House of Lords Journal Volume 39
June 1791 6-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: June 1791 6-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 227-258. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116904 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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June 1791 6-10

DIE Lunæ, 6o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Harewood.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To our right trusty and right well-beloved, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, during Pleasure." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery." "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." An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Certificates issued with respect to the killing of Game." "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Compensation to the Officers of the late Wine Licence Office, for the Loss of their Offices." "An Act to prohibit the Importation in Great Britain of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies, of the Manufacture of Italy, unless brought directly from thence." "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." An Act to allow the Importation of Seal Skins, cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty for a limited Time." "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." "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." "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen employed in the Coasting Trade of this Kingdom." "An Act for establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in the Island of Newfoundland, for a limited Time." "An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured, and exported." "An Act to render Persons convicted of Petty Larceny, competent Witnesses." "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." "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, so far as relates to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex." "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." "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." "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, between Newhaven Bridge and Lewes Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for the better draining of the Low Lands lying in Lewes and Laughton Levels, in the said County." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for building and maintaining a Bridewell and Correction House in and for the City and County of Edinburgh." "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." "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 Kirkcaldy and Liberties thereof." "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." "An Act for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan." "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames from Stanes to Egham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey." "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." "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." "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." "An Act to continue for a limited Time 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." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Swindon to the Centre of Christian Malford Bridge, and from Calne to Lyncham Green, and from the Direction Post in Long Leaze Lane, near Lydiard Marsh, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts." "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." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Power 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 Ashbourne, in the said Counties of Derby and Stafford." "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." "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." "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." "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-upon-Trent, in the said County of Stafford." "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and other Roads adjoining thereto." "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." "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 to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham." "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." "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." "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." "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 Shilling ford, 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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Sir Charles Sheffield Baronet, deceased, and devised by his Will in strict Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Estates more Contiguous to the Bulk of the Family Estate of the said Sir Charles Sheffield, in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses." "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." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain large Open Tract of Land within the Manor of Holy Island, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing the Right of Common upon the ancient Infield Lands within the said Island." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds within the Lordships or Liberties of Heanor and Codnor in the Parish of Heanor, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Meadow, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Liberty of Chaddesdon in the Parish of Spondon, and County of Derby." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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 Cholmleys of Whitby and Wentworth of Howsham, pursuant to the Will of Nathaniel Cholmley Esquire, deceased." "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." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire." "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee:" And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; James Duke of Montrose, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of our Household; Thomas Marquis of Bath, Groom of Our Stole; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl of Chatham, First Commissioner of our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, and Lloyd Lord Kenyon Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster the Sixth Day of June, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

1. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence during Pleasure."

2. "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."

3. "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."

4. "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."

5. "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."

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

7. "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."

8. "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Certificates, issued with respect to the killing of Game:"

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

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

9. "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Compensation to the Officers of the late Wine Licence Office for the Loss of their Offices."

10. "An Act to prohibit the Importation into Great Britain of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies of the Manufacture of Italy, unless brought directly from thence."

11. "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."

12. "An Act to allow the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt free of Duty for a limited Time."

13. "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 Saltpetre, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

14. "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twentyeighth 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 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 Twentyseventh 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."

15. "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen employed in the Coasting Trade of this Kingdom."

16. "An Act for establishing a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in the Island of Newfoundland, for a limited Time."

17. "An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured, and exported."

18. "An Act to render Persons convicted of Petty Larceny competent Witnesses."

19. "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."

20. "An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, so far as relates to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer."

21. "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."

22. "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 Newcastleupon-Tyne."

23. "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."

24. "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex."

25. "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."

26. "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 rebuilding 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;"

27. "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, between Newhaven Bridge and Lewes Bridge, in the County of Sussex, and for the better draining of the Low Lands lying in Lewes and Laughton Levels, in the said County."

28. "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."

29. "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."

30. "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."

31. "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;"

32. "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."

33. "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."

34. "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."

35. "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."

36. "An Act for building and maintaining a Bridewell and Correction House in and for the City and County of Edinburgh."

37. "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."

38. "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 Kirkcaldy and Liberties thereof."

39. "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."

40. "An Act for repairing, enlarging, and preserving the Harbour of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan."

41. "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames from Stanes to Egham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey."

42. "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."

43. "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."

44. "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."

45. "An Act to continue for a limited Time, 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."

46. "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Swindon to the Centre of Christian Malford Bridge, and from Calne to Lyneham Green, and from the Direction Post in Long Leaze Lane, near Lydiard Marsh, to Cricklade, in the County of Wilts,"

47. "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-under-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."

48. "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."

49. "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."

50. "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."

51. "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."

52. "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-upon-Trent, in the said County of Stafford."

53. "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and other Roads adjoining thereto."

54. "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."

55. "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."

56. "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 near Banbury."

57. "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."

58. "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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

60. "An Act for enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susannah 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."

61. "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,"

62. "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, Charnuck, 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."

63. "An Act for vesting the settled Estates 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."

64. "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."

65. "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."

66. "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Sir Charles Sheffield Baronet, deceased, and devised by his Will in strict Settlement, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates more contiguous to the Bulk of the Family Estate of the said Sir Charles Sheffield in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses."

67. "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."

68. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a certain large Open Tract of Land, within the Manor of Holy Island, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing the Right of Common upon the ancient Infield Lands within the said Island,"

69. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Lordships or Liberties of Heanor and Codnor, in the Parish of Heanor, in the County of Derby,"

70. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marshes, Droves, Waste Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Gedney, and Hamlet thereof, called Gedney Fen, in the County of Lincoln."

71. "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."

72. "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."

73. "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."

74. "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."

75. "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."

76. "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."

77. "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."

78. "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."

79. "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."

80. "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."

81. "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."

82. "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."

83. "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."

84. "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."

85. "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."

86. "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."

87. "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."

88. "An Act for naturalizing Francis Louis Bonapace Esquire."

89. "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ravee."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Alconbury Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative:

Livingstone Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hope and Dodleston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Finsbury Square Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

River Dee Company's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Dee, and certain Lords of Manors, and other Persons entitled 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."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Quebec Government Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To return the said Bills, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same with Amendments, to which Their Lordship's desire their Concurrence.

Corn Regulation Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Innholders, Stage Coach-masters, and Livery Stable Keepers of London and Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and the Public in general, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying Their Lordships, That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, and that they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill, as shall appear to be injurious to them and the Public, and may have such Relief as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Deputy-Lieutenants and Militia Officers, Qualifications delivered.

The Lord Grenville (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, Returns of the Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers, which have been transmitted to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, since those presented to the House of Lords on the 17th Day of May 1790, pursuant to Act of Parliament, together with a List thereof:

Which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

1.BedfordshireQualification of Militia Officers.
2.CornwallDo. of Do.
3.CornwallDo. of Deputy Lieutenants.
4.CarnarvonQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.
5.DerbyshireDo. of Do.
6.EssexQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.
7.HampshireDo. of Do.
8.HerefordshireQualifications of Militia Officers.
9.LeicestershireDo. of Deputy Lieutenants.
10.LincolnshireDo. of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.
11.MiddlesexDo. of Do.
12.MontgomeryshireDo. of Deputy Lieutenants.
13.NorthumberlandQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.
14.NorthamptonshireDo. of Do.
15.NottinghamshireDo. of Do.
16.OxfordshireQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.
17.OxfordshireQualifications of Militia Officers.
18.SurreyQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.
19.SurreyDo. of Militia Officers.
20.SomersetQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.
21.SomersetDo. of Militia Officers,
22.SuffolkQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.
23.StaffordshireDo. of Militia Officers.
24.WiltshireDo. of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.
25.WarwickshireQualifications of Militia Officers.
26.York, (City of)Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants.
27.York, (N. Riding)Do. of Do.
28.York, (N. Riding)Qualifications of Militia Officers.
29.York, (N. Riding)Do. of Do.
30.York, (W. Riding)Do. of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.
31.MiddlesexReturn of Eastern and Western Regiments of Militia.
32.NorthamptonshireReturn of the Names of Militia Officers.
33.LeicestershireDo. of Do.
34.RutlandshireQualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers.

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

Corn Regulation Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Inhabitants of Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying that Their Lordships will take the Premises into Consideration, and extend such Relief as shall appear expedient:

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

Gaols Regulation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Gaols and other Places of Confinement."

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.

Hallamshire Cutlers' 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 the Company of Cutlers, within the Liberty of Hallamshire, in the County of York, and within Six Miles of the said Liberty, and of their Journeymen and Apprentices."

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."

Slave Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament for regulating the Shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

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.

Flimwell Vent Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Stamford.
E. Doncaster.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Glasgow.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
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. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Delaval.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fisherwick.
L. Mulgrave.
L. Harewood.

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.

Felony Rewards Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony:"

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

Orphan's Fund, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague, from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and others, Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th July 1790."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, on account of lighting, watching, cleansing and repairing Blackfriars Bridge, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1789, exclusive to the 29th Day of September 1790 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making a Street or Opening from Moorfields opposite Chiswell Street, towards the East into Bishopsgate Street, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1789, exclusive to the 29th Day of September 1790 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for enabling the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the said City to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1789 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1790 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, for making, enlarging, amending and cleansing the Vaults, Drains and Sewers within the said City and Liberties, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1789 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1790 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Roman Catholics' Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to 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:"

The Lord Cathcart accordingly reported the said Amendments.

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 1. L. 7. Leave out from ("Children") to ("and") in Line 8.

Pr. 3. L. 36. After ("do") leave out ("truly and") and in the same Line and Line 37, leave out from ("sincerely") to ("so help me God") in Press 7. Line 28, and insert ("promise and swear, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Third, and Him will defend, to the utmost of my Power, against all Conspiracies and Attempts whatever, that shall be made against his Person, Crown, or Dignity, and I will do my utmost Endeavour to disclose and make known to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, all Treasons and traiterous Conspiracies which may be formed against Him or them, and I do faithfully promise to maintain, support, and defend, to the utmost of my Power, the Succession of the Crown, which Succession by an Act, intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject," is and stands limited to the Princess Sophia Electoress and Duchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Heirs of her Body, being Protestants, hereby utterly renouncing and abjuring any Obedience or Allegiance unto any other Person claiming or pretending a Right to the Crown of these Realms; and I do swear, that I do reject and detest, as an unchristian and impious Position, that it is lawful to murder or destroy any Person or Persons whatsoever, for or under Pretence of their being Heretics or Infidels; and also that unchristian and impious Principle, that Faith is not to be kept with Heretics or Infidels; and I further declare that it is not an Article of my Faith, and that I do renounce, reject, and abjure the Opinion, that Princes excommunicated by the Pope and Council, or any Authority of the See of Rome, or by any Authority whatsoever, may be deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or any Person whatsoever; and I do promise that I will not hold, maintain, or abet any such Opinion, or any other Opinions contrary to what is expressed in this Declaration; and I do declare, that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome, or any other Foreign Prince, Prelate, State, or Potentate, hath or ought to have any Temporal or Civil Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority, or Pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this Realm; and I do solemnly, in the Presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do make this Declaration, and every Part thereof, in the plain and ordinary Sense of the Words of this Oath, without any Evasion, Equivocation, or mental Reservation whatever, and without any Dispensation already granted by the Pope, or any Authority of the See of Rome, or any Person whatever, and without thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or Man, or absolved of this Declaration, or any Part thereof, although the Pope, or any other Persons or Authority whatsoever, shall dispense with or annul the same, or declare that it was null or void")

Pr. 7. L. 28. Leave out from the Words ("so help me God") to ("and") in Press 8. Line 4.

Pr. 8. L. 11. Leave out ("particularly") and insert ("namely")

Pr. 10. L. 17. Leave out ("particularly") and insert ("namely")

Pr. 12. L. 9. Leave out from ("the") to ("Justices") in Line 11.

L. 16. Leave out from ("be") to ("recorded") in Line 18.

L. 20. Leave out ("Register or")

L. 21. Leave out ("respectively")

L. 22. Leave out ("Register") and insert ("Record")

L. 33 and 34. Leave out from ("Meeting") to ("untill") in Press 13. L. 1.

Pr. 13. L. 2. After ("a") leave out ("licensed")

L. 3. After ("been") leave out ("registered") and insert ("recorded")

L. 10. After ("to") leave out ("Register") and insert ("Record")

L. 12. After ("Person") leave out ("producing such License")

L. 13. After ("and") insert ("upon")

L. 23 and 24. After ("Meeting") leave out ("without being") and insert ("not"), and in the same Line after ("so") leave out ("licensed and registered") and insert ("recorded")

Pr. 16. L. 35. After ("House") insert ("where there shall not be more than five Persons assembled besides those of the Household")

Pr. 17. L. 16. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("provided") in Press 18. Line 15.

Pr. 19. L. 25. Leave out from ("to") to ("provided") in Line 29 of the same Press, and insert ("keep a School in either of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; Provided also, and be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, that no Schoolmaster professing the Roman Catholic Religion shall receive into his School for Education the Child of any Protestant Father: Provided also, and be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, that no Person professing the Roman Catholic Religion shall be permitted to keep a School for the Education of Youth, until his or her Name and Description as a Roman Catholic School-master or School-mistress shall have been recorded at the Quarter or General Session of the Peace for the County, or other Division or Place where such School shall be situated by the Clerk of the Peace of the said Court, who is hereby required to record such Name and Description accordingly upon Demand by such Person, and to give a Certificate thereof to such Person as shall at any Time demand the same, and no Person professing the Roman Catholic Religion, who shall keep a School without being recorded as aforesaid, shall be deemed to be within the Benefit of this Act for any Purpose whatsoever")

L. 35. After ("Vows") insert ("or to found, endow, or establish any School, Academy, or College, by Persons professing the Roman Catholic Religion")

Pr. 26. L. 19. After ("a") leave out ("Serjeant at Law")

L. 21. After ("Barrister") leave out ("Advocate") and in the same Line after ("Solicitor") Leave out ("Proctor") in Line 22.

L. 35. After ("a") leave out ("Serjeant at Law")

L. 36. After ("Barrister") leave out ("Advocate")

L. 37. After ("Solicitor") leave out ("Proctor")

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Simpson against Ker, et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Simpson Esquire of Viewfield; complaining of three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of January and 2d of March 1789, and 2d of February 1791; also of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 10th of December 1790, and 18th of January 1791; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary on the Bills of the 31st of May 1791; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mrs. Henrietta Ann Ker, Daughter of the deceased Charles Ker, Dugald Steuart, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, and John Pitcairn Merchant and Stationer in Edinburgh, Trustees nominated and appointed by the Most Honourable Jean Marchioness of Lothian deceased, and the Marquis of Lothian, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henrietta Ann Ker, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 4th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bank Loan Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

Corn Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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 Committtee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received To morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 7o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

Turner's Patent Bill, put off for Three Weeks.

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 Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Three Weeks.

Oyster Fisheries Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 3. L. 14. Leave out from ("only") to ("And") in Line 16. of the same Press."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Corn Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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:"

The Lord Cathcart accordingly reported the said Amendments.

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 42. L. 15. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 44. L. 39. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 49. L. 16. After ("Corn") insert ("or of Oatmeal")

L. 21. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 27. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 32. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 50. L. 25. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 28. After ("thereof") leave out ("per Quarter") and insert ("according to the rerespective Measures in Table D")

L. 30. After ("Corn") insert ("and of the Oatmeal")

Pr. 51. L. 3. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 25. After ("Quantity") insert ("according to the respective Measures in Table D")

L. 26. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 38. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 52. L. 9. After ("Prices") insert ("of each respective sort of British Corn")

Pr. 53. L. 18. After ("Quantity") insert ("according to the respective Measures in Table D")

Pr. 53. L. 20. After ("Corn") insert ("Oats excepted, and of Oatmeal")

L. 24. After ("thereof") insert ("and in like Manner an Account of the general aggregate Quantity and Price of all British Oats that shall appear, by the last Twelve weekly Returns preceding such Period, to have been sold and delivered within the said City and Suburbs thereof")

L. 40. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 55. L. 10. After ("City") insert ("of London")

Pr. 59. L. 17. After ("and") insert ("the")

L. 18. After ("Articles") insert ("herein-before mentioned")

L. 22. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 62. L. 5. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 25. After ("which") leave out ("do") and insert ("doth")

Pr. 63. L. 3. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 64. L. 35. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 65. L. 2. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 25. After ("Corn") insert ("or Oatmeal")

L. 28. After ("Sort") insert ("of Corn and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 66. L. 13. After ("Corn") insert ("or Oatmeal")

L. 19. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 67. L. 12. After ("Sort") insert ("or Oatmeal")

L. 26. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 68. L. 7. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 27. After ("Quantities") insert ("according to the respective Measures in Table D")

L. 28. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 39. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 69. L. 7. and 8. After ("of") leave out ("the several Sorts of") and insert ("each respective Sort of British")

Pr. 70. L. 9. After ("Quantities") insert ("according to the respective Measures in Table D")

L. 11. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 13. After ("in") insert ("and")

L. 28. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 37. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 76. L. 16. After ("Corn") leave out ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 78. L. 5. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 8. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 15. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 80. L. 10. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 81. L. 6. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

L. 26. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal according to the respective Measures in Table D")

L. 31. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 82. L. 2. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal")

Pr. 83. L. 12. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

L. 26. After ("Corn") insert ("and Oatmeal")

Pr. 84. L. 34. After ("Corn") insert ("and of Oatmeal"

Pr. 86. L. 38. After ("Corn") insert ("Meal or Flour")

Pr. 87. L. 26. After ("Corn") leave out ("or of Oatmeal")

Pr. 88. L. 43. After ("Towns") insert ("in the several Inland or other Counties")

Pr. 91. L. 27. After ("Towns") insert ("in the several Inland and other Counties")

Pr. 98. L. 31. Leave out ("or") and insert ("ought")

Pr. 99. L. 18. After ("Corn") insert ("or any of the Articles aforesaid")

L. 26. After ("Corn") insert ("or other Articles as aforesaid")

Pr. 101. L. 3. After ("Corn") leave out ("or Oatmeal") and insert ("Malt, Meal, or Flour")

L. 9. After ("Corn") leave out ("or Oatmeal") and insert ("Malt, Meal, or Flour")

L. 16. After ("Corn") leave out ("or Oatmeal") and insert ("Malt, Meal, or Flour")"

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

Slave Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time several Acts of Parliament for regulating the Shipping, and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

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."

Felony Rewards Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony."

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."

Hallamshire Cutlers' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Company of Cutlers, within the Liberty of Hallamshire, in the County of York, and within Six Miles of the said Liberty, and of their Journeymen and Apprentices."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Spottiswoode to enter into a Recognizance on Simpson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Simpson Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Colquhoun and Littlejohn against Buchanan, et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Colquhoun, late of Craigallian, now of Garscadden Esquire, and of Alexander Littlejohn Procurator Fiscal of the Sheriff Court of the County of Stirling, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of January and 8th of March 1785, also of three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 26th of July, the 9th of August, and 10th of December 1785; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 31st of May 1791; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom shall seem proper; and that John Buchanan in Auchineen, Walter Buchanan Brother of the said John Buchanan, Archibald Edmonstone in Spittal, and James Dougal, Huntsman at Hardgate, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Buchanan, Walter Buchanan, Archibald Edmonstone, and James Dougal may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Fifth Day of July next; and that Service of this Order upon any of the knownCounsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Abingdon Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Colquhoun Esquire, and Alexander Littlejohn, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

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 in Support of the same.

Then Mr. Graham was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

It was moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to; After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
M. Townshend.
E. Stamford.
E. Doncaster.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Glasgow.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Petitions against, referred to Committee:

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That they may be heard by their Counsel, against such Parts of the Bill, as may effect their Interest, and that they may have such Relief in the Premises, as to the House shall seem meet."

It was moved, "That the said Petition be referred to the Committee; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill."

Which being objected to; After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against such Parts of the Bill as may affect their Interest, before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of Marmaduke Langdale Esquire, taking Notice of the said Bill, and praying, "That he may be heard by Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill, as will affect his Property, and that he may have such Relief in the Premises, as to the House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect his Property, before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Evidence referred.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken on the Second reading of the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the said Committee, be added thereto.

Roman Catholics Relief Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third 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 the Third Time.

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made by the House to the said Bill:

Pr. 1. L. 28. Leave out from ("one") to ("for") in Press 3 Line 16, and insert ("it shall be lawful for Persons professing the Roman Catholic Religion, personally to appear in any of His Majesty's Courts of Chancery, King's Bench, Common Pleas, or Exchequer at Westminster, or in any Court of General Quarter Sessions of and for the Country, City, or Place where such Person shall reside, and there in Open Court, between the Hours of Nine in the Morning, and Two in the Afternoon, take, make, and subscribe the following Declaration and Oath; (videlicet,) I A. B. do hereby declare, that I do profess the Roman Catholic Religion; I A. B. do sincerely promise and swear, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Third, and Him will defend to the utmost of my Power, against all Conspiracies and Attempts whatever, that shall be made against His Person, Crown, or Dignity, and I will do my utmost Endeavour to disclose and make known to His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, all Treasons and traiterous Conspiracies which may be formed against him or them; and I do faithfully promise to maintain, support, and defend to the utmost of my Power the Succession of the Crown, which Succession by an Act intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject," is and stands limited to the Princess Sophia, Electress and Duchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Heirs of her Body being Protestants, hereby utterly renouncing and abjuring any Obedience or Allegiance unto any other Person claiming or pretending a Right to the Crown of these Realms; and I do swear, that I do reject and detest as an unchristian and impious Position, that it is lawful to murder or destroy any Person or Persons whatsoever, for or under Pretence of their being Heretics or Infidels, and also that unchristian and impious Principle, that Faith is not to be kept with Heretics or Infidels; and I further declare, that it is not an Article of my Faith: and that I do renounce, reject, and abjure the Opinion, that Princes excommunicated by the Pope and Council, or any Authority of the See of Rome, or by any Authority whatsoever, may be deposed or murdered by their Subjects, or any Person whatsoever; and I do promise that I will not hold, maintain, or abet any such Opinion, or any other Opinions contrary to what is expressed in this Declaration; and I do declare that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome or any other Foreign Prince, Prelate, State or Potentate, hath or ought to have any Temporal or Civil Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority, or Pre-eminence directly or indirectly within this Realm; and I do solemnly in the Presence of God profess, testify, and declare that I do make this Declaration and every Part thereof, in the plain and ordinary Sense of the Words of this Oath, without any Evasion, Equivocation, or mental Reservation whatever, and without any Dispensation already granted by the Pope or any Authority of the See of Rome, or any Person whatever, and without thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or Man, or absolved of this Declaration or any Part thereof, although the Pope or any other Person or Authority whatsoever shall dispense with or annul the same, or declare that it was null or void; so help me God. Which said Declaration and Oath shall be subscribed by the Person taking and making the same, with the Name at length if such Person can write, or with his Mark, the Name being written by the Officer where such Person cannot write, such Person or such Officer as the Case may be, adding the Title, Addition and Place of Abode of such Person, and shall remain in such Court of Record; and the proper Officer of such Court respectively, with whom the Custody of such Record shall remain, shall make, subscribe, and deliver a Certificate of such Declaration and Oath having been duly made, taken, and subscribed to the Person who shall have so made, taken, and subscribed the same if the same shall be demanded immediately")

Pr. 3. L. 19. After ("and") leave out ("every")

L. 19 and 20. Leave out from ("Certificate") to ("and") in Press 8. Line 4. and insert ("upon Proof of the Certifier's Hand and that he acted as such Officer shall be competent and sufficient Evidence of such Person's having duly made, taken, and subscribed such Declaration and Oath, unless the same shall be falsified. And be it further enacted, That the said Officer with whom such Records are kept as aforesaid, shall Yearly on or before the Twenty-fifth Day of December, transmit to the Clerk of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Lists of the Persons, with their Titles, Additions, and Places of Abode, who shall have made and subscribed such Declaration and Oath in the preceding Year")

Pr. 16. L. 26. Leave out ("or") and insert ("and")

Pr. 19. L. 17. Leave out from ("that") to ("Person") in Line 20, and insert ("no")

L. 21. Leave out ("to") and insert ('shall')

L. 25. In the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, Press 19. Line 25, leave out from ("Person") to the End of the Amendment, and insert ("offending in the Premises shall receive any Benefit of this Act")

Pr. 21. L. 25. Leave out from ("Person") to ("and") in Press 22. Line 7, and insert ("shall be summoned to take the Oath and make the Declaration above mentioned, or be prosecuted for not obeying such Summons")

Pr. 23. L. 22. Leave out ("England, Scotland") and insert (Great Britain")

L. 31. Leave out ("under the said ("Clause") and insert ("for such Offence.")"

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then it was proposed in Press 26. Line 4, after the Word ("William") to leave out ("and Queen Mary") and insert ("the Third")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then it was proposed to leave out the Clause so amended.

The Question was put, "Whether the said Clause shall stand Part of the Bill?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Clause was agreed to.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Gaols Regulation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Gaols and other places of Confinement."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Strange.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

Corn Regulation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Cecil's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Howard and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire with Emma Vernon, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Quebec Government Bill.

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

To return 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 to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Slave Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue, for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament for regulating the Shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The King against Amery in Error, Eddowes' Petition to be heard respecting Judgement.

Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Eddowes, of the City of Chester, Merchant, setting forth, "That on the Twenty-second Day of December last the Petitioner presented a Petition to the House, praying, "That Their Lordships would order the Court of King's Bench to tax the Petitioner his Costs as the Relator in a certain Information, in the Nature of a Quo Warranto, brought by James Templer Esquire, Coroner and Attorney of the Sovereign Lord the King, against Thomas Amery, for claiming to exercise the Office of an Alderman of the City of Chester, pursuant to the Statute in such Case made and provided; and that when the Costs have been taxed by the proper Officer of the said Court of King's Bench, and certified to this House that the Judgement might be entered of Record, and that such Judgement might contain a Judgement of Ouster against the said Thomas Amery, and an Award of the said Costs (taxed as aforesaid) to the said Petitioner as Relator in the said Information, in order that the Petitioner might thereupon take the proper and necessary Steps for the Recovery of his said Costs, or that such other Order might be made for the Relief of the Petitioner as to this Court shall seem just: "That the said Petition was ordered to lay on Their Lordships' Table:" That the Petitioner's Costs amount to a very considerable Sum of Money, and the Petitioner is advised, that if the said Thomas Amery should die before any Order be made by Their Lordships for the said Court of King's Bench to tax the Petitioner his said Costs, and before the said Costs be taxed by the proper Officer of the said Court, the Petitioner will be without any Remedy for recovering the same;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "To appoint an early Day to take the Petitioner's former Petition into Consideration; and that the Petitioner may be heard by his Counsel at the Bar of this House in Support of the same:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel in Support of his former Petition, as desired.

Parliament Office, Report from Committee respecting:

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, appointed 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, "That the Committee had accordingly viewed the said Office, and find that the same is not at all commodious or convenient for the proper placing and keeping the said Records, Papers, and Writings; and that in a short Time there will be no Room for any additional Records, Papers, or Writings necessary to be deposited there: The Committee had also viewed a Piece of Freehold Ground adjoining to the said Office, and also a Freehold House contiguous thereto, the Proprietor of which is willing and desirous to sell the same for a reasonable Price; that the Committee is of Opinion that the said House and Piece of Ground are very eligible for the Purpose of making such Additions to the said Office as are at present necessary, and for such further Additions as will in a short Period become so: The Committee therefore think proper to offer it to Their Lordships as their Opinion, That an Application may be made to His Majesty to give Directions that the said Freehold House and Ground may be purchased for such Purpose, or that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take such Measures therein, as to His Majesty in His great Wisdom shall seem meet."

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

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions for the Purchase of a Freehold House and Parcel of Freehold Ground, situate in Abingdon Street, Westminster, and contiguous to the Parliament Office, for the Purpose of making such Additions to the said Office as are necessary for the more safe keeping of the Records, Papers, and Writings deposited in the said Office, and as His Majesty in His great Wisdom shall think fit to direct.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Felony Rewards Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony."

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill; (videlicet)

Pr. 1. L. 37. Leave out from ("fit") to the End of the Bill."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Clerks of Assize, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize Associates and Clerks of Indictments;" be taken into Consideration on this Day Three Weeks.

Hastings' Trial, East India Company's Petition for Records to be re-delivered.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Morton on Behalf of the Court of Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies; setting forth, "That several of the Records belonging to the said Company having been delivered in as Evidence at their Lordships' Bar in Westminster Hall, on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings Esquire, and that the Business of the said Company will be much impeded if the same shall be detained from their Custody;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to order the same to be re-delivered:"

It is Ordered, That the said Records be re-delivered during the Adjournment of the Trial.

Writs of Error delivered:

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

In the First of which,

Gregson and Buckland against Conbonell:

William Gregson and John Buckland are Plaintiffs,
and
John Conbonell Esquire is Defendant.

In the Second,

Bridges against Baker:

Reuben Bridges is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Baker Esquire is Defendant.

And in the Third,

Morley against Daniel.

Robert Morley is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Daniel is Defendant.

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom 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," 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."

Flimwell Vent Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending 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," was committed.

Libel Juries Bill, put off for a Month:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel:"

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word ("now") and inserting instead thereof ("this Day Month").

Moved, "To adjourn the Debate for Half an Hour."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether the Word ("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether the Words ("this Day Month") shall be there inserted?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protest thereupon.

1st. "Because we hold it to be an unalienable Right of the People, that in Cases of Libel (as well as in all Criminal Cases) the Jury should decide upon the whole Matter that may constitute the Guilt or Innocence of the Person accused, and that in Cases of Libel, the Jury ought not to be directed by the Judge to find the Defendant or Defendants guilty, merely on the Proof of the Publication by such Defendant or Defendants of the Paper charged to be a Libel, and of the Sense ascribed to the said Paper in the Indictment or Information:

2dly. "And because we conceive that the said Right of the People is of the utmost Consequence to the Freedom of this Nation, and to that great Bulwark of its Rights the Liberty of the Press:

3dly. "And because we conceive that the Bill sent from the Commons is well calculated to convey a Par liamentary Declaration, and Enactment of the said important Right of the People, and because we conceive that every Delay of such Declaration and Enactment to be in the highest Degree dangerous to the Safety of the Subject:

4thly. "And because we conceive that we cannot with Propriety refuse our immediate Assent to Propositions which no Person in the Debate did deny to be salutary, and because we conceive that this Delay tends to give Countenance to Doubts that we apprehend to be utterly ill founded, and to encourage a Contest of Jurisdiction that can only be injurious to the regular and impartial Administration of Justice in this Kingdom."

"Stanhope."

For the First and Second Reasons.

"Radnor."

DISSENTIENT for the following Reasons.

1st. "Because we conceive that the Bill sent from the Commons is of the highest Importance for the Preservation of the Rights of Juries, and that considering the different Opinions which have prevailed of late Years, with respect to this Subject, we conceive every Delay of a Parliamentary Declaration and Enactment to be dangerous in the highest Degree to the Safety of the Subject:

2d. "Because whatever Difference of Opinion may subsist in regard to the existing Law, there seems to be so general a Concurrence with respect to what ought to be the Law in future, that we cannot with Propriety refuse our immediate Assent to Provisions, which are admitted to be salutary, on the Ground of requiring Time to ascertain how far the late Practice of the Courts is or is not justifiable by the Law of the Land.

Wentworth Fitzwilliam.
Lauderdale.
Porchester.
Portland.
Hay."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Month.

Gaol Regulation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Gaols, and other Places of Confinement."

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 it.

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

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

Corn Regulation Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Oyster Fisheries Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Beauchamp and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Roman Catholics Relief Bill.

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

To return 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 to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Parliament, Motion for an Address not to prorogue 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, to represent, with the utmost Deference, the great and important Advantage to be derived to His Majesty and His Kingdoms, by the Assistance of the united Wisdom of Parliament in the present crititical Conjuncture of Affairs, and therefore with all Humility, but with great Earnestness, to pray His Majesty not to exercise his undoubted Prerogative of proroguing His Parliament, during the present doubtful and critical State of the Negociation pending between His Majesty and the Empress of Russia, in the Issue of which His People feel their Interests deeply involved."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 9o Junii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Townshend.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

E. Cardigan takes the Oaths.

This Day James Earl of Cardigan took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes: His Lordship, having first at the Table delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Flimwell Vent Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending 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 Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Birmingham Canal Bill, Petition against:

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Hankins, of Tewkesbury in the County of Worcester, Widow, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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 praying, "That she may be heard by her Counsel against such Parts of the said Bill as will affect her Property, and that she may have such Relief in the Premises as to the House shall seem just and meet:"

Petitioner heard:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel against the said Bill, as desired.

Counsel were called in.

And Mr. Plumer appearing as Counsel for the Petitioner against the Bill:

He was heard in Support of the said Petition.

And being withdrawn:

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

Then it was proposed in Press 19. Line 12. to leave out from the Word ("say") to ("One") in Line 17 of the same Press.

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the Words proposed to be left out, shall stand Part of the Bill?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Clause was agreed to.

Then it was proposed in Press 42. Line 33. after the Word ("Law") to insert the following Proviso ("Provided always, That it shall not be lawful for the said Commissioners to enter upon the Possession of, to cut any Land belonging to any private Individual for the Purposes of this Act, until the said Commissioners shall have paid to such Individual the Value of the same").

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Proviso shall be there inserted?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "That the Bill do pass."

Which being objected to;

Bill passed:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bank Loan Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill do pass."

After Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10 Junii 1791.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with Their Lordships' Address of Wednesday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "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 this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words; (videlicet)

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

2. "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."

3. "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."

4. "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."

5. "An Act to continue for a limited Time, and to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to amend and continue for a limited Time, several Acts of Parliament, for regulating the shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels, from the Coast of Africa."

6. "An Act for better protecting the several Oyster Fisheries within this Kingdom."

7. "An Act for the better regulating of Gaols and other Places of Confinement."

8. "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."

9. "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 Dee, and certain Lords of Manors, and other Persons entitled 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."

10. "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Company of Cutlers, within the Liberty of Hallamshire, in the County of York, and within Six Miles of the said Liberty, and of their Journeymen and Apprentices."

11. "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."

12. "An Act for continuing and amending 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."

13. "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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

14. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Cecil Esquire with Emma Vernon, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

15. "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."

16. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Alconbury-withWeston, in the County of Huntingdon."

17. "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."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

In closing the present Session of Parliament, I cannot omit expressing My Satisfaction in that Zeal for the Public Interests with which you have applied yourselves to the Consideration of the different Objects which I recommended to your Attention.

The Measures which have been adopted for defraying the extraordinary Expences of the last Year, in such a Manner as not to make any permanent Addition to the Public Burthens, and the Provisions which have been made for the good Government and Prosperity of My Subjects in Canada, call for My particular Acknowledgements.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I return you My Thanks for the Readiness with which you have granted the Supplies necessary for the Publick Service, and for the Proof of your affectionate Attachment, in enabling Me to provide for a Part of the Charges of the Younger Branches of My Family out of the Consolidated Fund.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I am not yet enabled to inform you of the Result of the Steps which I have taken with a View to the Reestablishment of Peace between Russia and the Porte. It is my earnest Wish that this important Object may be effectuated in such a Manner as may contribute to the Preservation and Maintenance of the general Tranquillity of Europe; I feel with the greatest Satisfaction, the Confidence which you have reposed in Me, and My constant Endeavours will be directed to the Pursuit of such Measures as may appear to Me best calculated to promote the Interests and Happiness of My People, which are inseparable from My own."

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

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday, the Sixteenth Day of August next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of August next."