House of Lords Journal Volume 39
June 1792 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: June 1792 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 471-491. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116922 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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June 1792 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 11o Junii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Derby.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Digby.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) "An Act for regulating the Allowance of the Drawback and Payment of the Bounty on the Exportation of Sugar, and for permitting the Importation of Sugar and Coffee into the Bahama and Bermuda Islands in Foreign Ships." "An Act for the Relief of the Coast Trade of Great Britain; for exempting certain Coast Documents from Stamp Duties; for abolishing the Bond usually called The Isle of Man Bond; and for permitting Corn and Grain, brought Coastwise, to be transhipped into Lighters, for the Purpose of being carried through the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde." "An Act for allowing the Importation of Quercitron, or Black Oak Bark, when the Price of Oak Bark shall be under the Price mentioned in an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty; and for lowering the Duty payable on Red Mangrove Bark imported into this Kingdom." "An Act to empower the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex to continue a Session of the Peace, and of Oyer and Terminer, begun to be holden before the Essoign Day of Term, and Sitting of the King's Bench at Westminster, notwithstanding the happening of such Essoign Day, or the Sitting of the said Court of King's Bench at Westminster, or elsewhere, in the said County of Middlesex." "An Act to continue for a limited Time several Acts of Parliament for regulating the Shipping and carrying Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa." "An Act to exempt Whale Oil, and other Articles therein mentioned, and sold by Auction in Great Britain, from the Duty imposed on such Sales." "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out a further Sum of the Suitors' Money upon proper Securities, and for applying the Interest towards discharging the Expences of the Office of the Accountant General, and for building Offices for the Masters in Ordinary, in Chancery, and a Public Office for the Suitors of the said Court, and Offices for the Secretaries of Bankrupts and Lunatics; and for building Repositories for securing the Title Deeds of the Suitors of the said Court, and the Records and Proceedings of the Commissions of Bankrupts and Lunatics." "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower the Magistrates therein mentioned to settle and regulate the Wages of Persons employed in the Silk Manufacture within their respective Jurisdictions; to Manufactories of Silk mixed with other Materials, and for the more effectual Punishment of Buyers and Receivers of Silk purloined and embezzled by Per sons employed in the Manufacture thereof." "An Act for extending certain Acts therein mentioned 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, and residing in Ireland." "An Act for more effectually securing the Duties upon foreign printed, painted, or stained Paper, imported into Great Britain." "An Act to amend so much of Two Acts made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the licensing of Alehouse Keepers and Victuallers; and for better regulating Alehouses, and the Manner of granting such Licences in future; and also of granting Licences to Persons selling Wines to be drank in their Houses." "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Hackney Coaches and Chairs." "An Act for the further Regulation of Parish Apprentices." "An Act to extend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into the Levant Seas." "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction." "An Act for amending the Laws of Excise relating to the Manufactory of Flint Glass." "An Act for the Amendment of the Law in Proceedings upon Informations in Nature of a Quo Warranto." "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Hereford to re-build the West End of the Cathedral Church of Hereford, and to repair other Parts thereof." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Foot of Coombe Hill, in the Parish of Leigh, in the County of Gloucester, to join the River Severn at or near a Place called Fisher's, otherwise Fletcher's Leap, in the Parish of Deerhurst, in the said County." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from Kirkby Kendall, 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 Galemoss, by Chorley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for dividing, enclosing, draining, and improving the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the several Townships or Hamlets of Hessle, Anlaby, and Tranby, in the County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull; and for making a Compensation, in Lieu of Tythe, for certain ancient enclosed Lands within the said several Townships or Hamlets, and also within the Township or Hamlet of Wooferton, otherwise Wolfreton, in the same County." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from or from some Place near Pontnewynydd into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport; and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same at or near a Place called Cryndau Farm to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Railways or Stone Roads from such Cuts or Canals to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock." "An Act for enlarging and improving the Canal called Tattershall Canal, from the River Witham to the Town of Tattershall, and extending the same into the River Bain; and for making the said River Bain navigable from thence to or into the Town of Horncastle, all in the County of Lincoln; and also for amending and rendering complete the Navigable Communication between the said River Witham and the Fosdike Canal, through the High Bridge, in the City of Lincoln." "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." "An Act for improving the Communication between the County of Edinburgh and the County of Fife, by the Passages or Ferries cross the Frith of Forth, between Leith and Newhaven, in the County of Edinburgh, and Kinghorn, and Bruntisland, in the County of Fife; and for rendering the Harbours and Landing Places more commodious." "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." "An Act for building a new Gaol and House of Correction for the Town and County Borough of Carmarthen, and for supplying the said Town and County Borough, and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for paving, watching, lighting, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Ways, Roads, and Public Passages, and for widening and making the same more commodious, and removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein; and for other Purposes." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, belonging to the Parishes of Montgomery and Pool, and certain other Parishes and Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, of and belonging to the Parish of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, widening, and regulating the Streets, Courts, Roads, Lanes, Ways, Rows, Alleys, and Public Passages and Places within the Town of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions, within the said Town." "An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Low Lands within the Parish of Great Carlton, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for regulating and improving the Salmon Fishery in the River Nith, in the County of Dumfries." "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." "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel within the Town and Parish of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel in the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for making a Navigable Canal from Manchester, to or near Ashton-under-Lyne, and Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Hundreds of Cirencester, Crowthorne, and Minty, Brightwells, Barrow, Rapsgate, Bradley, Bisley, and Longtree, commonly called The Seven Hundreds of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for making a Harbour in the Cove of Beer, in the County of Devon." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of and within such Part of the Parish of Whitchurch as maintains its own Poor, and lies within the County of Salop." "An Act for building a Bridge at or near the Ferry over the River Thames, from Whitchurch, in the County of Oxford, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Pangbourn, in the County of Berks." "An Act for re-building the Chapel, and enlarging the Chapel Yard of Lane End, within the Parish of Stokeupon-Trent, in the County of Stafford." "An Act to indemnify Persons, being Proprietors, Printers, and Editors of Newspapers and other Publications, from certain Penalties incurred under several Acts therein mentioned, relative to Lotteries." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the several Parishes of Atcham, Wroxeter, Berrington, Cund, Eaton Constantine, Kenley, Leighton, Ussington, and Upton Magna, and the Chapelry of Cressage, in the County of Salop." "An Act for the Maintenance and Improvement of the Harbour of Ramsgate, in the County of Kent; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving the Haven of Sandwich, in the same County." "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." "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." "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the Town of Lanerk to the Town of Hamilton, in the County of Lanerk." "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Peebles, and for making the said Acts more effectual, and for better regulating the Statute Labour within the said County." "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." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Burlton in the County of Salop, through Knockin to Llanymynech in the same County, and from Knockin to the East End of the Llanriader Road, and from Place Carrick Lane to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry, near Coid Issa Mountain, and from Oswestry Turnpike Road on Knockin Heath, to the East End of Knockin Lane." "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wear, from the Bank or Shore thereof, in the Parish of Bishop Wearmouth, in the County of Durham, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Monk Wearmouth, in the same County." "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and allotting a certain Common or Waste Ground called Bolton Moor, and other the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Great Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages and Places, within the Towns of Great Bolton and Little Bolton, and for supplying the said Towns with Water, and for providing Fire-engines and Fire-men, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Encroachments, and Annoyances, and for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs within the said Towns." "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from Penn Inn, in the County of Dorset, to or near Shipley Lane, in the Parish of Honiton in the County of Devon, and from Northcote Lane in Honiton aforesaid, to or near Collumpton, in the said County of Devon, and several other Roads in the Counties of Dorset, Devon and Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis," as relates to the Road from Fair Mile Inn to Straightway Head, otherwise Stretwood Head, in the Parish of Whimple, in the said County of Devon." "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from Cornhill Burn, by Pallinsburn and Flodden Lane, to Milfield March Burn, and by Ford Bridge to Lowick, and also several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham." "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and repairing the Roads from Swell Wold, in the Parish of Lower Swell, in the County of Gloucester, to or near the Sixth Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from the Borough of Tewkesbury to the Town of Stow, in the same County, and from the North East End of the Swan Lane, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the same County, to the Turnpike Road leading to Evesham, in the Parish of Sedgeborough, in the County of Worcester; and from the Town of Winchcomb, in the said County of Gloucester, by a Place called Stamp Cross, to or near the Tenth Mile Stone on the said Turnpike Road, leading from Tewkesbury to Stow aforesaid." "An Act for making, amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the New Bridge over the Water of Almond, on the Confines of the Counties of Edinburgh and Linlithgow, by the Town of Bathgate to Baillieston, in the County of Lanerk, and for making, amending, widening and keeping in Repair, certain Branches of Road from the said Line of Road; and for building a Bridge over the Water of Avon, at Torphichen Mill; and for discharging the Trustees for executing two Acts passed in the Twentysixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, from the Care of such part of the Road from New House Inn to Glasgow as leads from the Confines of the Parishes of Monkland and Shotts to the East Boundary of Baillieston aforesaid, and putting the same under the Power of the Trustees appointed by this Act." "An Act to enlarge the Term, and alter and amend the Powers, of two several Acts passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glynd Bridge, and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex, (except so far as the said Acts relate to that Part of the said Road which lies between a Place, commonly called Bopeep, in the Parish of Alciston, and Longbridge aforesaid), and for amending and keeping in Repair several other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Sussex." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanerk." "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Bury St. Edmund's, in the County of Suffolk, to and through the Town of Thetford, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Lynn, through the Parish of Cranwich, in the said County of Norfolk." "An Act for repealing an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton's Lanes and Eymouth, and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth; and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton's Lanes, in the County of Berwick; and for repairing, widening, and amending several Roads, and for regulating the Statute Labour, in the said County of Berwick." "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, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Market House, in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford in the County of Oxford." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Eaton Bridge Turnpike Road at Cockham Hill, in the Parish of Westerham, in the County of Kent, through the Village of Limpsfield, to the Village of Titsey, over Botley Hill, Worms Heath, and Wallingham Common, to the Turnpike Road leading from Croydon to Godstone in the County of Surrey." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term of two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twentyseventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow, to Yoker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbals to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew; so far as the said Act relates to the Road from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge; and for more effectually making, widening, repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Road, and the Road of Communication between the said Road from Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, and the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde." "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from the Town of Burford, in the County of Oxford, to Leachlade, in the County of Gloucester; and for making a Road from thence to the River Isis or Thames; for building a Bridge across the said River, and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road leading from Leachlade to Inglesham; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the said last-mentioned Road, to and through the Town of Highworth in the County of Wilts, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Cricklade to Swindon, in the same County." "An Act for altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His- present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Livingston, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near Theevesford, and for opening and making certain Streets in and near the City of Glasgow; for altering a Part of the High Road betwixt Edinburgh and Glasgow, by carrying a new Line of Road to the North of the Hills, and another Line of Road by the South, and for straightening and making the Roads more convenient; as also for altering the Road from the City of Glasgow to the Town of Hamilton, and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, below the present old Bridge, called Bothwell Bridge; as also for altering the Road from the Town of Hamilton Eastward, until it joins the Great Road between Edinburgh and Glasgow." "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City, called Hobmoor Lane End." "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Road from Golden Grove Park, in the Parish of Llandilofawr, to the Turnpike Road leading from the New Bridge over the River Towy, to the Lime Kilns in the Parish of Llandarog, and also several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Carmarthen." "An Act for repealing an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon, on Meir Heath, and from Meir to Trentham, and from thence to Stableford, in the County of Stafford, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for repairing and improving the Road from a Place called Walton, in Stone aforesaid, to Eccleshall, in the said County of Stafford." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East End of the Bridge across the River Ouze, in Downham Market, to the Queen's Head, and from the Chequer Inn, in Downham Market aforesaid, to the East End of the Two Mile Close, in the Parish of Barton, and towards Watton to a Place called the Devil's Ditch, in the County of Norfolk, and for stopping up the Road leading from Stradset, through Barton Layes, towards Watton." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting in Trustees the legal Estate in Fee Simple of divers Manors and other Hereditaments, mortgaged or conveyed in Trust to John Trehawke Esquire deceased, after the Date of his Will." "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage." "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." "An Act to empower Philip Goldsworthy Esquire, Tenant for Life, under the Will of Martha Gashry deceased, to grant Building or Repairing Leases." "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." "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Thomas Griffith Esquire, and Henrietta Maria his Wife, in the Parish of Kiddington, alias Cuddington, in the County of Chester, and in the Parishes of Llanvilling and Penant, in the County of Montgomery, in Sir Richard Brooke Baronet, as Mortgagee in Fee Simple, and for vesting the Equity of Redemption thereof in the said Thomas Griffith and his Heirs, and for settling an Estate of the said Thomas Griffith, in the Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint, in Lieu thereof." "An Act to enable Edward Curtis during his Life and after his Death, the Guardians of his Children, during their Minority, to grant building Leases of certain Pieces of Ground at Clifton, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for vesting certain settled Leasehold Lands and Tenements of Edward Daniel Gentleman, and Catherine his Wife, in that Part of the Parish of Clifton which lies within the City of Bristol, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled upon the Trusts of the said settled Estates." "An Act to enable the Heir or Heirs at Law of the surviving Trustee of Lands and Hereditaments in the Parishes of Chalfont Saint Peter's and Iver, in the County of Bucks, purchased with Part of the personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, by virtue of an Act of Parliament, made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to sell and convey the same Lands and Hereditaments, for a Consideration to be paid into the Hands of the Trustees of the personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased; and also to enable the said Trustees to invest the said Purchase Money, and other the said personal Estate, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses, and with the Limitations mentioned in the said Act of Parliament, and again to sell and dispose of the same Lands and Hereditaments, and any other Lands that may be purchased under the same Act, or by virtue of this Act, and to invest the Purchase Monies arising therefrom, either in the public Funds or upon Securities, or in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the same Uses." "An Act for vesting those Parts of the Lands and Estate of Blythswood, and others which lie in the County of Lanerk, in Trustees for the Purpose of selling or feuing the same, and for investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Estates, more commodious and contiguous to the other and greater Part of the said Estate of Blythswood, which lies in the County of Renfrew, and for settling and securing the Lands and Estates so to be purchased, to and in Favour of the same Series of Heirs, in Fee Tail, and under the same Restrictions, Conditions, and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail, made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine, by Colin Campbell, of Blythswood, deceased." "An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the settled Estates of James Templer Esquire, in the County of Devon, with a Sum of Money to be applied and disposed of for the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and other Hereditaments in the Counties of Berks and Bucks, (being the Estates devised and settled by the Will of Catharine Edwin, Spinster, deceased) in Trustees to be sold, and conveyed to John Martindale Esquire, and his Heirs, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be more conveniently situate as therein mentioned, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand settled by the said Will." "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, for the Time being, to grant Leases of the Glebe belonging to the said Rectory." "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition between Daniel Leo Esquire, and Letitia his Wife, and Mary Puleston Widow, of several Estates in the Counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Caernarvon, late the Estates of John Davies, of Llanerth, Esquire; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between Charles Duke of Norfolk and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments in the Counties of York, Nottingham, and Derby." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Liberty of Stanley, in the County of Derby," "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Township of Syerston, in the County of Nottingham," "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," "An Act for enclosing and leasing or letting certain Commons or Waste Grounds lying within the Parish of Colton, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rate in the said Parish, and for making Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish," "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing a Tract of Common or Waste Land, Part of the Forest of Mendip lying within the Manors of East Horrington and Chilcot, in the Out Parish of Saint Cuthbert, in Wells, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Stathern, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Parts of the Commons, Moors, or Tracts of Waste Land, called Hexhamshire and Allendale Common, and also certain Town Fields, within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland and for stinting the Depasturing of the other Parts of the said Commons, Moors, or Waste Land." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint." "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." "An Act to extend the Powers and Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Township of Hutton Bushell, in the North Riding of the County of York, to the Township of West Ayton, in the Parish of Hutton Bushell aforesaid." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and TownTownship of Monk Fryston, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Ings, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Township of Tockwith, in the Parish of Bilton, in the County of the City of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the several Parishes of Rodmarton and Coates, in the County of Gloucester; and also for settling and ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Parishes." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Town or Hamlet of March, in the Manor and Parish of Doddington, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, and for altering and amending an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Town ships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Common Fields only, in the Parish of Monk Sherborne, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Shipton, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Hemswell, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Coppices, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Lambley, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Enclosed Common Fields, Common Woods, Wastes, Commons, and other Lands within the Parish of Gedling, comprizing the several Hamlets of Gedling, Stoke Bardolph, and Carlton, in the County of Nottingham." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Heaths, Waste and other Commonable Lands or Grounds within the Manor and Chapelry of Southleigh, in the Parish of Stanton Harcourt, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Forests, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Basford, in the County of Nottingham." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Joseph Ventura." "An Act for naturalizing Anne Maria Mainwaring and James Mainwaring." "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 Ninth Day of June, 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."

1. "An Act for regulating the Allowance of the Drawback and Payment of the Bounty on the Exportation of Sugar, and for permitting the Importation of Sugar and Coffee into the Bahama and Bermuda Islands in foreign Ships."

2. "An Act for the Relief of the Coast Trade of Great Britain; for exempting certain Coast Documents from Stamp Duties; for abolishing the Bond usually called The Isle of Man Bond; and for permitting Corn and Grain, brought Coastwise, to be transhipped into Lighters, for the Purpose of being carried through the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde."

3. "An Act for allowing the Importation of Quercitron or Black Oak Bark, when the Price of Oak Bark shall be under the Price mentioned in an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty; and for lowering the Duty payable on Red Mangrove Bark imported into this Kingdom."

4. "An Act to empower the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex to continue a Session of the Peace and of Oyer and Terminer, begun to be holden before the Essoign Day of Term, and Sitting of the King's Bench at Westminster, notwithstanding the happening of such Essoign Day, or the Sitting of the said Court of Kings Bench at Westminster, or elsewhere, in the said County of Middlesex."

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

6. "An Act to exempt Whale Oil and other Articles therein mentioned and sold by Auction in Great Britain, from the Duty imposed on such Sales."

7. "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out a further Sum of the Suitors Money upon proper Securities, and for applying the Interest towards discharging the Expences of the Office of the Accountant General, and for building Offices for the Masters in Ordinary in Chancery, and a Public Office for the Suitors of the said Court, and Offices for the Secretaries of Bankrupts and Lunaticks, and for building Repositories for securing the Title Deeds of the Suitors of the said Court, and the Records and Proceedings of the Commissioners of Bankrupts and Lunaticks."

8. "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower the Magistrates therein mentioned to settle and regulate the Wages of Persons employed in the Silk Manufacture within their respective Jurisdictions, "To Manufactories of Silk mixed with other Materials, and for the more effectual Punishment of Buyers and Receivers of Silk purloined and embezzled by Persons employed in the Manufacture thereof."

9. "An Act for extending certain Acts therein mentioned 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, and residing in Ireland."

10. "An Act for more effectually securing the Duties upon foreign printed, painted, or stained Paper, imported into Great Britain."

11. "An Act to amend so much of two Acts made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the licensing of Alehouse Keepers and Victuallers; and for better regulating Alehouses, and the Manner of granting such Licences in future; and also of granting Licences to Persons selling Wines to be drank in their Houses."

12. "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Hackney Coaches and Chairs."

13. "An Act for the further Regulation of Parish Apprentices."

14. "An Act to extend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into the Levant Seas."

15. "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction."

16. "An Act for amending the Laws of Excise, relating to the Manufactory of Flint Glass."

17. "An Act for the Amendment of the Law in Proceedings upon Information in Nature of Quo Warranto."

18. "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places within the Towns of Manchester and Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

19. "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Hereford to re-build the West End of the Cathedral Church of Hereford, and to repair other Parts thereof."

20. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Foot of Coombe Hill, in the Parish of Leigh, in the County of Gloucester, to join the River Severn at or near a Place called Fisher's, otherwise Fletcher's Leap, in the Parish of Deerhurst, in the said County."

21. "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 Charley, to or near Duxbury, in the said County Palatine of Lancaster."

22. An Act for dividing, enclosing, draining, and improving the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the several Townships or Hamlets of Hessle, Anlaby, and Tranby, in the County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull; and for making a Compensation, in Lieu of Tythe, for certain ancient enclosed Lands within the said several Townships or Hamlets, and also within the Township or Hamlet of Wooferton, otherwise Wolfreton, in the same County."

23. "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from or from some Place near Pontnewynydd into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport, and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a Place called Cryndau Farm, to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Railways or Stone Roads, from such Cuts or Canals to several Iron Works and Mines in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock."

24. "An Act for enlarging and improving the Canal called Tattershall Canal, from the River Witham to the Town of Tattershall, and extending the same into the River Bain, and for making the said River Bain navigable from thence to or into the Town of Horncastle, all in the County of Lincoln; and also for amending and rendering complete the navigable Communication between the said River Witham and the Fosdike Canal, through the High Bridge, in the City of Lincoln."

25. "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."

26. "An Act for improving the Communication between the County of Edinburgh and the County of Fife, by the Passages or Ferries cross the Frith of Forth, between Leith and Newhaven, in the County of Edinburgh, and Kinghorn and Bruntisland, in the County of Fife; and for rendering the Harbours and landing Places more commodious."

27. "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."

28. "An Act for building a New Goal and House of Correction, for the Town and County Borough of Carmarthen, and for supplying the said Town and County Borough, and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for paving, watching, lighting, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Ways, Roads and Public Passages, and for widening and making the same more commodious; and removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein, and for other Purposes."

29. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to the Parishes of Montgomery and Pool, and certain other Parishes and Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Montgomery and Salop."

30. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, of and belonging to the Parish of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

31. "An Act for the better paving, cleansing, widening, and regulating the Streets, Courts, Roads, Lanes, Ways, Rows, Alleys, and Public Passages and Places, within the Town of Portsea, in the County of Southampton; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions within the said Town."

32. "An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Low Lands, within the Parish of Great Carlton, in the County of Lincoln."

33. "An Act for regulating and improving the Salmon Fisheries in the River Nith, in the County of Dumfries."

34. "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."

35. "An Act for building a new Church or Chapel, within the Town and Parish of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

36. "An Act for building a New Church or Chapel in the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

37. "An Act for making a Navigable Canal from Manchester, to or near Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

38. "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Hundreds of Cirencester, Crowthorne, and Minty, Brightwells, Barrow, Rapsgate, Bradley, Bisley, and Longtree, commonly called the Seven Hundreds of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester."

39. "An Act for making a Harbour in the Cove of Beer, in the County of Devon."

40. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, of and within such Part of the Parish of Whitchurch, as maintains its own Poor, and lies within the County of Salop."

41. "An Act for building a Bridge, at or near the Ferry over the River Thames, from Whitchurch in the County of Oxford, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Pangbourn, in the County of Berks."

42. "An Act for re-building the Chapel, and enlarging the Chapel Yard of Lane End, within the Parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the County of Stafford."

43. "An Act to indemnify Persons being Proprietors, Printers, and Editors of Newspapers and other Publications, from certain Penalties incurred under several Acts therein mentioned, relative to Lotteries."

44. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the several Parishes of Atcham, Wroxeter, Berrington, Cund, Eaton Constantine, Kenley, Leighton, Uffington, and Upton Magna, and the Chapelry of Cressage, in the County of Salop."

45. "An Act for the Maintenance and Improvement of the Harbour of Ramsgate, in the County of Kent; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving the Haven of Sandwich, in the same County."

46. "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."

47. "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."

48. "An Act for making and repairing the Road from the Town of Lanerk to the Town of Hamilton in the County of Lanerk."

49. "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of several Acts of the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, and of the Eleventh and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Peebles, and for making the said Acts more effectual, and for better regulating the Statute Labour within the said County."

50. "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."

51. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Burlton, in the County of Salop through Knockin to Llanymynech, in the same County, and from Knockin to the East End of the Llanriader Road, and from Place Carrick Lane, to the Turnpike Road from Llanymynech to Oswestry near Coid Issa Mountain, and from Oswestry Turnpike Road on Knockin Heath to the East End of Knockin Lane."

52. "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wear, from the Bank or Shore thereof, in the Parish of Bishop Wearmouth, in the County of Durham, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Monk Wearmouth, in the same County."

53. "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and allotting a certain Common or Waste Ground called Bolton Moor, and other the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Great Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Towns of Great Bolton and Little Bolton; and for supplying the said Towns with Water, and for providing FireEngines and Fire-Men; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Encroachments, and Annoyances; and for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs within the said Towns."

54. "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Penn Inn, in the County of Dorset, to or near Shipley Lane, in the Parish of Honiton, in the County of Devon, and from Northcote Lane in Honiton aforesaid, to or near Collumpton, in the said County of Devon; and several other Roads in the Counties of Dorset, Devon, and Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis," as relates to the Road from Fair Mile Inn to Straightway Head, otherwise Stretwood Head, in the Parish of Whimple, in the said County of Devon."

55. "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from Cornhill Burn, by Pallinsburn and Flodden Lane, to Milfield March Burn, and by Ford Bridge to Lowick; and also several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham."

56. "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and repairing the Roads from Swell Wold, in the Parish of Lower Swell, in the County of Gloucester, to or near the Sixth Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from the Borough of Tewkesbury to the Town of Stow, in the same County, and from the North East End of the Swan Lane, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the same County, to the Turnpike Road leading to Evesham, in the Parish of Sedgeborough, in the County of Worcester, and from the Town of Winchcomb, in the said County of Gloucester, by a Place called Stamp Cross, to or near the Tenth Mile Stone on the said Turnpike Road leading from Tewkesbury to Stow aforesaid."

57. "An Act for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads from the New Bridge over the Water of Almond, on the Confines of the Counties of Edinburgh and Linlithgow, by the Town of Bathgate to Baillieston, in the County of Lanerk; and for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road from the said Line of Road; and for building a Bridge over the Water of Avon at Torphichen Mill; and for discharging the Trustees for executing Two Acts passed in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, from the Care of such Part of the Road from Newhouse Inn to Glasgow as leads from the Confines of the Parishes of Monkland and Shotts, to the East Boundary of Baillieston aforesaid, and putting the same under the Power of the Trustees appointed by this Act."

58. "An Act to enlarge the Term and alter and amend the Powers of Two several Acts, passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glynd Bridge, and from thence through Firle Street, under the Hill, to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex; (except so far as the said Acts relate to that Part of the said Road which lies between a Place commonly called Bopeep, in the Parish of Alciston, and Longbridge aforesaid;) and for amending and keeping in Repair several other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Sussex."

59. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as relates to the repairing and widening several Roads leading through the County of Lanerk."

60. "An Act for repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, to and through the Town of Thetford, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk to the present Turnpike Road leading from Lynn, through the Parish of Cranwich, in the said County of Norfolk."

61. "An Act for repealing an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Confines of the County of Berwick, at or near Banghouse Walls, to Compton's Lanes and Eymouth, and from the Town of Eccles to Eymouth, and from Whitelaw Muir to Compton's Lanes, in the County of Berwick; and for repairing, widening, and amending several Roads, and for regulating the Statute Labour, in the said County of Berwick."

62. "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, widening, turning, and altering the Road from the Market House in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford."

63. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Eaton Bridge Turnpike Road at Cockham Hill, in the Parish of Westerham, in the County of Kent, through the Village of Limpsfield, to the Village of Titsey, over Botley Hill, Worms Heath, and Wallingham Common, to the Turnpike Road leading from Croydon to Godstone, in the County of Surrey."

64. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, so far as the same relate to the Roads from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, to Renfrew Bridge, to the Three Mile House, to the Town of Airdrie, and from the Village of Gorbals to the Chapel of Cambuslang, in the Counties of Lanerk and Renfrew," so far as the said Act relates to the Road from the City of Glasgow to Yoker Bridge; and for more effectually making, widening, repairing, and keeping in Repair the said Road, and the Road of Communication between the said Road from Glasgow to Yoker Bridge, and the Canal from the Forth to the Clyde."

65. "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from the Town of Burford, in the County of Oxford, to Leachlade, in the County of Gloucester, and for making a Road from thence to the River Isis or Thames; for building a Bridge across the said River, and for making a Road from thence to join the present Road leading from Leachlade to Inglesham; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the said last mentioned Road, to and through the Town of Highworth, in the County of Wilts, to the present Turnpike Road leading from Cricklade to Swindon, in the same County."

66. "An Act for altering and enlarging the Powers of of an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Livingston, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, at or near Theevesford, and for opening and making certain Streets, in and near the City of Glasgow; for altering a Part of the High Road betwixt Edinburgh and Glasgow, by carrying a new Line of Road to the North of the Hills, and another Line of Road by the South, and for straightening and making the Roads more convenient: as also for altering the Road from the City of Glasgow to the Town of Hamilton, and for building a Bridge over the River Clyde below the present old Bridge, called Bothwell Bridge; as also for altering the Road from the Town of Hamilton Eastward, until it joins the Great Road between Edinburgh and Glasgow."

67. "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of two Acts passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City called Hobmoor Lane End."

68. "An Act for repairing, altering, and improving the Road from Golden Grove Park, in the Parish of Llandilofawr, to the Turnpike Road leading from the New Bridge over the River Towy to the Lime Kilns in the Parish of Llandarog, and also several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Carmarthen."

69. "An Act for repealing an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon, on Meir Heath, and from Meir to Trentham, and from thence to Stableford, in the County of Stafford, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for repairing and improving the Road from a Place called Walton, in Stone aforesaid, to Eccleshall, in the said County of Stafford."

70. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East End of the Bridge across the River Ouze in Downham Market, to the Queen's Head, and from the Chequer Inn, in Downham Market aforesaid, to the East End of The Two Mile Close, in the Parish of Barton, and towards Watton to a Place called The Devil's Ditch, in the County of Norfolk; and for stopping up the Road leading from Stradset, through Barton Layes, towards Watton."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

71. "An Act for effectuating certain Exchanges between the Right Honourable the Earl Fitzwilliam and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, and to enable Trustees to make future Exchanges of a detached Part of the Estates of the said Francis Ferrand Foljambe."

72. "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."

73. "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."

74. "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."

75. "An Act for vesting in Trustees the legal Estate in Fee-Simple, of divers Manors and other Hereditaments, mortgaged or conveyed in Trust to John Trehawke Esquire, deceased, after the Date of his Will."

76. "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant building Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage."

77. "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 Westburyupon-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."

78. "An Act to empower Philip Goldsworthy Esquire, Tenant for Life under the Will of Martha Gashry, deceased, to grant building or repairing Leases."

79. "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."

80. "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Thomas Griffith Esquire, and Henrietta Maria his Wife, in the Parish of Kiddington alias Cuddington, in the County of Chester, and in the Parishes of Llanvilling and Penant, in the County of Montgomery, in Sir Richard Brooke Baronet, as Mortgagee in Fee-simple; and for vesting the Equity of Redemption thereof, in the said Thomas Griffith, and His Heirs, and for settling an Estate of the said Thomas Griffith, in the Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint, in Lieu thereof."

81. "An Act to enable Edward Curtis, during his Life, and after his Death the Guardians of his Children, during their Minority, to grant building Leases of certain Pieces of Ground at Clifton, in the County of Gloucester."

82. "An Act for vesting certain settled Leasehold Lands and Tenements of Edward Daniel Gentleman, and Catherine his Wife, in that Part of the Parish of Clifton which lies within the City of Bristol, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled upon the Trusts of the said settled Estates."

83. "An Act to enable the Heir or Heirs at Law of the surviving Trustee of Lands and Hereditaments in the Parishes of Chalfont Saint Peters, and Iver, in the County of Bucks, purchased with Part of the personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire deceased, by virtue of an Act of Parliament, made in the Twentythird Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to sell and convey the same Lands and Hereditaments for a Consideration to be paid into the Hands of the Trustees of the personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire deceased; and also to enable the said Trustees to invest the said Purchase Money, and other the said personal Estate, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the Uses, and with the Limitations mentioned in the said Act of Parliament, and again to sell and dispose of the same Lands and Hereditaments, and any other Lands that may be purchased under the same Act or by virtue of this Act, and to invest the Purchase Monies arising therefrom either in the public Funds, or upon Securities, or in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the same Uses."

84. "An Act for vesting those Parts of the Lands and Estate of Blythswood and others, which lie in the County of Lanerk, in Trustees, for the Purpose of selling or feuing the same; and for investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Estates, more commodious and contiguous to the other and greater Part of the said Estate of Blythswood, which lies in the County of Renfrew; and for settling and securing the Lands and Estates so to be purchased, to and in Favour of the same Series of Heirs, in Fee-Tail, and under the same Restrictions, Conditions, and Limitations, as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail, made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine, by Colin Campbell of Blythswood, deceased."

85. "An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the settled Estates of James Templer Esquire, in the County of Devon, with a Sum of Money to be applied and disposed of, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

86. "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of Berks and Bucks, (being the Estates devised and settled by the Will of Catherine Edwin Spinster, deceased,) in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to John Martindale Esquire and his Heirs; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be more conveniently situate as therein mentioned, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand settled by the said Will."

87. "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, for the Time being, to grant Leases of the Glebe belonging to the said Rectory."

88. "An Act for confirming and rendering effectual, a Partition between Daniel Leo Esquire, and Letitia his Wife, and Mary Puleston Widow, of several Estates in the Counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Caernarvon, late the Estates of John Davies, of Llanerth, Esquire, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

89. "An Act for effectuating and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between Charles Duke of Norfolk and Francis Ferrand Foljambe Esquire, of certain Lands and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Nottingham, and Derby."

90. "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."

91. "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."

92. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Liberty of Stanley, in the County of Derby."

93. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Syerston, in the County of Nottingham."

94. "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."

95. "An Act for enclosing and leasing, or letting certain Commons or Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Colton, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rate in the said Parish, and for making Exchanges of Lands with the said Parish."

96. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a Tract of Common or Waste Land, Part of the Forest of Mendip, lying within the Manors of East Horrington and Chilcot in the Out Parish of Saint Cuthbert-in-Wells, in the County of Somerset."

97. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Stathern, in the County of Leicester,"

98. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Parts of the Commons, Moors, or Tracts of Waste Land, called Hexamshire, and Allendale Common, and also certain Town Fields within the Regality or Manor of Hexam, in the County of Northumberland; and for stinting the Depasturing of the other Parts of the said Commons, Moors, or Waste Lands."

99. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Mold, in the County of Flint."

100. "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."

101. "An Act to extend the Powers and Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Hutton Bushell, in the North Riding of the County of York, to the Township of West Ayton, in the Parish of Hutton Bushell aforesaid."

102. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Monk Fryston, in the West Riding of the County of York."

103. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Ings, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Tockwith, in the Parish of Bilton, in the County of the City of York."

104. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the several Parishes of Rodmarton and Coates, in the County of Gloucester; and also for settling and ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Parishes."

105. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Town or Hamlet of March, in the Manor and Parish of Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge; and for altering and amending an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge."

106. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Common Fields only, in the Parish of Monk Sherborne, in the County of Southampton."

107. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Shipton, in the County of Southampton."

108. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Hemswell, in the County of Lincoln."

109. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Coppices, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Lambley, in the County of Nottingham."

110. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Enclosed Common Fields, Common Woods, Wastes, Commons, and other Lands, within the Parish of Gedling, comprizing the several Hamlets of Gedling, Stoke Bardolph, and Carlton, in the County of Nottingham."

111. "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."

112. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons, Heaths, Waste, and other Commonable Lands or Grounds, within the Manor and Chapelry of Southleigh, in the Parish of Stanton Harcourt, in the County of Oxford."

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

114. "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."

115. "An Act for naturalizing Joseph Ventura."

116. "An Act for naturalizing Anne Marie Mainwaring and James Mainwaring."

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.

Servants' Characters Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the counterfeiting of Certificates of the Characters of Servants."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

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

Bristol Gaol Bill:

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Goal, a Penitentiary House, and House of Correction within the City of Bristol; and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same; and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol, and County of the same City; and for other Purposes," 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."

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and other the Inhabitants of the City of Bristol, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying, "That their Case may be taken into Consideration, and as they have not had Notice or been consulted in any Manner whatsoever in relation to the said Bill, that the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands, and that they may be heard by their Counsel at the Third Reading thereof against the same:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Third reading thereof, as desired.

Shelton Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruehill Gate in the County of Stafford, so far as the same relates to the Road from Shelton to Blakely Lane Head, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney," 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."

Shipton Sollers Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Pasture, Waste Grounds, Hills, Downs, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the several Manors of Lower otherwise Nether Hampen, Shipton Sollers, and Shipton Olliffe, in the Parishes of Shipton Sollers and Shipton Olliffe, in the County of Gloucester, and some Pieces of Land which extend into the Parishes of Whittington and Dowdeswell, in the same County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 25. L. 7. After ("Act") insert ("in Lieu of their Tythes respectively")

Pr. 44. L. 35. Leave out from ("Award") to ("and") in Press 46, Line 39.

Pr. 47. L. 5. After ("only") insert ("excepting the said several and respective Rectors and their Successors")."

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

Scotch Episcopalians Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to Pastors, Ministers, and Lay Persons of the Episcopal Communion in Scotland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newfoundland Judicature Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing Courts of Judicature in the Island of Newfoundland, and the Islands adjacent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stamp Duty Exemption Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exempt certain Letters passing between Merchants or other Persons carrying on Trade or Commerce in this Kingdom, containing Agreements with respect to Merchandize, Notes or Bills of Exchange, from the Stamp Duty now imposed on written Agreements."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunstable Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn, in Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, to the King's Arms in Hockliffe, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Medway Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Medway, from the Town of Maidstone, through the several Parishes of Maidstone, Boxley, Allington, and Aylesford, in the County of Kent."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Harrisons against Koster and Thode:

Upon reading the Petition of Johan Gerhard Koster, and Casper Johan Frederick Thode, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Harrison and John Harrison are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the said Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by Their Lordships' Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the end Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

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 Saturday 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. Dallas was further heard in Part to sum up the Evidence produced by the Defendant, in Answer to the First Article of Charge.

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

The House was resumed.

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

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

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

Booth's Patent Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing to Joseph Booth, and to the Public, the Benefit of a certain Invention or Discovery therein mentioned, for which he hath obtained Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain."

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.

Debtor and Creditor Bill, deferred.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend Relief in certain Cases, between Debtor and Creditor:"

It was moved, "That the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House upon the said Bill, on Monday the 25th Day of this instant June."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

New Forest Timber Bill, Petition respecting:

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Sir Charles Mill Baronet, and others, Owners of Lands and Tenements adjoining to New Forest, in the County of Southampton, and entitled to Common of Pasture, Common of Herbage, and Right of Pannage in the said Forest, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the further Increase and Preservation of Timber within the New Forest, in the County of Southampton; and for the Sale of Rents, and the Enfranchisement of Copyhold Tenements in the said Forest;" and praying the House to take the Premises into their Consideration, and to allow a sufficient Time for the Attendance of Witnesses, in Support of the Interest of the Petitioners, and also to grant them such further and other Relief in the Premises, as to Their Lordships Wisdom shall seem meet, and the Nature of their Case may require:

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

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Increase and Preservation of Timber within the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, and for the Sale of Rents, and the Enfranchisement of Copyhold Tenements in the said Forest;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Bill deferred for Two Months.

Ordered, That the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the said Bill, on this Day Two Months.

Libel Juries Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, "That the Bill do pass."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT:

Protest against passing it:

1st. "Because the Rule laid down by the Bill, contrary to the unanimous Opinion of the Judges, and the unvaried Practice of Ages, subverts a fundamental and important Principle of English Jurisprudence; which leaving to the Jury the Trial of the Fact, reserves to the Court the Decision of the Law. It was truly said by Lord Hardwicke, in the Court of King's Bench, that, if these come to be confounded, it will prove the Confusion and Destruction of the Law of England."

2d. "Because Juries can in no case decide whether the Matter of a Record be sufficient, upon which to found a Judgment. The Bill admits the Criminality of the Writing, set forth in the Indictment, or Information, to be Matter of Law whereupon Judgment may be arrested, notwithstanding the Jury have found the Defendant guilty. This shews that the Question is upon the Record, and distinctly separated from the Province of the Jury, which is only to try Facts."

3d. "Because by confining the Rule to an Indictment or Information for a Libel, it is admitted that it does not apply to the Trial of the General Issue in an Action for the same Libel, or any Sort of Action, or any other Sort of Indictment or Information: but as the same Principle and the same Rule must apply to all General Issues, or to none, the Rule as declared by the Bill is manifestly erroneous."

Thurlow. C.
Bathurst.
Kenyon.
Abingdon.
Walsingham.
John, Bangor."

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

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

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

Middlesex Police Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace in such Parts of the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey as lie in and near the Metropolis, and for the more effectual Prevention of Felonies:"

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

Bristol Gaol Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House, and House of Correction, within the City of Bristol, and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same; and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol and County of the same City, and for other Purposes," be read the Third Time on Wednesday next, and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Penge Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Parcel of Waste Ground called Penge Common lying within the Hamlet of Penge, in the County of Surrey;" be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Derby Paving Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other publick 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 for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Mills was heard on Behalf of the Petitioners against the Bill.

Mr. Graham was heard in Support of the Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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.

Soldiers and Mariners Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Protection of Soldiers, Mariners, and Seafaring Men going to the Places in which they are respectively settled, or have usually been employed or resided."

Motion for engrosing, negatived.

It was Moved, "That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Penge Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That Thomas Ponton and Thomas Horncastle, Esquires, do attend this House on Wednesday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Parcel of Waste Ground, called Penge Common, lying within the Hamlet of Penge, in the County of Surrey."

Campbell et al. against Russell & Co:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Campbell, Duncan Campbell, Thomas McCunn, John Hamilton, Walter Ritchie, Archibald Robertson, James Noble, James Hunter, George Robertson, and James Watson, all Underwriters in Greenock, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of May and and 5th of June 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Francis Russell and Company, Merchants in Saltcoates, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Francis Russell and and Company may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Campbell to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell, of Craven Street, Strand, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Campbell and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Junii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Leeds.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Townshend.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Ker.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fisherwick.

PRAYERS.

Shelton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruehill Gate, in the County of Stafford, so far as the same relates to the Road from Shelton to Blakely Lane Head, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney."

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. Eames and Mr. Spranger:

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

Shipton Sollers, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pasture, Waste Grounds, Hills, Downs, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the several Manors of Lower, otherwise Nether Hampen, Shipton Sollers, and Shipton Olliffe, in the Parishes of Shipton Sollers and Shipton Olliffe, in the County of Gloucester, and some Pieces of Land which extend into the Parishes of Whittington and Dowdeswell, in the same County."

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.

Servants' Characters Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Counterfeiting of Certificates of the Characters of Servants:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Taunton Hospital Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to sell and dispose of a certain unfinished Building at or near Taunton, in the County of Somerset, intended for a publick Hospital or Infirmary, and of a Piece of Ground belonging thereto, in case a sufficient Sum of Money shall not be raised by Subscription within a limited Time, for finishing the said Building, and paying the Money due on account thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E. Radnor's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments, of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise therefrom in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Shipton Sollers, &c. 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 Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pasture, Waste Grounds, Hills, Downs, and other Commonable and Waste Lands within the several Manors of Lower, otherwise Nether Hampen, Shipton Sollers, and Shipton Olliffe, in the Parishes of Shipton Sollers, and Shipton Olliffe, in the County of Gloucester, and some Pieces of Land which extend into the Parishes of Whittington and Dowdeswell, in the same County;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments thereto.

Turner's Patent Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Murray and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in James Turner, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Yellow Colour of his Invention, throughout that Part of Great Briain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for a limited Time;" 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 Yesterday.

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 the Counsel for the Defendant requested Colonel Popham might be called in, to explain some Inaccuracies in the printed Minutes of his Evidence.

Colonel Popham was accordingly called in.

Then Mr. Dallas was further heard to sum up the Evidence produced by the Defendant in Answer 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 the second Tuesday in the next Session of Parliament, at Ten o'Clock, in Westminster Hall.

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

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

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

Booth's Patent Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing to Joseph Booth, and to the Publick, the Benefit of a certain Invention or Discovery therein mentioned, for which he hath obtained Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

National Debt Commissioners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twentysixth 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 direct the Application of an additional Sum to the Reduction of the said Debt, in case of future Loans."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that 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.

Middlesex Police Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace in such Parts of the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey as lie in and near the Metropolis; and for the more effectual Prevention of Felonies:"

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Junii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Malmesbury.

PRAYERS.

Ogilvie against Wingate:

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause, wherein James Ogilvie is Appellant, and Thomas Wingate is Respondent.

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

The following Order and Judgment was made:

After hearing Counsel on Saturday the 9th Day of April 1791, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Ogilvie, Collector of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the County of Fife, in Scotland, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of June 1790, and 1st of February 1791; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Thomas Wingate of FoodiesMill, in the County of Fife, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed and Cause remitted.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, in so far as they declare generally, "That the Landlord's Right of Hypothoc over the Crop and Stocking of his Tenant cannot be defeated by the Prerogative Process of the Crown, in virtue of the Statute of Thirty-third Year of the Reign of Henry the Eighth, as extended to Scotland by the Articles of Union, and the Act of Parliament, the Sixth of Queen Anne," be, and the same are hereby reversed; but in respect that the King's Title does not sufficiently appear in the Process, it is further ordered, That the said Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, to inquire more particularly into the Process and the Conduct thereof, whereby the Effects in Question are supposed to have been subjected to the King's Title."

Bristol Gaol Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House, and House of Correction within the City of Bristol; and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same, and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol, and County of the same City, and for other Purposes;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Petition of the several Persons on behalf of themselves, and other the Inhabitants of the City of Bristol, praying to be heard by their Counsel at the Third Reading thereof against the same, presented on Monday last, was read.

Mr. Dallas appearing as Counsel for the Petitioners, and Mr. Burke against the said Petition, and in Support of the Bill:

Mr. Burke was heard to state, "That John Lewis Esquire, a Witness examined before the Committee, was desirous of correcting a Part of the Evidence given by him before the said Committee."

Whereupon, John Lewis Esquire was called in, and being sworn, informed the House, "That in giving his Evidence before the Committee on this Bill, he said that on the 14th of March he came to Town to solicit the Bill, and the Corporation not wishing to hurry the Bill through Parliament, he had told my Lord Sheffield so, and previous to the Easter Recess had gone down to Bristol, taking with him some of the printed Bills, which were distributed among the Gentlemen of the Corporation; he said that the Bill was read once, and he produced a Bill, as the Bill he had so taken down to Bristol, but after giving this Evidence, upon his Return Home in the Evening he discovered that the Bill he had so produced was not the Bill he had so taken down to Bristol, and the next Day requested the Committee to permit him to correct his Evidence; being permitted so to do, he stated to Their Lordships, that having desired Mr. White (a Clerk of the House of Commons) to send him the Original printed Bill, he had sent him a Bill with the word Original written upon it, but which in fact turned out was not the first printed Bill, but a reprinted one, from which the Manuscript Copy had after his Return from Bristol been taken, and consequently that the Bill he had so produced to Their Lordships could not be the Bill he had taken down to Bristol; he then produced the first printed Bill, and his Evidence was corrected, but besides saying that consequently the Bill he so produced, when first examined, could not be the Bill he had taken down to Bristol, he ought to have added, and consequently the Bill he did take down to Bristol was not read a First Time, and to supply that Omission in the Correction of his Evidence, he now applies to Their Lordships."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the Evidence given before the Committee upon the said Bill, was read.

Then Mr. Dallas was heard to state the Allegations of the Petition, and to rely upon the Evidence given in Proof of the said Allegations.

Then Mr. Burke was heard in Support of the Bill, and to rely upon the Evidence given in Support of the same.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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 Mr. Eames and Mr. Spranger:

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

Middlesex Police Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace, in such Parts of the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey as lie in and near the Metropolis, and for the more effectual Prevention of Felonies."

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.

Penge Enclosure Bill deferred.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Parcel of Waste Ground called Penge Common, lying within the Hamlet of Penge, in the County of Surrey;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday the 27th Day of this instant June.

Drummond's Petition, Claiming the Earldom of Perth, &c.

The Lord Grenville (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of James Drummond, of Perth, Esquire, claiming the Titles, Honours, and Dignities of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall, and Montesex, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.

Which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follow; (videlicet)

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

The humble Petition of James Drummond, of Perth, Esquire.

Sheweth,

1487.

That in the Year 1487, Sir John Drummond, of Drummond, was by Your Majesty's Royal Predecessor King James the Third, of Scotland, created a Peer of Parliament, by the Title of Lord Drummond, and sat in the Parliament of Scotland under that Title.

4th March 1605.

Upon the 4th March, in the Year 1605, James the Fourth Lord Drummond, Heir Male of the above Sir John, was by Your Majesty's Royal Predecessor King James the Sixth of Scotland, created Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, and Stobhall, and in consequence of this Creation his Lordship and his Descendants sat and voted in the Scots Parliament by those Titles.

16th November 1611.

This Earl died on the 16th November, in the Year 1611, leaving an only Child Lady Jean Drummond, who intermarried with the Earl of Sutherland; and on his Lordship's Death the Destination of the Honours and Estate being to Heirs Male, he was succeeded by his only Brother John, who became second Earl of Perth, and sat in Parliament accordingly.

1662.

On the Death of this Earl he was succeeded by his eldest Son James, who became the third Earl.

1675.

James, the third Earl, died in the Year 1675, and was succeeded by his eldest Son James, who became the fourth Earl, and was afterwards Lord Justice General and High Chancellor of Scotland.

7th December 1687.

This Earl, on the seventh Day of December, in the Year 1687, obtained from Your Majesty's Royal Predecessor King James the Second, a Patent under the Great Seal, conferring upon him the Title of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall, and Montefex, to him and his eldest Son, and his Heirs Male, whom failing, to the other Issue Male of his Body, whom failing, to John his Brother German, and his Heirs Male, whom all failing, to the Heirs Male of John second Earl of Perth.

James Lord Drummond, the said Chancellor's eldest Son, was in the Life-time of his Father, in the Year 1715, attainted of High Treason, for his Accession to the unnatural Rebellion that then took place, and the other Sons of the Chancellor all died without Issue.

James Lord Drummond, who was attainted as above mentioned, left two Sons James and John, both of whom were unhappily engaged in the Rebellion in the Year 1745, and were named in the Act of Attainder of the Nineteenth of Your Majesty's Royal Grandfather King George the Second, whereby it was enacted, that if they and the other Persons therein named should not surrender themselves before the twelfth Day of July, in the Year 1746, they should stand attainted of High Treason.

James, the eldest of these Brothers, died on the 11th May, in the Year 1746, and was therefore not attainted under the said Act; but John, the younger Brother, having lived till the Year following, fell under the Attainder.

The Issue Male of James, the fourth Earl, being thus extinguished, the Succession opened to the Heirs Male of his Brother John, second Son of James the third Earl.

"This John, who had two Sons James and Robert, by his first Wife Sophia Lundin, Heiress of Lundin, of Lundin, was by Your Majesty's Royal Predecessor King James the Second, created Earl of Melfort, to him and the Heirs of a second Marriage, to the Exclusion of the said James and Robert, the Sons of the first, and consequently his natural Heirs.

The Earl of Melfort was, in the Year 1695, attainted of High Treason by an Act of Parliament of Scotland; but the Act, on a Recital that the Family of Lundin had deserved well of His Majesty and Government, specially provided that the Forfeiture should not affect, incapacitate, or taint the Blood of the Children procreated betwixt the Earl and the Heiress of Lundin.

James Lundin, the eldest Son of the Earl of Melfort, by the Heiress of Lundin, died without Issue, and was succeeded by his Brother Robert.

Robert had two Sons John and James; John, the elder Brother, died without Issue, and was succeeded in the Estate of Lundin by James his Brother, of whom the Petitioner is the only Son and Heir.

The Petitioner, as the Great Great Great Grandnephew, and nearest and lawful Heir Male of James the first Earl of Perth, and also as Great Grandson and nearest and lawful Heir Male of John Earl of Melfort, Brother German of James the fourth Earl of Perth, and who was a remainder Man in the Patent 1687, apprehends that the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, and Stobhall, granted by the Patent 1605, and also the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall, and Montefex, granted by the Patent 1687, have of Right devolved upon the Petitioner, and that they ought to be declared to belong to him and his Heirs Male.

May it therefore please Your Majesty, to take the above Petition into Your Royal Consideration, and to declare and establish the Right to the said Titles, Honours, and Dignities of Earl of Perth, Lord Drummond, Stobhall, and Montefex, to belong to the Petitioner and his Heirs Male.

"And Your Petitioner shall ever pray,
James Drummond."

"Whitehall, 12th June 1792."

His Majesty being moved upon this Petition is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to Their Lordships.

"Henry Dundas."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney-General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Sir J. Johnstone's Petition claiming the Marquisate of Annandale, &c.

The Lord Grenville also (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of Sir James Johnstone, of Westerhall, Baronet, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Marquis of Annandale, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.

Which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follow; (videlicet)

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

The humble Petition of Sir James Johnstone, of Westerhall, Baronet.

Sheweth,

1633.

That in the Year 1633, His Majesty King Charles the First was graciously pleased by Patent to promote to the Dignity of Peerage James Johnston, of Johnston, by the Title, Style, and Dignity of Lord Johnston of Lochwood, suisque hæredibus masculis in perpetuum.

1643.

That in the Year 1643, his said Majesty King Charles the First was farther graciously pleased, by Patent, to promote the aforesaid James Lord Johnston to the Dignity of an Earl, by the Title, Style and Dignity of Earl of Hartfell, Lord Johnston of Lochwood, Moffatdale and Evandale, sibi suisque hæredibus masculis pro perpetuo.

1661.

That in the Year 1661, His Majesty King Charles the Second was also graciously pleased by Patent, to confer on James then Earl of Hartfell, the farther Dignity of Earl of Annandale, by which Patent that Dignity was granted Jacobo Comiti de Hartfell ejusque hæredibus masculis, whom failing, to the eldest Heir Female of his Body, and the Heirs Male of the Body of such Heir Female, with an ultimate Limitation to his Heirs General, to be called in all Times coming Earls of Annandale and Hartfell, Viscounts of Annand, Lords Johnston of Lochwood, Lochmaben, Moffatdale and Evandale.

1701.

That in the Year 1701, His Majesty King William was graciously pleased, by Patent, to confer upon William then Earl of Annandale, the Dignity of Marquis of Annandale, and that Dignity was thereby granted to him et hæredibus suis masculis quibuscunque in suis prædiis et statu omni tempore futuro successuris, to be called Marquises of Annandale, Earls of Hartfell, Viscounts of Annan, Lords Johnston of Lochwood, Lochmaben, Moffatdale, and Evandale.

That George the last Marquis of Annandale died on or about the 29th Day of April in this present Year 1792, without leaving any Issue of his Body.

That all the Heirs Male of the Body of James, who was first created Lord Johnston in 1633, and afterwards Earl of Hartfell in 1643, and also all the Heirs Male of the Body of James, who was created Earl of Annandale in 1661, and all the Heirs Male of the Body of William, who was created Marquis of Annandale in 1701, have failed and become extinct.

That your Petitioner is the nearest Heir Male of the aforesaid several Persons who were ennobled in Manner above mentioned, and is therefore entitled to hold and enjoy the several Honours, Titles, and Dignities so conferred upon them, with Descent to their Heirs Male whatsoever.

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare that the Title, Honour and Dignity of Marquis of Annandale and others above mentioned, held and enjoyed therewith, of Right now belong to your Petitioner.

And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.

"James Johnstone."

"Whitehall 12th June 1792."

His Majesty being moved upon this Petition is graciously pleased to refer the same to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Henry Dundas."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney-General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Junii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Lonsdale.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Heathfield.

PRAYERS.

House, Address to render more commodious.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to desire, That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions for such Alterations being made in this House as may render the same more commodious for the Members thereof.

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

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

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

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

Whitehaven Harbour Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further enlarging and improving the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland," 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."

It was moved, "That the said Bill be read a Third Time on this Day Se'nnight."

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Words ("on this Day Se'nnight") and inserting instead thereof ("Tomorrow.")

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ("on this Day Se'nnight") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Junii 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norvicen.
Dux Clarence.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Townshend.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Mount E dgcumbe.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Harewood.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Writs of Error delivered:

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

In the first of which,

Allen against Doe:

John Allen is Plaintiff,
and
John Doe Defendant.

And in the other.

Lacey against Doe.

John Lacey, Gentleman, is Plaintiff,
and
John Doe Defendant.

Whitehaven Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further enlarging and improving the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland."

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. Eames and Mr. Spranger:

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

King's Answer to Address.

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

Banks et al. against Jaffray et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Banks Senior, Merchant in Stirling, elected into the Office of Provost and High Sheriff of that Borough at Michaelmas last, John Sutherland, Merchant, then elected first Baillie and Sheriff of the said Burgh, Robert Young, Merchant, elected second Baillie and Sheriff of the said Borough, James Melles, Merchant, then elected third Baillie and Sheriff of the said Borough, Thomas Wright, Merchant, elected fourth Baillie and Sheriff of the said Borough, James Macfarlane, Merchant, elected TownTreasurer of the said Borough, of whom the said Robert Banks, John Sutherland, James Macfarlane, James Melles, and Robert Young were Counsellors of the said Borough, duly continued according to the Constitution thereof, and Thomas Wright was duly elected Counsellor, all at said last Michaelmas; also of James Thomson, Merchant, Dean of Guild, and Counsellor of the said Borough; as also of Robert Banks Junior, and Peter Belch, Merchants, also duly continued Counsellors; and of Alexander Christie and John Hill, Merchants, and duly elected Counsellors of the said Borough at last Michaelmas; and likewise of James Weir, elected Deacon of the Weavers and Deacon Conveener, James Brown, elected Deacon of the Skinners, Alexander Sutherland, elected Deacon of the Hammermen, and Henry Bruce, Deacon of the Bakers, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of December 1791, in so far as it repels all the Objections stated in the Complaint, except as therein is excepted; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 22d of May and 12th of June 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended in so far as complained of, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Henry Jaffray, pretending to be Provost and High Sheriff of Stirling, William Anderson, John Gilchrist, John Mackillop, and Robert Mackillop, as Baillies and Sheriffs, Alexander Littlejohn, as Town-Treasurer of the said Borough, Henry Jaffray, William Anderson, John Gilchrist, John Mackillop and Alexander Littlejohn and Thomas Littlejohn, John King, James Douglas, and James Steven, as Merchant Counsellors, and James Peddie, as Deacon of the Hammermen, Trades Counsellor, and Deacon Conveener, John Murdoch, William Bewie, Patrick Cuningham, and Peter Neilson, as Deacons and Trades Counsellors, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Jaffray, and the said several Persons last-named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 13th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmers to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Abingdon Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Banks Senior, Merchant in Stirling, and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

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

Bills passed.

1. "An Act to 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 direct the Application of an additional Sum to the Reduction of the said Debt, in Case of future Loans."

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 the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace, in such Parts of the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, as lie in and near the Metropolis, and for the more effectual Prevention of Felonies."

3. "An Act for granting Relief to Pastors, Ministers, and Lay Persons of the Episcopal Communion in Scotland."

4. "An Act for establishing Courts of Judicature in the Island of Newfoundland, and the Islands adjacent."

5. "An Act to exempt certain Letters passing between Merchants or other Persons carrying on Trade or Commerce in this Kingdom, containing Agreements with respect to Merchandize, Notes or Bills of Exchange, from the Stamp Duty now imposed on written Agreements."

6. "An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel."

7. "An Act for preventing the counterfeiting of Certificates of the Characters of Servants."

8. "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Medway, from the Town of Maidstone, through the several Parishes of Maidstone, Boxley, Allington, and Aylesford, in the County of Kent."

9. "An Act for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House, and House of Correction, within the City of Bristol, and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same; and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol, and County of the same City, and for other Purposes."

10. "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."

11. "An Act for vesting in James Turner, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Yellow Colour of his Invention, throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for a limited Time."

12. "An Act for more effectually securing to Joseph Booth, and to the Public, the Benefit of a certain Invention or Discovery therein mentioned, for which he hath obtained Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of Great Britain."

13. "An Act for further enlarging and improving the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland."

14. "An Act for amending and more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn, in Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, to the King's Arms, in Hockliffe, in the said County."

15. "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton, to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek, to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruchill Gate, in the County of Stafford, so far as the same relates to the Road from Shelton to Blakeley Lane Head, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

16. "An Act for vesting several Lands and Hereditaments of which Jacob Earl of Radnor is Tenant for Life, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof."

17. "An Act for appointing Commissioners to sell and dispose of a certain unfinished Building at or near Taunton, in the County of Somerset, intended for a Publick Hospital or Infirmary, and of a Piece of Ground belonging thereto, in case a sufficient Sum of Money shall not be raised by Subscription within a limited Time, for finishing the said Building, and paying the Money due on Account thereof."

18. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Pasture, Waste Grounds, Hills, Downs, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the several Manors of Lower otherwise Nether Hampen, Shipton Sollers, and Shipton Olliffe, in the Parishes of Shipton Sollers and Shipton Olliffe, in the County of Gloucester, and some Pieces of Land which extend into the Parishes of Whittington and Dowdeswell, in the same County."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows; (videlicet)

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

I cannot close the present Session of Parliament, without returning you My particular Thanks for the Attention and Diligence with which you have applied yourselves to the Dispatch of public Business, and especially to the important Objects which I recommended to your Consideration.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The Readiness with which you have granted the necessary Supplies, and the fresh Proof which you have given of your constant Affection for My Person and Family, in enabling Me to provide for the Establishment of My Son, the Duke of York, call for My warmest Acknowledgements. I have also observed, with the utmost Satisfaction, the Measures which you have adopted for the Diminution of the public Burthens, while you have at the same Time made additional Provision for the Reduction of the present National Debt, and established a permanent System for preventing the dangerous Accumulation of Debt in future.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I have seen with great Concern the Commencement of Hostilities in different Parts of Europe. In the present Situation of Affairs, it will be My principal Care to maintain that Harmony and good Understanding which subsists between Me and the several belligerent Powers, and to preserve to My People the uninterrupted Blessings of Peace; and the Assurances which I receive from all Quarters, of a friendly Disposition towards this Country, afford Me the pleasing Hope of succeeding in these Endeavours.

The recent Expressions of your uniform and zealous Attachment to the established Government and Constitution leave Me no Room to doubt that you will, in your several Counties, be active and vigilant to maintain those Sentiments in the Minds of My faithful People; and I have the Happiness of receiving continued and additional Proofs of their just Sense of the numerous and increasing Advantages which they now enjoy, under the Protection and distinguished Favour of Providence."

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

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Thirtieth Day of August next, to be then here holden, and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Thirtieth Day of August next."