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bill, went through a Committee, and were ordered to be reported on Monday.

The Tortola free port bill, and the Scotch malt bill, were read a second time, and ordered to be committed on Mons


The House in a Committee to consider of the bounty payable on sugar, resolved that it was expedient that the period for granting an additional bounty on sugar fhould be limited. The report to be received on Monday.

The property and income bill was ordered to be read a third time on Monday, to which day the House adjourned.


MONDAY, AUGUST I. The Bristol port bill was read a third time, and passed. • The following bills were brought up from the Commons : the East-India trade encouragement bill, the 1,500,000l. Ex. chequer bills' bill, vote of credit bill for two millions, customs regulation bill, the new woollen manufacturers' bill, and several private bills. Adjourned.


MONDAY, AUGUST I. A petition was presented froin the debtors in Newgale, praying for relief. Ordered to be laid upon the table.

The report of the Committee appointed to consider the re-printing of such of the journals and reports as were deficient, was agreed to, and the fum of 10,000l. ordered to be paid to the deputy clerk of the House, for the purpose of carrying the resolution into effect.

Mr. Corry brought up the report of the Committee on the parfonage glebe lands. The resolution for granting 50,000l. to carry the bill into effect, was agreed to, and a bill ordered.

The 2,000,000l. vote of credit bill, and 1,500,000l. Exchequer bills bill, were read a third time, and pailed,

A message from the Lords informed the House cheir LordThips had agreed to the courts martial witneffes bill.

Colonel Craufurd deferred till next day his motion respecting the defence of the country.

Mr. Corry, after stating the necessity of placing Ireland in the same litigation as England, with regard to the importation of goods in neutral fhips, gave notice that he should next



MISCELLANEOUS. day move for the House to resolve itself into a Committee, to consider of the navigation act of Ireland.

A new writ was ordered for Downton in Wilts, in the room of the hon. John William Ward, who had accepted of the Chiltern Hundreds.

The House went into a Committee on the expiring laws, and the report was ordered to be received next day.

The property bill was read a third time, several clauses were added, afier which the bill palled,

When she motion for the House resolving itself into a Coinmillee on the Prince of Orange's indemnity bill was made,

Mr. Calcraft, referring to the Treaty of Amiens, observed, that it had been ftipulated on the part of the French Republic, Holland, and Spain, that a compensation should be made to the House of Nailau. He had expected that the 18th arsicle of the 1rpaty of Amiens would have been acted upon, and that measures would have been taken by Government 10 entorce its fulfilment ; but he did not find there had been any correspondence with France that bore upon she subject. After war had been for some tiine commenced againit France, we were called upon for compensation to the House of Orange, without his Majesty's Ministers having endeavoured to enforce the article of the creaty. He was, however, so grateful for the services rendered by the illustrious House of Orange to this country, that he should nwt oppose the meaSure ; but he thought his Majesty's. Ministers, before they called upon this country, ought to shew that they had done ali in their power to obtaia indemnity from the other powers of the coniinent.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer stated, that notice of this measure had been given at an early period of the session, and that it had only been deferred by mure interifting business.

After a few words from Doctor Laurence, the House resolved itself into the Committee, and the report was ordered to be received the next day.

The stamp duties consolidation bill was committed, and the report ordered to be received the next day.

The countervailing duties bill was read a second tine, and cominitred for the nexı day.

The Tortola free pse bill was committed, and the report ordered to be received the next day.

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SUPPLY. The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the order of the day for going into a Committee of Supply, and that the petilions of Mr. Martin and Mr. Dubois be referred to it; which being complied with, he further ftated, that both petitions were from American royalists under very particular circumstances. The claim of Mr. Martin he thould not have to trouble them with now, as it had been already admitted, and voted by the House. That of Mr. Dubois came recommended by nothing so much as the peculiar hardthip of his case. When the British forces were in the futhern part of the American States, very essential services were performed by the family of Mr. Dubois, and the petitioner himself, though very young at that time, displayed so much alacrity and Zeal, that they were warmly acknowledged by Generals Balfour and Craig. This claim, as an American loyalist, might have been proved, and would have been admitted before the Commissioners, but Mr. Dubnis, who was then a minor, received intelligence that his estates in America had not been confiscated. In order to regain them, he went over to that country, and, after long delays and numerous applications, failed of obtaining the benefit of the treaty from the American Government, and did not return to England till the year 1800. What he meant to propose was by no means an equivalent to his losses, for he did not even expect any thing like a compensation ; and he should therefore propose, that the sum of 5,3201. be granted to make good the clains of Mr. Dubois, as an American loyalist.

Dr. Lauren e seconded the motion, observing that no claim ever came better recommended.

The resolution was agreed to, and the report ordered to be received the next day.

The House resolved itself into a Committee to confider of the report of the Committee on the prize dury bill, which was approved of, and ordered to be reporied the next day.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, that the report of the Committee on the bonding and warehousing bill should be deferred till next day ; but to Thew ibere was no opposition likely to be made to it, he begged leave to read a paper which had very lately been por into his hand. It was a resolution of the Committee of the merchants of Liverpool, in which they stated that the bill was calculated to afford great relief and facilities to made; and though there were some


767 weighty objections in its present state, they would abstain from making any opposition to it, in the present session.

The report was ordered to be taken into consideration the next day, as were also the reports of the English and Scotch asseiled taxes bills.

Sir William Pulteney moved, that the House fhould resolve itself into a Commitice on the Bell Rock light-house bill, meaning, he said, to defer the report of it to Thursday, in order to enable Genilemen to consider of it more deliberarely.

General Finch, and some others, spoke a few words against i he bill, upon which the House resolved itself into the Committee, Mr. I. H. Browne in the chais.

On its being asked whether any counsel attended against the bill,

The Lord Mayor of London faid, that none attended, as the petitioners against it, who traded 10 Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Ireland, were satisfied with a clause introduced into the bill for exempling them from any dury.

The bill was ordered to be reported on Thursday next; and, after disposing of the other orders of the day, the House ada juurned vill next day.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 2. The Irish magistrates' protection, and the prize captors bills, were read a third time, and paffed.

In the Scotch appeal cause of Hogg v. Lafhley, the Attorney-General, on the part of the respondent, replied at confiderable length to the arguments of the counsel on the other fide, after which the further consideration was deferred to Monday next.

The East-India trade regul ation, the customs regulation, the Exchequer bills, the iwo millions vote of credit, and The woollen manufacturers penalty fufpenfion bills, were read a second time, and committed for the next day.

The property amendment, the audioneers' duty, and the Irish tea exportation bills, were brought up from the Commons, and read a firftrine.


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TUESDAY, AUGUST 2. The receipt tax bill, the au&ioneers' bill, and the Irish tea exportation bill, were severally read a third time, and passed.

The report of the stipendiary curates' bill was brought up, the amendments agreed 10, and the bill ordered to be read third time the next day.

The report on the workmen's combination bill was brought up, and agreed to.

The report on the Tortola trade bill was brought up.

Mr. Vanfittart moved, that the bill be re-committed, and that it be an inftrudion to the said Committee to introduce a clause to regulate the duties on foreign lilks and velvetsAgreed to; after which ihe bill was ordered to be re-committed the next day.

The report on the Prince of Orange's annuity bill was brought up and agreed to, and the bill ordered to be read a third time the rext day.

The report of the Committee of Supply, for granting 5,000l. as a compensation to Isaac Dubois, an Ainerican loyalist, was brought up and agreed to, and a bill ordered to be brought in accordingly.

In a Committee on the Iridh navigation ad!,

Mr. Vanfittart moved, that it be an instruction to the said Committee to consider of authorising the importation into Ireland of certain articles of commerce in neutral veffels, the property and produce of neutral lases

Also, to prevent the exportation of copper from Ireland. Ordered.

Mr. Corry stated, that there were certain articles which had always been permitted to be imported into Ireland, and it was desirable ihat the regulations be the same in each country, and by the same bill; and the reason why his right hon. Friend had not before brought them forward was, that he was not so well acquainted with the affairs of Ireland as to do it sooner. The House resumed, and the report was ordered to be received the next day. > The Advocate General rose to make the motion of which he had given notice, for leave to bring in a bill respecting the validity of assignments. He entered into a brief detail of the situation of the subjects of this country, relative to the awards made by Commissioners appointed by act of Parliament to regulate all matters of dispute between this coun


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