House of Lords Journal Volume 39
May 1791 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: May 1791 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 198-227. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116902 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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May 1791 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 23o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Quebec Government Bill, Petitions of Inhabitants of Quebec respecting.

Upon reading Two Petitions of the ancient and new Subjects of His Majesty, Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally setting forth, "That after the Conquest of the Province of Canada by the Arms of Great Britain, the Petitioners, in compliance with His Majesty's gracious and Royal Proclamation, bearing Date the 7th Day of October 1763, settled and became established in the new acquired Colony of Quebec, in the full Reliance on the Faith of the Crown of Great Britain, expressed in that Proclamation, for the Enjoyment of those Laws, that Freedom and Security in Canada, which the Principles of the English Constitution afforded in every Part of the British Dominions in America: The Petitioners and the Inhabitants of the Province have chearfully on every Occasion obeyed the controuling Power of the Parliament of Great Britain, and with Patience have suffered during a Period of Anarchy and War, rather than wound His Majesty's feelings, or embarrass the Parliament with Remonstrances and Petitions at a Time when the Safety of the Nation made sacred every Moment of Public Deliberation; the Actions and Conduct of the Petitioners, when truly represented, will best express to Their Lordships the Sincerity of their Loyalty and Attachment to the Crown and Government of Great Britain: The Petitioners look with Concern on the Burthen of Great Britain, and with great Pain and Commiseration they see the Distresses of His Majesty's Loyal Subjects, who, driven from their Estates, Wealth, and Possessions, are daily taking Shelter in this British Colony; though their unsettled and distressed Situation may for the present hinder them from bringing forward their Petitions and their Claims, Their Lordships will readily perceive that a Government similar, or superior to that under which they were born, had lived, and were happy, must be considered by those His Majesty's unfortunate Subjects is an affectionate Proof of His Majesty's Paternal Care and Their Lordships' regard for them, and the first Comfort which, in Relief to their Distresses, Their Lordships can now grant, and the more so, as it will be a blessing not merely granted to them, but extended to their Children and Posterity: The Petitioners, fully persuaded that the Welfare and Happiness of all His Majesty's Subjects are Objects of Their Lordships' serious and benign Consideration, beg Their Lordships' Attention to this their Petition, and ardently request Their Lordships will interpose in their Favour for the Repeal of the Quebec Bill; allowing such Privileges as are already granted to the Roman Catholic Religion, as being inadequate to the Government of this extensive Province, the Cause of much Confusion in their Laws, and fraught with Trouble and Uneasiness to all His Majesty's Loyal Subjects here, and that Their Lordships will be pleased to concur in establishing His Majesty's affectionate Subjects of this Province, in the full Enjoyment of their Civil Rights as British Subjects, and in granting them a free elective House of Assembly: In these hopes they humbly presume to suggest, that Clauses of the following Import may be inserted in the Act of Parliament, which shall be made to confirm a free Constitution to this Country:—First, That the House of Representatives or Assembly be chosen by the Parishes, Towns, and Districts of the Province, to be composed of the Old and New Subjects, in such Manner as to the Wisdom of Parliament may seem most proper; that the Assembly be Triennial, and the Members elected every Three Years: Second, That the Council consist of not less than Thirty Members, and in Case of Division on any Matter before them, that no Act shall be passed unless at least Twelve Members agree to carry the Vote; that the Appointment of the Members may be during their Residence in the Province, and for Life, yet subject to temporary Leave of Absence as mentioned in the 11th Article, and that they serve as Counsellors without Fee or Reward: Third, That the Criminal Laws of England be continued, as at present established by the Quebec Act: Fourth, That the ancient Laws and Customs of this Country, respecting landed Estates, Marriage Settlements, Inheritances, and Dower, be continued, yet subject to be altered by the Legislature of Quebec, and that Owners may alienate by Will, as at present provided by the 10th Section of the Quebec Bill: Fifth, That the Commercial Laws of England be declared to be the Laws of this Province, in all Matters of Trade and Commerce, subject to be changed by the Legislature of Quebec, as in the preceding Article: Sixth, That the Habeas Corpus Act the 31st Charles IId, be made Part of the Constitution of this Country: Seventh, That optional Juries be granted on all Trials in Courts of original Jurisdiction, and that they may be regularly ballotted for, and a Pannel formed as in England either in the Case of an ordinary or a special Jury, at the Option of the Party applying for the same; and that Nine Members out of the Twelve may in Civil Causes return Verdicts, subject to be modified by the Legislature of Quebec as in the 4th Article: Eighth, That the Sheriffs be elected by the House of Assembly, and approved and commissioned by the Governor, at the Annual Meeting of the Legislature; that they hold their Appointment during the period elected for, and their good Behaviour, and that they find reasonable Security for a faithful Discharge of their Duty: Ninth, That no Officer of the Civil Government, Judge, or Minister of Justice, be suspended by the Governor or Commander in Chief for the Time, from the Honours, Duties, Salaries, or Emoluments of his Appointment, but with the Advice and Consent of the Council for the Affairs of the Province; which Suspension shall not continue after the Annual Sitting of the Council, unless it be approved by the same; the Cause of Complaint, if approved, to be thereafter reported to His Majesty for Hearing and Judgement thereon: Tenth, That no new Office be created by the Governor or Commander in Chief for the Time, but with the Advice and Consent of the said Counsel, and to be approved at their Annual Meeting as in the preceding Article: Eleventh, That all Offices of Trust be executed by the Principal in the Appointment, unless by Leave of Absence from the Governor, with Advice and Consent of his Council, which Leave of Absence shall not extend to more than Twelve Months, or be renewed by the Governor but with the Approbation of the Council at the Annual Session: Twelfth, That Judges be appointed to preside in the Courts of the Province; to hold their Places during Life, or their good Behaviour, and that they be rewarded with sufficient Salaries, so as to confine them to the Functions of administering Justice; that every Cause of Accusation for a Removal proceeding from the Governor shall follow the Rule laid down in the 9th Article, and every Cause of Accusation for a Removal on the Part of the Publick shall proceed from the House of Assembly, and be heard by the Council; which, if well founded, shall operate a Suspension, and in either Case be decided in Appeal and Report to His Majesty: Thirteenth, That Appeals from the Courts of Justice in this Province to the Crown be made to a Board of Council or Court of Appeals composed of the Right Honourable the Lord Chancellor, and the Judges of the Courts in Westminster Hall: Fourteenth, The Petitioners beg Leave humbly to represent to Their Lordships, that from their Proximity to the United States, who from Situation and Climate have many Advantages over them, the internal Regulations for promoting the Trade, Agriculture, and Commerce of this Province, are now become more intricate and difficult, and will require great Care and Attention on the Part of the Legislature here, to watch over the Interests of this Country; they therefore request that the Assembly may have the Power of laying the Taxes and Duties necessary for defraying the Expences of the Civil Government of the Province, and for that Purpose, that the Laws now existing, laying Taxes and Duties to be levied in the Province, may be re pealed;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will relieve them from the Anarchy and Confusion which at present prevails in the Laws and Courts of Justice of the Province, by which their real Property is rendered insecure, Trade is clogged, and that good Faith which ought to and would subsist among the People, and which is the Life and Support of Commerce, is totally destroyed, and as the hereditary Guardians of the Rights of the People, be pleased to concur in securing to them, by Act of Parliament, a Constitution and Government on such fixed and liberal Principles, as may promote the Desire His Majesty's affectionate Subjects, the People of this Province, have of rendering this mutilated Colony a bright Gem in the Imperial Crown of Great Britain, and that may call on the present Generation for their unceasing Acknowledgement and Gratitude; and upon the future, to feel as the present, that the Security and Happiness of the People and Province of Quebec depends on an Union with and Submission to the Crown and Government of Great Britain:"

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

Lord Audley takes the Oaths.

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

Quebec Government Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of James Phyn, Alexander Ellice, John Inglis, Robert Hunter, John Brickwood, and George Dyer, on Behalf of themselves and others the Merchants trading and interested in the Trade to the Province of Quebec; and also of Adam Lymeburner, the Agent for the Province of Canada, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America;" and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province;" and praying, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, and that the said Bill, as it now stands, may not pass into a Law, or that the Petitioners may have such other Relief touching the Grievances they have stated, as the Wisdom and Justice of Their Lordships shall think fit:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Second Reading thereof.

Scotch Game Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering so much of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Time of killing Muir Fowl and Tarmagan in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland," be printed.

Hustler and Peirse's Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division between Thomas Hustler Esquire and Richard William Peirse Esquire, of the Manor and Mansion House of Acklam, in the North Riding of the County of York, and of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Acklam and Middlesbrough, and in the Townships of Linthorpe and Airsome, in the said North Riding of the said County of York; and for settling and limiting the Intirety of the said Manor and Mansion House, and of the specifick Messuages, Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments which, upon such Partition and Division, were allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned, and for other Purposes," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chaddesden Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadow, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Chaddesden, in the Parish of Spondon, and County of Derby," was committed.

Chichester Paving Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act for paving of the City of Chichester;" and for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Ways and Passages within the Walls of the said City, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein," 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."

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec, in America; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to continue and amend several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights; and to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom;—and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to make perpetual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom."

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.

Darley Moor Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Darley Moor, in the County of Derby, to Ellaston, in the County of Stafford, and from thence to the Turnpike Road between Leek and Ashborne, in the said Counties of Derby and Stafford."

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

D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Moray.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harawicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Leicester.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Clifford.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rawdon.
L. Kenyon.
L. Dover.
L. Mulgrave.

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

Curdworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath and Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Lordship of Curdworth and Minworth, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Melton Mowbray Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Navigable the Rivers Wreak and Eye, from the Junction of the said River Wreak, with the intended Navigation from Loughborough to Leicester, at or near a certain Place called Turnwater Meadow, in the Lordship of Cossington, to Mill Close Homestead, in the Parish of Melton Mowbray, all in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ellesmere, &c. Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes of Ellesmere, Middle, Baschurch and Hordley, and to the Chapelry or District of Hadnal (otherwise Hadnal Ease) in the County of Salop."

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. Walker and Mr. Spranger:

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

Mersey and Irwell Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for making the Rivers Mercy (now called Mersey) and Irwell, navigable from Liverpool to Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bowes Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Michael Le Fleming and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Bowes, in the County of York, to Brough-underStainmore, in the County of Westmorland; and for repairing and widening the Road from Maiden Castle to Kaber Cross, and other Roads therein mentioned in the said Counties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

E. Stafford introduced:

Frederick Thomas Earl of Strafford, claiming by virtue of a special Limitation in a Patent, granted to Thomas Lord Raby, elder Brother of his Grandfather, bearing Date the Fourth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and eleven, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and the Earl Fitzwilliam (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain preceding; his Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

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

"George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin Frederick Thomas Earl of Strafford, 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 in nowise 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 Seventeenth Day of May, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed in his due Place.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Hasting's Trial proceeded in.

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 in the last Parliament.

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 rife.

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

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

Whereupon, Mr. St. John was heard to open the Fourth Article of Charge.

Then several Papers were read; and a Witness was called in, sworn, and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

W Hasting's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Warren Hastings Esquire, late Governor General of Bengal; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having long waited in anxious Expectation of Their Lordships' Determination respecting his Re-appearance at Their Lordships' Bar, finds himself relieved from one Subject of Suspence, by being again brought before this High Court; and he has so great a Confidence in the Justice and Dignity of Their Lordships, as to believe, that in this Renewal of a Trial so long depending, Their Lordships mean to render it effectual to the Ends of substantial Justice, by prosecuting it without Delay, until it shall reach its final Termination; if such should be Their Lordships' Purpose, the Petitioner will accept it as the greatest Bounty which he can receive at the Hands of Their Lordships; but should his Trial be adjourned over to another Year, he trusts that he shall not be considered as departing from the Respect which he bears to Their Lordships, if he presumes to say, that he shall feel it as an Aggravation of the very severe Lot which it has been his Misfortune to experience, and of which he is the first Example in the Jurisprudence of this Kingdom; if in any other a Precedent can be found of a Criminal Trial suspended over the Head of an Individual, living under a fixed Law and a civilized Government, during so long a Period of his natural Life, and so near the Close of it; that Four Years are completely elapsed since the Petitioner was first compelled to appear at Their Lordships' Bar—to hear read, and to answer to the Charge preferred against him by the late Honourable House of Commons; but that he computes the Origin of their Impeachment from a much more distant Date, the first Notification of an accusatory Process having been made so long ago as June 1785, the Process itself begun in February 1786, and continued through One Prorogation, and many Adjournments, until May 1787, when the Impeachment was carried to Their Lordships' Bar; so that, in Effect, though not in Term, the Petitioner has been the Subject of a Criminal Process before Two Parliaments, and through Six successive Years, yet his Prosecutors to this Time have closed their Evidence upon Three Articles only; namely, the 1st, 2d, and 6th, omitting many Points of those Articles, but selecting a very few Points from the 7th and 12th, as explanatory of the 6th Article: That the Petitioner craves Leave to represent, that he did, in an early Stage of the first Enquiry, cause it to be signified to the late Honourable House of Commons, as his earnest Request, that if the said House of Commons should enter upon their Journals any Vote of Crimination or Censure against him, they would be pleased to allow the Petitioner the Means of a fair and legal Trial for the same, but that the Object of the Petitioner in making that Request was, that he might be afforded the Means of vindicating his Character from the foulest and most unjust Aspersions; but he has to lament that those Aspersions have been renewed and repeated, from Week to Week, from Month to Month, and from Year to Year, without any Power of Reply, or Prospect of Time allowed him for his Defence and Acquittal: That great as his Reliance is on Their Lordships' Justice, it is yet impossible for him, judging from past Experience, not to feel the Apprehensions of further Delay, when he recollects that the last great Interval of the Sitting of the Court, held by Their Lordships in the preceding Parliament, commenced on the 9th of June, and that in neither of the preceding Years did it sit later than the 7th of July; that therefore the longest Interval which he can compute for what remains of this Session of Parliament, in its ordinary Course, will be insufficient to enable the Petitioner to enter upon his Defence, much less to bring it to a Conclusion; but that he will have to sustain the intolerable Grievance of seeing another Year of Persecution added to the past;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To take the particular and unprecedented Hardships of his Case into Consideration, and to adopt such Measures as Their Wisdom may devise, for continuing the Proceedings of Their Lordships' Court, so that the Trial may be brought to a Close, and Judgement given, before another Prorogation of Parliament, the Petitioner craving Leave to assure Their Lordships, that no unnecessary Delay shall be made on his Part, but that he will endeavour to take up as short a Time as possible in his Defence:"

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

Roman Catholic Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to relieve, upon Conditions and under Restrictions, the Persons therein described, from certain Penalties and Disabilities to which Papists, or Persons professing the Popish Religion, are by Law subject;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Beaumont Peerage Committee put off to next Session.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Thomas Stapleton Esquire, to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beaumont, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Attorney General's Report thereunto annexed, is referred, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the second Tuesday in the next Session of Parliament; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Quebec Government Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America;" and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province;" be read a Second Time on Friday next, and the Lords summoned; and that Counsel be then heard against the same.

Wakefield Church Bill:

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church in the Town of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for providing a proper Burial Ground, and making Provision for a Minister to officiate in the said Church," 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."

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Grenville acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that Their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

St. Alban & South Mims Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and repairing the Road through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley, Ridge, and South Mims, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leigh to take the Name of Hare, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Leigh Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hare only;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Nettleton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Moors, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Nettleton, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured, and exported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Barrar to take the Name of Acton, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Edward Acton Barrar Esquire, and the Heirs Male of His Body, to take the Surname of Acton only, pursuant to the Will of Edward Acton Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Turner's Patent Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in James Turner, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Yellow Colour of his Invention throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for a limited Time," be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 31st Day of this instant May; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Dudley Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and for better supplying the said Town with Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon Capitalis Justiciarius Bancii Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 24o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Hustler's and Peirses' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division between Thomas Hustler Esquire and Richard William Peirse Esquire, of the Manor and Mansion House of Acklam, in the North Riding of the County of York, and of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Acklam and Middlesbrough, and in the Townships of Linthorpe and Airsome, in the said North Riding of the said County of York; and for settling and limiting the Intirety of the said Manor and Mansion House, and of the specific Messuages, Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments, which upon such Petition and Division were allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned, and for other Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Chaddesden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Chaddesden, in the Parish of Spondon, and County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chichester Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for paving of the City of Chichester;" and for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and Public Ways and Passages within the Walls of the said City, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wakefield Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church in the Town of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for providing a proper Burial Ground, and making Provision for a Minister to officiate in the said Church."

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 the former Messengers:

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

St. Alban and South Mims Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and repairing the Road through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley, Ridge, and South Mims, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Talbot.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Kenyon.
L. Mulgrave.

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.

Dudley Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and for better supplying the said Town with Water."

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

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

Bowes Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Bowes, in the County of York, to Broughunder-Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland; and for repairing and widening the Road from Maiden Castle to Kaber Cross, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the said Counties."

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

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

Stockton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Places within the Manor and Parish of Stockton, in the County of Warwick."

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

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

Nettleton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Moors, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Nettleton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Counter's Bridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge, which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow, to the Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook, and for repairing, turning, or altering the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth, in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Teddington Field, and also the Highway leading out of the said great Road, near Smallbury Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George, in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways."

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to continue and amend several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights; and to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to make perpetual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined for the Petitioners against the said Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of Counsel, and Consideration of the said Bill, be put off to Thursday next.

Ogden against Folliott, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein David Ogden Esquire is Plaintiff, and George Folliott is Defendant, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 25o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; to the importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British made Cordage; to continue and amend several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights, and to the prohibiting the Exportation of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, and to prevent the seducing of Artificers and Workmen employed in those Manufactures to go into Parts beyond the Seas; and to make perpetual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dicconson's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of William Dicconson Esquire, and Meliora his Wife, and Edward Dicconson Esquire, in the County of Lincoln, and at Wiga, Penwortham, Coppul, Charnoch, Richard, Croston, Worthington, Burscough, and Dalton-in-Furness, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, upon Trust to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, and to apply the Money so to be raised, in the Purchase of an Estate at Parbold, in the said County of Lancaster, to be settled to the Uses of the settled Estates," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Nylands Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, or Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Nylands with Badcombe, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Chippenham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Chippenham, in the County of Cambridge," was committed.

Clowes' Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Samuel Clowes the Younger Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, in himself in Fee-simple, and for settling an Estate of greater Value, in the same County, in lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same; and for enabling the said Samuel Clowes to grant building Leases of the Estate hereby settled," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

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

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

Shrewsbury Church Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Saint Chad, in the Town of Shrewsbury, and County of Salop; and for providing a new Cemetery or Burial Ground, and making convenient Avenues and Passages to the said Church and Cemetery; and for raising a further Sum of Money for fully effecting the general Purposes in the said Act mentioned," 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."

Bank Loan Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds, by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Bills (Forces Augmentation) Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for defraying the Public Expences, occasioned by the Augmentation of His Majesty's Forces, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Italian Silk Crapes, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Importation into Great Britain of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies, of the Manufacture of Italy, unless brought directly from thence;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tobacco Ships' Mooring Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent other Ships than those laden with Tobacco from mooring, and discharging their Lading at the Places appointed by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof; to prohibit the Exportation of damaged or mean Tobacco, and for permitting the Importation of Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Keels, &c. Re-admeasurement Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act to prevent Keels, Pan-Keels, and Pan-Boats, and other Boats, and Wains and Carts being used in the Removal or Carriage of Coals after having undergone any Alterations or Repairs, without being first inspected, readmeasured, marked, and nailed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, so far as relates to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kirkaldy Two Pennies Scots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kirkaldy and Liberties thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Livingstone Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing the Roads from Livingstone, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Ayr, at or near Lochgate to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the Town of Airdrie towards the City of Glasgow, through the Village of Shettleston, till it falls into the Great Road from Murrie Hall to the said City; and for repairing the Road from the said Great Road by Drygate and Whitehill to Carntyne; and for repairing and widening several other Roads; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near Theevesfoord; and for opening and making certain Streets in and near the City of Glasgow;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tittensor Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in Force for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk-on-the-Hill in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road branching out of the said Turnpike Road near the House known by the Sign of The Black Lion, to or nearly to Shelton Wharf, all in the Parish of Stoke-uponTrent, in the said County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worksop Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chatteris, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the said Parish of Dodington, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the said Hamlet of Wimblington;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromyard Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and other Roads adjoining thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheffield Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, Common Fields, and Mesne Enclosures, within the Manor of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leven Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Township of Leven in the Parish of Leven, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Christ Church Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, regulating, and improving a certain Street called The Upper Ground Street, in the Parish of Christ-Church, in the County of Surrey, and certain other Streets, Lanes, Passages and Places, within the said Parish; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; and for shutting up Part of an Alley or Passage leading from Bull Alley to Marygold Court;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunham Ferry Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Pawnbrokers' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

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

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

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 Monday 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 Speaker to rise.

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

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

Whereupon, several Papers were read; and a Witness sworn and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

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

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial. Roman Catholics Relief Bill.

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

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to relieve, upon Conditions and under Restrictions, the Persons therein described from certain Penalties and Disabilities to which Papists, or Persons professing the Popish Religion, are by Law subject," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Election of Peers for Scotland, Committee adjourned.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom is referred the several Petitions relative to the Return of the Peers chosen for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned Sine Die.

Chandos Peerage, Committee adjourned.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom is referred the Petition of the Reverend Edward Tymewell Brydges, Clerk, to His Majesty, claiming the Title and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereunto annexed, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the Second Tuesday in the next Session of Parliament.

Oyster Fisheries Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom."

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.

Bowes Road Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Bowes in the County of York, to Brough-underStainmore in the County of Westmorland; and for repairing and widening the Road from Maiden Castle to Kaber Cross, and other Roads therein mentioned in the said Counties," 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."

Darly Moor Road Bill.

The Earl of Coventry made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Darly Moor in the County of Derby, to Ellaston in the County of Stafford, and from thence to the Turnpike Road between Leek and Ashborne, in the said Counties of Derby and Stafford," was committed.

Dudley Paving, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Coventry made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and for better supplying the said Town with Water," was committed.

Counter's Bridge Road Bill.

The Earl of Coventry also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow to the Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering the Highway leading from the said Road at or near the end of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Teddington Field; and also the Highway leading out of the said great Road near Smallbury Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of the George, in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid; and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways," was committed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 26o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Bank Loan Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer."

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.

Exchequer Bills (Forces Augmentation) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for defraying the public Expences occasioned by the Augmentation of His Majesty's Forces in the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety."

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.

Italian Silk Crapes, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Importation into Great Britain of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies of the Manufacture of Italy, unless brought directly from thence."

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.

Tobacco Ships Mooring Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent other Ships than those laden with Tobacco from mooring and discharging their Lading at the Places appointed by an Act made in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof, to prohibit the Exportation of damaged or mean Tobacco; and for permitting the Importation of Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne."

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.

Keels, &c. Re-admeasurement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Keels, Pan Keels, and Pan Boats, and other Boats, and Wains and Carts being used in the Removal or Carriage of Coals, after having undergone any Alterations or Repairs, without being first inspected, re-admeasured, marked, and nailed."

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, so far as relates to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

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.

Sheffield Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, Common Fields, and Mesne Enclosures, within the Manor of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
E. Stamford.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Teynham.
L. Sandys.
L. Hawke.
L. Harrowby.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Kenyon.
L. Mulgrave.

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

Shrewsbury Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Saint Chad, in the Town of Shrewsbury, and County of Salop; and for providing a new Cemetery or Burial Ground, and making convenient Avenues and Passages to the said Church and Cemetery, and for raising a further Sum of Money for fully effecting the general Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nylands Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors or Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Nylands, with Badcombe, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chippenham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Chippenham, in the County of Cambridge."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bowe's Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Sixteenth Year of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Bowes, in the County of York, to Broughunder-Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland; and for repairing and widening the Road from Maiden Castle to Kaber Cross, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the said Counties."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Darly Moor Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Darly Moor, in the County of Derby, to Ellaston, in the County of Stafford, and from thence to the Turnpike Road between Leek and Ashborne, in the said Counties of Derby and Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dudley Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and otherwise improving the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and for better supplying the said Town with Water."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Counter's Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge, which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow, to the Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrook; and for repairing, turning, or altering the Highway leading from the said Road, at or near the End of Sion Lane, to the Town of Isleworth, in the said County, and from thence to a Gate on the South Side of Teddington Field, and also the Highway leading out of the said great Road, near Smallbury Green Turnpike, to a House known by the Sign of The George, in the Town of Isleworth aforesaid, and for lighting and watering Part of the said Highways."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edinburgh Gaol Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building and maintaining a Bridewell and Correction House in and for the City and County of Edinburgh."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dicconson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of William Dicconson Esquire, and Meliora his Wife, and Edward Dicconson Esquire, in the County of Lincoln, and at Wigan, Penwortham, Coppul, Charnock, Richard, Croston, Worthington, Burscough, and Dalton, in Furness, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, upon Trust, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, and to apply the Money so to be raised in the Purchase of an Estate at Parbold, in the said County of Lancaster, to be settled to the Uses of the settled Estates."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clowes' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Samuel Clowes the younger, Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, in himself, in Fee-simple, and for settling an Estate of greater Value, in the same County, in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same; and for enabling the said Samuel Clowes to grant building Leases of the Estate hereby settled."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tittensor Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in Force for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk-on-theHill in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford, and for repairing the Road from Darlaston Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid, and for making and keeping in Repair a Road branching out of the said Turnpike Road, near the House known by the Sign of the Black Lion, to or nearly to Shelton Wharf, all in the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the said County of Stafford."

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

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

Worksop Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Dunham Ferry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham."

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

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

Leven Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Township of Leven, in the Parish of Leven, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Parliament Office, Committee to view State of.

Ordered, That all the Lords present this Day be appointed a Committee to view the Parliament Office, with respect to the State of the same, and what Conveniences are therein for the placing and safe keeping of the Records, Papers, and Writings there deposited; and to report to the House:

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

Sir J. Wolff's Estate Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Power of Sale, contained in the Marriage-Settlement of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet, and Dame Anne his Wife, so far as such Power relates to, or extends over the Manor of Chumleigh, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Southampton; which have been settled to the Uses therein limited," 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.

Pierrepont's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Charles Pierrepont Esquire, and his Issue Male, and also the several Tenants for Life under the Will of the Duke of Kingston, and their respective Issue Male, to grant building Leases," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Stockton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Places, within the Manor, and Parish of Stockton, in the County of Warwick," was committed.

Macclesfield Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Broken Cross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, over the Long Moss and Monks Heath, to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County, and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

St. Alban and South Mims Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and repairing the Road through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley, Ridge, and South Mims, in the Counties of Hertford, and Middlesex," was committed.

Message from H. C. for a Conference on Flimwell Vent Road Bill:

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the Amendment made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of the Second and Twentysecond Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and for repairing and widening a Piece of Road communicating with one of the Roads comprized in the said Acts, called Whitebread Lane."

Who being withdrawn:

Answer thereto.

The Messengers were again called in, and acquainted, "That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

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

Deritend Bridge, &c. Bill.

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

Oddington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Commons, Waste, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Oddington, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bonapace's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

West Langton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields. Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Lot Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish, Townships or Hamlets of West Langton, East Langton, Thorpe Langton, and Tur Langton, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swansea Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Abuses and Frauds, committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk and City of Norwich, and County of the said City;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Alconbury Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Alconbury with Weston, in the County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bromyard Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and other Roads adjoining thereto."

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

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

Birmingham Cana Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined, for the Petitioners against the said Bill.

Then Mr. Plumer was heard on Behalf of the Petitioners against the said Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of Counsel and Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Tuesday next.

Petty Larceny Witnesses Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Master of the Rolls and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render Persons convicted of Petty Larceny competent Witnesses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "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 ninety-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer further Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "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 ninety-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine Licence Officers' Compensation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Compensation to the Officers of the late Wine Licence Office, for the Loss of their Offices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Goat and Sheep Skins Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Duties of Excise upon tanned Goat Skins and Sheep Skins; and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and also certain Duties of Customs on tanned Goats Skins imported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Buckingham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Pieces of Road, and opening and making several Pieces of New Road therein described, so as to make a convenient Carriage Road from Buckingham through Brackley, to join the Daventry Turnpike Road near Banbury;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stoke and Draycott Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allotting, dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons and Waste Lands called Stoke Moor, and Draycott Moor, within the Manor and Parish of Rodney Stoke, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Marlow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Road from Great Marlow, in the County of Buckingham, to Stokenchurch in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Anwick Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Ground, Half Year's Land, Common Fens, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Anwick, in the County of Lin coln, and for embanking and draining the said Common Fens, and certain enclosed Low Lands adjoining thereto, called The Praie Grounds, in or near the Township of North Kyme, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 27o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Strange.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Chatteris, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the said Parish of Dodington, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the said Hamlet of Wimblington."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
M. Lansdown.
M. Townshend.
E. Abingdon.
E. Moray.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
E. Kerr.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Christ Church Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, regulating and improving a certain Street called The Upper Ground Street, in the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Surrey, and certain other Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the said Parish; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein, and for shutting up Part of an Alley or Passage leading from Bull Alley to Marygold Court."

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

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

Oddington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Commons, Waste, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Oddington, in the County of Oxford."

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

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

West Langton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Lot Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish, Townships, or Hamlets of West Langton, East Langton, Thorpe Langton, and Tur Langton, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Abuses and Frauds committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk and City of Norwich and County of the said City."

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

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

Alconbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Alconbury with Weston, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

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

Petty Larceny Witnesses Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render Persons convicted of Petty Larceny competent Witnesses."

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

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 ninety-one."

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

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

Exchequer Further Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 ninety-one."

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

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

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

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

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

Wine Licence Officers Compensation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Compensation to the Officers of the late Wine Licence Office for the Loss of their Offices."

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

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

Goat and Sheep Skins Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Duties of Excise upon tanned Goat Skins and Sheep Skins, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, and also certain Duties of Customs on tanned Goat Skins imported."

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

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

Buckingham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Pieces of Road, and opening and making several Pieces of new Road therein described, so as to make a convenient Carriage Road from Buckingham, through Brackley, to join the Daventry Turnpike Road near Banbury."

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

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

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured, and exported."

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

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

Kirkcaldy Two Pennies Scot's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Thirtyfirst Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One-sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold within the Town of Kirkaldy and Liberties thereof."

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

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

St. Albans and South Mims Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and repairing the Road through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley, Ridge, and South Mims, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Macclesfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening the Road from the Broken Cross in Macclesfield in the County of Chester over the Long Moss and Monk's Heath to the Turnpike Road in Nether Tabley, in the said County, and for turning and exchanging Part of the said Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Places within the Manor and Parish of Stockton, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Pierrepont's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Charles Pierrpont Esquire and his Issue Male, and also the several Tenants for Life, under the Will of the Duke of Kingston, and their respective Issue Male, to grant building Leases."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir J. Wolff's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Power of Sale contained in the Marriage Settlement of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet, and Dame Anne his Wife, so far as such Power relates to or extends over the Manor of Chumleigh, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in the Counties of Devon and Southampton, which have been settled to the Uses therein limited."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Exchequet Bills (Forces Augmentation) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for defraying the public Expences occasioned by the Augmentation of His Majesty's Forces in the Year One thousand seven hundred and Ninety."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Italian Silk Crapes, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Importation into Great Britain of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies of the Manufacture of Italy, unless brought directly from thence."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Tobacco Ships Mooring Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent other Ships than those laden with Tobacco from mooring and discharging their Lading at the Places appointed by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof; to prohibit the Exportation of damaged or mean Tobacco, and for permitting the Importation of Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Keels, &c. Re-admeasurement Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Keels, Pan Keels, and Pan Boats, and other Boats and Wains and Carts being used in the Removal or Carriage of Coals, after having undergone any Alterations or Repairs, without being first inspected, re-admeasured, marked, and nailed."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, so far as relates to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

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 Wednesday 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 Speaker to rise.

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

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

Whereupon, several Papers were read; and a Witness sworn and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Oyster Fisheries Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Monday next.

Bank Loan Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds, by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Bishop of Saint David's reported from the Committee, "That they gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Pawnbroker's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make perpetual an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers:"

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

Deritend Bridge, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render effectual an Act of the Twentyeighth Year of His present Majesty, for re-building the Bridge over the River Rea at the Town of Birmingham, called Deritend Bridge, and widening the Avenues thereto; and for widening and varying the Course of the said River near the said Bridge, and making a Weir and other necessary Works to prevent the lower Part of the said Town from being overflowed."

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

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

Swansea Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan."

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

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

Anwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Ground, Half Year's Land, Common Fens, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Anwick, in the County of Lincoln, and for embanking and draining the said Common Fens, and certain enclosed Low Lands adjoining thereto, called the Praie Grounds, in or near the Township of North Kyme, in the said County."

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

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

Conference on Flimwell Vent Road Bill:

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords do agree to a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the Amendment made by Their Lordships' to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of the Second and Twenty-second Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate, in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and for repairing and widening a Piece of Road communicating with one of the Roads comprized in the said Acts called Whitebread Lane."

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference:

D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
M. Townshend.
E. Coventry.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

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

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over:

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

And the Duke of Richmond reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by Mr. Pelham, who delivered to them the Bill with the Amendment, and also a Paper containing as follows; (videlicet)

"My Lords,

"The Commons, being at all Times desirous of maintaining a good Correspondence with Your Lordships, have desired this Conference to communicate to Your Lordships the Reasons which have induced the Commons to disagree with the Amendment made by your Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of the Second and Twenty-second Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate, in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and for repairing and widening a Piece of Road communicating with one of the Roads comprized in the said Acts called Whitebread Lane."

"To the said Amendment, which is to leave out in Press 9. L. 1 and 2, from ("notwithstanding") to ("and") in L. 26, the Commons cannot agree, because the Clause which is left out by the said Amendment was inserted by the Commons in order to prevent Persons, who travel on the said Road with their Carriages, evading the Payment of the Tolls, which they ought to be compelled to pay; and the Clause will affect only such Persons as purposely and fraudulently attempt to avoid the Payment thereof.

"For these and other Reasons which have induced the Commons to disagree to the said Amendment, and which other Reasons the Commons decline offering at present, the Commons hope that Your Lordships will not insist on the said Amendment, as the Loss of the Bill will, as the Commons apprehend, be attended with considerable Public Inconvenience."

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same be taken into Consideration immediately.

And the Amendment made by Their Lordships' in Press 9. Lines 1 and 2, to which the Commons disagree being read:

It was agreed, "To insist on the said Amendment."

Further Conference to be had, and Committee to prepare Reasons to be offered:

Ordered, That the Managers of the former Conference, and all the Lords present, be appointed a Committee to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Commons at another Conference, for the Lords insisting on the said Amendment to the said Bill:

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

Report of Lords' Reasons for insisting on Amendment.

Accordingly the Duke of Richmond reported from the said Committee, "That the Committee had met, and agreeable to the Instructions of the House had prepared Reasons, which appear to them to be proper to be offered to the Commons at a Conference, for insisting on the Amendment made by the Lords to the said Bill, if the House shall think fit to adopt the same.

"The Lords earnestly desirous to cultivate a good Understanding with the Commons, embrace with much Satisfaction the Opportunity afforded by the present Conference, to explain the Grounds of the Amendment proposed in the Bill sent up by the Commons, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of certain Acts of the Second and Twenty-second Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, through Highgate, in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner, in the said County of Sussex, and for repairing and widening a Piece of Road communicating with one of the Roads comprized in the said Acts called Whitebread Lane;" which Grounds are as follow:

"That from the Wording of the Clause left out by the Amendment of the Lords, doubts might arise whether the same could be carried into Effect without affecting innocent Persons.

"The above Reason and others, which the Lords forbear to urge at present, make it necessary for the Lords to insist on the said Amendment."

Which being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Reasons be communicated to the Commons at a Conference on Monday next.

Tittenfor Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in Force for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk-onthe-Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford, and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road branching out of the said Turnpike Road, near the House known by the Sign of The Black Lion, to or nearly to Shelton Wharf, all in the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the said County of Stafford," 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."

Bromyard Roads Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and other Roads adjoining thereto," was committed.

Dunham Ferry Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry, to the South End of Great Markham Common, in the County of Nottingham," was committed.

Ravee's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee," was committed.

Nettleton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Moors, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Nettleton, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Quebec Government Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Provision, for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America;" and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel against the same:

The Petition of several Persons, praying to be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill, as may affect them, presented to the House on Monday last, was read.

Then it was moved, "That the Order for hearing Counsel against the said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Then the said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the Petition of James Phyn, Alexander Ellice, John Inglis, Robert Hunter, John Brickwood, and George Dyer on behalf of themselves and others, the Merchants trading and interested in the Trade to the Province of Quebec, and also of Adam Lymeburner, the Agent for the Province of Quebec, praying that they may be heard by their Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioners be then heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee.

Coasting Trade Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew White Ridley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen, employed in the coasting Trade of this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ludford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Lordship of Ludford, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Maidstone Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening, improving, regulating, paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places, within the King's Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent; for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; for better supplying the said Town with Water; and for repairing the Highways within the Parish of Maidstone;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Abernant Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Canal, or Navigable Communication from or near a certain Place called Abernant in the County of Glamorgan, to and through a certain Place called the Brickfield, near Melincrythan Pill, into the River of Neath, near to the Town of Neath, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stanes Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Stanes to Eg ham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hounslow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of three Acts made in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surrey; and for maintaining and repairing Egham Causeway, in the said County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edingale Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Lyttleton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, commonly called Edingale Fields, within the Parish of Edingale in the County of Stafford, and the Parish of Croxall in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tricesimum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 30o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon fat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Exchequer Bills (Forces Augmentation) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for defraying the Public Expences, occasioned by the Augmentation of His Majesty's Forces, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Italian Silk Crapes, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Importation into Great Britain of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies of the Manufacture of Italy, unless brought directly from thence."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tobacco Ships Mooring Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent other Ships than those laden with Tobacco from Mooring and discharging their Lading at the Places appointed by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in Lieu thereof; to prohibit the Exportation of damaged or mean Tobacco; and for permitting the Importation of Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Newcastle-uponTyne."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Keels, &c. Re-admeasurement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Keels, Pan-Keels, and Pan-Boats, and other Boats, and Wains and Carts, being used in the Removal or Carriage of Coals, after having undergone any Alterations or Repairs, without being first inspected, re-admeasured, marked, and nailed."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, so far as relates to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Nettleton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Moors, and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Nettleton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tittenfor Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in Force for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk-onthe-Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road branching out of the said Turnpike Road, near the House known by the Sign of The Black Lion, to or nearly to Shelton Wharf, all in the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the said County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromyard Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and other Roads adjoining thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunham Ferry Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dunham Ferry, to the South End of Great Marham Common, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ravee's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Deretend Bridge, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render effectual an Act of the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty, for re-building the Bridge over the River Rea at the Town of Birmingham, called Deritend Bridge, and widening the Avenues thereto; and for widening and varying the Course of the said River near the said Bridge, and making a Weir and other necessary Works to prevent the lower Part of the said Town from being overflowed;" stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured, and exported."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Abuses and Frauds committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk, and City of Norwich, and County of the said City."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Petty Larceny Witness Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render Persons convicted of Petty Larceny, competent Witnesses."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer Loans Bills.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "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 ninety-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer Further Loans Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Lottery 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 a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Wine Licence Officers' Compensation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Compensation to the Officers of the late Wine Licence Office, for the Loss of their Offices."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Goat and Sheep Skins Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Duties of Excise upon tanned Goat Skins and Sheep Skins, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof; and also certain Duties of Customs on tanned Goat Skins imported."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Oyster Fisheries Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Pawnbrokers' Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Maidstone, &c. Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening, improving, regulating, paving, cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places within the King's Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; for better supplying the said said Town with Water, and for repairing the Highways within the Parish of Maidstone."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Exeter.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
L. Lauderdale.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Mulgrave.

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.

Edingale Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, commonly called Edingale Fields, within the Parish of Edingale in the County of Stafford, and the Parish of Groxall in the County of Derby."

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

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

Stoke and Draycot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allotting, dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, and Waste Lands, called Stoke Moor and Draycott Moor, within the Manor and Parish of Rodney Stoke, in the County of Somerset."

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

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

Ludford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Lordship of Ludford, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Raybould's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Raybould with Joannah Pearsall, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

D. Clarence Annuity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve Thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence during Pleasure;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bills of Exchange, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now charged on Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, and other Notes, Drafts, and Orders, and on Receipts; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Servants' Characters Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Forging and Counterfeiting of Servants' Characters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Corn Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Importation and Exportation of Corn, and the Payment of the Duty on Foreign Corn imported, and of the Bounty on British Corn exported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Coasting Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen employed in the Coasting Trade of this Kingdom."

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.

Petition of Members of the new Jerusalem for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Benjamin Banks junior, of Salisbury, Robert Hindmarsh of Clerkenwell, London, Thomas Wright of the Poultry, London, Francis Leicester of Spa Fields, London, Anthony Hunt of Bristol, Samuel Hands of Birmingham, and John Hoyle junior of Halifax, Members of the new Church called The New Jerusalem, for themselves, and in Behalf of the other Members of the said Church; setting forth, 'That Their Lordships' "Petitioners having embraced the heavenly Doctrines of the New Jerusalem, as published by the late Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg, which they believe to be an authentick and true Explanation of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; and finding that they cannot conscientiously make and subscribe the Declaration required by the Nineteenth of His present Majesty to be subscribed by His Majesty's Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England, in order to obtain to their Ministers, Teachers, and themselves the Protection of the Laws of Toleration; and Their Lordships' Petitioners having a further Difficulty in certifying their Places of Public Worship agreeable to the Terms of the said Laws, for the Purpose of having the same registered as Places of Public Worship; and Their Lordships' Petitioners being loyally and affectionately attached to His Majesty's Royal Person, Family and Government, and being ready to prove this their Loyalty and Attachment by taking the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and by subscribing a Declaration against Popery; and Their Lordships' Petitioners being desirous to provide for the religious Education of their Children, for the Support of their Poor, and for the useful Employment of other Members of the said Church;" Their Lordships' Petitioners therefore humbly pray, "for Leave to bring in a Bill, to allow the Ministers, Teachers, and others of the said new Church, to perform all the Duties, Offices, and Ceremonies of Religion within the Realm, and in the Colonies and Dependencies of Great Britain, upon the Condition of their taking an Oath of their true Allegiance to His Majesty King George, and subscribing a Declaration against Popery, and of their being Christians and Members of the said New Jerusalem, and to allow them to certify their Places of Public Worship as such, without being required to describe themselves as Protestants or Dissenters; and to incorporate certain Members of the said Church, to enable them to contribute to the Common Stock of such Institutions as may be necessary for the religious Education of their Children, and for the Employment and maintenance of their Poor, without being answerable for any greater Sums than they may severally advance into such Common Stock, and for such other Purposes as shall be set forth in the said Bill, and as to the Wisdom of Parliament shall seem meet:"

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

Hastings' Trial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whereupon, several Papers were read; and a Witness called in sworn and examined.

Then Sir James Erskine, one of the Managers, was heard to sum up the Evidence on the Fourth Article of Charge; and being fully heard:

The Managers for the Commons informed the House, "They should here close their Charge."

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

The House was resumed.

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

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial. Election of Peers for Scotland, Committee to meet.

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

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet, to take into further Consideration the several Petitions referred to them relative to the late return of the Peers chosen for Scotland, on Tuesday the 7th Day of June next.

Message to H. C. for a further Conference on Flimwell Vent Road Bill.

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

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

Dormer's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susanna Ann Treffry Dormer and Jane Treffry Dormer Infants, and to invest the Monies arising from the Leases to be granted on Fines, in the Purchase of real Estates, to be settled to the subsisting Uses of the Estates so to be leased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Corn Regulation Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Importation and Exportation of Corn, and the Payment of the Duty on Foreign Corn imported, and of the Bounty on British Corn exported," be printed.

Livingstone Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing the Roads from Livingstone, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Ayr, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, and for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Road leading from the Town of Airdrie towards the City of Glasgow, through the Village of Shettleston till it falls into the great Road from Murriehall to the said City; and for repairing the Road from the said Great Road by Drygate and Whitehill to Carntyne; and for repairing and widening several other Roads; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near Theevesfoord, and for opening and making certain Streets in and near the City of Glasgow."

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

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

Conference on Flimwell Vent Road Bill.

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

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

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

And the Duke of Leeds reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by Mr. Hobart, and had communicated to them Their Lordships Reasons as directed, and left the Bill and the Amendments with them."

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Quebec Government Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America; and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel against the same:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they 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 again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Worksop Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Buckingham Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Pieces of Road, and opening and making several Pieces of new Road therein described, so as to make a convenient Carriage Road from Buckingham through Brackley to join the Daventry Turnpike Road near Banbury," was committed.

Kirkaldy Two Pennies Scots Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for laying a Duty of TwoPennies Scots, or One-sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kirkaldy and Liberties thereof," was committed.

Chatteris, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the said Parish of Dodington, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the said Hamlet of Wimblington," 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."

Sheffield Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, Common Fields, and Mesne Enclosures, within the Manor of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Leven Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, in the Township of Leven, in the Parish of Leven, in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Consolidated Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newfoundland Judicature Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in the Island of Newfoundland, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Seal Skins Importation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salt Petre Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution a certain Order of Council respecting the Importation of a limited Quantity of Salt Petre; for repealing the Duties now payable upon the Importation of Salt Petre; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West India Trade, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, 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;" and also an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah La Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Rosea in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Governor General of Bengal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Resolution or Order of the Governor General in Council of Fort William in Bengal, and all Acts done by virtue thereof; and for granting further Powers to the said Governor General, during his Residence on the Coasts of Coromandel and Malabar;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sierra Leone Settlement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Company for carrying on Trade between the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Coasts, Harbours, and Countries of Africa, and for enabling the said Company to hold by Grant from His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, and from the Native Princes of Africa, a certain District of Land, commonly called the Peninsula of Sierra Leone, now vested in His Majesty, or belonging to the said Princes, for the better enabling the said Company to carry on the said Trade;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Finsbury Square Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, watering, repairing, and keeping in repair Finsbury Square, in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, and Part of the Manor of Finsbury, and certain other Streets and Places communicating with, or near to the said Square, and for preventing or removing Nuisances and Annoyances within the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aylesbury Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Two several Acts passed in the Tenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for amending the Road from Aylesbury, in the County of Buckingham, through Thame and Little Milton, to the Turnpike Road between Bensington and Shillingford, in the County of Oxford; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road at Thame to the Oxford Turnpike Road between Postcomb and Tetsworth, in the said County, and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hancorn, Jun. to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Duppa Hancorn of Hollingbourne in the County of Kent Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa late of Hollingbourne aforesaid Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hancorn, Sen to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Hancorn Esquire, and his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male; to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lincoln Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Streets, and other Streets, Lanes, and public Passages and Places, within the said City; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sunderland Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the Parish of Sunderland, near the Sea, in the County Palatine of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lewes Market Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and extending the Powers of the present Prescriptive Market, within the Town and Borough of Lewes, in the County of Sussex, and removing the same to a more convenient Place within the said Town and Borough, or within the Precinct of the Castle of Lewes aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hope and Dodleston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Hope, in the County of Flint, and also a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground, in the Townships of Lower Kinnerton and Dodleston, within the Manor and Parish of Dodleston, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ogden against Folliott in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein David Ogden Esquire, is Plaintiff, and George Folliott is Defendant, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 31o Maii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Harewood.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kenyon sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Bills of Exchange, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now charged on Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, and other Notes, Drafts, and Orders, and on Receipts; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

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

D. Clarence's Annuity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, during Pleasure."

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.

Consolidated Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, certain Sums of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

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

Newfoundland Judicature Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in the Island of Newfoundland, for a limited Time."

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

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

Seal Skins Importation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty, for a limited Time."

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

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

Salt Petre Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution a certain Order of Council, respecting the Importation of a limited Quantity of Salt-petre; for repealing the Duties now payable upon the Importation of Salt-petre; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

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

West India Trade, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, 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; and also an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannah La Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea, in the Island of Jamaica, in the Port of Saint George in the Island of Grenada, in the Port of Rosea in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions."

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.

Governor General of Bengal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Resolution or Order of the Governor General in Council, of Fort William in Bengal, and all Acts done by virtue thereof; and for granting further Powers to the said Governor General, during his Residence on the Coasts of Coromandel and Malabar."

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.

Abernant Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Canal or Navigable Communication, from or near a certain Place called Abernant, in the County of Glamorgan, to and through a certain Place called the Brickfield, near Melincrythan Pill, into the River of Neath, near the Town of Neath in the said County."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Exeter.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Leicester.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.

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

Hounslow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of three Acts made in the First and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty, for reparing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surrey; and for maintaining and repairing Egham Causeway, in the said County of Surrey."

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

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

Stanes Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames from Stanes to Egham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey."

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

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

Worksop Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chatteris, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for embanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the said Parish of Dodington, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the said Hamlet of Wimblington."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheffield Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, Common Fields, and Mesne Enclosures, within the Manor of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirkaldy Two Pennies Scots Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue two Acts made in the Fifteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One-sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kirkaldy, and Liberties thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Buckingham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening several Pieces of Road, and opening and making several Pieces of new Road therein described, so as to make a convenient Carriage Road from Buckingham, through Brackley, to join the Daventry Turnpike Road near Banbury."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leven Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Township of Leven, in the Parish of Leven, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pilchard Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured, and exported."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norfolk Woolcombers' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Abuses and Frauds committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool and Worsted Yarn, in the County of Norfolk and City of Norwich, and County of the said City."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Petty Larceny Witnesses Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render Persons convicted of Petty Larceny competent Witnesses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 ninety-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Further Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 ninety-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wine Licence Officers Compensation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Compensation to the Officers of the late Wine Licence Office, for the Loss of their Offices."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Goat and Sheep Skins Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Duties of Excise upon tanned Goat Skins and Sheep Skins, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof, and also certain Duties of Customs on tanned Goat Skins imported."

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 Fourteen preceding Bills.

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

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

Sierra Leone Settlement Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Company for carrying on Trade between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Coasts, Harbours, and Countries of Africa; and for enabling the said Company to hold by grant from His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, and from the Native Princes of Africa, a certain District of Land commonly called The Peninsula of Sierra Leone, now vested in His Majesty or belonging to the said Princes, for the better enabling the said Company to carry on the said Trade."

Aylesbury Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms of Two several Acts passed in the Tenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for amending the Road from Aylesbury, in the County of Buckingham, through Thame and Little Milton, to the Turnpike Road between Bensington and Shillingford, in the County of Oxford, and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road at Thame to the Oxford Turnpike Road between Postcomb and Tetsworth, in the said County; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads."

Hancorn, jun. to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Duppa Hancorn of Hollingbourne, in the County of Kent, Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa, late of Hollingbourne aforesaid, Esquire, deceased."

Hancorn, sen. to take the Name of Duppa, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Baldwin Hancorn Esquire, and his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Duppa, pursuant to the Will of Baldwin Duppa Esquire, deceased."

Lincoln Paving Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting, and watching the said Streets, and other Streets, Lanes, and Public Passages and Places within the said City; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Encroachments therein."

Sunderland Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the Parish of Sunderland, near the Sea, in the County Palatine of Durham."

Lewes Market Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and extending the Powers of the present Prescriptive Market within the Town and Borough of Lewes, in the County of Sussex, and removing the same to a more convenient Place within the said Town and Borough, or within the Precinct of the Castle of Lewes aforesaid."

Hope and Dodleston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Hope, in the County of Flint, and also a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground in the Townships of Lower Kinnerton and Dodleston, within the Manor and Parish of Dodleston, in the County of Chester."

Finsbury Square Paving Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, watering, repairing, and keeping in Repair Finsbury Square, in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, and Part of the Manor of Finsbury, and certain other Streets and Places communicating with or near to the said Square, and for preventing or removing Nuisances and Annoyances within the same."

Coasting Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen employed in the Coasting Trade of this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Pawnbroker's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make perpetual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Trade or Business of Pawnbrokers."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follows:

"Pr. 1. L. 12 and 13. Leave out ("made perpetual") and insert ("continued for a limited Time")

"L. 30 and 31. Leave out ("made and declared to be perpetual") and insert ("continued for one whole Year, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament")

"In the Title of the Bill:

"L. 1. Leave out ("make perpetual") and insert ("continue for a limited Time")"

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

Alconbury Enclosure Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Bishop of Rochester, Dean of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, and the Chapter of the same Church, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Alconbury with Weston, in the County of Huntingdon;" and praying Their Lordships, "That they may be heard before the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed, and that the Petitioners may have such Relief as to Their Lordships shall seem proper:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard before the said Committee, as desired.

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Rous was heard in Support of the Bill.

And several Witnesses were called in, sworn and examined in Support of the same.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of Counsel, and Consideration of the said Bill, be put off to Friday next.

Turner's Patent Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in James Turner, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Yellow Colour of his Invention, throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for a limited Time;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange, agreed upon between the Trustees of Wilde's Charity and Robert Sparrow Esquire, and Mary Bence Spinster, of certain Estates in the County of Suffolk;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kingston Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheetbridge near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

River Dee Company's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dec, and certain Lords of Manors, and other Persons intitled to Right of Common upon the Wastes and Commons, and the old Common Salt Marshes, lying on the South Side of the said River, below or to the North East of Greenfield Gate, in the County of Flint, and an Award made in consequence thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Fane to take the Name of Cholmley, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Hopkins Fane Esquire, and Katherine his Wife, and the Heirs Male of the Body of the said Katherine, to take the Surname of Cholmley only, and to bear the Arms of the Family of the Cholmley's of Whitby, and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Cholmley Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Clerks of Assize, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Master of the Rolls and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize Associates, and Clerks of Indictments;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire Their Lordships' Concurrence.

Hustler and Peirse's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division between Thomas Hustler Esquire, and Richard William Peirse Esquire, of the Manor and Mansion House of Acklam, in the North Riding of the County of York, and of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tythes and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Acklam and Middlesbrough, and in the Townships of Linthorpe and Airsome, in the said North Riding of the said County of York; and for settling and limiting the Entirety of the said Manor and Mansion House, and of the specific Messuages, Farms, Lands and Hereditaments, which upon such Partition and Division were allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned; and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Christ Church Paving Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, widening, regulating and improving a certain Street called The Upper Ground Street, in the Parish of Christ-Church, in the County of Surrey, and certain other Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the said Parish; and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein; and for shutting up Part of an Alley or Passage leading from Bull Alley to Marygold Court," was committted: 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."

Maidstone Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening, improving, regulating, paving, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the King's Town of Maidstone, in the County of Kent; for removing and preventing Encroachments, Obstruc tions, Nuisances and Annoyances therein; for better supplying the said Town with Water; and for repairing the Highways within the Parish of Maidstone," was committed.

Anwick Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Ground, Half Year's Land, Common Fens, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Anwick, in the County of Lincoln, and for embanking and draining the said Common Fens and certain enclosed Low Lands adjoining thereto called The Praie Grounds, in or near the Township of North Kyme, in the said County," 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."

West Langton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Lot Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish, Townships, or Hamlets of West Langton, East Langton, Thorpe Langton, and Tur Langton, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Oddington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Commons, Waste, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Oddington, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Hasting's Trial, Motion for Address respecting negatived.

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

It was Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to state to His Majesty, That the Commons having closed their Evidence upon the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, Impeached of High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and this House being desirous to proceed to the hearing of the Defence of the said Warren Hastings, this House humbly requests that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take the same into His Royal Consideration."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Bank Loan Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer," be read the Third Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Roman Catholic's Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to relieve, upon Conditions and under Restrictions, the Persons therein described from certain Penalties and Disabilities to which Papists, or Persons professing the Popish Religion, are by Law subject;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

It was Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Kingston Road Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, the Parishes of Esher, Moleseys, and of others in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-uponThames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheetbridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton;" and praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law in its present Form:"

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

Quebec Government Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain Parts of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America;" and to make further Provision for the Government of the said Province," stands committed, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Kenyon Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Junii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.