, of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Hector Munro and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Ordered, That the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain or attempt to attain Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in public Houses by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices;" so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods, and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned;" which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Chisholm against Macleod.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause, wherein Alexander Chisholm Esquire is Appellant, and Donald Macleod is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be called in at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Kerr.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Howe.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.

PRAYERS.

L. Foley takes the Oaths

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

Chisholm against Macleod.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause, wherein Alexander Chisholm Esquire is Appellant, and Donald Macleod is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Chisholm against Monro.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Alexander Chisholm Esquire is Appellant, and Duncan Monro is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Christchurch Poor Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts contracted on account of the Poor within the Parish of Christchurch, in the County of Middlesex; for repairing and enlarging the present Workhouse of the said Parish; and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, and Treasurer of the same Parish:" was committed, " That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Game Certificate Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Excise Licences Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Licences, to be taken out by the Makers of, and Dealers in, exciseable Commodities, therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Starch and Soap Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch and Soap;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Postage Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain additional Rates of Postage for Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, within the Kingdom of Great Britain, for preventing Frauds in the Revenue, carried on by the Conveyance of certain Goods in Letters and Packets, and for further preventing Frauds and Abuses, in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from Postage;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dewes's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Reverend John Dewes, Clerk in the Counties of Hants, Surry, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold ; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bowes's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Margaret Bowes Spinster, Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Thoroton, and Anne his Wife, and the Reverend Robert Croft, and Elizabeth his Wife, to grant Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Northumberland, and County Palatine of Durham; and for vesting certain Parts of the same Estates in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase-Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Pawnbrokers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain Possession of Goods or Money, by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in Public Houses by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices, so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods, and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned."

Then the following Proviso was proposed to be inserted at the End of the said Bill:

"Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act shall continue, and be in Force, from the Day of passing thereof for one Year, and till the End of the next Session of Parliament."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Montagu:

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

Felons Transportation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and other Offenders, and to authorize the removal of Prisoners in certain Cases, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; for appropriating the Monies arising by the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry; and also by a Land-Tax granted to His Majesty by Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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.

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

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.

Houses of Correction Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the amending and rendering more effectual the Laws in being relative to Houses of Correction."

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.

Navy, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills and Ordnance Debentures."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wax Candles Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain; and for granting in Lieu thereof other Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and upon Wax imported, and upon Licences to make or sell Wax Candles in Great Britain."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Linen and Cotton Duty 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 additional Duties on Linens, printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain, and for granting certain Duties on Cotton Stuffs bleached or dyed in Great Britain; and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same, and upon the Importation of Stuffs made of or mixed with Cotton, not painted, printed, stained, or dyed in foreign Parts."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Wheat, &c. Exportation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, relative to the Removal of Wine in Casks, to Wine removed in Bottles and other Packages."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

County Gaols Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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 other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill, Petition of Debtors in King's Bench and Fleet Prisons.

Upon reading the Petition of upwards of Eight hundred Prisoners consined in the Prison of the King's Bench, in Behalf of themselves, and many thousands of Fellow Sufferers at Home, and Abroad beyond the Seas:

And also upon reading the Petition of the unfortunate Debtors, confined in His Majesty's Prison of the Fleet, in Behalf of themselves and many thousands of Fellow Sufferers at Home and beyond Sea, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;" and praying, for the Reasons in the said Petition mentioned, " That their Lordships will be pleased to take their distressed Cafe into Consideration:"

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

Scotch for feited Estates Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees, by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Second, and to repeal the said Act;" 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 To-morrow.

Distillery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines, and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Du ties in Lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, as well for Home Consumption as for Exportation; and for destroying all Home made and Foreign Spirits, after the Condemnation thereof; and for vesting in His Majesty, the Duties of Excise, within the Lands of Ferentosh in the County of Inverness; and for discontinuing, for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum, and Spirits imported from the WestIndies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Assay Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported, and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate made in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Silk and Load Duty Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Gilbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting additional Duties upon Raw and Thrown Silk, imported into Great Britain, and upon Lead exported from Great Britain, into Parts beyond the Seas; and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Silks and Stuffs mixed with Silk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Tea, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the several Duties on Tea, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in Lieu thereof; and also several Duties on inhabited Houses, and upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts, and Coffee, and for regulating the Inland Duties of Excise thereon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hat Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by Persons vending Hats by Retail, and also certain Duties on Hats sold under such Licences; and for laying additional Duties on all Hats and Caps imported into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sedbergh, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from KirkbySteven High Lane Head, in the County of Westmorland through Sedbergh to Greta Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from Bracken Bar-Gate near Askrigg in the County of York, through Sedbergh to Kirkby Kendal, and also the Road from the Four Lane Ends in Marthwaite, to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal, in the said County of Westmorland."

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

D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
E. Morton.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Kerr.
L. Bp. Bristol. L. Sydney.
L. Howard of Walden.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Howe.
L. Foley.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rodney.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

E. Portsmouth takes the Oaths.

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

Chisholm against Macleod:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Chisholm Esquire, Younger, of Chisholm, Sheriff Clerk of the County of Ross; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February 1784; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Donald Macleod, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed with Variations.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be and the same is hereby affirmed with the following Variations; (videlicet) after the Words ("with what is above set forth they find") leave out the Words ("the Borough of Tain, is the legal Head Borough of the Sheriffdom of Ross"), and instead thereof insert ("the Meeting of the Freeholders held at Tain, upon the 8th Day of October last, was the legal Meeting of the Freeholders of the Sheriffdom of Ross").

Chisholm against Monro :

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Chisholm Esquire, younger, of Chisholm, Sheriff Clerk of the County of Ross; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February 1784; and praying, " That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Duncan Monro, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutor, therein complained of, be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Exchequer further Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Christchurch Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts contracted on account of the Poor within the Parish of Christchurch, in the County of Middlesex; for repairing and enlarging the present Workhouse of the said Parish; and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, and Treasurer of the same Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Smuggling Prevention Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Linen and Cottons Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Linens, printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain; and for granting certain Duties on Cotton Stuffs bleached or dyed in Great Britain; and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same, and upon the Importation of Stuffs made of, or mixed with Cotton, not painted, printed, stained, or dyed in Foreign Parts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wheat, &c. Exportation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum, shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, relative to the Removal of Wine in Casks to Wine removed in Bottles, and other Packages."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Sinking Fund 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 a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; for appropriating the Monies arising by the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry; and also by a Land-Tax granted to His Majesty by Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Felons Transportation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and other Offenders; and to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

House of Correction Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the amending and rendering more effectual the Laws in being, relative to Houses of Correction."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

County Goals Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; for appropriating the Monies arising by the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry; and also by a LandTax granted to His Majesty by Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Felons Transportation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons, and other Offenders; and to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Game Certificates Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game."

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.

Excise Licences Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Licences to be taken out by the Makers of, and Dealers in Exciseable Commodities therein mentioned."

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.

Starch and Soap Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch and Soap."

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.

Tea, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the several Duties on Tea; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in Lieu thereof; and also several Duties on inhabited Houses, and upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts and Coffee; and for repealing the inland Duties of Excise thereon."

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.

Postage Duty Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain additional Rates of Postage for Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, within the Kingdom of Great Britain; for preventing Frauds in the Revenue carried on by the Conveyance of certain Goods in Letters and Packets; and for further preventing Frauds and Abuses, in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from Postage."

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.

Distillery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, as well for Home Consumption as for Exportation; and for destroying all Home made and Foreign Spirits after the Condemnation thereof; and for vesting in His Majesty the Duties of Excise within the Lands of Ferentosh, in the County of Inverness; and for discontinuing, for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies."

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 To-morrow.

Hat Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by Persons vending Hats by Retail; and and also certain Duties on Hats sold under such Licences; and for laying additional Duties on all Hats and Caps imported into this Kingdom."

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.

Assay Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported; and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate made in Great Britain."

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.

Silk and Lead Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting additional Duties upon raw and thrown Silk imported into Great Britain; and upon Lead exported from Great Britain into Parts beyond the Seas; and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Silks and Stuffs mixed with Silk."

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.

Causes, no more to be heard this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session of Parliament.

Sedbergh, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Morton reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirkby-Steven High Lane-Head, in the County of Westmoreland, through Sedbergh to Greta Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and from Bracken Bar-Gate, near Askrigg, in the County of York, through Sedbergh to KirkbyKendal; and also the Road from the Four Lane-Ends in Marthwaite to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal, in the said County of Westmorland," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Scotch Forfeited Estates Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees, by an Act passed in the Twenty-Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second; and to repeal the said Act."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Houses of Correction Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the amending, and rendering more effectual, the Laws in Being relative to the Houses of Correction."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sedbergh, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirkby-Steven High Lane-Head, in the County of Westmorland, through Sedbergh to Greeta-Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and from Bracken Bar-Gate, near Askrigg, in the County of York, through Sedbergh to Kirkby Kendal; and also the Road from the Four Lane Ends, in Marthwaite, to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal, in the said County of Westmorland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Scotch Forseited Estates Bill:

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees, by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and to repeal the said Act;" be now read the Third Time."

Which being objected to;

Moved, "That an Amendment be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word ("now") and inserting ("this Day Fortnight")"

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Word "("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Excise Licences Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Licences, to be taken out by the Makers of, and Dealers in, Exciseable Commodities, therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Starch and Soap Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch and Soap."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Distillery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, as well for Home Consumption as for Exportation; and for destroying all Home-made and foreign Spirits, after the Condemnation thereof; and for vesting in His Majesty the Duties of Excise within the Lands of Ferentosh, in the County of Inverness; and for discontinuing, for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hat Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committeee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by Persons vending Hats by Retail; and also certain Duties on Hats sold under such Licences; and for laying additional Duties on all Hats and Caps imported into this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Assay Duty 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 certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported; and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate made in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Excise Licences Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Licences, to be taken out by the Makers of, and Dealers in, Exciseable Commodities therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Starch and Soap Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch and Soap."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Distillery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines, and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in Lieu thereof, and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, as well for Home Consumption, as for Exportation, and for destroying all Home-made and Foreign Spirits after the Condemnation thereof; and for vesting in His Majesty, the Duties of Excise within the Lands of Ferentosh, in the County of Inverness, and for discontinuing, for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum, and Spirits imported from the West-Indies."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hat Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by Persons vending Hats by Retail, and also certain Duties on Hats sold under such Licences; and for laying additional Duties on all Hats and Caps imported into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Assay Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported, and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate, made in Great Britain."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Civil List Revenues, Address for Accounts respecting.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, that there be laid before this House, "An Account of all Monies paid by the Exchequer out of the Produce of the Civil List, arisen before the 10th of October last, in pursuance of any Addresses from either House of Parliament, or for such Services as being originally defrayed out of the Civil List Revenues, have been usually made good by Parliament, and which had not been so made good and replaced on the 26th of December last."

Also, "An Account of all Monies, applicable to the Uses of His Majesty's Civil List, which arose before the 10th of October last, and remained in the Exchequer on the 26th of December last, exclusive of the Nine hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, charged on the Aggregate Fund."

Also, "An Account of all Monies in the Hands of the Officers receiving the same, which had arisen before the 26th of December last, from the Fees or other Gratuities in suppressed Offices, and which were ordered to be collected, and applied by the Treasury in Aid of the Civil List by an Act, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty, to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil List Revenue, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future." Also, "An Account of all Monies remaining in the Hands of the Lord Steward, the Lord Chamberlain, and the Master of the Horse, on the 14th Day of August 1784, distinguishing each Quarter, after satisfying the Payment thereon."

Also, "An Account of all Monies remaining in the Hands of any Person, who had formerly held, or did hold the Office of Secretary of the Treasury, on the said 26th Day of December last, being Balances of Monies issued to them or any of them, for His Majesty's special Service."

Also, "An Account of all other Sums of Money, received in Aid of the Civil List, from the 6th of April 1783, to the said 26th Day of December following."

Also, "An Account of all Imprest Money, applicable to the Uses of His Majesty's Civil List, since the 26th of December 1783."

And also, "An Abstract of the Account, shewing the estimated Annual Charge, of His Majesty's Civil Government, and the Charge of the same for One Year, from the 5th Day of April 1783, to the 5th Day of April 1784, (including the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, applied to cancel Exchequer Bills made out on Credit of the Civil List Revenues), with the Difference between the said Estimate, and the Charge in the above Period, and also distinguishing the Charge in each Quarter."

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

Game Certificates 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, certain Duties on Certificates, issued with respect to the killing of Game."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Tea &c. Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the several Duties on Tea, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in Lieu thereof, and also several Duties on inhabited Houses, and upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts and Coffee; and for repealing the Inland Duties of Excise thereon:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Postage Duty 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 certain additional Rates of Postage, for Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, within the Kingdom of Great Britain, for preventing Frauds in the Revenue, carried on by the Conveyance of certain Goods in Letters and Packets, and for further pre venting Frauds and Abuses, in Relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets, free from Postage."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Silk and Lead Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting additional Duties upon Raw and Thrown Silk, imported into Great Britain, and upon Lead exported from Great Britain, into Parts beyond the Seas, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Silks, and Stuffs mixed with Silk."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Corbitt et al. against Barry and King.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Cuningham Corbitt, John Duguid, and Thomas Scott, Merchants in Glasgow, and the Representatives of the late John Crosse Merchant there; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of July 1778, and 18th of January 1780, also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 25th of November, and 2d of December 1780, and 24th of January 1781, and also of another Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 13th of this Instant August; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that William Barry Merchant in Cork, and James King junior Merchant in Port Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Barry, and James King, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 15th Day of September next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Agent or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Cuningham Corbitt and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Augusti 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Fraseragainst His Majesty's Advocate.

The Answer of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, to the Appeal of the Honourable Archibald Fraser of Lovat, was this Day brought in.

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

Whitworth's Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the several Estates of Richard Whitworth Esquire, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be exchanged for Part of his unsettled Estates in the same County of greater Value;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons, who shall attain or attempt to attain Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in public Houses by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices, so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordshiys' Amendments made thereto.

Game Certificates Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates, issued with respect to the killing of Game."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tea &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the several Duties on Tea, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in Lieu thereof; and also several Duties on inhabited Houses, and upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts and Coffee; and for repealing the Inland Duties of Excise thereon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Postage Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, certain additional Rates of Postage, for Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, within the Kingdom of Great Britain; for preventing Frauds in the Revenue, carried on by the Conveyance of certain Goods, in Letters and Packets, and for further preventing Frauds and Abuses, in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from Postage."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Silk and Lead Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting additional Duties upon Raw and Thrown Silk, imported into Great Britain; and upon Lead exported from Great Britain, into Parts beyond the Seas, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Silks, and Stuffs mixed with Silk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows:

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 granting to His Majesty, a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four; for appropriating the Monies arising by the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry; and also by a Land Tax granted to His Majesty by Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament." "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four." "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Linens, printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain; and for granting certain Duties on Cotton Stuffs, bleached or dyed in Great Britain; and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same; and upon the Importation of Stuffs made of, or mixed with Cotton, not painted, printed, stained, or dyed in Foreign Parts." "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Licences to be taken out by the Makers of, and Dealers in Exciseable Commodities, therein mentioned." "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by Persons vending Hats by Retail; and also certain Duties on Hats sold under such Licences; and for laying additional Duties on all Hats and Caps imported into this Kingdom." "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported; and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate made in Great Britain." "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and for granting in Lieu thereof other Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and upon Wax imported, and upon Licences to make or sell Wax Candles in Great Britain." "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, as well for Home Consumption as for Exportation; and for destroying all Home made and foreign Spirits, after the Condemnation thereof; and for vesting in his Majesty the Duties of Excise within the Lands of Ferentosh, in the County of Inverness; and for discontinuing, for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies." "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch and Soap." "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills and Ordnance Debentures." "An Act for the Relief of the East India Company, with respect to the Payment of certain Sums due to the Public; and to the Acceptance of certain Bills drawn upon the said Company; and for regulating the Dividends to be made by the said Company." "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in this Kingdom." "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second; and to repeal the said Act." "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants." "An Act to revive and continue several Laws relating to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum, shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, relative to the Removal of Wine in Casks to Wine removed in Bottles and other Packages." "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons, and other Offenders; and to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "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 other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the amending, and rendering more effectual the Laws in being relative to Houses of Correction." An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut, or Canal, from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth." "An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts contracted on account of the Poor within the Parish of Christchurch, in the County of Middlesex, for repairing and enlarging the present Workhouse of the said Parish; and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, and Treasurer of the same Parish." "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirkby-Steven High Lane-Head, in the County of Westmorland, through Sedbergh to Greeta Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from Bracken Bar-Gate near Askrigg, in the County of York, through Sedbergh to Kirkby Kendal; and also the Road from the Four Lane Ends, in Marthwaite, to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal, in the said County of Westmorland." "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Reverend John Dewes Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses." An Act to empower Margaret Bowes, Spinster, Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Thoroton, and Anne his Wife, and the Reverend Robert Croft, and Elizabeth his Wife, to grant Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Northumberland, and County Palatine of Durham; and for vesting certain Parts of the same Estates, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; 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, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to 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 Nineteenth Day of August, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, for appropriating the Monies arising by the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry; and also by a Land Tax granted to His Majesty by Two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

3. "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Linens, printed, painted, stained, or dyed in Great Britain; and for granting certain Duties on Cotton Stuffs bleached or dyed in Great Britain; and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same; and upon the Importation of Stuffs made of, or mixed with Cotton, not painted, printed, stained, or dyed in Foreign Parts."

4. "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Licences to be taken out by the Makers of, and Dealers in exciseable Commodities, therein mentioned."

5. "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by Persons vending Hats by Retail; and also certain Duties on Hats sold under such Licences; and for laying additional Duties on all Hats and Caps imported into this Kingdom."

6. "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on all Gold and Silver Plate imported; and also certain Duties on all Gold and Silver wrought Plate made in Great Britain."

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

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

7. "An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain; and for granting in Lieu thereof other Duties upon Wax Candles made in Great Britain, and upon Wax imported, and upon Licences to make or sell Wax Candles in Great Britain."

8. "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption; and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits, as well for Home Consumption as for Exportation; and for destroying all Home-made and foreign Spirits, after the Condemnation thereof; and for vesting in His Majesty the Duties of Excise within the Lands of Ferentosh, in the County of Inverness; and for discontinuing, for a limited Time, certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies."

9. "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch and Soap."

10. "An Act for granting Annuities to satisfy certain Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills and Ordnance Debentures."

11. "An Act for the Relief of the East India Company, with respect to the Payment of certain Sums due to the Public; and to the Acceptance of certain Bills drawn upon the said Company; and for regulating the Dividends to be made by the said Company."

12. "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in this Kingdom."

13. "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to the Heirs of the former Proprietors, upon certain Terms and Conditions, the forfeited Estates in Scotland, which were put under the Management of a Board of Trustees, by an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and to repeal the said Act."

14. "An Act to extend the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for giving His Majesty certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the United States of America, to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom with the British Colonies and Plantations in America, with respect to certain Articles therein mentioned."

15. "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to Pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

16. "An Act to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum, shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, relative to the Removal of Wine in Casks to Wine removed in Bottles and other Packages."

17. "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons, and other Offenders, and to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain cases, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

18. "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 other Purposes therein mentioned."

19. "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the amending and rendering more effectual, the Laws in being relative to Houses of Correction."

20. "An Act for extending, amending, and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut, or Canal, from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut, or Canal of Communication, from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said Canal, at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth."

21. "An Act for raising Money to discharge Debts contracted on account of the Poor within the Parish of Christchurch, in the County of Middlesex; for repairing and enlarging the present Workhouse of the said Parish; and for further regulating the Manner of rating to the Poor, appointing Overseers, and preserving all Accounts relating to the Offices of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor, and Treasurer of the same Parish."

22. "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirkby-Steven High Lane Head, in the County of Westmorland, through Sedbergh to Greeta Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from Bracken Bar-Gate, near Askrigg, in the County of York, through Sedbergh to Kirkby Kendal; and also the Road from the Four Lane Ends in Marthwaite to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirkby Kendal, in the said County of Westmorland."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

23. "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Reverend John Dewes Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses."

24. "An Act to empower Margaret Bowes Spinster, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Thoroton and Anne his Wife, and the Reverend Robert Crost and Elizabeth his Wife, to grant Leases of their settled Estates, in the County of Northumberland and County Palatine of Durham, and for vesting certain Parts of the same Estates in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase-Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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.

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, He would give Directions accordingly."

Civil List Revenue, Accounts delivered.

The Lord Sydney delivered to the House, pursuant to the Address of Yesterday,

"An Abstract of the Account shewing the estimated annual Charge of His Majesty's Civil Government, and the Charge of the same for One Year, from the 5th Day of April 1783 to the 5th Day of April 1784 (including the Sum of Fifty Thousand Pounds applied to cancel Exchequer Bills made out on the Credit of the Civil List Revenues), with the Difference between the said Estimate and the Charge in the above Period; and distinguishing the Charge in each Quarter."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being informed, "That Mr. Townshend attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of all the Money in the Hands of the Four Tellers of the Exchequer, which has arisen before the 26th of December 1783, from the Fees, &c. of the suppressed Offices, and which were ordered to be collected and applied by the Treasury in Aid of the Civil List, by an Act, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon the Civil List Revenue, and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Hughson attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of all Sums of Money received in Aid of the Civil List, from the 6th Day of April 1783, to the 26th Day of December following."

Also, "An Account of all Imprest Money applicable to the Uses of His Majesty's Civil List, since the 26th Day of December 1783."

Also, "An Account of all Money applicable to the Uses of His Majesty's Civil List, which arose before the 10th Day of October last, and remained in the Exchequer on the 26th Day of December last, exclusive of the £900,000 per Annum, charged on the aggregate Fund."

And also, "An Account of all Money paid by the Exchequer out of the Produce of the Civil List, arisen before the 10th of October last, in pursuance of any Addresses from Parliament, or for such Services as being originally defrayed out of the Civil List Revenues, have been usually made good by Parliament, and which had not been so made good and replaced on the 26th Day of December last."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Daws attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of all Money received as Fees, being those annually demanded at the late Office for Trade and Plantations, from the Suppression thereof until the 26th Day of December last, remaining in the Hands of the First Clerk of the Secretary of State's Office for the Home Department."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Davis attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"Account of all the Money issued to the Earl of Salisbury, as Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, shewing what remains in his Lordship's Hands."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Mallet attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

Account of Money received in His Majesty's Office of Robes, for Fees of Honour and Homage, before the 26th of December 1783."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Mitford attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of Money in the Hands of the Secretaries of the Treasury, on the 26th December 1783, being the Balances of Monies issued to them for His Majesty's special Service."

Also, "An Account of Fees on Allowances, &c. to Ministers of Vaudois Churches, and others, formerly paid by the Paymaster of the Pensions, and received before the 26th December last, and now in the Hands of Thomas Cotton, of the Treasury."

And also, "An Account of Fees received by the late William Egerton Esquire, Plate and Jewel Officer, before the 26th December last, and remaining in the Hands of his Representatives."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Parker attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of Fees received in the Master of the Horse's Office, from Midsummer 1782 to Christmas 1783."

Also, "An Account of all Monies remaining in the Hands of the Master of the Horse, on the 14th of August 1784."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

The House being also informed, "That Mr. Nicol attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"An Account of all Monies remaining in the Hands of Sir Francis Henry Drake Baronet, Master of His Majesty's Household, who acted as Paymaster of the Lord Steward's Department thereof for the Half Year, commenced the 1st July, and ended 31st December 1782."

Also, "An Account of all Fees in suppressed Offices, stopped by Sir Francis Henry Drake Baronet, Master of His Majesty's Household, who acted as Paymaster of the Lord Steward's Department thereof for the Half Year, commenced the 1st Day of July, and ended the 31st December 1782."

Also, "An Account of Fees detained by George Talbot Esquire, Paymaster of the Household, before the 26th December last."

And also, "An Account of the Balance in the Hands of George Talbot Esquire, Paymaster of the Household, 14th August 1784."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Augusti 1784.

R E X.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps WalliÆ.

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
Comes Morton.
Comes Bredalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ailesbury.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates issued, with respect to the killing of Game."

2. "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain additional Rates of Postage, for Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, within the Kingdom of Great Britain, for preventing Frauds in the Revenue, carried on by the Conveyance of certain Goods in Letters and Packets, and for further preventing Frauds and Abuses, in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets, free from Postage."

3. "An Act for granting additional Duties upon Raw and thrown Silk imported into Great Britain, and upon Lead exported from Great Britain into Parts beyond the Seas, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Silks, and Stuffs mixed with Silk."

4. "An Act for repealing the several Duties on Tea, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in Lieu thereof, and also several Duties on inhabited Houses, and upon the Importation of Cocoa-Nuts and Coffee, and for repealing the Inland Duties of Excise thereon."

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

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

5. "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in Public Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices, so far as the same relates to the preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods, and for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

6. "An Act for vesting Part of the several Estates of Richard Whitworth Esquire, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be exchanged for Part of his unsettled Estates in the same County, of greater Value."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

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

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I cannot close this Session of Parliament, without returning you My warmest Thanks, for the eminent Proofs you have given of your zealous and diligent Attention to the Public Service.

The happiest Effects may be expected from the Provisions which you have made for the better Government of India, and from the Institution of a Tribunal so peculiarly adapted to the Trial of Offences committed in that distant Country.

I observe with great Satisfaction the Laws which you have passed for the Preservation and Improvement of the Revenue. No Exertions shall be wanting on my Part to give them Vigour and Effect.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The Zeal and Liberality with which you have provided for the Exigencies of the Public Service, and the Assistance which you have given Me to prevent a growing Arrear in the Expences of My Civil List, demand My particular Thanks.

I feel in common with you, for the unavoidable Burthens of My People.

The Importance of effectually supporting Our National Credit, after a long and exhausting War, can alone reconcile Me to so painful a Necessity. I trust, the same Consideration will enable My faithful Subjects to meet it, as they have uniformly done, with Fortitude and Patience.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

The Definitive Treaty which has been signed with the States General of the United Provinces, and the Peace concluded in India, as well as the Assurances which I receive from Foreign Powers, promise the Continuance of general Tranquillity.

I trust therefore, that after so laborious a Session, it will not be found necessary to call you again together at a very early Period.

"Many important Objects, with respect to Our Trade and Commerce, which could not now be provided for, will naturally require your Attention after the Recess, and such Regulations will, I trust, be framed after a full Investigation, as shall be found best calculated to promote the Wealth and Prosperity of all the Parts of the Empire."

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

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the 26th Day of October next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the 26th Day of October next."