House of Lords Journal Volume 37
January 1787

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: January 1787', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 578-586. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116802 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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January 1787

DIE Martis, 23o Januarii 1787.

DIE Martis, 23o Januarii 1787, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratiâ Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo Septimo. In quem Diem hæc Quarta Sessio Parliamenti per separalia Adjournamenta, et Prorogations continuata fuerat in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Queensberry & Ds. Douglas.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondely.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn & Vic. Hamilton.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Suffield.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

His Majesty was pleased to say,

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

I have particular Satisfaction in acquainting you, that since I last met you in Parliament, the Tranquillity of Europe has remained uninterrupted, and that all Foreign Powers continue to express their friendly Disposition to this Country.

I have concluded a Treaty of Navigation and Commerce with the Most Christian King, a Copy of which shall be laid before you. I must recommend it to you to take such Measures as you shall judge proper for carrying it into effect; and I trust you will find that the Provisions contained in it are calculated for the Encouragement of Industry and the Extension of lawful Commerce in both Countries, and, by promoting a beneficial Intercourse between Our respective Subjects, appear likely to give additional Permanence to the Blessings of Peace. I shall keep the same salutary Objects in view in the Commercial Arrangements which I am negotiating with other Powers.

I have also given Directions for laying before you a Copy of a Convention agreed upon between Me and the Catholic King for carrying into Effect the Sixth Article of the last Treaty of Peace.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons, I have ordered the Estimates for the present Year to be laid before you; and I have the fullest Reliance on your Readiness to make due Provision for the several Branches of the Public Service.

The State of the Revenue will, I am persuaded, continue to engage your constant Attention, as being essentially connected with the National Credit and the Prosperity and Safety of My Dominions.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

A Plan has been formed, by My Direction, for transporting a Number of Convicts, in order to remove the Inconvenience which arose from the crowded State of the Gaols in different Parts of the Kingdom, and you will, I doubt not, take such farther Measures as may be necessary for this Purpose.

"I trust you will be able, in this Session, to carry into Effect Regulations for the Ease of the Merchants, and for simplifying the Public Accounts in the various Branches of the Revenue; and I rely upon the uniform Continuance of your Exertions in Pursuit of such Objects as may tend still farther to improve the National Resources, and to promote and confirm the Welfare and Happiness of My People."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

D. Cumberland takes the Oaths.

This Day His Royal Highness Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland took the Oaths and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

House acquainted several Lords were ready to be introduced:

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

E.Strange introduced:

John Duke of Atholl, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 18th Day of August 1786, in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Strange, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl Brooke and the Earl of Leicester (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin John Earl Strange, Greeting. Whereas, by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until the Fourteenth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of August, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

V. Hamilton introduced:

James Earl of Abercorn, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 24th Day of August 1786, in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Hamilton, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Viscount Stormont and the Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding, His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin James Viscount Hamilton, Greeting: Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until the Fourteenth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-fourth Day of August, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Ld. Douglas introduced:

William Duke of Queensberry, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 21st Day of August 1786, in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Douglas of Amesbury in the County of Wilts, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Rivers and the Lord Brudenell (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right-trusty and wellbeloved William Douglas of Amesbury, in Our County of Wilts Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Fourteenth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of August, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Ld. Delaval introduced:

John Hussey Lord Delaval of the Kingdom of Ireland, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 21st Day of August 1786, in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Delaval of Delaval, in the County of Northumberland, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Audley and the Lord Bulkeley (also in their Robes,) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

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

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right-trusty and wellbeloved John Hussey Delaval of Delaval, in Our County of Northumberland, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until the Fourteenth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of August, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Ld. Hawkesbury introduced:

The Honourable Charles Jenkinson, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 21st Day of August 1786, in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Hawkesbury, in the County of Gloucester, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Southampton and the Lord Rawdon (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

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

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right-trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Jenkinson of Hawkesbury, in Our County of Gloucester, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued to and until the Fourteenth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs:

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of August, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Ld. Suffield introduced:

Sir Harbord Harbord, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 21st Day of August 1786, in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Suffield, in the County of Norfolk, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Sydney and the Lord Middleton (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding: His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right-trusty and wellbeloved Harbord Harbord of Suffield, in Our County of Norfolk, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Eighteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time by several Adjournments and Prorogations Adjourned, Prorogued, and continued, to and until the Fourteenth Day of September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of August, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

D. Norfolk and E. Abergavenny take their Seats.

This Day Charles Duke of Norfolk sat first in Parliament.

Also Henry Earl of Abergavenny sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father, George Earl of Abergavenny: Their Lordships having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table their Lordships' Pedigrees, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Bill pro formâ read.

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

His Majesty's Speech reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for Address thereupon:

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty Our humble Thanks for His most gracious Speech from the Throne:

"To express to His Majesty the Eagerness with which we take the earliest Opportunity offered to Us of joining the unanimous Voice of Our Fellow Subjects, in congratulating His Majesty on the late providential Interposition of the Almighty, in the Preservation of a Life so valuable to His People:

That We acknowledge with Reverence and Gratitude the divine Goodness in averting the Calamity with which we were threatened: That we join in the general Admiration of those Virtues which compose His Majesty's Character, and beg Leave to assure His Majesty, that we are happy in testifying the Share we take in the loyal and affectionate Attachment to His sacred Person, which pervades the Breasts of His Subjects in every Part of His Dominions:

That it is with the most sincere Concern that we condole with His Majesty upon the Loss which He has sustained by the unfortunate Death of that illustrious and excellent Princess His Majesty's Aunt, Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia:

That the present Appearance of the Preservation of the Public Tranquillity, as well as the Assurances given to His Majesty by Foreign Powers, of their friendly Disposition to this Country, give us the greatest Satisfaction:

To return His Majesty Our hearty Thanks for His Goodness in directing the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce with the Most Christian King, and the Convention with His Catholic Majesty to be laid before us, and to assure His Majesty that in considering Measures of so important and interesting a Nature, we shall be happy to find in them a Tendency to give an additional Permanency to the Blessings of Peace, the Encouragement of Industry, and the Extension of lawful Commerce between His Majesty's Subjects and those of the Most Christian King, and that we shall with Pleasure concur in any Regulations calculated to insure those salutary Purposes:

That we learn with great Satisfaction that His Majesty has taken Measures for the Transportation of a Number of Convicts, and for removing the Inconveniencies which arise from the crouded State of the Gaols, and to beg His Majesty will be assured that we shall be ready to concur in such further Provisions as may be found necessary for this Purpose:

That we shall with the same Readiness co-operate in whatever Regulations may appear to be proper for the Ease of the Merchants, and for the simplifying the Public Accounts in the various Branches of the Revenue, and that His Majesty may depend upon Our best and steadiest Exertions in Pursuit of such Measures as may tend still further to improve the national Resources, and to promote and confirm what has ever been the first Object of the Parental Care and Attention of His Majesty, the Welfare and Happiness of His People."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensbery & L. Douglas.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Rochford.
E. Ailesbury.
V. Weymouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Dacre.
L. Amherst.
L. Brudenell.

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Address reported and agreed to.

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

Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

Permit us to express to Your Majesty the Eagerness with which we take the earliest Opportunity offered to us of joining the unanimous Voice of Our fellow Subjects in congratulating Your Majesty on the late providential Interposition of the Almighty, in the Preservation of a Life so valuable to Your People: we acknowledge with Reverence and Gratitude the Divine Goodness in averting the Calamity with which we were threatened: we join in the general Admiration of those Virtues which compose Your Majesty's Character, and humbly beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that we are happy in testifying the Share we take in the loyal and affectionate Attachment to Your sacred Person, which pervades the Breasts of Your Majesty's Subjects in every Part of Your Dominions.

It is with most sincere Concern that we condole with Your Majesty upon the Loss which You have sustained by the unfortunate Death of that illustrious and excellent Princess Your Majesty's Aunt, Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia.

The present Appearances of the Preservation of the public Tranquillity, as well as the Assurances given to Your Majesty by Foreign Powers, of their friendly Disposition to this Country, give us the greatest Satisfaction.

We return Your Majesty our hearty Thanks for Your Goodness in directing the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce with the Most Christian King, and the Convention with His Catholic Majesty to be laid before us, and we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that in considering Measures of so important and interesting a Nature, we shall be happy to find in them a Tendency to give an additional Permanency to the Blessings of Peace, the Encouragement of Industry, and the Extension of lawful Commerce between Your Majesty's Subjects and those of the Most Christian King, and that we shall with Pleasure concur in any Regulations calculated to ensure those salutary Purposes.

We learn with great Satisfaction that your Majesty has taken Measures for the Transportation of a Number of Convicts; and for removing the Inconveniences which arise from the crouded State of the Goals; and we beg your Majesty will be assured that we shall be ready to concur in such further Provisions as may be found necessary for this Purpose.

We shall with the same Readiness co-operate in whatever Regulations may appear to be proper for the Ease of the Merchants; and for the simplifying the Public Accounts in the various Branches of the Revenue; and Your Majesty may depend upon our best and steadiest Exertions in Pursuit of such Measures as may tend still further to improve the National Resources; and to promote and confirm what has ever been the first Object of the Parental Care and Attention of Your Majesty, the Welfare and Happiness of Your People."

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

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

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

Committee of Privileges.

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

P. Wales.
D. Cumberland.
Ld. Chancellor.
Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Queensberry & L. Douglas.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Lothian.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn & V. Hamilton.
E. Balcarres.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brook & Warwick.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Chatham.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Abergavenny.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Londsdale.
E. Strange.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Audley.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Fortescue.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Delaval.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Suffield.

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

Committee for the Journals.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Queensberry & L. Douglas.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Lothian.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn & V. Hamilton.
E. Balcarres.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brook & Warwick.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Chatham.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Abergavenny.
E. Leicester.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Strange.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Audley.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Fortescue.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Rawdon.
L. Carteret.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Deleval.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Suffield.

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

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 24o Januarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Comes Hopetoun.
Ds. Dacre.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

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

Buchanans against Bartletts:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Jean Buchanan of Drumakiln, and James Buchanan of Catter her Guardian; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 9th of March and 16th of November 1786; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there of the 22d of November and 18th of December 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Lillias Bartlet, formerly Bald, and Frederick Benjamin Doyne Bartlett, Lieutenant in His Majesty's Service, her Husband, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Lillias Bartlett, formerly Bald, and Frederick Benjamin Doyne Bartlett, her Husband, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 21st Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said, Appeal.

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

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

Rose against Rose and Russell:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Rose of Kilravock Widow, the Relict of Doctor Hugh Rose of Broadley deceased; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th and 19th of January, and 8th of December 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that James Rose, the Heir Male of Hugh Rose, the last of Kilravock, and Mr. Francis Russell Advocate his Guardian, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Rose, and Francis Russel may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 21st Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street, York Buildings, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Elizabeth Rose Widow, on account of her Appeal depending in this House, she living in Scotland:"

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

Sibbald and Brown against Dewar.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Sibbald Merchant in Leith, and William Brown Merchant in London; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 12th of July 1786; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 17th of November 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, altered, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Andrew Dewar, Cashier to the Merchant Banking Company of Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Dewar, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 21st Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Armstrong against His Majesty's Advocate:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mr. David Armstrong Advocate, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 10th of August 1785 and 3d of August 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Ilay Campbell Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate, for His Majesty's Interest, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Ilay Campbell Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 21st Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mr. David Armstrong, Advocate, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Bp. Oxford to preach on 30th January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Oxford be and he is hereby desired, to preach before this House on Tuesday the 30th Day of this Instant January, in the Abbey Church Westminster.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Januarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.

PRAYERS.

Wardlaw et al. against Wilson et al.

The Answer of John Wilson, Provost of the Borough of Dumfermline, and others, to the Appeal of Thomas Wardlaw, and others, was this Day brought in.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did, on Wednesday last, present their Address to His Majesty; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer:

My Lords,

I thank you for this very loyal and dutiful Address.

Your Expressions of affectionate Attachment to My Person, and Zeal for My Government, as well as your Assurances of proceeding to the Consideration of the important Objects which I have recommended to you, give Me the greatest Satisfaction."

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

Leigh against Hazard et al:

Upon reading the Petition of James Hazard and others, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Nicholas Leigh is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff in Error has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships' Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be non-pros'd, with such costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Taylor against Blain, in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Archibald Taylor is Plaintiff, and John Blain is Defendant:"

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

Grove et al. against Sir J. Grant:

Upon reading the Petition of Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Sir James Grant Baronet, Respondent thereto, et è contra, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That last Session of Parliament the Petitioners, severally, put in their Appeal and Cross Appeal to their Lordships, but are now desirous of withdrawing the same;" and therefore, severally, praying, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal and Cross Appeal:"

Appeals withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal and Cross Appeal, as desired.

Sir A. Campbell against Macneil.

A Petition of Sir Archibald Campbell Knight of the Bath and another, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Macneil Esquire, Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Cause was expected to have been heard by their Lordships in the last Session of Parliament, and Counsel on both Sides from Scotland were prepared to have argued it; the same Counsel are to be in London at the Rising of the Court of Session in March next, and the Parties therefore hope that the Hearing will be delayed;" and humbly praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to adjourn the Hearing of this Cause till Thursday the 15th Day of March next; or to such other Day as their Lordships think most proper."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn;

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

Walker against Gordon.

A Petition of William Walker, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Mrs. Jean Gordon alias Fletcher, Respondent thereto, et è contra, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Parties in this Cause being under Treaty to compromise the Matter in Dispute;" they humbly pray, "That their Lordships will be pleased to delay the Hearing of this Cause till after those already appointed."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

Gordon against Gordon et al.

A Petition of George Alexander Gordon, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Janet Gordon and others, Respondents thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Parties are desirous that the Hearing of this Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to put off the Hearing of this Cause till after all the Causes already appointed."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

King Charles's Martyrdom observed.

Then in order to solemnize this Day being appointed by Act of Parliament to be observed as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First:

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 31o Januarii 1787.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn & Vic. Hamilton.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Strange.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Treaty with France and Convention with Spain delivered.

The Lord Osborne (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

Copy of the Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between His Majesty and the Most Christian King, signed at Versailles the 26th of September 1786:" and Translation.

And also, "Copy of the Convention between His Majesty and the King of Spain, signed at London the 14th of July 1786:" and Translation.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Thanks to Bp. of Oxford for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be and are hereby given to the Lord Bishop of Oxford for the Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church Westminster; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Public Accounts, 15th Report of of Commissioners, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Drummond and Mr. Roe, Two of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take, and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar,

"The Fifteenth Report of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom."

And then they withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

East India Goods, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended:"

They were called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament, the Return of the said Commissioners; with the following Accounts: (videlicet)

"An Account of prohibited East India Goods imported into St. Helens, and private Trade Warehouses in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1785 to Michaelmas 1786, what delivered out for Exportation during that Period, and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of prohibited East India Goods, imported into Leadenhall Warehouse in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1785 to Michaelmas 1786, also what exported during that Time, and what remained in the said Warehouse at Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1785, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports at Michaelmas 1785, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Helens, Leadenhall, Billiter Lane, and the Custom House in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1785 in order to be dyed, glazed and refreshed, what have been returned, and what remained out at Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1785 to Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England, commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1785 to Michaelmas 1786."

"An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged, and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1786."

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Carr against Hinton et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Wills Carr, Clerk, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Hinton, William Chamberlain, Anthony Chapman, and Sir Thomas Fowke are Respondents, setting forth, "That the Petitioner did, on the 22d Day of June last, exhibit his Appeal to their Lordships from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer: That since presenting the said Appeal, the said Cause is become abated by the Death of the said William Chamberlain and Sir Thomas Fowke Two of the Respondents thereto: That John Chamberlain of Hungerton, in the County of Leicester, Yeoman, is become the personal Representative, and Dame Ann Fowke of Lowesby in the said County of Leicester, the Widow of the said Sir Thomas Fowke, is now become the Impropriator of the said Parish of Lowesby;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Appeal may stand revived against the said John Chamberlain and Dame Ann Fowke, and that they may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal do stand revived against the said John Chamberlain and Dame Ann Fowke as desired; and that they do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 14th Day of February next.

Sir A. Campbell against Mac Neil. Respondent's Petition for a Bye-Day, rejected.

A Petition of John Mac Neil Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Archibald Campbell Knight is Appellant which stands appointed for Hearing was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner and his Counsel from Scotland were prepared and attended for their Lordships' Order for the Hearing of this Cause in the last Session of Parliament: That the Petitioner is now ready and requires no more Time than what is necessary to give Notice to his Counsel in Scotland of their Lordships' Order for the Hearing of this Cause, and for his Counsel to come up in Obedience thereto;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order that this Cause be heard on Tuesday the 13th Day of February next, or on such other Day thereafter as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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