House of Lords Journal Volume 37
July 1785 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: July 1785 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 368-379. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116778 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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July 1785 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarious.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Derby.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

King'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 Yesterday ; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, " He would give Directions accordingly."

Tea Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty imposed on Tea by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof, for repealing so much of several Acts as relates to the Removal of Tea, for directing the Officers of Excise to examine and certify the Exportation of Exciseable Commodities, and for better securing the Duties on Candles."

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

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

Medicines Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, " An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering, or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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.

Burials, Registry, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Twentyt-hird Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings to the Registry of Burials, Births, and Christenings of Protestant Dissenters from the Church of England."

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

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

Navy Bills &c. Extension Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Term limited by an Act of this Session for delivering in Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills."

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.

Insolvent Debtors' Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases:"

Upon the Question put, " Whether the said Bill shall be read a Second Time?"

After Debate,

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Debtors' Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Hawke reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Bill."

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

Commissioners of Accounts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Election Voters Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the better securing the Rights of Voters at County Elections;" be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Beaulieu.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Tobacco Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for the better sesecuring the Duties payable on Tobacco;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Commissioners of Accounts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

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. Anguish and Mr. Montagu:

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

Hawker's and Pedlars Duty Bill:

Moved, " That the Bill, intituled, " An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, and for regulating their Trade;" be now read a Second Time."

The said Bill was according read a Second Time.

Motion to reject the Bill, negatived.

Moved, "To reject the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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 a Committee of the whole House on Monday next.

Conference desired by H. C. on subject Matter of last Conference,

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

To desire a Conference with this House upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in again and told, That the Lords do agree to a Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last, as desired, and do appoint it presently in the Painted Chamber."

Managers appointed:

Then the Lords following were named Managers of the Conference:

D. Richmond.
E. Berkeley.
E. Morton.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Beaulieu.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Bp.Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.

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

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

Conference reported.

And the Duke of Richmond reported, " That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on the Part of the Commons was managed by Mr. Pitt, who acquainted the Managers for the Lords, " That the Commons had taken into their Consideration the several Amendments made by their Lordships to the Resolutions, relating to an Adjustment of a Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, which were communicated by the Commons to their Lordships on the 31st Day of May last, and have agreed to the several Amendments made by their Lordships to the 9th, 14th, 17th, and 18th, of the said Resolutions; and the Commons had come to several other Resolutions, to which Resolutions the Commons do desire the Concurrence of their Lordships."

Which Resolutions are as follow; (videlicet)

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

2. "Resolved, That in all Cases in which the Duties on Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of either Country are different on the Importation into the other, it is expedient that they should be reduced in the Kingdom in which they are the highest, to an Amount not exceeding the Duties which were payable in the other on the 17th Day of May 1782 ; so that in every Case in which any Article was charged with a Duty on Importation into Ireland of Ten and a Half per Centum or upwards, on the 17th Day of May 1782, the Amount of the Duties so reduced shall not be less than the said Duty of Ten and a Half per Centum, unless in Cases where any Articles are importable, Duty free, into either Kingdom from the other, which Articles shall hereafter be imported, Duty free, into each from the other respectively; and that all such Articles should be exportable from the Kingdom into which they shall be imported, as free from Duties as the similar Commodities or Home Manufacture of the same Kingdom: Provided always, that when any such Articles shall be liable in either Country to any Duty on being exported to any foreign Country, the same Articles, when re-exported from either of the said Kingdoms into which they shall have been so imported as aforesaid, shall pay the like Duties as if they had been originally exported from the Kingdom of their Growth, Produce, or Manufacture to such foreign Country."

3. "Resolved, That it is also proper that in all Cases in which the Articles of the Consumption of either Kingdom shall be charged with an internal Duty on the Manufacture, such Manufacture, when imported from the other, may be charged with a farther Duty on Importation adequate to countervail the internal Duty on the Manufacture; such farther Duty to continue so long only as the internal Consumption shall be charged with the Duty or Duties to balance which it shall be imposed: Provided, that the countervailing Duty to be paid upon manufactured Salt imported into any Part of Great Britain, shall be computed upon the internal Duty payable thereon in England; and that where there is a Duty on the Raw Material of any Manufacture in either Kingdom, such Manufacture may, on its Importation into the said Kingdom from the other, be charged with such a countervailing Duty as may be sufficient to subject the same to Burthens adequate to those which such Manufacture is subject to in consequence of such Duties on such Raw Material in the Kingdom into which such Manufacture is so to be imported, and that the said Manufactures so imported shall be entitled to such Drawbacks or Bounties on Exportation as may leave the same subject to no heavier Burthen than the home made Manufacture; and that in every Case where a Duty shall be payable in either Kingdom on any Article carried Coastwise from one Port to another of the said Kingdom, the same Article, when imported from the other Kingdom, should be subject to the like Duty."

Which Resolutions being read by the Clerk:

Resolutions of H. C. respecting Ireland agreed to:

Moved, "To concur with the Commons in the said Resolutions."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put, " Whether to concur with the Commons in the said Resolutions?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. to desire a Conference.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr.Thomson:

To desire a Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.

Hay Exportation Bill, read Three Times and passed.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bill:

Hodie 1a, 2a, & 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tea Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty imposed on Tea by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for repealing so much of several Acts as relates to the Removal of Tea; for directing the Officers of Excise to examine and certify the Exportation of Exciseable Commodities ; and for better securing the Duties on Candles."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Medicines Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering, or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Burials Registry, &c. Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings to the Registry of Burials, Births, and Christenings of Protestant Dissenters from the Church of England."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Navy Bills, &c. Extension Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjuorned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Time limited by an Act of this Session for delivering in Navy, Victualling, and Transport Bills."

After some Time, the House was resumed :

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

Election Voters' Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the better securing the Rights of Voters at County Elections;" 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 Wednesday next ; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) " An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom." "An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay." 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." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts ; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor, Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty ; and our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliament to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and Will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding : In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of July, in the Twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. " An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners further to examine, take, and state, the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

2. " An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Hay."

3. "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 re-building the same."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Conference concerning Resolutions respecting Ireland:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire a Conference this Day with that House, on the Subject Matter of the Conference on Friday last, acquainted the House, " That the Commons do agree to a Conference with their Lordships, as desired."

Managers appointed :

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

Ordered, That the Managers for this House be instructed to acquaint the Managers for the Commons, that this House have taken into Consideration the several Resolutions of the Commons, communicated to this House at a Conference on Friday last, and do concur with the Commons in the said Resolutions.

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

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed :

Conference reported.

And the Duke of Richmond reported, "That the Managers for the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by Mr.Pitt, and had acquainted them as they were directed."

Tobacco Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Duties payable on Tobacco."

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.

Polls and Scrutinies Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to limit the Duration of Polls and Scrutinies, and for making other Regulations touching the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, for Places within England and Wales, and for Berwick-upon-Tweed, and also for removing Difficulties which may arise for want of Returns being made of Members to serve in Parliament."

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

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

Scotch Admiralty Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for regulating the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, which before the Treaty of Union between the Two Kingdoms was styled " The High Court of Admiralty of Scotland;" and for discharging and abolishing the Payment of Fees and Perquisites to the Judge of the said Court, and for granting a Salary to the said Judge in Lieu thereof; and for the Punishment of Persons destroying Ships."

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 Friday next.

Tea Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty imposed on Tea, by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for repealing so much of several Acts as relates to the Removal of Tea; for directing the Officers of Excise to examine and certify the Exportation of Exciseable Commodities ; and for better securing the Duties on Candles."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Medicines Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled," "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on Licences to be taken out by certain Persons uttering, or vending Medicines, and certain Stamp Duties on all Medicines sold under such Licences, or under the Authority of His Majesty's Letters Patent; and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burials Registry, &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty a Stamp Duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births, and Christenings, to the Registry of Burials, Births, and Christenings, of Protestant Dissenters from the Church of England."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Navy Bills, &c. Extension Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Time limited by an Act of this Session, for delivering in Navy, Victualling and Transport Bills."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Brewers' Allowance Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act to declare that Brewers selling Beer or Ale in less Quantities than a Cask containing Four Gallons and a Half, shall not be intitled to any Allowance out of the Duties of Excise for Waste or Leakage, and for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain, in respect to the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Phillips's Reward Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Reward to Henry Phillips, on his making a proper Discovery for the Use of the Public, of the Composition of his Powder for the Destruction of Insects."

The Question was put, " Whether the House shall be adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill?"

After Debate,

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Hawkers' and Pedlars' Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act for granting to His Majesty, additional Duties on Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, and for regulating their Trade."

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

Attornies Certificates Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for granting to His Majesty, certain Duties on Certificates to be taken out by Solicitors, Attornies and others, practising in certain Courts of Justice in Great Britain; and certain other Duties with respect to Warrants, Mandates, and Authorities, to be entered, or filed of Record as therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bankrupts Creditors Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the Relief of the Creditors of Bankrupts, and for regulating the Time of issuing Commissions of Bankrupt;" be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Conference desired by H. C. on Subject Matter of last Conference:

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference:

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in again and told, That the Lords do agree to a Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last, as desired, and do appoint it presently in the Painted Chamber."

Managers appointed:

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

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

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed :

Conference reported:

And the Earl of Hopetoun reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on the Part of the Commons was managed by Mr. Pitt, who acquainted the Managers for the Lords, that the Commons had agreed to an Address to be presented to His Majesty, and had returned at the said Conference the several Resolutions relating to an advantageous and permanent Commercial Settlement between Great Britain and Ireland, as agreed upon by their Lordships."

Address to His Majesty on the Subject.

Then his Lordship read the Address delivered at the said Conference as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Commons in Parliament assembled, have taken into our most serious Consideration, the important Subject of the Commercial Intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland, recommended in Your Majesty's Speech at the opening of the present Session, and the Resolutions of the Two Houses of the Parliament in Ireland, which were laid before us by Your Majesty's Command, on the 22d of February last.

After a long and careful Investigation of the various Questions, necessarily arising out of this comprehensive Subject, we have come to the several Resolutions, which we now humbly present to Your Majesty, and which, we trust, will form the Basis of an advantageous and permanent Commercial Settlement between Your Majesty's Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

We have proceeded on the Foundation of the Resolutions of the Parliament of Ireland, but in considering so extensive an Arrangement, we have found it necessary to introduce some Modifications and Exceptions, and we have added such Regulations and Conditions, as appeared to us indispensably necessary for establishing the proposed Agreement, on just and equitable Principles, and for securing to both Countries those Commercial Advantages, to an equal enjoyment of which they are in future to be entitled.

Your Majesty's Subjects in Ireland being secured in a full and lasting Participation of the Trade with the British Colonies, must, we are persuaded acknowledge the Justice of their continuing to enjoy it, on the same Terms with Your Majesty's Subjects in Great Britain.

And it is, we conceive, equally manifest that as the Ships and Mariners of Ireland, are to continue in all Time to come to enjoy the same Privileges with those of Great Britain, the same Provisions should be adopted in Ireland, as may be found necessary in this Country for securing those Advantages, exclusively to the Subjects of the Empire: This Object is essentially connected with the maritime Strength of Your Majesty's Dominions, and consequently with the Safety and Prosperity both of Great Britain and Ireland.

We therefore deem it indispensable that these Points should be secured as Conditions necessary to the Existence and Duration of the Agreement between the two Countries; they can only be carried into Effect by Laws to be passed in the Parliament of Ireland, which is alone competent to bind Your Majesty's Subjects in that Kingdom, and whose legislative Rights we shall ever hold as sacred as our own.

It remains for the Parliament of Ireland to judge, according to their Wisdom and Discretion, of these Conditions, as well as of every other Part of the Settlement proposed to be established by mutual Consent.

Our Purpose in these Resolutions is to promote alike the Commercial Interests of Your Majesty's Subjects in both Countries, and we are persuaded, that the common Prosperity of the two Kingdoms will be thereby greatly advanced; the Subjects of each will in future apply themselves to those Branches of Commerce which they can exercise with most Advantage, and the Wealth so diffused through every Part, will operate as a general Benefit to the whole.

We have thus far performed our Part in this Important Business; and we trust, that in the whole of its Progress, reciprocal Interests and mutual Affection will insure that Spirit of Union so essentially necessary to the great End which the Two Countries have equally in View.

In this persuasion we look forward with Confidence to the final Completion of a Measure, which while it tends to perpetuate Harmony and Friendship between the two Kingdoms, must, by augmenting their Resources, uniting their Efforts, and consolidating their Strength, afford your Majesty the surest Means of establishing, on a lasting Foundation, the Safety, Prosperity, and Glory of the Empire."

Ordered, That the said Address be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Brewers' Allowance Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to declare that Brewers selling Beer or Ale in less Quantities than a Cask, containing Four Gallons and a Half, shall not be entitled to any Allowance out of the Duties of Excise for Waste or Leakage; and for making Allowances to Distillers of Low Wines and Spirits from Malt, Corn, or Grain, in respect to the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Attornies' Certificates Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates to be taken out by Solicitors, Attornies, and others, practising in certain Courts of Justice in Great Britain, and certain other Duties with respect to Warrants, Mandates, and Authorities, to be entered or filed of Record, as therein mentioned."

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

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

Peers Pedigree reported.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges appointed to consider of the Pedigrees of several Peers, "That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigrees of Charles Lord Sommers, Richard Earl Grosvenor, Henry Lord Stawell, John Earl Talbot, Other Earl of Plymouth, and George Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, and had examined Garter King at Arms upon Oath in relation thereto at the Bar, who had fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords had respectively signed and certified the same to be true to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of the House."

Tobacco Duties Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Hawke 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 House to be put into a Committee upon 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."

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Servants Duty Act to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in this present Session of Parliaments intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on Male Servants; and for granting new Duties on Male and Female Servants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Loyalist Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Blackfriars Bridge Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the 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 increasing the Fund for watching, lighting, cleansing, watering, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge;" and for hearing Counsel in Support of the said Bill:

Counsel was accordingly called in:

And Mr. Garrow appearing as Counsel for the Bill, was heard in Support of the Allegations thereof; and called,

Robert Mylne, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That the Amount of the present Fund for watching, lighting, cleansing, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge is £ 175. 4s. 6¼d: That there is also a Waste Piece of Ground belonging to the Trustees, which if let would produce about £ 9. 4s. 2d. per Annum, which being added to the above Sum of £ 175. 4s. 6¾d. would make the whole Fund £184. 8s. 8¾d.; but that £22. per Annum, Part of this Sum of £184. 8s. 8¾d. per Annum might eventually be lost, in which Case the Amount of the Fund would be reduced to £162. 8s. 8¾d. per Annum: That neither of the said Sums of £162. 8s. 8¾d. or £184. 8s. 8¾d. are sufficient for the Purpose of watching, lighting, cleansing, watering, and repairing the said Bridge, it appearing by an Estimate made by a Committee of Common Council held for that Purpose, that the annual Expence thereof will amount to £599. 2s. 0d.: Being asked, "Whether he thought the above Estimate was fair and reasonable?" He said, He should apprehend the Business could not be done for less:" Being asked, "What might be the probable Amount of the Tolls to arise from the Provisions of this Act of Parliament, if the same should take Place?" He said, "That in his Opinion, and as near as it could be computed from the advertised Contracts, it might amount to £300. per Annum: "That there would then remain a Desiciency of £125. per Annum still wanting to make up the above Sum of £599. 2s. 0d.: That the probable Effect, as to the Westminster and Surrey Turnpikes, if the intended Sunday Toll should not take Place, would be, that all Persons living in Westminster, and to the East of Blackfriars Bridge, who wanted to go into Surrey, Kent, and Sussex would rather go over Blackfriars Bridge to avoid the Sunday's Toll at those Turnpikes, and so with respect to all Persons living Westward of Guildhall: That there is a considerable Building now erecting for the Purpose of a Mill at the Foot of Blackfriars Bridge, the Resort to which, when finished, will occasion great additional Wear and Tear of the said Bridge:" Being asked, "In what Manner, and by what Authority the Fund of £175. 4s. 6¾d. had been applied, and from what it arose?" He said, "It had been applied to the Repairs, &c. of the Bridge, by virtue of an express Clause for that Purpose, in the Statute 7th George III. C.; that it arose from a Quit Rent of ¾d. a Foot for Embankment; that the greatest Part of the said Quit Rents had been purchased out to the Amount of £3,138. 12s. 9½d. and that the Remainder not purchased out amount to about £45. 3s. 5d. per Annum:" Being asked, "In what Event the Sum of £22. per Annum, might be lost;" he said,

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Moved, "That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Four Months."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Second reading put off for Four Months.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Four Months."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 27o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Address delivered at Conference agreed to:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Address delivered by the Commons, at the Conference Yesterday; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Address was read by the Clerk.

Moved, "To agree with the Commons in the said Address by filling up the Blank with ("Lords Spiritual and Temporal and")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly, Nemine Dissentiente.

Ordered, That the Concurrence of this House to the said Address be communicated to the Commons at a Conference.

Message to H. C. for a further Conference.

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

To desire a Conference with that House To-morrow at Two o'Clock, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the Conference Yesterday.

Servants, Duty Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on Male Servants, and for granting new Duties on Male and Female Servants."

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

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

American Loyalists Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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.

Debtors' Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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:"

The Earl of Effingham accordingly reported the said Amendments.

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

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

Tobacco Duties Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Duties payable on Tobacco."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Attornies Certificates Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates to be taken out by Solicitors, Attornies and others, practising in certain Courts of Justice in Great Britain, and certain other Duties with respect to Warrants, Mandates, and Authorities, to be entered or filed of Record as therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Election Voters Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for the better securing the Rights of Voters at County Elections;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

House to be Committee this Day three Months.

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

British Assurance Society Bill rejected.

Moved "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Members of a Society called the British Assurance Society," be now read a First Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read a First Time."

Moved, "That the said Bill be rejected."

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Order for Conference discharged.

Moved, "That the Order made Yesterday to desire a Conference with the House of Commons this Day at Two o'Clock in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the Conference on Tuesday last, might be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Message to H. C. to desire a present Conference.

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

To desire a present Conference with that House in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the Conference on Tuesday last.

Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Attornies' Certificates Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Certificates to be taken out by Solicitors, Attornies, and others practising in certain Courts of Justice in Great Britain; and certain other Duties with respect to Warrants, Mandates, and Authorities, to be entered or filed of Record as therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Servants Duty Act to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on Male Servants, and for granting new Duties on Male and Female Servants."

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."

American Loyalists Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty, and Attachment to the British Government."

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."

Bankrupts Creditors Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Creditors of Bankrupts, and for regulating the Time of issuing Commissions of Bankrupt."

Moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Second reading put off for three Months.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Three Months.

Conference concerning the Address relative to Ireland:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons to desire a Conference this Day with that House, acquainted the House, "That the Commons do agree to a Conference with their Lordships, as desired."

Managers appointed:

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this.

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

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

Conference reported.

And the Earl of Morton reported, "That the Managers for the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, and had acquainted them, That this House had concurred in the Address delivered by the Commons at a Conference on Tuesday last, and had filled up the Blank with ("Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and")

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 29o Julii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with Address of both Houses:

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with white Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with the Address of both Houses of Parliament; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day at Half an Hour past Two o'Clock at His Palace of St. James."

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

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

To acquaint them, That His Majesty had appointed this Day at Half an Hour past Two o'Clock at His Palace of St. James, to be attended with the Address of both Houses; and that the Lords intend to be there at that Time.

Servants Duty Act to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties on Male Servants, and for granting new Duties on Male and Female Servants."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Loyalists Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners further to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such Persons who have suffered in their Rights, Properties, and Professions, during the late unhappy Dissentions in America, in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in Horam quartam post Meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 29o Julii 1785.

Post Meridiem.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That both Houses of Parliament did this Day present to His Majesty their humble Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I receive with the greatest Satisfaction these Resolutions, which, after so long and diligent an Investigation, you consider as affording the Basis of an advantageous and permanent Commercial Settlement between My Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. Nothing can more clearly manifest your Regard for the Interests of both My Kingdoms, and your Zeal for the general Prosperity of My Dominions, than the Attention you have given to this important Object. A full and equal Participation of Commercial Advantages, and a Similarity of Laws in those Points which are necessary for their Preservation and Security, must be the surest Bond of Union between the Two Kingdoms, and the Source of reciprocal and encreasing Benefits to both. The same Spirit in which this great Work has begun and proceeded, will, I doubt not, appear throughout the whole of its Progress, and I concur with you in thinking that the final Completion of it is of essential Importance to the future Happiness of both Countries, and to the Safety, Glory, and Prosperity of the Empire."

Ordered, That the said Address of both Houses to His Majesty, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

Hawkers' and Pedlars' Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, and for regulating their Trade."

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Polls and Scrutinies Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to limit the Duration of Polls and Scrutinies, and for making other Regulations touching the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, for Places within England and Wales, and for Berwick upon Tweed, and also for removing Difficulties which may arise for Want of Returns being made of Members to serve in Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Scotch Admiralty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, which before the Treaty of Union between the Two Kingdoms, was styled, the High Court of Admiralty of Scotland; and for discharging and abolishing the Payment of Fees, and Perquisites to the Judge of the said Court, and for granting a Salary to the said Judge in Lieu thereof; and for the Punishment of Persons destroying Ships."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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