House of Lords Journal Volume 38
April 1788 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: April 1788 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 135-148. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116831 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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April 1788 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancel larius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Puleston's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend Philip Puleston Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Ruabon in the County of Denbigh, and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Strathallan Claim of Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew John Drummond Esquire, claiming the Title and Dignity of Viscount of Strathallan and Lord Madertie and Lord Drummond of Cromlix; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's Claim was, by an Order of their Lordships in the last Session of Parliament, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges of that Session, his printed Case was delivered, and a Day was appointed for hearing thereof, and the Judges ordered to attend, but the Order being afterwards discharged, and the Matter of the said Claim not having been heard or determined in that Session, the Petitioner has again lodged his Case;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that his Claim may be and stand referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges for the present Session, and that their Lordships do meet to consider the same on Monday the 21st of April Instant, or such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner's said Claim be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, and that they do meet to consider of the said Claim on Monday the 28th Day of this Instant April; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

East India Company against Tod, in Error.

Ordered, That the Re-hearing of the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies are Plaintiffs, and James Tod is Defendant, which stands appointed for Wednesday the 23d Instant, be put off to Friday the 25th Day of this Instant April; and that all the Judges of England do then attend.

Petition of Debtors in Nottingham Gaols, praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Prisoners confined for Debt in the Town and County Gaols of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress, and praying Relief:

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

Militia Pay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Kirkbymoorside Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Townships of Kirkbymoorside, Fadmoor, and Gillamoor, in the Parish of Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Strange.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Marchwiel Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying some of the Provisions of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer, in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop."

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

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

Chafin's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of William Chafin Clerk, in the Counties of Dorset and Wilts, for paying certain Portions charged thereon, and for other Purposes," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Persons ordered to attend.

Ordered, That John Benn Esquire, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gardner, do attend this House immediately.

Petitions on Debtors praing Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Poor Prisoners confined for Debt in His Majesty's Gaol the Castle of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors in Maidstone Prison, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's County and City Gaols of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining severally of their Distress, and praying Relief:

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

Election of a Peer for Scotland, Petitions respecting, put off.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of the Earl of Dumfries, complaining of a Breach of Privilege of this House at the late Election of a Peer for Scotland, and also of the Petition of Lord Cathcart, touching the said Election and his Return, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday the 21st Day of this Instant April; and that the Lords be summoned.

Hastings' Trial.

The Order of the Day being read for the Proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated:

The House was resumed.

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Mr. Ansiruther was then heard to observe on the Evidence given upon the First Charge; and having finished:

Several Witnesses were called in, and further examined.

Mr. Burke was then heard to observe upon the Evidence they had given.

And several Papers being read:

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Leeds, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 12o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Order in the House, Report from Committee of Privileges.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to take into Consideration the Rules and Orders of this House for preserving Order therein: "That the Committee had met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and had come to the following Resolutions; (videlicet)

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Standing Order of the 5th of April 1707, No. 40, and the Standing Order of the 24th of November 1707, No. 41, be vacated.

"That it is also the Opinion of this Committee, That for the future no Person shall be in any Part of the House during the Sitting of the House, except Peers of Great Britain and Heirs Apparent of such Peers or Peeresses of Great Britain in their own Right, and such other Persons as attend this House as Assistants; and that this be added to the Roll of Standing Orders of this House."

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

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

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

Chafin's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of William Chafin Clerk, in the Countries of Dorset and Wilts, for paying certain Portions charged thereon, and for other Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Little Farringdon Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Galloway reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands in the Hamlet of Little Farringdon in the Parish of Langford in the County of Berks," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

"Pr. 1. L. 9. After ("whereas") insert ("the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Lincoln in Right of his See, is Patron of the Prebend of Langford Ecclesia in the Cathedral Church of Lincoln, and")

"L. 11. After ("the") insert ("said") and in the said Line leave out from ("Prebend") to ("is") in Line 13.

L. 18. After the Second ("of") insert ("Glebe")

"Pr. 12. L. 14. Leave out from ("whereas") to ("that") in Line 17, and insert ("it is expedient")

"L. 25. Leave out ("may") and insert ("should")

"L. 28. Leave out ("may") and insert ("should") and in the same Line leave out ("him") and insert ("the said Vicar of the Vicarage of Langford")

"L. 32. After ("shall") insert ("and they are hereby required to cause a Valuation to be made of all the said Vicarial Tithes, and after making such Valuation the said Commissioners or the major Part of them shall")

"Pr. 13. L. 2. Leave out from ("the") to ("and") in Line 4, and insert ("said Vicarial Tythes")

"L. 11. Leave out from ("Lessees") to ("equal") in Line 13, and insert ("such Sum of Money as shall be")"

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

Maidstone Road Bill.

The Earl of Galloway also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Maidstone through Debtling, to Key Street in the Parishes of Borden and Bobbing in the County of Kent," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Bruce against Ross:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Bruce one of the Clerks to His Majesty's Signet in Scotland; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 28th of February 1786; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 26th of January and 14th of February 1787; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Walter Ross, Writer to the Signet in Scotland, put into the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

Mangotsfield Commons Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing all Right of Common on the several Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, (except Mangotsfield Common, Emerson's Green, and Vinney Green,) and for vesting the said Commons and Waste Grounds in Charles Bragge Esquire, Lord of the said Manor, discharged from the said Right of Common; and for securing a Rent Charge issuing out of the same, for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Order in the House, Report considered, and Motion respecting adjourned.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider the Rules and Orders of this House for preserving Order therein; and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the following Amendment be made to the Second Resolution contained in the said Report;" (videlicet)

After the Word ("except") insert the Words ("Lords of Parliament and")

The same was agreed to.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That the Standing Order of the 5th of April 1707, No. 40, and the Standing Order of the 24th of November 1707, No. 41, be vacated; and that the said Resolution, thus amended, be substituted instead thereof."

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Motion be adjourned to Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Maidstone Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing and widening the Road from Maidstone through Debtling, to Key Street in the Parishes of Borden and Bobbing in the County of Kent."

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. Walker:

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

Little Farringdon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, in the Hamlet of Little Farringdon in the Parish of Langford in the County of Berks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Leslie to enter into Recognizance on Mackenzie's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Leslie of Sackville Street may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain Kenneth Mackenzie and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Sir S. Glynne's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne Baronet, an Infant, and also Francis Glynne Esquire, and likewise the Guardians of the several Persons who may hereafter become entitled to the Estates in the County of Flint, comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Conway Glynne Esquire, deceased, and the Will of Sir John Glynne Baronet, also deceased, to grant Leases of the Coal and other Mines within the said Estates," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill on Friday next.

Sinclairs et al. against Threiplands.

The House being informed, "That Patrick Threipland and Doctor Stewart Threipland, Respondents to the Appeal of Henrietta and Janet Sinclairs and others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of James Horne, Writer to His Majesty's Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

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

Stration against Graham.

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Stration, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Graham Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having appealed to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, pronounced against him in an Action or Cause at the Instance of Thomas Graham Esquire, finds himself by reason of Poverty unable to prosecute the said Appeal, unless he is by their Lordships admitted so to do in formâ Pauperis; his Poverty is instructed by the Affidavit and Certificate annexed, and it will appear to their Lordships, that the Petitioner has a good and probable Ground for proceeding in said Appeal by a Certificate under the Hands of Two Counsel also thereunto annexed;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To order him to be admitted to prosecute as Appellant in the aforesaid Cause in formâ Pauperis:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be admitted to prosecute his Appeal in formâ Pauperis in this House, as desired.

Kingston Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston upon Hull, to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull."

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

D. Beaufort.
M. Townshend.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Balcarres.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Norwich.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Sydney.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Douglas.

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

Hicks' Bill, Petition against.

A Petition of Michael Burton of Milding Hall in the County of Suffolk Esquire was presented and read, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain detached Parts of the Estates devised by the Will of Michael Hicks Esquire, in Norfolk, Suffolk, Gloucestershire, and London, in Trustees to be sold, and for enabling them, with Consent of the Claimants under the Will, to sell the Timber and Trees upon certain Wood Lands in Essex, other Part of the devised Estates, and applying Part of the Purchase Money of the Timber in improving the Wood Lands, and to invest the Purchase Money of the detached Estates, and the Residue of the Purchase Money of the Timber in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses;" and praying their Lordships, "That the said Petition may be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, to consider of the Petitioner's Interest in the said Bill; and that their Lordships will be pleased to grant the Petitioner such other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioner was called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, and that a Copy thereof be served upon the Agent for the said Bill; and that the further Consideration of the said Petition be adjourned to Friday next.

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Wollaston Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Dolben and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Wollaston in the County of Northampton;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Coal Dealers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships and others, to advance the Price of Coals in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade;" and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade;" and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures under both or either of the said Acts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mangotsfield Commons Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing all Right of Common on the several Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, (except Mangotsfield Common, Emerson's Green, and Vinney Green,) and for vesting the said Commons and Waste Grounds in Charles Bragge Esquire, Lord of the said Manor, discharged from the said Right of Common; and for securing a Rent Charge issuing out of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Scole Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds in the County of Suffolk; and for amending the said Act."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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

Oswestry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Pool through Oswestry to Wrexham, from Knockin to Llanrhaiadr, from Whitehurst's House in the Road between Oswestry and Wrexham to Llangollen, and several other Roads therein mentioned in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Denbigh; and for discharging the Trustees for repairing the Bala and Dolgelley Roads from the Care of the Road between Llangollen and the Confines of the County of Denbigh; and for making Provision for the future Repair of the said Road."

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

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

Petition of Debtors in Fleet and Norwich Prisons, praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's Prison the Fleet, on Behalf of themselves and others whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's Prison the Castle in Norwich in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Coal Dealers Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships, and others, to advance the Price of Coals in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade;" and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade;" and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures under both or either of the said Acts."

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors and of Bankrupts in certain Cases," be read a Second Time on Monday the 28th Day of this Instant April.

Paddington Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Paddington in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hastings' Trial.

The Order of the Day being read for the Proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as on Friday last.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Mr. Adam then proceeded to open the Second Article.

And having been heard in Part thereupon:

The House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow Morning at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Petition of Debtors in Bristol Prison, praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the unfortunate Debtors confined in the Prison of Newgate in the City of Bristol, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress, and praying Relief:

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

Pease's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to exchange Lands and Hereditaments between the Trustees of a Charity Estate in Hesslewood, in the Parish of Hessle in the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and Joseph Robinson Pease Esquire," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Kingston Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston upon Hull, to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella, in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Marchwiel Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying some of the Provisions of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook to Hampton in the said County of Salop," was committed.

Sir G. Amyand's Estate Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates devised by the Will of Sir George Amyand Baronet, deceased, in Trustees to sell the same, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 16o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Pease's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exchange Lands and Hereditaments between the Trustees of a Charity Estate in Hesslewood, in the Parish of Hessle in the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and Joseph Robinson Pease Esquire."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir G. Amyand's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates devised by the Will of Sir George Amyand Baronet, deceased, in Trustees to sell the same, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Marchwiel Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying some of the Provisions of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Marchwiel in the County of Denbigh, through Bangor, Worthenbury, and Hanmer in the County of Flint, to a House in the Possession of Thomas Jenks in Dodington in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, and from Bangor aforesaid to Malpas in the County of Chester, and from Redbrook, to Hampton in the said County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Kingston upon Hull, to and through the Town of Anlaby, and from thence to the Town of Kirk Ella in the County of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull."

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.

Rauceby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Heath, Waste, and Commonable Lands, within the Manors and Townships of North and South Rauceby in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hertford Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways, and cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Public Passages and Places within the Borough of Hertford, and removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Oswestry Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Pool, through Oswestry to Wrexham, from Knockin to Llanrhaiadr, from Whitehurst's House in the Road between Oswestry and Wrexham to Llangollen, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Denbigh, and for discharging the Trustees for repairing the Bala and Dolgelley Roads from the Care of the Road between Llangollen and the Confines of the County of Denbigh, and for making Provision for the future Repair of the said Road," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Scole Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge, to the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, and for amending the said Act," was committed.

Kirkbymoorside Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Townships of Kirkbymoorside, Fadmoor, and Gillamoor in the Parish of Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of the County of York," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Inverness Court House, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking down the present Court House and Gaol, and erecting and building a new Court House and Gaol in and for the Town and County of Inverness; and for appropriating the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus arising from the forseited Estates in North Britain, towards erecting and building the same."

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 Saturday the 26th Day of this Instant April.

Petitions against, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of Sir John Sinclair and Sir Thomas Dundas and others, presented to the House on the 3d March last; praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill," be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Petition of Debtors in Oxford Gaol praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in the Castle or Gaol of the County of Oxford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Hastings' Trial.

The Order of the Day being read for the Proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order, as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Mr. Pelham, one of the Managers, then proceeded to open the Remainder of the Second Article.

And having been fully heard thereupon:

A Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

Then the House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, To-morrow Morning, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial To-morrow.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux St. Alban's.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

Lever's Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Charity of Robert Lever of London Gentleman, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:"

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

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

Rauceby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Heath, Waste, and Commonable Lands within the Manors and Townships of North and South Rauceby in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Radnor.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Heathfield.

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

Kirkbymoorside Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Townships of Kirkbymoorside, Fadmoor, and Gillamoor in the Parish of Kirkbymoorside in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oswestry Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from Pool through Oswestry to Wrexham, from Knockin to Llanrhaiadr, from Whitehurst's House in the Road between Oswestry and Wrexham to Llangollen, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Denbigh; and for discharging the Trustees for repairing the Bala and Dolgelly Roads from the Care of the Road between Llangollen and the Confines of the County of Denbigh; and for making Provision for the future Repair of the said Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scole Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Scole Bridge to the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, and for amending the said Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Flint Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Roger Mostyn and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Township of Saltney in the County of Flint, to the Town of Flint in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

South Shields Water Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying with Water the Town of South Shields and Parts adjacent, and the Shipping resorting to the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hastings' Trial.

The Order of the Day being read for the Proceeding further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, upon the Articles of Impeachment brought up against him by the Commons, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors:

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as Yesterday.

And the Lords being there seated; and the House resumed:

Leave was asked for the Judges to be covered, which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; also, Proclamation for the Defendant's Appearance.

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord Chancellor to rise.

Then the other Proclamation, for all Persons concerned to come forth, was made.

Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the Commons, "They might proceed to make good their Charge."

Whereupon, a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

Then the House adjourned to the Chamber of Parliament; and being returned:

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial on Tuesday next.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors in Fisherton Prison Wilts, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

Petition of Debtors in Fisherton Prison, praying Relief.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Aprilis 1788.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Lever's Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Governors of the Free Grammar School of the Town and Parish of Bolton-in-the-Moors in the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Foundation of Robert Lever late of London Gentleman, deceased; and for enlarging the Trusts and Powers of the said Governors for the Benefit of the said School."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

It was moved, "That the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's Prison of the Fleet, on Behalf of themselves and others, presented on the 15th Instant, might be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Debtors, Account of Number of, in several Prisons, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officers do lay before this House, "An Account of the Number of Persons now under Consinement for Debt in the following Prisons, specifying also how many of such Prisoners stand charged in Execution for Sums amounting to or exceeding Five hundred Pounds, and how many for Sums between One hundred Pounds and Five hundred Pounds; (videlicet) King's Bench, Fleet, Newgate, Marshalsea, Ludgate, and New Gaol Southwark; and that the Number of Rooms, allotted in each of the above Prisons for the Reception of such Debtors, be particularized."

Petition of Debtors in Ludgate and Merioneth Gaols, praying Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens of London confined for Debt in Ludgate Prison, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors in the County Gaol of Merioneth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of their Distress; and praying Relief:

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

Order in the House, Resolution respecting.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Rules and Orders of this House for preserving Order therein; and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the Standing Order of the 5th of April 1707, No. 40, and the Standing Order of the 24th of November 1707, No. 41, be vacated; and that the following Resolution be substituted in lieu thereof:

"Resolved, That for the future no Person shall be in any Part of the House during the Sitting of the House, except Lords of Parliament and Peers of Great Britain, and Heirs Apparent of such Peers, or of Peeresses of Great Britain in their own Right, and such other Persons as attend this House as Assistants; and that this be added to the Roll of Standing Orders of this House."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Hicks' Bill, Petition against:

Upon reading the Petition of Michael Burton of Milding Hall in the County of Suffolk Esquire; setting forth, "That a Petition has been brought to their Lordships, intituled, "The Humble Petition of Michael Hicks of Williamstrip in the County of Gloucester Esquire, and William Hicks of Withington in the same County Esquire, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children, and also of Michael Burton of Esquire, (meaning the Petitioner) for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned;" that the said Petition has been so presented to their Lordships in the Petitioner's Name, entirely without the Consent, Privity, or Knowledge of the Petitioner, and totally against his Will and Approbation; that the Petitioner conceives the same to be a gross Fraud and Deception on their Lordships House, as also on the Petitioner, who long since, on Application made to him from the said Michael Hicks by his Agent to sign his Consent for an Application for such Bill, had rejected and entirely refused so to do, or give any Consent for the same; and therefore the Petitioner thinks it his Duty, that their Lordships should be apprized and made acquainted therewith, that such Abuses may be prevented in future;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to examine and enquire into the Complaint of this the Petitioner's Petition, and take such Measures and Steps on this Occasion, and give such Relief therein as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet:"

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

Petition considered, and Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Petition of Michael Burton of Milding Hall in the County of Suffolk Esquire, presented to the House on Monday last, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain detached Parts of the Estates devised by the Will of Michael Hicks Esquire in Norfolk, Suffolk, Gloucestershire, and London, in Trustees to be sold; and for enabling them, with Consent of the Claimants under the Will, to sell the Timber and Trees upon certain Wood Lands in Essex, other Part of the devised Estates, and applying Part of the Purchase Money of the Timber in improving the Woodlands, and to invest the Purchase Money of the detached Estates, and the Residue of the Purchase Money of the Timber in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses;" and praying, "That the same may be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed:"

The Agent for the Bill and the Petitioner were called in, and being interrogated as to the Matter of the said Complaint:

The Agent was told, "It was a very bad Practice, and directed to be more cautious in future."

They were directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, "That the Order for Commitment of the said Bill be now read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Pinxton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike in the Liberty of Blidworth to the Mile Oak in the Parish of Kirkby in Ashfield in the County of Nottingham, and from thence through Pinxton to Carter Lane in the Parish of South Normanton, and from Pinxton to the Colliery near Pinxton Green in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Walsall Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl Gower and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, turning, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Walsall to Hamstead Bridge, and the Road leading from the said Town to a Common called Sutton Coldfield, and the Road leading from the said Town to a certain Brook called Park Brook which divides the Parishes of Walsall and Wolverhampton, all in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Little Farringdon Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands in the Hamlet of Little Farringdon in the Parish of Langford in the County of Berks;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Stretton Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor of Stretton in the Dale in the County of Salop;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Insurance Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for regulating Insurances on Ships, and on Goods, Merchandizes, or Effects;" and for substituting other Provisions for the like Purpose in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Deritend Bridge, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Rea at the Town of Birmingham called Deritend Bridge, and widening the Avenues thereto; and for widening and varying the Course of the said River near the said Bridge; and making a Wier and other necessary Works to prevent the lower Part of the said Town from being overflowed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Welford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton near Foston Lane to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby de la Zouch in the said County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

D Newcastle's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting Sir Henry Clinton and his Heirs of the Trusts of divers Castles, Honours, Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of the most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, and for vesting the same in another Trustee, upon the same Trusts and with the like Powers as are mentioned and declared in an Indenture of Release of the Twentieth Day of May One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, or such of them as remain to be performed or are capable of taking Effect;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

South Shields Water Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying with Water the Town of South Shields and Parts adjacent, and the Shipping resorting to the said Town."

Paddington Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Paddington in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Parish."

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

D. Norfolk.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Balcarres.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Sydney.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Chedworth.

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

Hertford Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways, and cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other public Passages and Places within the Borough of Hertford, and removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

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

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

Coal Dealers Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of John Beck of Howard Street in the Strand Gentleman, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the present and prevent the future Combination of Coal Owners, Lightermen, Masters of Ships, and others, to advance the Price of Coals in Prejudice of the Navigation, Trade, and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for the further Encouragement of the Coal Trade;" and also an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade," and to indemnify and save harmless all Persons who may have incurred certain Penalties or Forfeitures under both or either of the said Acts;" and praying, "Their Lordships will permit the Petitioner to be heard by himself or Counsel against the same, touching the Abuses committed, as well by several Coal Owners as by a Combination of Coal Buyers in Prejudice of the fair Trader; or that their Lordships will make such further Order in the Premises, as to them shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time; and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be then heard by his Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof; as also Counsel be heard for the said Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Sir S. Glynne's Estate Bill.

The Earl Stanhope reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne Baronet, an Infant, and also Francis Glynne Esquire, and likewise the Guardians of the several Persons who may hereafter become entitled to the Estates in the County of Flint, comprized in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Conway Glynne Esquire, deceased, and the Will of Sir John Glynne Baronet, also deceased, to grant Leases of the Coal and other Mines within the said Estates," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

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

Gossip's Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Timber to be cut upon certain Estates settled by the Will and a Codicil of William Gossip Esquire, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom in making Repairs on the same Estates, and laying out the Remainder in Purchases of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Williams et al. against Wright.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Williams and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Wright Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, "That it appears from the exemplified Copy of the Proceedings in this Cause, that the Interlocutor of the Lords of Session complained of, is dated the 19th January 1785, and not the 19th January 1784, as mentioned in the Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, for Leave, "To amend their Appeal in this Particular, they amending the Respondents Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, as desired, they amending the Respondents Copy.

Carnan against Green, Truman, and Malin, in Error, Petition of Plaintiff to put off hearing, rejected.

A Petition of Thomas Carnan, Plaintiff in Three Writs of Error depending in this House, to which John Green, John Truman, and George Malin, are Defendants, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the said Causes were set down for Hearing, and the same now stand in course for Monday next; that since the said Causes were set down for Hearing, the Petitioner found himself under the disagreeable Necessity of appointing a new Solicitor to conduct the further Prosecution of the said Causes, and who was before that Time an entire Stranger to the Whole of the Petitioner's Case, which hath prevented him from getting his Cases properly prepared and printed, so as to deliver the same to their Lordships within the Time limited by the Standing Order of their Lordships House;" that the Petitioner being thus circumstanced, humbly prays their Lordships, "That the Hearing of the said Causes may be postponed for a Week from Monday next, to enable the Petitioner to furnish the necessary Instructions for his Solicitor to prepare his Case for the Consideration of their Lordships, or to such other Time as to them 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.

Williams et al. against Wright.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Richard Williams and others are Appellants, and Robert Wright is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday the 2d Day of May next.

Adjourn.

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