House of Lords Journal Volume 38
June 1789 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: June 1789 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 442-447. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116860 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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June 1789 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 8o Junii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux York.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montagu.
March. Townshend.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Grant against E. Morton.

After hearing Counsel as well on Tuesday the 26th Day of May last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Grant Writer in Edinburgh, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 7th of February 1789, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 11th of March 1789; 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 George Earl of Morton, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Wood et al. against Hamilton et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Messieurs John Wood and Company and others are Appellants, and Archibald Hamilton Merchant in Glasgow and others are Respondents:

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

Duke of Clarence introduced.

His Royal Highness Prince William Henry being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Twentieth Day of May in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, created Duke of Clarence and of Saint Andrews, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced between the Duke of Chandos Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household, and the Duke of Montagu, (also in their Robes;) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl Marshal of England preceding; His Royal Highness standing 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 R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; to Our most dearly beloved Son William Henry Duke of Clarence and of Saint Andrews, greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; 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 Our aforesaid Parliament 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 Twentieth Day of May in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Which done, His Royal Highness at the Table took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was then placed in a Seat prepared for him on the Left Hand of the Chair of State on the Throne.

Cromford Canal Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Harrington, and the humble Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough of Derby in the County of Derby; and also of Thomas Evans Esquire, Jedediah Strutt Esquire and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners and Occupiers of Mills situate on the River Derwent, in the County of Derby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Inhabitants of the Town of Derby:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Evans Esquire, Samuel Fox Esquire, William Stretton Gentleman, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Proprietors of the Navigation from the Town of Derby, on the River Derwent to the River Trent, under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for making the River Derwent in the County of Derby navigable," severally taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County;" and severally praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law, or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Erewash Canal, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham, also taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents, against the said Bill, or such Parts thereof as may affect them, and that it may not pass into a Law as it now stands:"

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

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal, at or near Langley Bridge, and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill, to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County," be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 16th Day of this Instant June.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Arabin's Divorce Bill, Order respecting Notice to Mrs. Arabin:

It was moved, "That the Petition of William John Arabin Esquire, presented to the House on the 16th of May last; praying, "That Service of the Copy of the Bill to dissolve his Marriage, and of the Order on Charles Bishop, the Proctor for Henrietta Molyneux, may be deemed good Service on her," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then an Affidavit of Mr. John Johnson:

And also, an Affidavit of Mr. Henry Milbourne in Support of the said Petition being also read:

Mr. Graham, one of the Agents for the Petitioner, the said Mr. Johnson, another Agent for the Petitioner, and the Petitioner Mr. Arabin, were severally called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That they had made every Enquiry they could, and that they neither knew, nor had heard where the said Henrietta Molyneux might be found, or where her Place of Abode was."

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the leaving a Copy of the Bill, and of the Order of the 8th Day of May last with Charles Bishop, who acted as Proctor for the said Henrietta Molyneux, in the Ecclesiastical Courts in the Cause of Divorce mentioned in the said Bill, shall be deemed as good Service of the said Bill and Order, as if the same had been personally served on the said Henrietta Molyneux.

Second Reading of the Bill deferred.

Then it was moved, "That the Order made on the 25th of May last, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William John Arabin Esquire, with Henrietta Molyneux his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," To-morrow, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Highland Society Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appropriating the Sum of Three thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus arising from the forfeited Estates in North Britain, to be applied by the Highland Society of Scotland at Edinburgh, to Public Uses in that Part of the Kingdom:"

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Hopetoun reported, "That the Committee had made a Progress in the Bill, and desired that another Time might be appointed for the Committee to sit again."

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

Cockburnspath Bridge Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the unexhausted Balance or Surplus arising from the forfeited Estates in North Britain, towards completing and finishing the Bridge over the Pees or Pass of Cockburnspath, in the County of Berwick:"

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

Bourton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Hamlets of Bourton and Watchfield, in the Parish of Shrivenham, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Temple Street Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening a New Street from Fleet Street to Temple Street, in the City of London, and also a Public Passage from such New Street towards Water Lane, and for stopping up or altering certain Courts, Alleys, or Passages, and setting out others near to or communicating with such New Street and Passage," 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."

Teddington Road Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Cross Hands in Teddington Field, in the Parish of Overbury, in the County of Worcester, to the London Turnpike Road between Evesham and Pershore in the said County," was committed.

Evesham Roads Bill.

The Earl of Hopetoun also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament of the First, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from the Borough of Evesham, and several other Roads in the Counties of Worcester and Gloucester," was committed.

Hawkers and Pedlars Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, and for regulating their Trade."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Loyne Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual several Acts made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, otherwise called Lune, and for building a Quay or Wharf near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Buckland Dinham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Buckland Dinham, to the End of the Parish of Timsbury, and also the Road from Midsomer Norton, to the End of the Parish of Norton Saint Phillips, and also the Road from Tucker's Grave, to the Road leading from Wellow to a Place known by the Name of The Red Post, in the County of Somerset; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Kilmersdon, in the said County, to join the Road from Buckland Dinham aforesaid, in the Street of Radstock, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Rocheid against Sir David Kinloch.

A Petition of James Rocheid, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Sir David Kinloch Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Counsel on both Sides who attended their Lordships from Scotland in this Cause, are now returned to that Country, and both Parties are desirous that the Hearing thereof should be delayed till next Session;" and therefore praying, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be delayed till next Session of Parliament."

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 to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Junii 1789.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux York.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Howe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

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 that they attend Him immediately in this House."

Who being come,

Mr. Addington said,

Mr. Addington, Speaker of H. C. presented and approved.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, have, in obedience to your Majesty's Commands, and according to their ancient Right, proceeded to the Election of one of their Members to be their Speaker, and I am to acquaint your Majesty, that their Choice has fallen upon me to discharge the Duties of a Station so arduous and important.

"But, Sire, while my Mind is warmed with Gratitude by the Proof of the good Opinion and Confidence which I have received from your faithful Commons, I cannot but feel for their Interests, their Dignity, and their Honour, and under this Impression, I beg Leave most humbly to submit to your Majesty's Wisdom, the Expediency of directing them to proceed to another Election, whereby they may be enabled to fix upon a Person who may reflect Credit on their Choice, and be found in all Respects worthy your Majesty's Approbation."

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

"Mr. Addington,

After which,

Mr. Speaker said,

"Since the Choice of your Commons has been sanctioned by your Majesty's most gracious Approbation, it becomes me to submit myself with Deference and Humility to your Majesty's Pleasure.

"Permit me to offer to your Majesty my most grateful and dutiful Acknowledgements for this distinguished Instance of your Royal Grace and Favour, and to assure your Majesty, that I will discharge the Duties of the great Trust which has been committed to me with Impartiality and Integrity, and upon all Occasions exert my best Endeavours to prove myself not altogether unworthy the Choice that has been made by the Commons of Great Britain, and which has received your Majesty's most gracious Confirmation: But, fully sensible of my Failings and Imperfections, I beg Leave to express my anxious, but humble Hope, that they may be in no Degree imputed by your Majesty to your faithful Commons; and that through your Majesty's Goodness, my Conduct may at all Times receive from your Majesty a favourable Interpretation."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bourton, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Hamlets of Bourton and Watchfield, in the Parish of Shrivenham, in the County of Berks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Temple Street Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening a New Street from Fleet Street to Temple Street, in the City of London, and also a Public Passage from such New Street towards Water Lane, and for stopping up or altering certain Courts, Alleys, or Passages, and setting out others near to or communicating with such New Street and Passage."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Teddington Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Cross Hands in Teddington Field, in the Parish of Overbury, in the County of Worcester, to the London Turnpike Road between Evesham and Pershore, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Evesham Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament of the First, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from the Borough of Evesham, and several other Roads, in the Counties of Worcester and Gloucester."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Parson's Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, late the Estate of Elizabeth Parson, deceased, Wife of John Parson Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Members of the Church of England Relief Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving Members of the Church of England from sundry heavy Penalties and Disabilities to which by the Laws now in Force they may be liable; and for extending Freedom in Matters of Religion to all Persons (Papists only excepted), and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

Moved, "That the said Bill be rejected."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 10o Junii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Lovaine.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Parson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, late the Estate of Elizabeth Parson, deceased, Wife of John Parson Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Faversham Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, within the Town and Liberty of Faversham, in the County of Kent, and also certain Places near or adjoining thereto; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment 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 one Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Rybot for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Thomas Rybot of Cheapside, London; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve the Marriage of the Petitioner with Alicia Fowler his Wife, and to enable him to marry again:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, the Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the 25th Day of this Instant, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Francis Thomas Rybot may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Alicia Fowler may have a Copy of the said Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Bakers Company Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Powers and limiting the Jurisdiction of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Company of the Bakers of the City of London, for preventing any undue Exercise of the Trade or Business of a Baker; and for amending an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof, and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fen and Ings in the Parish of Dunston, in the County of Lincoln, and for draining and improving certain Parts thereof, and also certain enclosed Low Lands in the said Parish, and in the Parish of Metheringham, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The first mentioned 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 the 28th of May 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."

The Managers offered to produce certain official Documents, properly attested, relative to the Receipt by Mr. Hastings of the One Lack and a Half of Rupees, stating, "That they were transmitted by Mr. Goring to the Board of Council at Calcutta, received by them, recorded without any Objection on the Part of Mr. Hastings, and transmitted by him likewise, without Objection, to the Court of Directors."

The Counsel for the Defendant objected to the same, as being a voluntary Transmission of Papers in themselves, not Evidence, and not sanctioned by any Conduct of Mr. Hastings.

The Managers being heard in Answer to the same Objection, and the Counsel in Reply:

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

The House was resumed.

It was proposed to resolve, "That the Papers now offered in Evidence by the Managers for the Commons ought not to be read."

The same was agreed to, and resolved accordingly.

Ordered, That the Managers for the Commons be informed, "That the Lords have resolved, that the Papers now offered in Evidence by the Managers for the Commons ought not to be read."

Then it was agreed by the Lords to go down again into Westminster Hall:

But their Lordships understanding that the Commons were returned from the Court below to their own House:

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

To acquaint them, "That the Lords will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, presently, in Westminster Hall."

Then the House adjourned again into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as before.

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 said, "Gentlemen, Managers for the Commons, and you Gentlemen who are of Counsel for the Defendant;

"The Lords have resolved, That the Papers now offered in Evidence by the Managers for the Commons ought not to be read."

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

Whereupon, several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

And several Papers having been 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, To-morrow Morning, 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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Arabin's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Dodson, Thomas Girdler, Susanna Taylor, James Poulter, Maria Haynes, James Bradley, Sarah Chiselden, Mary Taylor, Henry Sedding, Mary Davis, — St. George Widow, and Jasabell Eggleston, do attend this House on Friday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William John Arabin Esquire, with Henrietta Molyneux his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The King against Amery, in Error, Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Tuesday the 16th Day of this Instant June, upon hearing the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the King is Plaintiff, and Thomas Amery is Defendant.

Cromford Canal Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made on Monday last for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to Cromford Bridge in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill to or near Pinxton Mill in the said County," to be read a Second Time on Tuesday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 19th Day of this Instant June; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Adjourn.

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