House of Lords Journal Volume 39
February 1793 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: February 1793 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 537-543. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116931 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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February 1793 21-28

DIE Jovis, 21o Februarii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Sir A. Irvine and Kinnear against Valentine.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine Baronet, and Robert Kinnear, are Appellants, and Alexander Valentine is Respondent:

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

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninetythree."

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.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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.

Ladbroke's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Robert Ladbroke Esquire, in the Counties of Warwick and Northampton, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited."

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. Walker:

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

Ogilvie against Gordon.

A Petition of Mary Gordon, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Ann Ogilvie, otherwise Barclay, is Appellant, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Appellant, a married Woman living separate from her Husband, brought an Action, without his Concurrence, before the Court of Session in Scotland against the Respondent, but a Curator ad litem being assigned to her, the Action was allowed to proceed: That at the first Hearing the Action was dismissed with Costs, and several Representations and Petitions against that Order were refused, without the Respondent being put to the Trouble of an Answer: That the Appellant has brought this Appeal to Their Lordships in her own Name singly, without either Husband or Curator, and she herself has entered into the Recognizance to answer Costs: That the Respondent, humbly conceiving that this Proceeding is irregular, and contrary to the Spirit of Their Lordships' Orders with respect to Recognizances for Costs, as the Respondent, if Costs shall be awarded to her, can have no Execution upon that in the present Case, humbly prays, That their Lordships will be pleased to take the Premises into Consideration, and do thereupon as Their Wisdom may direct."

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

Ordered, That Eight Days be allowed the Appellant for a proper Recognizance to be entered into on her Behalf, on her said Appeal.

Butcher to take the Name of Rodbard, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Butcher Esquire, and his Issue, to use the Surname and Arms of Rodbard, pursuant to the Will of Henry Rodbard Esquire," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Writs of Error delivered.

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

Gadd and Mallard against Thomas.

In the first of which,
Abraham Gadd and John Mallard are Plaintiffs,
and
John Thomas is Defendant.

Rutherford against Dauglish.

In the second,
James Rutherford is Plaintiff,
and
William Dauglish is Defendant.

Rutherford and Young against Miller.

And in the last,
Helen Rutherford and Andrew Young are Plaintiffs,
and
Walter Miller is Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Februarii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

Butcher to take the Name of Rodbard, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Butcher Esquire, and his Issue, to use the Surname and Arms of Rodbard, pursuant to the Will of Henry Rodbard Esquire."

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. Walker:

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

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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."

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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."

Dumergues Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Dumergue and Charles John Joli Dumergue."

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

L. Bp. Exeter. L. Cathcart.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 8th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee on the last-mentioned Bill, be added to the said Committee.

Lords added to Committees.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the Committees upon the Naturalization Bills already committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Februarii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Gage.

PRAYERS.

Nabob of Carnatic against East India Company.

The Answer of the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies, to the Appeal of Walaju Omdit ul Mulk Unmeer ul Hind Asoph ul Dowla Anerverdeen Cawn Soubadar, Prince or Nabob of the Carnatic in Hindostan, was this Day brought in.

Sir A. Irvine and Kinnear against Valentine.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Sir Alexander Ramsay Irvine Baronet, and Robert Kinnear, are Appellants, and Alexander Valentine is Respondent:"

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

D. Marlborough et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming certain Articles of Agreement entered into between the Duke of Marlborough and Lincoln College, Oxford."

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninetythree."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceeding Bills.

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

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

Ranaldsons' Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Ranaldson Esquire, of Blairhall, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for effectuating the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord President of the Court of Session in Scotland, and the Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties before them, who may be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing all the Parties, and perusing the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the Case, and their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and are to sign the said Bill.

Stewart's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Alexander Stewart Esquire, with Elizabeth Leigh his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Radnor 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 engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Februarii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Perrott et al., Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Perrott, of Craycombe House, in the Parish of Fladbury, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, for himself and his two infant Sons, George Wigley Perrott and Andrew Perrott, Thomas Perrott, of Gray's Inn in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, and William Plaxton Allcock, of Pershore in the said County of Worcester, Gentleman, for himself and his two infant Sons, George Allcock and William Plaxton Allcock, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Stewart's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Alexander Stewart Esquire with Elizabeth Leigh his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Militia Men's Families Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia of this Kingdom, and of Substitutes serving therein; and to explain and amend an Act of Parliament passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and reducing into one Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Wakefield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and amending certain Acts of the Fourteenth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the North End of Wakefield Bridge to Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Witney Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wiss and Charritié's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Wiss and John Isaac Charritié;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Fisher's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John William Fisher;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Warwick Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called the Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Engell's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Engell;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Report, East India Judicature:

The Lord Viscount Sydney reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Titles of the Lords that have appeared upon Ten or more Lists reported from the Committee on the 18th of this instant February, and to report the Names of those who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments specified in an Act made in the Twentysixth Year of His present Majesty, for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned: "That the Committee had met, and examined the Titles of the Lords contained in the List referred to the Committee by Their Lordships, and that it doth not appear to them that any of the Lords, whose Titles are contained in the said List, now holds any Civil Office of Profit under the Crown, or now holds or heretofore held any of the Offices or Employments mentioned in the said Act of Parliament, as Disabilities from serving according to the said Act."

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

Titles to be transmitted to Clerk of the Crown.

Ordered, That the said Titles be transmitted to the Clerk of the Crown in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, or his Deputy, by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, under his Hand and Seal, pursuant to the Directions of the said Act.

Hastings' Trial:

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

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

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

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

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

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled till he was bid by the Lord 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 several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined.

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, 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.

Patents of Creation of Baroness of Bath and Marquis of Bath, proper Officer to attend with Enrolments of.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do attend this House on Thursday the 14th Day of March next, with the Enrolment of certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal, or with the Bill of Privy Seal commanding the same, by which Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Daughter of William Pulteney Esquire, has been created Baroness of Bath.

And also, with the Enrolment of Letters Patent under the Great Seal, or with the Bill of Privy Seal commanding the same, by which Thomas Viscount Weymouth was created Marquis of Bath; and that the Lords be summoned.

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 27o Februarii 1793.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus Landaven.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Courtney.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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.

Warwick Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or nearly from a Place called the Saltisford, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Borough of Warwick, into or near to the Parish of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and to terminate at or near to a certain Navigable Canal in or near to the Town of Birmingham, called the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazely Canal Navigations."

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

D. Norfolk.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Townshend.
E. Coventry.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
V. Courtenay.
V. Sydney.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Douglas of Lochleven.

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

Wakefield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and amending certain Acts of the Fourteenth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from the North End of Wakefield Bridge to Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Royal Exchange Assurance Companies Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Royal Exchange Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to grant, purchase, and sell Annuities upon or for Lives;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hastings' Trial:

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

The House was adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as 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 several Witnesses were called in, sworn, and examined; and a Paper read.

Then Mr. Hastings made a short Address to the House.

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 Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Februarii 1793.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Loughborough, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Townshend.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Dorchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Thurlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Douglas of Lochleven.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

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 a Witness was called in, and in Part examined.

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

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 short Introduction in Relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

2. "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three."

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

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

3. "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

4. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Ipswich to the Scole Inn Road, and from Claydon to the Bury Saint Edmunds Road, at the End of the Bounds of the Parish of Hawleigh; and from Yaxley Bull to Eye, and from Eye to Lanthorn Green, in the County of Suffolk."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

5. "An Act to enable Richard Johnstone Vanden Bempdé Esquire, (lately called Richard Bempdé Johnstone,) and the Heirs Male of His Body, to take the Surname, and bear the Arms of Vanden Bempdé only, pursuant to the Will of John Vanden Bempdé Esquire, deceased."

6. "An Act for naturalizing Peter Peterson Hansen, and Otto Hinrick Hansen."

7. "An Act for naturalizing John William Fisher."

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 retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Hastings' Trial further proceeded in:

Then it was agreed by the Lords, to go down again into Westminster Hall.

But Their Lordships understanding that the Commons were returned from the Court below, to their own House:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys, to acquaint them, That the Lords will proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, presently in Westminster Hall.

Then the House adjourned again into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords and others went in the same Order as before.

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 tiil 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 a Witness was called in, and further examined.

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

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That this House do proceed further in the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, 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.

Two Judges Leave to go the Circuit.

Ordered, That Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Hotham have Leave to go the Circuit.

Adjourn.

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