House of Lords Journal Volume 37
May 1785 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: May 1785 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 276-291. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116772 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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May 1785 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 23o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

McInnes against Moir:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Janet McInnes, lawful Daughter of the deceased Mr. John McInnes, some Time Minister of the Gospel at Coldstone, and Relict of Captain Alexander Fairbairn, late of the 62d Regiment of Foot; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, of the 23d of August and 11th of September 1782, and 23d of June 1783; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of November 1783; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 16th of July 1782, and 24th of January, and 10th of February 1784; and praying, "That the same 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 Alexander Moir put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 several Interlocutors, therein complained of, be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Richmond Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal Part of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Richmond in the Country of Surrey, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, and for making new Provisions for the Relief and Employment of the Poor; for the Repairs of the Highways, the paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets and other Places in the Town and Parish of Richmond aforesaid; for the Removal and Prevention of Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; for enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the said Parish for the Use of the Poor, and to enable the Vestrymen of the said Parish to erect a Workhouse thereon; and to purchase Land for a Burial Ground, and also to enable His Majesty to shut up a Lane within the said Parish called Love Lane."

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. Pepys and Mr. Thompson:

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

Tollemache's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Wilbraham Tollemache, and the several other Persons therein mentioned, to grant Building Leases of certain Parts of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Country Palatine of Chester, (devised by the Will of the Right Honourable Lionel late Earl of Dysart,) upon the Terms and Restrictions therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Parnell's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a sufficient Part of the Estates of Hugh Parnell a Lunatic, for Payment of his Debts and Incumbrances, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Maxwell's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Drummodie and others, lying in the Country of Wigton, in Sir William Maxwell of Munreith Baronet in Fee-Tail, and for vesting in the said Sir William Maxwell, his Heirs and Assigns in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Little Killantrae and others, lying in the same Country, in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Donnington Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Donnington upon Baine in the Country of Lincoln;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Coxe's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain detached Parts of the settled Estates of Henry Hippisley Coxe Esquire, in Somersetshire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, and for enabling the Tenants for Life to grant as well Leases of the Coal Mines as other Leases;" and to acquaint this House, That that have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Trent and Mersey Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, and the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from Birmingham to Fazeley, to make a navigable Canal from the said Trent and Mersey Navigation on Fradley Heath in the Country of Stafford, to Fazeley in the said Country; and for confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the said Trent and Mersey, the Oxford and the Coventry Canal Navigation Companies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bancrost's Patent Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Edward Bancroft Doctor in Physic, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, the sole Property of his Invention or Discovery of the Use and Application of certain Vegetables for dyeing, staining, printing and painting certain valuable Colours, throughout that Part of His Majesty's Kingdom of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, for a limited Time."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
M. Buckingham.
E. Westmorland.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Ferrers.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Townshend.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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.

Walwyn's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of James Walwyn Esquire, in the Country of Hereford, in the said James Walwyn in Fee-Simple, and for settling other Estates of the said James Walwyn, in the said Country of greater Value in Lieu thereof," stands committed, be revived and meet on Wednesday next.

Burlton against King:

Upon reading the Petition of Christopher King Defendant in a Writ of Error, depending in this House, wherein Philip Burlton Esquire is Plaintiff, setting forth, That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Bancroft's Patent Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Edward Bancroft Doctor in Physic, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Property of his Invention or Discovery of the Use and Application of certain Vegetables for dyeing, staining, printing and painting certain valuable Colours throughout that Part of His Majesty's Kingdom of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, for a limited Time," 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."

Beverley, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving certain Low Grounds and Carrs in the several Parishes of Saint John in Beverley and of Skidby, in the East Riding of the Country of York," was committed.

Woodmansey Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving certain Lands, Grounds, Carrs, and Common Pastures in Woodmansey, Thearne, Weel, and Skidby, all in the Parishes of Saint John in Beverley, and of Skidby in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wimborne Minster Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Crofts, and Common Meadows, and for draining and improving certain Common Moors within the Parish of Wimborne Minster, in the Country of Dorset;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Sir J. Shelley's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates, and such of the Estates of the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, deceased, which upon his Death descended to his Son Sir John Shelley Baronet, an Infant, as his Heir at Law, in Trustees, for the Purposes within mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ashborne Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord George Cavendish and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley in the Country of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Romsey Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the End of Stanbridge Lane near a Barn in the Parish of Romsey to the Turnpike Road at Middle Wallop, and from the Turnpike Road between Stanbridge Lane aforesaid and Great Bridge to the Turnpike Road at Stockbridge, and from the Garden of Henry Hattat at Awbridge to the Garden Wall of Denys Rolle Esquire at East Tuderley, and from Lockerley Mill Stream to East Dean Gate, and from the said Garden Wall to the Turnpike Road leading from Stockbridge aforesaid in the Country of Southampton to Salisbury;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Agnew's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to sell such Parts of the Estates of Barnbarroch and Sheuchan, lying in the County of Wigtown and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, belonging to Robert Agnew Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting either of those Estates, and for vesting the Remainder in Fee-tail to the same Heirs, and under the same Limitations as are mentioned in the Deed of Entail thereof, bearing Date the Twenty-ninth Day of December One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dumfries Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scott's Dyke in the Country of Dumfries by or through the Villages of Langholm and Hawick to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Milton's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Cottage or Tenement used as and for a School House, and other Hereditaments in or near the Town of Milton in the Country of Dorset, in Joseph Lord Milton and his Heirs, in Lieu of or in Compensation for a Messuage or Tenement and Garden situate and being in the Town of Blandford Forum of greater Value;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Shaftoe's Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Charity of John Shaftoe of Nether Warden, in the County of Northumberland Clerk, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Collignon's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing William Henry Collignon;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Woollen Manufacture Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted in the Counties of Bedford, Huntingdon Northampton, Leicester, Rutland, and Lincoln, and the Isle of Ely."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bucks.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Bagot.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Sommers.

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.

Imhoff for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Imhoff, praying Leave to bring in Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing "Charles Imhoff."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ryan against Topping:

Upon reading the Petition of Michael Topping Defendant, in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Edward Ryan is Plaintiff:

Taylor against Blackenhagen and Cutler:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of Theophilus Christian Blackenhagen and Henry Cutler Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein David Taylor is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writs of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writs of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Sidlesham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Waste or Common in the Parish of Sidlesham in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ayr Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge across the River of Ayr, at the Town of Ayr;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Inglis' Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, " An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Inglis Esquire, with Ann Stewart his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same, and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And Mr. Erskine and Mr. Piggott appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no one attending as Counsel for Mrs.Inglis:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And Mr. Erskine was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof:

Then Benjamin Hadden was called, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knew Mrs. Inglis, and that he had personally served her with a Copy of the Bill at her House in Princes Street Westminster."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then, in order to prove the Marriage, Joseph Palmer was called, who being sworn, produced the Original Register of the Parish of Saint Anne's Westminster, and read thereout the following Entry:

"John Inglis and Ann Stewart, both of this Parish, were married in this Church by Licence, A. C. the 24th Day of January, 1770.

By me R. Hind, Rector.

This Marriage was solemnized between us,

John Inglis. Ann Stewart.

In the Presence of us,

Charles Stewart junior. Sarah Middleton."

And being asked, "If he knew where the Witnesses to the said Marriage were," said, "They were dead."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Jane Stewart was called, who being sworn acquainted the House, "That she was Sister to Mrs. Inglis, and was present at the Celebration of the Marriage between Captain Inglis and her Sister, then Miss Anne Stewart, on the 24th of January 1770." Being shewn the Signature of Ann Stewart, in the Register of the said Parish of Saint Anne's Westminster, and interrogated, "Whether it was Mrs. Inglis's Hand Writing ?" said, "If it were her HandWriting, it was better written than her Sister Mrs.Inglis wrote in general." Being asked, "If she thought it was her Hand Writing notwithstanding it was so much better written?" repeated the same Answer. Being further asked, "If she knew that her Sister had lived with Captain Inglis as his Wife?" said, "She did."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Benjamin Hadden was again called, and produced an Office Copy of the Record of the King's Bench of a Judgement by Default given in that Court, in Hilary Term 1784, against Joseph Lancaster, for criminal Conversation with the said Mrs.Inglis, and of the Writ of Enquiry thereon: the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the original definitive Sentence of Divorce against the said Mrs. Inglis for Adultery with the said Joseph Lancaster; and read the same at the Bar.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Antrim was called, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knew Captain and Mrs. Inglis very well; that they came to lodge at her House in Gosport in the Month of April 1780; that Captain Inglis continued to lodge with the Witness till the Month of May following, when he went on board the Zephyr Sloop of War which he commanded, and left Mrs. Inglis behind him in the Witness's House; that soon after Captain Inglis was gone abroad, namely, some Time in the Month of June following, Mr. Lancaster came to lodge with the Witness, shortly after which he and Mrs. Inglis, who took her Child with her, went away together to another Lodging at one Mr. Hall's, on Portsmouth Common, whither the Witness followed them and saw them." Being asked, "How long Mr. Lancaster lodged in her House from his first coming to his going with Mrs. Inglis?" said, "It might be about Twelve Days." Being asked, "If she made any Observations upon the Conduct of Mr. Lancaster and Mrs. Inglis during the above Time?" said, "That they constantly eat and drank together, conversed in French, sastened the Door of the Parlour when the Maid Servant was out; that Mrs. Inglis was frequently in Mr. Lancaster's Bed Chamber, and he in her Bed Chamber; but the Witness could not say whether they ever sastened either of the Bed Chamber Doors." Being asked, "If she knew how long they continued to lodge at Mr. Hall's?" said, "about a Fortnight or Three Weeks."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Anne Atkinson was called, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she came to live as Servant in a Mr. Daniel Kirk's House in the Year 1781; that Mr. Lancaster and Mrs. Inglis, who then went by the Name of Mrs. Lancaster, lodged in the House, and she was hired as Servant to them; that they lived to the Witness's Knowledge, as Man and Wife for Three Weeks together, and slept together in the same Bed; that she had heard Mrs. Inglis say, her Husband, whom she called Captain Inglis, was dead; that in the Month of April 1781 Two Gentlemen, whom she afterwards understood to be Captain Inglis, and Mr. James Stewart, Mrs. Inglis's Brother, came to Mr. Kirk's House and asked for Mrs. Inglis; that the Witness, who went to the Door, said Mrs. Lancaster lived there, who had formerly been Mrs. Inglis; that Captain Inglis said, "That was all one." That Mr. James Stewart pushed forward, and Mr. Lancaster opened the Parlour Door to them; that she did not know what passed; but heard very high Words; that Captain Inglis and Mr. Stewart insisted on Mrs. Inglis, who was above in her Room, coming down Stairs, which at last she did, and upon seeing Captain Inglis, confessed he was her Husband, asked him, from whence he came," and said, "She thought he was dead:" That Captain Inglis sent for the Child from School and took it away; that she never saw Mrs. Inglis till she went to live with Mr. Kirk."

She was directed to withdraw.

James Stewart was then called, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was Brother to Mrs. Inglis, and that the Person whom he saw at Mr. Kirk's House, when he went there with Captain Inglis, as the last mentioned Witness mentioned, was certainly his (the Witness's) Sister."

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Morgan against Jones et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Charles Morgan Esquire is Appellant, and William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife and others are Respondents, et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Woollen Manufacture Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted in the Countries of Bedford, Huntingdon, Northampton, Leicester, Rutland and Lincoln and the Isle of Ely," 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."

Walwyn's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of James Walwyn Esquire, in the Country of Hereford, in the said James Walwyn in Fee-Simple, and for settling other Estates of the said James Walwyn, in the said County of greater Value in Lieu thereof," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

York Castle Debtors Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in York Castle, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying, for the Reasons therein mentioned, That their Lordships will be pleased to take their deplorable Cases into Consideration, and extend such Relief to the poor Insolvents of every Denomination, as to their Lordships in their Wisdom shall seem meet:

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

Inglis's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Inglis Esquire, with Ann Stewart his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Friday next.

Treasurer of the Navy, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Office of the Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Levi's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Barnard Levi;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gibraltar Garrison Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison, and Naval Department at Gibraltar, the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, 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;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Beverley, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving, certain Low Grounds, and Carrs, in the several Parishes of Saint John in Beverley, and of Skidby, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Woodmansey, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving certain Lands, Grounds, Carrs, and Common Pastures, in Woodmansey, Thearne, Weal, and Skidby, all in the Parishes of Saint John in Beverley, and of Skidby, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bancroft's Patent Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Edward Bancroft Doctor in Physic, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Property of his Invention, or Discovery of the Use and Application of certain Vegetables, for dyeing, staining, printing, and painting certain valuable Colours, throughout that Part of His Majesty's Kingdom of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, for a limited Time."

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.Pepys and Mr.Thomson:

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

Ashborne Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for widening, and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley, in the County of Derby."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Sydney.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Sommers.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Mercer et al. against Duff et al.

The Answer of Dorothea Duff and others, to the Cross Appeal of William Mercer of Aldie Esquire and others, was this Day brought in.

Morgan against Jones et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Charles Morgan Esquire is Appellant, and William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife and others are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, and that the Counsel be called in at Twelve o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Walwyn's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of James Walwyn Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in the said James Walwyn in Fee-simple, and for settling other Estates of the said James Walwyn in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Thomson:

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

Treasurer of the Navy Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Office of the Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy."

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.

Woollen Manufacture Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of Bedford, Huntingdon, Northampton, Leicester, Rutland and Lincoln, and the Isle of Ely."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sidlesham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Waste or Common in the Parish of Sidlesham in the County of Sussex."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Abercorn.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Courtenay.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Milton.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.

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

E. Dundonald's Patent Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Adam Ferguson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Archibald Earl of Dundonald, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a Method of extracting or making Tar, Pitch, Essential Oils, Volatile Alkali, Mineral Acids, Salts and Cinders, from Pit Coal throughout His Majesty's Dominions, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Topp's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Hill and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of John Topp Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in Trustees to be sold, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies and the Costs of Suit, pursuant to the Directions of the Court of Chancery, and for discharging Part of the Estates so vested from a perpetual yearly Rent Charge, and for subjecting Part of the said John Topp's devised Estates to the Payment thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Reading Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways in the Borough of Reading in the County of Berks, for better repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, in the said Borough, and for removing Encroachments Obstructions and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Trent and Mersey Navigations, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation, and some of whom are also Proprietors of the Oxford Canal Navigation, in Behalf of themselves and the other Proprietors of the said Coventry and Oxford Canal Navigations, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, and the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from Birmingham to Fazeley, to make a Navigable Canal from the said Trent and Mersey Navigation on Fradley Heath in the County of Stafford, to Fazeley in the said County, and for confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the said Trent and Mersey, the Oxford, and the Coventry Canal Navigation Companies;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Wilkes of Over Seal in the County of Leicester, Gentleman:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or their Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Osborne's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Elizabeth Osborne, William Symonds, Thomas Symonds Powell, and John Moore Green, their Heirs or Assigns, to convey certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Clehonger in the County of Hereford, and which are now subject to the Trusts of the Will of the late John Smith Esquire, in Exchange for other Lands in the same County of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively upon the Trusts of the said Will of the said John Smith," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Bp. Bangor or Lord Penrhyn's Estate Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Llandegay in the County of Carnarvon, belonging to the Trustees of the Free School of Beaumaris, in the Right Honourable Richard Lord Penrhyn and his Heirs, upon certain Terms and Conditions therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Debtor's Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Imprisonment of Debtors on mesne Process, and for the more effectual Recovery of Debts, by obliging Debtors to make a Discovery of and deliver up their Estates and Effects for the Benefit of their Creditors, and for the Relief of Insolvent and Punishment of fraudulent Debtors," be read a second Time on Wednesday next, and the Lords summoned.

Fosfont Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Common Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Fosfont, Swallowclift, Ebesborne, Wake, Broadchalk, Bowerchalk, Alvedeston, Bishopston and Fifield, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cotes' Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of John Cotes Esquire, in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Levi's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Barnard Levi."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dumfries Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scott's Dyke in the County of Dumfries, by or through the Villages of Langholm and Hawick, to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kidderminster Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, new pewing, seating, and erecting Galleries, and making other Alterations and Additions in and to the Parish Church of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Spalding Bridge Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Roads from the High Bridge in Spalding, to a certain Place called Tydd Goat in the County of Lincoln, and from Sutton Saint Mary's to Sutton Wash in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hanmer's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effectuate a Partition of the Estates of Job Hanmer Esquire, the Reverend Erasmus Warren Clerk, and Sir Thomas Charles Banbury Baronet, in the Counties of Suffolk and Essex;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Inglis's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Chedworth (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Inglis Esquire, with Ann Stewart his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, and the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from Birmingham to Fazeley, to make a Navigable Canal from the said Trent and Mersey Navigation on Fradley Heath in the County of Stafford, to Fazeley in the said County; and for confirming certain Articles of Agreement, entered into between the said Trent and Mersey, the Oxford, and the Coventry Canal Navigation Companies," be read a second Time on Monday next.

Schrieber to take the Name of Lateward Bill.

The Earl Gower presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 29th of April last), a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Schrieber Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Lateward."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mercer et al. against Mercer et al.

The House being informed, "That William Mercer of Aldie, and others Respondents to the Appeal of Charles Mercer Esquire, and others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Robert Boswell Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 30o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P.S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

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

Morgan against Jones et al:

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday and Friday last as this Day, upon the original Petition and Appeal of Charles Morgan Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 4th of February 1783; also of certain Parts of Two Orders of the said Court of the 30th of April 1783, and 14th of May 1784; and also of another Order of the said Court of the 4th of August 1784, made in a certain Cause wherein the said Charles Morgan was Plaintiff; and Lady Rachel Morgan Widow, deceased, William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, George Augustus Cavendish Esquire (commonly called Lord George Augustus Cavendish) Frederick Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord Frederick Cavendish,) and John Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord John Cavendish,) were Defendants; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" and likewise upon the Cross-Appeal of William Jones Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, which Elizabeth is Administratrix of her late Mother Lady Rachel Morgan, deceased, and the Right Honourable George Augustus Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord George Augustus Cavendish,) the Right Honourable Frederick Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord Frederick Cavendish,) and the Right Honourable John Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord John Cavendish,) complaining of certain Parts of Three Orders of the Court of Chancery of the 30th of April 1783, the 14th of May 1784, and 4th of August 1784, made in a certain Cause, wherein Charles Morgan Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Petitioners were Defendants; and praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to vary the said Orders in such Respects or Particulars as are complained of; or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the joint and several Answer of William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, George Augustus Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord George Augustus Cavendish,) Frederick Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord Frederick Cavendish,) and John Cavendish Esquire, (commonly called Lord John Cavendish,) put in to the said Original Appeal, and the Answer of Charles Morgan Esquire put into the said Cross Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Order of the 30th of April 1783, complained of in the said Cross Appeal, as over-rules the Second Exception of the Appellants in the said Cross Appeal to the Master's Report of the 13th of July 1782 be reversed; and that the said Second Exception be allowed, in so far as relates to the Sum of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-five Pounds Ten Shillings, Part of the Sum of Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy Pounds Two Shillings and Sixpence, and to the Master's Certificate that the said Sum of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-five Pounds Ten Shillings was paid on Account of the Rent Charge of Two Thousand Pounds per Annum; and also in so far as relates to the Master's Certificate, that only Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-four Pounds Eleven Shillings and Fourpence was due for the said Rent Charge, instead of the Sum of Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Pounds One Shilling and Fourpence, which appears to be due for the same: And it is further ordered and adjudged, That the said Report of the Master be varied accordingly: And it is further ordered and adjudged, That in Consequence thereof, the Decretal Order of the 4th of August 1784, also complained of in the said Cross Appeal, be amended by leaving out after the Words ("Four per Cent. on the Sum of") the Words ("Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-four Pounds Eleven Shillings and Threepence Halfpenny,") and inserting instead thereof the following Words; ("Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred and Nine Pounds One Shilling and Fourpence"): And it is further ordered and adjudged, That the said Decretal Order be further amended, by leaving out after the Words ("in respect of the") the Words ("Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-four Pounds Eleven Shillings and Threepence Halfpenny") and inserting instead thereof the following Words; ("Nineteen Thousand Six Hun dred and Ninety Pounds One Shilling and Fourpence"): And it is further ordered and adjudged, That the said Order be further amended by leaving out from the Words ("original Bill") to the Words ("into the Bank"): And it is further ordered and adjudged, That, with these Amendments, the said several Orders complained of in the said Appeals be and the same are hereby affirmed.

Treasurer of the Navy, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Office of the Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ashborne Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley, in the County of Derby," 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."

Levi's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Barnard Levi," was committed.

Whitechapel Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Whitechapel Church, in the County of Middlesex, to Shenfield and the furthermost Part of the Parish of Woodford, towards Epping, and from the Causeway in the Parish of Low Layton to the End of the said Parish of Woodford, next Chigwell, and through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn, in the County of Essex, and for lighting and watching the said Road from Whitechapel Church to the Four Mile Stones in the Rumford and Woodford Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Bills 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 Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand Seven hundred and eighty-five;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cheltenham Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from a Place called Piff's Elm in the Tewkesbury Turnpike Road, through Cheltenham to Elston Church, and from thence to Coombend Beeches in the Road from Cirencester to Gloucester, and from the Market House in Cheltenham to the Burford Turnpike Road at a Place called Pewsdon Ash, and from Cheltenham to the Road from Gloucester to London, at or near a House called Kilkenny, and from the Direction Post in Bembridge Field through Birdlip, to join the Road from Gloucester to Bath, at or near Painswick, and at a House called the Harrow, all in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trent and Mersey Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, and the Company of the Proprietors of the Navigation from Birmingham to Fazeley, to make a Navigable Canal from the said Trent and Mersey Navigation on Fradley Heath, in the County of Stafford, to Fazeley in the said County; and for confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the said Trent and Mersey, the Oxford, and the Coventry Canal Navigation Companies;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Petition of the Proprietors of the Coventry and Oxford Canals Navigation, also the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation, and also the Petition of Joseph Wilkes Gentleman, praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, were read.

Then Mr. Erskine was heard on Behalf of all the Petitioners; and called,

Michael Chambers Clerk to the Company of Proprietors of the Oxford Canal Navigation, who was sworn and examined as to whether any Notice had been inserted in the Oxford and Coventry News-Papers, of a special Meeting of the Proprietors, ratifying the Agreement entered into at Coleshill, on the 20th of June 1782.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Jessop Engineer was called in, and being sworn, was examined as to the Practicability of making a Communication between the Grand Trunk, Coventry, Birmingham, and Fazeley Canal, by making the Rivers Trent, Thame, and Anker navigable, and as to whether the same could be completed at less Expence than by the Extension of the Coventry Canal from Atherstone to Fradley Heath; and as to the Advantage to arise from navigating upon the said Rivers in Respect of the Price of Tonnage of Goods, and also of the Safety and Dispatch of the same in Preference to navigating upon the said Canal; as also the Disadvantage on the other Hand.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 31o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalhane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Atkinson against the King, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the Hearing of Counsel upon the Petition of Christopher Atkinson Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the King is Defendant, praying, for the Reasons assigned in the said Petition, "That their Lordships would be pleased to order the proper Officer, (who has refused,) to enter an Award of the Writs of Certiorari according to the Prayer of the Assignment of Errors;" and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the First and Second Counsel for the Petitioner having been heard:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further hearing of Counsel upon the said Petition, be put off till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend.

E. Dundonald's Patent Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Archibald Earl of Dundonald, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a Method of extracting or making Tar, Pitch, Essential Oils, Volatile Alkali, Mineral Acids, Salts, and Cinders, from Pit Coal throughout His Majesty's Dominions, for a limited Time."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
M. Buckingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Bredalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Northington.
E. Chatham.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Beaulieu.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Sommers.

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.

Borrett's Bill, specially reported:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain real Estates belonging to Thomas Borrett Esquire, and Martha his Wife, situate in the Counties of Bedford and Surrey, and comprized in Settlements made upon and after their Marriage, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned; and for vesting other Parts of their settled Estates, situate in the County of Kent, for the separate Use of the said Martha Borrett, and to other Uses, the same as in former Settlements thereof:"

That in Obedience to their Lordships' Commands, the Committee had met and made some Progress in the Matter to them referred.

That Thomas Borrett Esquire the Petitioner, appeared before the Committee, and most humbly prayed the passing of the Bill.

That the Committee examined Mrs. Borrett separately and apart from her Husband, when the also most humbly prayed the passing of the Bill.

That all the surviving Trustees under the different Settlements, appeared personally, and signified their Consents to the Bill.

The Committee find, That if this Bill should pass into a Law, the younger Children of Mr. and Mrs. Borrett, if any such should ever be born hereafter, will be deprived of the Sum of £7,500, Part of the Fund of £10,000 provided for their Portions, without any other Provision for their Benefit, being substituted in Lieu thereof.

The Committee find that Mrs. Borrett attained the Age of Forty-six Years in the Month of December last; that the hath been married to Mr. Borrett upwards of Nineteen Years, and never hath had any Children from which and from the Examination of Three Witnesses, one of whom is an eminent Physician and Manmidwife, and the other also an eminent Man-midwife, and the Third a Lady Aunt to Mrs. Borrett, and intimately acquainted with her from her Infancy, it doth not appear probable that she ever will have any: That the Opinion of those Witnesses is founded more particularly upon the Circumstance of Mrs. Borrett's having miscarried very soon after her Marriage, and never having been with Child since.

The Committee therefore request their Lordships' Instructions, how they are to proceed further upon a Point so delicate in its Nature."

Instructions to Committee.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, that they do proceed on the said Bill, taking Care that the £7,500 charged as Portions for the younger Children, be secured for such younger Children, in case any shall hereafter be born.

Inglis's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Inglis Esquire, with Ann Stewart his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Osborne's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Elizabeth Osborne, William Symonds, Thomas Symonds Powell, and John Moore Green, their Heirs or Assigns, to convey certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Clehonger, in the County of Hereford, and which are now subject to the Trusts of the Will of the late John Smith Esquire, in Exchange for other Lands in the same County, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively, upon the Trusts of the said Will of the said John Smith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bp. Bangor or Ld. Penrhyn's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Llandegay, in the County of Carnarvon, belonging to the Trustees of the Free School of Beaumaris, in the Right Honourable Richard Lord Penrhyn, of the Kingdom of Ireland, and his Heirs, upon certain Terms and Conditions 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, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Treasurer of the Navy, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Office of the Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Conference desired by H. C. relative to Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Graham and others:

To desire a Conference with this House, upon a Matter of the highest Importance, to the general Interest and Welfare of the British Empire.

Who being withdrawn:

The Messengers were again called in, and acquainted, That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords do agree to a Conference with that House, as desired by them, and appoint the same presently in the Painted Chamber.

Managers appointed:

The Lords following, were named Managers of the Conference; (videlicet)

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Manchester.
M. Buckingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons, were ready for the Conference in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

Conference reported.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by Mr. Pitt, who delivered to them several Resolutions come to by the Commons, relating to the Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland; together with a printed Copy of the Minutes of the Evidence, taken before the Committee of the House of Commons, upon which they passed the said Resolutions."

Which Resolutions are as follows; (videlicet)

1. "Resolved, That it is highly important to the General Interests of the British Empire, that the Intercourse and Commerce between Great Britain and Ireland, should be finally regulated on permanent and equitable Principles, for the mutual Benefit of both Countries."

2. "Resolved, That it is consistent with the essential Interests of the Manufactures, Revenue, Commerce, and Navigation of Great Britain, that a full Participation of Commercial Advantages, should be permanently secured to Ireland, whenever a Provision equally permanent and secure, shall be made by the Parliament of that Kingdom, towards defraying in Proportion to its growing Prosperity, the necessary Expences in Time of Peace, of protecting the Trade and general Interests of the Empire."

3. "Resolved, That towards carrying into full Effect so desirable a Settlement, it is fit and proper that all Articles not the Growth or Manufacture of Great Britain or Ireland, except those of the Growth, Pr duce, or Manufacture of any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope, to the Streights of Magellan, should be imported into each Kingdom from the other reciprocally, under the same Regulations and at the same Duties (if subject to Duties), to which they would be liable, when imported directly from the Country or Place, from whence the same may have been imported into Great Britain, or Ireland respectively, as the Case may be, and that all Duties originally paid on Importation into either Country respectively, except on Arrack and Foreign Brandy, and on Rum and all Sorts of Strong Waters, not imported from the British Colonies in the West Indies, shall be fully drawn back on Exportation to the other; but nevertheless that the Duties shall continue to be protected and guarded as at present, by witholding the Drawback until a Certificate from the proper Officers of the Revenue, in the Kingdom to which the Export may be made, shall be returned and compared with the Entry outwards."

4. "Resolved, That it is highly important to the general Interests of the British Empire, that the Laws for regulating Trade and Navigation, should be the same in Great Britain and Ireland, and therefore that it is essential towards carrying into Effect the present Settlement, that all Laws which have been made or shall be made in Great Britain, for securing exclusive Privileges to the Ships and Mariners of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Colonies and Plantations, and for regulating and restraining the Trade of the British Colonies and Plantations, (such Laws imposing the same Restraints, and conferring the same Benefits on the Subjects of both Kingdoms,) should be in Force in Ireland, by Laws to be passed in the Parliament of that Kingdom, for the same Time and in the same Manner as in Great Britain."

5. "Resolved, That it is further essential to this Settlement, that all Goods and Commodities of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of British or Foreign Colonies in America or the West Indies, and the British or Foreign Settlements on the Coast of Africa, imported into Ireland, should on Importation be subject to the same Duties and Regulations, as the like Goods are or from Time to Time, shall be subject to upon Importation into Great Britain, or if prohibited to be imported into Great Britain, shall be prohibited in like Manner from being imported into Ireland."

6. "Resolved, That in Order to prevent illicit Practices, injurious to the Revenue and Commerce of both Kingdoms, it is expedient that all Goods whether of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain or Ireland or of any Foreign Country, which shall hereafter be imported into Great Britain, from Ireland, or into Ireland from Great Britain, should be put (by Laws to be passed in the Parliaments of the Two Kingdoms) under the same Regulations, with respect to Bonds, Cockets, and other Instruments, to which the like Goods are now subject, in passing from One Port of Great Britain to another."

7. "Resolved, That for the like Purpose, it is also expedient that when any Goods the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the British West India Islands, or any other of the British Colonies or Plantations, shall be shipped from Ireland for Great Britain, they should be accompanied with such original Certificates of the Revenue Officers of the said Colonies, as shall be required by Law on Importation into Great Britain, and that when the whole Quantity included in One Certificate, shall not be shipped at any One Time, the original Certificate, properly endorsed as to Quantity, should be sent with the First Parcel, and to identify the Remainder if shipped within a Time to be limited, New Certificates should be granted, by the principal Officers of the Ports in Ireland, extracted from a Register of the original Documents, specifying the Quantities before shipped from thence, by what Vessels, and to what Ports."

8. "Resolved, That it is essential for carrying into Effect the present Settlement, that all Goods exported from Ireland to the British Colonies in the West Indies, or in America, or to the British Settlements on the Coast of Africa, or to the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope, to the Streights of Magellan, should from Time to Time be made liable to such Duties and Drawbacks, and put under such Regulations as may be Necessary in order that the same may not be exported with less Incumbrance of Duties or Impositions, than the like Goods shall be burthened with, when exported from Great Britain."

9. "Resolved, That it is essential to the general Commercial Interests of the Empire, that, so long as the Parliament of this Kingdom shall think it adviseable that the Commerce to the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope to the Streights of Magellan, shall be carried on solely by an exclusive Company, having Liberty to import into the Port of London only, no Goods of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the said Countries should be allowed to be imported into Ireland, but through Great Britain, except Dye Stuffs, Drugs, Cotton or other Wool, and Spiceries which may be imported into Ireland from Foreign European Countries, so long as the same are importable from Foreign European Countries into Great Britain; and that it shall be lawful to export such Goods of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope, to the Streights of Magellan, from Great Britain to Ireland, with the same Duties retained thereon as are now retained, on their being exported to that Kingdom, but that an Account shall be kept of the Duties retained, and not drawn back on the said Goods exported to Ireland, and that the Amount thereof shall be remitted by the Receiver General of His Majesty's Customs in Great Britain, to the proper Officer of the Revenue in Ireland, to be placed to the Account of His Majesty's Revenue there, subject to the Disposal of the Parliament of that Kingdom, and that the Ships going from Great Britain to any of the said Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope, to the Streights of Magellan shall not be restrained from touching at any of the Ports in Ireland, and taking on board there any of the Goods of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of that Kingdom, and that no Ships be allowed to clear out from Ireland for any of the said Countries but such Ships as shall be freighted by the said Company, and which shall have sailed from the Port of London: and that whenever the Commerce to the said Countries shall cease to be so carried on solely by such an exclusive Company, the Goods the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the said Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope, to the Streights of Magellan, should be importable into Ireland from the same Countries from which they may be importable into Great Britain and no other."

10. "Resolved, That no Prohibition should exist in either Country against the Importation, Use or Sale of any Article the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the other, except such as either Kingdom may judge expedient from Time to Time upon Corn, Meal, Malt, Flour, and Biscuits, and except such qualified Prohibitions at present contained in any Act of the British or Irish Parliaments, as do not absolutely prevent the Importation of Goods or Manufactures, or Materials of Manufactures, but only regulate the Weight, the Size, the Packages, or other particular Circumstances, or prescribe the Built or Country, and Dimensions of the Ships importing the same, and also except on Ammunition, Arms, Gunpowder, and other Utensils of War, importable only by Virtue of His Majesty's Licence, and that the Duty on the Importation of every such Article (if subject to Duty in either Country) should be precisely the same in the one Country as in the other, except where an Addition may be necessary in either Country, in consequence of an internal Duty on any such Article of its own Consumption, or an internal Bounty in the Country where such Article is grown, produced or manufactured, and except such Duties as either Kingdom may judge expedient from Time to Time upon Corn, Meal, Malt, Flour and Biscuits."

11. "Resolved, That in all Cases where the Duties on Articles of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture, of either Country, are different on the Importation into the other, it is expedient that they should be reduced in the Kingdom where they are the highest, to an Amount not exceeding the Amount payable in the other, so that the same shall not be less than Ten and a Half per Centum, where any Article was charged with a Duty on Importation into Ireland of Ten and a Half per Centum or upwards, on the 17th Day of May, 1782, and that such Articles should be exportable from the Kingdom into which they shall be im ported as free from Duties as the similar Commodities or Home Manufacture of the same Kingdom."

12. "Resolved, That it is also proper, that in all Cases where the Articles of the Consumption of either Kingdom shall be charged with an internal Duty on the Manufacture, the same Manufacture, when imported from the other, may be charged with a farther Duty on Importation adequate to countervail the internal Duty on the Manufacture, (except in the Case of Beer Imported into Ireland, as far as relates to the Duties now charged thereon,) such farther Duty to continue so long only as the internal Consumption shall be charged with the Duty or Duties to balance which it shall be imposed, and that where there is a Duty on the Raw Material of any Manufacture in either Kingdom less than the Duty on the like Raw Material in the other, or equal to such Duty, such Manufacture may, on its Importation into the other Kingdom, be charged with such a countervailing Duty as may be sufficient to subject the same so imported to Burthens adequate to those which the Manufacture composed of the like Raw Material is subject to in consequence of Duties on such Material in the Kingdom into which such Manufacfacture is so imported, and that the said Manufactures so imported shall be entitled to such Drawbacks or Bounties on Exportation as may leave the same subject to no heavier Burthen than the Home made Manufacture."

13. "Resolved, That in order to give Permanency to the Settlement now intended to be established, it is necessary that no new or additional Duties should be hereafter imposed in either Kingdom on the Importation of any Article of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the other, except such additional Duties as may be requisite to balance Duties on internal Consumption, pursuant to the foregoing Resolution, or in consequence of Bounties remaining on such Article when exported from the other Kingdom."

14. "Resolved, That for the same Purpose it is necessary farther, that no new Prohibition or new or additional Duties should be hereafter imposed in either Kingdom on the Exportation of any Article of native Growth, Produce or Manufacture, from the one Kingdom to the other, except such as either Kingdom may deem expedient, from Time to Time, upon Corn, Meal, Malt, Flour, and Biscuits."

15. "Resolved, That for the same Purpose it is necessary that no Bounties whatsoever should be paid or payable in either Kingdom on the Exportation of any Article to the other, except such as relate to Corn, Meal, Malt, Flour, and Biscuits, and except also the Bounties at present given by Great Britain on Beer and Spirits distilled from Corn, and such as are in the Nature of Drawbacks or Compensations for Duties paid; and that no Bounties should be payable in Ireland on the Exportation of any Article to any British Colonies or Plantations, or to the British Settlements on the Coast of Africa, or on the Exportation of any Article imported from the British Plantations or from the British Settlements on the Coast of Africa or British Settlements in the East Indies, or any Manufacture made of such Article, unless in Cases where a similar Bounty is payable in Great Britain on Exportation from thence, or where such Bounty is merely in the Nature of a Drawback or Compensation of or for Duties paid, over and above any Duties paid thereon in Great Britain; and that where any internal Bounty shall be given in either Kingdom on any Goods manufactured therein, and shall remain on such Goods when exported, a countervailing Duty adequate thereto may be laid upon the Importation of the said Goods into the other Kingdom."

16. "Resolved, That it is expedient, for the general Benefit of the British Empire, that the Importation of Articles from Foreign Countries should be regulated, from Time to Time, in each Kingdom on such Terms as may effectually favour the Importation of similar Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the other, except in the Case of Materials of Manufacture which are or hereafter may be allowed to be imported from Foreign Countries Duty free; and that in all Cases where any Articles are or may be subject to higher Duties on Importation into this Kingdom from the Countries belonging to any of the States of North America, than the like Goods are or may be subject to when imported, as the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the British Colonies and Plantations, or as the Produce of the Fisheries carried on by British Subjects, such Articles shall be subject to the same Duties on Importation into Ireland from the Countries belonging to any of the States of North America, as the same are or may be subject to on Importation from the said Countries into this Kingdom."

17. "Resolved, That it is expedient that such Privileges of printing and vending Books as are or may be legally possessed within Great Britain under the Grant of the Crown or otherwise, and the CopyRights of the Authors and Booksellers of Great Britain, should continue to be protected in the Manner they are at present by the Laws of Great Britain; and that it is just, that Measures should be taken by the Parliament of Ireland for giving the like Protection to the similar Privileges and Rights in that Kingdom."

18. "Resolved, That it is expedient that Regulations should be adopted with respect to Patents to be hereafter granted for the Encouragement of New Inventions, so that the Rights, Privileges, and Restrictions therein granted and contained shall be of equal Force and Duration throughout Great Britain and Ireland."

19. "Resolved, That it is expedient that Measures should be taken to prevent Disputes touching the Exercise of the Right of the Inhabitants of each Kingdom to fish on the Coasts of any Part of the British Dominions."

20. "Resolved, That the Appropriation of whatever Sum the gross hereditary Revenue of the Kingdom of Ireland (the due Collection thereof being secured by permanent Provisions) shall produce, after deducting all Drawbacks, Re-payments, or Bounties granted in the Nature of Drawbacks, over and above the Sum of Six Hundred and Fifty-six Thousand Pounds in each Year, towards the Support of the Naval Force of the Empire, to be applied in such Manner as the Parliament of Ireland shall direct by an Act to be passed for that Purpose, will be a satisfactory Provision, proportioned to the growing Prosperity of that Kingdom, towards defraying, in Time of Peace, the necessary Expences of protecting the Trade and general Interests of the Empire."

Which Resolutions being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Resolutions and Evidence be printed.

Cardiff Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Town of Cardiff, and several other Towns and Places in the County of Glamorgan," and for making, altering, repairing and widening certain other Roads within the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bridport Market, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Market House in the Borough of Bridport in the County of Dorset, and rebuilding the same, together with a Session or Court House, in a more convenient Situation; for removing the Shambles or Butcher Row; for better paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the said Borough; for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances; and for prohibiting the covering of any New Houses or Buildings within the said Borough with Thatch;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lords summoned.

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

Levi's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Barnard Levi."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashborne Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby over Belpar Bridge to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley in the County of Derby."

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 Messengers 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.

Ayr Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge across the River of Ayr at the Town of Ayr."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gibraltar Garrison Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, 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."

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.

Reading Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways in the Borough of Reading in the County of Berks; for better repairing, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places in the said Borough, and for removing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kidderminster Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, new pewing, seating, and erecting Galleries, and making other Alterations and Additions in and to the Parish Church of Kidderminster in the County of Worcester."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Schrieber to take the Name of Lateward Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Schrieber Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Lateward."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Graumann for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Hermann Graumann, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Chedworth presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Hermann Graumann."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Imhoff's Petition to withdraw former Petition and Bill for his Naturalization, and present another:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Imhoff an Infant, of the age of Eighteen Years and upwards, setting forth, "That the Petitioner on the 24th of this Instant May, presented his Petition to their Lordships for Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization: and Leave being given accordingly, a Bill for that Purpose was presented and read the First Time: That the Petitioner hath since been informed that he hath not strictly complied with an Act of Parliament by not receiving the Sacrament previous to his presenting his Petition and Bill;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Petition and Bill, and that Leave may be given him to present another for the above Purpose when he shall have complied with the said Act:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Petition and Bill, and present another Petition and Bill as desired.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of Charles Imhoff, an Infant of the Age of Eighteen Years and upwards, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Chedworth presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Imhoff."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cheltenham Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from a Place called Piff's Elm in the Tewkesbury Turnpike Road, through Cheltenham, to Elston Church, and from thence to Coomb-end Beeches in the Road from Cirencester to Gloucester, and from the Market House in Cheltenham to the Burford Turnpike Road at a Place called Pewsdon Asb, and from Cheltenham to the Road from Gloucester to London, at or near a House called Kilkenny, and from the Direction Post in Bembridge Field, through Birdlip, to join the Road from Gloucester to Bath at or near Painswick, and at a House called the Harrow, all in the County of Gloucester."

Exchequer Bills Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-five."

Whitechapel Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Whitechapel Church in the County of Middlesex, to Shenfield and the furthermost Part of the Parish of Woodford towards Epping, and from the Causeway in the Parish of Low Layton, to the End of the said Parish of Woodford next Chigwell, and through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn in the County of Essex; and for lighting and watching the said Road from Whitechapel Church to the Four Mile Stones in the Rumford and Woodford Roads."

Adjourn.

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