House of Lords Journal Volume 37
June 1785 1-10

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June 1785 1-10

DIE Mercurii, 1o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. King.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Mercer against Mercer et al.

The Answer of William Mercer Esquire and others, to the Appeal of Charles Mercer Esquire, as in Name and Behalf of the Representatives of John Duff, was this Day brought in.

Atkinson against the King in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for the further 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; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel on Behalf of the Crown having been heard;

As also One Counsel for the Petitioner by Way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, "That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

Question to the Judges.

"Whether for any, how many, and which of the several Articles mentioned in the Petition of the Plaintiff, a Writ or Writs of Certiorari should be awarded, and to whom the same ought to be respectively directed; and in case any Articles which are not of Record in the Court or Courts below, ought to be required by such Writ or Writs, what ought to be the Form of the Award in those Respects?"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question;

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Petition be put off to Friday the 10th Day of this instant June; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

Exchequer Bills Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Bridport Market, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Plymouth.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. King.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Gibraltar Garrison Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 authorising 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Debtors Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Graumann takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Hermann Graumann took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Hermann Graumann."

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cromarty Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Cromarty in North Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Banbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and explain and amend the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Banbury, in the County of Oxford, through Daventry and Cottesbach, to the South End of Mill Field in the Parish of Lutterworth, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 2o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

E. Dundonald's Patent Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Reading Paving Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Kidderminster Church Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Ayr Bridge Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge across the River of Ayr, at the Town of Ayr," was committed.

Dumfries Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committtees, 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, 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," was committed.

Sidlesham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Waste or Common, in the Parish of Sidlesham in the County of Sussex," 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 were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 2. L. 17. Leave out from ("Sidlesham") to ("and") in Line 22.

Pr. 5. L. 38. After ("Highley") insert ("and to and for the said") and in the same Line after ("the") insert ("said")

L. 39. After ("and") insert ("to and for the") and in the same Line leave out ("Sequestrator")

Pr. 6. L. 18. Leave out ("Sequestrator")

Pr. 10. L. 40. Leave out ("Sequestrator")

Pr. 11. L. 9. Leave out ("Sequestrator")

And the said Amendments, being read a second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Cromarty Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Cromarty in North Britain."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
D. Brandon.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Beaulieu.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Milton.
L. Vernon.
L. Hawke.
L. Harrowby.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Berwick.

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

Gibraltar Garrison Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 authorising 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Cardiff 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 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."

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.

Exchequer Bills Bill.

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

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."

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley 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, "That the Clause for Equalization of the Tonnage of Coal upon the Coventry and Oxford Canals contained in the said Bill may be expunged, or that the same may not pass into a Law, and that they may be heard by themselves or Council against the said Bill:"

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

Shop Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

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

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

St. Catherine's Lighting Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better watching, lighting and cleansing such Parts of the Precinct of Saint Catherine near the Tower of London, in the County of Middlesex, as are not included in the Provisions of certain Acts passed in the Seventh and Ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ireland, Resolutions of H. C.respecting, to be considered.

Ordered, That the House do resolve itself into a Committee on Tuesday next, in Order to take into Consideration the Resolutions come to by the Commons, relating to the Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse, between Great Britain and Ireland; and that the Lords be summoned.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration 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 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 Mr. Plumer, Counsel for the Coventry Canal Company, called,

Abraham Hoskins, who, being sworn, was examined as to what Number of Persons were, within his own Knowledge, ready to subscribe their Names, and for what Sums, towards carrying the River Navigation into Execution.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Willington was called in, who, being sworn, was also examined to the same Point.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Meredith was called in, to verify the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Birmingham, and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations, and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, That he drew and sent the said Petitition to the said Proprietors, who returned it to him under their Common Seal."

He was directed to withdraw.

Mr. Plumer was heard for the Coventry Canal Company.

Then Mr. Wilson was heard on Behalf of the Bill, and called,

Thomas Dadford Engineer, who, being sworn, was examined as to the Fall of the Ground, from Atherstone to the lowest Level of the River Thame, and also as to the Fall by the Canal Navigation, and as to how many extraordinary Locks would be necessary for the River Navigation, and the Quantity of Water necessary for each, and as to the Difference of the Number of Miles in Length, by the River Navigation and the Canal, and as to the Practicability of the Canal Boats being used with Safety on the River Navigation, and as to the Injury that would arise to the Canal Navigation, if the River Navigation were to take Place.

Being cross-examined, "As to whether the Canal "Boats did not at this Time navigate in the Tides-way," he said, "They did."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Garrow was also heard in Behalf of the said Bill.

Then Mr. Plumer was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

The said Bill was accordingly, read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 3o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Boyes against Rose, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein
John Boyes is Plaintiff,
and
John Rose is Defendant.

Middleton et al. against Welles et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein James Middleton and others are Appellants, and Richard Welles and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Ireland, Petition of Heritors of Fife et al. against Resolutions respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Justices of Peace, Commissioners of Supply, and other Heritors of the County of Fife and at Cupar, the 17th Day of May 1785, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, "That the Petitioners are fully sensible of the Justice and Propriety of establishing a Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland on Principles of Reciprocity and mutual Advantage; but being of Opinion that the Resolutions lately passed in the Parliament of Ireland, and which are now the Subject of Deliberation in this House, will, if passed into a Law, prove highly prejudicial to the Landed Interest of this Country, as well as to its Commerce and Manufactures, on which the Prosperity of the Landholder must ever depend;" they do most humbly pray, "That those Resolutions may not pass into a Law, or at least that the further Consideration of them may be delayed till another Session of Parliament, in order that a Measure which so deeply involves the Interest of the whole Kingdom, may be canvassed and decided upon with that Deliberation which the great Importance of the Object and the Seriousness of its Consequences require:"

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

Duchy of Lancaster Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee-farm Rents and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy;" and to enable the said Chancellor and Council to discharge the Incumbrances affecting the Possessions of the said Duchy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir W. Maxwell's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Drummodie and others, lying in the County 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 County, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

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

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

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

Shop Tax Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain," be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Crown Debtors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and effectual Sale of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of Crown Debtors, or of their Sureties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ireland, Petition of Manufacturers against Resolutions respecting:

Upon reading the Petition of several Manufacturers whose Names are thereunto subscribed, for themselves and others, from their General Chamber of Manufacturers of Great Britain, setting forth, "That the Petitioners being informed that Resolutions for an Adjustment of a Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland are communicated to this House, and the Petitioners being many of them Delegates from different Bodies of Manufacturers at a great Distance from this Place, who have not yet had an Opportunity of seeing authentic Copies of the said Resolutions, much less of weighing and considering with due Attention the various Effects such a new, complicated, and extensive System of Regulations would have upon their respective Manufactures;" the Petitioners therefore pray, "That Time may be granted by the House for the said distant Manufacturers to see and consider the said Resolutions, as in the Opinion of the Petitioners many of the said Resolutions will be very injurious to their Manufactures:"

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

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

Glass Cutters' Petition against said Resolutions:

A Petition of the Glass Cutters and Dealers in Glass in the Cities of London and Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioners being informed that an Adjustment of a Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, in the Form of Twenty Resolutions, is now under the Consideration of the House, and apprehending that many of the said Resolutions, if carried into a Law, will be injurious to the Interests of the Petitioners;" the Petitioners therefore pray, "That such Resolutions may not pass into a Law, or that such other Relief may be granted to the Petitioners as to the House shall seem meet; and that they may be heard by themselves or their Counsel at the Bar of the House in Support of the Allegations of their Petition."

Moved, "That the said Petition be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves or their Counsel thereupon."

Which being objected to;

It was moved, "That the Words ("or their Counsel") be left out."

After Debate,

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Petitioners to be heard.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 6o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Middleton et al. against Wells et al:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Middleton, John Middleton, Dinah Stocker, and Barbara Darley, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 15th of July 1784, made in a certain Cause wherein Richard Wells, John Uffington, and Nathamel Crawford; Assignees of the Estate and Effects of John Forbes, a Bankrupt, the said John Forbes and Susannah his Wife, Christopher Lewis and Mary his Wife, and Catharine Wilcox Spinster, by original, amended, and supplemental Bills, were Plaintiffs, and the said James Middleton, John Middleton, Dinah Stocker, and Barbara Darley, Defendants, and praying, "That the same might be reversed, 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 Answer of Richard Wells, John Uffington, and Nathaniel Crawford, Assignees of the Estate and Effects of John Forbes, a Bankrupt, the said John Forbes and Susannah his Wife, Christopher Lewis and Mary his Wife, and Catharine Wilcox Spinster, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed, with Costs.

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 Decree therein complained of be and the same is hereby affirmed: and it is further ordered, That the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents the Sum of One hundred Pounds for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Cardiff Roads 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 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," 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."

Cromarty Harbour Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Cromarty in North Britain," was committed.

Bridport Market, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed.

Trent and Mersey Canal Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom 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," was committed.

Graumann's Naturalization Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Clarke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates of William Clarke Esquire, deceased, devised by his Will for the Benefit of his Daughter, Mary Forbes, and her Issue, in Trustees for the Purposes within mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E. Aylesford's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging Part of the settled Estate of Heneage Earl of Aylesford, in the County of Kent, for another Estate of greater Value in the same County, to be settled in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Imhoff takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization. Hemp and Flax, Account of, delivered.

Charles Imhoff took the Oaths appointed, in Order to his Naturalization.

The Lord Sydney delivered to the House, "An Account of the Quantities of Hemp and Flax raised in that Part of Great Britain called England, together with the Amount of the Claims for the Bounties granted by Parliament as exhibited to, and allowed by His Majesty's Justices of the Peace at the Quarter Sessions held in their respective Counties at Midsummer 1784, prepared in pursuance of the Directions contained in the Act of the 21st of His present Majesty."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Exchequer Bills Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Dundonald's Patent Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ayr Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Bridge across the River of Ayr, at the Town of Ayr."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kidderminster Church Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dumfries 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, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Reading Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sidlesham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Imhoff's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Imhoff."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Northumberland.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Spencer.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Stawell.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Berwick.

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.

Whitechapel Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Spalding Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

St. Catherine's lighting Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better watching, lighting, and cleansing, such Parts of the Precinct of Saint Catherine, near the Tower of London, in the County of Middlesex, as are not included in the Provisions of certain Acts, passed in the Seventh and Ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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.

Crown Debtors Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and effectual Sale of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Crown Debtors, or of their Sureties."

Duchy of Lancaster Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Counsel of the Duchy of Lancaster, to sell and dispose of certain Fee-Farm Rents and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy;" and to enable the said Chancellor and Counsel to discharge the Incumbrances affecting the Possessions of the said Duchy."

Debtors Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of 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; and for the Lords to be summoned:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Navy Bills, &c. Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord 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."

Shop Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 7o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Bredalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Tollemache's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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 and Hereditaments in the County Palatine of Chester, (devised by the Will of the Right Honourable Lionel late Earl of Dysart,) upon the Terms and Restrictions therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Parnell's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Rothwell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Tract of Land called Rothwell Haigh, within Rothwell, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Arundel Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, within the Borough of Arundel, in the County of Sussex; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Duchy of Lancaster Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, to sell and dispose of certain Fee-farm Rents and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey; and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy;" and to enable the said Chancellor and Council to discharge the Incumbrances affecting the Possessions of the said Duchy," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's interest is concerned,) That their Lordship's may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

St. Catherines lighting Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better watching, lighting and cleansing such Parts of the Precinct of Saint Catherine near the Tower of London in the County of Middlesex, as are not included in the Provisions of certain Acts passed in the Seventh and Ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein," 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."

Spalding Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed.

Imhoff's Naturalization Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Borrett's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 the former Settlements 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.

Navy Bills, &c. Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shop Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Shops within Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trent and Mersey Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridport Market, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cromarty Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Cromarty in North Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cardiff Roads 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 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Graumann's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Hermann Graumann."

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 the former Messengers:

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

City Compter's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London to pull down the Poultry and Wood Street Compters, and to purchase certain Ground and Buildings within the said City, for the Purpose of rebuilding the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Blackfriars Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Toll upon all Horses and Carriages passing on a Sunday through any Turnpike at or near the Circus in Saint George's Fields in the County of Surrey, towards encreasing the Fund for watching, lighting, cleansing, watering, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Crown Debtor's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and effectual Sale of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of Crown Debtors, or of their Sureties."

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.

Duchy of Lancaster Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee-Farm Rents and other Rents; and to enfranchise copyhold and customary Tenements within their Survey; and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy." and to enable the said Chancellor and Council to discharge the Incumbrances affecting the Possessions of the said Duchy."

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.

Petitions against Resolutions respecting Ireland referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the several Petitions of the Glass Cutters and Dealers of Glass in London and Westminster, also of the Heritors of Fife, and also of the General Chamber of Manufacturers of Great Britain, against the Resolutions of the House of Commons respecting the Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Resolutions stand referred.

Resolutions of the Parliament of Ireland, &c. referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Resolutions of the Parliament of Ireland, laid before the House on the 22d of February last, be also referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Minutes of the Evidence, and the Reports of the Commissioners of Excise and Customs, delivered by the House of Commons at a Conference on the 31st of May last, be also referred to the said Committee.

Ireland, Address for Account of Articles charged with Internal Duty.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, "An Account of all Articles of Irish Consumption charged in Ireland with an internal Duty on the Manufacture, or a Duty on the Material, stating and distinguishing the several Duties."

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

Motion for Persons to attend, negatived.

Moved, "That Orders be given by this House, That the following Persons do attend this House on Tuesday the 14th of June Instant:

"Mr. Robert Peele, Mr. Joseph Smith, Mr. Thomas Walker, Mr. Thomas Richardson, Mr. William Grosvenor, Mr. William Withers, Mr. Thomas Bell, Mr. John Blades, Mr. Samuel Parker, Mr. John Holmes, Mr. Robert Hurst, Mr. James May, Mr. Richard Lee, Mr. James Malo, William Marchant, John Ingle, Mr. Josiah Wedgwood, Mr. Richard Sharp, Robert Brooke Esquire, Mr. Nathaniel Wilson, Mr. Benjamin Houghton, Mr. David Clarke, Mr. John Stead, Mr. Joseph Butler, Mark Ash, John Boulger, Mr. William Horton, Mr. Alexander Raby, and Mr. William Gibbons."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Irish Statutes, Motion for Address for, negatived:

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That he would be graciously pleased to order the Irish Statutes to be laid upon the Table."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Petition of London Silk Weavers against said Resolutions.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master Silk Weavers of the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, "That the Petitioners understand with great Concern, that certain Resolutions of the House of Commons, respecting a Treaty of Commerce with Ireland, have been received by, and now are under the consideration of this Right Honourable House; that the Petitioners have strong Reasons to apprehend that the said Resolutions, if carried into a Law, will greatly decrease the Manufacture of Silk in Great Britain, in which the Petitioners are engaged, to the Injury of them and many Thousand Families which depend entirely on the said Manufacture for Subsistence;" and therefore praying the House, That they may be heard against the said Resolutions being passed into a Law, by themselves or Counsel:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Resolutions, as desired.

House in Committee on said Resolutions.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to resolve itself into a Committee upon the Resolutions come to by the Commons, relative to an Adjustment of the commercial Intercourse between Great Britain, and Ireland:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported a Progress.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Commercial Resolutions be adjourned to Thursday next, Two o'Clock; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. King.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Mercer against Mercer et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the original Petition and Appeal of Charles Mercer Esquire of Lethindy, for himself, and also in Name and Behalf of the Representatives of John Duff late his Servant, deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 6th of July 1779; and also of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there of the 15th of June 1780, the 6th of December 1781, and 22d of January and 16th of February 1782; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are therein 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;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of William Mercer of Aldie Esquire, David Kinloch of Gourdie Esquire, George Wright of Lawton Esquire, David Blair of Cronan Esquire, John Stewart of Stenton Esquire, John Halyburton of Muirtown Esquire, William Halyburton Son of the said John Halyburton, Robert Ramsay of Camno Esquire, and John Smith of Balharry, Son and Heir of the deceased James Smith of Balharry Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 16th of December 1780; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there of the 6th of December 1781, and 22d of January and 6th of February 1782; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem just;" as also upon the Answer of William Mercer of Aldie Esquire, David Kinloch of Gourdie, George Wright of Lawton, David Blair of Cronan, John Stewart of Stenton, and John Halyburton of Muirtown Esquires, William Halyburton, Son of the said John Halyburton, and John Smith, now of Balkany, and Robert Ramsay, of Camno; and the Answer of William Mercer, David Kinloch, George Wright, David Blair, John Stewart, John Halyburton, William Halyburton, Robert Ramsay, and John Smith Esquires, as in Name and Behalf of the Representatives of John Duff late his Servant, who are stated to be Dorothea Duff his Sister, and Alexander McBean her Husband, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of Charles Mercer Esquire of Lethindy, for himself and in Name and Behalf of the Representatives of John Duff late his Servant, deceased, and the Answer of Dorothea Duff, and Alexander McBean Chairman in George's Square, Edinburgh, and her Husband, for his Interest, which Dorothea is the Sister German of the deceased John Duff, some Time Servant to Charles Mercer Esquire of Lethindy, thereafter Soldier in His Majesty's Seventy-sixth Regiment of Foot, now deceased, and which Dorothea Duff is the only Executor Dative qua nearest in Kin to the said Deceased, conform to a Testament Dative made, given, and pronounced by the Worshipful the Commissaries of Edinburgh, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was ofered on both Sides in these Causes:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Original and Cross Appeals be and the same are hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed.

St. Catharine's Lighting Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better watching, lighting, and cleansing such Parts of the Precinct of Saint Catherine near the Tower of London, in the County of Middlesex, as are not included in the Provisions of certain Acts passed in the Seventh and Ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spalding Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Imhoff's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Imhoff."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Rothwell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Tract of Land called Rothwell Haigh, within Rothwell, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Portland.
D. Northumberland.
M. Buckingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. King.
L. Loughborough.

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

Arundel Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages within the Borough of Arundel, in the County of Sussex; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein."

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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Duchy of Lancaster Bill.

Ordered, That the Order for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents, and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy;" and to enable the said Chancellor and Council to discharge the Incumbrances affecting the Possessions of the said Duchy," on Monday next, be discharged.

Crown Debtor's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and effectual Sale of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of Crown Debtors or of their Sureties."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Tod et al. against Young et al.

Upon reading the Petition of William Tod and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Margaret Young and others, Respondents thereto, setting forth, "That the Appellants are desirous that the Hearing of this Cause should be adjourned till the next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing of the said Cause may be adjourned till the next Session of Parliament:"

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

Gardiner et al. against Penman et al:

Upon reading the Petition of George Gardner and his Factors, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Hugh Penman and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, That the Appellants presented their Appeal to their Lordships this Session of Parliament, complaining of several Interlocutors pronounced by the Court of Session in Scotland against the Petitioners; that the Petitioners have since been advised to withdraw their said Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal upon paying to the Respondents Twenty-five Pounds Costs, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Appeal with drawn with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, upon Payment of Twenty-five Pounds Costs to the Respondents, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 9o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Bulkeley.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Tuesday last, and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

Rothwell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Tract of Land called Rothwell Haigh, within Rothwell in the West 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."

Whitechapel Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Borrett's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Fee-farm Rent belonging to Thomas Borrett Esquire and Martha his Wife, in the County of Bedford, comprized in a Settlement made upon 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 the former Settlements 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. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Crown Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and effectual Sale of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of Crown Debtors or of their Sureties."

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 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.

Cheltenham Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 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 Chelteham 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarborough.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Clarendon.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.
L. Bulkeley.

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

Blackfriars Bridge Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Toll upon all Horses and Carriages passing on a Sunday, through any Turnpike at or near the Circus in Saint George's Fields in the County of Surrey, towards increasing the Fund for watching, lighting, cleansing, watering, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge."

Frazer against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Frazer Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of His Majesty's Advocate, Respondent thereto, setting forth, "That the Petitioners are desirous that the Hearing of this Cause should be adjourned till the next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing of the said Cause may be adjourned accordingly till the next Session of Parliament:"

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

Ireland, Petition of Manufacturers against Resolutions respecting:

A Petition of several Manufacturers, Members of the General Chamber of Manufacturers of Great Britain and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioners being still deeply impressed with the great Importance to themselves and Families of the Treaty of Commercial Regulation with Ireland, now before this House, beg Leave humbly to represent that in the short Time hitherto allowed them, for the Consideration of the New Resolutions so recently added to the Original Irish Resolutions, and the many and important Alterations made in them, as well by omitting some Parts of the said Resolutions, as by making Additions to others, whereby their Operation will be much changed, daily Discoveries are made of fresh and alarming Mischief like to result therefrom to the Petitioners, and they beg Leave to represent that others of the said Resolutions are so obscurely framed, that they cannot discover what Operation they are intended to have: the Petitioners therefore standing, as they do, upon the Brink of a Precipice, and so far blindfolded as the true Intent and Meaning of the said Resolutions is hid from them, and understanding that the Steps now taken will be irrevocable, do humbly and most earnestly pray that such farther Time may be allowed as to this House shall seem meet, for the mature Consideration of Matters of such high Concernment to the Petitioners and their Posterity;" and therefore praying, "That they may be heard by themselves, or Counsel upon a Petition they have already presented to this House, praying for further Time for distant Manufacturers to see and consider the said Resolutions, as well as upon their present Petition, in Behalf of themselves and others for the like Purposes."

Moved, "That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider the Irish Commercial Resolutions, with Liberty for the said Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon."

Referred to Committee:

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves, or Counsel thereupon.

House in Committee on said Resolutions:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to resolve itself again into a Committee upon the Resolutions come to by the Commons relative to an Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland; and for the Lords to be summoned.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

House resumed:

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported a further Progress.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Commercial Resolutions be adjourned till To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Two Petitions against the said Resolutions referred to Committee:

A Petition of the Tanners and other Dealers in Tanned Leather in London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed was presented and read, setting forth, That the Propositions for the Adjustment of a Commercial Intercourse with Ireland now before this House are in the Apprehension of the Petitioners greatly disadvantageous to the Manufacture of Tanned Leather in this Kingdom: the Petitioners humbly conceive that in taking a comparative View of the State of this Manufacture in England and Ireland, many Advantages will be found to be possessed by Ireland, exclusive of her general one of Situation, which must, unless counterbalanced by Regulations favourable to the English Manufacturer, unavoidably tend to depress the Manufacture of England already very materially affected, and give to the Manufacturer of Ireland a decided Superiority: The Petitioners therefore humbly hope that they shall not be deemed wanting in Respect to this House if, upon a Subject in which they are individually so deeply interested, and which, on account of the Magnitude and Extent of the Manufacture, the Number of Persons employed in it, and the large Revenue annually yielded from it to the Public, justly ought to be and ever has been deemed a great Object of National Concern, they presume to solicit the Attention of the House to the unavoidable Effects of the present Propositions, and to express their Confidence in the Wisdom of this House that such Measures may be adopted as will secure the Manufacture from the Evils with which it is threatened;" and therefore praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against so much of the Present Propositions passing into a Law by which the Trade and Manufacture of the Petitioners will in their Apprehension be materially injured."

Moved, "That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House appointed to consider the Irish Commercial Resolutions, with Liberty for the said Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon."

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon.

A Petition of the Holders of the King's Royal Letters Patent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners have obtained, at a considerable Expence, the King's Royal Letters Patent for various Inventions: That the Petitioners observe with Concern, that certain Resolutions have passed the House of Commons, and are now before this House, which, in the Apprehension of the Petitioners, will, if passed into a Law, effectually destroy the Privileges granted in the aforesaid Letters Patent; and the Petitioners apprehend, that if the said Resolutions pass into a Law, the Irish Manufacturers may make in Ireland, and export to and sell in England, the various Articles for which the Petitioners have obtained the King's Royal Letters Patent as aforesaid, by which the Petitioners in particular will suffer very great Loss, and this Kingdom will lose the Benefit of the Manufacture of a Variety of Articles, under upwards of Four Hundred Patents;" and therefore praying this House, "That they may be heard by themselves, or Counsel, against the said Resolutions being passed into a Law."

Moved, "That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider the Irish Commercial Resolutions, with Liberty for the said Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon."

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon.

Motion for Manufacturers to be heard by Counsel, negatived:

Moved, "That the several Manufacturers, Members of the General Chamber of Manufacturers of Great Britain, and others be heard by themselves, or their Counsel, upon the Matter of their Petition referred to the Committee of the whole House, upon the Irish Commercial Resolutions."

The said Petition was read by the Clerk.

And the said Motion being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Petition of Yorkshire Tanners against the said Resolutions, referred to Committee.

A Petition of the Tanners and others concerned in the Manufacture of Tanned Leather, within the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners observe, that certain Propositions are now depending before their Lordships, for regulating the Intercourse and Commerce, between Great Britain and Ireland; and that the Petitioners apprehend if such Propositions should pass into a Law, the same will be very prejudicial and injurious to the Petitioners, and tend materially to reduce the Revenue of this Kingdom;" and therefore praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel, at the Bar of this House against the said Propositions, so far as the same concerns the Petitioners, and that such Relief may be granted them, as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

Moved, "That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider the Irish Commercial Resolutions, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon."

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel thereupon.

Fosfont Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10o Junii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Atkinson against the King in Error;

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Petition of Christopher Atkinson Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the King is Defendant; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon a Question of Law proposed to them on the 1st Day of this Instant June:

Judges' Opinions delivered:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinions of the Judges present upon the said Question, as follows; (videlicet)

We do not find any Instance where a Court of Error, after Errors assigned, and before in nullo est erratum pleaded, has refused to award a Writ of Certiorari, to certify any Matter remaining of Record in the Court from which the Record is removed, such Matter being referred to in the Record of the Judgement, and tending to verify such Errors.

We are therefore of Opinion, that a Writ or Writs of Certiorari, directed to the Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, may be awarded to certify the Writ of Certiorari, by which the Indictment in this Case was removed into the Cout of King's Bench, and the Return thereof.

And likewise to certify the Writs of Venire Facias and Distringas Corpora Juratorum.

But we are of Opinion, that no Writ of Certiorari ought to be awarded to certify any other of the Articles mentioned in the Petition.

In submitting this Opinion to Your Lordships, the Judges desire to be understood as giving no Opinion on the Materiality or Effect of any of the Errors assigned, for the Verification of which the said several Writs of Certiorari have been prayed."

Order thereupon.

Ordered, That an Award be entered in due Form of a Writ of Certiorari to the Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, to certify the Original Writ of Certiorari upon which the Indictment against the Petitioner Christopher Atkinson was removed into the said Court of King's Bench, and the Return thereof; and also to certify the Writs of Venire facias, and Distringas Corpora Juratorum, mentioned in the Petition of the said Christopher Atkinson.

Cheltenham Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Rothwell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Tract of Land called Rothwell Haigh within Rothwell, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitechapel Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Romsey Roads Bill.

Hodie 2avice 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 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 Tuderly, 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 County of Southampton to Salisbury."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
E. Derby.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. De la Warr.
E. Nothington.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Gordon against Gordon et al.

Upon reading the Petition of George Alexander Gordon, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Janet Gordon and others Respondents thereto, setting forth, "That the Petitioners are desirous that the Hearing of this Cause should be adjourned till the next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing may be adjourned accordingly, till next Session of Parliament:"

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

Young against Brown, &c. et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Young, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Messieurs Brown and Company and others Respondents thereto, setting forth, "That this Cause stands for Hearing on Monday next, but the Counsel engaged not being able to attend their Lordships till Friday next;" the Petitioners therefore pray, "That their Lordships will delay the Hearing of this Cause till Friday next the 17th instant, or to such other Time as their Lordships think proper:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday the 17th instant, as desired.

Sidlesham Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Waste or Common in the Parish of Sidlesham in the County of Suffex;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Walwyn's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cordage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Deceits and Frauds in the Manufacturing of Cordage for Shipping; and to prevent the illicit Importation of Foreign made Cordage;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fosfont &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Radnor reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Ireland, House in Committee on Resolutions of H. C. respecting.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to resolve itself again into a Committee upon the Resolutions come to by the Commons, relative to an Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse, between Great Britain and Ireland; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported a further Progress.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Irish Commercial Resolutions, be adjourned to Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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