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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 27 May 1830

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

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Jovis, 27 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

Prayers.

Rawlings Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Capel reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the legal Estate in certain Estates late of Ann Budgen, formerly vested in Elizabeth Pedder, deceased, in mortgage in Edward Rawlings, the present Mortgagee and Trustee of the equity of redemption thereof; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Capel do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Report from Committee to inspect Lords Journals.

Mr. Fountayne Wilson reported from the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords, with relation to any proceedings upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York, and to make report thereof to the House; That they had inspected the same accordingly, and had taken Copies of the Proceedings of the Lords thereupon; and the Report was brought up, and read; and is as followeth;

Your Committee have, pursuant to the Order of the House, inspected the said Journals accordingly, and found the following Entries:

Beverley Road Bill. "Die Martis, 25 Maii 1830:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the county of York, 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 made several Amendments thereto; which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow: viz.

Pr. 2. 1.3. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 2. 1. 4. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 2. 1. 9. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 3. 1. 2. Leave out "more effectually."

Pr.3. 1.5. After "and" insert "the Road."

Pr. 5. 1. 18. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 9. 1. 5. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 10. 1.11. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads;" and in the same line, after "horse" insert "or;" and also in the same line, leave out "or cattle."

Pr. 10. 1.15. After "horse" insert "or," and in the same line leave out "or cattle."

Pr. 10. 1. 30. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 10. 1. 31. After "horse" insert "or," and in the same line leave out "or cattle."

Pr. 10. 1. 34. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 11.1. 5. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 11.1. 6. After "horse" insert "or."

Pr. 11. 1. 7. Leave out "or cattle."

Pr. 11.1. 8. Leave out from "thereof" to "provided" in pr. 12, 1. 2, and insert Clauses (A.) and (B.)

CLAUSE (A.) "And be it further Enacted, That none of the Tolls hereby authorized to be taken shall be applied in or towards the repair of any Branch Road upon which there shall not be a tollgate erected or continued under the authority of the said Trustees; and no more of the Tolls or other monies arising by virtue of this Act shall be laid out or expended upon the said Branch Road, or in the payment of any principal money borrowed on the Credit only of the Tolls arising or payable upon such Branch Road, or the interest thereof, than shall be actually raised or received upon or in respect of such Branch Road.

CLAUSE (B.) "And be it further Enacted, That as well all the monies which before the commencement of this Act shall have been raised or produced by virtue of the said recited Acts of the sixth, twenty-seventh and forty-eighth years of the reign of his said late Majesty King George the Third, hereby repealed, and which shall remain undisposed of, and also all the monies which shall be produced under or by virtue of this Act, shall be applied, in the first place, in payment of all the charges and expenses which shall have been incurred in applying for and obtaining and passing this Act; in the second place, in paying and discharging the interest now in arrear and accruing and becoming due upon the several mortgages and securities which have been already made and granted, or which shall be at any time hereafter made or granted, upon the said Tolls in pursuance of this Act; and in the next place, in defraying the expenses of making, erecting and keeping in repair tollgates, weighing-engines, tollhouses and other buildings upon the said Roads, and of widening, repairing, preserving and otherwise improving the said Roads, and in putting this Act into execution in all other respects; and lastly, in reducing, paying off and discharging the principal sums for the time being due and to become due on security of the Tolls and Duties granted by this Act, and to or for no other use or purpose whatsoever."

Pr. 12. 1. 6. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

Pr. 12. 1. 15. Leave out "Road" and insert "Roads."

And in the title of the Bill,

1. 1. Leave out "more effectually."

1. penult. After "and" insert "the Road."

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into consideration on this day six months.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Beverley and Molescroft Road Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the county of York, which was presented to the House on the 12th day of February last, praying for leave to bring in a Bill for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and the Road from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York: And that Mr. Fountayne Wilson and Mr. Stewart of Beverley do prepare, and bring it in; and that leave be given to present the said Bill on or before Thursday the 3d day of June next.

Petition against Graziers' (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Proprietors of Steam Vessels sailing from the port of Bristol in England, to various ports and places in Ireland, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers' Steam Marine Company;" and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

Petitions against Parish Vestries Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of Liverpool, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Regulation of Parish Vestries, and for lighting and watching Towns in England and Wales; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

A Petition of Churchwardens, Overseers and Select Vestry of Liverpool;-and, of the Governors and Guardians of the Hospital for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children, commonly called The Foundling Hospital,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against the same.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Browne's Estate Bill, reported.

Mr. Curteis reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Resettlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne, deceased, and for other purposes; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

Greenwich Improvement Bill, reported.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Bill for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for the better Regulation of certain Charities there; and to whom the Petition of Inhabitants of Greenwich, and assessed to the Church and Highway Rates of the said parish, was referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving any City or Town, had been complied with, according to the leave granted by the House on the 30th day of March last; and that they had heard counsel in support of the said Petition; and had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Bishop of London's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling the Bishop of London to grant Building Leases of certain Estates belonging to the said See; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Knatchbull do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Marshall's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Lord Viscount Ebrington reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees under the Marriage Settlement of Bourchier Marshall, Clerk, deceased, and Elizabeth his Wife, also deceased, to effect a Sale of the Advowson of the Church of Bow, otherwise Nymet Tracey, in the County of Devon; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Lord Viscount Ebrington do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Humbert's Nat. Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Francis Joseph Humbert, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Frederick Taylor, Proprietor of the Three Shoes Public-house, Gilbert-street, Grosvenor-square, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and praying, That should the same pass into a law, he may be indemnified by the House.

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

Petition against Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Christ Church, in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition referred to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Landed Proprietors, Clergy and Freeholders of the King's County, against the establishment of Poor Laws in Ireland, which was yesterday presented to the House, be referred to the Select Committee on Irish Poor.

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Cornworthy;-and, of Owners and Occupiers of lands and other Inhabitants of Harburton,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, seeing that the East India Company's Charter is to be brought under the consideration of Parliament, and being fully sensible of the great disadvantages the agricultural interest and those engaged in the commerce and manufactures of the country are subject to by the monopoly so long exercised by the East India Company, are induced most earnestly to pray that the House will take the subject into their most serious consideration, and in future will allow the utmost freedom in the trade of this country with India and China compatible with the security of the British possessions in that part of the world.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Petition against Duty on Coals.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Pilton, in the county of Devon, was presented, and read; praying, That the Tax which is levied on Coals and Culm borne coastwise may be repealed.

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

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel reported to the House, That their several Addresses of Monday and Wednesday last (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions, that the Papers therein mentioned, might be laid before this House) had been presented to His Majesty, and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, that He will give directions accordingly.

Report on Charities, presented. No. 462.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-Copy of the Twenty-third Report of the Commissioners for inquiring into Public Charities.

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

Petitions for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Charleville;-of Inchigeela;-of Rathbarry and Ardfield;-of the Union of Carrigaline and Temple-Bridget;-of Glanworth;-of Kildorrery;-of Donoughmore;-of Cloune and BallyGary;-of Kilbolan and Freemount, in the barony of Orrary;-of Killeens, Granabraher, Knocknacullen, Knocknahilly and Shanakiel, in the liberties of the city of Cork;-of the Holy Trinity, in the city of Cork;-of Kilnamartra or Tuathnadromon;-and, of Ballyvourney, in the county of Cork,-were presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c.72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and praying the House to repeal the same.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and that the three last be printed.

Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries and Sub-letting Acts (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Macroom, Ahinia, Kilnamartra, Ballyvourney and Clondrohid, in the county of Cork, was presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and also the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 29, for the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands in Ireland; and praying, That the same may be repealed.

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

Petition complaining of Rate of Taxation on Ireland.

A Petition of Michael Staunton, a Dublin Newspaper Proprietor, who is a payer of Taxes to the amount of upwards of 4,000£. per annum, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the impression generally prevails in England, that Ireland is a country suffering little from the imposition of taxes, and that it is, in point of fact, "the least taxed country in Europe;" that this impression arises from a comparison of the presumed amount of its revenue with the presumed number of its inhabitants, the latter comprising (as it is asserted) as many millions of persons as make the average contribution to the State only 10 s. per annum from each individual; that from this impression emanates, most injuriously for Ireland, an indisposition to grant farther relief to its inhabitants, and, more than that, a feeling that they do not bear their due portion of the public burthens, and that it would therefore be compatible with reason and justice to subject them to additional taxation; the Petitioner humbly submits, that this impression is altogether erroneous, and that the conclusions founded upon it are necessarily fallacious and unwarrantable; the Petitioner begs to call the attention of the House to the important fact, that the abolition of Taxes pressing upon Ireland, has in so small a degree kept pace with the abolition of Taxes pressing upon England, that Ireland still labours under almost all the burthens she endured fifteen years ago, though the proposed remission of Taxes will, according to the declaration of a Minister of the Crown, make the relief granted within that period amount altogether to thirty millions sterling; in the years 1816 and 1817 Taxes to the extent of eighteen millions and a half sterling were repealed in England, but the relief to Ireland in these years amounted only to five hundred and ninety thousand pounds sterling; the additional relief granted since has been so insignificant, that it is questionable whether the new burthens, if they be imposed, will leave the Irish people, to any perceptible extent, in a better condition in reference to fiscal exactions than they were in the most perilous times of the war, though it is boasted that the relief granted since that period, or to be conceded in the present Session, reaches to the enormous amount of thirty millions sterling; and praying the House to take the premises into their consideration, and adopt such measures relative to the Taxation of Ireland as to them may seem meet.

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

Petition for repeal of the Union.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Macroom, Ahinia, Kilnamartra, Ballyvourney and Clondrohid, in the county of Cork, was presented, and read; praying the House to make such alterations in the existing state of the law as will, by a repeal of the Act of Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, give the latter country the benefit of a domestic legislature, and thus provide for the permanent safety and progressive improvement of both countries.

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

Accounts of Newspaper Stamps (Ireland), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Sums actually received for Stamps for Newspaper, in Ireland, for the four months ending 5th May 1829.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account for the four months ending 5th May 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Sums received for Advertisement Duties in Ireland, for the four months ending 5th May 1829.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account for the four months ending 5th May 1830.

Petition for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of the Minister and Members of the congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent denomination at Bawtry, in Yorkshire, and Ranskill, Nottinghamshire, was presented; and read; praying for the abolition of Slavery in all parts of His Majesty's dominions.

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

Account of Surcharges. Assessed Taxes, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross amount of the number of Surcharges under the Assessed Tax Acts, for the last ten years; distinguishing the number in each year.

Petition against Arrest for Debt under £.50. (Isle of Man.)

A Petition of John Gilbert, late of London, now a Prisoner for debt in the Gaol of Castlerushen, Isle of Man, was presented, and read; complaining of the unjust and partial exercise of the insular laws in the Isle of Man, principally owing to the arbitrary conduct of those who have been appointed to administer law and justice with impartiality to all His Majesty's subjects alike; stating the particulars of his case; and praying the House, as the guardians and protectors of His Majesty's oppressed subjects, to take the same into their serious consideration; and, in respect to the circumstances which he has stated, and as he cannot get any redress whatever from the authorities of that island, the Petitioner looks with confidence for relief to the House, and that the Insolvent Debtors' Act and Court of that island, which presses with so much illegal and arbitrary severity upon poor debtors (being strangers), be done away with, so far as that no person be arrested hereafter for any kind of debt under 50£.

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

Petition against Perth Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Thomas Rutherford, Deacon of the Flesher Incorporation of Perth, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth; for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City; and for other purposes therewith connected; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Time for Report of Dartmouth Bridge Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for building and establishing a Floating, Chain or other Bridge over the River Dart, from or near to Lower Sand Quay Point, in the County of Devon, unto a certain place called Old Rock, in the said County, and for building Quays and Landing Places, and for making convenient Roads, Avenues and Approaches thereto, with Branches therefrom, have leave to make their Report To-morrow.

Petition for increase of Duty on Foreign Flour.

A Petition of Manufacturers and Growers of Wheat, of and residing in the county of Bedford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners do humbly petition the House to raise the Duty upon foreign Flour, after the 1st day of September 1830, from 14s. 10d. per barrel to 20s. 10d., as the wheat scale advances from 62s. to 73s., which will protect both miller and farmer, causing foreign Flour to be entered for consumption gradually, in lieu of many weeks' supply being forced upon the markets, which must prevent the manufacturing Petitioners purchasing wheat without sustaining tremendous weekly losses; but by the House making the alteration the Petitioners suggest, foreign Flour will not be in the least prohibited, but will afford fair protection to the millers, insure a steady sale to the growers of wheat, and the community a constant supply of fresh Flour.

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

Petition against Duties on Stamps, &c. (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Glenmore, in the county of Kilkenny, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with alarm and regret, that it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to impose new and additional Taxes on that impoverished and already over-oppressed country, which they are convinced, from her present condition, she is unable to bear; that the Petitioners are peculiarly opposed to any increased Duty on British Corn Spirits, Tobacco of Irish Growth, and also Stamps, all which measures, should they pass into a law, must be injurious in the extreme to both the agricultural and mercantile interests of the country, and peculiarly oppressive to the labouring part of the community; and praying the House not to pass the proposed measures into a law.

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

Petition from Rye, complaining of Magisterial Abuses.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town and port of Rye, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are all resident in the town and port of Rye, and are considerably interested in the trade and prosperity of the said town and port; that the town of Rye possesses great capabilities of trade by means of a harbour, the waters of which, and of three navigable rivers, viz. the Rother, the Brede and the Tillingham, flow into it; that the harbour of Rye is the only harbour between Dover and Portsmouth capable of receiving ships of large burthen, and was formerly of great national importance, having afforded shelter to men of war, and other vessels of great burthen, but that it has of late become so much swarved up, in consequence of obstructions created to the proper flux and reflux of the tide, by means of sluices and other similar erections, that a small boat can now scarcely pass its mouth at low water; that one of the most injurious of these erections is a sluice put down in 1813, across the River Rother, at a place called Scot's Float, about three miles from the mouth of the harbour; that in the year 1824, this sluice, after three days' solemn deliberation, and after an examination of several of the most eminent engineers, was found, by the verdict of a jury, to be a public nuisance, and by a decree of the Court of Chancery, dated the 22d April 1826, various alterations were directed to be made in its construction, and various works to be done on the River Rother, by and at the expense of the Commissioners of Sewers, and Land-owners of the neighbourhood; that although four years had elapsed in April last since the decree was made, none of the alterations directed to be made in the said sluice, for the purpose of removing the nuisance found by the jury, had been effected, but, in order to evade the completion thereof, the Commissioners of Sewers, in the present session of Parliament, introduced a Bill into the House, by which it is proposed wholly to annual the said decree; that several persons interested in the said harbour, and in the navigation of the River Rother, finding that the said Commissioners of Sewers were wholly regardless both of the verdict and decree obtained against them, determined to exercise that power which the Petitioners believe is vested in them by law, of removing such parts of the said sluice as interfered with the proper navigation of the said river, and formed therefore the public nuisance found by the jury, and accordingly, on the 26th day of April last, proceeded to the said sluice, and commenced removing the transom beams across the same; that the conduct of the parties employed on the occasion was perfectly peaceable, and no unnecessary violence was used in their operations, but some time after they had commenced, Mr. Herbert Curteis, who resides near to Rye, and who, the Petitioners believe, is a magistrate of the county of Sussex, arrived at the said sluice, and endeavoured, by threats, to prevent the said nuisance from being abated; that the said Herbert Curteis afterwards brought several of the men belonging to the blockade service, armed with fire-arms and swords, in order to intimidate the parties from continuing their operations to abate the said nuisance; that this improper introduction of an armed force created much excitement in the minds of the parties employed at the said sluice, and, the Petitioners believe, led to some temporary disturbance; but the Petitioners beg leave to assure the House that no breach of the peace would have taken place had not the said Herbert Curteis improperly interfered to prevent the said parties from effecting a legal object; that a public meeting of the inhabitants of Rye was called by the mayor on the 29th day of April last, at which it was unanimously resolved, that no breach of the peace would have taken place had not the said Herbert Curteis, by an armed force, provoked a riot; that Edward Jeremiah Curteis, the father of the said Herbert Curteis, was one of the principal parties against whom the decree of the Lord Chancellor was made, and is greatly interested in the preservation of the said sluice, and in annulling the said decree; for by the affidavits sworn by the said E. J. Curteis, in the Court of Chancery, it appears that he is the owner of 5,000 acres of lands sewing into the harbour of Rye, which is a moiety of all the land sewing into the said harbour of Rye, through Scot's Float sluice, and that he is the owner of the land upon which Scot's Float sluice is erected; that at the instance of the said Herbert Curteis, and also of Thomas Law Hodges, Esquire, who is the Chairman of the Commissioners of Sewers, certain Bow-street officers were sent from London to Rye, and a troop of dragoons have also been quartered in the said town, professedly for the purpose of preventing any further attempt to remove the said sluice, and in reality for the sole purpose, as the Petitioners believe, of overawing the inhabitants of Rye, and rendering the harbour of Rye, and the navigation thereof, and of the said River Rother, wholly subservient to their will and caprice, so as to convert the said harbour and river (as certain of the said Commissioners have publicly expressed their object to be) into a mere sew and drainage for the lands adjacent; that the said dragoons still continue quartered in the said town, which the Petitioners conceive is an infringement upon their civil rights, inasmuch as they were not introduced into the said town upon the application of any of the constituted authorities of the said town, but, on the contrary, it is acknowledged by all such authorities, that no breach of the peace is likely to take place; and praying, That the House will take the foregoing circumstances into their consideration, and will adopt such measures for affording relief to the Petitioners as to the House shall seem meet.

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

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Stephen and Mr. Wingfield:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Sunderland Haven Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for the improvement and preservation of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham:

North Level Drainage Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut:

New Cross Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to improve, the Road through the Town of Bromley, in the County of Kent:

Little Addington Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Little Addington, in the County of Northampton: And also,

Garscube and Possil Road Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens to the North end of the Bridge over that part of the River of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, and for making, repairing and maintaining the Road leading from Blackquarry Toll Bar by Possil, to the Bridge across the River Allander, at Langbank, in the Counties of Lanark and Stirling, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords have passed Suits in Equity Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Warriner's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting Estates, of which Gifford Warriner, Esquire, a Lunatic, is tenant in tail, in Trustees for Sale, and also for effecting a partition of certain parts thereof, and for granting Leases; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Gordon's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting part of the Estates devised by and settled to the uses of the Wills of James Gordon, Esquire, and of his Son James Gordon, Esquire, both deceased, situate in the Counties of Hertford and Somerset, and in the Island of Antigua, in the West Indies, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, and for other purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Duke of Argyll's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for empowering George William Duke of Argyll, and his Trustee, to borrow a sum of Money, and to make it a charge on the Estate of Argyll, upon certain conditions; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: - And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petitions against Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of the Incorporated Society of Solicitors, practising before the Commissary or Consistorial Court of Scotland, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland; and praying, That no alteration may be made in the constitution of the Consistorial Court of Scotland, which shall remove from it any of those causes which are at present solely cognizable in it, or if any such alteration be made, that the case of the Petitioners be taken into consideration, and that provision may be made in the said Bill for compensating them for the loss they will sustain, or that they may have such other relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

A Petition of the Dean and Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying the House to postpone the passing or final adoption of the same, till an opportunity of examination and suggestion shall have been afforded, and for that purpose to delay the further consideration of the measure till the ensuing Session of Parliament.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Account of Duty on Soap and Candles, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Revenue received from the product of the Duties on Soap and Candles in Great Britain, severally, during each of the five years ending on 1st January last past; specifying the rate of Duty on each of those articles, and annexing thereto the amount of the Drawbacks paid on the export of those articles to Ireland, and Foreign Countries, severally, and the Ports from which the same were exported; and also, stating the time allowed for payment of the Duties, and the re-payment of the Drawbacks.

The Lords have passed

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Justice Gaselee:

Mr. Speaker,

His Majesty's Royal Signature Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to appoint certain persons to affix His Majesty's Royal Signature to Instruments requiring such Signature, to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

His Majesty's Royal Signature Bill, read. No. 461.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to appoint certain persons to affix His Majesty's Royal Signature to Instruments requiring such Signature, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ordered, That the Bill be now read a second time:- The Bill was accordingly read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for To-morrow.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Bear and Bigg Bill, presented.

Mr. George Dawson presented a Bill for reducing the Duty on Malt made from Bear or Bigg only, in Ireland, to the same Duty as is now payable thereon in Scotland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time To-morrow.

Motion respecting Ceylon.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the Commerce, Revenue and Expenditure of Ceylon;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Stewart (of Beverley), 48.
Mr. Hume:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson, 82.
Mr. Twiss:

So it passed in the Negative.

And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Friday morning;

Veneris, 28° die Maii 1830:

Administration of Justice Bill, re-committed; No. 463.

Ordered, That the order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House.

considered;

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made other Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Sir Alexander Grant accordingly reported from the Committee the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Thursday next.

Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be printed.

Embankments (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for making and preserving Embankments on the sides of Rivers in Ireland;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to repeal so much of an Act of the sixtieth year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for the more effectual prevention and punishment of blasphemous and seditious Libels, as relates to the sentence of Banishment for the second Offence, and to provide some further remedy against the abuse of publishing Libels;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Thursday next.

Heritable Securities (Scotland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to facilitate the transference of Heritable Securities for Debt in Scotland;

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Thursday next.

Arms (Ireland) Bill, re-committed;

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms:-The Bill was recommitted to a Committee of the whole House.

considered.

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made other Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Thursday next.

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the better Regulation of the Office of Sheriffs of Counties in Ireland;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Able-bodied Labourers from the Poor Rates;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Friday next.

Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Friday next.

Labouring Poor Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration this day.

Usury Laws Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration this day.

Dublin Sessions Bill, put off.

Ordered, That the Bill to facilitate the Administration of Justice in the Court of Quarter Sessions in the City of Dublin, be read a second time upon this day six months.

County Rates (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time this day.

Sale of Beer Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Thursday next.

Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Fees Abolition Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to abolish all Fees and Stamp Duties chargeable on the renewal of all Appointments, Commissions, Grants, Pensions and Patents consequent on the demise of the Crown;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Almshouses Exemption Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for exempting the Occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the Relief of the Poor and other Parochial Rates;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time this day.

Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend certain Acts relating to Constables in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time this day.

Common Law Fees Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England, be read a second time upon Thursday next.

Supply, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Ways and Means, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Address for Return of Expenses of Welsh Judges.

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 Salaries, Emoluments, Charges and incidental Disbursements of the Justice of the Chester Circuit, the Chief Justice of the North Wales Circuit, and the Justice of the Brecon Circuit.

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.

Additional Churches Bill, presented. No. 464.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer presented a Bill to amend and render more effectual the Acts for the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Member added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. Jones be added to the Select Committee on Manufacturing Employment.

Duke of Argyll's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for empowering George William Duke of Argyll, and his Trustee, to borrow a sum of Money, and to make it a charge on the Estate of Argyll, upon certain conditions, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Suits in Equity Bill, read. No. 465.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Thursday the 10th day of June next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Warriner's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting Estates, of which Gifford Warriner, Esquire, a Lunatic, is tenant in tail, in Trustees for Sale, and also for effecting a partition of certain parts thereof, and for granting Leases, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Gordon's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting part of the Estates devised by and settled to the uses of the Wills of James Gordon, Esquire, and of his Son James Gordon, Esquire, both deceased, situate in the Counties of Hertford and Somerset, and in the Island of Antigua, in the West Indies, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, and for other purposes, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

And then the House, having continued to sit till half an hour after two of the clock on Friday morning, adjourned till this day.