House of Lords Journal Volume 39
April 1792 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: April 1792 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 363-382. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116917 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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April 1792 21-30

DIE Sabbati, 21o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Strange.

PRAYERS.

Patrick against His Majesty's Advocate, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein David Patrick is Plaintiff, and His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland is Defendant, brought in order to reverse a Judgment given in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland for the Defendant in Error.

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing the Cause wherein Archibald Duff is Appellant and Janet Henderson and James Young, her Husband, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 23o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Fortescue.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Patrick against His Majesty's Advocate, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Writ of Error wherein David Patrick is Plaintiff and His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland is Defendant.

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

The following Order and Judgment was made.

Whereas, Saturday last was appointed to argue the Errors, assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the 18th Day of this instant April, wherein David Patrick is Plaintiff and His Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, for the Defendant in Error; and Counsel having been heard on that Day to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error; and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement reversed.

"It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland be and the same is hereby reversed; and it is further ordered and adjudged, That Judgement be given in this Cause for the Defendant in the original Action."

The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record is as follows:

At which Day, before the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, at Westminster aforesaid, came the Parties aforesaid, by their Attornies aforesaid; whereupon the Court of Parliament having seen and fully understood all and singular the Premises, and having diligently examined and inspected the said Record and Process aforesaid, and the Judgement thereupon given, and the Causes and Matters above assigned for Error by the said David Patrick, it appears unto the said Court, that the said Judgement of the said Barons of the said Court of Exchequer in Scotland, is erroneous, and that in giving the aforesaid Judgement there is manifest Error; therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the Judgement so given as aforesaid, be reversed, annulled, and altogether held for nought, and that the said David Patrick be restored to all Things which he has lost by Occasion of the Judgement aforesaid; and thereupon the said Record and also the Process had in the said Court of Parliament on the said Premises, by the said Court of Parliament are sent back to the Court of Our said Lord the King, before the Barons of the said Court of Exchequer in Scotland, to proceed thereupon, and do therein what to Law and Justice shall appertain.

Goldsworthy's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to impower Philip Goldsworthy Esquire, Tenant for Life under the Will of Martha Gashry, deceased, to grant building or repairing Leases."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Turkdean Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Turkdean, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Land Tax Commisioners Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the First-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and for indemnifying such Persons as have acted as Commissioners for executing the said Act, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one."

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose, and for allowing further Time to such Persons as have omitted to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo."

Renfrew Statute Labour Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Renfrew, and for levying Conversion-Money in Lieu of Labour in certain Cases, and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the said County."

Cheslyn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Waste Lands, called Cheslyn Common, in the Liberties of Great Saredon, Little Saredon, and Great Wyrley, in the County of Stafford."

St. Botolph Annuitants Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church, and building a new Workhouse."

Libel Juries Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next.

Weldon Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That William Redifer do attend on Wednesday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Great Weldon and Little Weldon, in the County of Northampton," stands committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

St. Botolph Annuitants Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church, and building a new Workhouse:"

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
M. Townshend.
E. Derby.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Moray.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Elgin
E. Balcarras.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Strange.
E. Fortescue.
E. Beverley.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Audley.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Torphichen.
L. Hay.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Boston.
L. Milton.
L. Hawke.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Kenyon.
L. Fife.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, and of the several other Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and others, Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate in the City of London, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying the House, "That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them; and that the same may not pass into a Law, as it now stands, or that the Petitioners may have such other Relief in the Premises as to the House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, before the said Committee; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Renfrew Statute Labour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Renfrew; and for levying Conversion Money in Lieu of Labour in certain Cases, and for otherwise regulating, making, and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the said County."

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

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

Hodges Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, for repairing the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley, to the Town of Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate, in the Parish of Burwash to Shover Green, in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex."

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for appointing other Commissioners together with those named in the First mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and for indemnifying such Persons as have acted as Commissioners for executing the said Act, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one."

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

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

Lottery Bill.

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

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

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

Mainwarings' Nat. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anne Marie Mainwaring and James Mainwaring," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ventura's Nat. Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes, and to indemnify Members and Offices in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for that Purpose; and for allowing further Time to such Persons as have omitted to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

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

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.

Christie against The Attorney General.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Christie is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Macdonald, His Majesty's Attorney General, is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Montrose Bridge Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar; and for making suitable Approaches thereto," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 9. L. 38. Leave out ("Ten Feet Deep") and insert ("deepest") and in the same Line after ("Water") insert ("or as near thereto as conveniently may be")."

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

Welton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and other Commonable and Waste Lands within the Parish of Welton in the Marsh, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sleaford Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from Sleaford Castle Causeway through the Town of Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, along the Course of Sleaford Mill Stream and Kyme Eau, to the River Witham, at or near Chappel Hill, in the same County; and for making necessary Cuts for better effecting the said Navigation;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tealby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Boston Harbour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Haven and Harbour of Boston, in the County of Lincoln; and for regulating the Mooring and Removing of Ships and other Vessels within the said Haven and Harbour; and for removing Obstructions therein; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Boston Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worcester Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes of Saint Martin and Saint Clement, which are Part within the City of Worcester, and Part within the County of Worcester; and for providing a Burial Ground for the Use of such Parishes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tydd Saint Mary Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Marsh, and other Waste Grounds in the Parish of Tydd Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quick to take the Name of Nutcombe, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Nutcombe Quick, of Nutcombe, in the County of Devon, Clerk, and his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, and his Daughters, and their Issue, to take and use the Surname of Nutcombe, according to the last Will and Testament of Hannah Nutcombe Bluett, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Tonge's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees in the Settlement executed on the Marriage of Henry Tonge Esquire, and Ann Eliza his Wife, to sell and dispose of a Capital Messuage or Mansion House, and other Hereditaments, in the County of Somerset, and to lay out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of Old South Sea Annuities, upon the Trusts of the said Settlement," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Derby Paving Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, within the Borough of Derby; and for selling a certain Piece of Waste Ground situate within the said Borough, called Nun's Green, towards defraying the Expence of the said Improvements."

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

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

Petition against referred to Committee.

It was moved, "That the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on behalf of themselves and others, being Freeholders, Owners, or Occupiers of Houses, Lands, and Tenements, or Burgesses, within the Borough of Derby, praying to be heard by themselves or Counsel against such Parts of the last-mentioned Bill as may injure or affect them, presented to the House on the 29th of March last," be now read.

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by them selves or Counsel against such Parts of the last-mentioned Bill as may affect them before the said Committee, and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time if they think fit.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, be added thereto.

G. Kynnyndmond's Estate Bill specially reported.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Lands and Estates of Melgund and Kynnyndmond, and other Lands and Estates comprized in the Deed of Entail executed by the deceased Sir Alexander Murray Baronet, upon the Thirteenth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and ten, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and invest the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled and secured to the same Series of Heirs, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are contained in the aforesaid Deed of Entail:" "That in Obedience to Their Lordships' Commands the Committee had met, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred, that they had examined the Allegations of the Preamble, which were found to be true; and that all the Parties interested in the Bill had personally given their Consents, except Hugh Elliott Esquire, who being abroad upon His Majesty's Service as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Dresden, has signed the Petition, and also given a Power of Attorney to John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street, Esquire, to consent for and on behalf of himself and Infant Daughter, for passing the said Bill into a Law, the Execution of which Letter of Attorney having been duly proved, the said John Spottiswoode appeared before the Committee and gave his Consent to the said Bill, for and on the Behalf of the said Hugh Elliott, and his said Infant Daughter: That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and had directed it to be reported with some Amendments, but think it their Duty at the same Time to acquaint the House, that in the above particular Their Lordships' Standing Order No. 94, hath not been strictly complied with."

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

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

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

Derby Paving Bill, Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of Daniel Parker Coke Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner, not expecting to be here at the Time when the Derby paving Bill was likely to be before the Committee, signed his Name to a Petition against the said Bill: That the Petitioner being now returned to Town, and conceiving that he can give very material Evidence to the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed;" the Petitioner therefore prays Their Lordships, "That he may be permitted to withdraw his Name from the said Petition, in order to qualify himself to appear before the said Committee as a Witness:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his Name from the said Petition, as desired.

York Buildings Co. against Martin et al.:

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Martin, Stone, and Foot, and others, are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners some Time since presented their Petition of Appeal to Their Lordships, complaining of certain Interlocutors pronounced by the Lord Ordinary and Court of Session in Scotland, which said Appeal now stands for Hearing before Their Lordships: That the Matters in Question between the Petitioners and the said Respondents, their Creditors, have been amicably arranged, agreed upon, and settled;" and therefore humbly praying Their Lordships, "That their said Petition of Appeal may be withdrawn."

Appeal withdrawn.

And thereupon, the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired; the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto.

St. Botolph Annuitants Bill.

Ordered, That John Denziloe and Thomas Loveland, Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint Botolph-withoutAldersgate, do attend the Committee appointed to consider the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph-without-Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church, and building a new Workhouse," on Friday next, and bring with them all and every the Books in which any Minutes or Orders of Vestry of the said Parish are entered, from 1st January 1767 to the 1st of January 1792.

Ordered, That Paul Postan, Vestry Clerk of the said Parish, and William Pwell, do attend at the same Time in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the said Committee.

Consolidated Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Pancras Burying Ground Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing an additional Burying Ground for the Use of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex; and for shutting up the present Foot Path leading through the Church Yard, and making a commodious one in Lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hastings' Trial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Gentlemen, You who are of Counsel for Mr. Hastings may now proceed in his Defence, and the Lords will be pleased to give Attention."

Then Mr. Plumer, of Counsel for the Defendant, proceeded to open further the Defence of the said War ren Hastings to the First Article of Charge; and being further heard thereupon:

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

G. Kynnyndmond's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Lands and Estates of Melgund and Kynnyndmond, and other Lands and Estates comprized in the Deed of Entail executed by the deceased Sir Alexander Murray Baronet, upon the Thirteenth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and ten, in in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and invest the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled and secured to the same Series of Heirs, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are contained in the aforesaid Deed of Entail."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ventura's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Joseph Ventura."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mainwarings' Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anne Marie Mainwaring and James Mainwaring."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Welton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Welton-in-the-Marsh, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Portland.
E. Kellie.
E. Lauderdale.
L. Bp. Carlisle. L. De Clifford.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Boston Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Boston Harbour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Haven and Harbour of Boston, in the County of Lincoln, and for regulating the Mooring and removing of Ships and other Vessels within the said Haven and Harbour, and for removing Obstructions therein."

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

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

Sleaford Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigation from Sleaford Castle Causeway, through the Town of Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, along the Course of Sleaford Mill Stream and Kyme Eau, to the River Witham, at or near Chappel Hill, in the same County; and for making necessary Cuts for better effecting the said Navigation."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 3d of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

St. Bride's Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride, in the City of London, and for providing a Workhouse for the same Parish."

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

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

Tealby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 3d of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Worcester Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes of Saint Martin and Saint Clement, which are Part within the City of Worcester, and Part within the Couty of Worcester, and for providing a Burial Ground for the Use of such Parishes."

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

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

St. Pancras Burying Ground Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing an additional Burying Ground for the Use of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex; and for shutting up the present Foot Path leading through the Church Yard, and making a commodious one in Lieu thereof."

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

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

Quick to take the Name of Nutcombe, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Nutcombe Quick, of Nutcombe, in the County of Devon, Clerk, and his first and other Sons and their Issue Male, and his Daughters and their Issue, to take and use the Surname of Nutcombe, according to the last Will and Testament of Hannah Nutcombe Bluett deceased."

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

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

Consolidated Fund Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed," be printed.

Montrose Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar; and for making suitable Approaches thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one; and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a LandTax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo; and for indemnifying such Persons as have acted as Commissioners for executing the said Act, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Militia Pay Bill.

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

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."

Derby Paving Bill, Petition in Support of.

Upon reading the Petition of several Owners and Proprietors of Houses and Buildings, within the Borough of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages and Places, within the Borough of Derby; and for selling a certain Piece of Waste Ground, situate within the said Borough called Nun's Green, towards defraying the Expence of the said Improvements;" and praying Their Lordships, "That so much of the said Bill, as relates to the Sale of Nun's Green, may continue Part thereof, and that the said Bill may pass into a Law:"

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

Saddleworth Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from, or nearly from Stand Edge, within Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to or near Mump's Brook, in the Township of Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Road leading out of the said intended Road, through or near Dobcross, to or near a Place called Wall Hill in Saddleworth aforesaid; and also another Road leading out of the said first-mentioned Road, at or near a Place called Shaw Hall, to or near a Place called Hollins, all in Saddleworth aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Balliol College Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Master and Scholars of Balliol College, in the University of Oxford, and the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, for vesting in the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens, and their Successors, certain Ground and Buildings in the Parish of Saint Lawrence Jewry, London; and for securing to the said Master and Scholars, and their Successors, certain Yearly Rents in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kirkby Kendal Canal Bill, Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of William Bradshaw Bradshaw, of Halton Hall in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch from at or near Gale Moss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster;" and praying Their Lordships, "That he may be heard by himself or his Counsel in Support of his Petition, before the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed; and that effectual Provision may be made in the said Bill, to restrain the taking any Water from the River Loyne otherwise Lune, by Means of any Engines, or otherwise, for any of the Purposes of the said Act:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by himself or his Counsel, in Support of his Petition, before the said Committee as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

St. Botolph Annuitants Bill.

Ordered, That Nathaniel Wright, Charles Hougham, Henry Mitten Esquire, William Chetham, Peter William Bullock, James Slatford, William King, Philip Green, — Palmer (Plaisterer), Charles Round, John William Anderson Esquire, Thomas Skinner Esquire, Francis Phipps, Thomas Sparkes, and James Burrowes, do attend on Friday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church, and building a new Workhouse;" stands committed.

Taylor's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement; made and entered into between the Reverend John Taylor, Curate of the Curacy of Clifton, in the Parish of Westbury-upon-Trym, in the County of Gloucester, and Harry Elderton, of the City of Bristol, Gentleman, for granting a Building Lease of a certain Piece or Parcel of Ground belonging to the said Curacy," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Tonge's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees in the Settlement executed on the Marriage of Henry Tonge Esquire, and Ann Eliza his Wife, to sell and dispose of a Capital Messuage or Mansion House, and other Hereditaments in the County of Somerset, and to lay out the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of Old South Sea Annuities, upon the Trusts of the said Settlement."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Clarence.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
March. Townshend.
Comes Derby.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Taylor's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made and entered into between the Reverend John Taylor, Curate of the Curacy of Clifton, in the Parish of Westbury-upon-Trym, in the County of Gloucester, and Harry Elderton, of the City of Bristol, Gentleman, for granting a Building Lease of a certain Piece or Parcel of Ground belonging to the said Curacy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hull Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road between the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, and the Town of Beverley, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for repairing the Road from Newland Bridge to the West End of the Town of Cottingham, in the said Riding," 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."

Bradford Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair a Road from the Bottom of Mason's Lane, near the Town of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, to join the Turnpike Road leading from the City of Bath to Kingsdown, at or near Bathford Bridge, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Aynho Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in the Parish of Aynho, in the County of Northampton," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Reedsdale Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Waste Lands, Moors, or Commons within the Manor of Reedsdale, and Parish of Corsenside, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

E. Fitzwilliam's Exchange Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectuating certain Exchanges between the Right Honourable the Earl Fitzwilliam and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, and the Right Honourable the Lord Hawke, and the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe, and to enable Trustees to make future Exchanges of a detached Part of the Estates of the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Ld. de Clifford's Estate Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Leasehold Estates of Edward Baron de Clifford, in Spring Garden, in Middlesex, from the Pin Money, Jointure, and younger Children's Portions secured thereon, and for making such Portions the first Charge upon the Residue of the Funds subjected thereto; and for empowering the Trustees of the said Baron de Clifford to sell the Remainder of the said Leaseholds, and to apply the Produce upon the Trusts of his Marriage-Settlement; and until Sale, to grant building and repairing Leases," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Land Tax Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and for indemnifying such Persons as have acted as Commissioners for executing the said Act, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace and others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose; and for allowing further Time to such Persons as have omitted to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard, and Grease, to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; 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; to the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer; and to the allowing the Importation of Seal Skins, cured with foreign Salt, free of Duty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Jamaica, &c. Free Ports Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act 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 Roscau, in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Turkdean Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons, and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Turkdean, in the County of Gloucester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Stourbridge Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Twentysixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads from Blakedown Pool, in the Parish of Hagley, and County of Worcester, to the Top of Smallbrooke Street; and from the Five Ways to Easy Row, in Birmingham, in the said County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ogbourn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Parish of Ogbourn Saint George, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lanark and Hamilton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the Town of Lanark, to the Town of Hamilton, in the County of Lanark;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Montrose Bridge Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar; and for making suitable Approaches thereto;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Hastings' Trial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Gentlemen, You who are of Counsel for Mr. Hastings may now proceed in his Defence, and the Lords will be pleased to give Attention."

Then Mr. Plumer, of Counsel for the Defendant, proceeded to open further the Defence of the said Warren Hastings, to the First Article of Charge; and being fully heard thereupon:

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Kingston Road Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheetbridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton:"

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

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Consolidated Fund Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made Yesterday for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed;" to be printed, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas Hog of Newliston Esquire is Appellant, and Rebecca Hog and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next, and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Howe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.
Ds. Mulgrave.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Isle of Wight Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue so much of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Conveyance of Sheep between Cowes in the Isle of Wight, and the Ports of Southampton and Portsmouth; and to extend the same to Horses and Lambs; and to amend the said Act:"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Kirkby Kendal Canal Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Hawkesbury acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, to West Houghton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also a Navigable Branch from the said intended Canal at or near Borwick, to or near Warton Cragg; and also another Navigable Branch from at, or near Gale Moss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster;" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that Their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Gibson and Johnson against Hunter, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of Robert Hunter Defendant thereto:

Gibson and Johnson against Master et al., in Error.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Thomas Gibson and Joseph Johnson, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of Richard Master and others, Defendants thereto; setting forth, "That the said Causes have been appointed to be heard, and as they involve in them the Question, whether the Acceptor of a Bill of Exchange made payable to a fictitious Payee, is liable to pay it to the Holder thereof, and as an immense Property is now locked up, and will so remain until the Determination of Their Lordships in this Case;" the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, "That Their Lordships will be pleased to appoint Tuesday the First Day of May next, for the Hearing thereof, or such other Day as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Ld. de Clifford's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Leasehold Estates of Edward Baron de Clifford, in Spring Garden, in Middlesex, from the Pin Money, Jointure, and Younger Children's Portions secured thereon, and for making such Portions the First Charge upon the Residue of the Funds subjected thereto, and for empowering the Trustees of the said Baron de Clifford, to sell the Remainder of the said Leaseholds, and apply the Produce upon the Trusts of his Marriage Settlement, and until Sale, to grant building and repairing Leases."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Fitzwilliam's Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectuating certain Exchanges between the Right Honourable the Earl Fitzwilliam, and Francis Ferrand Foljambe, Esquire, and the Right Honourable the Lord Hawke, and the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe, and to enable Trustees to make future Exchanges of a detached Part of the Estates of the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Aynho Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hull Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road between the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull and the Town of Beverley, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for repairing the Road from Newland Bridge, to the West End of the Town of Cottingham, in the said Riding."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair a Road from the Bottom of Mason's Lane near the Town of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, to join the Turnpike Road leading from the City of Bath to Kingsdown, at or near Bathford Bridge, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Reedsdale Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Waste Lands, Moors or Commons within the Manor of Reedsdale and Parish of Corsenside, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Consolidated Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard, and Grease; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; 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; to the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clarke's Hydrometer; and to the allowing the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty."

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

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

Jamaica, &c. Free Ports Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act 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 Roseau, in the Island of Dominica, and in the Port of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, One of the Bahama Islands, under certain Regulations and Restrictions."

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

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

Ogbourn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Parish of Ogbourn Saint George, in the County of Wilts."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
Ld. Steward.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
M. Buckingham.
M. Lansdown.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Moray.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
V. Stormont.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Grenville.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Porchester.
L. Rawdon.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Kenyon.
L. Fife.
L. Mulgrave.

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

Saddleworth Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from, or nearly from Stand Edge within Saddleworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, to or near Mump's Brook, in the Township of Oldham, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and also a Road leading out of the said intended Road, through or near Dobcross, to or near a Place called Wall Hill in Saddleworth aforesaid; and also another Road leading out of the said first mentioned Road, at or near a Place called Shaw Hall, to or near a Place called Hollins, all in Saddleworth aforesaid."

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

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

Stourbridge Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads from Blakedown Pool, in the Parish of Hagley, and County of Worcester, to the Top of Smallbrooke Street; and from the Five Ways to Easy Row, in Birmingham, in the said County of Warwick."

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

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

Lanark and Hamilton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the Town of Lanark, to the Town of Hamilton, in the County of Lanark."

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

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

Uffington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds in the Parish of Uffington, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Pr. 25. L. 3. Leave out from ("Repair") to ("and") in Press 27. L. 3."

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 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.

Gordon against Skene.

The House being, moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Captain John Gordon of Logan is Appellant, and George Skene Esquire, of Skene, is Respondent ex parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, ex parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Milne against Skene.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Milne Esquire of Chapelton is Appellant, and George Skene Esquire of Skene is Respondent ex parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered to do so:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Chandos Peerage, Claimant's Petition for Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Timewell Brydges, Clerk; setting forth, "That His Majesty having been graciously pleased to refer the Consideration of the Petitioner's Claim to the Honour and Dignity of Baron Chandos of Sudeley, to Their Lordships, the same was in Part heard in the Committee of Privileges in the last Session of the last Parliament, and was afterwards further heard in the first Session of the present Parliament, and was then adjourned for further Hearing to the present Session; that the Petitioner has this Day laid upon Their Lordships' Table a short further Appendix to his Case, containing further Evidence lately discovered by the Petitioner; that the Petitioner's Witnesses, who must necessarily attend the further Hearing of the Petitioner's Claim, live at a considerable Distance from London, and it will therefore require some Days to give them due Notice to attend thereon;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That his said Claim may be further heard in the Committee of Privileges upon such Day, after the Expiration of Fourteen Days from this Time, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

National Debt Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Sums in Commissioners, at the End of every Quarter of a Year, to be by them applied to the Reduction of the National Debt; and to provide for the Application of an additional Sum to the Reduction of the said Debt, in case of future Loans;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the Frst Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Wilmot's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Wilmot Esquire, with Fanny Sainthill 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.

Manchester Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Town of Manchester to or near the Towns of Ashton-underLyne and Oldham, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Seaman's Encouragement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same for the Support of their Wives and Families, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments; and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on board any of His Majesty's Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Seamen's Wages Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the Payment of Wages, Prize Money, and other Allowances due for the Service of Petty Officers and Seamen on board any of His Majesty's Ships; and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on board any of His Majesty's Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Broadstairs Harbour Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty of the Town and Port of Dover, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for repairing or re-building the Pier adjoining to the Harbour of Broadstairs, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, and for the better preserving the said Harbour; and for removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances, and regulating the Mooring of Ships and Vessels within the said Harbour;" and praying their Lordships, "That such Amendments and Alterations may be made in the Bill as will preserve entire the ancient and corporate Rights and Jurisdiction of the Town and Port of Dover:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Cramond Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow," 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."

Libel Juries Bill:

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 Libels;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

Questions put to the Judges on it:

It was proposed, "That the following Questions be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

1. "On the Trial of an Information or Indictment for a Libel, is the Criminality or Innocence of the Paper set forth in such Information or Indictment as the Libel, Matter of Fact, or Matter of Law, where no Evidence is given for the Defendant?

2. "Is the Truth or Falsehood of the written or printed Paper material, or to be left to the Jury, upon the Trial of an Indictment or Information for a Libel; and does it make any Difference in this Respect, whether the Epithet "False" be or be not used in the Indictment or Information?

3. "Upon the Trial of an Indictment for a Libel, the Publication being clearly proved, and the Innocence of the Paper being as clearly manifest, is it competent and legal for the Judge to direct or recommend to the Jury to give a Verdict for the Defendant?

4. "Is a Witness, produced before a Jury in a Trial as above by the Plaintiff, for the Purpose of proving the criminal Intentions of the Writer, or by the Defendant, to rebut the Imputation admissable to be heard as a competent Witness in such Trial before the Jury?

5. "Whether upon the Trial of an Indictment for sending a threatning Letter, the Meaning of the Letter set forth in the Indictment be Matter of Law or of Fact?"

6. "Whether, on the Trial of an Indictment for High Treason, the Criminality or Innocence of Letters or Papers set forth as Overt Acts of Treason, or produced as Evidence of an Overt Act of Treason, be Matter of Law or of Fact?

7. "Whether, if a Judge on a Trial on an Indictment or Information for a Libel, shall give his Opinion on the Law to the Jury, and leave that Opinion, together with the Evidence of the Publication, and the Application of the Inuendoes to Persons and Things, to the Jury, such Direction would be according to Law?"

After Debate, the same were agreed to;

And the said Questions were accordingly ordered to be put to the Judges.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be put off to Friday the 4th Day of May next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Scotch Episcopalians Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to Pastors, Ministers, and LayPersons of the Episcopal Communion in Scotland;" be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 30o Aprilis 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Uxbridge.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Hog against Hog et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Thomas Hog, of Newliston, Esquire, is Appellant and Rebecca Hog and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

E. Thanet takes his Seat:

This Day Sackville Earl of Thanet sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Sackville Earl of Thanet: His Lordship, having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

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 Duke of Dorset on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth: To Our right trusty and 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 granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery." "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one," and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament; for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo; and for indemnifying such Persons as have acted as Commissioners for executing the said Act, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one." "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to Qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose; and for allowing further Time to such Persons as have omitted to pay the Duties on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants." "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Frauds in the Revenue of Excise with respect to the manufacturing of Soap." "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company." "An Act 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 amend the Laws now in Force for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Seas to the Southward of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights." "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Sale of the House in Privy Garden, heretofore used as an Office for the Commissioners of the Lottery; and to enable His Majesty to grant the said Premises." "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Canal, from or from near Wyrley Bank, in the County of Stafford, to communicate with the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, at or near the Town of Wolverhampton, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts therein described, from the said intended Canal." "An Act for more effectually embanking, draining, and otherwise improving the Island of Canvey, in the County of Essex." "An Act for establishing a permanent Fund for the Relief and Support of Skippers and Keelmen employed in the Coal Trade on the River Wear, in the County of Durham, who by Sickness or other accidental Misfortunes, or by Old Age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their Families; and also for the Relief of the Widows and Children of such Skippers and Keelmen." "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar; and for making suitable Approaches thereto." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Thirty-first Year of King George the Second, and the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Wakefield, in the County of York." "An Act to continue the Term of Two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the End of Middleton Tyas Lane, over Gatherly Moor to Greta Bridge, and from thence to Bowes, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the low Water mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Elloughton, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence through South Cave to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding." "An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the Town of Buckingham to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheetbridge near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts of Parliament made and passed in the Twentyfirst and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Bowes, in the County of York, to Barnard Castle, in the County of Durham, and from thence through Staindrop to Newgate, in Bishop Auckland, and from Newgate along Gibb Chair to Gaundless Bridge, and from thence by Melderston Gill, otherwise Cowndon Gill, to the Turnpike Road near Sunderland Bridge, in the County of Durham; and for reducing the said Acts into one; and for the more effectually repairing and keeping in Repair the said Road." "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road between the Town of Kingstonupon-Hull, and the Town of Beverley, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for repairing the Road from Newland Bridge to the West End of the Town of Cottingham, in the said Riding." "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair a Road from the Bottom of Mason's Lane, near the Town of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, to join the Turnpike Road leading from the City of Bath to Kingsdown, at or near Bathford Bridge, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Master and Scholars of Baliol College, in the University of Oxford, and the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, for vesting in the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens, and their Successors, certain Ground and Buildings in the Parish of Saint Lawrence Jewry, London; and for securing to the said Master and Scholars, and their Successors, certain Yearly Rents in Lieu thereof." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Raybould with Joannah Pearsall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Larking Esquire, with Elizabeth Marcon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Wilmot Esquire, with Fanny Sainthill his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and allotting in Severalty the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Knooke, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing, and enclosing certain Open Fields and Grounds, within the Parish of North Grimston, in the East Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Redmile, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands in the Parish of Wood Enderby, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Broadwell, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for divid ing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons, and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Turkdean, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places in the Parish of Aynho, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Waste Lands, Moors, or Commons within the Manor of Reedsdale, and Parish of Corsenside, in the County of Northumberland." "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 publicly 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 well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors 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; Charles Lord Hawkesbury, 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 Thirtieth Day of April, in the Thirty-second 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 Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, 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)

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

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 rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one;" and for appointing other Commissioners together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and for indemnifying such Persons as have acted as Commissioners for executing the said Act, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninetyone."

3. "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two."

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

5. "An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Frauds in the Revenue of Excise, with respect to the Manufacturing of Soap."

6. "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company."

7. "An Act 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 amend the Laws now in Force, for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Seas to the Southward of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights."

8. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Sale of the House in Privy Garden, heretofore used as an Office for the Commissioners of the Lottery, and to enable His Majesty to grant the said Premises."

9. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from or from near Wyrley Bank, in the County of Stafford, to communicate with the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, at or near the Town of Wolverhampton, in the said County; and also certain Collateral Cuts therein described, from the said intended Canal."

10. "An Act for more effectually embanking, draining, and otherwise improving the Island of Canvey, in the County of Essex."

11. "An Act for establishing a permanent Fund for the Relief and Support of Skippers and Keelmen, employed in the Coal Trade on the River Wear, in the County of Durham, who by Sickness or other accidental Misfortunes, or by old Age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their Families, and also for the Relief of the Widows and Children of such Skippers and Keelmen."

12. "An Act for building a Bridge over the River South Esk, at or near the Town of Montrose, in the County of Forfar, and for making suitable Approaches thereto."

13. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts of the Thirty-first Year of King George the Second, and the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Wakefield, in the County of York."

14. "An Act to continue the Term of two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the End of Middleton Tyas Lane, over Gatherly Moor, to Greta Bridge, and from thence to Bowes, in the North Riding of the County of York."

15. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Low Water Mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Elloughton, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence through South Cave to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding."

16. "An Act for continuing and amending two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of King George the Second, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the Town of Buckingham to the North Extent of the Parish of Hanwell, in the County of Oxford."

17. "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a place called Sheetbridge near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton."

18. "An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of two several Acts of Parliament made and passed in the Twenty-first and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Bowes, in the County of York, to Barnard Castle, in the County of Durham, and from thence through Staindrop to Newgate in Bishop Auckland, and from Newgate, along Gibb Chair, to Gaundless Bridge, and from thence by Melderston Gill, otherwise Cowndon Gill, to the Turnpike Road near Sunderland Bridge, in the County of Durham; and for reducing the said Acts into One, and for the more effectually repairing and keeping in Repair the said Road."

19. "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road between the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull and the Town of Beverley, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for repairing the Road from Newland Bridge to the West End of the Town of Cottingham, in the said Riding."

20. "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair a Road from the Bottom of Mason's Lane, near the Town of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, to join the Turnpike Road leading from the City of Bath to Kingsdown, at or near Bathford Bridge, in the County of Somerset."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

21. "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Master and Scholars of Balliol College, in the University of Oxford, and the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, for vesting in the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens, and their Successors, certain Ground and Buildings in the Parish of Saint Lawrence Jewry, London, and for securing to the said Master and Scholars, and their Successors, certain yearly Rents in lieu thereof."

22. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Raybould with Joannah Pearsall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

23. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Larking Esquire, with Elizabeth Marcon his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

24. "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Wilmot Esquire, with Fanny Sainthill his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

25. "An Act for dividing and allotting in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Knooke, in the County of Wilts."

26. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields and Grounds within the Parish of North Grimston, in the East Riding of the County of York."

27. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Redmile, in the County of Leicester."

28. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Wood Enderby, in the County of Lincoln."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Broadwell, in the County of Gloucester."

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons, and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Turkdean, in the County of Gloucester."

31. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places in the Parish of Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

32. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Waste Lands, Moors, or Commons, within the Manor of Reedsdale, and Parish of Corsenside, in the County of Northumberland."

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.

Bond Streets Coach Stand, Removal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing the Stand of Hackney Coaches out of New Bond Street and Old Bond Street, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the Liberty of Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Collingham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham through Wetherby to the City of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leeds Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel in the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Renfrew Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to the Road leading from Renfrew to Greenock by Corsehill, and by the Side of the River Clyde, and by Port Glasgow, and the Bridge at Inchinnan; and for more effectually making and repairing and altering the Course of the said Road from Renfrew to Greenock; and for making and repairing other Roads connecting therewith, and leading to and from Paisley, in the County of Renfrew, and the Branches thereof; and for shutting up Bye-Roads that are useless to the Public;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stanley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Liberty of Stanley, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warminster Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Tylney Long and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, and for amending several other Roads in or near the said Town; for repairing several Roads in and leading through the Town of Warminster; for paving and repairing the Footways, and regulating the Market within the said Town of Warminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dean and Chapter of Bristol's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and undivided Trinity of Bristol, to grant a Lease of Part of the Lands of the said Dean and Chapter, in the Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel, in the City of Bristol, for the Purpose of building thereon," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.

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

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

St. Botolph Annuitants Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the City of London, to raise Money for paying and discharging the Debts that have been contracted in repairing their Parish Church and building a new Workhouse," 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."

Boston Paving Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, and otherwise improving the Borough of Boston, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Boston Harbour Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Haven and Harbour of Boston, in the County of Lincoln; and for regulating the mooring and removing of Ships and other Vessels within the said Haven and Harbour; and for removing Obstructions therein," was committed.

Cramond Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Consolidated Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the consolidated Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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."

Jamaica, &c. Free Ports Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, in the Ports of Kingston, Savannahla-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 Roseau, 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."

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."

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard, and Grease; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; 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; to the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet; to the ascertaining the Strength of Spirits by Clark's Hydrometer; and to the allowing the Importation of Seal Skins cured with Foreign Salt, free of Duty."

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."

Seamens' Encouragement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Thirtyfirst Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy, and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same for the Support of their Wives and Families, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments; and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving, or who may have served on board any of His Majesty's Ships."

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.

Seamen's Wages Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Frauds and Abuses attending the Payment of Wages, Prize Money, and other Allowances, due for the Service of Petty Officers and Seamen on board any of His Majesty's Ships; and for further extending the Benefits thereof to Petty Officers and Seamen, Non-commissioned Officers of Marines, and Marines serving or who may have served on Board any of His Majesty's Ships."

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.

Broadstairs Harbour Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of William Roberts Esquire, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for repairing or re-building the Pier adjoining to the Harbour of Broadstairs, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent; and for the better preserving the said Harbour; and for removing and preventing Obstructions, Nuisances, and Annoyances, and regulating the Mooring of Ships and Vessels within the said Harbour;" and praying, "That such Parts of the Bill as affect the Petitioner's Property, may be altered and amended, and that the Petitioner may be permitted to be heard in Support of the Allegations contained in his Petition before the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill stands committed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard in Support of his said Petition, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Maii, jam prox. sequen. horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.