House of Lords Journal Volume 39
December 1792 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: December 1792 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 503-510. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116926 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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December 1792 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Buckingham.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

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

Gordon against Home.

The Answer of George Home Esquire, to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon, of Culvennan, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Bp. Exeter takes the Oaths.

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

Ld. Rodney takes his Seat:

This Day George Lord Rodney sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his father George Brydges Lord Rodney; His Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Paul against Johnston.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Paul, Flesher in Linlithgow, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, on the Bills in Scotland, of the 18th of October 1792, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 8th of December 1792, in so far as they repel the Defences, and decern him to remove from the Possession of the Lands of Bornice, and find him liable in Expences; and praying, "That the same in so far as complained of may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Johnston Esquire, of Straiton, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Johnston may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 18th Day of January next, and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Gell against The Attorney General of Duchy of Lancaster et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Philip Gell Esquire, complaining of an original Decree of the Duchy Court of Lancaster, of the 12th of May 1790, and also of another Decree of the said Court, of the 6th of July 1792, affirming the same, made in a certain Cause, wherein John Ord Esquire, His Majesty's Attorney General of the said Court, for and on the behalf of His Majesty in the said Court, Informant, and Richard Paul Jodrell Esquire, and Elizabeth Jodrell, Widow, Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of Paul Jodrell Esquire, deceased, were Complainants, and the said Philip Gell Esquire Defendant; and praying, "That the said original Decree may be reversed, (except so far as the Information and Bill thereby stand dismissed,) and the said Decree affirming the same, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet: and that the Attorney General of the said Duchy of Lancaster, and the said Elizabeth Jodrell, and Richard Paul Jodrell, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Attorney General of the said Duchy of Lancaster, Elizabeth Jodrell, and Richard Paul Jodrell, 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 4th Day of January next; and that Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Respondents in the said Duchy Court, shall be deemed good Service.

Long to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Robert Long, of Chancery Lane, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Philip Gell Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:"

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

Gordon against Home.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Gordon, of Culvennan, Esquire, is Appellant, and George Home Esquire is Respondent:"

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

McMath against McKellars:

Upon reading the Petition of Donald McMath, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Neill McKellars, Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties being now amicably settled;" they humbly pray Their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal, as desired.

Debtors Relief Bill.

The Lord Viscount Sydney (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to oblige Debtors, who shall continue in Execution in Prison beyond a certain Time, and for Sums not exceeding what are mentioned in the Act, to make Discovery of and deliver, upon Oath, their Estates for their Creditors' Benefit."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Aliens Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in this Kingdom or resident therein, in certain Cases;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the same be adjourned."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

French Emigrants, Motion for Address respecting, uegatived.

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, requesting that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take such Measures as to His Royal Wisdom may seem meet, for conveying to the proper Persons in France a Representation of the deplorable State of such Members of the French Nation, as, on various Accounts, have taken Refuge in this Country, and for engaging their Compassion in favour of so many Thousands of their Countrymen, many of whom, unless some permanent Measures be taken for their Relief, must inevitably perish by Famine; and for expressing His Majesty's Readiness to lend His Royal Assistance towards the Accomplishment of so desireable an End, by granting them Lands in the Western Parts of Canada, if it should be judged expedient to preclude them from returning to their native Country."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved it the Negative.

The Order of the Day was resumed.

Aliens Bill.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 22o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmsbury.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

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

Campbell to enter into Recognizance on Paul's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Campbell of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Andrew Paul on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Harrisons against Curtis et al. in Error.

The Lord Kenyon, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein

William Harrison and John Harrison are Plaintiffs,
and
William Curtis and others are Defendants.

Aliens Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in this Kingdom, or resident therein, in certain Cases;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
March. Lansdown.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Graham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

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

Scott against Pate et al.

The joint and several Answers of Christian Pate, the Wife of John Dickson in Stipends, and others, to the Appeal of Ninian Scott of Carcoside, was this Day brought in.

General Medows's Answer to the Thanks of the House.

The Lord Speaker acquainted the House, "That in pursuance of the Order of this House of the 17th of this instant December, he had transmitted Their Lordships' Resolution of that Day, giving the Thanks of the House to Major-General Medows, for his late important military Services in India; and that he had this Day received a Letter from the said MajorGeneral Medows, dated the 24th December 1792, in which he returns an Answer to the said Resolution."

The said Letter was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

"My Lord,

"I have to acknowledge your Lordship's favour of Yesterday's Date. The highest of all Honours, and the greatest of all Rewards, I have ever thought to be the Approbation of my Country. How much more then must I feel than I can express this flattering Proof of it, and the very obliging Manner in which your Lordship is pleased to communicate it, in grateful Respect for which I have the Honour to be,

"My Country's devoted,
and your Lordship's
obliged and obedient
William Medows."

Aliens Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in this Kingdom, or resident therein, in certain Cases:"

The Earl Graham accordingly reported the said Amendments.

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

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

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

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

Debtors Relief Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons; and to oblige Debtors who shall continue in Execution in Prison beyond a certain Time, and for Sums not exceeding what are mentioned in the Act, to make Discovery of and deliver, upon Oath, their Estates for their Creditors' Benefit."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill, by leaving out from the Word ("only") in Press 3, Line 10, to the Word ("and") in Line 27 of the same Press.

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux York.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
March. Salisbury, Camerarius.
March. Lansdown.
March. Townshend.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Graham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dorchester.
Ds. Heathfield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Malmesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

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

Reid and Co. against Coats.

The Answer of Archibald and John Coats, Merchants in Glasgow, to the Appeal of Patrick Reid, David King, and Company, Merchants in New York, and others, was this Day brought in.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Patrick Reid, David King, and Company, Merchants, are Appellants, and Archibald and John Coats, Merchants in Glasgow, are Respondents:"

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

Addison et al. against Row:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Addison and Sons, Merchants in Borrowstounness, Owners of the Whale Fishing Ship Caledonia, and James Pottinger late Master of the said Vessel; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 13th of November 1792; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 27th of November 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 Lordship's great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Row, Merchant in Newcastle, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Row may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 23d Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Addison and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

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

House, Committee to render more commodious:

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to consider of what will be the most effectual Means of rendering this House more commodious for the Lords; and to report to the House.

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, be of the said Committee.

Sir W. Chambers to attend Committee.

Ordered, That Sir William Chambers do attend the said Committee.

Corn Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution an Order of Council, respecting the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour; for preventing Suits in consequence of the same, and for making further Provisions relative thereto; and also for authorizing His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit and Potatoes, and to permit the Importation of Corn, Meal, or Flour, on the low Duties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Aliens Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in this Kingdom, or resident therein, in certain Cases;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

Which being objected to;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, by leaving out the Word ("now"), and inserting ("on this Day Fortnight")

After Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Lindsay against Henlock and Nairn.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Lindsay, general Disponee of the deceased Mrs. Margaret Balneaves his Spouse, Daughter of the also deceased John Balneaves, late of Carnbaddie; complaining of five Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 28th of November and 30th of December 1780, and 19th January, 19th June, and 7th of August 1781; also of two interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 17th and 31st of January 1782; also of five other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 25th and 27th of February, 11th of March, and 9th of August 1783, and 7th of August 1784; also of two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 22d of February and 28th of July 1785; also of three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 23d of January and 7th of February 1787, and 22d of July 1789; and also of two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 19th of May and 8th of June 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, altered or varied, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that George Kenlock, now of Kinlock, and John Nairn Younger of Drumkello, the now Defenders in the Court of Session, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Kenlock and John Nairn may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 23d Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Agent, or any of the Counsel for the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

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

Finch against Finch:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mary Finch, complaining of certain Parts of an Order or Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 14th of July 1792; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside, in so far as the same is complained of, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Judith Finch may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Judith Finch may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 10th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

Sturdy to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Robert Sturdy, of New Boswell Court, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mary Finch, on Account of her Appeal depending in this House, she residing in the Country:"

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

Corn Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution an Order of Council respecting the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour; for preventing Suits in consequence of the same, and for making further Provisions rela tive thereto; and also for authorizing His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Potatoes, and to permit the Importation of Corn, Meal, or Flour on the low Duties."

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

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

Committee to render House more commodious, revived.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of what will be the most effectual Means of rendering this House more commodious for the Lords, be revived, and meet To-morrow, at Three o'Clock; and that Sir William Chambers do attend the said Committee.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Kenyon.

PRAYERS.

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

Aglianby against Maxwell and Welsh.

The Answer of John Maxwell Esquire, of Ferraughty, and John Welsh Esquire, Sheriff Substitute of Dumfries, Trustees of George Ross, late Merchant in Dumfries, to the Appeal of Mrs. Sarah Aglianby, Widow of Richard Lowthian Esquire, of Stafford, was this Day brought in.

Corn Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution an Order of Council respecting the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, for preventing Suits in consequence of the same, and for making further Provisions relative thereto; and also for authorizing His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Potatoes, and to permit the Importation of Corn, Meal, or Flour, on the low Duties."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Naval Stores Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to restrain the Exportation of Naval Stores, and more effectually to prevent the Exportation of SaltPetre, Arms, and Ammunition, when prohibited by Proclamation, or Order in Council;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

East Indies, List of Officers, in delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Ramsay, from the Directors of the East India Company, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty,

"A List of all Offices, Places and Employments in the Civil and Military Establishments of the United East India Company in the East Indies, with the Salaries or Pay and Emoluments belonging thereto, or allowed or paid by the said Company in respect thereof."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Chattos against French et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Valentine French, Patrick French, and Anthony Lynch, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Alexander Chatto and William Chatto are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the 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.

Mudd to enter into Recognizance on Lindsay's Appeal.

The house being moved, "That Richard Mudd, of Frith Street, Soho, in the County of Middlesex, Surgeon, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Lindsay, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Aglianby against Maxwell and Welsh.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Mrs. Sarah Aglianby Widow, is Appellant, and John Maxwell Esquire and John Welsh Esquire are Respondents:"

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

French Notes, Circulation of, to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Circulation of Promissory or other Notes, Orders, Undertakings, or Obligations, for the Payment of any Sum or Sums of Money, or for any other Consideration created and issued under or in the Name of any Public Authority in France;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 29o Decembris 1792.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

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

French Notes, Circulation of, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Circulation of Promissory or other Notes, Orders, Undertakings, or Obligations, for the Payment of any Sum or Sums of Money, or for any other Consideration created and issued under or in the Name of any Public Authority in France."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Tuesday next.

Naval Stores Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to restrain the Exportation of Naval Stores, and more effectually to prevent the Exportation of Salt-Petre, Arms, and Ammunition, when prohibited by Proclamation or Order in Council."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Tuesday next.

Corn Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution an Order of Council respecting the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour; for preventing Suits in consequence of the same, and for making further Provisions relative thereto; and also for authorizing His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Potatoes, and to permit the Importation of Corn, Meal, or Flour on the low Duties."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Ord and Mr. Walker:

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

House, Report from Committee to render more commodious:

The Lord Hawkesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of what will be the most effectual Means of rendering the House more commodious for the Lords: "That the Committee had met, and taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred, and having examined Sir William Chambers, who appeared before them in pursuance of the Order of the House, he was directed by the Committee to prepare a Plan for making the House of Lords more warm and commodious for the Reception of the Lords, during the approaching Recess, so as to be ready for the Reception of the Lords on the 19th Day of January next; and Sir William Chambers having accordingly prepared a Plan in consequence of the said Order, (which Plan, together with a Proposal for warming and ventilating the House of Lords, are thereunto annexed) the Committee had thereupon come to the following Resolution:

"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an humble Address be forthwith presented to His Majesty, that he will be graciously pleased to give Directions that the same may be immediately carried into Execution."

The said Proposal for warming and ventilating the House of Lords was read, and is as follows:

"It is most humbly proposed to warm the House of Lords by the Erection of four Stoves, contrived to admit fresh warm Air into different Parts of the House.

"One of these Stoves, having two Divisions, to be placed in the present Fire-Place, and one or both Fires to be made as Occasion requires.

"A similar Stove, but single, to be erected in the Prince's Chamber, and the Air Tubes warmed thereby to discharge themselves behind or on each Side of the Throne.

"And the third Stove, being a single one also, to be erected in the Room called the Waiting Room, the Air Tubes arising therefrom to discharge themselves about the Clock at the Bottom of the House.

"It is further most humbly proposed to erect another Stove in the Earl Marshall's Chamber, with a view to warm in some Measure the Passage around the House.

"And in order to deaden the Current of Air coming in at the Doors when opened, it is proposed to have double baize Doors shutting with Springs, with a Wainscoat Passage between them, so that the outward Doors shall be shut before the inward ones are opened. The Passage at the bottom of the House to have folding Doors fronting the Throne, to be thrown open when Occasions require.

"The same Tubes which are to warm the House will likewise let in fresh cold Air when there is no Fire in the Stove, and should that Ventilation not be found sufficient, Ventilators will be placed in the upper Parts of the House to admit more Air, and either the Warm or Cold Air may be excluded when necessary, by shutting the Communication between the House and the Air Tubes.

"The Manufacturer of the Stoves assures that he can be ready by the Meeting of Parliament in January, but as that Time is not far distant, Care will be taken to finish first the Work necessary to be done within the House, so that there may be no Interruption to the Meeting of Parliament."

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

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions that the said Plan and Proposal laid before the Committee, be immediately carried into Execution, and also for such other Alterations to be made as may be found necessary, and which to His Majesty, in His great Wisdom, may seem meet.

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

Public Debt, Additions to Annual Charge; Duties for defraying Loans, &c.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Speer, from the Treasury, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

Accounts delivered.

No. 1. "An Accompt of all Additions which have been made to the Annual Charge of the Public Debt, by the Interest or Annuities, for or on Account of any Loan which hath been made, subsequent to the passing of an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repealing the several Duties of Customs and Excise, and granting other Duties in Lieu thereof, and for applying the said Duties together with the other Duties composing the Public Revenue, for permitting the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Produce or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King, into this Kingdom, and for applying certain unclaimed Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Payment of Annuities on Lives, to the Reduction of the National Debt."

2. Also, "An Accompt of the Produce of the Duties imposed for the Purpose of defraying the increased Charge occasioned by Loans made in pursuance of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities," and of one other Act of the same Session, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities, to be attended with the Benefit of Survivorship in Classes," for one Year from the 10th Day of October 1791, to the 10th Day of October 1792; and of the Duties granted by sundry Acts of Parliament, of the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, which were appropriated to the Payment of Principal and Interest of Exchequer Bills, made out pursuant to an Act of the same Session, from the 5th Day of April 1792, to the 10th Day of October following."

Also, "An Accompt of the total Produce of the Duties of Customs, Excise, Stamps, and Incidents respectively for one Year, ended the 10th Day of October 1792, distinguishing (as far as possible) in each Branch, the Produce on every separate Article, the Duties on which have amounted to £1,000, or more, in the four Quarters of the said Year."

Also, (A) "An Account of the total Net Produce paid into the Exchequer, of the Duties of Customs in England and Scotland, distinguishing (as far as possible) the Produce on every separate Article, the Duties on which shall have amounted to £1,000 or more, in the four Quarters next preceding the 10th Day of October 1792."

Excise.

Also, (B) "An Account of the total Net Produce paid into the Exchequer, of the Duties of Excise in England and Scotland, distinguishing (as far as possible) the Produce on every separate Article, the Duties on which have amounted to £1,000, or more, in the four Quarters next preceding the 10th October 1792."

Also, (C) "An Account of the total Net Produce of the Duties arising from the Stamp Revenue that have amounted to £1,000 or more, in the four Quarters next preceding the 10th of October 1792."

And also, (D) "An Account of the total Net Produce paid into the Exchequer of the Duties under the Head of Incidents, distinguishing (as far as possible) in each Branch, the Produce on every separate Article, the Duties on which shall have amounted to £1,000, or more, in the four Quarters next preceding the 10th of October 1792."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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