House of Lords Journal Volume 38
July 1789 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 38: July 1789 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 38: 1787-1790 (1767-1830), pp. 497-506. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116864 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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July 1789 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 13o Julii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
March. Townshend.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

"GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine." "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine." "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery." An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities." "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship in Classes." "An Act for amending and continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "To discontinue for a limited Time the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies;" and to revive and continue the said last-mentioned Act." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants, and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose." "An Act for allowing further Time for the Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers." An Act for preventing the wilfully burning or destroying Ships, and the wilfully and maliciously destroying any Woollen, Silk, Linen, or Cotton Goods, or any Implements prepared for or used in the Manufacture thereof in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland." "An Act to give further Powers to the Commissioners for erecting certain Lighthouses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain." "An Act for altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Public Places within the said Town." "An Act for continuing and making more effectual the Acts of Parliament for opening, cleansing, repairing, and improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from or near the Borough of Andovor, in the County of Southampton, to or near Redbridge, in the Parish of Millbrook, in the said County." "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining the Open Fields, Ings, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of West Haddlesey, Chapel Haddlesey, and East Haddlesey, and Temple Hirst, in the Parish of Birkin, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster, for repairing the Highways, regulating the Beadles, Watch, and Patrol; for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances within several of the Streets and other Public Passages and Places within the said Parish; and for other Purposes relating to the said Parish." "An Act for paving the Footways of the several Streets, Public Passages, and Places within the Town of Chelmsford, and Hamlet of Moulsham, in the Parish of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex; and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Town and Hamlet; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments therein." "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watering, and watching such Streets and other Public Places, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex which lies on the North and South Sides of the New Road leading from Paddington to Islington, called Sommers Town, and is now actually leased to Jacob Leroux Esquire, for building upon, or that may be hereafter leased for the like Purpose; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein." "An Act for protecting and securing the Hot Baths and Springs within the City of Bath from Injury by Encroachments and Annoyances; for enlarging or re-building the present Pump Rooms there; for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Public Passages, and for making certain New Streets and Passages to render the Approaches to the said Hot Baths, Springs, and Pump Rooms more safe and commodious." "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow, in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn, till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester." "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, and for making the same more effectual." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton, near the Borough of Warwick, through King's Norton, in the County of Worcester, and to the Upper End of Gannow Green, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to the Bell Inn, in the Parish of Bellbroughton, in the said County of Worcester, so far as relates to the Road between the said Turnpike Road at Hatton and Hockley Heath, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Three Acts made in the Second, Seventeenth, and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Coleshill through the City of Lichfield, and the Town of Stone, to the End of the County of Stafford, in the Road leading towards Chester, and several other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, and City and County of the City of Lichfield, and for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads and other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Stafford." "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." "An Act for amending, widening, turning, varying, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road from a certain Dwelling House in Bury, now or late in the Occupation of William Walker, Gentleman, to Haslingden, and from thence to the East End of Salford Bridge, in Blackburn; and also the Road from Haslingden aforesaid, to the East End of Cockshut Bridge, in the Town of Whalley; and also the Road from Haslingden aforesaid, through New Church and Bacup to Todmorden; and for making a Road from the said Road between Bury and Haslingden, in the Township of Walmersley, to the River Irwell; and for building a Bridge over the said River, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three Acts passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford, and for amending the Roads to Llancloudy Hill and Langua Bridge; and also for making and keeping in Repair the Roads from the said City of Hereford to Hoarwithy Passage, through the several Townships or Places therein mentioned." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to amending and widening the Road from the City of York, to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank; and for discharging the Trustees from the Care of the Road, from the said Road in Sutton Field, through Craike towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike, in the County of York." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Township of Bramley, in the Parish of Leeds, and County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common or Moor, within the Liberties of Marston upon Dove, Hatton, Hoon, and Hoon Hay, in the Parish of Marston upon Dove, in the County of Derby" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and stinted Pastures, within the Township of Thorpe; in the Parish of Burnsall, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Hamlet and Liberties of Sibford Ferris, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Forest, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Arnold, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the Lordship or Liberties of Osmaston, next Derby, in the County of Derby, except only a certain Meadow there, called The Moor Meadow, and a certain Commonable Place, called Sinfin Moor." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, stinted Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Cold Kirkby, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Denton, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Hemmington, in the Parish of Lockington, and County of Leicester." "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Fock, called Baron de Robeck." "An Act for naturalizing Peter Lecornu." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto: Yet nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given, and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts: Willing that the said Acts and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same; and We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors George Prince of Wales; Frederick Duke of York; William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brothers and faithful Counsellors William Duke of Gloucester; Henry Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, Francis Duke of Leeds, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Henry Earl Bathurst; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in our Name as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

2. "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine."

3. "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

4. "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities."

5. "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship, in Classes."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets accepte leur Benevolence et ainsi le veult."

6. "An Act for amending and continuing for a limited Time an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing for a limited Time the several Duties payable in Scotland upon Low Wines and Spirits, and upon Worts, Wash, and other Liquors there used in the Distillation of Spirits, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better regulating the Exportation of British made Spirits from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to England; and to continue for a limited Time an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "To discontinue for a limited Time the Payment of the Duties upon Low Wines and Spirits for Home Consumption, and for granting and securing the due Payment of other Duties in lieu thereof; and for the better Regulation of the making and vending British Spirits; and for discontinuing for a limited Time certain Imposts and Duties upon Rum and Spirits imported from the West Indies;" and to revive and continue the said last-mentioned Act."

7. "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, or to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

8. "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

9. "An Act for preventing the wilfully burning or destroying Ships; and the wilfully and maliciously destroying any Woollen, Silk, Linen, or Cotton Goods, or any Implements prepared for or used in the Manufacture thereof, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

10. "An Act to give further Powers to the Commissioners for erecting certain Lighthouses in the Northern Parts of Great Britain."

11. "An Act for altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Public Places within the said Town."

12. "An Act for continuing and making more effectual the Acts of Parliament for opening, cleansing, repairing, and improving the Harbour of Southwold in the County of Suffolk."

13. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Borough of Andovor, in the County of Southampton, to or near Redbridge, in the Parish of Millbrook, in the said County."

14. "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and draining the Open Fields, Ings, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of West Haddlesey, Chapel Haddlesey, and East Haddlesey, and Temple Hirst, in the Parish of Birkin, in the West Riding of the County of York."

15. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; for repairing the Highways, regulating the Beadles, Watch, and Patrol; for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances within several of the Streets and other Public Passages and Places within the said Parish; and for other Purposes relating to the said Parish."

16. "An Act for paving the Footways of the several Streets, Public Passages, and Places within the Town of Chelmsford and Hamlet of Moulsham, in the Parish of Chelmsford in the County of Essex; and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Town and Hamlet; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments therein."

17. "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering and watching such Streets and other Public Places within that Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras in the County of Middlesex, which lies on the North and South Sides of the New Road leading from Paddington to Islington, called Sommers Town, and is now actually leased to Jacob Leroux Esquire, for building upon, or that may be hereafter leased for the like Purpose; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein."

18. "An Act for protecting and securing the Hot Baths and Springs within the City of Bath from Injury by Encroachments and Annoyances; for enlarging or re-building the present Pump Rooms there; for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Public Passages; and for making certain new Streets and Passages to render the Approaches to the said Hot Baths, Springs, and Pump Rooms more safe and commodious."

19. "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, and the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow, in the County of Gloucester, and Corse Lawn, till it joins the Road from Gloucester to Worcester."

20. "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, and for making the same more effectual."

21. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Hatton, near the Borough of Warwick, through King's Norton, in the County of Worcester, and to the Upper End of Gannow Green, in the Parish of Bromsgrove, and to the Bell Inn, in the Parish of Bellbroughton, in the said County of Worcester, so far as relates to the Road between the said Turnpike Road at Hatton and Hockley Heath, in the County of Warwick."

22. "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Three Acts made in the Second, Seventeenth, and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Coleshill, through the City of Lichfield and the Town of Stone to the End of the County of Stafford, in the Road leading towards Chester, and several other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, and City and County of the City of Lichfield, and for making more effectual Provision for repairing and widening the said Roads, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Stafford."

23. "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 compleating and finishing the Bridge over the Pees or Pass of Cockburnspath, in the County of Berwick."

24. "An Act for amending, widening, turning, varying, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Road from a certain Dwelling House in Bury, now or late in the Occupation of William Walker, Gentleman, to Hastingden, and from thence to the East End of Salford Bridge, in Blackburn, and also the Road from Haslingden aforesaid, to the East End of Cockshut Bridge, in the Town of Whalley, and also the Road from Haslingden aforesaid, through New Church and Bacup to Todmorden, and for making a Road from the said Road between Bury and Haslingden, in the Township of Walmersley, to the River Irwell, and for building a Bridge over the said River, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

25. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three Acts passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford; and for amending the Roads to Llancloudy Hill and Langua Bridge; and also for making and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the said City of Hereford, to Hoarwithy Passage, through the several Townships or Places therein mentioned."

26. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to amending and widening the Road from the City of York, to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and for discharging the Trustees from the Care of the Road, from the said Road in Sutton Field through Craike, towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike, in the County of York."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

27. "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."

28. "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."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Bramley, in the Parish of Leeds, and County of York."

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Common or Moor, within the Liberties of Marston upon Dove, Hatton, Hoon, and Hoon Hay, in the Parish of Marston upon Dove, in the County of Derby."

31. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and stinted Pastures, within the Township of Thorpe, in the Parish of Burnsall, in the West Riding of the County of York."

32. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Hamlet and Liberties of Sibford Ferris, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford."

33. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Forest, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Arnold, in the County of Nottingham."

34. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the Lordship or Liberties of Osmaston next Derby, in the County of Derby, except only a certain Meadow there called The Moor Meadow, and a certain Commonable Place called Sinfin Moor."

35. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, stinted Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Cold Kirkby, in the North Riding of the County of York."

36. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Denton, in the County of Lincoln."

37. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Hemmington, in the Parish of Lockington, and County of Leicester."

38. "An Act for naturalizing John Henry Fock, called Baron de Robeck."

39. "An Act for naturalizing Peter Lecornu."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

West India Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Legacies Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Probates of Wills, Letters of Administration, and on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by force of the Statute of Distributions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newspapers, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Newspapers, Advertisements, and on Cards and Dice;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Flax and Cotton Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Corn, &c. Regulation Bill, rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain within the several Ports and Places therein mentioned;" and for further regulating the Exportation of Starch, and the Importation of Rape Seed:"

Moved, "That the said Bill be rejected."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving certain Powers granted by an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called the Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and by an Act of the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for amending the said former Act, and for making the said Two Acts more effectual."

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.

Cromford Canal Bill.

Moved, "That the Order made on Friday last for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the Third Reading of 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," on Wednesday next, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

Whereupon, the Agents for and against the Bill were called in, and being asked, "If they consented to the same," they answered, "They did."

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Horses and Carriages Duty Bill:

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Rates and Duties upon Horses, and Carriages with Four Wheels; and for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, as far as relates to certain Carriages with Two or Three Wheels therein mentioned," be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Trees, &c. Preservation Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Cultivation, and for the better Preservation of Trees, Roots, Plants, and Shrubs:"

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

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Allen, Steuart, and Company are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the Second Cause Day in the next Session of Parliament.

His Majesty's Advocate against Milne, in Error.

Ordered, That this House will hear the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland is Plaintiff, and John Milne is Defendant, on Thursday next.

Causes, Limitation of.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes during this Session of Parliament, after that which stands appointed for hearing on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 14o Julii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Morton.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

West India Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America; and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

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

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

Legacies Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Probates of Wills, Letters of Administration, and on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate, divided by force of the Statute of Distributions."

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

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

Newspapers, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Newspapers, Advertisements, and on Cards and Dice."

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

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

Flax and Cotton Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

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

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

De Bons et al. for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:

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 Kenyon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

De Bons et al. take the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Dalrymple against McClery.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Dalrymple of Dumagget, Esquire; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 8th of August 1788, and 27th of February and 12th of June 1789, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 30th June 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Thomas Mac Clery, in Balnab, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Mac Clery may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 11th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Suttie to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Suttie of the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Dalrymple Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Writs of Error delivered.

The Lord Kenyon, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table Two Writs of Error;

Goodtitle against Angoves.

In the First of which,
John Goodtitle is Plaintiff,
and
Peter Angove and William Angove are Defendants:

Jefferis against Doe.

And in the other,
Thomas Jefferis is Plaintiff,
and
John Doe is Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 15o Julii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Lonsdale.

PRAYERS.

Cromford Canal Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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.

De Bon's et al. Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet."

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

E. Sandwich.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Stanhope.
E. Lonsdale.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.

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.

Laird against Ogilvie et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Laird of Strathmartin Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 4th and 18th of December 1788, and 14th of December 1789; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there of the 28th of February, 10th of March, and 9th of July 1789; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Dame Charlotte Tullideph Spouse to Sir John Ogilvie of Invercarity, Baronet; Walter Ogilvie their Eldest Son, David Low in Westmains of Wedderburn, James Birnie, Peter Curr, Peter Thomson, Andrew Duncan, and James Fleming, all Tenants in Baldovan; Alexander Low and Thomas Martin in Westmill of Baldovan; Janet Ramsay and Alexander Scot in Balmydown; David Bell, James Low, and John Mann, in Hill Houses, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Dame Charlotte Tullideph, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 12th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands of Queen Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Laird Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Legacies Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Probates of Wills, Letters of Administration, and on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by Force of the Statute of Distributions."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Newspapers, &c. Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Newspapers, Advertisements, and on Cards and Dice."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

West India Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America; and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Flax and Cotton Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 16o Julii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Advocate against Milne, in Error.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland is Plaintiff, and John Milne is Defendant, being a Writ of Error from the Court of Exchequer in Scotland.

And the First Counsel for the Plaintiff being heard in Part:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament.

Newspapers, &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Newspapers, Advertisements, and on Cards and Dice."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Legacies Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Stamp Duties on Probates of Wills, Letters of Administration, and on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by Force of the Statute of Distributions."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West India Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Flax and Cotton Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Encouragement of the Manufactures of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain."

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. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 20o Julii 1789.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Morton.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

V. Torrington takes the Oaths.

This Day George Viscount Torrington took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

De Bon's et al. Naturalization Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry de Bons, Francis Blanchenay, and James Chauvet," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Tobacco Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Clerk of the Parliaments and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wyberton Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the several Parcels of Common, Fen and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within or belonging to the Parish of Wyberton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Westminster Assurance Society Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, with proper Powers for the Purpose of establishing a Society to be named, "The Westminster Society," for granting and purchasing Annuities upon and insuring of Lives and Survivorships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Tobacco Duty Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff, on behalf of themselves and others in London, Bristol, Liverpool, Chester, Devizes, and other Parts of Great Britain, taking Notice of a Bill, depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof;" and praying, "That the House will permit them to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof," be printed.

Cocoa Nuts Duty, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging a Duty on Foreign Cocoa Nuts imported into the British Plantations; for reviving an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the Removal of Sheep from the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth to Cowes, and for permitting the Removal of Sheep and Lambs, and all other Goods (not liable to Duty on Exportation, or prohibited to be exported) between the said Ports reciprocally without Cocket or Bond, under certain Regulations and Restrictions; for empowering the Collectors and Comptrollers of the Customs to grant Licences to open Boats of certain Descriptions free from Stamp Duties on the Bonds for subjecting Tub Boats of certain Built and Dimensions, and Vessels of certain Tonnage, to which they belong (except Square rigged Vessels) and also Vessels with sliding or moveable Keels to Forfeiture;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Customs Fees Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, to appoint Two of the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and One of the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, to enquire into the Annual Amount of the Emoluments of Officers of the Customs, and other Persons employed in that Revenue;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the said Bills be printed.

Tea Drawback Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the like Drawback on Teas exported to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and to Gibraltar, and other Places on the Continent of Europe, and to Africa, as is now allowed on Teas exported to Ireland or America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pawnbrokers Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Reed against Cox, in Error:

Whereas Nehemiah Reed Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error brought into this House, with a Transcript of the Record of the Court of King's Bench, wherein Judgement is entered for James Cox, Defendant in the said Writ, has assigned Errors, and alledging Diminution has prayed, "That His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari may be awarded on his Behalf:"

It is thereupon Ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari be forthwith issued out (on the Behalf of the said Plaintiff) and directed in such usual Manner as in the like Cases is accustomed for the more perfect certifying of the said Record into this House, within Ten Days next ensuing the Date of this Order.

Plaintiff to return Writ of Certiorari in Two Days.

Upon reading the Petition of James Cox, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which Nehemiah Reed Esquire is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having obtained a Judgement in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench against the Plaintiff in Error, he for Delay brought a Writ of Error returnable before their Lordships in Parliament, and the Record having been transmitted, was, together with the said Writ of Error, brought into this House on the 10th Instant: That the said Plaintiff did on the 18th Instant assign certain Errors, and for further Delay, hath prayed a Writ of Certiorari, which the Petitioner apprehends is intended merely to harrass and oppress him; and that in regard of the approaching Recess of Parliament, during which Time all Proceedings would be stayed;" the Petitioner therefore humbly prays their Lordships, "That the said Plaintiff in Error may be ordered to return the said Writ of Certiorari on a shorter Day than is required by the Standing Order of the House:"

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiff in Error do return the said Writ of Certiorari in Two Days.

Adjourn.

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