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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 16 February 1830

Pages 40-48

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.

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Martis, 16 die Februarii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830

PRAYERS.

Account of Sovereigns, presented. No. 47.

THE House being informed that Mr. Morrison, from the Office of His Majesty's Mint, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to his Majesty,-An Account of all Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns coined at the Mint for other persons than the Bank of England, from the 2d May 1828 to the 31st December 1829, both inclusive:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Account do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

London Bridge Petition, reported.

Mr. Alderman Wood reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for building Bridges had been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further Provision for defraying the Expenses of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the removal of Fleet Market: And that Mr. Alderman Wood and Mr. Alderman Waithman do prepare, and bring it in.

Fleet Prison Removal Petition, reported.

Mr. Alderman Wood reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; That the said Petition does not come within the Standing Orders of the House, relative to Bills for building Gaols; but it appeared to the Committee, that parts of several Roads would be discontinued, on account of the proposed new building, of which no public notice had been given; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to authorize the exchange of the site of the Fleet Prison for a piece of Ground in Saint George's Fields, to be vested in the Crown, for the erection of a new Prison thereon: And that Mr. Alderman Wood and Mr. Alderman Waithman do prepare, and bring it in.

Market Harborough Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Market Harborough to Loughborough, and from Filling Gate to the Melton Mowbray Turnpike Road, in the County of Leicester, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Charles Hastings, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill for making a Railway from the Cowley-Hill Colliery, in the Parish of Prescot, to Runcorn Gap, in the same Parish, with several Branches therefrom, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for constructing a Wet Dock at the termination of the said Railway at Runcorn Gap aforesaid: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Warrington and Newton Railway Petition.

A Petition of the Warrington and Newton Railway Company, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the tenth year of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, at or near Wargrave Lane, in Newton-in-Mackerfield, to Warrington, in the county palatine of Lancaster, and two collateral Branches to communicate therewith; and setting forth, That considerable progress hath been made, and is now making, towards completing the said main Railway or Tramroad and the other works connected therewith, authorized by the said recited Act; and that by surveys and levels lately made, it hath been satisfactorily ascertained, that it would be of great public convenience and advantage if a new Branch Railway were made, commencing on the south side of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway at Newton-withinMackerfield, in the parish of Winwick, in the said county palatine of Lancaster, near the termination of the said Warrington and Newton main Railway or Tramroad, viz. at a point where the same crosses a brook called Newton Brook, and extending to the said Liverpool and Manchester Railway, near Newton Parks, in Newtonwithin-Mackerfield aforesaid; and that it would materially benefit the Petitioners, and be of great advantage to the public, if some of the powers and provisions of the said recited Act were repealed, amended and enlarged, and further and additional powers granted; 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 Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Manchester Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several of the Directors and Commissioners for executing the Acts for cleansing, lighting, watching and regulating the streets, lanes, passages and places within the towns of Manchester and Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said streets, lanes and passages, and for other purposes therein mentioned, and for better lighting with Gas the said town, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by the extended and general use of gas, both publicly and privately, a larger supply thereof hath become necessary, within and for the said town of Manchester; and that, to enable the said Directors to meet the increased demands for gas, it hath become requisite that they should be enabled to borrow and take up at interest a sum of money beyond the amount now owing upon security of the Gas Works of Manchester aforesaid; and that the said town is much enlarged, and is still increasing in extent and population, and new and improved powers and provisions are requisite for paving, and, in certain cases, compelling the paving, and for cleansing, lighting, watching and regulating the said town, for the better preventing of nuisances, and for making improvements in the streets, lanes, passages and places thereof, and also for establishing and regulating public weighing machines therein, as well as for altering the present times of payment, and better enforcing the payment of the rates; 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 Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Kidderminster Roads Petition.

A Petition of several of the Trustees for executing the Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from Kidderminster, in the county of Worcester, and several other Roads connected therewith, in the counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls still remains due, and that the Petitioners have made various improvements on the said Road, but conceive that great advantage would be found if certain deviations of the line of the present Road were authorized to be made, and if the following Lines and Roads were made, and Highways placed under their care; (that is to say) from Mustard Green, in the parish of Chaddesley Corbett, in the county of Worcester, through Harvington, over Barnet Hill, towards Hagley, to the Spout in the parish of Clent, in the county of Stafford; also, from the vicarage-house, in the village of Chaddesley, through Drayton and Bellbroughton, in the county of Worcester, to Holy Cross, in the said parish of Clent; also, from opposite the Brach-lane, leading to Wolverley, into the Road from Kidderminster by Broadwaters, to Iverley Hill; and it is expedient that the said Act should be repealed, further powers granted, and the Tolls increased; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Lygon and Sir Thomas Winnington do prepare, and bring it in.

Petition against New Sarum Poor Bill.

A Petition of Owners of property in the city of New Sarum, in the county of Wilts, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for better assessing and recovering the Rates for the Relief of the Poor within the City of New Sarum, and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the third, intituled, "An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum;" and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Breconshire Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing an Act for more effectually repairing, improving and keeping in repair several Roads in the counties of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining two new Branches of Road to communicate therewith, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls thereby granted cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads amended and kept in repair, unless the term of the said Act be further continued, the powers and provisions thereof altered and enlarged, and the Tolls increased; and that it would also greatly tend to the convenience of the public, if the said Trustees were empowered to make the several branches or new lines of Road, and the several deviations of Road following; (that is to say) a new line or branch of Road commencing at or near a dwelling-house called Cae'r Hall, on the Turnpike Road from Brecon to Trecastle, and proceeding to a bridge called Llwyncyntevin Bridge, and extending from thence over the said Bridge, and over another bridge called Pentrevellin Bridge, and from thence to communicate with the present Turnpike Road from Builth to Llandovery, at or near a place called Cefn Llanthewy; and which said new line or branch of Road will extend through the several parishes of Devynnock, Llywell, Llandilo'rfane, New Church and Llangammarch, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road, branching off from the Brecon and Trecastle Turnpike Road aforesaid, at or near a bridge called Pontarclydach Bridge, and proceeding from thence by a farm and lands called Maespoth, to communicate with the beforedescribed new branch of Road, from Cae'r Hall to Cefn Llanthewy aforesaid; and which said branch of Road from Pontarclydach Bridge aforesaid, will pass through the several parishes of Llywell and Llandilo'rfane aforesaid, or one of them; also, another new line or branch of Road leading from the said Brecon and Trecastle Turnpike Road at or near a bridge called Senny Bridge, and passing through the village of Devynnock, to communicate with the Road over that part of the Great Forest of Brecknock called the Losged, set out by the Commissioners for inclosing the said Forest, and which said last-mentioned new branch of Road will pass through the parish of Devynnock aforesaid; also, another new line or branch of Road leading from the village of Devynnock aforesaid to a bridge called the Twrch Bridge, in the parish of Ystradgunlais, in the county of Brecon aforesaid, and which said lastmentioned new line or branch of Road will extend through the several parishes of Devynnock, Llywell and Ystradgunlais aforesaid; also, another new line or branch of Road leading from the Brecon and Hirwain Turnpike Road at or near a place called the Dinas Lime Rock, and proceeding from thence to join the new line of Road from Neath to Merthyr Tidvil, in the county of Glamorgan, and which said last-mentioned new line of Road will pass through the parishes of Penderin and Ystradvelltey, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road, deviating from the present Brecon and Merthyr Tidvil Turnpike Road, at or near a house called Tuy Rhos, and continuing from thence on the west side of the river Tarell for about two miles, till the same branch communicates with the said present Turnpike Road at or near the seventh milestone, and which said last-mentioned new line or branch of Road will pass through the several parishes of Llanspythid and Devynnock, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road commencing at a place between Talybont and Derwen-y-Groes, on the Turnpike Road from Derwen-y-Groes to Llangunnider, in the said county of Brecon, and continuing from thence to join the Abernant and Rhydyblew Turnpike Road, and which said lastmentioned new line or branch of Road will pass through the several parishes of Llanvigan, Llanthetty and Llangunnider, in the said county of Brecknock, and the parishes of Merthyr Tidvil and Gelly Gare, or one of them, in the county of Glamorgan; also, another new line or branch of Road leading out of the said last-described new line of Road, at or near a place called Ystrad, and so as to communicate with the said Abernant and Rhydyblew Road, near the Sirhowy river, and which said lastmentioned new line or branch of Road will pass through the several parishes of Llanthetty and Llangunnider aforesaid; also, another new line or branch of Road deviating from the Brecon and Hay Turnpike Road, at or near a meadow called the Bishop's Meadow, and proceeding from thence to communicate again with the said Brecon and Hay Turnpike Road, at or near a place called Penissar Waun, and which said last-mentioned new line or branch of Road will pass through the parishes of Saint John-theEvangelist and Llanthew, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road leading from the present Brecon and Builth Turnpike Road, at or near a place called the Upper Chapel, and proceeding from thence through the several parishes of Merthyr, Cynog, Gwenddwr, Llangunog, Llanthewi'r Cwm, Maesmynis, Llanynis and Llanfair-in-Builth, to the town of Builth aforesaid; also, another new line or branch of Road extending from the Brecon and Crickhowell Turnpike Road, at or near a place called Nant y ffeen, and proceeding by or near to the church of Saint Michael Cwmdu, in the said county of Brecon, and thence to the borough of Talgarth, in the said county of Brecon, and which said new line or branch of Road will pass through the several parishes of Saint Michael Cwmdu and Talgarth, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road leading from the Brecon and Hay Turnpike Road, at or near a farm called Pontybat, in the parish of Llandevalley, in the county of Brecon, and extending from thence to communicate with the parish road by or near Trebarried, and thence following such Road to the village of Llyswen, and extending through the several parishes of Llandevalley, Bronllys and Llyswen, and the hamlet of Pipton, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road extending from or near Porthmawr, in the town of Crickhowell, over Crickhowell Bridge, through the parish of Llangattock-juxta-Crickhowell, to the west end of Glanusk Park wall, and from thence crossing the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal Bridge, above the Vro Farm-house, and from thence parallel with the said Canal by Dyvnant, through or near to Llangunnider Village, and Talybont, to Derwen-y-Groes, and which said last-mentioned new line or branch of Road will extend through the several parishes of Crickhowell, Llangattock-juxta-Crickhowell, Llangunnider, Llanthetty and Llanvigan, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road extending from the present Crickhowell and Llanelly Road, at or near the Evenllan Brook, through or near to Llanelly Village, to join the Abergavenny and Merthyr Tidvil Turnpike Road, at or near a point between the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal Railway, and a place called the Black Rock, and which said last-mentioned new line or branch of Road will extend, through the several parishes of Llangattock-juxtaCrickhowell and Llanelly, in the said county of Brecon; also, another new line or branch of Road leading out of the said last-described new line of Road at or near the spot where the same will intersect the highway leading from Penybont towards Llanelly Church, and so as to communicate with the said Abergavenny and Merthyr Tidvil Turnpike Road at or near a certain bridge by which the same crosses the River Clydach, near Llanelly Old Iron Furnace, and which said new line or branch of Road will extend through the said parish of Llanelly; and also, another new line or branch of Road commencing at or near a public-house called Tavarn y Prydd, on the Turnpike Road leading from Builth to Llandovery, and thence crossing the Rivers Dulas and Irvon, to a place called Pontrhydvere, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from the confines of the county of Carmarthen to Llandovery, and which said last-mentioned new line or branch of Road will extend through the several parishes of New Church, Llangammarch and Llanwrted, in the said county of Brecon; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Morgan and Mr. Thomas Wood do prepare, and bring it in.

Dublin Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several of the Commissioners of Wide Streets, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts for making wide and convenient Streets in the City of Dublin, and for other purposes; and setting forth, That several ways, streets and passages in and about the city and county have been widened and rendered more commodious, and several other improvements have been made by the said Commissioners for making wide and convenient Streets in and about the said city; and that it will tend much to the convenience and safety of the public in general if the following improvements be carried into effect: to complete Dame-street, by widening the north side thereof, commencing at Fownes-street, and extending to Eustace-street; to complete the opening of the quay on the north side of the River Anna Liffey, between West Liffey-street and George the Fourth's Bridge, in front of the Royal Barracks; to improve Pill-lane, by widening the same on the south side from Mountrath-street to Church-street; to remove the projections of two houses on the south side of Nassau-street, between Grafton-street and Dawson-street; to improve the avenues contiguous to Saint Patrick's Cathedral Church, by widening part of Lower Kevin-street, on the north and south sides thereof west of the Deanery, and to widen the east side of Mitrealley; to remove the projecting houses on the east side of North Great George's-street, and south end thereof; to widen part of the north side of Little Ship-street, leading to His Majesty's Castle; to open the passage from Thomasstreet to the Four Courts Marshalsea; to remove the projecting buildings on the east corner of Upper Bride-street, and Upper Kevin-street, and the projecting house and premises situate on the east corner of Townsend-street and Sandwich-street; and also, if the Commissioners were enabled to raise and continue to raise the rates and duties which may now by law be raised, and to appropriate the same in executing the above improvements; 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. Moore, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Wigan Branch Railway Petition.

A Petition of several Persons, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining a Railway, with all necessary works and conveniences, commencing at or near to the east side of a certain street called the Wallgate, within the borough or township of Wigan, in the parish of Wigan, in the county palatine of Lancaster, and passing by Chapel-lane, across the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Ince Mill, Dobbs' Bridge, across the Leigh Branch Canal, by Bainforlong Farm, near Edge-Green Colliery, by Golborne Smithies, Golborne Mill, Golborne Dale and Sudworth-lane, and passing on, through, into over or under the several parishes of Wigan, Leigh and Winwick, all in the said county, and also passing through, into, over and under the several townships or places of Wigan, Ince, Hindley, Abram, Ashton, Golborne, Lowton and Newton, all within Mackerfield, and all within the county palatine of Lancaster aforesaid, and terminating at the Railway now making from Liverpool to Manchester, at or near to a certain bridge called Park-Side-lane Bridge, in the borough or township of Newton aforesaid, together with a collateral Branch from and out of the said main line of Railway or Railways, commencing at or near to a certain field called the Cock Shot, on the south side of Golborne Dale aforesaid, in the township of Lowton aforesaid, and terminating at the aforesaid Railway from Liverpool to Manchester, at or near to a certain field called the Boss Park, in the borough or township of Newton aforesaid, together with another callateral Branch from and out of the aforesaid main line of Railway or Railways, commencing at or near to the aforesaid field called Cock Shot Field, on the south side of Golborne Dale aforesaid, in the township of Lowton aforesaid, and passing through, into, over or under the said townships of Lowton and Newton, and terminating at the aforesaid Railway from Liverpool to Manchester, at or near to a certain field called the Moss Furlong, in the township of Lowton aforesaid; also, one other branch Railway from and out of the aforesaid main line of Railway or Railways, commencing in a certain field called Inial Hey, or the Inion, near to Ince Mill, in the township of Ince aforesaid, and passing through, into, over or under the several townships or places of Ince, Hindley, Wigan, Haigh and Aspull all in the parish of Wigan, and all within Mackerfield, and all in the county palatine of Lancaster aforesaid, and terminating at or near to a certain bridge called New Springs Bridge or Bark-Hill Bridge, situate in the townships of Aspull and Haigh aforesaid, or one of them, would be of considerable utility to the trade and commerce of the adjoining country, and of benefit and advantage to the public in general; 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. Antrobus, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

London Assurance Petition, reported.

Mr. Alderman Thompson reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Corporations called "The London Assurance," and "The London Assurance of Houses and Goods from Fire;" That they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable the London Assurance Companies and their Successors to purchase Annuities upon or for Lives; and also to lend Money or Stock upon Mortgages for the purpose of Investment: And that Mr. Alderman Thompson and Mr. Ward do prepare, and bring it in.

Ross Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several Gentlemen, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the town of Ross, in the county of Hereford, and of the Proprietors of messuages, burgages and other hereditaments within the said town, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said town is extensive and populous, and that it would greatly tend to the convenience and safety of the public, if the footways in the several streets, lanes, thoroughfares and places within the said town were more properly paved and repaired, and the streets, lanes, thoroughfares and places well and sufficiently cleansed, drained, lighted, watched and otherwise improved; and that there is within the parish of Ross a certain open common or waste land called Ross Marsh, and certain common meadows called Broadmeadow, The Ricks, and Maud's Meadow, and certain common arable fields called Cawdor, Berryfields and Poolfields, and that it is expedient that the same should be sold and disposed of, and that the Monies to arise from such sale or disposal thereof, should be applied in aid of the sums necessary to be raised for the purposes aforesaid; 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. Bolton Clive, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Barnwell Tithes Petition.

A Petition of the Right honourable Henry James Lord Montagu, Baron Montagu of Boughton, in the county of Northampton, and of the Reverend Richard Moore Boultbee, Clerk, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, Lord Montagu, is Patron of the Rectory of the church of Barnwell Saint Andrew, with the Rectory of Barnwell All Saints, in the county of Northampton, and owner of nearly all the lands in the said united parishes, and the Petitioner, Richard Moore Boultbee, is Incumbent of the said united Rectories; and that certain ancient payments or compositions have heretofore been paid by the Petitioner, Lord Montagu, and the preceding owners of his estate, in the said united parishes, and received by the Rectors thereof for the time being, in lieu of tithes and glebe lands; but the Petitioner, Richard Moore Boultbee, does not admit the validity of such ancient payments as barring his claim to tithes in kind or glebe lands, if the same could now be ascertained; and that it would be the means of preventing disputes, litigation and expense, and would be of advantage to the said Rector and his successors, if a sufficient quantity of land contiguous to the rectory-house, and an annual sum in the nature of a corn-rent, were allotted and made payable to the said Rector and his successors, in lieu of such ancient payments, or of such tithes and unascertained glebe lands as he claims to be entitled to as aforesaid; 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 Lord Viscount Stopford, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Great Dover Street Lighting Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Proprietors, Householders, and Inhabitants of houses within the parishes hereinafter mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That many of the streets, ways, lanes and other public passages and places within Great Dover-street, Trinity-street, Trinity-square, and places adjacent in the parishes of Saint Mary Newington, and Saint Georgethe-Martyr Southwark, in the county of Surrey, are not at present properly watched, paved, cleansed, lighted or watered, but are subject to various nuisances, obstructions and annoyances; and that it would also be of public utility if power were given to pave, cleanse, light, watch and improve such parts of the same as do not now fall within the powers and provisions of the several Acts for paving the streets and lanes within the town and borough of Southwark, and certain parts adjacent in the county of Surrey, and for cleansing, lighting and watching the same, and also the courts, yards, alleys and passages adjoining thereto; and for paving the footpaths, and for lighting and watching that part of the Kent-street Road which leads from Kent-street end unto the Bridge next immediately below the Green-Man Turnpike, situated within the parish of Saint George-the-Martyr, Southwark, in the county of Surrey, and certain public streets, squares, lanes, passages and places communicating therewith respectively, situated within the said parish, or within the parishes of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, and Saint Mary Newington, adjoining thereto, and for removing and preventing encroachments and annoyances therein; and it is expedient that power should be granted for raising Money for the purposes aforesaid by rates or assessments upon the proprietors and occupiers of premises within the district aforesaid; 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. Charles Pallmer, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Trent and Mersey Canal Petition, reported.

Mr. Littleton reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills had been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey; and also, to enable the said Company to make a Branch Canal from Wood-End Lock to Streethay Wharf, in the County of Stafford: And that Mr. Littleton and Sir John Wrottesley do prepare, and bring it in.

Baals Bridge (Limerick) Petition.

A Petition of several Persons, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the Parliament of Ireland of the second year of his Majesty King George the First, to encourage the draining and improving the Bogs and unprofitable low grounds in Ireland, and for easing and dispatching the inland carriage and conveyance of goods from one part to another within that kingdom; and also, two Acts of the Parliament of Ireland of the 31st and 33d years of his Majesty King George the Second, for the widening and pairing a bridge called Baals Bridge, in the city and garrison of Limerick; and setting forth, That certain persons therein named were constituted and appointed Commissioners for repairing the said Bridge, but for want of funds they were unable to take down or rebuild the same; and that the wharf or common landing place of the said city of Limerick lies at the north-west or sea side of Baals Bridge in the said city; and that certain merchants and others residing in and about the city of Limerick undertook the forming that branch of the canal which runs from the deep water above the town of Killaloe to Limerick, and accordingly proceeded to make the same from Killaloe to the south-east side of the said bridge called Baals Bridge; and that by another Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the 7th year of his late Majesty, for applying the sum of 6,000£. granted by Parliament to the Corporation for promoting and carrying on an Inland Navigation in that kingdom to be by them applied in carrying on a Navigation from the city of Limerick to the deep navigable water above the town of Killaloe, and for encouraging other persons to subscribe for carrying on and completing the said work at their own expense; and by another Act of the Parliament of Ireland, in the 40th year of his said late Majesty, for granting to his Majesty the sum of 500,000£. for promoting Inland Navigation in Ireland, and for other purposes therein mentioned, so much of any Act as erected any corporation, or appointed any persons Trustees for the direction and management of any such Navigation, was repealed, and every such corporation was dissolved; and the several Inland Navigations in Ireland, with all the funds and tolls belonging to the same, and the powers and authorities of such corporations were vested in certain persons to be appointed by the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the time being, as therein termed the Directors General of Inland Navigation; and that by another Act passed in the 56th year of his late Majesty, the said Directors are empowered to make bye-laws for regulating the navigation and passage of vessels, and for other purposes therein detailed; and that the River Shannon hath not been made navigable or passable for boats, barges, lighters or other vessels of burden to navigate and pass therein, and by and through the same, from the New Quay Wharf and common landing place of the city of Limerick to the town of Carrickdrum, in the county of Leitrim; and that the navigation and commerce of the said canal and the trade of the said city of Limerick have been greatly impeded and injured by the stoppage and impediment to the said Navigation, in consequence of the said bridge called Baals Bridge, through or under which no canal boat can pass with safety; and it being therefore requisite for all such boats as come up to the said Bridge to discharge their cargoes at one side thereof, for the purpose of being conveyed by land for re-shipment at the other side of the said Bridge, to the risk of injury to the cargoes thus transhipped, and great loss and inconvenience to the public; and that the inhabitants of the counties of Clare and Limerick repeatedly applied to the said Board of Inland Navigation to have the said bridge rebuilt; and the said Board, having caused their engineer to examine the said Bridge, he reported, that the same was injurious to the public, a nuisance, and a complete interruption to the Navigation of the Shannon; and that the rebuilding of the same would be attended with great advantage to the trade of the counties of Clare and Limerick, extending the Navigation above eighty miles on the Shannon, and making a direct communication through the said canal between the counties of Clare, Limerick and Kerry, and the western parts of Great Britain; but the said Board of Inland Navigation were unable to rebuild the same, from not having funds at their disposal; and several persons have entered into a subscription for the purpose of raising a joint stock or fund for the purpose of rebuilding the said Bridge; 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. Spring Rice, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Limerick Hospital Petition.

A Petition of Joseph Barrington, of the city of Limerick, Esquire, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts of the 5th, 47th and 49th years of his late Majesty, for erecting and establishing public Infirmaries or Hospitals in Ireland; and setting forth, That within the city or county of the city of Limerick, containing a population exceeding 90,000 persons, no Hospital or Infirmary has been erected or established under the powers of the said recited Acts, nor is there any general Hospital or Infirmary in the said city or county of the city of Limerick; and that, from the great number of infirm and diseased poor, and the frequent accidents occurring therein, an Hospital or Infirmary is very much required in the said city; and that the Petitioner, and his sons, Matthew Daniel Croker and Samuel Barrington, have purchased ground, and erected at their sole expense an Hospital and Infirmary on George's Quay, in the city of Limerick, intending, without remuneration or reward, to give up the same, with all its appurtenances, for the use of the poor of the said city and county of the city of Limerick for ever, the same to be supported by subscription, donation, and as other hospitals in Ireland are supported; and that it is expedient that an Act should be passed for the regulation, management and direction of the said Hospital; 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. Spring Rice, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Swansea Gas Petition.

A Petition of several Shareholders in the Swansea GasLight Company was presented, and read; setting forth, That the town of Swansea, in the county of Glamorgan, is a large manufacturing town, and the population thereof very considerable; and that the Petitioners have for several years lighted the said town with Gas, and have, for that purpose, expended considerable sums of Money; and that it would be of great advantage to the said town if the Petitioners were incorporated into a Company, for the purpose of better supplying the said town with Gas, and if powers were granted for the better regulation of such supply, and for collecting the rates and payments for the same; 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 Lord James Stuart, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Milton-next-Sittingborne Improvement Petition, reported.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Commissioners under an Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the streets, lanes and other public passages and places within the town of Milton-next-Sittingborne, in the county of Kent, and for removing and preventing encroachments, obstructions, nuisances and annoyances therein; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving any City or Town had not been complied with; but it appeared to the Committee, that the protracted illness of the Clerk to the Commissioners prevented his attending their meetings, to take instructions for giving the Notices required by the Standing Orders of the House, which meetings were from time to time held and adjourned, under the expectation and assurances of the medical attendant of the Clerk, that he would be enabled to return to his professional duties previous to the expiration of the time limited for giving Notices; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

Gainsburgh and East Retford Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for making and repairing the Roads from the west end of Gainsburgh Bridge to East Retford, with a side branch to Gringley-on-the-Hill, in the county of Nottingham, therein mentioned and described, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually kept in repair, unless the term granted by the said Acts be further continued, the said Acts repealed, and more effectual powers and provisions granted instead thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Admiral Sotheron and Mr. Lumley do prepare, and bring it in.

Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing and widening the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road near the nine-mile-stone from Mansfield, through Temple Normanton, Tupton new inclosure and Birkin-lane, to Bunting field Nook, in the parish of Ashover, in the county of Derby, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed upon the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually improved and kept in repair, unless the term granted by the said Acts be further continued, the said Acts repealed, and more effectual powers granted instead thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Mundy and Lord George Cavendish do prepare, and bring it in.

Watling-Street Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for the more effectually repairing a certain Road called the Watling-street Road, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the counties of Salop and Stafford, so far as relates to the second division of Roads therein described, called the Wellington District, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term granted by the said Act be continued, and the said Act, so far as the same relates to the said district repealed, and further and more effectual powers granted instead thereof; and that a new piece or line of Road hath been lately made within the said Wellington District, commencing at Potter's Bank, in the township of Ketley, and terminating at the bottom af Mumporn-hill, near the Shropshire Canal, in lieu of so much of the old Road as leads from Potter's Bank aforesaid, to Oaken Gates; and it is expedient that the said new piece or line of Road should be included in the said Willington District, in lieu of the present old Road leading from Potter's Bank to Oaken Gates aforesaid; and that the making and maintaining a diversion or new line of Road commencing at or near a piece of land near to or adjoining Burcott Bridge, in the occupation of William Taylor, called Peat's Piece, in the parish of Wellington, and terminating at or near a certain other piece of land in the occupation of William Pitchford, called Shipley Cops, in the parish of Uppington, would be a great accommodation to the public; and it is expedient that the same, when made, should be placed under the care and management of the Petitioners, and form part of the Roads to be repaired and maintained by them; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Wolryche Whitmore and Mr. Slaney do prepare, and bring it in.

Waterford Road Petition.

A Petition of several Commissioners for executing the Act of the Parliament of Ireland of the 36th year of his late Majesty, for repairing the Road commonly called the Military Road, beginning at the county and city Court Houses in the city of Waterford, and leading from thence to the town of Tallaght, in the county of Waterford, through the towns of Kilmacthomas, Cappoquin and Lismore, and from Tallaght aforesaid, to the bounds of the county of Cork, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, pursuant to the provisions of the said Act, the said Commissioners and Directors did proceed to levy Tolls upon the said Road, and to repair the same, and the said Commissioners and their successors have from time to time, up to the present period, expended the said Tolls for the improvement of the said Road; and that the fund produced by the said Tolls being insufficient to make any considerable alterations or improvements in the line of Road, the Grand Jury of the county of Waterford have from time to time presented (pursuant to the existing Grand Jury laws) several large sums of Money, which have been expended in improving the said line of Road from Waterford to the bounds of the county of Cork, by making different new lines between certain parts on the said line of Road, to avoid hills on the said Road; and that the said parts of the new Road so made by Grand Jury presentments are now connected with, and form a part of the general line of Road from Waterford to the bounds of the county of Cork, but the said Commissioners and Directors have no authority to repair or protect the same, or levy Toll thereon; and that the said Act is insufficient to enable the Commissioners to repair and maintain the said Road; and that it is in contemplation that the Road from Dungarvan to Youghall, through Clashmore, which is a branch from the said Turnpike Road, shall become the mail-coach Road as soon as the new bridge is built at Youghall, and it will be attended with advantage to the public to have the Turnpike Trusts extended over the said Road, provided it should become the mail-coach line; and that it is not intended to increase the Tolls authorized by the said Act to be collected on the said Road, except so far as the same is necessary by the equalization of currency, and except as to imposing a Toll upon carriages propelled or drawn by means of steam or otherwise than by horses or other beasts; and that it is necessary to amend and enlarge the term of the said Act; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Doherty and Sir John Newport do prepare, and bring it in.

Tweed Fisheries Petition.

A Petition of several Proprietors of Fisheries in the River Tweed, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts of the 11th, 15th, 37th and 47th years of his late Majesty, for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the rivers and streams running into the same, and in the mouth or entrance of the said River; and setting forth, That certain regulations and provisions have been established for the preservation and improvement of the Fisheries in the said River Tweed, and in the streams and rivers running into the same, and in the mouth or entrance of the said River Tweed; and that it has become necessary and expedient that the regulations and provisions in the said recited Acts contained should be consolidated, amended, or altered, that new and further regulations should be made in regard to the said Fisheries, and also as to those in any part of the seacoast or on the shore between Holy Island in the county of Durham, and Saint Abb's Head in the shire of Berwick; and that the annual and weekly closetimes in the said recited Acts mentioned should be altered, and the rates and assessments payable in virtue thereof should be altered, and, if necessary, increased, and for these purposes that the said recited Acts should be altered, amended or repealed, and sundry other regulations made in lieu thereof; 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. Beresford, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Mile-End Old Town Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act to light and otherwise improve the Streets and other public passages and places within the hamlet of Mile-End Old Town, in the parish of Saint Dunstan Stepney otherwise Stebonheath, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That some of the provisions of the said Act, in relation to the appointment and liabilities of the surveyors of the highways, and to the performance of the statute duty within the said hamlet, and to the making of the Rates by such Act authorized, and in other respects have been found inconvenient in their operation; and it is expedient that such provisions should be altered or repealed, and other powers and provisions granted; 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.

Wolverhampton Church Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the township of Wolverhampton, in the county of Stafford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said township has of late years greatly increased in population, and the mother Church and the Chapel of Ease to such Church have become inadequate to the accommodation of the inhabitants of such township; and that the inhabitants being desirous that an additional Church should be provided within such township, lately obtained voluntary subscriptions, amounting to the sum of 3,700£. and upwards, and paid the sum of 3,300£. part thereof to the Commissioners acting in the execution of the various Acts passed for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous parishes, towards the expense of erecting such additional Church, and also purchased three acres of land, situate within the said township for a site for such Church, and for a Burial-ground thereto; and that the said Commissioners have accordingly erected within the said township, and on the said site, a Church capable of containing upwards of two thousand persons, and the Most noble the Marquis of Cleveland, in furtherance of the pious views of the inhabitants of the said township, has voluntarily appropriated and dedicated to the public use a certain piece or parcel of land within the said township, as an approach to the said Church, and that it is necessary that provision should be made for the endowment of the said Church, and that the district and duties of the Minister of such Church should be defined; and that Sarah Marsh, of the Lloyd House, in the parish of Penn, in the county of Stafford, being desirous of promoting the pious and beneficial objects last hereinbefore mentioned, has agreed to subscribe the sum of 3,000£. towards the same, upon condition that the Patronage of the said Church shall be vested in her the said Sarah Marsh in fee; 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 Sir John Wrottesley, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Frodingham and Bromley Inclosure and Drainage Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Proprietors of estates in the several townships or hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe, Bromby and Gunhouse otherwise Gunnas, in the parish of Frodingham, in the county of Lincoln, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said townships or hamlets several open and common fields, ings, meadows, pastures, commons, moors and waste grounds, and also divers ancient inclosed lands, grounds and homesteads, which might be improved if the same were divided and inclosed, and satisfaction made for all the Tithes thereof, and proper powers given to drain and embank the same; 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 Sir William Ingilby, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Frodingham and Scunthorpe Inclosure and Drainage Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Proprietors of estates in the several townships or hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe and Gunhouse otherwise Gunnas, in the parish of Frodingham, in the county of Lincoln, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said townships or hamlets several open and common fields, ings, meadows, pastures, commons, moors and waste grounds, and also divers ancient inclosed lands, grounds and homesteads, which might be improved if divided and inclosed, and satisfaction made for all the Tithes thereof, and proper powers given to drain and embank the same; 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 Sir William Ingilby, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Stafford Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the borough of Stafford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said borough is large and populous, and a place of great trade, and of great public resort and thoroughfare, and the streets, lanes and other public passages and places within the said borough are not lighted or watched, nor are the same properly paved and cleansed, and are subject to various nuisances and obstructions; and that it would be of great benefit and advantage to the public if the said streets, lanes and other public passages and places were properly paved, cleansed, lighted and watched, widened and improved; and it is expedient that Powers should be given for authorizing the Corporation of the said borough of Stafford to enter into any agreement respecting the paving certain parts of the said streets and other public passages and places within the said borough, and for widening and otherwise improving the public streets in the said borough, and the approaches thereto, with any Commissioners which may be appointed by Parliament for effecting such 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 Sir William Ingilby, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Petitions complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land in the hundred of Ewelme;-of the parish of Watlington;-of Agriculturists and others of Henley-upon-Thames,-of several Yeomanry and others, residents of or near the market-town of Farnham, in the county of Surrey;- of Inhabitant Householders of the ward of Cripplegate Within, in the city of London;-of several Owners and Occupiers of land, Maltsters and others connected with the agricultural interest of Daventry, in the county of Northampton;-of the Bailiff, Burgesses, Commonalty and other Inhabitants of the borough of Daventry;- of Inhabitants of Northampton and its vicinity;-of the county of Glamorgan;-and, of the several parishes in the division of Hindon, and county of Wilts,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg to represent to the House that the Agriculture and Commerce of the country are labouring under peculiar and unprecedented difficulties, which appear to increase so rapidly, that the Petitioners look forward to the future with the most anxious fears, apprehensive that some dreadful crisis may occur; they beg to declare, that the pressure is not confined to one class only, but that all the industrious classes alike suffer; commerce is embarrassed and confidence destroyed, not in the integrity of men, but their ability to fulfil their obligations; stagnation often prevails in the markets, and sacrifices are daily made, to meet existing engagements; while, at the same time, the want of employment and the reduced wages of the labourer, are productive of grievous sufferings to them, and the poor-houses and gaols are crowded to an unprecedented degree; and praying the House to take the present alarming state of the country into their most serious consideration, and to adopt such measures as may be most conducive to the revival of its former prosperity.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and, except the four first, to be printed.

Petition for establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Clara and its vicinity, in the King's County, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners humbly approach the House, to solicit an extension of those British Laws which provide for the Poor, to Ireland, especially the 43d of Elizabeth, an Act which the Petitioners conceive has powerfully tended to advance the interest of Britain, as it induced the opulent to place the poor in a condition to become industrious, and retaining in circulation sufficient capital to establish national prosperity: the Petitioners remind the House, that, owing to the want of this humane and just law, one-fourth of the army is obliged to be quartered in Ireland, which keeps an impoverished people in a state of sullen quiet: this force might be dispensed with, were the fertile resources of Ireland, which the Petitioners believe to be fully adequate to the wants of double her present population, drawn forth; the Petitioners beg leave to solicit a tax of twenty per cent. upon the property of permanent absentees; and that the other taxes to provide funds for the general employment of the Poor shall be levied, not on the rack-rents of Ireland, but on all fixed property; those in debt to be allowed credit for their incumbrances; the Petitioners humbly submit to the House the singular fact, that notwithstanding Ireland's capabilities of becoming a most happy land, her population being much less taxed than that of Britain, and having the first market in the world open to them, together with an immense water power, fine navigable rivers, a most fertile soil and salubrious climate, yet poverty and its attendant evils almost universally prevails; the cause of this is evident; the poor are neglected; a close connexion between the rich and the poor does not exist there, as it does in England and Scotland; the Petitioners ask the House, is it honourable for Britain to allow this state of things to continue, especially as all other causes of division amongst the people have been auspiciously removed? Is it not a dangerous policy to allow extreme poverty to remain, lest it should be made a pretext for a general union of Irishmen, demanding local protectors and a Representation whom they might consider most likely to interest themselves for the welfare of Ireland? and praying, That Parliament will in its wisdom place the Petitioners on an equality with the other inhabitants of the empire.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Members added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Edward Cust be added to the Select Committee on Select Vestries.

Return respecting Bankrupts, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Persons committed to Newgate, to the King's Bench, and to Whitecross-street, by the Commissioners of Bankrupts, from 15th July 1824 to the present date; stating the names of the persons committed, the list of the names of the Commissioners committing them, the date of the warrant of commitment, and the date of the discharge of each person.

Address respecting Slave Trade.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence which may have taken place between His Majesty's Government and Foreign Powers relating to the Slave Trade, since 1st January 1829, and not already laid before this House.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence between His Majesty's Government and the British Commissioners of the mixed Commission Courts at Sierra Leone, the Havannah, Rio de Janeiro, and Surinam, relative to the Slave Trade, since 1st January 1828, and not already laid before this House.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence which may have taken place between the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty and the Naval Officers stationed on the Coast of Africa, at the Cape of Good Hope, or elsewhere, relative to the Slave Trade, since 1st January 1828, and not already laid before this House.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies or Extracts of all Correspondence touching the Slave Trade received from the Governors of Sierra Leone, and other British Possessions on the Coast of Africa, and from the Governors of the Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope, since 1st January 1828, and not already laid before this House.

Ordered, That the said Addresses be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Address for Return of Sugar

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the quantity of Sugar exported from the Mauritius, in each year since 1825.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Petition for repeal of Duty on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners of the city and county of Dublin, was presented, and read; praying for the total repeal of the Duty on Leather and Foreign Bark.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition against Importation of Lead.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Alston otherwise called Alston Moor, in the county of Cumberland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the petitioners form a part of a population consisting of upwards of three thousand persons, wholly dependent for their support upon the production of Lead Ore; that the Petitioners beg leave to call the attention of the House to the present most distressed state of the Lead Market (affording not even a remunerating price for the raising the raw metal, independent of the expenses of smelting, refining and preparing it for market); and praying, That the House will, early in the present Session, take into its consideration their distressed state, and either entirely prohibit, or otherwise restrict, by a wholesome duty, the importation of Foreign Lead Ore, or grant such other relief as to the wisdom of the House may seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitition for Improvement of Fergus River Navigation (Ireland.)

A Petition of several Clergymen, Magistrates, Gentlemen, Merchants, Traders and other Inhabitants of the town of Ennis, and its vicinity, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said town has a population of about twelve thousand inhabitants, and carries on an extensive trade in the exportation of corn, butter, and other commodities, together with an import trade of some importance; that the rivers Shannon and Fergus are at present navigable for vessels of from 200 to 300 tons burden, as far as Clare, a village within two miles of Ennis and no further, which causes the trade above alluded to to be carried on at present under great disadvantages; the River Fergus could be made navigable up to the town of Ennis, at an expense trifling in comparison with the benefit it would confer on that town and surrounding country; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray the House to take into consideration the advantages that would result to a large agricultural country, and the capital of one of the largest counties of Ireland from the improvement of the Navigation of the Fergus, and adopt such measures as to the House shall seem fit.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition against renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of several Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and others interested in the town and trade of Leeds, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will immediately institute an inquiry into the state of the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China; and that, in exercise of the Power reserved to Parliament by the Act of the 53d year of his late Majesty's reign, the exclusive commercial privileges of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies may be determined by three years notice, given at the earliest period the Law will permit; and that at the expiration of such notice, the Petitioners, together with the rest of His Majesty's subjects, may enjoy a full and free participation in the Trade with the East Indies and China, as well as the right of settling, trading and holding lands within all the British dependencies east of the Cape of Good Hope.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, and be printed.

Army Estimates, presented. No. 46.

Sir Henry Hardinge presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-Estimate of the charge of His Majesty's Land Forces for Service at home and abroad (excepting the Regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company;) from the 25th December 1829 to the 24th December 1830, being 365 days; enclosing,

(N°1.)-State of the Expenses on account of Recruiting, as included in the Estimate of the charge of the Land Forces, for the year 1830, with Papers A. and B. referred to therein.

(N°2.)-Statement referred to in the Estimate of the charge of the Land Forces, for the year 1830.

(N°3.)-State of the Services provided for under the head of Contingencies, in the Estimate of the Land Forces, for the year 1830.

Sir Henry Hardinge also presented to the House, by His Majesty's command,-Estimate of the charge of General Staff Officers, and Officers of the Hospitals serving with His Majesty's Forces, for the year 1830; enclosing,

(N°1.)-Particulars of the charge of General Staff Officers and Officers of the Hospitals, for Service in Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1830.

(N°2.)-Particulars of the Pay of General Staff Officers, and Officers of the Hospitals, for Service on Foreign Stations, excepting India, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of the Allowances to the principal Officers of the several Public Departments therein mentioned, their Deputies, Clerks, and contingent Expenses, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Medicines and Surgical Materials, for His Majesty's Land Forces, and of certain Hospital Contingencies, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Volunteer Corps, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of four Regiments of Dragoons and twenty Battalions of Infantry for Service, in the territorial possessions of the East India Company, including four Troops and twenty-one Companies attached to the said Regiments, but stationed at home for the purpose of recruiting, from the 25th December 1829, to the 24th December 1830 inclusive.

Statement referred to in the Estimate of the charge of the Regiments of Cavalry and Infantry for Service in the territorial Possessions of the East India Company.

Estimate of the charge of the Royal Military College, for the year 1830; enclosing,

State of particulars of the Expense of the Royal Military College, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of the Pay of General Officers in His Majesty's Forces, not being Colonels of Regiments, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of His Majesty's Garrisons at home and abroad, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Full Pay for Reduced, Retired and Unattached Officers of His Majesty's Forces, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge for Half Pay and Military Allowances to Reduced and Retired Officers of His Majesty's Land Forces, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Half Pay and Reduced Allowances to Officers of Disbanded Foreign Corps, of Pensions to Wounded Foreign Officers, and of Allowances to the Widows and Children of deceased Foreign Officers, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of the In-Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, and of the Royal Hospital near Kilmainham, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of the Out-Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of the Royal Military Asylum, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Pensions to be paid to the Widows of Officers of the Land Forces, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Allowances on the Compassionate List; of Allowances as of His Majesty's Royal Bounty; and, of Pensions to Officers for Wounds, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Allowances, Compensations and Emoluments in the nature of Superannuation or Retired Allowances to Persons formerly belonging to the several Public Departments therein mentioned, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the charge of Exchequer Fees in Great Britain, upon issues to be made for Army Services in 1830.

Abstract, showing the distribution of the Forces borne on the foregoing Estimates.

Abstract of the Estimates of Army Services, for the year 1830.

Ordered, That the said Estimates do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain and amend an Act made in the seventh year of His Majesty's reign, with respect to the Assignment and Subletting of Lands and Tenements in Ireland: And that Lord Francis Leveson Gower and Mr.Doherty do prepare, and bring it in.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Laws respecting the leasing powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland: And that Mr.Stanley, Mr. Spring Rice and Sir Thomas Acland do prepare, and bring it in.

Motion respecting Greece.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House learnt, with satisfaction, that "His Majesty, having recently concerted with His Allies measures for the pacification and final settlement of Greece, trusts that He shall be enabled, at an early period, to communicate to Parliament the particulars of this arrangement, with such information as may explain the course which His Majesty has pursued throughout the progress of these important transactions:"-That it is the confident hope of this House, that such final settlement will be found to secure to Greece a territory sufficient for national defence, and a government provided with full powers to adapt its institutions to the wishes and wants of the people; it passed in the Negative.

Lunatic Licensing Balances Bill, reported.

Mr. Bernal reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to authorize the transfer of certain Balances in the hands of the Clerks of the Peace of the several Counties of England and Wales, on account of Lunatic Asylums Licenses, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read; and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time upon Thursday next.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.