Their lordships met at 10 o'clock, and proceeded to Westminster-hall. They returned soon after 4, when an order was made to proceed farther on the trial of 1030 lord Melville the next day, and a message was sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.—The royal assent was given by commission to the 3 million Exchequer-bills bill, the Appraisement Duty bill, the Wine Duties bill, Sir J. T. Duckworth's Annuity bill, the Irish House-Tax Repeal bill, the Irish Bank Note bill, the Witnesses Liability bill, and several private bills. The commissioners were the lord Chancellor, lord Walsingham, and lord Auckland.—Lord St. Vincent's Annuity bill was read a 3d time and passed.—The Admiralty Jurisdiction bill passed through a committee, and was reported.—Petitions were presented by the duke of Clarence, and lord Hawkesbury, against the Slave Importation restriction bill. The 2d reading of the bill was fixed for Wednesday, for which day the lords were ordered to be summoned. The Petitioners to be heard by themselves or their counsel against the bill on the second reading.—Lord Sheffield presented a petition from several merchants and others against the American Intercourse bill.