Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Sabbati, 20 die Februarii, 1830;
Navy Estimates, presented.
Blackwall Railway Petition.
A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers in several of the parishes hereinafter mentioned, and of several Merchants, Traders and others residing in or near the city of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining of a Railway or Tramroad, with all necessary works and conveniences for the passage of waggons, carts and other carriages, commencing at or near Union-street Whitechapel, in the county of Middlesex, and terminating at or near to certain wharfs, warehouses and premises belonging to Sir Robert Wigram, Baronet, situate at Blackwall, in the county of Middlesex, together with two Branches from the same to the East India Docks and West India Docks, with warehouses, buildings, quays, and other places of deposit for loading, unloading and depositing goods, wares and merchandize, will be of great utility, by facilitating and expediting the conveyance of sugar, tea, coffee, rum, indigo, cotton, wine, mahogany and coal, and various other commodities and merchandizes from the East and West India Docks, the River Thames at Blackwall to the city of London and the vicinity thereof, and by opening a cheaper, more expeditious and additional mode of transit for goods, wares, merchandize and other articles to, from and between those places; and which said Railway or Tramroad and Branches pass from, through or into the several parishes and hamlets of Saint Mary Matfellon otherwise Whitechapel, Saint Dunstan Stepney, Mile-End Old Town, Radcliffe, Saint Anne's Limehouse, All Saints Poplar, hamlet of Plaistow and Saint Leonard's Bromley; and that several of the Petitioners and other persons are willing and desirous to make and maintain the said Railway or Tramroad, Branches and Works, upon obtaining the necessary powers for that purpose; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Byng, &c: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.
Sabbati, 20 die Februarii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
THE House met; and being counted by Mr. Speaker, it appeared that Forty Members were not present; yet it being Four of the clock, Mr. Speaker took the Chair; and having again counted the House, and it appearing that Forty Members were not present, Mr. Speaker adjourned the House, without a Question first put, till Monday next.